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Ethiopia keen to further enhance existing relations with Somaliland

Addis Ababa, (Somalilandpress) – President Girma Woldegiorgis said Ethiopia is desirous to further strengthen existing relations with Somaliland. President Girma made the statement here on Monday while holding talks with Somaliland President Dahir Rayale Kahin. According to a senior government official, Girma said encouraging development is being registered in the country. President Dahir Rayale Kahin […]


Shame On You Mr. Rayaale, You Abuse The Power

HARGEISA, 20 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – My belief is that democracy should be built on a super-structure. That super-structure is the rule of law. Where that rule of law is subverted, or denied its respect, then you dont have democracy, you don’t have freedom, you dont have rights. And in any representative democracy, sovereignty belongs […]


Somaliland leader calls for war on Shebab

HARGEISA, 30 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The leader of Somalia’s breakaway self-declared state of Somaliland called on Thursday for war against the hardline Shebab rebels as the region marked one year since deadly suicide attacks. Twenty-four people were killed in the October 29, 2008 multiple blasts that ripped through the presidential palace, Ethiopia’s diplomatic compound […]


An Open Letter: Mr. President Stay the course with Fortitude

HARGEISA, 20 September 2009 (Somalilandpress) – A short while ago, I came across a recent open letter, by Mr. Bashir Goth, to your Excellency, urging you to resign. Mr. Goth is an accomplished journalist with a commendable and venerable record of being a stalwart proponent of Somaliland’s cause. His arguments in the letter were characteristically […]


Somaliland President: Step Down Gracefully or Disgracefully

HARGEISA, 19 September 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Almost a decade ago, in 2002 after President Ibrahim Mohammed Igal passed away, many political analysts predicted that no way will Somaliland honour its constitution and sworn the vice president Dahir Riyale Kahin in as the third president without bloodshed. Never! It was unthinkable for such a smooth transition […]


The damaging cost of the political violence in Somaliland

HARGEISA, 16 September 2009 (Somalilandpress) – These two last weeks without doubt have been among the most difficult in Somaliland’s short political history. From absolutely nowhere and without any warning it appears as though what was a month ago a calm nation in the process of preparing for a delayed but democratic general election had […]


SAC Condemns Rayale for Killing Innocent People & Closing Down the Parliament

HARGEISA, 14 September 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Somaliland American Council (SAC) is dismayed by the excessive use of power by Rayale’s government and condemning the actions of President Dahir Rayale’s government that resulted for the death of 3 innocent and unarmed people who were simple exercising their right to demonstrate. SAC also strongly condemns Rayale government […]


Tragedy and Hope: Somaliland’s Political Crisis

HARGEISA, 13 September 2009 (Somalilandpress) – We watch on the news and read newspapers about the political crisis going on in different parts of the world. In 2007-2009 there are so many political crises in the world; we can see Honduras, Barma, Thailand and Afghanistan. In some parts of Africa political crisis were tainted in […]


The Impoverished Majority In Most African Countries Are Denied Their Constitutional Rights

HARGEISA, 08 September 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The Constitution of the Somaliland guarantees citizens protection from the government from loss of property or liberty without due process of law. Somaliland tax payers are being ripped off in the billions by incompetent and deceptive politicians in cahoots with deceptive private contractors. In this ongoing saga of corruption […]


Editorial: It is Not the End of Somaliland

HARGEISA, 2 September 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Whenever there is a political standoff in Somaliland all the doom mongers crawl out of their sewers and start telling the world that this latest political confrontation is the one to signal the end of the Somaliland State! But is it? It is hard to find many places in […]


Election Ruling Rings Alarm Bells In Somaliland

HARGEISA, 26 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – A ruling that Somaliland will hold its oft-postponed presidential election without a voters’ list has prompted demonstrations, a boycott threat and warnings that the secessionist state’s relative stability is in jeopardy. Somaliland, which unilaterally broke away from the rest of Somalia in 1991, is due to go to the […]


Opposition Parties Position Letter

HARGEISA, 24 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – It is difficult to imagine a situation where the same problem keeps reoccurring, and the same failed solution keeps being applied time and again. At some point lessons need to be learned and the lunacy of repeating the same experiment and expecting different results must come to an end. […]


Somaliland Will Not Be a Banana Republic

HARGEISA, 20 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Of late, there has been a great hue and cry about the Election Commission’s bold step that invalidated the voter registration administrated by the Interpeace experts, of which the Somaliland people had initially thought to have given no hostages to fortune and hassle free, but it conversely turned to […]


Opposition Parties Postpone Demonstrations

HARGEISA, 17 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Opposition parties said they postponed the mass demonstrations until Thursday. An official from the Opposition told Somalilandpress that they decided to postpone the demonstrations that were expected to take place tomorrow so that they will have more time to mobilize their supporters. The opposition parties called a joint mass […]


President Calls Opposition Leaders for a Consultation Meeting

HARGEISA, 17 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The President of Somaliland, Dahir Rayaale Kahin called the leaders of the two opposition parties, Mr. Siilaanyo and Mr. Faysal for a consultation meeting. In a press release from the government’s spokesman, the President said he will meet the opposition leaders at the presidential palace on Wednesday to discuss […]


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 […]


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 […]