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A Dialogue on the subject of a previous Dialogue

Somalia and Somaliland meet in Chevening House in 2012

By Yusuf Dirir Ali, MD DESPITE the jubilant mood of the Somaliland delegation in London and the congratulatory message from Hon. William Hague, UK foreign and commonwealth secretary, the Chevening house achievements of the Somaliland-Somalia dialogue were much below the expectations of most ordinary Somalilanders. Subsequent to that dialogue, Somaliland citizens were waiting to minimally […]


SONSAF press release on Somaliland and Somalia talks

Somaliland Non-State Actors Forum

Ref: SONSAF/85/17 Date: 24/06/2012 PRESS RELEASE Somaliland Non State Actors Forum fully Supports the Somaliland government on the dialogue between Somaliland and Somalia , which is considered as the appropriate path through which Somaliland can achieve its cherished rights and international recognition as a sovereign state. Hargeisa – The Somaliland Non State Actors Forum (SONSAF) […]


SOMALIA: New rift emerges between Constitution Committee and TFG

Their fascinating new title is “Signatories”, or “Stakeholders”, or “Principles” of the Roadmap.

Somalia’s signatories approve the draft constitution during a meeting in Nairobi. AP photo. MOGADISHU — Somalia’s transitional federal government (TFG) appears to have strained her delicate relations with the Federal Constitution Commission, an independent body entrusted with drafting the constitution. The chairman of the technical committee, Abdullahi H. Jama, said they received a different draft […]


SOMALIA: New draft constitution gets thumbs up

Turkey's Ambassador to Somalia, Mr Cemalettin Kani Toru, greets Somalia's Prime Minister in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey’s Ambassador to Somalia, Mr Cemalettin Kani Toru, greets Somalia’s Prime Minister in Istanbul, Turkey (HOL). NAIROBI — Somalia’s political leaders have approved a draft constitution the U.N. says was almost seven years in the making. Somalia is undergoing several political transitions over the next two months, including the adoption of the constitution by an […]


Will London Talks dismantle Somaliland Stability?

Somalia and Somaliland meet in Chevening House in 2012

OPINION | JUNE 22, 2012 By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye In 21 years since Abdirahman Tuur created Somaliland, a nation without recognition under duress, he made a brick without straw. Somaliland born out of armed bloody struggle that lasted almost decade from 1981 to 1991 with the disappearance of Somalia. Thousands of combatants lost their lives […]


Puntland and Galmudug State Rule Out Their Role at Turkish Conference

Farole and Alin sign press statement

ADDIS ABABA — The two presidents of Somalia’s two semi-autonomous regions of Puntland and Galmudug State, Abdirahman M. Farole and Mohamed A. Alin respectively, have ruled out their participation in an international conference in Istanbul scheduled for this week. The two leaders, who strongly support a federal Somalia, said Turkey’s role in the peace process […]


Al-Qaeda on the run as troops advance in Somalia

Ugandan soldier in Somalia

MOGADISHU — Al-Qaeda linked Shebab fighters in Somalia are fleeing their key stronghold of Afgoye ahead of an advancing column of government and African Union troops, military commanders said Thursday. Sporadic shooting was heard on the third day of an offensive against hardline insurgent positions as the joint force of AU and Somali troops closed […]


The Late Abdillahi Yusuf gets state funeral

Somalia's President Ahmed leads crowd after arrival of casket of former President Ahmed in Mogadishu

MOGADISHO(somalilandpress) A plane carrying the remains of the late president Abdillahi Yusuf Ahmed arrived at the Adan Adde international airport where top officials in Somalia government including the president Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, the Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, MPs awaited the remains, the coffin was wrapped in the blue Somalia flag, at the airport […]


Sheikh Sharif of TFG short-circuited Somalia London Communiqué

OPINION | March 11, 2012 By:Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi “Somalia” is been a bottle-neck that is crooked, too narrow or roughly-finished to the international community. The lawlessness in “Somalia” is harboring terrorism, piracy and human trafficking activities which disturbs the international marine and security. Somali piracy is destabilizing the crucial sea route that crosses the “Somalia” coast. […]


Military clashes in Buuhoodle: avoidable tragedy via talks

OPINION | March 7, 2012 By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye Since London Conference, there are inconsistent policies, and contrasting remarks coming out of the presidency in Somaliland, “we will talk to Somalia…,” whatsoever that entails. If the talks can achieve our long-term goal: outright independence, why not we do it earlier? And why we insist […]


Call For Somaliland Diasporas

Good morning or good evening whichever time you have my fellow citizens, Our country is in danger, and needs your support. These days our nation is facing a concerted crusade by the UN with their front man Mr. Mehiga and the pathetic Sharif government to destabilize Somaliland. They have been plotting this scheme for quite […]


Somalia faces further regional meddling in 2012

Somalilandpress Editorial With Ethiopian troops having surrounded and ‘taken’ Beledweyne, the strategically important capital of Hiiraan province the prospects for peace in Somalia in 2012 looks as uncertain as ever. Somalia’s fourth largest city is no stranger to incursions from the Ethiopians, although this time the actions of the Ethiopian troops are in Somalia at the […]


LIBYA: New Leadership Following The Political Footprints of Qaddafi


The National Transitional council of Libya head Mustafa Abdel Jalil despatched a high ranking delegation to Mogadishu to meet with Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG). This Libyan foreign policy decision raised eyebrows in Somaliland. It was expected that the NTC would at least support those Libyan analogous – Somalilanders who correspondingly fought and defeated thirty […]


Op-Ed:Don’t Force Statehood on Somalia


The model for Somalia is Switzerland. Don’t laugh! Political power in Switzerland lies in the cantons – the 26 proud self-governing communities. The state, such as it is, deals with international matters and national law. Who cares – or even knows – who the president of Switzerland is. The way people live and are governed […]


Op-Ed:Somaliland must face-up to its realities


Let me first say that I’m an ardent supporter of the Republic of Somaliland who dearly wants to see Somaliland gain full international recognition as an independent sovereign state. Secondly, I believe that Somaliland has every right to revoke its historical ‘1960 voluntary-union’ with southern Somalia and exercise too, at the same time, the right […]