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SOMALILAND: President appeals for urgent aid as drought ravages nation

President Ahmed Silanyo appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance

HARGEISA — President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo on Sunday issued an emergency appeal for international aid saying his unrecognized country is suffering its worst drought, devastating four main regions. “The situation is very critical with reports of lack of water, food shortages and infectious disease outbreak,” he said in a press release in Hargeisa. The president […]


SOMALILAND: Good rains bring drought relief in eastern regions

Erigavo, Sanaag, Somaliland

ERIGAVO — Despite a devastating drought in parts of northwestern Somaliland’s Awdal and Salal provinces where hundreds need urgent aid– western parts of Sanaag region are some what the complete opposite. Recent Gu rains across the regions of Sanaag and Togdheer, have brought much-needed relief to crops, pastoral communities and livestock. Key livestock markets are […]


Somaliland: Captured 67 Militia in the Recent Fighting of Buhoodle Are Transferred to Burco Prison

Somaliland army

BURCO(SomalilandPress)–Somaliland army has transferred 67 militia men that were captured in the recent attempted suprise attack that Khatuumo militia launched against Somaliland forces but however were vanquished by Somaliland forces. The captured militia accompanied by their commander are currently being held at Burco City Prison as they wait to be relocated to Mandheer Prison outside […]


Somaliland’s Silanyo replaces three provincial governors

HARGEISA — Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Silaanyo replaced three provincial governors on Tuesday night after promising to improve services and security at regional levels, statement said. According to a press release issued by Abdullahi Mohamed Dahir, Presidential Spokesman, Mr. Silaanyo issued a presidential decree in which he fired governors of Sanaag, Gabiley and Togdheer as […]


SOMALILAND: President attends State Tournament Games


BURAO — Somaliland president Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo marked the end of Somaliland national youth games in Togdheer’s provincial capital of Burao on Sunday evening. The president crowned Marodi Jeeh as country’s national champions after they won all events in basketball, cross country and football tournament. Abdiriyad’s first half goal proved decisive as Maroodi Jeeh […]


Somalia: Puntland’s Anti-piracy Forces—Smokescreen for Hunting Oil & Minerals Unlawfully


Throughout the history of oil and mineral explorations, in many developing countries wherever there is the potential for oil or minerals, there is bloodshed, and no society suffers more than the indigenous people of the region under exploration (or exploitation). Repeatedly, greedy foreign oil companies that perceive the “uncooperative” locals as pests or minorities that […]


SOMALIA: Roadside bomb kills one in Puntland

ERIGAVO (Somalilandpress) — A powerful landmine bomb ribbed through a pickup truck carrying a dozen of troops from Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland on Thursday killing one and wounding several more near the disputed Galgala Mountains. A source in the nearby town of Bossaso told Somalilandpress the bomb struck the pickup truck mounted with machine […]


SOMALILAND: President appoints a committee for Sool and Eastern Sanaag

HARGEISA (SomalilandPress) — President Ahmed Mohamed Silaanyo today announced in a press release an advisory committee that will study and find  a peaceful solution to resolve the current conflicts in Sool and parts of eastern Sanaag regions of Somaliland. The committee headed by Interior Minster Dr. Mohamed Abdi Gaboose consists of eight members whom all […]


Somaliland: 4 killed in election-day skirmish

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Officials in Somaliland say a voting-day skirmish killed four people in a contested area of the self-declared republic. The election board says a militia from neighboring Puntland region tried to raid a polling station in an area claimed by Somaliland and Puntland. Officials said late Saturday the disturbance forced them to close […]


Eastern regions of Somaliland cast their ballot

LAS ANOD (Somalilandpress) — NEC spokesman, Mohammed Ahmed Hersi announced the conclusion of voting in Somaliland after a peaceful day of voting throughout Somaliland despite some set backs in some towns and villages in eastern regions. “I wish to warmly thank the citizens of Somaliland who love peace for casting their vote today peacefully,” Mr […]


Somaliland: Mohamed Atam, A Terrorist or Arms Dealer ?

HARGEISA, 16 February 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Terrorism remains one of the major threats to global stability and security, it is also worth mentioning the global disagreements on its definition, furthermore, it is none the less imperative to, categorize Somalia as a failed state without laws that define terrorism and within that scope, of terrorism, clarify […]