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Khat in Somaliland: economic cure or curse?

In Somaliland the narcotic plant khat forms the basis of an industry that generates jobs, income for the government, export revenue for Ethiopia – and much criticism. …

Somaliland entices tourists

The quasi-independent region of Somaliland is trying to market itself as a tourist destination. …

Somaliland’s ‘unsung heroes’

Cut off from most international assistance, entrepreneurs in Somaliland have built the would-be country’s economy from scratch. …

Air connections increase

As members of the Somalia diaspora return home in growing numbers – emboldened by an improving security climate and apparent political progress, commercial air transport looks set to play a pivotal role in the country’s redevelopment.…

Film sheds new light on Somali piracy

A gripping new Hollywood movie is based on a true story of piracy on the coast of East Africa, when a US container ship was hijacked and its captain taken hostage.

Pirate Attacks Cut By 75%

At long last, a multinational task force seems to be winning the battle against pirates operating off the coast of Somalia.…

Mad Money Rules Mogadishu

Somalia in general, and Mogadishu in particular, have well-earned reputations as being among the most dangerous places on earth.…