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SOMALILAND: REGULATORY GAPS IN MOBILE BANKING PLATFORMS

Written by Mohammed Dahir Ahmed Horndiplomat-Somaliland is one of the leading markets in mobile banking platforms in Africa. It has been acknowledged by renowned individuals such as Bill Gates of Microsoft and international finance and development institutions as far as its innovation and customer reach...

Somaliland a better place for Dp World to invest-Editorial

By:EDITORIAL GROUP Horndiplomat-The agreement between Somaliland and the DP World on the management and the investment of the strategic port of Berbera by the Dubai DP World reflects from the historical ties between the Gulf Nations and the people of Somaliland. Somalilanders were the pioneering workers...

South Sudan peace agreement ‘not made to be implemented’ – Kiir

Horndiplomat-Al Jazeera interviews president Salva Kiir and first vice president Riek Machar just before escalation of fighting in Juba Both commit to work together, but tensions apparent Kiir says peace agreement “not made to be implemented” Kiir implies Machar delayed his return to delay the international community...

Theresa May: what she said and what it means

Horndiplomat-Theresa May entered Downing Street with a speech emphasising how her government would bring prosperity to the many, not just the few. Here is a guide to deciphering her rhetoric.     What she said “In David Cameron, I follow in the footsteps of a great, modern prime...

Theresa May becomes Britain’s prime minister

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Horndiplomat-Queen invites May to form a government and become UK’s second female PM after David Cameron tenders resignation. Theresa May has emerged from Buckingham Palace as Britain’s second female prime minister, after paying the traditional visit to the Queen to be invited to form a...

Somalia: Alternative livelihoods – Giving young Somalis a fresh start

Horndiplomat-Rushing about her teashop in downtown Eyl, a coastal village in Somalia, Bisharo Abdi looks the part of a busy young shopowner. However, behind this chatty young entrepenuer is a complex story. Life for Bisharo has been difficult. She was born into to a...

Somaliland: Football meets nationhood at the World Cup of unrecognised states

Horndiplomat--Could France and Portugal one day be joined by Abkhazia and Somaliland? Euro 2016 will be remembered for the heroics of smaller countries like Wales and Iceland. But can football blaze a path to nationhood? Abkhazia fans at Dinamo stadium © Max Avdeev If nobody can agree...

Djibouti signs $75 mln financing deal for fuel imports

Horndiplomat-Djibouti has approved a $75 million financing agreement with a unit of Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank to help the Horn of Africa nation to buy refined petroleum products, its energy minister said. Energy Minister Yacin Houssein Bouh said the deal with International Islamic Trade...

What’s special about the US-Israel relationship?

Horndiplomat-How Dennis Ross cooks the books of US Middle East policy. by:Marwan Bishara @MarwanBishara Marwan Bishara is the senior political analyst at Al Jazeera. If you must read Dennis Ross' Doomed to Succeed: The US-Israel-Relationship from Truman to Obama, take some sedatives because you are doomed to scream in...

Somaliland:Borama Coming to Henley This Saturday

Horndiplomat-The Mayor, Councillor Julian Brookes welcomed Yusuf, Fathi and Hamud, originally from Borama in Somaliland last week to hear about the plans for the ‘Borama Comes to Henley’ event taking place this Saturday (16 July) from 2-5pm. The event will see around 100 people,...