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Is Somali piracy set to become a threat again?

Until April, the Al Kausar was just one of thousands of anonymous dhows plying the ancient maritime route between the bazaars of the Persian Gulf and the merchants of the East African coast.…

Somalia: PM Ali Kheyre sworn in amidst hope of stability

Somalia’s new prime minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre, has been sworn into office by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Wednesday 1 March, amidst renewed hope that the security situation will improve under the new regime.…

Somali skies welcome airlines

Airspace over Somalia has been considered a no-go area by most foreign airlines for two decades, but progress on the security and political fronts is now prompting a surge in commercial flights.

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.…