Friday, April 23, 2021

Solar and Wind Power Could Break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Deadlock

For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The GERD...

Somaliland: Railway to Connect Berbera Port to Ethiopia

The project distribution indicated it is expected to open alternative sea access and important international railway corridor to the country. Ethiopia is considering connecting Berbera...

Leveraging Somaliland’s Blue Economy

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The blue economy is one of the least exploited sectors in Somaliland contributing 0.3% to GDP despite the fact that the Horn of Africa...

How U.S. ‘Risk-Takers’ Took a Gamble on Somalia’s Oil — Then Vanished

Two fossil fuel exploration companies bet big on one of oil’s final frontiers, and found out how volatile it could be. A few days into...

Negative PR, Aid Agencies of Harm to Somaliland – WorldRemit Founder

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Aid agencies are hindering development and undermining efforts to attract investment in Somaliland, according to a former World Bank and UN official turned entrepreneur. Ismail Ahmed, founder...

Somaliland: WorldRemit Founder Ismail Ahmed Launches Sahamiye Foundation to Unlock Entrepreneurial Potential

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Ismail Ahmed will seek to commit $500 million of his own wealth and investments over the next 10 years to Somaliland-focused development programmes. Sahamiye...

Suez Canal Blockage Highlights Importance of the Red Sea – Analysis

The grounding of the cargo ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal last week serves as a good opportunity to focus our minds on...

Somaliland: President Bihi Frees Aviation of Rodol

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His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, today, Wednesday, removed ex-Captain Abdi Mohamed Rodol from Aviation. Omar-Sayid Abdullahi Adam, one...

What UAE’s Growing Presence Mean to Somaliland

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Abdullah Muhammad al-Naqbi was sworn in on March 17 as director of the United Arab Emirates Trade Office in Somaliland. This appointment sparked immediate controversy due to contradictory...

Egypt’s Sisi Warns Ethiopia Dam Risks ‘Unimaginable Instability’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Tuesday that Ethiopia's enormous dam project, upstream on the Nile, risked causing "unimaginable instability". "Nobody will be permitted to...