Monday, February 19, 2018

In the Race Between Turkey and the UAE, Somalia Wins

Highlights The base in Somalia will be Turkey's second overseas installation, but it will be focused more on assisting Somalia than demonstrating Turkish military...

Qatar Ends Visa Requirements For 80 Nations, Leaves out ‘Somalia’

“Qatar is now visa-free for over 80 countries around the world,” says Group Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker of state-owned Qatar Airways, as...

A Dangerous Gulf in the Horn: How the Inter-Arab Crisis is Fuelling Regional Tensions

The Gulf crisis and the scramble for military outposts in the Horn of Africa are exacerbating regional tensions that risk triggering a conflict. In...

Qatar Counts Its Sheep

The diplomatic crisis in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has interfered with Qatar's political and economic activities since it erupted in late May. But now it's...

US giving $638m aid to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan

The United States has announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause...

Safe Bases: UAE’s Military Expansion in Africa

Two overseas Arab military garrisons are being established to secure a hold over one of the world’s most crucial chokepoints, right across the waters...
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Somaliland: Air Arabia joins FlyDubai & Ethiopian airlines at EIA on maiden flight

Air Arabia, Tuesday, joined Ethiopian Airlines and FlyDubai in maiden flight to Hargeisa's Egal International Airport of the Republic of Somaliland.The airliner made a...

Emirates & FlyDubai Likely To Merge Within 18 Months

The Gulf carriers are certainly evolving the past few years, as they’re under increased financial pressures from their respective governments. So while we’ve seen...

Republic of Somaliland-UAE Formalize Development Deal

His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Somaliland, Dr. Sa'ad Ali Shire, formally signed with his UAE counterparts an agreement...
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US has abandoned global leadership role, Iraqi Vice President says

The United States has no clear plan for dealing with the various crises it faces in the Middle East, according to one of the...

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Somalia & Somaliland: 2 Worlds Apart

As part of my 2018 charity project I am running in 3 of the world’s most dangerous countries. I have chosen Iraq, Afghanistan and...

Dahabshil Bank Trains Staff, Officers on Internal Control and Risk Management

Dahabshil Bank International (DBI) has conducted a seven-day training for its staff and officers on internal control and risk management. The training was conducted by...

Ethiopia’s leadership race: Lemma Megersa at the front

The surprise resignation of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has got some people looking at Oromo leader Lemma Megersa as a potential successor Until recently,...