Somaliland: The Controversial 2019 Budget

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The newly minted Somaliland Finance minister, Sa’ad Ali Shire, presented the 2019 budget to the Somaliland parliament. The budget having already received the approval of the Council of the Ministers, with the abstention of two members, contained several controversial measures. The most controversial measure in the proposed 2019 Budget saw a new levy or tariffs… Read more »

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Top US official backs DP World in Djibouti port dispute

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In February, the Djibouti government cancelled DP World’s contract, signed in 2006, to run the Doraleh Container Terminal. DP World has welcomed comments from US National Security Adviser John Bolton in support of the port operator’s continuing dispute with the Government of Djibouti. Bolton backed DP World’s plight at the Heritage Foundation when he presented… Read more »

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Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki visits Somalia to cement renewed ties

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Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki visits Somalia to cement renewed ties Mogadishu trip caps a stunning year of peacemaking among Horn of Africa nations Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki visits Somalia to cement renewed ties Mogadishu trip caps a stunning year of peacemaking among Horn of Africa nations Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, left, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki… Read more »

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Yemen: ceasefire agreed for port city of Hodeidah

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Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to an immediate ceasefire in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, the UN secretary general has said, in a potential breakthrough at the end of a week of peace talks in Sweden. Antonio Guterres said the agreement included the future deployment of UN-supervised neutral forces and the establishment of humanitarian… Read more »

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African Development Bank Reiterates Support for Protection of Congo Basin Forest

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Brussels, Belgium, 12 December 2018 – The African Development Bank has reiterated its support for the Congo Forest Basin Partnership (CBFP) during its 18th Meeting of CBF on 27 and 28 November 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The annual gathering, chaired by Princess Elisabeth and Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium, brought together ministers and senior… Read more »

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Strong Foundations for Somaliland’s Sporting Future – CONIFA

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When UK sporting equipment company Harrod Sport read about the plight of the Somaliland team, it wanted to step up and assist… Wembley, Paris St Germain’s Parc des Princes, the Stade de France and Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium all have them. So do most Premier League clubs. And now, so will the Somaliland national… Read more »

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Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia refuses to extradite suspects to Turkey

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Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has rejected demands to extradite suspects connected to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as sought by the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “We do not extradite our citizens,” Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference in Riyadh at the end of a summit of Gulf Cooperation Council states. Erdoğan has repeatedly… Read more »

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African Economic Conference (AEC) 2018: Pushing for an inclusive African Continental Free-Trade Agreement

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PRESS RELEASE African Economic Conference (AEC) 2018: Pushing for an inclusive African Continental Free-Trade Agreement A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement (AfCFTA) earlier this year, which aims to create a single continental market for goods and services KIGALI, Rwanda, December 10, 2018/ — A truly successful implementation… Read more »

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