Abdirashid Duale

Dahabshiil, African Businesses Investing in UK, EU, Decry Brexit

By Kennedy Kangethe, African Businesses have raised alarm over the decision by Britain to exit the European Union citing it’s likely to have far reaching effects on African businesses. One ... Continue Reading →
This file photo taken on May 17, 2016 shows a primitive rock painting, one of a galaxy of colourful animal and human sketches to adorn the caves in the rocky hills of this arid wilderness in northern Somalia, near Hargeisa, home to Africa's earliest known and most pristine rock art. (© MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB / AFP)

Rocky Future for Somaliland’s Ancient Cave Art

Centuries have passed since Neolithic artists swirled red and white colour on the cliffs of northern Somalia, painting antelopes, cattle, giraffes and hunters carrying bows and arrows. Today, ... Continue Reading →
Many Somalilanders believe the United Nations has not dealt with them fairly and think the issue of young people leaving the country, known as 'tahriib' in Somali, is linked to the lack of recognition, which limits economic opportunities for the young population. [James Jeffrey/Al Jazeera]

SOMALILAND: How 26 June Lost Its Place in History

By Bashir Goth As the Somali people everywhere reflect on the 56th anniversary of 26th June and 1st July, the days of independence and unification, I watched Somaliland opposition ... Continue Reading →
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SOMALILAND: VP Saylici Awards SO! Ltd. with Certificate of Appreciation for Quran Memorization Contest sponsorship

By Abdirisak Itaqile Hargeisa, (Somaliland Monitor) -Somaliland’s Vice-president, Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail better known as Saylici has awarded a certificate of appreciation to ... Continue Reading →
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SOMALILAND: Brexit Terrible For UK, Not So Bad For Somaliland

By Ahmed Kheyre Every cloud has a silver lining. The irrational and unexpected rejection of the European Union by the majority, albeit a slim majority, of British citizens will have ... Continue Reading →
Somali government soldiers run to take their positions during gunfire after a suicide bomb attack outside the the Nasa-Hablod hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on June 25, 2016.
Reuters/Feisal Omar

SOMALA: Al Shabaab Militants Storm Hotel in Mogadishu; 15 Killed

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the center of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters stormed inside, ... Continue Reading →
Qoorgaab

Mapping the Archaeology of Somaliland: Religion, Art, Script, Time, Urbanism, Trade and Empire

This paper presents the results of some of the surveys conducted to map archaeological sites of Somaliland and includes almost 100 new and previously unpublished sites. The survey work ... Continue Reading →
Somalia’s amnesty program allows former Shabab members to surrender without prosecution. With the Shabab’s popularity waning, there have been hundreds of Somalis who have also left and are now being housed and counselled in “disengagement” camps in the capital and throughout the country.  (Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP)

Inside the Secret Somalia Rehab Camp for Former Shabab Members

For the first time, a journalist gets access to the Mogadishu camp where about 500 former Somali Shabab members are being held. Part of the Atkinson Fellowship’s Generation 9/11 ... Continue Reading →
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SOMALILAND: Policing the Flowers of Paradise

It is estimated that 90% of Somaliland’s adult male population – and about 20% of women – chew khat for mirqaan, the Somali word for the buzz it can give. In 2014, khat sales ... Continue Reading →
President Silanyo of Somaliland meeting former UK Foreign Office minister Henry Bellingham in 2011. Credit: FCO.

SOMALILAND: “Why the UK Should Support a Sovereign Somaliland”- President Silanyo

By Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo An independent Somaliland would provide security in a strategically sensitive region, a growing market for goods and services, and an important bulwark ... Continue Reading →
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