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SONSAF Releases Preliminary Report on Pre-Election Consultative Study


HARGEISA(Somalilandpress)- SONSAF has released the preliminary report on the pre-election consultative study during a two day validation meeting held on the(31 March-1 of April ) in hotel Mansor Hargeisa addressing the participants of the meeting. The Executive Director of SONSAF Hon Mohamed Ahmed Mohamud (Barwani) spoke of the importance of understanding the opinions and perceptions […]


Somaliland:Gabiley council issues no confidence vote against country’s first female Mayor


GABILEY(Somalilandpress)–Gabiley city council members today sacked the country’s first female mayor after unanimously passed resolution of no confidence vote against incumbent mayor Khadra Haji Geyd. In a meeting chaired by incumbent mayor Khadra Haji earlier today saw election of Engineer Ahmed Muhumed Qalib as the new mayor of Gabiley town unseating embattled mayor Khadra Haji […]


Somaliland: SONSAF holds meeting for all political parties on the upcoming local elections


HARGEISA-Somaliland Non State Actors Forum SONSAF held a well organized conference for the political parties,National Electoral Commission, Registration committee and licensing of political organizations, judiciary, MP’s and members of Somaliland community who are enthusiastic about upcoming local elections that is expected to take place in early August. Speaking at the gathering, Chairman of SONSAF Prof. […]


National Electoral Commission Upheld The Decision Taken By Somaliland House of Representatives


HARGEISA(Somalilandpress)-Somaliland National Electoral Commission upheld the decision taken by Somaliland House of Representatives which said that the forthcoming local council elections will be held without voter registration. The Commission announced that they will abide by the decision made by Somaliland parliament. The spokesman for Somaliland National Electoral commission Mr. Mohamed Hirsi Geele held briefing to […]


Somaliland: Committee on the formation of more political parties returns with YES verdict


HARGEISA(SomalilandPress)—After three months of research and interviews with Somaliland citizens in all parts of the country, the committee that President Ahmed Mohamud Silanyo appointed for the task of formation of more political parties has handed in their result back to the president with a YES verdict. The statement from the Committee to study the formation […]


Somaliland: Former Vice President Ahmed Yasin objects more political parties


HARGEISA(SomalilandPress)—Former Vice President Ahmed Yusuf Yasin and the current chairman of the opposition United Peoples Democratic Party(UDUB) today objected the formation of more political parties at a convention that the party held today in Hargeisa’s Crown Hotel. The former vice president who is popular amongst the top officials in the UDUB opposition party was speaking […]


Somaliland and the March of Freedom

(SomalilandPress)–While the voice of President Obama has grown quiet in championing the spread of democracy, the fire for freedom still burns bright in the hearts and minds of people around the world. Freedom and democracy are difficult to achieve and not inevitable. Nonetheless, history continues to witness freedom flower even in inhospitable soil when patriots […]


VIDEO: NEC announces the presidential election winner

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, the leader of the opposition Kulmiye Party, has won presidential elections in Somaliland. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced final results at 7p.m. at local time in the capital, Hargeisa. SomalilandPress reporter, Abdiqani Baynah reports from Mansoor hotel in Hargeisa. It is a historical day in Somaliland and in […]


Kulmiye party wins Somaliland election

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Opposition leader, Ahmed Mohamed Siilanyo has been declared the winner of Somaliland’s historical presidential elections with 49.6 percent of the vote. During a press conference held in Mansoor Hotel in the capital, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced the final results declaring Kulmiye (Unity) party the winner. NEC chairman, Mr. Essa Yusuf […]


EU Heads of Mission welcome the Presidential Elections held in Somaliland on 26 June 2010

Press Release Local EU statement The European Union Heads of Mission congratulate Somaliland for the peaceful Presidential Elections conducted on 26 June 2010. We commend the National Electoral Commission (NEC) for the leadership shown in the preparation and conduct of the elections. Political parties and their candidates have shown maturity during the election campaign. We […]


Somaliland election observer killed; ballots being counted

HARGEISA(SomalilandPress)–As ballots were being counted in Somaliland, a breakaway republic in northwest Somalia, officials said an observer from the electoral commission was killed. The former British colony held a presidential election Saturday. Voters lined up at polling stations under tight security; more than 1 million had registered to cast their ballots, according to Ise Yusuf […]


Why Somaliland Women For Change

LONDON(SomalilandPress)–Somaliland women are the symbol of Strength and Struggle for Somaliland’s independence. They are the pioneers of Humanrights in Somaliland which have been sabotaged by the current leadership in the last few years. Somaliland Women are also the pillars of society and the very foundation that Somaliland’s society stands on starting with the family. Humanrights […]


Somaliland Election 2010: Keep the momentum!

TORONTO–(SomalilandPress)–It’s obvious to witness that Somaliland is about to finalize its long and endured marathon and to become a fully recognized country, as all prerequisites set by international bodies are present including building reliable and stable government institutions that help promoting peace and harmony among diversified communities, democratically elected president, stern commitment and determination to […]


Somaliland presidential election underway

HARGEISA (SomalilandPress) — Today at Egal International Airport the Chairman of the National Electoral Commission Mr. Esse Mohamed saw the delivery of the biometric cards for the Somaliland Presidential voting that is to take place in June 2010. The National Electoral Commission and all three political parties have agreed the usage of biometric cards for […]


Video: Message from Somaliland Society Chairman

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Somaliland Society chairman, Mr Ahmed Dahir Elmi, has called for unity and urged candidates to refrain from what he called dirty political tactics and mudslinging in the run-up to the much waited April elections. Mr Elmi appealed to the government to remember that their national duty and responsibility are much greater than […]


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 […]


Doubts Grow Over Somaliland Elections

Hargeisa, 22 Jul 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Somaliland’s biggest donors have warned the country explicitly or implicitly that aid assistance for the election may be cut or ended unless there is a satisfactory outcome to the post-election crisis including the replacement of at least two members of the National Electoral Commission (NEC). The UK, the biggest […]