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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 – […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]

Opinions, Somaliland

The end of Siyad Bare’s disciples in Somaliland

Tuesday,Sept 15,09 (SomalilandPress)-Somaliland’s infant Democracy is on the brink of collapse! The courageous people of Somaliland have been betrayed by few of Siyad Barre’s disciples. These thugs who never believed in the independence of Somaliland have simply taken charge of Somaliland. These are the people who were at the forefront of the destruction of the […]


Opposition leaders visit the injured civilians during the recent protest

Hargeisa, Somaliland (SomalilandPress) – The leaders of Somaliland’s opposition parties visited those who were injured during the recent protests at Hargeisa hospital today. The Opposition leaders, Mr. Siilaanyo and Eng. Faisal spent several hours with the injured civilians and their families. They said most of them are wounded because of gunshots. They also provided some […]


Somaliland may become like southern Somalia

Hargeysa—(SomalilandPress) the latest scuffle of the Somaliland parliament and the violent demonstrations with rampaging rioters may make the peaceful republic like the strife-ridden southern Somalia. Like this violence may cause that some Somali militants to take this violence and start new waves of violence and turn Somaliland into a horror state. With this violence goes […]


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: 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 […]