By Yousef Timacade. In recent years, the Somaliland National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has come under scrutiny for its alleged involvement in illegal detentions, posing a serious violation of both national laws and fundamental human rights principles. One particularly alarming incident involves the...
Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi, right, and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attend the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding that allows Ethiopia to use a Somaliland port, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 1, 2024. Image: Prime Minister Abiy...
In early January, Ethiopia and unrecognized Somaliland signed a memorandum to secure Addis Ababa's access to the Red Sea. In response, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, threatened to use all means to prevent Ethiopia from accessing the sea at...
Haitham El-Zobaidi Somaliland is not seeking to be a “banana republic”. It is more like a strategically located haven of stability seeking to secure a place for itself despite being next to a hotspot of unrest. This combination of Somaliland’s...
After decades of conflict, Mogadishu reached a historic milestone by attaining IMF/World Bank debt relief. REUTERS/Feisal Omar By Hassan Ali Khaire The long-suffering East African country will accumulate further debt arrears unless it undertakes bolder reform, says former prime minister Hassan...
Somalis march against the Ethiopia-Somaliland port deal at Yarisow stadium in Mogadishu on January 3, 2024 By Abdifatah Ismael Tahir On January 1, 2024, Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and Somaliland's President, Muse Bihi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
By Andrew Korybko The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) condemned Monday’s port deal between Ethiopia and Somaliland, as did Al-Shabaab on similarly nationalist grounds, despite those two being existential enemies. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed (HSM) even went as far as to fearmonger that the group...
by Scott Morgan The announcement made on New Year’s Day that Ethiopia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Somaliland covering several areas may have created the first major geopolitical risk of the year 2024. There is a copious amount...
By Mohamed Ibrahim This week we have witnessed the unprecedented signing of the Memorandum of understanding between Somaliland and Ethiopia which has sent shock waves in the Horn of Africa and beyond.  The MOU involves the development of an Ethiopian...
By Andrew Korybko The Somali Cabinet condemned the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the breakaway region of Somaliland and Ethiopia as a violation of sovereignty, but there’s little that it can do to change the on-the-ground reality that’s been in place...