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Somaliland breaking news - Hargeisa
By SomalilandPress On Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Breaking News: Somali election: Hassan Sheikh elected as president

Somali MPs meeting in the Mogadishu have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s new president, in the latest step to end decades of war. Hassan Sheikh, an academic, beat outgoing President Sheikh Sharif More...

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By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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African viewpoint: Scramble for Nigeria’s $15m ‘bribe’

In our series of viewpoints from African journalists, Sola Odunfa in Lagos wonders about the fate of $15m (£12m) deposited in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2007. Somewhere in the vaults of the CBN a bag More...

The global trade in khat is worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year and in one Ethiopian town daily life centres almost entirely around the drug.
By Hassan Ali On Sunday, January 29th, 2012
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Frenetic pace of Ethiopia’s khat boomtown

AWADAY — The global trade in khat is worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year and in one Ethiopian town daily life centres almost entirely around the drug. Drive along any road between Ethiopia, Djibouti More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, March 26th, 2011
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SOMALILAND: Going it Alone – BBC assignment

It’s twenty years since Somaliland declared itself independent but it still remains unrecognised as a nation state. For Assignment, Mary Harper reports from Hargeisa, the capital, where she finds many people happy More...

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By Abdiqani On Thursday, January 27th, 2011
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Somalia: 20 years of anarchy

When you land at the clean, tidy airport in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, you feel you could have arrived in any small African state. The police are courteous and wear freshly-pressed uniforms, the Somaliland More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
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Brain gain: African migrants returning home

Africa may still be suffering from a chronic brain drain but some of the continent’s elite are turning their backs on the West and taking their talents back home according to film-maker Andy Jones. The story More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
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Ethiopia’s love affair with the rubber stamp

ADDIS ABABA, August 11 2009 (Somalilandpress) – As she prepares to leave Addis Ababa, the BBC’s Elizabeth Blunt reflects on the intense level of officialdom she has encountered in Ethiopia which she More...