Home » Archives by category » News in English » Africa » Somaliland (Page 70)

African Drug Trade: How The ‘Queen Of Khat’ Got So Rich

Comments Off on African Drug Trade: How The ‘Queen Of Khat’ Got So Rich
African Drug Trade: How The ‘Queen Of Khat’ Got So Rich

For many Africans khat is a stimulant drug that also stills hunger pangs. But the world’s biggest seller of khat doesn’t fit the typical profile of a drug dealer. In Somaliland, not a lot works. Somaliland is a republic in the north of Somalia, which, although it declared itself a sovereign state, is not internationally […]

Continue reading …

Why not recognise Somaliland too?

Comments Off on Why not recognise Somaliland too?
Why not recognise Somaliland too?

As Libyan rebels take on Col Muammar Gaddafi with the support of NATO, I am tempted to ask: Why not recognise Somaliland like they have the rebels? In the middle of this disorder and anarchy in Somalia, Somaliland reappeared to claim its own Independence which it ceded to Somalia when it voluntarily merged with it. […]

Continue reading …

Somaliland in port deal with China businessmen

Comments Off on Somaliland in port deal with China businessmen
Somaliland in port deal with China businessmen

HARGEISA  (SLpost) – Somaliland has struck a deal with Chinese businessmen to extend its Berbera port as well as TO build a refinery and new roads in the breakaway northern enclave, its president said. Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo said Somaliland, which declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 but has not been formally recognised internationally, said […]

Continue reading …

Somaliland says PetroTrans to extend Berbera port

Comments Off on Somaliland says PetroTrans to extend Berbera port
Somaliland says PetroTrans to extend Berbera port

HARGEISA (SLpost) – PetroTrans, a Chinese petroleum firm, will carry out extension works to Somaliland’s Berbera port, after it signed a deal with the government of the breakaway enclave of Somalia, the foreign minister of Somaliland said on Saturday. The Horn of Africa has been attracting increased investments in the area of exploration by foreign oil […]

Continue reading …

President Silanyo confers with Ethiopia counterpart

Comments Off on President Silanyo confers with Ethiopia counterpart
President Silanyo confers with Ethiopia counterpart

Addis Ababa (SLpost) – President Silanyo held talks with Ethiopian President Girma Woldegiorgis. The two parties on the occasion discussed on ways to further enhance existing relations between Ethiopia and Somaliland. President Ahmed Mohamed Mahamoud on the occasion expressed Somaliland’s desire to further strengthen existing trade ties and people-to-people relations with Ethiopia. President Girma on […]

Continue reading …

Ethiopia, Somaliland and China Signed Trilateral Agreement

Comments Off on Ethiopia, Somaliland and China Signed Trilateral Agreement
Ethiopia, Somaliland and China Signed Trilateral Agreement

Hargeisa (SLpost)- Somaliland, Ethiopia, and China are likely to sign trilateral agreements in the coming days. The deals are likely to be on oil, gas, and logistics. To take matters further, Somaliland President Ahmed M. Silanyo arrived in China for bilateral talks. According to a Presidential press statement, the delegation from Somaliland and Chinese government […]

Continue reading …

New York Times: phantom states should be offered path toward legitimacy

Comments Off on New York Times: phantom states should be offered path toward legitimacy
New York Times: phantom states should be offered path toward legitimacy

PanARMENIAN.Net – Daniel Byman and Charles King touch on the issue of ‘phantom states’ in an article titled “The Phantom Menace” published by The New York Times. The 2008 war demonstrated the explosive potential created by the presence of phantom states: places that field military forces, hold elections, build local economies and educate children, yet […]

Continue reading …
Somaliland, an oasis of stability, deserves its independence

By GARY GEDDES When I came out of the Internet café in a cavernous basement onto the dirt road in downtown Hargeisa, a small creature brushed my leg and shuffled ahead. It was a baboon, sidling toward a small table of fruit attended by a middle-aged woman. Without turning, the baboon reached over its head […]

Continue reading …

Edna Hospital Doctors Graduate from Amoud University

Comments Off on Edna Hospital Doctors Graduate from Amoud University
Edna Hospital Doctors Graduate from Amoud University

HARGEISA — Edna cried with happiness during the graduation of two of her former midwives from Amoud Medical School last week in the town of Borama. They are among Somaliland’s latest medical graduates and are desperately needed in a country where there is huge shortages in medical workforce. Dr Shukri Abdi and Dr Naima Ajib first […]

Continue reading …

SOMALILAND: President Silanyo set to visit China

Comments Off on SOMALILAND: President Silanyo set to visit China
SOMALILAND: President Silanyo set to visit China

HARGEISA — Somaliland President Ahmed M. Silanyo, leading a high-level ministerial delegation, is to fly to Beijing on Saturday at the start of his first China visit. Presidential spokesman, Mr Abdullahi M. Dahir, told local sources on Friday that the President received an official invitation from the Chinese government and talks are expected to strengthen […]

Continue reading …