Thursday, April 19, 2018

Africa: Somaliland – Why We Should Be At the Commonwealth Summit

Somaliland shares the Commonwealth's challenges and values. Its lack of participation is a missed opportunity, argues the Republic's Foreign Minister. This week, leaders from the...

Dahabshiil GCEO Delights Somali Women, Youth Entrepreneurs by Pledging Lower Service Rates at SIDA...

Abdirashid Duale, Dahabshiil Group Chief Executive, infinitely pleased women and youth entrepreneurs by announcing that Dahabshil Bank International and its microfinance department will, in...

Somalia’s new regime flounders

Change always breeds optimism and it was no different when Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed was elected as president of Somalia in February last year. Expectations...

Turkey’s rivalry with the UAE in Somalia is raising tensions in the Red Sea

In Somalia, which already lacks a strong central government, the foreign military presence risks aggravating matters and contributing to the country’s disintegration Late last month, Somalia called...

Somaliland: Innovate Ventures seeking 3rd cohort

Somali tech accelerator Innovate Ventures has opened applications to the third cycle of its Hargeisa-based programme, with 12 startups to join the cohort. The Innovate...

Somalia to end military cooperation with the UAE: official

The news came after the two countries traded barbs over the seizure of $9.6 million aboard a Mogadishu-bound flight. Somalia on Wednesday announced it would...

A first hand account of DP World’s Somaliland operations

Gulf News editor Omar Shariff gives us his first-hand account of the situation in Somaliland DP World’s role in two African ports has drawn a...

Somaliland elders approve ‘historic’ law criminalising rape

Rapists in Somaliland face up to 20 years in jail after the break-away conservative Islamic region passed its first law against rape in a...

Russia’s “Pivot to Africa”? The Strategic Implications Of A Possible Russian Base In Somaliland

If the unconfirmed reports about a possible Russian base in the breakaway region of Somaliland are to be believed, then Moscow is finally flexing...

How the crisis in the Gulf could spread to East Africa

A crisis in the Gulf has had an unexpected consequence - a rush to build ports all down the Somali coast. But, as Mary...

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Malawi can eradicate HIV infections says U.S. doctor who discovered AIDS virus

REUTERS: Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV/AIDS infections, is on course to eradicate the virus, Jay Levy who...

On Somaliland, Inner City Press Asks UK’s Karen Pierce About UAE, UN Envoy Keating’s...

When Ambassador Karen Pierce of the UK, the UN Security Council's "penholder" on Somalia, took questions on April 18 Inner City Press asked her about...

Russia ‘to set up naval base for warships and hunter-killer submarines in Somaliland’

The rumoured location of the base is in the strategically important Horn of Africa and would offer the ability to project power across the...