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War between Somaliland artists escalates as Silanyo government becomes tribal organisation

Abwaan Said Sheikh Abokor Ilkajiir

A bitter war of words has erupted between two Somaliland groups of musicians, composers and artists. Song writer Said Sheikh Abokor ‘Ilkajiir’, who wrote a song criticising the Silanyo administration is now afraid for his own life after the government promised to kill him. Mr. Abokor received death threats by a phone call from the […]


The Victory of Politics over Principle


The Success of the Silanyo Government & the Compromise of Somaliland Recently the Somaliland Government held a three-day ‘Cabinet Seminar’ to discuss and assess its achievements and failures during the two and a half years it has been in power. At the end of the meeting, various Ministerial spokesmen advised the public and the press […]


The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Somaliland and Somalia sign agreement in Dubai, June 28, 2012

The Somalia-Somaliland Talks & the British Co-Opted Roadmap When I was a teenager I saw a movie with the above title with which I fell in love. I later learned that it was from a genre that was disparagingly termed “Spaghetti Western” in Hollywood since they were made in Italy. In fact, it was one […]


Somaliland: President Silanyo returns to the country reaffirming Somaliland sovereignty

President Silanyo returns to Somaliland after a week-long trip to UAE

BERBERA — Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed has returned back after a week-long trip to Dubai where he held a meeting with his counterpart TFG President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Transitional Federal Government of Somalia. The two men met on the sidelines of a two-day counterpiracy event in the UAE to formally endorse the Chevening House Declaration, […]


The President meets the President: Who will blink first?

Somalia’s Transitional government president Sheikh Sharif and Somaliland’s president Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo sign Somali reconciliation charter in the presence of Dr Anwar gargash. — Wam

BY DR. OMAR HUSSEIN The President of Somalia meets the President of Somaliland in Dubai with a clear agenda prepared by the combined committee in London with the support of hosting countries. They initialed the agreed agenda prepared by the technical committee and postponed the thornier issues for future negotiations. Is it clear however what […]


Buhoodle conflict claims Somaliland army chief

HARGEISA — President Ahmed Silanyo dismissed the country’s army chief on Thursday after a week of escalating tensions and fresh clashes left scores dead in eastern regions. General Mohamed Hassan Abdullahi (also known as “Jidif”) was fired after only 90 days on the job since replacing the former long serving General Nuh Ismail Tani in […]


BBC: Live from Somaliland

World Update are in Somaliland - and their presenter Dan Damon present World Have Your Say at a university in Hargeisa

HARGEISA — The presenter of BBC’s popular World Update, Dan Damon and BBC Africa Editor Mary Harper were this week in the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa, to present World Have Your Say (WHYS) programme at the university of Hargeisa (UoH). Broadcasted over 200 FM stations across the United States, East Africa and the Middle East, the […]


President Silaanyo got wrong on Seemaal murder case

The recently cold blooded murder of three innocent Somaliland citizens, which took place near Baki township, shock most Somaliland communities including me. What I thought was a murder case that needed to be investigated thoroughly and bring justice those responsible for committing the crime, turned into vicious campaign, to discredit, condemn and defame the Gabiley […]


Buurmadow turning traitor changes faith


By Farid Digale Adam DJIBOUTI In a recent interview, the man who calls himself Boqor (King) Buurmadow, claimed that he is taking part in a global conference organized by a UK-based organization named the African Development Forum to be held somewhere in China. Among other things, he was trying to prove that he was a […]


Pakistan to support Somaliland recognition – Letter

Shafiq Ahmed Qureshi

The following is a statement from Pakistan’s Adviser on Consular Affairs between Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic Missions, Mr. Shafiq Ahmed Qureshi, calling on the new government to continue cooperation with the government of Pakistan. [ad#Google Adsense 160x600r] “Honorable His Excellency Ahmed M. Mahmoud Silanyo President of the Republic of Somaliland. I visited Somaliland in November […]




I would like to congratulate Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud for the achievements of his first hundred days in office. I would also like to remind him some of the long list of pledges he made to this nation during his long journey to the presidency of Somaliland. Mr. President, during the presidential campaign you promised […]


Somaliland Pushes for International Recognition


LONDON (SomalilandPress) –Somaliland has been fighting for its independence for three decades. Its newly elected president, Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, is in London to strengthen economic ties and lobby for support to have his country recognized as a sovereign nation. Somaliland president Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo launched a new economic cooperation center here in London, the Anglo-Somaliland […]


Somaliland opposition head wins presidential poll

* Opposition chief had been widely expected to win * Incumbent manages only third of vote * Supreme Court has to endorse results By Hussein Ali Noor HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Opposition leader Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo has won presidential elections in the breakaway Somali enclave of Somaliland, as had been widely expected, electoral authorities said on […]