Friday, July 30, 2021

Al-Shabab Threatens to Disrupt Somalia ‘Selections’

Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has threatened to attack electoral delegates who will be choosing lawmakers in parliamentary elections beginning next week. The Islamist militant group...

U.S. Hails Taiwan Move to Open First Europe Office With Its Name

Taiwan will set up its first office in Europe using the name “Taiwan,” a move immediately hailed by the U.S. as a way for...

Somaliland – East Africa’s Ray of Hope in a Challenging Year for Democracy

A key tenet of President Joe Biden's foreign policy is cooperation with like-minded, democratic partners that share America's goals. There has been no greater...

Expect Global Bloodletting After Afghan Withdrawal Fiasco

The questions caught me off-guard: Giving a lecture at the University of Hargeisa in Somaliland in 2019, first a faculty member and then a...

Can Somaliland Be Alternative for Russia’s Troubled Sudanese Naval Base Plans?

Sudan confirmed on Tuesday that it will review last year’s naval base agreement with Russia following speculation in April that the deal might be shelved....

Somaliland’s Strategic Case for Independence

Lacking formal international recognition, the territory is seeking to make its mark through infrastructure deals and bilateral ties with key global powers. A Case for...

Somaliland’s Elections and Struggle to Break Free

This week on The Horn, Alan Boswell welcomes Dr. Mohamed Farah Hersi to discuss Somaliland’s evolving role in the Horn of Africa as it...

IGAD Urges Kenya, Somalia to Hold Peaceful Elections

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministers has appealed to the member states Somalia and Kenya to hold their upcoming elections orderly...

Kenya Pledges to Work With Somaliland

Kenyan leaders are ready to work closely with the Republic of Somaliland to build trade and social networks in the region. Mandera Senator Mohamed Maalim...

Somaliland: Upper House Approves Re-opening of Political Associations

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Forty-eight of 52 members present at Sunday's session of the Guurti - the upper house of Somaliland's bicameral parliament - approved a bill signaling...