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SOMALILAND REQUESTS EXEMPTION FROM U.S. EXECUTIVE ORDER INTENDED TO PREVENT THE ENTRY OF FOREIGN TERRORISTS

Hargeisa, Somaliland – The Republic of Somaliland today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to request an exemption for Somaliland residents from the January 27 U.S. Executive Order restricting entry into the United States by individuals from Somalia and six other nations.   […]

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February 15th, 2017 | Posted in NEWS IN ENGLISH | Read More »

NO ILLEGAL MILITARY BASE IN SOMALILAND

TO:  H.E. PRIME MINISTER MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL-MAKHTOUM TO: H.E. SECRETARY –GENERAL OF THE UN….ANTONIO GUTERRES TO: H. E. PRESIDENT OF THE SOMALILAND ..AHMED M. MOHAMUD “  SIILAANYO” February 13, 2017 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES DEFENSE BASE IN BERBERA, SOMALILAND IS ILLEGAL AND WE SAY NO NO We the Somaliland people, wherever we might be in […]

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February 15th, 2017 | Posted in NEWS IN ENGLISH | Read More »

Somaliland agrees to UAE military base in Berbera

MPs in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have agreed to allow the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to set up a military base in the port of Berbera. Observers say the deal has proved controversial among Somaliland’s neighbours in the Horn of Africa. The UAE already has a military facility at Eritrea’s Assab port for use […]

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February 15th, 2017 | Posted in NEWS IN ENGLISH | Read More »

UAE Military Base Boosts Berbera International Trade Hub and Somaliland-Ethiopia’s Relations and Economic Growth

On 12 February 2017, the government of Somaliland accepted the formal application seeking permission from the Somaliland government to open a military base in Berbera. This application followed the 440 million dollar investment – 30-year contract for UAE’s international ports operator, DP World, take a 65% stake in the project and the Somaliland government will […]

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February 14th, 2017 | Posted in NEWS IN ENGLISH | Read More »

Somaliland agrees to UAE military base in northern port

MOGADISHU, Somalia –  Somalia’s breakaway northern territory of Somaliland has said the United Arab Emirates can establish a military base in its territory. The Emirati government in January submitted a formal application seeking permission from the Somaliland government to open a military base in the port town of Berbera. The parliament of Somaliland on Sunday […]

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February 13th, 2017 | Posted in NEWS IN ENGLISH | Read More »

“I know I’m not a terrorist,” said Shukri Ali

President Trump’s decision to ban the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has jeopardized the university dreams of hundreds of students from the self-declared republic of Somaliland. The Abaarso boarding school in Somaliland has become an unlikely feeder school for elite universities in the United States, having sent dozens of its students to schools like Harvard, […]

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February 4th, 2017 | Posted in NEWS IN ENGLISH | Read More »

SIYAASADA MIKRIFOONKA IYO QIIRADA XISBIYADA MUCAARIDKA !

Waxaan ka yaabay Xisbiyada mucaaradku waxay markasta iyo goortaba ku caban jireen kuna qaylin jireen inaanay doorashadu Siyaasada Mikrifoonka iyo Qiirada Xisbiyada Mucaaridka !                           Doorashadi iyo Abaarti waa lakala qaaday laakin Xisbiyada iyo Xafladaha soo dhaweynta ah lama kala qaadin: Qalinkii Musharax […]

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January 20th, 2017 | Posted in NEWS IN ENGLISH | Read More »

Djibouti finalising deal for Saudi Arabian military base

Djibouti is finalising an agreement with Saudi Arabia to allow the Gulf state to build a military base in the Horn of Africa nation as Riyadh takes a more assertive approach to regional security. Djibouti, a Muslim nation that is strategically located on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, already hosts US and […]

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January 18th, 2017 | Posted in NEWS IN ENGLISH | Read More »

UAE’s military base plan in Somaliland fuels concern over relations with neighbors

UAE continues to pursue a coordinated soft-power strategy throughout its sphere of influence, using political, economic, and military tools to promote its agenda in Somaliland at the expense of neighboring countries by Judy Maina, Judy.maina@alleastafrica.com HARGEISA – Plans for a UAE-funded military base in the breakaway northern Somalia republic of Somalland have fueled debates over […]

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January 17th, 2017 | Posted in NEWS IN ENGLISH | Read More »

Aleppo dentist brings ‘Hollywood smiles’ to Somalis after fleeing Syria

By Mary HarperBBC News, Hargeisa, Somaliland During every visit to the self-declared republic of Somaliland, I notice something new. This time, there are even more multi-storey shopping malls, hotels and luxury villas in the capital, Hargeisa. Just two decades ago it was known as The Dresden of Africa, the city pulverised by repeated aerial bombardments, […]

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January 11th, 2017 | Posted in NEWS IN ENGLISH | Read More »