Tag: Somaliland

Somalia to expel Ethiopian troops unless Somaliland port deal scrapped, official says

Somalia will expel thousands of Ethiopian troops stationed in the country to help with security by the end of the year unless Addis Ababa scraps a disputed port deal with the breakaway region of Somaliland, a senior Somali official said on Monday. Security experts and foreign diplomats said the move…

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Somaliland seeks increased Ethiopian investments

Somaliland seeks increased Ethiopian investments in the fishery, agriculture, and logistics sectors as Hargeisa craves boosted trade ties with its gigantic neighbor. Having a strategic location, easy access to the sea, and untapped natural resources, Somaliland expects more Ethiopian FDI following the recent sea deal between the two sides. “We…

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Somaliland cushioning its neighbours from security threats

Somaliland’s ambassador to Taiwan, Ambassador Mohamed Omar Haji, says his country has been cushioning its neighboring countries from security threats in the region for quite a while. The ambassador said the neighboring countries should understand that Somaliland has been a security wall that has all along been cushioning the threats…

Nobody will break Hargeisa and Addis ties, says Somaliland information minister

Somaliland has vowed to continue defying and counter-fighting the ongoing smear campaign by what it terms‘ arch and historical enemies’ to fracture the glowing ties between Addis Ababa and Hargeisa. The all-weather Comradery between the two neighbors will get more boosts devoid of external meddling, said Ali Hassan Mohamed, the…

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,…

Somaliland leader says access deal with Ethiopia can deter Houthi attacks

By Andres Schipani- Financial Times The contentious deal that Somaliland has struck with Ethiopia to lease a strip of land near the entrance to the Red Sea would help “secure freedom of navigation” for international shipping that has faced attacks around the vital waterway, according to the breakaway country’s president.…

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Egypt reaffirms support for Somalia over Somaliland-Ethiopia MOU

Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli has reiterated Egypt’s "full support" for Somalia, during a meeting with Somali Ambassador Elias Sheikh Omar Abu Bakr on Sunday at the Cabinet headquarters in the New Administrative Capital. Madbouli stressed that Somalia's stability is essential for achieving security, and stability in the region. He expressed his desire to strengthen cooperation between Egypt and Somalia…

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Taiwan to boost Somaliland’s digital transformation in phase II partnership

Taiwan and Somaliland have taken a major step forward in their digital partnership following the May 22, 2024 signing of an Implementing Arrangement for Phase II of their information technology (IT) cooperation project, aimed at boosting Somaliland’s e-government infrastructure and cybersecurity over the next four years. At the signing ceremony,…

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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President Bihi holds meeting with outgoing UN Special Representative

Exiting United Nations Special Representative Catriona Laing has met with Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi to discuss the agency's support for development and humanitarian efforts. The UN Special Representative whose term ends at the close of May said the discussion focussed on UN's role in role in support of delivering…