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SOMALILAND: President Ahmed Siilanyo Accepts An Invite to South Sudan’s Independence Ceremonial

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HARGEISA (SomalilandPress)—President Ahmed Siilaanyo received an official invitation from the president of South Sudan Salva Kiir to attend the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of South Sudan on the 9th of July, 2011. South Sudan is set to become the 54th nation in the African continent after long fought civil against Northern Sudan’s rule […]


Thousands flee clashes in south Sudan oil state

Soldiers stand next to crude oil reservoir tanks in Unity State

JUBA — Thousands of civilians have fled fighting between rebels and south Sudan’s army in oil-producing Unity state, as separate clashes erupted elsewhere in the troubled region on Saturday, officials said. “The fighting in recent days has been very fierce, and the people have been running away from the violence to safety,” said Charles Machieng, […]


Somaliland and South Sudan – The challenging road ahead

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When freedom and international recognition finally comes there will be considerable reason for rejoicing and a degree of trepidation. Both Somaliland and South Sudan have already had to learn some hard lessons about international politics. The patience of the peoples in these two nations-to-be has been remarkable and what strikes most seasoned observers is the […]


South Sudan Government Gives Certificate of Appreciation to Somaliland Reporters

Mohamed accepts certificate from Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin

JUBA — The government of South Sudan offered a certificate of appreciation on February 28 to Somaliland journalist in Juba. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, South Sudan’s Minister of Information awarded Mohamed Rashid Mohamoud of Saxafi media, a local newspaper based in Hargeisa. The certificate was presented in recognition for Somaliland journalists’ Sudan South referendum vote […]


Former Somaliland minister visits South Sudan

Ali Waran Adde in remote South Sudan with his son Abdulrahman

HARGEISA — Former Somaliland’s Civil Aviation minister is scheduled to hold talks with officials from South Sudan government ahead of their official independence from Khartoum. Mr. Ali Mohamed ‘Waran Adde” who served under President Riyale has been travelling by road using his vehicle and Somaliland license plates to cross Somaliland-Ethiopia border and Ethiopia-South Sudan border […]


Breaking Up Is Good to Do


This year will almost certainly see the birth of a new country named Southern Sudan. It might also witness the creation of an independent Palestine, as Palestinian leaders push for unilateral recognition of their national sovereignty within their country’s 1967 borders. And within a couple of years, a sovereign Kurdistan might emerge from a still-brittle […]


Six killed in Southern Sudan clashes before referendum

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(Reuters) – Six people were killed in clashes between rebel militias and south Sudan’s army on Friday and Saturday, the military said, a day before a referendum in which the south is expected to vote for independence. The attacks cast a shadow over celebrations in other parts of the south — attended by Hollywood star […]