Monday, August 3, 2020

Somalia: Puntland Bangs Somalia Electoral Office Shut

The Puntland Federal State of Somalia shuts down the National Independent Electoral Commission office in Garowe over electoral law deadlock Puntland has on Thursday announced...
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Somaliland: NEC Chairman Not To Resign Amid Growing Calls for Commissioners to Leave Office

Abdirashid Mohamoud Ali 'Riyoraac', the new Chairman of the Somaliland National; Electoral Commission (NEC) scoffs at the public expectation of an impending resignation from...

Somalia Puts US Ambassador Yamamoto Under Fire. Why?

US Ambassador to Somalia Donald Yamamoto is fighting legitimacy fires in Somalia after he endorsed Ahmed Kariye Qoorqoor as the winner of the Galmudug...

Somalia Invites Turkey to Drill for Oil in ‘Its Seas’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime...

Can Ethiopia Hold a Credible, Free, Fair Election in 2020?

PM Abiy Ahmed, upon coming to power in April 2018, promised to hold democratic, credible polls with a clear timeline The much-anticipated announcement of voting...

Somaliland: President Bihi Meets New Electoral Commission on Critical Issues

Briefly - and inadequately - explaining the underlying objective(s) of the meeting and its outcome, a statement from the President, Tuesday, tersely stated that...

Somaliland: International Partners Express to President, Parties Desire to See Elections Held by Mid-2020

Completely rejecting term-in-office extensions the Republic of Somaliland's bicameral parliament granted itself in November, a visiting delegation representing international development partners conveyed its desire...

Concerns Over Ethiopia’s Policy Towards Somaliland Surfacing

New concerns emerge over border security Following the change in leadership and the coming into power of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in Ethiopia, the...
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Somaliland: Waddani Appoints an Avowed War-Monger, Somalia Unity Advocate as Party Reps

qFor the first time in the history of the Somaliland political parties, the Chairman of the Waddani opposition party, Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi, appoints a...

Somaliland: President Replaces 8 Heads of Missions

In the sharpest scrapping reshuffle affecting Somaliland's diplomatic representation abroad since he took the reigns of the Republic in late 2017, His Excellency the...

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Somaliland: Using a Solar Minigrid, Villagers Leave Behind Brackish Water

A solar array – complete with battery storage and remote monitoring and control capabilities – has been transforming brackish groundwater into fresh drinking water...

Kenyan Traders Lose KShs 8 Milion as Somalia Turns Away a Miraa Cargo Flight...

Miraa traders are up in arms after another plane ferrying 11 tonnes of the produce to Puntland in Somalia was turned back for allegedly...

US Africa Command Plans to Move Headquarters, But not to Africa

US President Donald Trump has ordered the US military's Africa Command (Africom) to move its headquarters out of Germany, the force's commander said on...