Archive for the ‘Somalia’ Category

War-Ridden Somalia Starts Payments System as It Rebuilds Nation

Via Bloomberg, an article on a national payment system recently set up in Somalia: Somalia has set up a national payments system as part of plans to develop the financial industry in one of the world’s most fragile states, following decades of political and economic instability. The 13 lenders in the Horn of Africa nation […]

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Somaliland Opens New Berbera Port Terminal

Via African Business, a report on the development of Somalialand’s Berbera port, which reduces landlocked Ethiopia’s reliance on the port of Djibouti for trade, and fuels optimism in the breakaway region of Somaliland: UAE port operator DP World and the government of Somaliland opened a new container terminal in the Berbera port on Thursday, signalling […]

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Port Of Berbera Breathes Life Into Somaliland

Via AllAfrica, a report on the expansion of the port of Berbera: The expansion of the Port of Berbera, the building of the road linking the town to the Ethiopian border and the planned  construction of the multi-million Berbera Economic Free Zone has brought life into the once sleepy city of Somaliland. Add that to […]

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Is Somalia Poised for Economic Success?

Via National Interest, a report on Somalia’s economic potential where Mogadishu’s debt may be the only thing preventing it from being prosperous in 2020: Dr. Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute has published a series of articles in the National Interest and other publications that seemed aimed to destabilize a concerted effort by the federal government of […]

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Somalia To Announce Plans For First Oil Licensing Round In December

Via Reuters, a report on Somalia’s plans for first oil licensing round in December: Somalia will announce plans in December for its first ever oil and gas licensing round, its oil minister said on Tuesday, as the frontier market looks to attract new investment after decades of civil strife. At least three mortar bombs were fired last […]

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Somaliland: How Climate Change Is Pushing This Desert State To Fish

Courtesy of Ozy, an interesting look at how climate change is creating new industrial opportunities in Somaliland: Danish shipowner Per Gullestrup had been through the trauma of negotiating the release of his vessel and crew — hijacked by Somali pirates — when he decided to tackle the problem at its source by developing alternative opportunities […]

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