End Collusion with Traffickers; Shelter Families (Bangkok) - Thailand’s government should urgently send ethnic Rohingya children from Burma and their families to safe and open family shelters. New research documents abuses by Thai authorities, who should take action against camps in southern Thailand used for trafficking Rohingya and punish officials complicit in abuse. As weather conditions improve, increased […]
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Members of the Isaaq clan met and greeted the leader of the United Somali Congress (USC), General Mohamed Farah Aideed (Aidid), in the Somali capital in 1992. This is a historical gathering between the supporters of the Somali National Movement (SNM) and USC — the two rebel groups who toppled Dictator Mohamed Siad Bare in […]
Could this 16-year-old Youtube personality and sensation become a music legend on a par with Mohamed Mogeh Liban “Baban”? His name is Ahmed Mohamed Babu and he was only fifteen when he recorded this video in his house on his own. Is Ahmed the new Mohamed Mogeh? There is not a single man that unifies […]
DUBAI — A video footage has emerged on the internet of Somali lawmakers engaged in a fierce fistfight and shoving during last week’s Istanbul Conference on Somalia. The fighting erupted when a female lawmaker accidentally announced the speaker of parliament’s street nickname, a name only used by those opposed to him. Mrs Dode called him […]
Mr. Elias Bare Shill, Kenyan Member of Parliament told local television station that he supports Somaliland’s quest for international recognition. Mr. Shill congratulated the people of Somaliland for their recent successful elections and the tremendous progress the country has made. He added he plans to visit Somaliland once the new Kenyan airliner starts operating between […]
HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Here are some pictures from Hargeisa during the Ramadan Eid celebrations. These pictures and video shows the president and his cabinet members pray the Eid prayer and receiving people at the presidential palace in Hargeisa.
Jeremy Carver CBE, international lawyer, co-chair of IRC-UK and a member of the Board of the International Rescue Committee speaks about the recent inauguration of President Ahmed Mohamed Silaanyo and the Somaliland status. Mr Carver has been practicing law for over thirty years and currently works for Clifford Chance LLP, which operates over twenty countries. […]
A Somali migrant in Italy survives grim conditions to send money home to her four children in Mogadishu. A glimpse into the realities of life in Europe for thousands of migrants, the challenges they face, and the future they seek.
Voters in Somaliland queued for hours and thronged polling stations Saturday for the second presidential election held in the self-declared republic, in a peaceful exercise in governance not seen for decades in the country’s anarchic south [by AP]. Peaceful region of Somaliland votes for president “The election is very crucial for the future of Somaliland,” […]
The self-declared Republic of Somaliland will soon hold its second presidential election in 8 years. Campaigning for the vote is underway in the breakaway state, which declared independence from Somalia in 1991. However, the area is only recognised internationally as an autonomous region within Somalia. Now many people are celebrating the election that was delayed […]
The growing use of the stimulant Khat is causing widespread social problems among Britain’s East African community, according to a Sky News investigation.
LONDON (SomalilandPress) — Deeqa is the long awaited single from the prolific UK based singer/songwriter Aar Maanta’s debut album ‘Hiddo iyo Dhaqan’ and is set for general release with the new acoustic version of the song on July 25th 2010. Maanta was one of Aar’s most popular earlier singles and he quickly became synonymous with […]
Somali novelist, Nadifa Mohamed, debuted novel won the Betty Trask Prize ($15,000), which is administrated by Society of the Authors in Britain. In her debut novel, Black Mamba Boy
CARE Netherlands holds a workshop dubbed “Face2face with poverty” in collaboration with Somaliland National Youth Umbrella (SONYO umbrella) in Mansor Hotel in Hargeisa. The project is designed to raise awareness in the Netherlands and Belgium about Women issues in Somaliland. The workshop also addresses means of communication for women including the use of video casting.
Voting is underway in Ethiopia, in legislative elections that are set to be a stiff test of the country’s democracy. Menes Zelawi, the current prime minister, is expected to be returned as leader, after 19 years in power. But the opposition is already crying foul, with memories of the 2005 election that led to widespread […]
President Dahir Rayale has cancelled the May 18 Independence celebrations to mark the 19th anniversary in Hargeisa [Somaliland] while Somalia’s weak transitional government in Mogadishu yet again runs into a constitutional crisis.
The new biometric voter ID cards have been distributed to their rightful owners days after arriving from the Republic of South Africa. These new cards were issued after the previous system including voter ID cards and voter registration list were abused. They contained many errors and the use of under aged kids as well as […]
Al Jazeera has obtained exclusive footage from Nigeria which shows unarmed men being shot dead. The footage was taken last year when the Nigerian government was hailing its defeat of an Islamist rebel group known as Boko Haram. We must warn our viewers that the images are extremely disturbing. Mike Hanna reports. [stream provider=youtube flv=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DT1hc1zKnLr0 […]
Somaliland’s telecommunication business is booming despite the lack of recognition and having no access to international banks and credit unions. Al Jazeera’s Jama Nur Ahmed went to Hargeisa to see firsthand how Somaliland’s leading telecom operators are improving the lives of ordinary people. Six months ago, Somaliland’s leading operator, Telesom unveiled its mobile banking system […]
At least 20 civilians were killed and scores wounded after fighting between Islamist insurgents and the Somali government forces erupted in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Rebels have stepped up attacks in various parts of the city in recent weeks and government forces have responded with shelling. [stream provider=youtube flv=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DnJLedHrtMg4 img=x:/img.youtube.com/vi/nJLedHrtMg4/0.jpg embed=false share=true width=450 height=253 dock=true […]