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The Impact of Inflation on Standard of Living in Somaliland

INFLATION Inflation is simply rise in prices of commodities and devalues of money. It directly influences the standard of living. The effect of inflation has made it very difficult for many households have to get their basic necessities which have gone...

Sino-Somali Cooperation Enters a New Phase

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (left) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 3, 2018. Somalia is trying to restore good relations with the global community. PHOTO | ANDY WONG | AFP
Somalia is unlikely to benefit from the China's Africa initiative, argues Liban Ahmad    Sino-Somali cooperation dates back to 1960s, when  Somalia was in its first decade of independence, and China in its second decade of communism under  Chairman Mao Zedong. The National Theatre in Mogadishu...

Forgotten groups of Somaliland

Metal Tronics Inc. of Mississauga has an opening for a permanent, full-time Blacksmith Photo by Working In Peel Halton
Gaboye, Tumaal and Yibir together form a cluster of the occupationally segregated group. Gaboye used to perform a range of activities such as leather-working, shoe-making, pottery(if female), hunting and traditional healing, the Yibir described as wandering sorcerers and leather worker. Tumaal is associated with...

The Rebirth of Somaliland (9): Hargeisa Group Hospital (The UFO Group)

By Dr. Hussein Mohamed Nur In the 1980s during the era of military dictatorship under Siyad Barre, Law No. 54 of September 1970 was an instrument irresponsibly operational used by the security. It contained articles related to the “protection of national security”, “crimes against the state”...

“Everything you told me is true” by Mary Harper: Book review

Everything You Have Told Me Is True by Mary Harper
Mary Harper, the veteran BBC reporter on Africa and now its section editor, has written a truly timely book which cuts through the political posturing, diplomatic niceties and, often, stereotypically violent narratives and imagery, to present a book which examines Al-Shabaab more accurately through...

Somaliland: DP World Berbera Investment to Catalyze Enhanced Peace and Stability

Horndiplomat-After the President of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamed Siilanyo official invitation from the Ruler of Dubai, UAE. The government of Somaliland engaged in a direct business negotiation with Dubai Ports (DP World). On Sep 2016, Somaliland government signed an agreement with DP World, which is authorizing...

What does this election mean to the ordinary Somalilander?

In less than a day Somalilanders will hit the polls and vote on who they feel will best represent their interests. This election means different things to different people to some the end goal of this election means the victory of their party their loyalty...

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...

Op-ed:Politics of the Nile A curse to Ethiopia

Recently, the region of Horn of Africa has witnessed a series waves of political changes, alliances and rapprochements, which have left observers and the world at large stunned and the local population confused. After a series of popular unrest and demonstrations in Ethiopia Prime...

Writing off Somalia as a Somaliland Administered Trusteeship

After the Republic of Somaliland, the UAE and the Federal Republic of Ethiopia signed a tripartite agreement to invest and develop Berbera port as a regional hub for trade, the Farmajo- lead so-called government in Mogadishu issued floods of televised threats trying to intimidate...