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ISS: Somaliland’s election boosted its theoretical case for recognition

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The obstacles to actual recognition still seem insurmountable – unless Somalia relents and regional bodies give their blessing. Somaliland is increasing its push to win...

Somaliland opposition win majority in first parliamentary vote since 2005

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Two opposition parties in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region won a majority of seats in the region's first parliamentary election in 16 years, the National...

Somaliland holds first parliamentary vote since 2005

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Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region held its first parliamentary election for 16 years on Monday, in what politicians there describe as evidence of its comparative...

ISS: A pact of ‘pariahs’ rattles their neighbourhoods

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The recent accord struck between Taiwan and Somaliland – two countries that few others recognise – seems to have rattled China and Somalia more...

ISS: Abiy helps Somaliland put more facts on the ground

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On 1 June, Somaliland’s President Muse Bihi Abdi officially inaugurated the first 12 km of Berbera Corridor, a trade and transport route that connects...

ISS: The various layers to the Somaliland-Puntland discord

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Tensions between Somaliland and Puntland have increased over the past two years, with risks of further instability and militarisation if not adequately addressed. The...

Civilian airport in place of Somaliland military base

The United Arab Emirates no longer plans to establish a military airport in Somaliland and the facility currently being built will become a civilian...

Clan clashes in Somaliland kill more than 50

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Fighting between clans in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region killed more than 50 a witness at the scene and an official in neighbouring...

Protesters, journalists arrested in Somaliland

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Police in Somalia's breakaway Somaliland region arrested more than 40 protesters and two journalists at a demonstration in a town whose ownership...

Dozens killed in Somali land fights

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Dozens of people were killed in clashes between troops of breakaway Somaliland and its semi-autonomous Puntland region, medical workers and military officials...

UAE to train Somali security forces

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will train Somaliland security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base in the...

Somaliland sentences journalist to two years jail

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A court in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland sentenced a reporter to two years in jail for what it said was endangering...

Multi-million dollar deal for Somaliland port sparks land rush

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The land along the road into Berbera is barren and empty. Somaliland's small, rusty Gulf of Aden port which for centuries made...

Somaliland drought “nightmare” and a security threat

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Prolonged drought in Somaliland has killed between 65 and 80% of the semi-autonomous region's livestock, creating conditions that are "the worst time...

UAE to establish military base in Somalia

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Somaliland's parliament has approved the establishment of a naval base by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the port town of Berbera. The...

Dutch vessel HDMS Absalon trains Somaliland Coast Guard

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This week 22 soldiers from the Somaliland Coast Guard boarded a small vessel in the culmination of their maritime training executed by...

EUCAP Nestor carries out Search and Rescue exercise in Berbera, Somaliland

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On June 25th a series of mentoring and practical exercises with particular focus on Search and Rescue (SAR), organized by EUCAP Nestor...

EUCAP Nestor trains Somaliland Coast Guard officers

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The European Union maritime capacity building mission EUCAP Nestor has completed a two month long training course for Somaliland Coast Guard personnel. The...

EUCAP Nestor opens office in Somalilanda

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On March 12, the EUCAP Nestor field office in Hargeisa, Somaliland, was officially opened by the Head of Mission Etienne de Poncins,...

Somaliland blessed by dodging aid ‘curse’

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The breakaway territory of Somaliland cannot access foreign aid because it has not yet been recognized internationally as a state, and that...

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