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Somaliland: The Dilemma Of A Military Base   By: Ahmed Kheyre

Somaliland: The Dilemma Of A Military Base By: Ahmed Kheyre

Back in the early 1990’s, a few years after the devastating civil war, Somaliland was in dire straits. The cities were in ruins, the people destitute and the central authority kept things under control solely on the shoulders of the nation’s elders. During this precarious time, a respected former United States admiral came to Hargeisa to see […]

Proposal of New Name for Somaliland Republic

Since the world is well aware of Somaliland now, I would propose the following name for the country to speed up its recognition. This name is derived from the historical nature of Somaliland location in the world. Such name would also remove the confusion of jealousy name-competition of Puntland and Jubbaland (which are provinces of […]

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The Berbera Military Base is our Gateway to strategic Alliance in the  Arabian Peninsula, and Probably the Ticket to Ultimate Membership of the GCC

The Berbera Military Base is our Gateway to strategic Alliance in the  Arabian Peninsula, and Probably the Ticket to Ultimate Membership of the GCC has recently approved the setting up of UAE Military Base in the ancient coastal city of Berbera on the Gulf of Aden. However, the document that the two houses have rectified […]

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More  Information  About  Somaliland  Foreign  Policy  Especailly  Recognition  And  Somalia  States  Between  Both  Somaliland  And  Somalia.

Somaliland and Somalia were under British and Italian rule, respectively, before they gained independence separately and entered into union in 1st July 1960 [i]. The union formed Somali Republic. The main idea of the union was to bring all Somalis in the Horn of Africa under one government to obliterate colonial legacy that divided Somali […]

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An Acrimonious  Joint sessionof the Somaliland two Houses of Parliament

    Today, Sunday 12th of February 2017, the two houses of Parliament came together on an acrimonious and also controversial joint session on the request of President Silanyo. The cover agenda advanced by the Presidency was a consultation of national security matters which is to be held on joint session of the two houses […]

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Proposed UAE military base in Berbera causing uproar among opposition

The Parliament of Somalia’s break-away region of Somaliland has approved a deal to allow the United Arab Emirates to establish a military base in the port town of Berbera. The motion sparked heated debate, which saw opposition members forcefully removed from the session. Here’s CGTN’s Abdulaziz Billow with an update from Mogadishu.    

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Somaliland agrees to UAE military base in Berbera

MPs in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have agreed to allow the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to set up a military base in the port of Berbera. Observers say the deal has proved controversial among Somaliland’s neighbours in the Horn of Africa. The UAE already has a military facility at Eritrea’s Assab port for use […]

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UAE Military Base Boosts Berbera International Trade Hub and Somaliland-Ethiopia’s Relations and Economic Growth

On 12 February 2017, the government of Somaliland accepted the formal application seeking permission from the Somaliland government to open a military base in Berbera. This application followed the 440 million dollar investment – 30-year contract for UAE’s international ports operator, DP World, take a 65% stake in the project and the Somaliland government will […]

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Somaliland Requests That The UN Recognises Somaliland’s Territorial Waters

In a letter to the UN Secretary-General signed by President Silanyo today, the Government of Somaliland asserts its sovereign rights under international law and announces a new 24-nautical mile Contiguous Zone in addition to the 12-mile Territorial Sea and a 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The new Contiguous Zone and #EEZ will enable Somaliland to […]

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We should approve the UAE Berbera Air base but should negotiate the Best Possible Deal

The Somaliland government has recently commenced dialogue with the government of the UAE regarding the establishment of a UAE Air Base at Berbera on the Gulf of Berbera (Gulf of Aden). The government has confirmed the deal but they gave virtually no details. It is worth mentioning here that Somaliland has also already concluded another concession agreement […]

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