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Somalia: US Clears Way to Arm, Train Somali Forces

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President Barack Obama cleared the way Monday for the U.S. to arm and train Somali forces, taking a step toward normal relations with the East African nation as it works to build confidence in its newly recognized government. In a memo to Secretary of State John Kerry, Obama said he has determined that supplying defense […]

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Somaliland : Leader Holds Talks with American Representatives in Kenya

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America Government extended invitation to President Silanyo Somaliland President H.E Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud (Silanyo) has met with Representatives of the United States of America government in Kenya, most notable the American Ambassador to Kenya Hon Robert F Codec, the Deputy special representative for Somalia Mr. Brian Philips and USAID Deputy Director Ms. Hodan Hassan. The […]

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Somaliland: Security Threat Exaggerated Say’s Deputy Information Minister

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Somaliland government has responded to the announcement made today by the American government travel warning which dissuaded citizens against visiting the country. The Somaliland Assistant minister of information Hon Abdillahi Mohamed Dahir (Cukuse) dismissed in the strongest of terms allegations of the existent of present dangers and security threats to foreigners in the country during […]

Opinions

Why did the US ‘Recognise’ Somalia’s New Government?

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There is an English saying that describes the current hubbub in Somalia and Somaliland regarding the ‘recognition’ extended by the Obama administration to the government of Hassan Sheikh Mohamed – Somalia’s latest, foreign-sponsored and foreign-financed putative ‘government’. The saying is: ‘a storm in a teacup’. This phrase sums up the fatuity of the entire event, […]

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UNITED STATES NEVER EVER LEARN THEIR MISTAKES IN SOMALIA

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With all my respect of the international Organization, and United States, who are trying hard bring about peace and tranquillity to the Somali people, I forward my humble contributions to the fatal issue as a member of the concerned. May be I am wrong, but I see blood being shed again within the remains of […]

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World: THE FOOTSTEPS OF DEATH

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The following verse is a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. THE FOOTSTEPS OF DEATH   Tiny fingers, nimble minds               Tender flowers of the nation Kids, kids, kids Kids learning Kids playing Kids asking Kids wondering   Kids not knowing But also knowing […]

Africa

Ethiopia:The Tall Tale of Susan Rice

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On September 2, 2012, Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., delivered a nauseatingly sentimental oration at the funeral of Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi. She called Meles “selfless and tireless” and “totally dedicated to his work and family.” She said he was “tough, unsentimental and sometimes unyielding. And, of course, he had little patience […]

World

The dry-land remedy for piracy

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The fact that a Danish family is now being held captive on the coast of the de facto state of Puntland by Somali pirates is an illustration of the unrealistic attitude of the international community toward Somalia – or rather the former country of Somalia. The territory of that defunct nation-state is now divided into […]

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Somali pirates kill four Americans to revenege comrades

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BOSASSO — Somali pirates shot dead four American hostages on their private yacht near the coast of Somalia on Tuesday during an American special forces operation. According to Gen James N. Mattis, the head of the U.S. military’s Central Command, Jean and Scot Adam from California and their friends Phyllis MacKay and Bob Riggle from […]

Africa

US senator voices bioterrorism fears over East African labs

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NAIROBI (Somalilandpress) — Poorly secured medical laboratories in East Africa are posing new worries over possible bio-terrorism in a region hosting an Al Qaeda-linked insurgent group, a US senator said here Friday. Senator Dick Lugar, with a visiting Pentagon arms control expert team, told reporters that despite the absence of immediate bioterrorism threats in the […]

World

SOMALIA: Future president visits twin cities

ST. PAUL (Somalilandpress) — An Ohio man hoping to become the next president of Somalia is campaigning in Minnesota this week. He stopped by Saint Paul seeking to gain support from the Somali community. Locals are hopeful that Presidential Candidate Mohamed Saleban can turn their home country in the right direction. If elected in early […]

Opinions

United States should lead the world in recognizing peaceful, democratic Somaliland

Somalia recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence, but most Somalis have nothing to celebrate. Somalia ranks as the world’s most utterly failed state. Today, 3 million people are desperately in need of food, 1.4 million have been displaced and 750,000 survive on humanitarian relief. Much of central and southern Somalia is controlled by […]

World

United States praises Somaliland for conducting real democracy

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — With international observers describing last week’s presidential elections in Somaliland as “free and fair”, the United States government on Wednesday praised the break away Somali region for conducting real democracy. In a statement of which APA obtained a copy on Wednesday the United States government commends the people of Somaliland, the national […]

Africa

U.S. Congratulates Somaliland on Election Proceedings

The following is a presse release from U.S. – Kenya Embassy. U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya Press Release Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Nairobi, July 7, 2010 – The United States government commends the people of Somaliland, the National Electoral Commission (NEC), and the political parties for conducting a peaceful election on June 26. Reports indicate that […]

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Why Drone Attacks in Somalia is ill-advised ?

HARGEISA, 13 April 2010 (Somalilandpress) – According to recent media reports, the US administration of President Barack Obama is considering to use drone attacks as the least option to help the Transitional Government in Somalia to defeat the insurgency. However, attacking few foreign Jihadists is one thing but targeting a factional leader such as Sheikh […]