Monday, August 20, 2018

Kenya to lift Somalia cash transfer freeze

Kenya's president ordered on Thursday the central bank to issue regulations and then lift restrictions on key money transfer services vital for Somalia suspended...

Al Amoudi’s Arrest and its Implications to Ethiopia

Over the years, particularly from 1991 until present, one of the key players that helped shape the political dynamics of the region is Mohammad...

TALKING EARLY STAGE INVESTING AT THE SOMALILAND INVESTMENT FORUM

Since the outbreak of civil war in the early nineties the Somali region has been affected by decades of political and economical instability. This...

Hope as talks over miraa exports from Kenya to Somaliland begin

An initiative to reduce the duty imposed on miraa from Kenya by Somaliland is being well received by potential voters in the Nyambene region...

National Amana boss fined Sh3.5m for contempt of court

NATIONAL Bank of Kenya CEO Munir Ahmed has been fined Sh3.5 million for contempt of court. Court of Appeal judges Wanjiru Karanja, Wycliffe Mwera and...

Does Djibouti reveal its hand in Somaliland, Berbera development sabotages in posted articles?

The two articles copied below were posted on the  website in late June. The first is an unbridled fermentation of rift and rivalry among Somaliland clans,...

Efficient, affordable remittance systems critical for growth of Africa

Remittances became a key issue in improving the economy of East Africa as the World Economic Forum came to an end this weekend in...

Somalis: life after the closure of money remittances

It’s been about two months since Kenya closed remittance accounts to Somalia over suspicions of financing terrorism. Considering how much the Somalia economy depends...

DJIBOUTI’S FORMER FLAG CARRIER BACK IN BUSINESS

Air Djibouti has re-opened for business after the national carrier in Djibouti went into liquidation in 2002.  Officials stated on Tuesday that the company...

Safaricom in ‘advanced talks’ to take M-Pesa to Ethiopia

Kenya’s telco giant Safaricom is in “advanced talks” with the Ethiopian government to introduce its popular M-Pesa mobile money service to neighbouring Ethiopia, a market...

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Torpedoing Africa, and then complaining about ‘migration’

European countries are still shaping the lives of millions of Africans, determining both their present and future. Out of the 67 coups in 26 African...

Zakia Hussein: Somalia’s First General and Deputy Police Commander

Somali President Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ Mohamed, has appointed Zakia Hussein to the position of general and deputy chief of the Somali Police Force. Zakia becomes the first...

Chief Guterres Says UN Budget Is In Deficit, Warns of Consequences

Letter sent to member states by António Guterres reveals $139m deficit in core budget António Guterres, the UN secretary general, has warned that the organisation...