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Lawrence Solomon: Drop effort to keep Somalia together

Somali President Sheikh Sharif received in Istanbul by Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan during the second Istanbul Conference (AA Photo)

Somali President Sheikh Sharif received in Istanbul by Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan during the second Istanbul Conference (AA Photo) OPINION | JUNE 1, 2012 LAWRENCE SOLOMON To save Somalia from piracy, terrorism, hunger, corruption, warlordism and a third decade of anarchy, representatives from 54 countries, along with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, met in Turkey […]


Scent of Jasmine, whiff of cordite

Libyan oil exports before the murder of Jasmine Revolution by Western forces - how will it change?

Somalilandpress Editorial To seasoned observers of international affairs the events taking place in the Maghreb and throughout the Middle East remind us that essentially diplomacy is a game of gilded immorality. What began in Tunisia as one young man’s act of desperation and self-immolation has now become a conflagration that has seen the Western powers […]


Omanis Protest for 3rd Day in Key Industrial Town

Omani nationals watch smoke rise from Lulu hypermarket in Sohar, February 28, 2011

DUBAI — Hundreds of Omanis have joined a third day of anti-government protests in a key industrial town where security forces engaged in a deadly street battle with demonstrators a day earlier. The anti-government protesters gathered at a major traffic circle in the northwestern coastal town of Sohar Monday, blocking roads and setting fire to […]


Bahrain Turmoil Poses Fresh Test for White House


MANAMA — A brutal government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters here on Thursday not only killed at least five people but, once again, placed the Obama administration in the uncomfortable position of dealing with a strategic Arab ally locked in a showdown with its people. As the army patrolled with tanks and heavily armed soldiers, the […]


SOMALILAND: UAE to import more livestock from the region

DUBAI (Somalilandpress) — Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, on Sunday, issued a resolution allowing conditional imports of live sheep, goats, cattle their products and their offal from the cities of Boosaaso and Berbera in the Republic of Somalia. According to the resolution, importers will have to make sure that the […]


Saudi-Somalilanders: Hoping for the best for their homeland

RIYADH (Somalilandpress) — Somalilanders in Saudi Arabia are hoping that the presidential elections held on June will continue to usher peace and reconciliation in their country. Above all, they expressed confidence that the world will recognize Somlaliand as an independent and democratic nation. Official results of the election are not due for another week. A […]


Somaliland’s Deepest Gratitude to King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz

HARGEISA, 20 February 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took productive step by allowing the livestock exports from Somaliland and Somalia. The livestock exports are economy backbone for both the countries, and 90% of daily income of Somali families is from livestock revenue. The Somali people at the horn of Africa cheered the decision […]


Saudi livestock move boosts Somaliland economy

BERBERA, 10 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Days after Saudi Arabia lifted a nine-year ban on livestock imports from Somalia, the market in Hargeisa, Somaliland, has seen a 10-fold increase in sales, according to local traders. “One thousand five hundred sheep used to be sold in the market before the recent announcement… compared to more than […]


Saudi Arabia Resumes Livestock Trade with Somalia

Washington, 06 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) — The government of Saudi Arabia on Thursday removed an 11-year ban on livestock imports from Somalia after fears of Rift Valley Fever were allayed, senior Somali officials told the VOA. The decision was well received across Somalia as hundreds of thousands of farmers heavily rely on animal exports to […]


China launches Arabic TV channel

China is launching an Arabic-language TV channel to show the Middle East and North Africa the “real” China. China Central Television’s station will broadcast news, entertainment and cultural programmes 24 hours a day. It is part of the Chinese government’s plan to promote its own viewpoints by encouraging state-controlled media organisations to go global. [ad#Google […]


Saudi ‘genie’ sued for harassment

A family in Saudi Arabia is taking a “genie” to court, accusing it of theft and harassment, reports say. They accuse the spirit of threatening them, throwing stones and stealing mobile phones, Al Watan newspaper said. The family have lived in the same house near the city of Medina for 15 years but say they […]


Somaliland: Daallo Airline Introduces New Jets and Flights

Hargeisa, 15 June 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Daallo airlines has launched a new luxury, daily nonstop services connecting Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa to number of cities in Africa, Middle East and Europe using it’s new fleet – the McDonnell Douglas DC-9, a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. The DC-9 passenger Jet can carry 91 passengers; 75 people in […]