Date archive forJuly, 2017
By MGoth On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Between a Rock and Hard place;The Existential Crisis Facing Somaliland

Introduction During the seven years since the Kulmiye government of President Silanyo came to power in 2010, Somaliland’s quest for international recognition has not only flagged dramatically, it has declined More...

By MGoth On Sunday, July 30th, 2017
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Somalia:Car bomb explodes near police station in Mogadishu

At least six people reportedly killed in blast near police station next to busy market in Waberi district. A car burns in the Somali capital after exploding in the city centre [Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare/Al Jazeera] A More...

By MGoth On Sunday, July 30th, 2017
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Somaliland:International Law is central to any decision concerning recognition

  To raise one’s head above the parapet in the debate concerning the international recognition of Somaliland is certain to invite criticism. For all the opprobrium that may come one’s way, it is More...

By MGoth On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Somaliland:President launches National Development Plan II of 2017-2021

-We have triumphed in attaining an articulate independent state with all the fabrics of governance completely in place, he says By M.A. Egge The President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud Silanyo has hailed Somaliland’s More...

By MGoth On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Somaliland:Minister of Religious Affairs refutes Church Claims

By Goth Mohamed Goth Hargeisa-Sheik Khalil Abdillahi Ahmed, Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowment and Dr. Saad Ali Shire, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation today while speaking to reporters More...

Livestock herders near the central Somali town of Belet Weyne in the Hiiraan region. Photograph: Stuart Price/AU-UN IST/EPA
By MGoth On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Remembering Agricultural Development in Somaliland

by Andrew Seager (Agricultural Officer, Somaliland 1951-59, Northern Rhodesia 1959-60) Remembering Agricultural Development in Somaliland As a former agriculturist, I hope to see more about non-administration matters More...

By MGoth On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Somaliland:Members of newly appointed Guurti Committees to embark on Peace and Reconciliation mission

By Goth Mohamed Goth Hon Saleban Mahmoud Aden(Saleban Nuur), Chairman of Somaliland House of Elders “Guurti” on Saturday appointed four committees tasked with various duties. The 35 members of the newly appointed More...

By MGoth On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsApp

UNUNLEY, SOMALILAND—The drought was coming again, and everyone knew it – the latest manifestation of an ancient, recurring problem that has episodically plagued Somali deserts. As livestock began to die More...

By MGoth On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Somaliland:Maritime English Language course held in Berbera Maritime and Fishery Academy

    Somaliland Coast Guard personnel assigned to the Operation Room in the coastal city of Berbera participated in a Maritime English Language course organized by EUCAP from July 15th to 27th. The language More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Somaliland:DP World reports 10.7% gross volume growth in second quarter of 2017

DP World Limited handled 34.0 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2017, with gross container volumes growing by 8.2% year-on-year on More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Somaliland:The Scramble for the Horn

Evelyn Waugh, who passed through Djibouti on his way to the coronation of Haile Selassie in 1930, when it was still a French colony, said that no one voluntarily spends long there. But it’s the only major trading More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Somaliland Ministry of Aviation Bested by Its Somalia Counterpart on Airspace Control

         Mohamed Abdullahi Salat, Minister of Somalia’s Aviation, following up on diligent communications his predecessors – Qorshell and Jengeli – started with ICAO More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Somalia government denies claims made by in the Indian Ocean newletter, Upholds Dahabshiil Intergrity

  Somalia Government denies claims made in the Indian Ocean Newsletter, upholds Dahabshiil integrity – Press Release The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) denies claims made in the Indian Ocean Newsletter More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Somaliland:SL Coast Guard Commander and Head of EUCAP Hargeisa Field Office discuss way forward on capacity building

The Commander of the Somaliland Coast Guard Admiral Abdi Hersi Dualeh paid a visit today to the EUCAP in Hargeisa where he met the Head of the Field Office (FO), Admiral Dan Thorell. Discussions focused on how to More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Somaliland:Short Rains and Long Rains

A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics examined the drivers of interannual and regional rainfall variability in eastern Africa. A camel wanders across the dry and dusty scrubland of Toghdeer region in More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Complex land markets in urban transitions in Somaliland and Uganda – DPU grant proposal success

DPU’s co-led EARF proposal to research “Complex Land Markets in urban transitions in Somaliland and Uganda” has been successful, with a total budget of £998,000 over two years.   Congratulations More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Somaliland:Hunger at their Heels… A Poem by William Syad

HUNGER AT THEIR HEELS…  ( A Poem by William Joseph Farah Syad )  Editorial Note “Paying my respects to the 115 Somali troops who More...

By MGoth On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Somaliland:If you Build it, They Will Come: Jama and the Book Fair

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Somaliland’s capital (Hargeisa), eyebrows were raised. People were not sure if he was planning to sell books, give them away for free More...

By MGoth On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Somaliland:23 Hospitality and Catering students Sponsored by Save the Children complete their Training

    By Goth Mohamed Goth The second patch of students at the European College of Hospitality and construction graduated today in a well-attended ceremony held at the Mansoor hotel. The training of More...

By MGoth On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Somaliland: Ten Years of International Book Fair

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Hargeisa. I vividly remember people talking about it and each one giving a different explanation about what the book fair would be. Some More...