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SomTel broadcasts Somaliland celebrations far and wide


HARGEISA — Local telecom giant, SomTel, has once more lived up to its reputation by providing free services to enable media houses to cover national events live transmission globally. Indeed this onerous feat pioneered in this country by this company is not for the first time, but surely, the umpteenth. Somalilanders within the country were […]


SOMALILAND: President urges citizens to uphold peace and stability


HARGEISA — The Somaliland National Independence day celebrations that was widely marked within and outside the country, had an added flavor when the State House grounds witnessed for once its former immediate occupier as a guest, at the traditional midnight festivities at the Presidency. President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo reiterated that his administration was bent […]


Somaliland: The little nation that could

Members of the Somaliland community in Britain's capital celebrate the 20th anniversary of Independence Day (REUTERS/Olivia Harris)

Wednesday was a momentous day in the history of the Republic of Somaliland. The country, if we can call it that, celebrated the 20th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Somalia. It’s shown it is possible to rise above chaos and build a lasting legacy. HARGEISA — The quiet, dusty, unpaved streets of Somaliland’s […]


Somaliland calls for world recognition as it turns 20


HARGEISA — Residents of Somalia’s breakaway Somaliland state thronged the streets of the capital Wednesday to celebrate 20 years since splitting from the rest of Somalia and to demand world recognition. [ad#Google Adsense 250x250] Thousands watched a parade staged to commemorate the occasion during which colourful groups from civil society marched, walked, or danced along […]


Happy anniversary Somaliland from Pakistan

The following is a statement from Pakistan’s Adviser on Consular Affairs between Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic Missions, Mr Shafiq Ahmed Qureshi, wishing everyone a happy anniversary. 18 May, is the official national day of Somaliland when they celebrate their National Independence annually. The day commemorates when the main part of the territory declared its independence […]


May 18th Celebrations in Somaliland Cancelled

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The president of Somaliland Dahir Riyaale Kaahin said the government will not be holding any celebrations to mark the National Independence day in a press conference held at the Presidential Palace today. The annual Independence Day celebrations have been held since Somaliland regained it’s sovereignty in 1991 after a union with Somalia […]