Somaliland: An Emerging Beacon of Democracy in East Africa

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Somaliland elections have remained and continue to be free, fair, and peaceful. Africa is often described as less democratic. Although such generalisations might have their own shortcomings, this becomes true when you analyse the history of the continent, in particular, the post-Independence era. The continent has struggled to attain a viable democratic system, multi-party politics,… Read more »


Recent Diplomatic Moves have Raised Somaliland’s Economic Profile

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The streets of Somaliland’s capital city of Hargeisa were without a diplomatic neighbourhood. However, recent bilateral developments have emboldened Somaliland’s dreams of independence and boosted hopes of a windfall of trade and investment opportunities. The flurry of activity is a result of shifting alliances in the region and Somaliland’s strategic position on the Gulf of… Read more »


Somaliland and Zambia seek closer ties

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Somaliland and Zambia are looking on ways of building closer relations on trade and development. Zambia Justice Minister Gavin Lubinda held talks with Somaliland President Muse Bihi on Tuesday morning at the Presidential palace in Hargeisa where they discussed matters of mutual interest between the two countries. Zambia and Somaliland have enjoyed close relationship over… Read more »


Study refutes theory that blood type affects COVID risk

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Study refutes theory that blood type affects COVID risk   A or B, AB or O, it doesn’t matter—your blood type has nothing to do with your risk of contracting severe COVID-19, a new study concludes. Early in the pandemic, some reports suggested people with A-type blood were more susceptible to COVID, while those with… Read more »


What UAE’s growing presence in Somaliland means for its Horn of Africa strategy

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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 messages from Somaliland’s official Twitter channels. Somaliland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed that the UAE had appointed an ambassador to Somaliland, while Somaliland’s President Muse Bihi Abdi… Read more »


Two are better than none!

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Two are better than none! Ibrahim Mead Political analyst Ottawa, Canada Note: this article was written eleven years ago the author republished the article because the same or even worst situation is rampant now in Somalia if we have done what the author advocated and appealed than it wouldn’t have happen what is happening now…. Read more »


African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): Free trade bloc can be a game changer for African people and business

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PRESS RELEASE African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): Free trade bloc can be a game changer for African people and business The African Development Bank is actively supporting or looking to support initiatives to boost trade and improve livelihoods for Africans ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 27, 2021/ — Exploring strategies to deepen private sector participation… Read more »