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Somaliland

Rapes on rise in Somaliland, say medical officials

Djibouti is bordered by Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somaliland

An upsurge of gang rapes has hit the breakaway region of Somaliland – a normally peaceful enclave considered by many to be a sanctuary from  Somalia’s decades of violence. Knife-wielding young men follow  women along the dusty streets of Hargeisa, the capital of the region,  dragging them inside buildings to rape and rob them. Children […]

Somaliland

Somaliland: Embassy Row: Shadow democracy in Africa

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A small but stable democracy lies in the shadow of Somalia in the volatile and terrorist-infested Horn of Africa. It formed a government based on the U.S. Constitution. It feeds more than 3.5 million residents and exports 4 million head of livestock a year to its biggest customer, Saudi Arabia. It holds elections, and defeated […]

Opinions

Somaliland: How to improve Hargeisa City

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The Capital city of the self declared independent State of Somaliland has much to be proud of. It is home, by conservative estimates, to more than a million people and it is the national centre of commerce. By simply observing the growing corporate skyline, it is evident that this reputation will only grow. More than […]

Somaliland

Hargeisa: a city on the edge.

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The Capital city of the self-declared independent State of Somaliland has much to be proud of. It is home, by conservative estimates, to more than a million people and it is the national centre of commerce. By simply observing the growing corporate skyline, it is evident that this reputation will only grow. More than any […]

Somaliland

Somaliland:Hargeisa; A Divided Capital City

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In Somaliland, we appear to have a government. It looks like a government, often talks like a government, and sometimes behaves like a government. But you can’t really understand the modus operandi of Silanyo’s government until you scratch beneath the surface and reveal that it is not actually a government but a small clique of […]

Somaliland

Crime rate soars in Somaliland

Mahel Abdi Muse, Policeman in Hargeisa, Somaliland

Somaliland is experiencing a significant uptick in crime, with about 5,000 more crimes reported in the past year than in the previous 12 months, according to an annual police report released this month. “There have been 18,989 reported crimes [from November 2011 to October 2012], of which 4,514 were prosecuted in court while 7,990 were […]

Sport

Telesom donates $20,000 towards sporting event in Somaliland

Somaliland Sport minister accepts donation from Telesom

Somaliland’s top telecom player Telesom on Monday presented a cheque for US$20,000 towards the upcoming national football tournament in Hargeisa. Presenting the cheque Ali Mohamed Salah “Ajab”, Director of national development, said the company believes the partnership would provide a tremendous boost to community development through sport in the country. He cited that sport is […]

World

Gold hero Mo and his bro

Raining champ ... Hassan, left, with Olympic hero Mo ARTHUR EDWARDS / THE SUN

Raining champ … Hassan, left, with Olympic hero Mo ARTHUR EDWARDS / THE SUN OLYMPIC hero Mo Farah is larking about with identical twin brother Hassan — and the way they behave no one would think they have lived apart for 21 years. They giggle at the same jokes, prod and poke each other — […]

Business

VACANCY:Assistant Project Manager Child Protection Response Specialist

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VACANCY Assistant Project Manager – Child Protection Response Specialist Date:                               10th Sept 2012 Position:        Assistant Project Manager – Child Protection Response Specialist Location:        Somaliland – Hargeisa Duration:        6 months Reports to:                 Project Manager SUMMARY: CESVI is currently implementing a Child Protection Program in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia.  The program: […]

Somaliland

Somaliland: President Silanyo returns to the country reaffirming Somaliland sovereignty

President Silanyo returns to Somaliland after a week-long trip to UAE

BERBERA — Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed has returned back after a week-long trip to Dubai where he held a meeting with his counterpart TFG President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Transitional Federal Government of Somalia. The two men met on the sidelines of a two-day counterpiracy event in the UAE to formally endorse the Chevening House Declaration, […]

Somaliland

Somaliland’s Last Year as a Protectorate

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The Somali National League kept their thought largely to them-selves, at any rate in public, while the National United Front published their displeasure in speeches. It was not long before the new party showed signs of seeking an association with the Somali National League, and a short time before the election a formal alliance was […]

Business

Somaliland and Ethiopia to boost travel

Aviation minister Mohamud H Abdi welcomes Ethiopian

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Airlines will introduce direct flights from Addis Ababa to the Somaliland seaport town Berbera from July 1, 2012, this was confirmed by Hargeisa. Somaliland aviation minister Mohamud Hashi Abdi said the Ethiopian national carrier will fly to Berbera once daily. He stated that he has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

Business

SOMALILAND: Telesom donates $20k to Djibouti-Hargeisa passage

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HARGEISA — Somaliland’s leading telecommunication provider, Telesom, has presented a check worth $20,000 to the country’s road authority on Wednesday in the capital. During a heartwarming ceremony held in Maansor Hotel, Telesom’s regional director, Abdisalam Ismail Nur, said the funds will go towards expansion works on an important motorway. He pointed that work was underway […]