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“We haven’t had enough time between one disaster and another” says MSF doctor on situation in Somalia

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A senior doctor with the with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Baidoa, Somalia has described the humanitarian situation in the country as catastrophic. Dr Asma Aweis Abdallah said the drought in the country- the worst in four decades has forced people to move from their homes to look for health and humanitarian assistance. She said over the last…

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Waddani scores big as former Bihi’s ally Dr. Omar joins Irro’s campaign team

Opposition party Waddani got a huge boost in its ambition to form the next Somaliland government after a senior member of the President Muse Bihi inner circle defected to the party. Dr. Mohamed Abdillahi Omar, Bihi's closest ally and former Minister for Foreign Affairs under President Silanyo, announced on Wednesday…

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Waddani party promises to push for successful recognition of Somaliland

Somaliland supporters of Waddani Presidential candidate Abdulrahman Irro beleives that his leadership of the country will lead to international recognition of the Horn of Africa nation. At a party convention in Gabiley, Waddani supporters endorced Irro as the party's presidential candidate for the November 3 elections saying he is the…

Somaliland: Pulling Back From the Brink

By Moustafa Ahmad Somaliland is facing consequential party and presidential elections in 2024. While past elections have been hailed both locally and internationally as a cornerstone of the country’s nascent democracy, a recent dispute over the timing of elections and concerns over the possibility of political violence threaten Somaliland’s much-heralded…

International Relations News Politics Somaliland 13 Min Read

Meet Goth, the Somaliland’s ‘ambassador’ to US seeking to resolve a Horn of Africa dilemma

On one of Bashir Goth’s many visits to Capitol Hill to discuss Somaliland – the strategically placed, “de facto” country in the Horn of Africa that split from Somalia when Mohammed Siad Barre’s government collapsed in 1991 – a member of Congress offered an explanation for why Somaliland has struggled…

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Lady tuk tuk driver making a living in men dominated industry

Asho Ahmed Nur, 37, is the only woman driving a tuk-tuk taxi in Burao city in Somaliland. Although this has offered her a living, it has also presented unique challenges for her as it is known to be men’s work. “When I get to the taxi stand and the other…

Somaliland MoU being handled by PM, says Transport Minister

Ethiopia's minister for Transport and Logistics Alemu Sime minister has told Parliament that the country is pursuing the sea access deal with Somaliland amidst reports of the Somali government’s demand for the full withdrawal of Ethiopian peacekeeping troops. “The MoU with Somaliland is beyond our sector,” Alemu told MPs. “The…

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Opposition parties begin push for government to set Presidential election roadmap

Somaliland’s opposition parties UCID and Wadani are planning a meeting to push the government to…

Top US military official visits Somaliland amidst growing interest in Berbera

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