Somaliland

 
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...
[Video]Uncut: Female genital mutilation in Somaliland
[Video]Uncut: Female genital mutilation in Somaliland
Women in Somaliland speak out about their experiences of female genital mutilation. One NGO that is working to eliminate this horrific practice.
[Video]Chained like prisoners
[Video]Chained like prisoners
People with mental health conditions in Somaliland are being forced into institutions where they face abuses such as beatings and overcrowding.
Recognition of Somaliland is overdue
Recognition of Somaliland is overdue
The African Union is proving exactly as far-sighted as its architects hoped; it is a tremendous force for good for our continent. Year by year, its...
A land in need of recognition
A land in need of recognition
Fifty years ago the protectorate of Somaliland gained independence from Britain. Five days later, on July 1 1960, it elected to join Italian...

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