Archive for the ‘Somalia’ Category

Unveiling and Navigating the Somalia-Turkey Defense and Economic Pact

Via Modern Diplomacy, a report on the recent signing of the “Framework Agreement for Defense and Economic Cooperation” between Somalia and Turkey, signifying a shift in the relationship between these two countries in terms of defense and economic partnership: The recent signing of the “Framework Agreement for Defense and Economic Cooperation’‘ between Somalia and Turkey […]

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Ethiopia’s Timely Sea Access Deal With Somaliland

Via Geopolitical Futures, commentary on Ethiopia’s sea access deal with Somaliland: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s announcement on Jan. 1 of a memorandum of understanding with Somaliland marked a pivotal moment in his country’s long search for unrestricted access to the sea. The agreement would grant Ethiopia access to 20 kilometers (12 miles) of coastline, […]

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Rare Debt Deal Brings Somalia in From the Cold

Via Bloomberg, a report on Somalia’s debt deal: Somalia is coming in from the cold. On Wednesday, the Horn of Africa nation ended three decades of being locked out of the global financial system when it signed an agreement with multilateral lenders canceling $4.5 billion of debt it couldn’t repay. It’s a testament to the […]

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Acumen, Climate Fund Have $250 Million Solar Plan for Africa’s Poorest Nations

Via Bloomberg, an article on the Hardest-To-Reach Initiative: Hardest-to-Reach Initiative focuses on 16 African nations Countries targeted include Congo, Somalia and Sierra Leone The world’s biggest climate fund is backing Acumen, a US-based company that promotes universal energy access, in establishing a $250 million facility to bring electricity from off-grid solar projects to 72 million […]

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East African Trade Bloc Welcomes Somalia

Via Geopolitical Futures, a look at Somalia’s entry into the East African Trade Bloc: Somalia’s accession to the East African Community marks a significant geopolitical shift, despite the country’s struggles with al-Shabab, environmental catastrophes, violent separatist movements and governance issues. The move promises to be mutually beneficial. To accept Somalia, the EAC – not for […]

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The Horn Of Africa States: Is A Regional Bloc A Lost Cause?

Via Eurasia Review, rather sober commentary on the prospects for the Horn of Africa: It must certainly look that possibilities of a new regional block comprising the Horn of Africa States of Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti are fading. Ethiopia recently applied to join the BRICS grouping and its admittance is expected to be official […]

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