Tag archive for ‘East Africa’
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By MGoth On Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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Somaliland is a functioning polity and more democratic than the rest of the Horn of Africa

Visitors arriving at Aden Adde International Airport in the Somali capital of Mogadishu can be forgiven for wondering where they have landed. As the aircraft taxis toward the terminal, concrete bollards appear, More...

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By Sahra Farah On Friday, June 8th, 2012
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Turkey set to heavily invest in Somalia

Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, left, shakes hands with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan before he addresses a conference that aims to support Somalia in a transition process, Istanbul, Turkey, More...

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By SomalilandPress On Monday, March 19th, 2012
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The World’s Next State?

HARGEISA, Somaliland— If a country isn’t recognized, does it make a sound? Here in Somaliland, the semi-autonomous northern part of the failed state of Somalia, I discovered that the answer is an emphatic yes. More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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Somaliland’s Foreign Policy: Pioneering, Promising and Progressive

In this ever-changing and unpredictable geo-political issues as well as global economic, security and diplomatic challenges, a solid and well thought foreign policy is vital for a young and yet unrecognised country, More...

Unicef has lined up Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor to front a fundraising appeal for people in east Africa affected by drought and famine. Photograph: Unicef/PA
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 13th, 2011
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Unicef use the force of Ewan McGregor to bolster east Africa drought appeal

LONDON — Unicef, the UN agency for children, has enlisted Ewan McGregor – the actor best known for his roles in Trainspotting and the Star Wars prequels – in a campaign to raise money for the drought More...

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By SomalilandPress On Saturday, June 11th, 2011
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USAID Supports Economic Opportunities for Somali People

HARGEISA, Somaliland – The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Partnership for Economic Growth was launched today in Hargeisa. The Partnership is working with Somalis to improve the environment for investment More...

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By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
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UN Refugee Agency Launches Inaugural Somali Community Event in Kenya

NAIROBI (Somalilandpress)–The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has partnered with Dahabshiil, the largest international money transfer company in Africa, to host the first ever Somali More...

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By Hassan Ali On Friday, November 12th, 2010
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US senator voices bioterrorism fears over East African labs

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 More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, March 14th, 2010
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East Africa is next hot oil zone

NAIROBI,  (Somalilandpress) — East Africa is emerging as the next oil boom following a big strike in Uganda’s Lake Albert Basin. Other oil and natural gas reserves have been found in Tanzania and More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
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US Firm Urges Affordable Internet Access for East Africa

NAIROBI (Somalilandpress) — A U.S.-based organization that promotes the use of the Internet is urging leaders in east Africa to make the Internet accessible and affordable to all of their citizens. The leaders More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
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The Mourning Tree – An Autobiography and A Prison Memoir by Mohamed Barud Ali, February 2010

In 1993, as a Minister of the Republic of Somaliland, “I was given the same office that the National Security Service interrogated me in the first night I was arrested [in 1982]. What can I say? All the demons More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, October 19th, 2009
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Eritrea fanning conflict in region.

One of the frustrations with which Africa’s friends have had to repeatedly cope over the years has been the seemingly utter incapacity of the African leaders to deal with their more problematic peers: witness More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, August 16th, 2009
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Without Free Movement, East Africa Will Keep Marking Time

HARGEISA, 16 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – IN recent weeks, Nairobi has hosted two crucial meetings that touched on pertinent issues that deal with wealth creation. The East African Investment Forum was More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 24th, 2009
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East Africa gets high-speed web

The first undersea cable to bring high-speed internet access to East Africa has gone live. The fibre-optic cable, operated by African-owned firm Seacom, connects South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique More...