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World:Protect Rohingya ‘Boat Children’

Rohingya Muslim illegal immigrants gather at the Immigration Detention Centre during Ramadan in Kanchanaburi

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 […]


Is Ahmed Mohamed the new Mohamed Mooge?


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 […]


VIDEO: Kenyan MP supports Somaliland


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 […]


VIDEO: Jeremy Carver CBE congratulates Somaliland

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. […]


VIDEO: Shukri – A New Life

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.


Video: Somaliland votes

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,” […]


Somaliland set for presidential vote

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 […]


VIDEO: Aar Maanta’s Deeqa single

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 […]


Video: Face2face with poverty

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.


Ethiopians go to the polls

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 […]


Nigeria killings caught on video

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// […]


Video: Telecom Thriving In Somaliland

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 […]


SOMALIA: Twenty killed in Mogadishu fighting

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// img=x:/ embed=false share=true width=450 height=253 dock=true […]