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Somaliland

Rayaleh is time for you to take a hike.

(Somaliland)-We are all ashamed about what is going on the land of my fathers, Somaliland. We are all ashamed how Rayaleh and his entourage are dealing with the people. We call him Rayaleh because he doesn’t deserve any more to be called “President”. There is one thing that humain beings should protect out of desperation, […]

Somaliland

Somaliland: Parliament and debates.

Hargeisa (SomalilandPress)-So, there was a scuffle at the Somaliland parliament recently as a result of a motion to impeach the incumbent president. The motion was not debated, but according to a parliamentary legal adviser, the motion is legal and debatable. Some media, such as the BBC News described it as a “punch-up”, whilst the less […]

World

Somaliland postpones elections again

HARGEYSA (AFP) – The electoral commission in Somalia’s northwestern breakaway state of Somaliland announced Monday that a presidential election due at the end of the month had been indefinitely postponed. The commission said the election would not be held as scheduled on September 27 and that a new date would be decided at a later […]

Opinions

Somaliland Bashers: Clean Up Your Mess.

There are numerous individuals and groups who endeavor constantly and tirelessly to undermine the inevitable recognition of Somaliland. These individuals/groups are predominantly from Southern Somalia—the most dangerous place on earth. As rationality commands, these Southerners should have spent their time and energy cleaning up their mess and putting their home in order. Instead, they waste […]

World

Ethiopia Backs Somaliland President Dahir Riyale Kahin

(Somalilandpress)-The recent visit of the Ethiopian delegation to Hargeisa, Somaliland capital, may be disguised as a routine diplomatic tour to strengthen the relationship between Somaliland and Ethiopia, but the rosy pictures painted by Hargeisa could be misleading. In fact the visit could be the prelude for a devastating political storm gathering momentum in Somaliland. We […]

World

Riyale is ultimately Accountable for the Current Constitutional Crisis in Somaliland.

Aug 27,2009(SomalilandPress)-Somalilanders elected Dahir Riyale as their first elected president after a long-drawn-out contested election of 2003. The people of Somaliland entrusted Mr. Riyale with the crucial task of ushering the road to a real change based on fairness and justice among the people both in social and economic development, furthermore, to distribute meager resources […]

Africa

Ethiopia’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tekeda Alemu meets with Somaliland president.

Hargeisa, Aug. 19,2009 (SomalilandPress)-Somaliland president met with Ethiopia’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tekeda Alemu today in Hargeisa. Dr. Alemu and his delegation were welcomed at Egal International Airport by Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Abdullahi Duale, Minster of Aviation Ali Waran Ade and Interior Minister Abdullahi Ciro. Dr. Alemu first congratulated the […]

Opinions

The Turmoil of Somaliland Political arena

The play witnessed after the expulsion Interpeace in early August offered a glimpse into the expected explosive debate the upcoming campaign will show. All but one, who participated greatly the heated debates, was abroad. The lead actors on the government side included, president Rayale, foreign minister abdillahi duale, finance minister Awil, public works Saeed and […]

Somaliland

Drought fuelling rural exodus in Somaliland

NAIROBI, 17 August 2009 (SomalilandPress) – Some rains have fallen in northern Somalia, but this has not stopped an exodus of drought-affected people from rural areas to urban centres in Somaliland, local officials said. “We know that hundreds of thousands have [been] displaced to urban centres,” said Abdihakim Garaad Mohamoud, Deputy Minister at the Somaliland […]

Africa

In the memory of Ali Gulaid

Aug 16, 2009 (SomalilandPress)-On 6th August 2009, we were shocked with the sudden death of a great leader, a hero who stood for justice, a defender of human rights, and fighter for transparency and accountability. I would like to honour a man who doesn’t know the meaning of fear, a man who doesn’t know the […]

Opinions

Somaliland political crisis was avoidable.

(SomalilandPress)-Somaliland political landscape is now filled with accusations and counter-accusations about Somaliland government’s decision to expel Interpeace from the country. The Somaliland president, Dahir Riyale Kahin, has questioned the role of Interpeace in the voter registration process. In a Press Statement, Interpeace challenged the Somaliland government’s allegations that the “international peacebuilding organization” was in the […]

World

Open Letter to President Rayale.

To: President, Mr. Rayale Head of electoral commission, Mr. Sweden August 3, 2009 Dear Sirs, August 3, 2009 (SomalilandPress)-As a Somaliland –Canadian, I am urgently writing this letter and kindly requesting you to reverse current decision of discarding voter registration list. I believe that, list can be utilized and it has potential benefits to the […]

Africa

A Victory for the Somali People!

HARGEISA, 5 August 2009 (SomalilandPress) – On 1 August 2009, the Transitional Parliament has thrown out the ‘maritime misunderstanding’ between the TUG and the Kibaki Government in Kenya. Out of 347 Members of Parliament who were sitting at the time ¬¬¬334 have rejected the ‘misunderstanding.’ This is an astounding victory for the Somali people. It […]

Somaliland

Is Somaliland suddenly sliding into an abyss?

Aug 03(Somalilandpress)- This young country has seen difficult times in the past but there is nothing like the arcane situation that it suddenly found itself in the weeks leading up to the elections. With the presidential elections already delayed twice and so much at stake with regards to the stability and the international stance of […]

Opinions

An Eye for an Eye a Tooth for a Tooth

We live low and dishonest times, where false propaganda comes fast and furious, but anyone who try to normalize the position that Awdal is in today needs a reality check. Because people of Awdal are in a state of shock and it is shame to hear that some of us (Awdalistes) speaking on same intensity […]

Opinions

The Secret of a Happy Marriage.

Hargeisa,Aug 01 (SomalilandPress)-Marriage is one of the precious assets that Allah has bestowed on human. It is a joint venture between two people (man & woman) who live as one; it is not two distinct corporations doing business under the same roof. The importance of marriage is clear to everyone, its building blocks are further […]

Somaliland

Somaliland: A Trip To The Unknown Part Six.

Hargeisa , 29 July 2009 (SomalilandPress)-As the proposed date for elections approaches, tensions here are rising. It is my deepest hope that whatever the outcome, the political situation only moves in a positive direction, though I myself am becoming increasingly uncertain. It’s impossible not to follow the political happenings here. Somaliland is a place that […]