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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 stability.  This commentary sets out to examine the recent political…

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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…

Somaliland needs to rethink strategy amid Djibouti’s growing hostility

By Badri Jimale The relationship between Djibouti and Somaliland has long been contentious, with Djibouti displaying consistent hostility towards its neighbour. This hostility stems from two primary factors: fear of economic competition and Djibouti's regional defense strategies. The World Bank's "Transport Global Practice the Container Port Performance Index 2022" ranks…

Recognition of a Statehood, the law and the practice: The case of Ethiopia and Somaliland

By Shimelash Wondale The question of statehood in international law is both complex and significant, involving a blend of legal criteria and political considerations. Statehood is a crucial concept that underpins the rights and obligations of entities on the global stage, shaping their capacity to participate in international relations. Somaliland,…

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Somaliland, a country shaped by poetry

It was a dark February evening when a young Somali math professor posted a poem on his Facebook page. In keeping with the tradition of his ancestors, who maintained an oral culture until only recently, he spoke it aloud in a rhythmic cadence: “When I realizedthere is neitherwells dug for…

Is Ethiopia stirring a hornet’s nest over Somaliland?

Ethiopia has reportedly upgraded its consular office in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, to a fully-fledged embassy, a move which would not go down well in Mogadishu, Somalia which still lay claim to the enclave. According to Somaliland’s information and culture minister Ali Mohamed Hassan on X formerly Twitter, the…

DP World would be the winner if Somaliland-Ethiopia MOU sails through

By Gavin van Marle Everywhere you look across supply chains, one geopolitical play after another is forcing hands, calling bluffs, always bringing consequences, intended or otherwise. The latest is the signing of an MoU between Ethiopia and Somaliland, essentially exchanging official recognition of the latter as an independent state in…

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Opposition parties begin push for government to set Presidential election roadmap

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Top US military official visits Somaliland amidst growing interest in Berbera

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