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Somalia: Latest Interpeace Report Highlights Window for Peace


Branded a ‘failed state’, the Somali Region has become known for kidnappings of international aid workers, being the training ground for terrorists, and a base for piracy operations and its recurrent humanitarian crisis. This common view overshadows a different dynamic on the ground: a population that is gradually redefining their context and mobilizing behind the […]


Somalilanders Around the Globe: Vote for Change

HARGEISA, 10 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – It seems that we (Somalilanders) are naïve, trusting, blindly peace loving people and tend to see the world in terms of black and white, but at some point we have to realize that too narrow of view point can be self-defeating. We need to regroup, assess our priorities and […]


New Technology Undermines Somaliland Election

HARGEISA, 5 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The people and Government of Somaliland spend time, energy and money to the biometric voter registration to have free and fair election. The process continued for two years across Somaliland from Sool to Awdal regions. The world witnessed millions of Somalilanders in long queues for hours under blazing sun […]


Somaliland: Simple Advice to all Stakeholders!

HARGEISA, 5 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – To the Electoral commission, to the Government, to the Political parties, to the Parliament…………..and, of course, to the mesmerized Citizens! I have dared to take the pen after I was perplexed by the inhumane, shameful, uncivilized and endless political turmoil in our country, Somaliland. I don’t want to say […]


Somaliland: Press Statement by UDAA

HARGEISA, 4 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Like many other Somalilanders at home and abroad, we have watched with increasing dismay the long saga of the presidential election which has been postponed four times from its constitutionally ordained period[i] of April 2008. We were heartened now and again to see problems solved painstakingly through the Somaliland […]


Interpeace Press Statement

HARGEISA, 4 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Following a series of recent accusations reported in the Somaliland media, Interpeace is compelled to clarify a number of points. On 23 July 2009, a newspaper reported comments by an official of the Ministry of Planning, accusing Interpeace of working illegally in Somaliland because it is not registered under […]


Interpeace & Somaliland’s Presidential Election

Hargeisa, 4 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – There has been a lot of statements, press releases, commentary by all and sundry on the repercussions of the expulsion of the Interpeace representative from Somaliland and the implications of this action on the Presidential elections scheduled for 27th September this year. Clearly this is watershed, or defining moment […]


Somaliland Government Expel Inter-peace Representative

Hargeisa, 30 July 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Somaliland government expelled the representative of Interpeace from country. A group of Somaliland police arrived at Maansoor hotel where the representative was staying and guided him to the airport where he is flown out of the country. Armed forces have been seen inside and around Maansoor hotel this morning […]