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President of Somaliland seeks closer ties with UAE

silanyo and sheik Mohamed bin Sayid

ABU DHABI // Senior government figures from Somaliland have held three days of talks in the UAE on investments, aid and security. “We have met the leadership of the country and responsible leaders, and had fruitful discussions,” said Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo, president of the self-declared autonomous north-western region of Somalia. Somaliland declared independence in 1991, […]


The Dragon Eating the Eagle’s Lunch in Africa?

china in Africa

Flight of the Eagle and pursuit of the Dragon In June 2011, during her visit to Zambia U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton pulled the alarm bell on a creeping “new colonialism” in Africa. While dismissing “China’s Model” of authoritarian state capitalism as a governance model for Africa, she took a swipe at China for […]


Somaliland and UAE Officials Discuss Trade, Security and the Future Status of Berbera Port


A high level Somaliland Delegation led by the minister of foreign affairs and international relations Dr. Mohamed Abdillahi Omar has today met separately with the U.A.E minister of State for Foreign affairs Dr. Anwar Mohamed Gargash and Assistant Foreign *Minister* for Security and Military Affairs Faris Al-Mazroui. The Somaliland delegation which consisted of three cabinet […]


Somaliland:Strengthening of Relations with the U.A.E


PRESS STATEMENT. 15  January, 2013 Ref: 130114PRMOFI The Republic of Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Mohamed Abdillahi Omar, accompanied by the Minister of Presidency, Mr. Hersi Ali Hagi Hassan, arrived in Dubai yesterday evening as part of a diplomatic visit meant to deepen Somaliland’s  long-standing economic and security partnership with the […]


Qatar, Ethiopia sign accords to boost ties

HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani holding talks with Ethiopian President Irma Wolde-Giorgis in Addis Ababa yesterday

Qatar and Ethiopia signed several agreements aimed at boosting bilateral relations following an official session of talks chaired by HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn here yesterday. The talks addressed bilateral relations, ways to boost economic and commercial co-operation and to […]


Somaliland Needs Urgent Economic Reform to Meet the Development Aspirations of its People


By Adam Ismail Hassan, PhD Published: July 20, 2012 INTRODUCTION SOMALILAND declared its independence and withdrew its union with Somalia in May 1991, after the collapse of the Somali state, but it has not been recognized by any country. Yet, despite not being recognized internationally, Somaliland continues to be peaceful, relatively stable, with central authority, […]


Djibouti: China vows to enhance bilateral cooperation with Djibouti


BEIJING — Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks with his Djibouti counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh Wednesday, pledging to has closer bilateral relations with the East African country. In his talks with Guelleh, Hu said Chinese and Djibouti people have fostered a profound friendship despite the long distance and distinct national conditions. China appreciates the government […]


South Africa’s xenophobia claims ten Somali traders in five days

Somali shopkeeper on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa

Somali shopkeeper on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa (HOL/Photo) NAIROBI — South African bandits have assaulted and killed ten traders of Somali origin in their shops in less than a week in an unprecedented wave of xenophobia attacks, Shabelle Media reported. Somali immigrants living in the former apartheid nation told the Mogadishu-based radio station […]


Turkey set to heavily invest in Somalia

Somali President Sheikh Sharif received in Istanbul by Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan during the second Istanbul Conference (The Christian Science Monitor)

Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, left, shakes hands with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan before he addresses a conference that aims to support Somalia in a transition process, Istanbul, Turkey, June 1, 2012. ISTANBUL — Turkey is reaching out to war-torn Somalia with a huge redevelopment effort – in Ankara’s latest effort to expand […]


Somaliland President to Visit Kenya


BERBERA — Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud (Silanyo) is to embark on a diplomatic visit to the African nation of Kenya after receiving an official invitation from Prime Minister Raila Amollo Odinga, minister says. Announcing the trip schedule, the Minister for Presidency Hirsi Ali Haji Hassan, said that he was on his way to the […]


Turkey challenges Iran in Somalia

Turkey’s relatively newfound interest in engaging with Somalia was triggered by a combination of different events, from the extension of humanitarian assistance during a time of great famine to the desire to establish a foothold in a strategic location so as to benefit from future trade deals. Not only have a number of Turkish government […]


New Egypt, Somaliland set to establish diplomatic ties

Egypt ready to open new page in relations with Somaliland

Photograph: Somaliland FM Dr Mohamed Abdullahi Omar meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo HARGEISA — Mohamed Abdullahi Omar, Somaliland Minister of Foreign Affairs, arrived in the Egyptian capital on Saturday and held immediate talks with officials on various regional affairs, it was officially reported. Press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Dr […]


Kulmiye Party members fly to China for trade talks

Somaliland President in China for trade talks (August 2011, Somalilandpress)

HARGEISA — The General Secretary of Somaliland’s ruling Kulmiye party left the country on Friday for the People’s Republic of China where he is scheduled to attend a series of meetings lined up with the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC). In a statement to the press signed by the party’s chairman, Mr. Hassan Saeed Yusuf, […]


SOMALILAND: President Silanyo set to visit China

Somaliland pushes for ties with 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. [ad#Google Adsense (336x280)] 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 […]


Pakistan to support Somaliland recognition – Letter

Shafiq Ahmed Qureshi

The following is a statement from Pakistan’s Adviser on Consular Affairs between Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic Missions, Mr. Shafiq Ahmed Qureshi, calling on the new government to continue cooperation with the government of Pakistan. [ad#Google Adsense 160x600r] “Honorable His Excellency Ahmed M. Mahmoud Silanyo President of the Republic of Somaliland. I visited Somaliland in November […]