Somaliland

 
A literary snapshot of Somaliland
A literary snapshot of Somaliland
I spent last week at arguably the most well-organised and longest running book festival in East Africa, the Hargeysa International Book Fair. It...
Somaliland gets the red carpet
Somaliland gets the red carpet
The Republic of Somaliland does not officially exist despite it being self-governing since 1991, with its own currency, flag, Constitution and...
Citizens of nowhere suffer social and physical deprivations
Citizens of nowhere suffer social and physical deprivations
“To be stateless is like you don’t exist; you live in a parallel world with no proof of your identity,” says Leal in a United Nations Refugee...
Somalia’s cheetah smuggling ring
Somalia’s cheetah smuggling ring
Africa’s big cats are being trafficked to rich households in the Middle East who want ‘something more exotic’
Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland
Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland
Aged just 16, Abdishakur Mohamed confidently presented his latest work to the Hargeisa book fair, an event that has transformed Somaliland's...
Somaliland’s independence bid boosted by geostrategic shakeup
Somaliland’s independence bid boosted by geostrategic shakeup
For nearly three decades, the holy grail of politics in Somaliland has been its quest for international recognition. Somaliland is not its own...
An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa
An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa
When Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on its neighbours – especially...
China dominant in Djibouti port spat
China dominant in Djibouti port spat
There are only two sea routes linking Europe with East Africa and much of Asia. Either you sail around the Cape of Good Hope or through the Suez...
​Africa for optimists: 2017 in review
​Africa for optimists: 2017 in review
It’s easy to get beaten down by negative headlines, and there are more than enough of those to go around. But look carefully and 2017 has...
Ruling party wins presidential vote in breakaway Somaliland
Ruling party wins presidential vote in breakaway Somaliland
"The tallying process of the election was concluded and Kulmiye party candidate Muse Bihi Abdi... won the election and will be the president," said...
Somaliland's voting technology shows how Africa can lead the world
Somaliland's voting technology shows how Africa can lead the world
Africa has become a testing ground for technological leapfrogging. This is a process that involves skipping stages and moving rapidly to the
Two years behind schedule, Somaliland finally heads to the polls
Two years behind schedule, Somaliland finally heads to the polls
The presidential election in Somaliland - the nation that doesn’t officially...

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