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Somalia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Guinea Over Somaliland

Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with the West African country of Guinea over Somaliland
Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with the West African country of Guinea over violation of sovereignty and unity of Somalia, after Guinea gave a red carpet welcome to the president of the breakaway territory of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi.

BY ABDI GULED | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Somalia’s government announced it is cutting diplomatic ties with Guinea, accusing the West African country of violating its sovereignty.



The decision came after the president of the breakaway northern territory of Somaliland received a red carpet welcome in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, earlier this week. Continue reading Somalia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Guinea Over Somaliland

Competing with Djibouti, Somaliland Offers Ethiopia a Pipeline Alternative

Aspiring nation poses a direct challenge to Djibouti’s conduit plan

BY NIZAR MANEK | BLOOMBERG

A self-declared republic in Somalia asked Ethiopia to reroute its nascent oil and gas exports via a proposed new pipeline, challenging Djibouti’s long-held plans for a conduit.

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. It’s the latest bid by the Somali territory, which has sought statehood for almost three decades and plans its own crude output, to leverage its strategic location near the Red Sea to attract major foreign infrastructure projects. Continue reading Competing with Djibouti, Somaliland Offers Ethiopia a Pipeline Alternative

UAE Terminates Somalia Training Mission

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is ending a military training programme in Somalia in response to the seizure of millions of dollars and the temporary holding of a UAE plane by Somali security forces last week.

BY EMIRATES NEWS AGENCY

The UAE has decided to disband its military training programme in Somalia which started in 2014 to build the capabilities of the Somali army.

The decision comes in response to Somali security forces’ seizure of a UAE-registered civil aircraft at Mogadishu Airport and confiscation of money destined to pay the soldiers. Continue reading UAE Terminates Somalia Training Mission

Turkey-UAE Rivalry in Somalia Raising Tensions

In Somalia, which already lacks a strong central government, the foreign military presence risks aggravating matters and contributing to the country’s disintegration

Jockeying for political influence. Gulf crisis spills into Somalia, threatening its short-lived ‘peace’.

BY MUSTAFA SALAMA | MIDDLE EAST EYE

Late last month, Somalia called on the United Nations Security Council to halt the construction of a UAE military base in Somaliland. Somalia’s ambassador to the UN slammed the deal to build the base in the port city of Berbera as a “clear violation of international law”. Continue reading Turkey-UAE Rivalry in Somalia Raising Tensions