Diaspora remittances continue to boost Somali economy – Dahabshiil

Somalis living abroad have remained key in the economic growth of the region through their remittances, money transfer company Dahabshiil has said. According to the firm, diaspora remittances are a lifeline for many in the horn of Africa which is grappling with economic crisis occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, drought and recent locust invasion. A […]

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Reconstruction of Waheen market set to begin after government okays process

The government has given a the go-ahead to business people ready to rebuild their premises that were wiped out in the Waaheen market blaze of 1st April this year to do so. The Minister for Endowments and Religious Affairs, who is the Chairperson of the national committee on the re-building efforts, Sheikh Abdirizak Albani, told […]

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Government dismisses Electoral Mediation Committee proposal as Opposition driven

Somaliland Government moved back to its hardline stance as it rejected the proposals from a group of the country’s business people and investors to unlock the impasse with the opposition parties over the presidential elections impasse. Just two days after the opposition parties had welcomed the proposal to have the presidential elections and the political […]

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Ukraine grain ship with aid for Ethiopia docks in Djibouti

A ship carrying Ukrainian grain has docked in the East African nation of Djibouti. It’s the first grain shipment from Ukraine to Africa since the Russian invasion. The shipment on board the freighter the Brave Commander has been arranged by the UN to get the wheat to countries at risk of starvation. It should take […]

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Foreign minister suspends DG for gross insubodination

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Essa Kayd Raagsaale has suspended the Director General in his ministry Mohamed Abdullahi Duale for what he termed as insubordination. The minister said the DG has been an impediment to unity and cordial working relationship in the ministry hence the decision. “Since you have openly disregarded […]

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Human Rights Centre condemns detention of opposition politicians

The Human Rights Centre, Hargeisa has condemned the continued arbitrary arrests and detention of opposition leaders pushing for presidential elections to be held by November. The Human Rights Center said the government is holding six opposition leaders contrary to the law. The six are are Yusuf Nuh Yusuf, Hassan Abdi Mohammed, Mawlid Kayse Mohamoud, Yusuf […]

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Opposition welcomes commitee proposal on ending presidential elections dispute

Somaliland’s opposition parties, Waddani and UCID who have been pushing for presidential elections to be held in November this year appeared to be more conciliatory in the weekend when they welcomed a proposal by the country’s top businessmen to resolve the dispute to have presidential and the political organization elections be held at the same […]

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Cabinet sets political associations’ election ahead of presidential polls

In what is expected to receive strong condemnation from the opposition parties, the cabinet of ministers of the Republic of Somaliland, chaired by President Musa Bihi, in its regular, weekly meeting on Thursdays, insisted that political associations’ election will take place before a presidential election is held. A statement posted on the official Presidency Facebook […]

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Fighting in Ethiopia stalls Somaliland’s trade ambitions

Berbera port is the main overseas trade gateway of the breakaway Republic of Somaliland. The port city is located on the Gulf of Aden – one of the globally most frequented seaways connecting the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. Only a few years ago, Berbera port was a dilapidated runway, originally built by the British […]

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Raging East Africa’s drought spells danger for women and girls

International development charities are warning the ongoing drought in East Africa threatens to rollback progress on gender equality, with girls at increased risk of child marriage and other forms of gender-based violence.  The rainy season in East Africa is set to fail for the fifth year in a row, as the 62nd Greater Horn of Africa […]

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