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Difficult Road Ahead for Somaliland Leaders Vis a Vis Somalia

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Somaliland has overcome many impediments, unbearable, distressing and uncertain times throughout its existence. It has shown resilience time and time again with the collective spirit of its people and succeeded where others failed. Somaliland crossed thorny and bumpy roads since its inception as free nation in May 18, 1991. However, the challenges that we faced […]

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Somaliland recognition & Somali unity

This article will analyse the recent report of possible Somaliland recognition and how Somaliland independence is often perceived in Somalia. The future of the Somali nation will also be discussed. Israel’s possible recognition of Somaliland has recently been a popular topic of discussion among Somali news websites. The idea seems farfetched, if not wishful thinking, […]

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Somaliland & drought: the tale of one elderly.

Balli Hiile, 9 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) The town of Balli Hiile lies about an hours drive south east of Burcao in eastern Somaliland. Miles and miles of monotonous semi-desert landscape surrounds the village, nothing but acacia trees, termite mounds and small prickly shrubs scatter the land. Somaliland forms the north western part of Somalia. Declaring […]

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Mogadishu Hotel Bomber Identified as a Dinish Citizen

Copenhagen, 9 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The Mogadishu hotel suicide bomber who disguised himself as a veiled woman and blew himself killing 22 people including four transitional government ministers has been confirmed to be from Denmark. A Press release from The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) said that the suicide bomber was a Somali […]

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Somaliland: Government, opposition and Islamic leaders condemn Somalia attack, security tightened

HARGEISA, 5 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Somaliland Islamic leaders have condemned the suicide bombing that killed 22 people in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. During Friday prayer in Hargeisa’s main mosque, prominent Somaliland religious leaders said the attack was un-Islamic and coward. Somaliland’s religion leaders said the horrific attack is a complete violation of Islamic law and […]

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Consultative Forum for International Agencies, Government Representatives, Religious and Traditional Leaders Held in Hargeisa

HARGEISA, 25 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – A consultative meeting forum hosted by the International Horn University funded by Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Finish Church Aid (FCA) was held at Ambassador Hotel in Hargeisa. The forum brought together some Religious & Traditional leaders, Civil Society and Government Representatives. The conference was intended to be forum […]

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Somaliland: An Open letter to newly elected National Elections Commission!

HARGEISA, 27 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – With the current thorny political situation in Somaliland including tainted NEC process, you are circumspectly elected to assume the incomplete NEC election process, reassurance of public trust and creation of healthy election atmosphere. And also your experience, wisdom, timely, intrepid public communication and ingenuousness approach to election process will […]

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Somaliland, the Unrecognized State.

Hargeisa Oct 24th, 2009 (SomalilandPress)-While violence in Somalia rages on, its less well known region of Somaliland is making tentative steps towards statehood Hargeysa, Somaliland] With daily reports of chaos and violence wracking Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the relative peace and tranquility of Somalia’s second largest city, Hargeysa, stands in stark contrast. The presence of foreigners […]

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Change in Somaliland is bound to happen

South Africa 19 October 2009 (Somalilandpress)-I’ve read many interesting articles encouraging socio-political change in Somaliland written by eminent academics and opinion leaders Below is my humble input on change in the socio-political system of Somaliland. Somaliland needs hope and not hope for bread and butter but hope for real change, change that will transform the […]

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Rival clans “re-arming” over Somaliland farm.

HARGEISA (SomalilandPress) – Officials are warning renewed fighting is likely between two rival clans in breakaway Somaliland, where they are reported to have amassed a large number of weapons and positioned hundreds of militiamen near disputed farmland in Gabiley region. “We are afraid new conflict could break out any time,” a police officer, who requested […]

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Rayaale accused of undermining the electoral process. “A statement from Kulmiye Party”.

HARGEISA, 15 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – We are concerned about President Rayaale’s commitment to the implementation of the recent three-party agreement aimed at overhauling the delayed election. If the president continues to undermine the electoral process including the formation of a new National Electoral Commission (NEC), the agreement may unfortunately fall into pieces. Although the […]

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Somaliland stability ‘under threat’.

Somaliland has been hailed as a beacon of stability in the troubled Horn of Africa region since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991. But BBC Africa analyst Mary Harper reports that some experts now believe the self-declared republic is at crisis point. Michael Walls – co-coordinator of the international election observer mission to Somaliland – […]

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Hope as Somaliland opts for dialogue.

Political compromise in Somaliland brokered by international donors has helped avert violence but information on the ground point to a shaky truce that can break any time. A political stalemate between President Dahir Rayale Kahin and the opposition following the postponement of presidential elections scheduled for September 27, had threatened to plunge the self-declared state […]

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Somaliland is rescued by foreign friends and a watchfull media

(SomalilandPress)-With its latest decision to extend or should I say reject the extension, depending on where one stands on Somaliland’s slippery political landscape, of the President’s term of office; the Somaliland Guurti (Upper House of Elders) have loosened the noose on all parties. As the political crisis tightened, the President placed himself into a foxhole, […]

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A Four-Step Plan to Destroy Somaliland.

HARGEISA, 27 September 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Many Somalilanders, living in the country and abroad, have been warning the nation for several years that president Riyaale is not committed to Somaliland cause for independence but he is a committed betrayer who is digging deep grave for Somaliland sovereignty and recognition to destroy it for Somalia. The […]