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Both Egypt and Ethiopia have long been interested to have a naval base in Zaila, Somaliland’s historical coast town. In protest against this new Taiwan-Somaliland relation, the Chinese ambassador to the Federal Government of Somalia, Qin Jian, met with president Farmajo. Aden Duale axed as Majority Leader. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Possible Outcomes of President Bihi’s Meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta. For Ethiopia’s long and medium term interest vis-a-vis Somalia’s situation , it lies with Abiy’s approach. Djibouti, Somaliland’s neighbor, has become an international theater for the strategic competition of the control of the Red Sea. However, Somaliland has not received any concessional loans from China due to its lack of international recognition. Nobody is stabbing nobody… if you don’t mind my bad grammar. By Dinah Matengo Ethiopia on Friday announced the resumption of land and air transport services to neighboring Djibouti. Capitalizing on the Nile impasse, reversing Abiy Ahmed’s ‘One Somalia’ policy, and into the orbit of Taiwan and the U.S. For many years gone by, Somaliland had been a silent actor in regional dynamics because of its lack of international recognition and the absence of incentives from regional players and global actors. DP World intends to challenge Djibouti’s near monopoly of Ethiopia’s import and export cargo from Berbera. Eritrean President Isayas Afeworki is expected to arrive in Ethiopia for a third time and unconfirmed reports on social media say that Somalian President is joining Abiy Ahmed and Afeworki for a tripartite meeting. Somaliland officials this writer talked to are open to the idea of hosting the newly created Ethiopia's naval force in one of Somaliland's coastal towns. Wikipedia. The news that Ethiopia and other countries do recognize it is not … However, none of these have succeeded in putting Somaliland on the world stage by gaining what it has been looking for: international recognition. Driven by their concerns over the relationship between Somaliland and Taiwan, China has offered to Somaliland hard infrastructural projects—ports, airports and industrial parks—in exchange for Somaliland to totally cut off diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but that offer was declined. ICJ Delays A Hearing Into Maritime Dispute By 10 Months. July 9, 2020. The spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian, accused Taiwan of undermining Somalia’s territorial integrity by establishing bilateral ties with Somaliland. The Somaliland News Delivers Latest Somali Region news and information on the latest top stories, politics, business, sports, entertainment, and more. The Governor of the Somaliland Central Bank disclosed to a group of journalists in Hargeisa that the […] Pinterest. Tigray: Ethiopian Army Kills Ex-Foreign Minister Fars News Agency 08:25 14-Jan-21 Ethiopia's former FM, senior gov't officials killed in battle People's Daily 08:03 14-Jan-21 Fifth Operation Rock of Israel flight lands in Israel Jerusalem Post 07:30 14-Jan-21 With Egypt establishing a diplomatic relationship with Somaliland, Addis Ababa has realized it had made a gross strategic mistake in neglecting Somaliland’s interests. Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 as the country collapsed into warlord-led conflict and it has seen little of the violence and extremist attacks that plague Somalia to the south. For Egypt, establishing a physical presence gives it a vantage point to closely watch Ethiopia, and for Somaliland to have Egypt present in its territories is signal of Somaliland’s disgruntlement over Ethiopia’s Mogadishu-focused policy. “Ethiopia, Somaliland boosting bilateral ties for lasting regional peace, development.” August 29, 2020. ICJ Delays A Hearing Into Maritime Dispute By 10 Months. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. twitter; facebook; linkedin; Work has begun on the construction of a 250km dual carriageway between the Somaliland Port City of Berbera and Ethiopian border, to be funded by the UAE and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development … It’s a win-win scenario for the rgion and the right approach unlike the double-desling and snake salesman’s policy of the Woyane regime. Some are even more optimistic about Somaliland’s potential. The strategic importance of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden has been acknowledged by both regional powers and global superpowers. This process was the key success story of Somaliland. Diplomacy. May 20, 2020. On request from FGS, Ethiopia relegated its diplomatic relationship with Somaliland by not appointing its diplomatic representative to its Liaison Office in Hargeisa, a sign that Addis Ababa had changed its policy towards Somaliland and Somalia. By Senior News Editor Nov 22, 2020 somalia With many around the world focused on the dangerous military confrontation in Ethiopia, Somalia too is facing a triple security crisis that can jeopardize the country’s halting progress. But Somaliland viewed this as a national security threat, fearing that Ethiopia would use gunboat diplomacy to annex parts of its territory to gain permanent access to sea; a red line in Somaliland’s sovereignty over its territory. In recent years, however, the political landscape of the Red Sea has radically changed with both regional and global powers establishing a physical presence at the Red Sea. News Is Ethiopia mediating a deal between Somalia and Somaliland? Currently, about 95% of Ethiopia’s trade goes through Djibouti. "Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya have to prioritize confronting threats of Al-Shabab and Coronavirus. This is the regional market that the trader is also targeting. producing and distributing 50 news and information items daily from over 100 African news organizations . The Somaliland News. Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, the leader of the Wadajir party, now asks all the three countries to prioritize the fight against Al-Shabaab, which has been rendered an email existential threat in Somalia. Kenya. 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With the changing geopolitics, despite its ongoing quest for international recognition, Somaliland seems to be moving from an isolated political actor in the region to a more active partner both at commercial and military levels. The writer tried to simply illustrate the current state of affairs in the region plus the international players getting involved. WhatsApp . Published under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence. Super article that shades light what Somaliland is all about – The driver of shifting sands for better of the region in a silent manner up until when Taiwan – China entangalment shows up on the Horn of Africa recently which is a whole uncharted territory. Understand these words as : double-desling,, Mainland China and destabilization. Miraa farmers want State to strike deal with Somaliland News By ... which has been getting miraa from Ethiopia. Earlier this month, Ethiopia has appointed Saed Abdilahi Jibril as the new Consul General to Somaliland, Prior to his appointment envoy Sa’eed was the deputy chancellor of Somaliland’s state-run Hargeisa university. Background History of Ethiopian Navy As a dominant political force both at the AU and Arab League, Egypt has blocked all AU-led initiatives about the case of Somaliland. Dr Mohamed received his LL.B from the University of Hargeisa (Somaliland), his LL.M from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and his PhD from University for Peace. Will Somaliland’s Berbera Port Be a Threat to Djibouti’s? The Ethiopian customs office at Tog-Wachale border to Somaliland has captured $182,247 (United States dollar) from. Geeska Afrika Online (1985) a voice of East Africa.The Oldest Independent Free Press in the region. The beginning of this month saw the Transitional Federal “Government” of Somalia, residing in a highly fortified Villa Somalia, cut non-existent diplomatic ties with Guinea Conakry because the latter accorded what looks … Hopefully, quick recovery for those affected and survived and RIP for ones who didn’t make through. Somaliland and Taiwan have a shared historical context: both are unrepresented and unrecognized by the international community; have established democratic governance structures; face threats from Somalia and China respectively; are aligned with the Western world; and have geostrategic value for the rest of the world. Well articulated article written by an informed expert. #Somaliland- Somaliland has been a lonely nation since she has officially disowned its ugly and ruthless brother, Somalia. The Ethio-Egyptian dispute over the GERD has worked in the favor for Somaliland: it has shown the Ethiopians that Somaliland’s geostrategic location cannot be ignored, that Ethiopia’s national interests lie with Somaliland even as Abiy has courted Farmaajo, and that Ethiopia’s regional strategic competitors would establish diplomatic relations with Somaliland should Ethiopia fail to balance its relationship between Somaliland and Somalia. Amb. Somaliland spends $524m a year – about 30 percent of its gross domestic product – on khat from Ethiopia, said Weli Daud with the Somaliland Ministry of Finance. All Analysis Geopolitics Diplomacy Government International Politics Press Release. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Debt sustainability and debt stress to many African countries, most of them least-developed countries, is giving the Chinese a soft power to influence policies. Somaliland | Ethiopia News is a news reader (RSS reader) providing a summary of headlines and latest news stories disseminated in the reliable news sources from Ethiopia News. But the real story behind the Egyptian visit in the midst of its escalating dispute with Ethiopia over the Nile waters is yet to be disclosed. Since 2002, Somaliland has held six popular elections, making it one of the successful democracies in Africa. Since 1991, Somaliland has become an island of stability in a region affected by intra- and inter-state conflicts. Somaliland 2021 Budget – Brief Analysis. READ MORE Trafigura investment in Somaliland is a win for Ethiopia. I was wondering how serious it is and why or whether it’s control yet. Staff Editor April 16, 2019 Ethiopia However, with the election of the new prime minister, and a new regional integration process led by Abiy, the President of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed ‘Farmajo,’ and Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki, the Ethiopian alliance was about to change, and Somaliland was pushed to the sidelines. The facts and figures … … It was agreed that Ethiopia should resume its normal diplomatic relationship with Somaliland by sending its ambassador to Hargeisa. June 22, 2020. We will see how it will playout. In a press statement, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liban Yusuf Osman, said that Egypt and Somaliland had discussed bilateral trade and investment in areas of livestock and fisheries. © Copyright 2021, All Rights Reserved  |. Ethiopia; News; Opinion; Somaliland; Should Ethiopia recognize Somaliland? Based on a new political settlement reached at the Borame Conference in 1993 by the key founding stakeholders of peace and order in Somaliland between political elites, business communities, and traditional leaders, Somaliland succeeded in establishing a governing institution that protects the security, promotes stability and safeguards the welfare of its citizens. Ethiopia stands to lose close to USD 1 Billion should the country move ahead and halt its new development and partnership with Somaliland over the Port of Berbera. This new trend between China-Africa relations challenges the rules of the game of the U.S.’s uncontested hegemonic power over Africa. The UAE and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Construction are also building a 250-kilometre dual carriageway between the … For Ethiopia, Zaila would serve as an alternative to its dependence on Djibouti’s port and also prevent Egypt from having a physical presence on its doorstep. Unlike the Western world, China, through its global economic power, has invested both in trade and infrastructure in Africa, leading some states to become indebted to China. Ethiopia has also agreed a deal with the self-declared Somali state of Somaliland for a 19% stake in the port of Berbera which includes a plan to build a road from its border to the port. John Markakis (1994): "Briefing: Somalia in the New Political Order of Ethiopia". By contrast, Egypt is interested to lease a naval base in Zaila, ostensibly to safeguard sea lines of communication to the Suez Canal, but really as a deterrence to Ethiopia’s growing influence in the Horn of Africa. Somaliland The Voice ID Project: Verifying recipients of mobile money supported humanitarian… Woman accused to have alleged abuse on teenage domestic worker to… Inter-clan hostilities were ended through reconciliation and dialogue, with more than 39 reconciliation conferences held throughout Somaliland without any international or regional support. Ethiopia owns 19 per cent shares of the Berbera Port, Somaliland has 30 per cent while DP World enjoys a 51 per cent stake. One of the rare well written articles. News. #Somaliland- Somaliland has been a lonely nation since she has officially disowned its ugly and ruthless brother, Somalia. Updates / The President of the Republic of Somaliland H. E Musa Bihi Abdi with the South Sudanese Vice President H. E Riek Machar. No reliable information has emerged so far on this issue ever since the new MP came to power. Somaliland could be used as an alternative maritime and military partner should U.S. fears about China’s dominance over Djibouti significantly heighten. The security… Somalia Horn of Africa News Somaliland The reported Somaliland meeting was not acknowledged by Egyptian officials and the news emerged from a single Kenyan news site. This new development could demonstrate the beginnings of a change in U.S. policy towards Somalia. The reaction comes days after an Egyptian delegation met Somaliland President Musa Bihi Abdi in Hargeisa where the two sides discussed Cairo's proposal to set up a military facility in the self-declared Somalia state. So humiliating to see the diplomatic and foreign relations mess that we’re in to, mainly because of the immature actions and ambition of Abiy Ahmed to become regional hegemony, exporting his unitary/ one country policy to our neighbors, abandoning our long held stance of ‘non-interference in other states internal affairs’. Kenya’s Amina Mohamed eyes WTO Director General. In the meantime, we are of the opinion that our Ethiopian brothers should carefully read the history of the region and make informed decision on this sensitive question. The UAE and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Construction are also building a 250-kilometre dual carriageway between the city of Berbera and the Ethiopian border town of Togwajale. Some are even more optimistic about Somaliland’s potential. Ethiopia and other regional actors should understand that Somaliland’s position in the Red Sea and the greater Horn of Africa could be the game changer. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Facebook. Brilliant diplomatic maneuvering or worest kind of gorilla marketing in diplomacy ? I can not bear clan division, but again I do not see why you... definitely Great story with a twist, Culture and Clan Can no... Well done. The $4.4 billion geothermal energy plan for Ethiopia. Twitter. Ethiopia owns 19 per cent shares of the Berbera Port, Somaliland has 30 per cent while DP World enjoys a 51 per cent stake. Ethiopia on Monday warned Egypt against establishing any military base that would pose a security threat to the East African region. The projects would become a vital cog in Ethiopia’s drive to become a middle-income country by 2025. This new engagement of Ethiopia with Somaliland is presumably to prevent perceived Egyptian interests in Somaliland. A good example was the 2005 AU-driven fact-finding mission led by the former Deputy Chairperson of the African Commission, H.E Patrick Mazimhaka, whose findings were that the case of Somaliland had to be seen from a historical perspective and that the AU should find a special method to deal with this outstanding African issue; Egypt blocked this when it was presented to the heads of the state and governments. Undated but most likely taken prior to the end of the Ottoman-Egyptian period (1885). Somaliland’s strategic calculus with Taiwan is twofold: through Taiwan, Somaliland will be able to have better bilateral strategic relations (mainly security and economic) with the U.S. and to attract foreign direct investment to exploit untapped natural resources. This new engagement of Ethiopia with Somaliland is presumably to prevent perceived Egyptian interests in Somaliland. I have a better understand of Somaliland and its position on the international stage. Successive Somaliland governments have, to the extent of their power, invested in the constitution, and tirelessly advocated for Somaliland’s unique case and achievements. “There’s enough going on in this region for Berbera to get used without causing Djibouti problems. Very interesting piece positioning Somaliland in the regional and global politics. The government of Ethiopia is already said to be owning around 18 percent of the newly developed Berbera ports and that is expected to bring the cost of imports and exports down. In 2019, China-Africa trade value is estimated to be worth $185 billion, according to China-Africa Research Initiative, John Hopkins University. “Somaliland is part of the union of Somalia. LONDON – Qatar and Turkey found in E… Enjoyed it. Sowing tensions in Somalia with the help of Ankara and Doha may benefit Addis Ababa temporarily, but threatens to strike stability in the entire Horn of Africa. In a press release, President Farmajo of Somalia reiterated Somalia’s support for the ‘One-China policy.’ In Beijing, policy-makers were unhappy with the new Taiwan’s move in expanding its diplomacy in the Horn of Africa, a strategic location for China’s BRI project. The U.S.-China strategic competition over Djibouti is central to the geopolitical game being played by these two global powers. By Daniel Mumbere. However, three major geopolitical changes are re-shaping Somaliland foreign policy: the Ethio-Egyptian dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Taiwan-China relations and the regional rivalry between China and the U.S. over the control of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. There have been unconfirmed reports in the Ethiopian and Somaliland media that the Horn of Africa nation is considering developing a port in Sudan that will be an optional sea outlet. Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo arrived in Addis Ababa last weeked to attend the 33rd African Union Summit whiles Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi also arrived on Sunday. … December 13, 2020. Both countries have an ancient relationship in many forms including people-people relationship. Somaliland-Ethiopian Joint Security Cooperation Summit Held Staff - September 29, 2020 0 A high-level security cooperation meeting between Ethiopia and Somaliland has officially commenced in the capital Hargeisa on Tuesday. China is Africa’s biggest creditor, and public debt in Africa has become a soaring and complex problem. It was reported that the Egyptian and Somaliland officials had agreed to set up offices in Hargeisa and Cairo. Monday, January 11 2021 Breaking News. The direction of the new Ethiopian strategy vs Somaliland is yet to be drawn and declared. As part of its strategic calculus, Egypt has long been a supporter of the unity of Somaliland and Somalia to counterbalance Ethiopia’s hegemonic regional ambitions. With these geopolitical changes in the region, Somaliland is shifting from its long-held diplomatic stances. For the last two decades, Ethiopia has been keen to sway the Somaliland government to lease to Zaila in exchange for more trade and formal diplomatic recognition. The 2016 concession agreement between the government of Somaliland and DP World, a United Arab Emirates-owned port operator, is a good example of how Somaliland has benefited from the fallout of China’s dominance in Djibouti. June 22, 2020. BREAKING NEWS: Ethiopia to appoint a full ambassador to Somaliland Jul 27, 2020 Senior News Editor Reliable sources from Somaliland’s presidency said that Ethiopia is sending a full ambassador to Hargeisa after Egyptian delegation consisting of… “Ethiopia, Somaliland boosting bilateral ties for lasting regional peace, development.” August 29, 2020. It is estimated that 32 percent of Ethiopia’s public debt is owed to China, making it the largest creditor. HAN@Geeskaafrika.com Maj Gen Kebede from the Ethiopia National Defence Forces recently assumed office as the Deputy Force Commander in … By: Staff writer The newly appointed Ethiopian consul General to Somaliland Saed Abdilahi Jibril arrived in Hargeisa on last Sunday. News: Ethiopia, Somaliland military officials discuss #COVDI19 prevention joint efforts. For Somalia, Abiy was a good friend and ally, and Somaliland felt that its long-time partner has abandoned it and sided with its rival in Mogadishu. By. The overture from Somaliland comes as Ethiopia begins exploiting an estimated 8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and test-drilling for oil in its restive east. In July 2020, a high-level Egyptian delegation arrived in Hargeisa for talks with Somaliland government. Ethiopia has dismissed claims it recognizes Somaliland as an independent state noting it stands for the unity of Somalia. Ethiopia News reads latest regional, national and local headlines in English and Amharic. Saed Abdilahi Jibril arrived at…, Ethiopia has dismissed claims it recognizes Somaliland as an independent state noting it stands for the unity of Somalia. However, Ethiopia Insight will correct clear factual errors. “That is a red line for us,” he said, adding that Ethiopia wants friendly relations with Somaliland, despite its non-state status. Politics, World, Africa Ethiopia objects to Egyptian base plans in Somaliland Proposed Egyptian military base in self-declared breakaway territory Somaliland causes regional tension In the early years of the 1990s, Somaliland demobilized its armed militias, turning them into a military and police force. Likewise, over the past decade, Ethiopia has received more than $8.6 billion concessional loans from China to finance infrastructure. Driven by its War on Terror strategy, the U.S. has always viewed Somalia as a potential safe haven for terrorists and deal with Muqdisho accordingly. Latest Somaliland News and Information. Stay on top of Ethiopia latest developments on the ground with Al Jazeera’s fact-based news, exclusive video footage, photos and updated maps. The relationship between Ethiopia and Somaliland dates back over hundred years. Ethiopia Withdraws Thousands of Troops From Neighboring Somalia Soldiers being redeployed to help offensive in Tigray regionU.S. However, with all that said, Somaliland is entering a new era of international and regional diplomatic warfare. Spokesperson for the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dina Mufti told The Nation newspaper on July 27, “As a sovereign country, Egypt has a legitimate right to create relationships with any county in the region." This status makes Somaliland a debt-free country with no external creditors influencing its internal policies. This is the author’s viewpoint. Too bad but I read from the news that dozens are infected with Covid-19 at the Calgary parishioners. The current regional and international diplomacy requires a written and contextualized foreign policy framework on the part of Somaliland that promotes new gains and contains potential risks. Learn how your comment data is processed. In its search for a new family member from the international community, Ethiopia waved a fake hand of sisterhood that always benefited her. Diplomacy. “Ethiopia has resumed air and land transportation services with Djibouti after undertaking close negotiations with its Djiboutian counterpart,”… Somaliland … Nachrichten zu Somalia im Überblick: Alles über die Präsidentenwahl, die Terrormiliz Al-Shabaab und Piratenbekämpfung in Somalia. On the other hand, Ethiopia’s ruling party under governments preceding those led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed maintained a close, non-formal diplomatic relationship with Somaliland. HARGEISA, Somalia- Ethiopia enhanced cooperation with canton Somaliland this week following a high-level security meeting that comes several months after Addis Ababa and Hargeisa locked horns over Egypt's quest to establish a military base in the breakaway northern region of Somalia.. 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