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Sep 19, 2017

Somaliland: Food Insecurity Threatens Communities’ Enjoyment of Basic Human Rights

Below is Situation Update by Relief Web AWD/Cholera cases have drastically reduced in Somaliland but the communities are still vulnerable to AWD outbreaks due to poor nutrition uptake. Acute food insecurity has been reported in Bay/Bakool, Sool, Sanaag, and parts of Awdal regions. With reduced access to animal products such as milk and other food items due to drought induced livestock deaths and...

Sep 19, 2017

Somaliland: Food Insecurity Threatens Communities’...

As of 13 September 2017, the growing food insecurity in Somaliland and Somalia leaves its inhabitants exposed to a risk of continued acute watery diarrhea (AWD) and cholera outbreaks. This conflict also...

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Jul 31, 2017

Somaliland: Music Icon Sings for Recognition and...

    Below is an article published by CNN   Musical icon Sahra Halgan was one of the many people who fled Somaliland after the brutal Siad Barre regime, which left the self-declared country...

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Jul 06, 2017

Somaliland: UAE’S Air Arabia Launches First...

Below is an article published by Horseed Media: UAE-based low cost carrier Air Arabia launched its inaugural flight from Sharjah to Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland on Tuesday, Horseed Media...

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Jul 03, 2017

Somaliland: The Heartbreaking Story of Children...

  This article was published by ABC News: It's hard to know whether to write this story in a whisper or a shouting rage. A whisper for the families and their suffering. Or a furious shout at the...

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Jun 14, 2017

Somaliland: The Most Democratic Country in the...

  This article has been published by the Somaliland Press: The country has developed into the only working democracy in their region, with continuously enhanced work towards human rights and equality....

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Jun 01, 2017

Somaliland: Lack of Recognition Slows Down International...

  This article has been published by npr: Somaliland's Foreign Minister Saad Ali Shire is clearly frustrated. Somaliland is being hit by a regional food crisis that the U.N. has described as one...

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May 23, 2017

Somaliland: How International Recognition Could...

  The article below was published by African Arguments:   In recent weeks, East Africa has made headline news for all the wrong reasons. The distressing footage and images of the...

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Apr 20, 2017

Somaliland: UN Staff Donates 7000$ to National...

  This article was published by SomalilandPress.com: Representatives of UNICEF, WFP, UNCHR, UNDP, FAO, UN-Habitat, and the Resident Coordinator’s Office today [19 April 2017] delivered a donation...

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Apr 18, 2017

Somaliland: Cholera and AWD Claim 28 Lives; Scores...

The article below was published by ReliefWeb: An outbreak of cholera/acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Somaliland has killed 28 people in the last ten days and hospitalized a further 167 people. The outbreak...

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Apr 06, 2017

Somaliland: Black Tea to Survive the Drought

    Below is an article published by Reuters: In a makeshift camp beside a disused airfield in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland, 32-year old Nima Mohamed sits next to an open wood...

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Mar 29, 2017

Somaliland: US Ban on Somalis Adversely Affects...

  Below is an article published by the Washington Post. Amid the discourse, debate and dissent over President Trump’s emerging foreign-policy agenda, there is one thing on which most would...

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Mar 28, 2017

Somaliland: Drought Evolves into Famine

  The article below was published by the International Business Times UK: Alongside Yemen, swathes of South Sudan and Nigeria, Somaliland is on the brink of famine as a devastating drought is killing...

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Mar 21, 2017

Somaliland: Activists Demand Investigation Into...

  Below it is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Somalilandsun- Human Rights Centre, Centre for Policy Analysis and COMPAD, civil society organizations based in Somaliland, demand independent...

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Mar 15, 2017

Somaliland: $3.2M Grant to Tackle Climate Change...

Below is an article by Africa Business Communities:    The African Water Facility (AWF) has held a launching ceremony and workshop to officially kick-start the Water Resources Management and...

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Mar 07, 2017

Somaliland: The Devastating Effects of Desertification...

  Below is an article by Mohamoud Abdi Daar, Representative of Somaliland to the EU.                                                          ...

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Feb 22, 2017

Somaliland: A Long Path Towards Statehood

Below is an article published by the World Policy Blog: Somalia, a country that was once the focus of world aid and attention, is currently the No. 1 failed state according to the Fund for Peace’s...

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Feb 20, 2017

Somaliland: Widespread cases of Sexual and Gender-based...

  Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: Somaliland – In Hargeisa which has become the main destination of climate-forced refugees and currently home to over 80,000 internally...

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Feb 02, 2017

Somaliland: Students Victim of US Policy Banning...

  The following article was published by SomalilandPress:   President Trump's decision to ban the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has jeopardized the university dreams of hundreds...

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Feb 01, 2017

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  UNPO REPRESENTATION: Government of Somaliland The Government of Somaliland has been a member of UNPO since 2004           OVERVIEW The Republic of Somaliland...

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Jan 26, 2017

Somaliland: Opening of the Diaspora Agency Of...

  The following article was published by SomalilandPress:   The Somaliland Diaspora Agency (SLDA), under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of the Republic of...

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Jan 12, 2017

Somaliland: Twitter Campaign Expresses Discontent...

Below an article published by Africa News: In its quest to inform and support the electoral process in Somalia, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) stepped on the wrong foot of the...

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Jan 05, 2017

Somaliland: Internet Providers Support Government...

Below an article published by Somalilandpress: Two main private internet providers have blocked prominent news website in Somaliland since yesterday, 2nd January 2017. Hadhwanaagnews website media has...

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Dec 12, 2016

Somaliland: Human Rights Centre Publishes Annual...

Below an article published by Somalilandinformer: Today, 9th December 2016, the eve of the World Human Rights Day, Human Rights Centre published annual report to draw attention to the human rights situation...

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Dec 07, 2016

Somaliland: Human Rights Centre Condemns Detention...

Below an article published by Somalilandpress: Ugaas Abdirahman Dirie, a traditional leader based in Buroa, east of Somaliland, was arrested from Buroa on 3rd November 2016 without court warrant. He was...

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Nov 29, 2016

Somaliland: Edna Adan Visits Ireland to Discuss...

  Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press: Ms Edna Adan Ismail has undertaken a four-day visit to Ireland in order to raise awareness about Somaliland’s sovereignty and to discuss...

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Nov 22, 2016

Somaliland: President Calls for Urgent Humanitarian...

Below is a statement by the President of the Republic of Somaliland, published by Somalilandpress: The Government of Somaliland is declaring the existence of serious drought conditions in the country....

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Nov 08, 2016

Somaliland: UNESCO Technical Expert Mission to...

Below an article published by Horn Diplomat: In the framework of UNESCO’s support towards the sustainable development of the Somali Culture Sector, and in partnership and with the financial support...

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Oct 28, 2016

Somaliland: Catholic Church Re-Opens in Harge...

Below an article published by Somalilandpress Bishop Giorgio Bertin, the apostolic administrator of Mogadishu, told Aid to the Church in Need that he had re-consecrated the church of St. Anthony of Padua,...

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Oct 10, 2016

Somaliland: Recognition of Hargeisa Government...

The article below is published by the Somaliland Press: Friday 7 October 2016 was another momentous day in the history of Somaliland. On Friday, in the Canadian Parliament, a sitting member of the Canadian...

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Sep 20, 2016

Somaliland: Diaspora Celebrates Berbera Port Deal...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress.com The recent agreement this month [September 2016] between Dubai Ports World (DP World) and the Somaliland government to expand and invest in the port...

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Sep 06, 2016

Somaliland: Prospect of Growing Trade as Government...

The article below is published by Somaliland Press: A high level delegation led by the H.E. the Vice President Abdurrahman Abdillahi Ismail “Saylici” and other officials including Foreign...

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Aug 30, 2016

Somaliland: Meeting with Egyptian Authorities...

The article below is published by the Somaliland Informer A delegation from Somaliland led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Saad Ali Shire travelled to Cairo to meet with a number of Senior Cabinet...

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Aug 25, 2016

Somaliland: British Ambassador States that UNSC...

Below is an article by Inner City Press: UNITED NATIONS, August 23 -- After in Somaliland a petition was announced, with a million signatures, seeking recognition of independence, Inner City Press put...

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Aug 23, 2016

Somaliland: Still Seeking Recognition After 25...

The article below is published by Deutsche Welle Twenty-five years after declaring its independence, Somaliland has everything a country would require: An elected government, an army, its own currency...

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Aug 09, 2016

Somaliland: Support for Recognition Among Top-Level...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:  Kenya’s opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has indicated his support for the recognition of the breakaway region...

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Jul 22, 2016

Somaliland: Urgent Need for International Rec...

  Below is an article published by IRIN:  Since 1991, and its proclamation of independence following a civil war that resulted in about 50,000 deaths, Somaliland has existed as a de facto independent...

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Jul 05, 2016

Somaliland: Journalist Arrested by Ethiopian ...

  Below is an article published by Geeska Afrika Online:  Ethiopian authorities should immediately release a television journalist from the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland, Muktar Nuh...

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Jun 24, 2016

Somaliland: President Silanyo Pledges Country’s...

  Below is an article published by African Arguments:  On 24 June 1960, the London Gazette published a proclamation by HM the Queen terminating British protection over the Somaliland Protectorate...

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Jun 10, 2016

Horn of Africa: Pressing Need to Raise Awareness...

  Below is an article published by the Minnesota Post:  While the Syrian refugee crisis continues to capture the world’s attention, the Horn of Africa has been forgotten. Between 2010-2012,...

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Jun 08, 2016

Somaliland: A Solitary Struggle

  Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: On May 18 of this year, Somaliland turned twenty-five. Yet the anniversary is cause for a bittersweet celebration at best. Peace has improbably...

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Jun 02, 2016

Somaliland: Kenya Should Take the Lead on Rec...

  Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press:   On May 18, I was invited to Somaliland to participate in celebrations of her independence from Somalia on May 18, 1991, after entering...

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Jun 01, 2016

Somaliland: One Woman’s Quest to Revive Hargeisa’s...

  Below is an article by the CCTV: In Somalia, political violence in recent years has stifled local culture. But citizens are rallying to restore the country's rich traditions of music and poetry....

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May 18, 2016

Somaliland: 25th Independence Anniversary Celebrations...

  Below is an article published by Hadhwanaag Media:  Somaliland people are preparing for the 25th anniversary of independence that will be celebrated on 18th May. This day is a day when people...

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May 03, 2016

Somaliland: Anderson Cooper Visits School Sending...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland National News: The CNN International Anderson Cooper is in Somaliland now has visited Abaarso School on assignment for CNN covering recent success of...

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May 02, 2016

Somaliland: Food Crisis Situation Deteriorates...

  Below is an article by the UK Business Insider: Somaliland risks descending into famine amid a severe drought that has killed thousands of livestock, an international aid agency warned on Friday,...

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Apr 06, 2016

Somaliland: Berbera Port Key to Economic Development...

  The following is an article published by Deutsche Welle:   Since its establishment in 1991, the international community has stopped short of recognizing Somaliland as an independent state....

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Mar 31, 2016

Somaliland: Drought Jeopardises Food Security...

  Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press:  The Minister of Interior Hon. Ali Mohammed Waran’adde has led one of two major relief convoys that are to distribute necessary...

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Mar 18, 2016

Somaliland: EU and FAO Introduce New Projects...

  Below is an article by Somaliland Press,   The European Union jointly with the Ministry of Agriculture of Somaliland and the Food and Agriculture Organizations (FAO) launched today two...

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Mar 15, 2016

Somaliland: New Head of UN Somalia Mission Makes...

  Below is an article published by Mareeg.com: Foreign Minister Dr. Saad Ali Shire received a high level UN delegation led by Special Representative of the Secretary General Michael Keating to the...

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Mar 08, 2016

Somaliland: Next Elections to Follow “Pledge...

Photo courtesy of Inter Press Service News Agency. This article was published by the Somaliland Press.   Human Rights Centre calls on Somaliland Parliament, the government and the political parties...

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Mar 02, 2016

Somaliland: Top Local Researchers Give Comprehensive...

  Below is an amended article from the Somaliland Press:   Somaliland Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Sacad Ali Shire and Deputy FM Hon Ahmed Jama Farah today...

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Feb 18, 2016

Somaliland: Lyrics of a Woman

  Photo courtesy of the Festival au Fil des Voix This article was published by RFI   Sarha Halgan defied social norms aged 13 when she started singing in public in the Somaliland capital...

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Feb 12, 2016

Somaliland: President Discusses Country’s Situation...

  Below is an amended article published by The Somaliland Press:   H.E President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo on Tuesday (9 February) met with a high level delegation comprising of European...

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Feb 03, 2016

Somaliland: International Jurisdiction as an Alternative...

  Below is an article published by The Somaliland Sun: The de facto state of Somaliland has opted to explore legal options to gain their long-awaited international recognition as an independent...

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Dec 07, 2015

Somaliland: Climate Change Already a Cruel Reality...

Below is an article by VICE News: The cows were the first to die, 10 of them. Then most of the 20 sheep went, and after that most of the 40 goats. As the drought in the Horn of Africa gradually killed...

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Nov 30, 2015

Somaliland: Pastoralists face Critical Conditions...

Below is an article published by The Guardian If you drive north from the Somaliland village of Gargara – where women speak of their heartache at losing goats in this year’s drought –...

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Oct 21, 2015

Somaliland: Country’s Development Praised by...

SAHRA HALGAN, a musician, fled Hargeisa in northern Somalia in 1991. The city she left was a smoking ruin; most of the population was scattered. But in 2013, after 22 years living in France and working...

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Oct 16, 2015

Somaliland: Strengthening Ties with European ...

  Below is an published by Somaliland informer:   Deputy Mayor of Hargeisa Hon. Abdiasis Agaweyne who is on working visit to the UK has met with Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn who paid a visit...

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Oct 15, 2015

Somaliland: Participates in the Open Law Africa...

  Follow this link to read an article published by the Somaliland Press:   The chairman of the Somaliland High Court and Constitutional Court Prof. Aden Haji Ali Ahmed currently away on a...

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Oct 01, 2015

Somaliland: Edna Adan nominated for Sakharov ...

  Below is an article in French following an interview with Ms. Edna Adan Ismail, published by Le Monde Afrique:     « Ça, c’est moi. » La photo d’un lion...

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Sep 16, 2015

Somaliland: Desperate Refugees Fleeing Yemeni...

Below is an article by Quartz   As of Aug. 2015, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) estimates there are over 1,439,000 internally displaced people in Yemen—the result of...

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Sep 08, 2015

Somaliland: Bright Prospects for Rise in Women...

Below is an article by All Africa Bar Seed is the only female member in Somaliland's 82-person Parliament, but activists hope upcoming national elections may end her isolation. Gender equality advocates...

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Sep 03, 2015

Somaliland: A Success Story Unrecognized

For the full story please follow the link to Somalilandpress   Photo Courtesy of Community-Driven Recovery and Development@flickr

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Sep 01, 2015

Somaliland: An Autonomous Region without Sove...

Below is an article by Devex The dramatically divergent paths that Somalia and Somaliland took after a struggle led the latter to become a self-declared state in 1991 run counter to the conventional...

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Aug 28, 2015

Somaliland: A Push for Higher Female Representation...

  Below is an article by the Inter Press Service:   HARGEISA, Aug 27 2015 (IPS) - Bar Seed is the only female member in Somaliland’s 82-person Parliament, but activists hope upcoming...

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Aug 11, 2015

Somaliland: Djibouti to Open Consular Representation...

The gov’t of Djibouti is willing to enhance the existing bilateral cooperation with Somaliland. This was made known to the public by Somaliland Representative to Djibouti Hon. Mohamed Ali Warsame. A...

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Aug 05, 2015

Somaliland: Government Initiates Water Supply...

Below is an article published by Somalilandsun   Major water supplies operations in all parts of Somaliland affected by have been initiated by the government. This nationwide campaign to help...

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Jul 24, 2015

Somaliland: Successful Democracy-Building Should...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Today rededicated the Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, after extensive renovation. When it opened in 2007, the luxury department store,...

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Jul 22, 2015

Somaliland: NEC Announces New Round of Voter ...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun:   Somaliland's national electoral commission has announced the start of new voter registration system which first will commence in Somaliland's...

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Jul 15, 2015

Somaliland: New Foreign Policy towards African...

The quest for Recognition is a foregone conclusion thus Africa Union (AU) and Somaliland must now agree on a feasible timetable towards making the former British protectorate the 56th Member of the continental...

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Jul 06, 2015

Somaliland: Life of Farmers and Shepherds Seriously...

Hargeisa, Somaliland — It has been particularly dry this year in parts of Somaliland, the internationally unrecognised nation-state that broke away from Somalia in 1991. Small, frequent droughts...

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Jul 06, 2015

Somaliland: Life of Farmers and Shepherds Seriously...

Hargeisa, Somaliland — It has been particularly dry this year in parts of Somaliland, the internationally unrecognised nation-state that broke away from Somalia in 1991. Small, frequent droughts...

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Jun 26, 2015

Somaliland: Discussions for Peace and Develop...

  Below is an article published by All Africa:   Ethiopia and Somaliland agreed to work together to make the region peaceful and favourable for development. Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn...

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Jun 10, 2015

Somaliland: Refugees from Yemen Seek Asylum

Below is an article published by Middle East Eye:   To demonstrate the far reach of the escalating fighting in Yemen, Fahia Alis Hassan held up what was left of her daughter’s Yemeni ID card....

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Jun 05, 2015

Somaliland: FM Participates in World Economic...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: The Republic of Somaliland is at the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa 2015. Representing the country is foreign minister Mohamed Behi Younis...

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May 19, 2015

Somaliland: Annual Celebration of Independence...

  Below is an article published by The Somaliland Press:   “Each and every year on the 18th May, we the people of Somaliland remember, we will always remember the mothers and fathers...

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May 05, 2015

Somaliland: Increased Aid for Refugees from ...

  Below is an article published by: Somaliland Sun The Government of Somaliland and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR have concurred on the imperatives of enhanced support...

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Apr 20, 2015

Somaliland: Chief Judge of High Court Discharged...

Below is an article published by Garowe Online The President of Somaliland’s administration Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud Siilaanyo has fired Chief Judge of High Court Yusuf Ismael Ali on the grounds...

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Apr 07, 2015

Somaliland: Motion Calls UK for Recognition of...

  Below is an article published by Wales Online: Cardiff council approved a motion to endorse recognition of Somaliland during a meeting at City Hall, following in the footsteps of Sheffield council Cardiff...

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Mar 26, 2015

Somaliland: UK Asked to Push for UN Recogniti...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:   An open letter to UK Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr. David Cameron Requesting the British Government of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth...

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Mar 11, 2015

Somaliland: General Elections Postponed to Early...

Below is an article published by Garowe Online:                    The anticipated general elections of breakaway...

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Jan 22, 2015

Somaliland: Government Officials Meet European...

Photo courtesy of Paco CT@flickr Below is an article by the Somaliland Press: Somaliland Foreign Minister Hon Mohamed Bihi Yunis, Minister of National Planning Dr.l Sacad Ali Shire, Dr. Edna Aden...

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Jan 12, 2015

Somaliland: Paving the Way for Future Cooperation...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Hargeisa Mayor Abdirahman Mohamoud Aydid has received a delegation led by the Secretary General of the Municipality of Sweden's capital city, as...

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Dec 02, 2014

Somaliland: First Commercial Bank Opens Hoping...

  Below is an article published by Yahoo News:   Somalia's breakaway enclave of Somaliland formally opened its first commercial bank on Sunday, 30 November 2014, as part of its effort to attract...

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Nov 10, 2014

Somaliland: France Requested to Help Present Independence...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun; The government of Somaliland has requested the government of France – which is one of the five permanent nations of the United Nations Security Council...

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Oct 23, 2014

Somaliland: Renewed Hope for Independence as Self-Determination...

Below is an article published by The Guardian: The recent high-profile campaigns for Scottish and Catalonian independence have buoyed hopes that Somaliland could soon gain independence from Somalia, according...

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Oct 03, 2014

Somaliland: Norwegian Fact-Finding Mission Arrives...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:   H.E. Vice President Abdurrahman Abdullah Ismael “Saylici” today received visiting Norwegian delegation comprised of 12 persons...

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Oct 01, 2014

Somaliland: President Silaanyo rules out possibility...

Below is an article published by RBC Radio: RBC Radio: The breakaway Somali state of Somaliland president Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud Silaanyo has assured Somali president Hassan Shiekh Mohamud that his administration...

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Sep 24, 2014

Somaliland: Norway to Support Stability and Management...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:   The government of Norway is determined in supporting the proper management of abundant natural resources in Somaliland. This development...

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Aug 25, 2014

Somaliland: New Orphanage Marks Humanitarian ...

The following article is taken from The Somaliland Sun. The first lady, who was flanked by the mayor of Hargeisa Councillor Abdirahman Aideed Soltelco and other guests, also committed to continued support...

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Aug 08, 2014

Somaliland: Minister of Presidential Affairs Meets...

Below is a story published by The Somaliland Press:  Somaliland Minister of Presidential Affairs Hon Hersi Hassan HaJi Ali currently visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform UMMRAH has met...

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Jul 14, 2014

Somaliland: Movie Denounces Social Practice Of...

Below is an article published by Somalilandsun: Who said that many serious problems that afflict the poorest societies in developing countries, but not only there, cannot be addressed with a smile and...

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May 27, 2014

Somaliland: Kenyan Delegation To Open Consulate...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun:The Kenyan Government is determined towards the enhancement of existing cordial relations with Somaliland.This was revealed during a joint press briefing...

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May 21, 2014

Somaliland: 23 Years of Self-Governance Celebrated...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:   Commemorations marking 23 years of self-governance since seceding from "Greater Somalia", despite lack of international recognitions, were...

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May 15, 2014

Somaliland: Nigerian Support Requested In Campaign...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun The Government of Somaliland has approached Nigerian authorities to be at the forefront in clamouring for international recognition of Somaliland within...

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May 02, 2014

Somaliland: Cooperation With Puntland On Security...

Below is an article published on All Africa A ministerial delegation from Somaliland's administration has held a meeting with the President of Somalia's Northeastern State of Puntland Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed...

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Apr 29, 2014

Somaliland: Conditions Are Apt For A Kenyan Diplomatic...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun:The government of Kenya is satisfied with existing conditions as pertains to the establishment of its planned Consulate in Hargeisa.This is as a result...

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Apr 03, 2014

Somaliland: Sheffield Recognizes Independent ...

  Below is the article published by Somliland Press:   The City of Sheffield has become the first city in the world to officially recognize Somaliland as an independent nation this after members...

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Apr 01, 2014

Somaliland: Meeting with the Chair of the US Congress...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: The Executive Director of SONYO, Mr. Saeed Mohamed Ahmed, being part of the International Visitor Leadership Program participants, has taken meetings...

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Mar 12, 2014

Somaliland: Displaced Families Provided with IOM’s...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Somalilandsun - IOM, in close collaboration with the Government of Somaliland and in partnership with UN agencies, has opened a new Digaale permanent settlement...

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Feb 24, 2014

Somaliland: Peace Building Training Comes To An...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun:The five days international peace building training taking place at the University of Hargeisa (UOH) courtesy of the University's Institute of Peace...

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Feb 17, 2014

Somaliland: Good Governance And Anti-Corruption...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: A three year anti-graft strategic planning has been launched by the good governance & anti-corruption commission for 2013-2015 at a meeting between...

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Feb 10, 2014

Somaliland: Memorandum of Understanding To Promote...

Below is an article published by the Zawya: Silatech has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kaaba Microfinance Institution  (K-MFI), based in Somaliland, to promote youth enterprise and employment...

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Feb 05, 2014

Somaliland: Stubborn Path Towards Sovereignty

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Ms Ilham Hasan Aliweid who is a budding female politician based in the capital Somaliland was a candidate in the local council elections of 2012 via RAYS...

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Jan 28, 2014

Somaliland: Mining Potential Discussed At International...

Below is an article from The Mining Weekly: Somaliland will, for the first time, form part of the African Mining Ministerial Forum at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place...

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Jan 21, 2014

Somaliland: Somalia Acknowledges Violations

Below is an article by the Somaliland Sun: The fifth phase of internationally sanctioned talks between Somaliland and Somalia have concluded in the Turkish ancient city of Istanbul after three days of...

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Jan 20, 2014

Somaliland: President Silanyo On Official Visit...

Below is an article by Somalilandpress: The President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamoud Silanyo jetted out of the country yesterday afternoon for Paris, France on an official visit and would then proceed on...

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Jan 16, 2014

Somaliland: Business Deal Concluded With UAE Owned...

Below is an article by Somalilandpress: The Minister of Civil Aviation and Air Transport Hon Mahmoud Hashi Abdi and the Minister of Commerce and International Investment Dr. Mohamed Abdullah Omer have...

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Jan 10, 2014

Somaliland: Enduring Fight For International ...

Below is an article published by The Economist: IN 1991, after the overthrow of Somalia’s military leader Siad Barre, the northern territory of Somaliland declared independence. While its mother...

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Jan 08, 2014

Somaliland: Set To Usher In Major Port Invest...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica: Somaliland is finalising a multi-million dollar deal with a leading international operator to develop a port at Berbera, on the Gulf of Aden, bolstering the...

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Jan 06, 2014

Somaliland: Talks With Somalia To Resume In Turkey...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: Internationally sanctioned talks between the two neighboring countries of Somaliland and Somalia are to resume under the stewardship of the Turkish...

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Dec 10, 2013

Somaliland: The President Commemorated International...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun:  The International Day of People with Disability (ID PwD) marked worldwide was celebrated in the biggest way ever in the country's history yesterday...

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Dec 09, 2013

Somaliland: President Silanyo Pays Tribute To...

Below is a press release published by the Somaliland Sun: Practically all world leaders have shown overwhelmed emotions when in an historic unprecedented manner they all poured their deep heart-felt condolences...

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Nov 28, 2013

Somaliland: Strengthened Diplomatic And Economic...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: The President H.E Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud (Silanyo) met with Turkish Ambassador H.E. Cemalettin Kani Torun for Somaliland- Somalia and it was agreed that...

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Nov 25, 2013

Somaliland: Challenging Talks With Somalia

Below is an article published by the SomaliCurrent: Talks between Somalia’s Federal Government and Somaliland are facing new challenges ahead of planned meeting in Ankara on the first week of December...

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Nov 19, 2013

Somaliland: Increase in Number of Young People...

Below is a press release published by the Somalilandpress: Somali children who once would have bypassed schooling to herd animals are now receiving a basic education, thanks in part to a UNICEF programme...

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Nov 12, 2013

Somaliland: Talks With Government Postponed

Below is an article by The Somali Current: The talks between Federal Government of Somalia and Somaliland, which was due to held in Turkey between 9 and 10 of November, was postponed, officials said. Somaliland...

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Nov 01, 2013

Somaliland: President Meets With International...

Below is an article by the Somaliland Sun: In an extraordinary meeting held for the first time in the country President of Somaliland HE Ahmed Mohammed Mahmud met with international NGOs working in the...

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Oct 29, 2013

Somaliland: Government Delegation Meets With Students...

Below is an article by the Somalilandpress: A high level delegation From Somaliland have visited to Egyptian’s Capital of Cairo on Friday, The delegation was leading Minister for Foreign and International...

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Oct 22, 2013

Somaliland: President Leads Initiative To Combat...

Below is an article by Somalilandpress: The Head of State became the first person to lead the nation in a country-wide anti- polio vaccination campaigns when he took the immunization drops of the vaccine...

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Oct 14, 2013

Somaliland: Recognizing Independence Will Promote...

Below is an article by: Somalilandgov.com. Ahead of today’s [14-10-2013] Senate Committee hearing, Security and governance in Somalia: consolidating gains, confronting challenges, and charting the...

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Oct 04, 2013

Somaliland: Turkish PM Meets With Somaliland ...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with the leader of Somalia’s autonomous Somaliland region, Ahmed Muhammed Silanyo, in İstanbul...

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Oct 02, 2013

Somaliland: President Silanyo To Visit Turkey

Below is an article by the Somaliland Sun: “I hereby take this opportunity to contradict the unionism belief of president Hasan of Somalia by informing him that reunification of our two countries...

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Oct 01, 2013

Somaliland: President Attends Graduation Ceremony...

Below is an article by: Somalilandpress President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud (Silanyo) today attended a graduation ceremony held for more than 744 students the 10th batch to have graduated from the...

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Sep 30, 2013

Somaliland: Seeking Support From European Cou...

Below is an article published by:Somalilandsun The Somaliland Envoy in Sweden Ambassador Rodha Jama Elmi is drumming up support for the country's international recognition within the corridors of the...

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Sep 24, 2013

Somaliland: Ethiopian Foreign Minister Meets Somaliland...

Below is an article by AllAfrica: Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros met a Somaliland delegation led by the Foreign Minister Mohamed Bihi Younis on Friday (September 20). The Somaliland Foreign Minister...

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Sep 19, 2013

Somaliland: Boycotting Conference That Undermines...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: While the Somaliland Government welcomes the decision of the international community to focus on and support our region, Somaliland has stood firm on...

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Sep 17, 2013

Somaliland: Hargeisa University Partners With...

Below is an article by the Somaliland Sun: British, Canadian and African universities have been partnering with the University of Hargeisa, in the Republic of Somaliland, to boost the institution's international...

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Sep 09, 2013

Somaliland: Construction of National Library ...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress.com H.E. President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud (Silanyo) has laid down the foundation for construction of new post and office and a building which will...

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Aug 30, 2013

Somaliland: Ambitious Plan To Tackle HIV/AIDS...

Below is an article published by Sabahi Online: Somaliland regional President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo said his administration would work towards eradicating HIV/AIDS from the region within five years, the...

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Aug 22, 2013

Somaliland: Foreign Affairs Minister Unveils EU...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: The former UN diplomat started by stating the importance of current talks with Somalia and that he supports engagements with the government of Somalia...

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Aug 15, 2013

Somaliland: Government and EU Discussing Part...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: This was revealed by the Somaliland ministry of foreign affairs in a press statement which also informed that the foreign minister Mohamed Behi Yonis,...

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Aug 14, 2013

Somaliland: Refusal To Attend Somalia Confere...

Below is an article published by Garowe Online: Somalia’s separatist region of Somaliland has rejected to attend the upcoming New Deal conference for reconstruction and development of Somalia which...

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Aug 02, 2013

Somaliland: Exploring The Economic Potential

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: Somaliland is a self-declared independent state in the Horn of Africa that is recognised internationally as an autonomous region of Somalia. Tiahlo...

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Jul 30, 2013

Somaliland: Higher Penalties For Human Traffi...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica.com  The government of the self-declared republic of Somaliland will stiffen penalties for human trafficking to stem illegal migration, particularly by...

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Jul 29, 2013

Somaliland: New Foreign Minister Calls For Un...

Below is an article published by the SomalilandSun: The new foreign affairs chief has been categorical on the fact that the state would leave no stone unturned in pursuit of its aspirations, and advised...

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Jul 12, 2013

Somaliland: Landmark Negotiations With Somali...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: The Communiqué on the political talks between Somali Federal Government (SFG) and Somaliland's separatist administration indicates a big political...

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Jul 08, 2013

Somaliland: Meetings with Somali Delegations in...

Below is an article published by World Bulletin: Helping Somalis "in every possible way" is a "historic responsibility" for Turkey, said Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Saturday [6 July 2013]. Davutoglu...

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Jul 05, 2013

Somaliland: Talks With SFG To Resume In Turke...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: A team of negotiators is on the way to Turkey for dialogue with counterparts from the Somalia Federal Government-SFG. The technical level talks slated...

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Jun 25, 2013

Somaliland: The Meaning Of Sovereignty

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Even as a political scientist, sovereignty is not something that captures a lot of my attention in the course of a normal day. But when I spent time in...

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Jun 21, 2013

Somaliland: Recent Attacks On UN In Somalia Spur...

Below is an article published by The Africa Report: A senior Somaliland politician has condemned the tragic terror attack on a UN compound in Mogadishu, but says it strengthens claims for secession from...

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Jun 14, 2013

Somaliland: Foreign Minister Hostile To UNSOM...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: For the first time a high level meeting with a visiting dignitary has ended without a joint press briefing. This is as a result of the visiting UN Special...

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Jun 12, 2013

Somaliland: Growing Interest From Foreign Jou...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: New York based writer, journalist and filmmaker Sean Williams spent a number of years reporting from around the world. Having spent much of his time...

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Jun 10, 2013

Somaliland: President To Meet Yemeni Investor...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: A number of Yemeni companies are expected to pour in Millions of dollars into the local economy. This was revealed by the presidential spokesperson Mr...

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Jun 05, 2013

Somaliland: Interview With President Silanyo

Picture by @Chatham House, London Below is an article published by Al Jazeera: Somaliland, a self-declared republic inside Somalia, celebrated 22 years of "independence" last month. Somalia has recently...

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Jun 03, 2013

Somaliland: Stronger Ties With Kenya Sought

Below is an article published by Standard Digital: The Republic of Somaliland is turning to creating strong economic and trade ties with its neighbouring and friendly neighbour as it heightens its quest...

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May 30, 2013

Somaliland: Foreign Minister Addresses National...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:   The minister of foreign affairs Dr Mohamed Abdilahi Omar currently in Nairobi Kenya on official duties pertaining to UN protocols discussions took...

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May 30, 2013

Somaliland: Foreign Minister Addresses National...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:   The minister of foreign affairs Dr Mohamed Abdilahi Omar currently in Nairobi Kenya on official duties pertaining to UN protocols discussions took...

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May 27, 2013

Somaliland: Foreign Policy Efforts Beginning To...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: New foreign policy strategies embarked upon by the administration are starting to have an impact globally. This was informed by the foreign minister...

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May 24, 2013

Somaliland: Leaders Meet With EU Envoy To Discuss...

Below is an article published by All Africa:  The leader of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo hosted the European Union's Special Representative to Somalia Amb. Michele Cervone in Hargeisa on Tuesday...

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May 21, 2013

Somaliland: 22 Years Of Independence

Below is an article published by Al-Jazeera: Celebrations were held in the capital, Hargeisa, on Saturday [18 May 2013], with people holding rallies, waving flags from their vehicles and staging...

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May 17, 2013

Somaliland: Minister Of Foreign Affairs Responds...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun. "It is a matter for regret that some in the UN Secretariat are apparently not fully or correctly informed about the situation in Somaliland" This...

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May 10, 2013

Somaliland: Ministry Of Commerce Receives Two...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: The USAID Partnership for Economic Growth program has handed over to the Somaliland Ministry of Commerce, two furnished offices with computer equipment...

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May 08, 2013

Somaliland: Satisfied With Outcome Of London Conference...

  Below is an article published by Rbc Radio:   The foreign minister of Somaliland, a breakaway region in northern Somalia said that they are happy with the outcome of the international conference...

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May 07, 2013

Somaliland: Statement By Silanyo About London’s...

Below is an article published by The Guardian: The Horn of Africa has for too long been one of the world's most troubled regions. It has been defined, for good reason, by conflict, repression, famine,...

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May 02, 2013

Somaliland: UNESCO Protection Of Ancient Art Not...

Below is an article published by The Washington Times:  The world’s most famous prehistoric art is in caverns in Europe, but the most recently discovered ancient cave paintings are in a country...

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Apr 29, 2013

Somaliland: Somalia Rejects Motion On More Di...

Below is an article published by All Africa: Somalia's parliament leadership has dismissed a motion forwarded by a group of lawmakers to discuss the agreement signed between the Somali Federal Government...

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Apr 22, 2013

Somaliland: President To Visit Washington D.C...

Bellow is an article published by Somalilandgov:President of the Republic of Somaliland Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo will visit Washington, D.C. from Monday, April 22, 2013 through Saturday, April 27, 2013....

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Apr 09, 2013

Somaliland: Talks About Cooperation Area To Continue...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica: Somaliland's delegation for the talks with Somalia being hosted by Turkey arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday en route for Ankara. The delegation, led by President...

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Mar 28, 2013

Somaliland: New Reservoir To Alleviate Water ...

Below is an article published by Sabahi: Construction of the reservoir began December 15th [2012], and project officials say they expect it to be operational as the region enters its rainy season at the...

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Mar 22, 2013

Somaliland: Displaced Families Receive Aid

Below is an article published by Newstime Africa: IOM has distributed 103 non-food relief item kits including clothes, kitchen utensils, shoes, and jerry cans to some 462 internally displaced people (IDPs)...

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Mar 20, 2013

Somaliland : 3,000 Households Facing Water Sc...

Below  is an article published by  Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN): Both Somaliland and the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland claim the Sool and Sanaag regions. "We...

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Mar 18, 2013

Somaliland: Turkish Foreign Minister Committed...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:     A senior Turkish diplomat, who spoke to Somaliland Sun on condition of anonymity, stated that five ministers from the Somaliland side also...

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Mar 13, 2013

Somaliland: 600 000 Children To Be Vaccinated...

Below is an article published by allafrica.com The Somaliland Ministry of Health, the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Health Organisation are implementing the programme, which will administer...

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Mar 08, 2013

Somaliland: Somalia Arms Embargo Lift Too Has...

Below is an article published by All Africa: The north western breakaway region of Somaliland, expressed discontent over the UN Security Council decision to partially lift the 21 year old arms embargo...

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Mar 04, 2013

Somaliland: Speech on Statehood By Minister Of...

Below is an article published by Somalilandsun:   Verbatim excerpts of the speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohamed A Omar on Statehood in Somaliland at the famous Stiftung Wissenschaft...

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Mar 01, 2013

Somaliland: US Should Recognise Somaliland

Below is the article published by Global Post:   Recently the Obama administration recognized the United Nations-backed nominal Somali government.   The so-called government was the by-product...

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Feb 14, 2013

Somaliland : President Reiterates Self-Determination...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:     President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud (Silanyo) and members of his entourage came under intense grilling during a press conference held yesterday...

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Feb 12, 2013

Somaliland: President Silanyo Meets With UK Foreign...

Below is an article published by Somaliand Sun:  A delegation from the Republic of Somaliland led by President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo met with the UK Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague,...

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Feb 07, 2013

Somaliland: President Invited By UK Foreign O...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun  The government of Britain has invited Somaliland for talks in London. The president H.E Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo has received an official invitation...

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Jan 29, 2013

Somaliland: Country Emphasizes Its Progress And...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun:  On Sunday, the UK government issued a warning urging their citizens to flee out of Somaliland. According to a statement released by the UK foreign...

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Jan 28, 2013

Somaliland: HABA Applauds Somaliland Progress

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:   The Horn of Africa Business Association (HABA) applauds the progress made by Somaliland over the last two decades and feels privileged to have...

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Jan 24, 2013

Somaliland: Implications Of Somali Government...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:   The former President of Somaliland, Dahir Rayale Kahin recently gave a lengthy interview to the Somaliland press to talk about the current situation...

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Jan 21, 2013

Somaliland: Greater Cooperation With UAE

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:   Anticipations are high that The United Arab Emirates-UAE Government will start direct support to the central authorities in Hargeisa soon. A Government...

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Jan 16, 2013

Somaliland: Minister Of Foreign Affairs Arrives...

Below is an article published in Somaliland Sun:   The Republic of Somaliland's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Mohamed Abdillahi Omar, accompanied by the Minister...

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Jan 15, 2013

Somaliland: Back Around The Table With Somali...

Below you can find an article published by All Africa:   Somaliland's Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Mohammed Abdulahi Omar has told journalists that the stalled talks between the new administration...

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Jan 10, 2013

Somaliland: Foreign Minister Meets UK Minister...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Somaliland, Dr Mohamed Omar, has met with the UK Minister of Africa, Mr Mark Simmonds MP, at the Foreign...

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Jan 08, 2013

Somaliland: Good Governance & Anti-Corruption...

Below you can find an article published by Somaliland Sun:   The Good Governance and Anti- Corruption Commission-GG&ACC has passed muster in the House of Representatives. In a sitting with...

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Dec 07, 2012

Somaliland: Ground-breaking Ceremony For New Justice...

The following article has been published by the Somaliland Sun:    The Ministry of Justice is set to shift to a new and posh building soon. The President of Somaliland H.E Ahmed Mohamed Mahmud...

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Dec 05, 2012

Somaliland: Investment Increases Twenty-one Years...

Below is an article published by Newstime Africa:   As Somalia starts to emerge from its quagmire of instability and chaos, 20 years of relative peace and stability are starting to pay dividends...

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Dec 04, 2012

Somaliland: First thoughts of international election...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress:   First thoughts of international election observation team assembled by Progressio, DPU and Somaliland Focus (UK) for Somaliland’s local...

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Dec 03, 2012

Somaliland: Youth Unemployment Fuels Migration...

  Below is an article published by IRIN: More youths from the self-declared republic of Somaliland are illegally migrating from the region, mainly due to a lack of jobs, traveling through Ethiopia,...

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Nov 29, 2012

Somaliland: ‘Free And Fair’ Municipal Ele...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: Somaliland held municipal elections Wednesday [28 November 2012]. Seven political parties took part in the first poll for local councils since 2002....

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Nov 27, 2012

Somaliland: Elections Draw Near

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: The Somaliland Municipal elections will take place on November 28, 2012. There are seven political parties who are contesting and nominated candidates...

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Nov 26, 2012

Somaliland: Election Observation Teams Gather...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:   International election observation team assembled by Progressio, DPU and Somaliland Focus (UK) reports good progress towards Somaliland’s...

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Nov 23, 2012

Somaliland: Lonely Democracy

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: The Republic of Somaliland is holding its second municipal election and sixth democratic election since breaking off and declaring independence from the...

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Nov 22, 2012

Somaliland: US Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: The United States government denied entry to the six (two each from Kenya, Somalia and Somaliland). This was ironic, given that a federal agency, USAID,...

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Nov 21, 2012

Somaliland: Threat of Deforestation And Deser...

Below is an article published by Al-Arabiya: Hassan Hussein cuts down 40 trees every month to fuel his charcoal business, fully aware of the impact his action has on the environment. But for the livestock...

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Nov 19, 2012

Somaliland: Kenyan Ministry Of Foreign Affairs...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Kenya is set to send its resident envoy to Hargeisa in December. The government of Kenya will establish a diplomatic office in the country after a ministry...

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Nov 15, 2012

Somaliland: Warm Reception Of President In Western...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: The president H.E Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo is visiting the country's western region of Awdal where he has already undertake several development related...

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Nov 14, 2012

Somaliland: Sustainable Media Development

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: SOLJA has thanked the USA based National Endowment for Development for its financial support that has enabled the reporter's welfare association to establish...

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Nov 09, 2012

Somaliland: Campaigning Officials Exposed

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Some senior public servants are openly participating in political campaigns. The National Election Commission-NEC has asked the president...

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Nov 08, 2012

Somaliland: Good Governance and Anti-Corruption...

Below is an article published on Sabahi Online:  Somaliland's upper house of parliament, the House of Elders, passed a bill Tuesday [ 6 November 2012] to uphold the powers of the Good Governance...

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Nov 06, 2012

Somaliland: Immigration Department Headquarters...

  Below is an article published by Star Africa: IOM has inaugurated a newly-constructed Somaliland Immigration Department Headquarters building in the capital Hargeisa. The opening ceremony was...

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Nov 05, 2012

Somaliland: International Electoral Observation...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:   Progressio are joining UCL's Development Planning Unit and Somaliland Focus to lead the international observation mission to Somaliland's district...

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Nov 02, 2012

Somaliland: Floods Cause Massive Displacement...

Below is an article published by Humanitarian News and Analysis:   Heavy rains have displaced thousands of people in the mid-eastern regions of the self-declared republic of Somaliland, says a senior...

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Nov 01, 2012

Somaliland: Local Council Campaigns For Upcoming...

Below is an article published by SABAHI: Somaliland's National Electoral Commission (NEC) said last Thursday [1 November 2012] that the campaigns would continue for four weeks, with election day set...

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Oct 30, 2012

Somaliland: Strengthening Ties With Ethiopia

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:     The country is set for strengthened commercial ties with Ethiopia.   The two neighbouring countries of Ethiopia and Somaliland...

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Oct 26, 2012

Somaliland: Kenyan Embassy To Be Opened In Hargeisa...

Below is an article by Somaliland Press: Kenya is planning to open embassies in at least six Africa countries in an effort to deepen economic diplomacy on continent. Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary...

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Oct 24, 2012

Somaliland: President Praises Sahil Region Achievement...

Below is an article published by Somaliland sun:   The president H.E Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo has returned to the capital city after an overnight working visit to Berbera the Sahil regional capital...

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Oct 23, 2012

Somaliland: Banking Law Brings Even More Stab...

Below is an article published by SABAHI:   No financial institution has operated regularly in Somalia since the collapse of the central government in 1991, but a new law passed in Somaliland earlier...

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Oct 18, 2012

Somaliland: Government Commended For Clamp-down...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Smuggled petroleum products have a negative effect on the economy. The ministry of commerce has termed smuggled fuel as cause of concern for the authorities...

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Oct 17, 2012

Somaliland: New Multi-purpose Service Centre In...

Below is an article published by GULF TIMES: Qatar Charity (QC) has opened a new multi-purpose service centre at Hargeisa City, the capital of Somaliland, that could benefit more than 2,000 orphans. “The...

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Oct 15, 2012

Somaliland: Hagaltosie Encourages Peace And R...

Below is an article published by the Somalilan Sun:   Traditional leaders in the country welcome the appointment of Suleiman Hagaltosie to the council of ministers.   The Chief Suldan of...

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Oct 11, 2012

Somaliland: IOM Training Focuses On Media

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: The government needs to explore avenues for labour migration friendly laws. This observation ensued during a one-day workshop on the impact of mixed migration...

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Oct 05, 2012

Somaliland: The Woman Behind The Edna Adan Ho...

Below is an article published by The Huffington Post: Edna Adan has spent much of her life being first. The daughter of a prominent medical doctor in Somaliland, she was the first girl in her country...

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Oct 02, 2012

Somaliland: SONSAF Underlines Need For Political...

Below is an article published by Somaliandpress;   Women took a significant and positive role in the different stages of the national reconstruction process, including the initial reconciliation...

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Oct 01, 2012

Somaliland: Meeting With Turkish Delegation

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: Somaliland minister of Higher Education Miss Zamzam Abdi Adam has today met with a delegation from Turkey. The Minister of Education said the delegation...

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Sep 28, 2012

Somaliland: Edna Adan Receives Global Citizen...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: The Global Poverty Project (GPP) announced on 28 September [2012] the winners of the Global Citizen Movement Awards, recognizing four outstanding leaders...

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Sep 27, 2012

Somaliland: Large-scale Exhumations Started

Truth behind enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions, torture and other human rights violations of Somalilanders is about to be unearthed. The Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team - EPAF, has...

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Sep 24, 2012

Somaliland: EU Committed To Increasing Support...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:   The European Union is satisfied with the anti-piracy activities of Somaliland. The EU special representative to Somaliland and Somalia Ambassador...

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Sep 21, 2012

Somaliland: Pre-1991 Passport Wins Recognition...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun:   Citizens travelling to the holy city of Mecca for Hajj (Pilgrimage) will use the pre-1999 Somalia passports issued before ...

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Sep 20, 2012

Somaliland: Developing Sustainable Fisheries

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: Somaliland Minister of Fisheries and Marine resources Hon Abdillahi Jama Osman (Geeljire) today [20 September 2012] opened a one day conference on how...

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Sep 18, 2012

Somaliland: Five Year Program To Build And Improve...

Below is an article published by the Somalilandsun:   Today, the Somali Youth Leaders Initiative (SYLI) with Somaliland Ministry of Education and Higher Studies launched a five-year program to build...

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Sep 13, 2012

Somaliland: Government Denounces Assassination...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: The government and people of Somaliland highly condemn the assassination attempt on the life of newly elected Somalia president. A statement...

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Aug 31, 2012

Somaliland: Work of Relief Agencies Highlighted...

Below is an article published by Sabahi: The Somaliland Ministry of Planning and Development held a meeting Wednesday and Thursday [29 and 30 August 2012] to showcase the work of United Nations and local...

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Aug 21, 2012

Somaliland: Presidential Priorities Defined

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: The government is going to crack hard on anybody who engages in activities that might be detrimental to the Republic of Somaliland. This was informed by...

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Aug 15, 2012

Landmark Peace Agreement on Buhoodle Conflict...

Below is a press statement issued by the Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The Government of the Republic of Somaliland and prominent community leaders from the Sool region of Somaliland have today,...

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Aug 13, 2012

Somaliland: Date Set for Local Elections

Below is an article published by The Somaliland Sun: The count [down] to local election has started with 108 days being the magic number. The National Election Commission-NEC has announced 28th November...

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Aug 02, 2012

Somaliland: Drought Maintains Grip Despite Ra...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: A moderate rainfall brought some relief on Monday night [30 July 2012] in the seaport town of Berbera and surrounding spots after three years of drought. Residents...

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Jul 26, 2012

Somaliland: Signature Of A Peace Accord

Below is an article published by Prensa Latina: The Buhodle peace accord between President Silanyo and Commander Hagaltosie is now under implementation. This outcome follows the arrival in Buhodle town...

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Jul 19, 2012

Somaliland: Book Fair Attracts Global Audienc...

Below is an article published by Sabahi: The Hargeisa International Book Fair is more than a place to just find books -- now in its fifth year, the fair hosted authors, artists, filmmakers, musicians,...

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Jul 18, 2012

Somaliland: Diaspora Continues to Play Important...

Below is an article published by The Somaliland Sun: Somalilanders in the Diaspora are the backbone of the country as it pertains to economic and social development. This was said by the Vice president...

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Jul 12, 2012

Somaliland: Quest for Gender Parity

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Parliament has been asked to ensure articles 8 and 36 of the Somaliland constitution are adhered to. This was asked of the legislators during a women...

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Jul 10, 2012

Somaliland: Potential Capability To Solve Somalian...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: On the onset of the article, I would like to highlight briefly, to my best recall, the melt down of the Somalia dignity and an unprecedented events that...

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Jul 06, 2012

Somaliland: Airports to be Renovated

Below is an article published by Sabahi Online: Renovations and modernising projects under way at the Hargeisa and Berbera airports will spur economic growth and make Somaliland a hub for regional transportation,...

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Jul 05, 2012

Somaliland: Continued Dialogue With Somalia

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Talks between Somaliland and Somalia will continue on the basis of country to country negotiations to enhance relations. This outcome follows the Dubai...

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Jun 27, 2012

Somaliland: Sovereignty Not for Discussion or...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: The irrevocability of Somaliland's sovereignty has been categorically reiterated by the president H.E Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo. During festivities commemorating...

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Jun 22, 2012

Somaliland: Swedish Eye Investment Opportunit...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun  Public and private financing from Sweden is to be availed various sectors in the country. This was revealed by the Vice president Hon Abdirahman...

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Jun 19, 2012

Somaliland: Over Two Decades of Success and S...

Below is an article published by Insight on Conflict: In May 2012, Somaliland commemorated 21 years since declaring independence from Somalia. Although not recognised as an independent state by the international...

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Jun 18, 2012

Somaliland: Negotiations With Somalia

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: In a breakthrough development, Somaliland and Somalia are set to initiate first formal talks on intricate bilateral issues in an effort to finally end...

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Jun 15, 2012

Somaliland: New Air Route to Boost Travel

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress Ethiopian Airlines will introduce direct flights from Addis Ababa to the Somaliland seaport town Berbera from July 1, 2012, this was confirmed by Hargeisa. Somaliland...

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Jun 07, 2012

Somaliland: Vice President Visits Sweden

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: The Vice president is to meet with Swedish Somalilanders in Stockholm and other Swedish cities. The Vice President Hon Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail...

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Jun 04, 2012

Somaliland: Turkey Opens Liaison Office In Ha...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs has disclosed that the Turkish government would open a liaison office in Hargeisa and that the Turkish Deputy...

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Jun 01, 2012

Somaliland: Brussels Hosts SSE Conference

Below is an article published by SomalilandPress: http://somalilandpress.com/somaliland-the-belgium-somaliland-conference-29550 Somalilanders in the Diaspora never had it so well. The success of the...

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May 31, 2012

Somaliland: Participating in Istanbul Confere...

Below is an article published by Somaliland sun: A four member delegation is on the way to turkey to attend the "Istanbul II" international conference on Somalia The delegation which will represent Somaliland...

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May 29, 2012

Somaliland: On The List To Receive Power From...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: The Ethiopia Electric power Corporation (EEPCO) is on the point of embarking on an ambitious project that aims to connect East and South Africa countries...

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May 24, 2012

Somaliland: Livestock to Benefit from UNDP &...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: The livestock industry is the economic backbone of Somaliland, providing livelihoods for approximately 75 percent of the population. A new project, initiated...

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May 22, 2012

Somaliland: Diaspora In Norway Celebrates Ind...

The article below is published by Somaliland Sun: Many Somaliland citizens living in Norway celebrated their country's independence on 18th May in many parts of Norway. The larger group of Somaliland...

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May 21, 2012

Somaliland: Vice-President Opens Election Com...

Below is an article published by The Somaliland Times: Somaliland vice President Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail (Zayla’i) cut the ribbons for a three story office that will serve as the headquarters...

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May 12, 2012

Somaliland: Vice-President Opens Election Com...

Below is an article published by The Somaliland Times: Somaliland vice President Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail (Zayla’i) cut the ribbons for a three story office that will serve as the headquarters...

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May 08, 2012

Somaliland: Somaliland and Djibouti Boost Diplomatic...

Below is an article published by somalilandsun.com The Governmens of Somaliland and Djibouti have embarked on the enhancement of diplomatic relations. The enhanced diplomatic relations follows a meeting...

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May 07, 2012

Somaliland: MFA Denies Tension With Djibouti

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: The government has termed Relations with Djibouti as very cordial at all levels. The minister of foreign affairs Dr Mohamed Abdilahi Omar refuted...

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May 02, 2012

Somaliland: A Meeting Between The Government And...

Below is an article published by Somalilandsun: The consultative meeting saw 80 sultans hold discussions on various issues with government officials headed by the vice president Hon Abdirahman Sayli at...

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Apr 20, 2012

Somaliland: Radio to Broadcast Nationally

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: Ambitious plans to provide radio Hargeisa broadcasts nationwide are about to be realized. Reports indicate that the transmitter purchased by the ministry...

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Apr 19, 2012

Somaliland: EU Delegation Visits School

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: A European Union-EU delegation has visited the Fadumo Bihi primary school In Hargeisa. According to the Somaliland News Agency-SOLNA, the 5 member...

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Apr 13, 2012

Somaliland: Improved Communications Technology...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Sun: Work to provide email-to-mobile service to nearly 1 million mobile subscribers in Somaliland has been completed, officially with Somaliland. The new...

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Mar 26, 2012

Somaliland: Decisive year For the State

Below is an article published by New Europe: At times of crisis it is all too easy for people to turn inwards. We have seen it again and again, but as Europe navigates a financial balancing act the...

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Mar 23, 2012

AFET Exchange of Views with Somaliland Minister...

Brussels, 22 March 2012  -  At the invitation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, Dr Mohamed Omar, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of...

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Mar 22, 2012

Somaliland: Foreign Minister Visits Brussels

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press: The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Somaliland, Dr Mohamed A. Omar, today [21 March 2012] had a meeting with the Foreign Affairs Committee of...

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Mar 19, 2012

Somaliland: President Meets Turkish Officials...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:  Somaliland President H.E. Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud (Silanyo) on Sunday March 19th met with Turkeys International Cooperation and Development Agency...

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Mar 14, 2012

Somaliland: Model Country In An Unstable Regi...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press:  Banknotes in piles the size of desks lie on a dusty street guarded by dozing civilians — money exchange offices in Somaliland, the northern...

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Mar 05, 2012

Somaliland: High Hopes After London Conferenc...

Below is an article published by The Somaliland Sun: A happy, jovial and beaming President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud Silanyo jetted back into the country yesterday at mid-day, with high hopes for the...

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Mar 02, 2012

Somaliland: Seeking to Increase Foreign Inves...

Below is an article published by the Guardian:  Amid the war-ravaged landscape of Somalia, the self-declared independent state of Somaliland has carved out a reputation for relative calm. Last...

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Feb 24, 2012

Somaliland: President Calls for International...

Below is an article by the Somaliland Press: The President of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud Silanyo, today [23 February 2012] attended the London Conference on Somalia. The Conference included political...

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Feb 23, 2012

Somaliland: Recognition Demonstrations Sweep European...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: Demonstrations in support of the irrevocable sovereignty of Somaliland took place in a number of European capitals. In London British Somalilanders in...

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Feb 22, 2012

Somaliland: New Legislation To Fight Maritime...

Below is an article published by Reuters Africa:  Somaliland's parliament has passed legislation recognizing piracy as a crime and allowing for pirates convicted abroad to be transferred to the breakaway...

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Feb 22, 2012

UNPO General Secretary Statement on the 2012 London...

The Hague, 22 February 2012 – The 2012 London Conference comes as a timely opportunity for the international community to address the question of peace and security for Somalia.  But regional...

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Feb 21, 2012

Somaliland: President On His Way To Somali London...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Sun: The President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud Silanyo jetted out of the country on Friday [17 February 2012] to attend the much talked-about Cameron assembly...

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Feb 15, 2012

Somaliland: International Women’s Conference...

Below is article published by Somaliland Press: The First Lady of Somaliland Amina Sheikh Mohamed Waris inaugurated an international conference on the theme of “Women’s Leadership for Peace...

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Feb 13, 2012

Somaliland: Strengthening Ties With Ethiopia

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somaliland president Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo arrived back home amid escalating crisis in Buhoodle region after local militia rebel members launched a pre-dawn...

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Feb 10, 2012

Somaliland: British MEP Encourages Recognition...

Below is an article published by the UK Independence Party: UKIP MEP, Godfrey Bloom has called for Britain to recognise the state of Somaliland. Speaking after the Africa Minister Henry Bellingham, dismissed...

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Feb 09, 2012

Somaliland: Ethiopia Receives President

Below is an article published by Qaran News: The Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi received the President of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud "Siilanyo" and his delegation on Tuesday, February, 7th....

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Feb 08, 2012

Somaliland: London Conference Offers New Oppo...

Below is an article published by IRIN More than two decades after it unilaterally asserted its independence from the rest of Somalia, Somaliland plans to lobby hard at a major conference in London in...

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Feb 03, 2012

Somaliland: Plans to Establish Central Bank

Below is an article published by Reuters Africa: Somaliland's central bank governor said on Thursday [insert date] parliament is expected to pass a law within three weeks that will formerly establish...

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Feb 02, 2012

Somaliland: Journalist Urges UK Party to Promote...

Below is an article published by LibDem Voice: While Scottish Liberal Democrats are playing a full part in the debates about the country’s constitutional future, they should not forget problems...

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Jan 30, 2012

Somaliland: First Expat Conference In Hargeis...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) and the Ministry of...

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Jan 19, 2012

Somaliland: On the Agenda of the Flemish Parl...

Below is a press release by Marc Hendrickx: As Flemish MEP, Marc Hendrickx has maintained good contacts for several years with African independence movements. He strongly believes that Africa needs...

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Jan 11, 2012

Somaliland: Egypt Provides Treatment

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press A team of Seven Egyptian medics arrived in the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa, on Tuesday to provide treatment not available in the unrecognized nation. The...

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Jan 09, 2012

Somaliland: Former Rebels Join Government Arm...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press:    Somaliland will add hundreds of former tribal rebels who embraced a government deal last year into its regular armed forces, official...

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Jan 03, 2012

Somaliland Warns Against Outside Interference...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press LAS ANOD — Somaliland’s Minister of Interior, Mohamed Nuur Arale, warned on Sunday against outside interference and the meddling...

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Dec 26, 2011

Somaliland: Beginning Of Diplomatic Ties With...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Mohamed Abdullahi Omar, Somaliland Minister of Foreign Affairs, arrived in the Egyptian capital on Saturday and held immediate talks with officials...

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Dec 20, 2011

Somaliland: EU Grants $27.5 Million For Water...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: The European Union (EU) is to provide $27.5 million to fund water infrastructure projects to build, rehabilitate, upgrade and extend the water supply...

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Dec 13, 2011

Somaliland : Strenghtening Ties With The U.K.

Below is an article published by New Business Ethiopia: Ahmed Omar Haji Abdillahi, Governor of Hargesia Region and Chairman of Somaliland Governor Association, is among the officials who talked to...

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Dec 06, 2011

Somaliland: Security Seminar Ends On Positive...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press An international conference on Conducting a Comprehensive Security Sector Assessment (SSA) came to an end in Ambassador Hotel in Hargeisa with an address...

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Dec 05, 2011

Somaliland: International Conference On Somaliland...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press; An international conference on assessing Somaliland’s security in which UN has a key role opens today [4 December 2011] at Ambassador Hotel Hargeisa....

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Dec 02, 2011

Somaliland: Growing Numbers of Refugees Return...

Below is an article by IRIN Africa: Continuing unrest and xenophobia in Yemen have prompted an upsurge in the number of migrants and refugees returning to Somalia, with up to 6,000 reported to have travelled...

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Nov 30, 2011

Somaliland: UNIDO Conducts Trader Training in...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: A three week training given by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization has begun in the capital of Somaliland today for traders of animal...

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Nov 25, 2011

Somaliland: Hopes for Future Development as Ophir...

Below is an article by Bloomburg: Somaliland, the semi-autonomous region in northern Somalia, expects to conclude a project- sharing agreement with Ophir Energy Plc, amid efforts to develop the territory’s...

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Nov 23, 2011

Somaliland: Scholarship Opportunity Announced...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somaliland Ministry of Higher Education launches free education for low income female students whose parents cannot afford the small tuition fee. This...

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Nov 22, 2011

Somaliland: Vice President Receives UN Humanitarian...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press:   Somaliland Vice president Mr. Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail ‘Saylici’ met with delegation headed by UN Humanitarian Coordinator...

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Nov 14, 2011

Somaliland: UNICEF’s Largest Base In Africa...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press Somaliland Vice President Mr. Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail ‘Saylici’ presided over the laying of foundation stone for UNICEF’s largest...

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Nov 03, 2011

Somaliland: Ethiopian Prime Minister Meets President...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: The two leaders discussed major issues concerning the countries ranging from peace, stability, the bilateral relation between Ethiopia and Somaliland...

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Nov 02, 2011

Somaliland: NUSOJ Demands End to Assaults on ...

Below is an article published by All Africa The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns the ongoing brutalities against independent journalists in Somaliland. Journalist Mohamed...

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Oct 28, 2011

Somaliland: President Receives Visit From Italian...

Below is an article by the Somaliland Press: Somaliland president Mr. Ahmed Mohamoud Siilaanyo meets high level delegation from Italy comprising of seven members. According to a press release issued from...

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Oct 27, 2011

Somaliland: Discussions On Skills Shortages And...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: President Ahmed Mohamud Siilaanyo today addressed ministers from his cabinet along with intellectual groups and donor country members. The meeting held...

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Oct 26, 2011

Somaliland: Candidacy Age Requirement Reduced...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somaliland’s Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday [25 October 2011] approved amendments to the constitution that will reinforce the role of youth...

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Oct 21, 2011

Somaliland: French Delegation Signals Increased...

Below is an article published by JSL Times: Somaliland’s President Mr. Ahmed Mohamoud Siilaanyo met with a French delegation today [20 October 2011] that is on a short visit to Somaliland. The meeting...

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Oct 06, 2011

Somaliland: Humanitarian Mission Deployed to ...

Below is an article published by The Guardian: A humanitarian delegation from the Republic of Somaliland donated relief aid for 9,000 drought-displaced families in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, during...

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Sep 26, 2011

Somaliland: Delegation Visits Somalia Capital...

Below is an article published by Garowe Online The 5-member delegation which includes famous Somali poet, Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Hadrawi, had traveled to Mogadishu to deliver US$700,000 donated by the Somaliland...

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Sep 22, 2011

Somaliland: Vice-President Hosts UAE Delegati...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press:  H.E. Abdirahman A. Ismail, the Vice-President of Somaliland in his office today- Monday (Sept/19/2011) met prominent delegation from UAE-Sharjah....

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Sep 21, 2011

Somaliland: Stable Partner in International Anti-Piracy...

Below is an article published by The Heritage Foundation: Piracy off the Horn of Africa increases every year due to constant instability in the region. In 2008, 111 vessels were attacked. Since the beginning...

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Sep 16, 2011

Somaliland: British Delegation Visits

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somaliland President Ahmed M. Silanyo today [insert date] welcomed high level British diplomats from the British Embassy in Addis, Ethiopia according...

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Sep 15, 2011

Somaliland: First Female Mayor Elected

Below is an article by Ali Ahmed: When in 1887 Susanna Madora better known as "Dora" was elected as the new mayor of Argonia, Kansas in United States, Somaliland was in the hands of its colonial master...

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Sep 13, 2011

Somaliland: Committee Pledges Action Against ...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: A committee appointed by Somaliland government to combat and prosecute all those that are responsible for acts of piracy off the coast of Somaliland...

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Aug 30, 2011

Somaliland: Citizens Donate $500,000 Drought ...

Below is an article published by Suna Times. Somaliland has revealed that is has already collected over $ 0.5 million aid donations from its public to save the lives of hunger-stricken people in southern...

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Aug 29, 2011

Somaliland: Less Money Has Brought More Democ...

Below is an article published by the Guardian As the humanitarian crisis in southern Somalia threatens millions of lives, Somalia's little-known northern neighbour, Somaliland, is doing so well...

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Aug 25, 2011

Somaliland: Starvation Begins to Seep into Bo...

Below is an article published by PR Newswire: With famine already affecting five zones of southern Somalia, the food security situation in many areas of Somaliland - the autonomous, generally more stable...

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Aug 23, 2011

Somaliland: Economic Cooperation Increases Investment...

Below is an article published by ESI-Africa:  Chinese petroleum firm PetroTrans is to carry out extension works to the port of Berbera, in the wake of signing a transaction agreement with the government...

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Aug 16, 2011

Somaliland: Aid Announced for Somalia Famine ...

Below is an article published by The Epoch Times: The crisis in Somalia has grown so acute—with an estimated 3.2 million people now on the verge of starvation—that aid is coming in from some...

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Aug 12, 2011

Somaliland: Ready to Help Somalia Through Dro...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: HARGEISA — The vice President of Somaliland, Abdirahman A. Ismail (Saylici), chaired a Ministerial Meeting at the Presidential Palace on Thursday...

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Aug 11, 2011

Somaliland: Smart Aid Ensures Development

Below is an article published by Dowser: At the start of every semester, Mohamed Abdirahman fills the back of his rattletrap station wagon with fresh fruit and vegetables and hauls it all to a tightly...

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Aug 09, 2011

Somaliland: Twenty Years of Progress Lauded by...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somaliland Vice President Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismael (Saylici), today [9 August 2011] welcomed United Nations Special Representative and Head of the...

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Jul 27, 2011

Somaliland: While Somalia Stagnates, Somaliland...

Below is an artible published by the Vancouver Sun: As Somalia descends into another of the troughs of violence and famine that have marked this ultimate failed state for 20 years, just over its northern...

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Jul 26, 2011

Somaliland: Delegation Discusses Drought in Horn...

Below is an article published by Gabiley: On Tuesday, July 19, the Somaliland Minister for Planning and Development Cooperation, Dr. Sa'ad Shire, came from the Netherlands to Brussels on his way back...

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Jul 25, 2011

Somaliland: Visit from UK Foreign Office Minister...

The article below was published by Hadhwanaag.com  A delegation from the United Kingdom, led by the Minister of State for African Affairs at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office arrived on a short...

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Jul 20, 2011

Somaliland: Officer Gunned Down in North

Below is an article published by Las Anod: Las Anod — A female Somaliland officer was gunned down Sunday night by armed gunmen in a northern Somalia town. Dahabo Ilmi, an officer in Somaliland's...

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Jul 14, 2011

Somaliland: Political Recognition Key To Progress...

Below is an article published by The Huffington Post: Most think of Somalia as a single entity, but it needs to be conceptualized in terms of three distinct regions: Somaliland, Puntland and southern...

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Jul 13, 2011

Somaliland: International Recognition in Focu...

Below is an article published by the American Chronicle   Since the birth of a new state in Africa, Southern Sudan, on the 9th of July 2011, Somalilan's belated international recognition has...

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Jul 11, 2011

Somaliland: Hague Praises President on Security...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo met with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Friday [8 July 2011] in the Ethiopian capital to discuss bilateral,...

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Jul 08, 2011

Somaliland: Natural Resources Exported to Eager...

Below is an article published by Ramaas News: It is two decades since Somaliland got its independence from the rest of Somalia in 1991. Somaliland has undergone a path of social, political and economic...

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Jul 06, 2011

Somaliland: EU Commissioner Commends Stability...

Below is Press Release by the European Commission: During a visit to Somaliland, the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, announced today [6 July 2011] that the European Union is considering...

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Jul 05, 2011

Somaliland: President Ahmed Silanyo to Attend...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:  President Ahmed Siilaanyo received an official invitation from the president of South Sudan Salva Kiir to attend the Declaration of Independence...

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Jul 04, 2011

Somaliland: Recognition the Only Way Forward

Below is an article published by Mail & Guardian Online: Fifty years ago the protectorate of Somaliland gained independence from Britain. Five days later, on July 1 1960, it elected to join Italian...

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Jun 21, 2011

Somaliland: Progress Against the Odds for Gov...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somaliland has defied the odds by delivering unexpected progress in governance according to a newly published global research project. The UK based Overseas...

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Jun 14, 2011

Somaliland: Why has Recognition from the International...

Below is an article published by The Citizen: On May 18, the self-declared Republic of Somaliland marked its 20th anniversary of independence from the rest of Somalia. The occasion must have passed almost...

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Jun 08, 2011

Somaliland: Court Sentences Six Captured Pirates...

Below is an article published by Bloomberg: Six Somali pirates were jailed by a Somaliland court [on 5 June 2011] for capturing an Italian vessel in April 2008 and receiving a $3 million ransom. The...

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Jun 03, 2011

Somaliland’s First Woman Mayor Takes Office...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somaliland’s district of Gabiley appointed its first woman mayor in the history of the self-declared republic that has been struggling to get recognition...

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May 31, 2011

Somaliland: Marking Years of Struggle

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somalilanders here in Saudi Arabia marked their national day on May 18 with festivities lined up the whole day, which was highlighted by nationalistic...

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May 26, 2011

Somaliland: Attends UN Security Council Meeting...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:The delegation from the United Nations is led by the French ambassador in the Security Council Gerard Araud and US Permanent Representative to...

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May 23, 2011

Somaliland: Kenya Opens the Door to Hargeisa

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: The Kenyan Government on Friday [May 20, 2011] expressed its readiness to extend diplomatic recognition to the Republic of Somaliland in the near future....

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May 19, 2011

Somaliland: 20th Anniversary Of Independence

  Below is an article published by VOA News:Despite not being recognized as a nation by the international community, Somaliland has been very successful politically and economically. And it’s...

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May 18, 2011

Somaliland: Celebrating 20 Years of Democratic...

Below is an article published by Voice of America: The U.S. representative of the de facto country of Somaliland says it is about time for the international community to officially recognize Somaliland...

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May 11, 2011

Somaliland: Recognition Is Within Reach

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:The 20th anniversary of Somaliland self-declaration as independent state will be on May 18th [2011]. Somaliland declared independence after the...

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May 06, 2011

Somaliland: Possible Increase in Number of Cabinet...

Below is an article published by SomalilandPress The president of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud (Siilanyo) is expected to announce plan to reshuffle his cabinet in the next couple of days. ...

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Apr 28, 2011

Somaliland: Making Justice Accessible

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press The UNDP has helped establish mobile courts in all regions in Hargeisa, Burao, Berbera, Borama and Erigavo, speeding and simplifying access to justice...

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Apr 22, 2011

Somaliland: Combating Piracy in the Indian Ocean...

Below is an article published by Reuters Africa Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo said Somaliland, which declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 but has not been formally recognised internationally, was already...

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Apr 14, 2011

Somaliland: Western Union Launch Money Transfer...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:   The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, has extended its rapidly growing agent network to Somaliland,...

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Apr 08, 2011

Somaliland: Australian Doctors to Teach Hargeisan...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press   Five doctors from Australia arrived in Hargeisa on Wednesday [6 April 2011] as the representatives of both Australian Doctors for Africa...

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Apr 01, 2011

Somaliland: Plans to Enforce Compliance on Tax...

Below is an article published by Bloomberg Businessweek:  Somaliland, the breakaway republic in northern Somalia, may double revenue collection this year as it enforces tax compliance among the country’s...

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Mar 25, 2011

Somaliland: UN Envoy Makes Unexpected Visit

  Below is an article published by  All Head Line News:   Augustine Mahiga, United Nations special envoy for Somalia, Wednesday paid a surprise visit to Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway...

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Mar 22, 2011

Somaliland: Yearns For International Recognit...

  Below is an article published by: Somaliland Press.Lord Anderson of Swansea calls on the international community to recognise the autonomy of the Somaliland region of northern Somalia.The wind...

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Mar 18, 2011

Somaliland: Broadening the Political Dialogue...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: This week President Ahmed Silaanyo of Somaliland issued a press release in which he announced the formation of committee that will research into whether...

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Mar 16, 2011

Somaliland: President Invites the Public to Multi-Party...

  Below is an article published by Somalilandpress:   President Ahmed Silanyo on Monday [March 14, 2011] issued a press release in which he said he was open to new suggestions and debate on...

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Mar 14, 2011

Somaliland: Tense Relations Overshadow UN Mee...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: Somalia’s transitional health minister Dr. Adam Haji Ibrahim stormed out of a Special High Level Meeting on Somalia that was conveyed by the United...

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Mar 11, 2011

Somaliland: Diversifying an Economy Brings Health...

Below is an article published by BBC: I didn’t believe a word Abdullah Farah was saying when he first told me about his farm. I had met him by chance in the Man-Soor Hotel while reporting for Assignment...

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Mar 10, 2011

Somaliland: Launching New Transparency Reforms...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somaliland’s Ministry of Finance and vice-president Abdulrahman Abdullahi Ismail jointly launched a public financial management (PFM) reform programme...

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Mar 07, 2011

Somaliland: Renewed Hope for Recognition after...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress:  Former Somaliland’s Civil Aviation minister is scheduled to hold talks with officials from South Sudan government ahead of their official...

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Feb 21, 2011

Somaliland: Inauguration of ‘Pirate Prison’...

Below is an article published by afrol News: Somaliland ministers and a visiting donor from the Norwegian government inaugurated a new modern prison in Hargeisa, which will make it possible to convict...

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Feb 18, 2011

Somaliland: Seeking a Deserved Recognition.

Below an article published by SomalilandPress Beginning from the restoration of the Somaliland state in 1991, Somaliland has been working hard to prove to the world its ability to bring about fundamental...

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Feb 14, 2011

Somaliland: Police Recruits to be Trained on Human...

Below is an article published by Somalilandpress: The ministry of Interior, partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has started a new program to train some 300 Somaliland police...

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Feb 07, 2011

Somaliland: MEP Reminds the European Parliament...

Below is a speech delivered by Frank Engel MEP before the European Parliament: An English translation is found after the original French version. Monsieur le Président, je me réjouis...

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Feb 04, 2011

Somaliland: Its Democratic Path as a Model

Below is an article by American Chronicle The de-facto state of Somaliland appears to be an inspiration for the peoples of Egypt in their attempt to forge a new democratic path. It is ironic that a nation,...

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Jan 31, 2011

Somaliland: Hargeisa Deserves AU’s Recognit...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press   The African Union (AU) chief told AP the organization intends to be the first to recognize Southern Sudan as a new state should the result of...

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Jan 27, 2011

Somaliland: Hopes for Recognition Following South...

Below is an article published by BBC World Service: The police are courteous and wear freshly-pressed uniforms, the Somaliland flag flutters gently in the hot morning breeze, and you move briskly through...

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Jan 24, 2011

Somaliland: Danish Money for Prisons

Below is an article published by Somaliweyn: Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen (K), together with Development Søren Pind (V) provide financial support to renovate a prison in Somaliland, where...

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Jan 18, 2011

Somaliland: To Push For Recognition After Sudan...

  Below is an article published by Bloomberg:   Somaliland plans to step up efforts for international recognition on expectations that a referendum on independence in Southern Sudan will aid...

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Jan 11, 2011

Somaliland: UN Headquarters Follows Security to...

Below is an interview published by The Economist:   With South Sudan's referendum drawing international attention to the issue of secession in Africa, the quest for international recognition...

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Jan 06, 2011

Somaliland: Democracy’s Good News Story of ...

Below is an article published by Oodweynenews   On June 26, 2010 Somaliland hold presidential election for second time in history. The presidential election process was a symbol for the degree...

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Dec 21, 2010

Somaliland: Edna Hospital Praised for Excellent...

Below is an article published by The New York Times So what would your aunt prefer as a holiday gift — another Mariah Carey CD, or the knowledge that she’s sending a little girl in Haiti...

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Dec 13, 2010

Somaliland: Newly Established Commission to Fight...

Below is an article published by SomalilandPress: The chairman of the Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Commission, H.E Ahmed Muhumed Madar, gave an overview about the work of their office which is...

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Nov 29, 2010

Somaliland: President Speaks at Chatham House

Below is an excerpt of his speech, for the full transcript please refer to the publication by Somaliland Globe   Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished colleagues and friends, It gives me great pleasure...

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Nov 25, 2010

Somaliland: President meets British Minister for...

  Below is an article published by Somalilandpress:   According to a Government House release signed by Chief of Cabinet, Mr. Hersi Ali H. Hassan, the president was accompanied by Minister...

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Nov 24, 2010

Somaliland: Borama Rocked by Earthquake

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:  A powerful earthquark has hit the Somaliland town of Borama in the western region of Awdal at around 11:35-PM local time (East African standard...

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Nov 22, 2010

Somaliland: Ethiopia to Support Recognition?

Below is an article published by The Reporter: Somaliland Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullahi Omar told The Reporter that the Ethiopian government had assured the Somaliland government that it will work with...

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Nov 12, 2010

Somaliland: UN Representative Visits Hargeysa...

  Below is an article published by Suna Times:   After leading a UN delegation to Puntland’s capital Garowe yesterday and meeting with president Abdirahman farole  and some members...

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Nov 08, 2010

Somaliland: Security Operations Combat Terrorist...

Below is an article published by ReliefWeb: Over the past months security forces from Somaliland and Puntland have conducted several successful operations against violent extremist groups in Sanaag Mountains...

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Nov 01, 2010

Somaliland: Government Forms Beautification Committee...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud named a Beautification Committee consisting of six members on Saturday [30 October 2010] according to a press release...

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Oct 25, 2010

Somaliland: Reaping Benefits That Cross Borde...

  Below is an article published by IRIN: Somalis from south-central Somalia and those in the diaspora have taken advantage of the stable environment in the self-declared republic of Somaliland...

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Oct 22, 2010

Somaliland: Stability In The Region Boosts Education...

  Below is an article published by Irin News:   Somalis from south-central Somalia and those in the diaspora have taken advantage of the stable environment in the self-declared republic of...

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Oct 20, 2010

Somaliland: West Turns To Somaliland While Rest...

  Below is an article published by M&C News: In the centre of Hargeisa, the capital of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland, a Soviet-era MiG jet sits atop a brightly painted plinth.   Its...

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Oct 18, 2010

Somaliland: Cultural Week Festival in London

Below is an article published by Kayd.org: Kayd Somali Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Redsea-online, Ocean Somali and other Somali and Somaliland Communities, are proud to present the annual...

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Oct 13, 2010

Somaliland: International Donors Meet With Government...

  Below is an article published by Voice of America:   Somaliland’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation told VOA a delegation of international donors will...

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Oct 11, 2010

Somaliland: Business Innovation Continues Despite...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Times: Qaran Express has introduced today [9 October 2010] new technology of money transfer today in Hargeisa the capital of Somaliland. In a well organized...

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Sep 30, 2010

Somaliland: Government And The Puntland Region...

  Below is an article published by IRIN:   Somaliland and Puntland, once-warring territories in northern Somalia, have unprecedentedly agreed in principle to work together to tackle common...

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Sep 27, 2010

Somaliand: US To Seek Stronger Ties With Somaliland...

  Below is an article published by BBC News:   The US wants to strengthen its ties with Somalia's breakaway regions Somaliland and Puntland, the Obama administration's top diplomat for Africa...

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Sep 13, 2010

Somaliland: Investment in the Berbera Port ...

Below is an article published by The Somaliland Press:   French company Bollore Africa Logistics announced Thursday [09/09/2010] it won a tender to develop the Port of Berbera in self-declared state...

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Sep 09, 2010

Somaliland: Higher Education Booms Despite Challenges...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:   Struggling to rebuild its infrastructure after years of civil war with Somalia, Somaliland saw its first university inaugurated in 1998...

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Sep 06, 2010

Somaliland: A Monetary Revolution

Below is an article published by TeleCrunch:   Bob Dylan once said that ‘money doesn’t talk, it swears’, but in Hargeisa the capital of Africa’s Somaliland it stinks. It...

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Sep 02, 2010

Somaliland Religious Community Condemn Al-Shabab...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:   Sheikh Mohamed Ahmed Hassan— one of the most respected and popular religious leaders in Hargeisa, condemned the attack during...

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Aug 27, 2010

Somliland: Somalia Has A Role Model For Success...

  Below is an article published by The Guardian:   The escalating war for control of what is left of Somalia, between the al-Shabab extremists and the African Union puppet "transitional federal...

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Aug 24, 2010

Somaliland: Visit of Ethiopia-Based British D...

Below is an article published by: Garowe Online Delegations from Britain visited Hargeisa the capital city of the breakaway republic of Somaliland in northern Somalia and met with President Ahmed Siilaanyo...

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Aug 20, 2010

Somaliland: Red Sea Gas Creating New Worries?

Below is an article published by Awdal News:   Major new energy issues are about to transform still further the strategic balance of the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea, with foreseeable consequences...

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Aug 11, 2010

Somaliland: Dutch NGO launches Web Site

  Below is an article published by UNPO and SDO: SDO Foundation is a Netherlands-based organization, which deals with improving the living conditions in Somaliland and the reconstruction of the...

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Aug 10, 2010

Somaliland: President meets with EU Delegatio...

  Below is an article published by Harowo.com: Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud “Siilaanyo” met with a large delegation from the European Union (EU) led by the EU representative...

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Aug 09, 2010

Somaliland: A New Somaliland Based NGO to Aid...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press:   A local Somaliland humanitarian organization has been launched in the capital Hargeisa. The organization has been founded to honor and continue...

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Aug 06, 2010

Somaliland: Peaceful Presidential Election In...

  Below is an article published by European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group: The recent peaceful, free and fair presidential elections in the breakaway region of Somaliland underline...

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Aug 02, 2010

Somaliland: Cabinet Announced After Free and Fair...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press: Power transition between the outgoing administration and incoming president Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo’s newly formed cabinet has been going smooth...

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Jul 30, 2010

Somaliland: New Somaliland President Names Ca...

  Below is an article published by Voice of America:   Somaliland's new president has appointed 26 ministers and deputies, in what he says is the smallest Cabinet in the republic's history. In...

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Jul 29, 2010

Somaliland: An Emblem Of Hope

Below is an article published by Common Ground News Service:   In Somaliland’s 26 June [2010] presidential elections, voters were faced with a pivotal choice in determining their future...

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Jul 28, 2010

Somaliland: UNPO brings Success Story to attention...

Below is an article published by the Financial Times   Sir, Gideon Rachman (“Somali lessons for Afghanistan”, July 27) fails to recognise that within the borders of failed Somalia there...

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Jul 27, 2010

Somaliland: Delegates from Kenya and Djibouti...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press:   Appointed presidential delegation representing the Republic of Djibouti and Kenya are expected to arrive in Hargeisa later today to attend...

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Jul 09, 2010

Somaliland: United States Praises Somaliland For...

Below is an article published by Somaliand Press:  With international observers describing last week’s presidential elections in Somaliland as “free and fair”, the United States...

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Jul 07, 2010

Somaliland: Contrast With Somalia Starker Than...

Below is an article published by The Guardian: In Africa this past week a completely peaceful presidential election was held. International observers said it met all the western standards for a free election....

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Jul 06, 2010

Somaliland: Will Successful Elections Increase...

Below is an article published by Afrol.comInternational election observers hail the "free and fair" presidential election in Somaliland, where the opposition won. Also neighbour countries Ethiopia...

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Jul 05, 2010

Somaliland: MEP Congratulates the holding of Free,...

 Dear Mr President Elect,  I am writing to congratulate you on your recent victory in Somaliland’s presidential election. As a strong supporter of Somaliland and its people I was very pleased...

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Jul 02, 2010

Somaliland: A New President

Below is an article published by the BBC.com  Outgoing President Dahir Riyale Kahin had promised to accept defeat. He obtained 33% of the vote, compared to 50% for Mr Silanyo. Somaliland broke...

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Jun 30, 2010

Somaliland: Free, Fair and True Democracy; a rare...

Below is an article published by the American Chronicle Somaliland´s election was peaceful, without major incident and generally met international standards. More then million Somalilanders turned...

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Jun 30, 2010

Somaliland: Free, Fair and True Democracy; a rare...

Below is an article published by the American Chronicle Somaliland´s election was peaceful, without major incident and generally met international standards. More then million Somalilanders turned...

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Jun 28, 2010

Somaliland: Credible Democratic Presidential Elections...

Below is an article published by the SomalilandPress.comHARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — IRI found that Somaliland’s election was peaceful, without major incident and generally met international...

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Jun 25, 2010

Somaliland: Somalilanders Vote This Saturday!

Below is an article published by VOANews.comThe foreign minister of Somaliland says the country has a good track record of organizing credible successive elections devoid of violence and voter irregularities...

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Jun 22, 2010

Somaliland: Election Fever!

Below is an article from the SomalilandPress.com HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The time is closing in as Somaliland population is preparing themselves to cast their votes on the 26th day...

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Jun 17, 2010

Somaliland: Displaced Women in Somaliland Improve...

  Below is an article published by All Africa: Mohammed Moge camp is one of three Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. Originally set up in 1997 as...

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Jun 09, 2010

Somaliland: Opposition Parties begin Election...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press : After the three parties each had their campaign days across the major cities, the second round of the three-way battle begun in the eastern...

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Jun 04, 2010

Somaliland: Peace and Democracy is Threatened

 Below is an article published by the Horn of Africa Development Organisation:Long sought and valued, the existence of democracy and peace within Somaliland is threatened by Religious fundamentalist...

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Jun 03, 2010

Somaliland: Peace and Democracy threatened by...

   Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Somaliland has enjoyed peace and stability since it declared its independence from the rest of Somalia in May 1991, while the rest of Somalia...

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May 31, 2010

Somaliland: Lasting Solution for Eye vision

   Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:For long, the nation has suffered from poor eye health care and lack of facilities for treatment. In addition, due to the lack of experts...

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May 18, 2010

Somaliland: Presidential Election date Confir...

 Below is an article published by Ekklesia: The UK-based team coordinating election observers for the delayed presidential elections in the internationally unrecognised Republic of Somaliland,...

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May 06, 2010

Somaliland: There Is An Election Coming

  Below is an article published by American Chronicle: Congratulations must go the National Elections Commission who took on this mammoth task with the help of international donors, the support...

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Apr 19, 2010

SOMALILAND: Edna Adan Ismail receives Legion...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press : HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Mrs. Edna Adan Ismail, the Director of Edna Adan Maternity Hospital, has been awarded the Chevalier de la Legion...

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Apr 08, 2010

Somaliland: Human Trafficking on the Increase

  Below is an article published by African Press : “Human trafficking is increasing in Somaliland. Before, no one believed that human/child trafficking existed in Somaliland but such kinds...

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Mar 30, 2010

Somaliland: A new US and EU partner in the Horn...

 Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Think about Somalia and all that jumps to mind is the image of a lawless country where extremist forces have turned it into...

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Mar 25, 2010

Somaliland: Delegation Meets With US Officials...

 Below is an article published by: QarannewsSomaliland delegation which included the Deputy-Speaker of the Somaliland parliament, the Deputy-Chair of the Somaliland House of Elders, the ministers...

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Mar 24, 2010

Somaliland's people are coming back!

The following article is published by The Somaliland PressHARGEISA, 24 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – “A brain drain is said to occur when a country becomes short of skills when people of such...

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Mar 23, 2010

Somaliland: President Meets With Russian Dele...

Below is an article published by Qaran News:   The President of Somaliland, Dahir Rayale Kahin has met with a delegation from Russia at the presidency in Hargeisa.     ...

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Mar 22, 2010

Somaliland: Senior Delegation on their Way to...

   Below is an article published by Qaran News: A senior Somaliland delegation consisting of members of the Somaliland parliament and senior government minister have departed the Ethiopian...

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Mar 11, 2010

Somaliland: New Voter ID Cards In Preparation...

 Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press: The National Electoral Commission (NEC) said they are deploying new voter ID cards as part of their preparation of the up-coming...

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Mar 10, 2010

Somaliland: Draws Chinese Investors

 Below is an article published by: Defence WebThey were received at the airport by Ali Mohamed ‘Waran Adde’, Somaliland Aviation minister and Hussein Mohamud, the Mayor of Hargeisa.Qi...

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Mar 08, 2010

Somaliland: Foreign Minister Meets US Diploma...

  Below is an article published by Qarannews:The Somaliland Foreign Minister, Mr. Abdillahi Mohamed Duale met with senior United States Diplomats led by Mr. Karl E. Wycoff, Deputy Assistant Secretary...

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Feb 19, 2010

Somaliland: Yemen To Open Diplomatic Office in...

   Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:  Reports close to the Somaliland government say that Yemen is planning to open a new diplomatic office in Hargeisa. As part of...

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Feb 17, 2010

Somaliland: President Rayale Meets With International...

 Below is an article published by: Qaran NewsThe meeting held at the Presidency in Hargeisa was attended by the Somaliland Minister of Planning, Mr. Ali Ibrahim Mohamed and several other senior members...

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Feb 16, 2010

Somaliland: Court Sentences Pirates to 15 Years...

 Below is an article published by Qaran News: The Sahil Regional Court in Berbera has sentenced 11 pirates to 15 years in imprisonment after they were found guilty of piracy and attempted kidnapping.The...

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Feb 05, 2010

Somaliland: Foreign Minister meets U.S. and European...

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press : Somaliland Foreign minister, Mr. Abdullahi Mohamed Duale met with Ambassador Johnie Carson, United States Assistant Secretary of State for...

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Jan 25, 2010

Somaliland: Somaliland President Receives British...

 Below is an article published by Qarannews:The Somaliland President Dahir Rayale Kahin received today [January 23, 2010] a delegation of British diplomats from the United Kingdom embassy in Addis...

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Jan 22, 2010

Somaliland: Leader speaks about security and ...

  Below is an article published by Garowe Online : The president of Somalia's breakaway republic of Somaliland has spoke about wrangles in the upper house, opposition groups’ allegations...

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Jan 11, 2010

Somaliland: Naval Force Combating Piracy in Gulf...

Below is an article published by China View :Somaliland forces have helped in releasing a Yemeni-flagged container ship held by Somali pirates for nearly three weeks, Yemeni Interior Ministry said on Sunday....

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Jan 05, 2010

Somaliland: Education Flourishing Since Indep...

Below is an article published by the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks: "School enrolment [in primary and secondary schools] has increased dramatically. In 1991, we had only...

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Jan 04, 2010

Somaliland: New Ministers Sworn In

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:The nine ministers were sworn in before the President and Vice President by the Chief Justice of the High Court, Mr Mohamed Hersi Omane.The government...

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Dec 28, 2009

Somaliland: Saudia to Extend Warm Invitation to...

 Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Mr Rayale is expected to make his first trip to the oil-rich kingdom later this week after receiving an invitation from Saudi leaders according...

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Dec 21, 2009

Somaliland: Coastal Guards Arrest Pirates

 Below is an article published by: Somaliland Press The Somaliland’s Interior Minister told the media that the pirates were all from Puntland and have been trying to hijack ships off the...

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Dec 08, 2009

Somaliland: IGAD Delegation Visits Somaliland

 Below is an article published by Qarannews: President Rayale and the IGAD delegation discussed areas of mutual interest pertaining to the security, stability and  development in East Africa.President...

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Dec 07, 2009

Somaliland: Leaders Condemn Somalia Attack

 Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: During Friday prayer in Hargeisa’s main mosque, prominent Somaliland religious leaders said the attack was un-Islamic and coward. Somaliland’s...

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Nov 30, 2009

Somaliland: Somaliland Journalists Held at Addis...

 Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:  The group was told that their visas were rejected by the Kenyan authorities. “We were told by the workshop organizers to go...

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Nov 23, 2009

Somaliland: Somaliland Rejects Somali President’s...

  Below is an article published by Garowe Online : President Sharif said in an interview with BBC Somali Service that the break-away republic is only waiting for the rest of Somalia’s...

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Nov 11, 2009

Somaliland: Surviving the Agonizing Process of...

 Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:Claim to statehood is being made on the basis that the territory has had historically separate status for a brief period following independence from...

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Nov 05, 2009

Somaliland: Electoral Body Appoints New Chair...

  Below is an article published by Garowe Online: The new team, whose members are jointly appointed by Somaliland's president, parliament and opposition parties, were last week unanimously...

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Nov 03, 2009

Somaliland: Ethiopia’s New Representative

   Below is an article published by Qarannews: Mr. Berhe Tesfey replaces the previous representative, Mr.Wubishet Demisse, who has taken a new role with the Ethiopian Foreign office.Meeting...

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Oct 27, 2009

Somaliland: Parliament Approves New Election ...

 Below is an article published by Garowe Online :   Parliament's lower house, the 82-member House of Representatives, met on Saturday in the Somaliland capital Hargeisa to vote on the new...

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Oct 14, 2009

Somaliland: Foreign Minister Thanks Political...

    “The Somaliland Government brings to the attention of the international community that it affirms that a free, fair and peaceful Somaliland elections are now possible. ...

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Oct 07, 2009

Somaliland: President Rayale Consults Opposition...

  Below is an article published by The Somaliland Globe:  President Dahir Rayale Kahin today [5th October] held a consultation meeting with the two leaders of Somaliland’s main opposition...

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Sep 29, 2009

Somaliland: A New Way Forward Toward Peaceful...

  Below is an article published by the American Chronicle :   The Somaliland House of Elders recent endeavour to resolve the political stalemate regarding the forthcoming Presidential...

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Sep 21, 2009

Somaliland: Concern Over Postponement of Poll

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Globe:  International development agency Progressio, the Development Planning Unit at UCL and Somaliland Focus (UK) today express our disappointment...

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Sep 17, 2009

Somaliland: Parliament Resumes Its Sessions

  Below is an article published by Somaliland Press : The Somaliland parliament resumes its normal sessions today with the presence of 70 MPs. Today’s (15 September) session which...

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Sep 11, 2009

Somaliland: Somaliland Troops Seize Parliament...

  Below is an article published by Garowe Online: Police and military units in Somalia's breakaway republic of Somaliland have assumed full control of the region's elected parliament,...

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Sep 08, 2009

Somaliland: Elections Postponed

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press :The electoral commission in Somalia’s northwestern breakaway state of Somaliland announced Monday [07 September 2009] that a presidential election...

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Sep 07, 2009

Somaliland: UN Envoy Welcomes UN Delegation

 Below is an article published by China View:A United Nations top envoy for Somalia on Friday [4th September 2009] welcome a visit to Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland by a delegation...

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Sep 01, 2009

Somaliland: Negotiations are the Best Option

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press :It’s been almost 20 years now since Somaliland had a functioning administration that can exercise effective control over a large part of the country...

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Aug 26, 2009

Somaliland: AU Special Envoy Arrives, Ethiopian...

 Below is an article published by Somaliland Globe:The AU’s Special Envoy to Somaliland, Mr. Nicholas Bwakira arrived in Hargeisa today [25 August 2009]. His visit follows the departure of the...

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Aug 25, 2009

Somaliland: Elections Maybe One-Party Race?

Below is an article published by Christian Today :Two of the three political parties in Somaliland have announced their intention to boycott the vote in recent weeks.Catholic aid agency Progressio, the...

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Aug 21, 2009

Somaliland: Ethiopia Helps in Moderating Impasse...

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:Somaliland president met with Ethiopia’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tekeda Alemu today [20 August 2009] in Hargeisa. Dr. Alemu and his...

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Aug 18, 2009

Somaliland: Consultation Meeting between Government...

Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press :The President of Somaliland, Dahir Rayaale Kahin called the leaders of the two opposition parties, Mr. Siilaanyo and Mr. Faysal for a consultation...

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Jul 29, 2009

Somaliland: Washington DC Ministerial Visit

   Below is a statement issued by Somaliland Press:Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Abdillahi Mohamed Duale was in a working visit in the U.S. during the period of July...

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Jul 14, 2009

Somaliland: Parties Sign Electoral Code of Co...

   Below is an article published by the Somaliland Press:The three Somaliland parties signed the new electoral code of conduct prepared by the Electoral Commission. The process which took...

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Jul 01, 2009

Somaliland: Plea For Food Aid

  Below is an article published by IRIN : The authorities in Somalia's self-declared republic of Somaliland have urged the international community to come to its aid to avert severe food...

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Jun 30, 2009

Somaliland: Appeal For Emergency Livelihood Assistance...

   Below is an article published by Somaliland Press: Since 2007, the “Dayr” and “Gu” rains in Somaliland were below normal rainfall and this year’s “Gu”...

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Jun 29, 2009

Somaliland: Educators Call For Peace

   Below is an article published by the Shabelle Media Network:  The educators of the […] republic of Somaliland have Friday [26 June 2009] called for the Islamist forces and...

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Jun 04, 2009

Somaliland: Minister Dies

   Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:Mr. Abdi Hassan Buni, the Minister of Relations with Houses of Parliament died in London today. Buni was taken to a hospital in London...

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Jun 03, 2009

Somaliland: USACC Recognition

   Below is an article published by American Chronicle: In Washington, a US Senate panel held a hearing Wednesday [27 May 2009] on developing a coordinated and sustainable strategy toward...

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May 19, 2009

Somaliland: Celebrating Independence Day

    Below is an article published by Somaliland Press :Somaliland celebrated its 18th independence anniversary around the world on Saturday [16 May 2009]- marking the event with traditional...

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May 18, 2009

Somaliland: Pastoralists hardest-hit by droug...

  Below is an article published by All Africa:  Erigavo — A severe drought that has gripped Somaliland's Sanag region in the past months [spring 2009]  has hit pastoralists...

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May 11, 2009

Somaliland: Africa’s Best Kept Secret

 Below is a statement issued  by The Independent:The arrivals hall of Hargeisa airport is a dust-blown, concrete box on a sweltering plain of scrub desert. Through its broken tinted doors are...

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May 05, 2009

Somaliland: Opposition Election Commission Ch...

 Below is an article published by Garowe Online: A press conference was held Sunday [May 3 2009] by Kulmiye party officials in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland.Mr. Abdirahman Abdulkadir, the second...

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May 01, 2009

Somaliland: Major Improvements in Water Quali...

 Below is an article published by IRIN: The availability of water purification tablets, digging of shallow wells in rural areas as well as privatisation of water services have resulted in more people...

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Apr 24, 2009

Somaliland: Britain Supports Electoral Progre...

  Below is an article published by The Somaliland Times :A three member British government delegation left Hargeisa on Wednesday [22 April 2009] afternoon following a brief visit to Somaliland....

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Apr 08, 2009

Somaliland: Presidential Decree Sets Election...

   Below is an article published by: Somaliland Press The Somaliland President, Mr. Dahir Rayale Kahin issued a Presidential Decree setting the new date of the elections to be on 27th of...

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Apr 06, 2009

Somaliland: 3 Day Conference on ‘Sovereignty’...

  Below is a statement issued by: Somaliland Press The Somaliland minister of Foreign of Affairs, Mr Abdillahi Mohamed Duale, addressed on Thursday [2 April 2009] an international gathering of...

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Mar 20, 2009

Somaliland: New French Language Centre

 Below is an article published by: Somaliland Press Officials from France’s embassy in Djibouti and members from France’s Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs on Thursday [19 March 2009]...

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Mar 17, 2009

Somaliland: French Delegation Received.

   Below is an article published by: Somaliland Press A French delegation of high-ranking MPs and officials from the French embassy in Djibouti have just arrived [16 March 2009] in Egal...

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Mar 11, 2009

Somaliland: Swedish Delegation Arrives

    Below is an article published by: Qaran News A large delegation from the Swedish government has arrived in Somaliland on a working visit.The delegation led by the Swedish Minister...

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Mar 11, 2009

Somaliland: Presidential Visit to Britain

The Somaliland President, H. E. Dahir Riyaale Kahin arrived in London on 5 March 2009 to begin an official visit to the United Kingdom. During this visit the President and his delegation met with various...

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Mar 09, 2009

Somaliland: President Meets With UK Foreign S...

   Below is an article published by: Qaran News The Somaliland President, Mr. Dahir Rayale Kahin met with the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary,  Mr. David Milliband ...

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Mar 05, 2009

Somaliland: Election Postponed By Two Months

   Below is an article published by: Garowe Online A much awaited presidential election in […] Somaliland has been postponed to May 31 [2009], Radio Garowe reports.Mr. Jama Mohamed...

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Feb 27, 2009

Somaliland: Case for Recognition

 Below is an article published by: Somaliland Press As Somaliland’s 18th anniversary of independence approaches, I marvel at the fact that the international community remains reluctant to recognize...

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Feb 23, 2009

Somaliland: Election Postponement Suggested

    Below is an article published by: Garowe Online A senior government official in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland has suggested on Thursday [19 February 2009] that the...

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Jan 21, 2009

Somaliland: President Meets UNDP Officials

    Below is an article published by: Somaliland Press Somaliland president H.E Dahir Rayale met with a UNDP- and World Bank delegation led by Mr. Mark Bowden. The two sides discussed...

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Jan 16, 2009

Somaliland: Time To Consider Independence

Below is an article published by: Conservatives in the European Parliament The time has come to consider more seriously Somaliland’s quest for independence as the situation in the Horn of Africa...

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Jan 12, 2009

Somaliland: Voter Registration Successfully C...

   Below is an article published by the American Chronicle:  It is quite clear that the international community are satisfied with the successful and peaceful completion of the Somaliland...

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Jan 05, 2009

Somaliland: Voter Registration Will Be Comple...

  Below is an article published by the American Chronicle: The Somaliland National Elections Commission has recently commenced the voter registration drive for the 2009 Presidential and local...

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Dec 19, 2008

Somaliland: “Recognize or Protect”

  Below is a speech published by Somaliland.org: Lord Avebury: My Lords, a few hours ago [4 December 2008] the Minister said that we invaded Afghanistan to prevent it becoming a haven for international...

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Dec 05, 2008

Somaliland: Ports Offered for Anti-Pirate Ope...

  Below is an article published by Reuters Africa :Somaliland offered on Thursday the use of ports along its long coastline for foreign naval patrols against Somali pirates.The Somali sea-gangs...

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Dec 02, 2008

Somaliland: Leader Blames Attacks On ‘Forei...

   Below is an article published by the Garowe Online:The leader of Somalia's  […] republic of Somaliland told a Sunday [30 November 2008] press conference in the region's...

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Dec 01, 2008

Somaliland: Britain Must Offer Support

  Below is an article published by the Guardian:  The co-ordinated suicide bomb attacks in Somaliland's capital Hargeisa shattered more than a decade of stability. Yet the despite the...

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Nov 28, 2008

Somaliland: Blames Suicide Attacks on al-Shab...

  Below is an article published by VOA News:Officials in the region of Somaliland are blaming the Islamist militant group al-Shabab for last month's [October 2008] suicide bombings in the...

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Nov 26, 2008

Somaliland Navy Only Way to stop Somali Pirac...

Below is an article published by the American Chronicle Piracy is most lucrative business in many parts of Somalia including "Puntland" and Central Regions. Piracy attracted many jobless and...

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Oct 28, 2008

Somaliland: 104 Teenagers Released

 Below is an article published by Xinhua:The UN children's fund, UNICEF, said on Friday [24 October 2008] that 104 teenagers aged 15 to 18 have been released from eight prisons in Somaliland,...

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Oct 27, 2008

Somaliland: Number of Street Children Rises

 Below is an article published by IRN News:Conflict, drought and economic hardships have led to an unprecedented increase in the number of street children in Hargeisa, capital of Somalia’s self-declared...

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Oct 22, 2008

Somaliland: Preparations for Elections Starte...

Voter registrations have started in Somaliland in preparation for the upcoming general elections expected to take place at the end of March 2009. On Tuesday [21 October 2008] this week registrations...

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Oct 01, 2008

Somaliland: HIV Surveillance Programme

 Below is an article published by The African Echo:The first-ever HIV surveillance programme in the self declared republic of Somaliland has been launched. The surveillance is set to explore key findings...

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Sep 29, 2008

Somaliland: Building links with Ireland

Below is an article published by The Sunday Business Post :[…]In recent months, [Abdillahi M] Duale, [the foreign minister of Somaliland,] has been on an international mission to forge ties and...

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Sep 16, 2008

Somaliland: Leader Visits Europe

 Below is an article published by allafrica.com :The president […] of Somaliland, Mr. Dahir Riyale Kahin, flew from the region's capital Hargeisa on Friday [12 September 2008] to Europe...

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Sep 11, 2008

Somaliland: Legal Clinic Spreads Its Wings

Below is an article published by Relief Web : Four years ago UNDP helped establish a service which has transformed the lives of many citizens of Somaliland. The UNDP Legal Clinic based out of Hargeisa...

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Aug 26, 2008

Somaliland: Asante Oil Move Forward with Drilling...

Below is an article published by Garowe Online: A high-level delegation from UK-based oil company Asante Oil arrived in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland on August 20 [2008], where they were...

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Jul 28, 2008

Somaliland: voter registration to begin in Oc...

Below is an article published by Qaran News: The Somaliland President Mudane Dahir Rayale Kahin has issued a directive for implementing the voter registration of all Somalilanders eligible to participate...

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Jul 24, 2008

Somaliland: First Women Lawyers Association Opens...

Below is an article published by UN News Centre:The first women lawyers association in Somalia has been established in Somaliland with the help of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).“It...

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Jul 18, 2008

Somaliland: Food Prices Soar

Below is an article published by Irin News : Until a few months ago, Safia Jibril was able to feed, clothe and educate her nine children thanks to the US$100 that her husband's brother in the...

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Jul 15, 2008

Somaliland: Donates 4000 Sheep to Drought Stricken...

 Below is an article published by Somaliweyn :The self-styled government of Somaliland has donated 4,000 goats to the republic of Djibouti. These animals were transported from Barbera seaport to Djibouti...

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Jul 11, 2008

Somaliland: Presidential Elections Date Confi...

Below is an article published by Qaran news:   The Chair of the Somaliland National Elections Commission, Mudane Mohamed Ismail Mohamed has formally confirmed the date of the Somaliland...

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Jul 09, 2008

Somaliland: Protesters Mute Music Fest

It was not until the last minute when the conference-hall was set for the event, as well as the local invitees, key-note speakers, folklore dancers, government officials, journalists, and foreign guests...

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Jun 30, 2008

Somaliland: Elections Offer Recognition Hopes

[…] Somaliland hopes next year's presidential elections will lead to international recognition of the northern Somali enclave as an independent country, officials said on Sunday [29 June 2008]. ...

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Jun 25, 2008

Somaliland: British Delegation Visits Hargeis...

British delegation led by Kim Howells, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office visited Somaliland on Tuesday [24 June 2008].  After holding talks with senior Somaliland government...

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Jun 20, 2008

Somaliland: UK Delegation Meets President

Below is an article published by Qaran News:The Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth for African Affairs, Mr. Kim Howells MP and his delegation arrived this morning [19 Jun 08] at Egal International...

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Jun 19, 2008

Somaliland: Timeframe Set for Elections

 Below is an article published  by afrolnews: All major political parties in the self-declared state of Somaliland have reached a consensus that the country's next presidential elections...

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Jun 18, 2008

Somaliland: Stable Economic Growth

The recently approved 2008 budget of the […] republic of Somaliland has seen an increase of 27 percent from the 2007 budget. Domestic economic growth and increased engagement of donors have created...

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Jun 12, 2008

Somaliland: Agreement Reached on Election dat...

The ruling political party and two opposition parties in[the] republic of Somaliland have signed a comprehensive agreement on the elections timetable […]. On Monday [9 June 2008], negotiators...

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Jun 06, 2008

Somaliland: The US and Somaliland: A Roadmap

Below is an extract from an article published by World Defense Review: […] In January [2008], the president of the Republic of Somaliland, Dahir Rayale Kahin, accompanied by his foreign minister,...

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Jun 05, 2008

Somaliland: A Prime Example of Peace and Stab...

The Somali region argues that its history as a separate entity and peaceful existence make it a prime candidate for independence.The row over presidential and parliamentary elections in the as-yet unrecognized...

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Jun 03, 2008

Somaliland: Navies to Tackle Somali Pirates

Below is an article published by the BBC: The resolution permits countries that have the agreement of Somalia's interim government to use any means to repress acts of piracy for the next six months....

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May 28, 2008

Somaliland: Airport Development Shows International...

Below is an article released by Qaran News and published by the Somaliland Times: The United Kingdom Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Norman Ling today [24 May 2008] formally opened two new additions...

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May 22, 2008

Somaliland: Elections Slated for December 200...

Below is an article reported by Garowe Online and published by AllAfrica.com: Three political parties in […] Somaliland have reached a consensus on the dates of local and presidential elections,...

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Apr 29, 2008

Somaliland: Report Calls for Path to Recognition...

Below is an article published by BBC News: The self-declared Republic of Somaliland announced its independence from the rest of Somalia in May 1991 and has been searching for recognition in vain since...

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Apr 24, 2008

Somaliland: New Report Shows Successes & Tria...

Below is an excerpt from the ‘Chronic Failures in the War on Terror: From Afghanistan to Somalia’ report published by the Senlis Council: […] In contrast to the foreign programmes...

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Apr 12, 2008

Somaliland: Open for Business

Below is an article published by Awdal News: Somaliland announced the completion of the geophysical surveys of oil prospects in its onshore and offshore areas, raising hopes for significant foreign...

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Apr 11, 2008

Somaliland: Presidential Term Extended to 200...

Below is an article published by the Somali Press Review: In a meeting held in Hargeisa, the Somaliland Council of Elders (Guurti) extended Somaliland president’s tenure to remain in power one...

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Apr 10, 2008

Somaliland: TFG Woes Contrast With Hargeisa’s...

Below is an article written by Rachelle Kliger and published by the Media LIne: The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Somalia is practically non-existent, as it is unstable and has failed to...

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Mar 26, 2008

Somaliland: UNHRC Praises Continued Progress

Below is an excerpt from a report published by the United Nations Human Rights Council: The situation in “Somaliland” was comparatively peaceful in contrast to south and central Somalia. ...

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Mar 06, 2008

Somaliland: Citizens Rally For Recognition

Residents of Hargeisa, Somaliland’s capital, have expressed their desire for greater international recognition of their burgeoning state. Below is an article written by Cathy Majtenyi and published...

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Feb 29, 2008

Somaliland: Call for Help with Drought

The government of Somaliland has asked for aid in the face of its continuing drought. Vice President Ahmed Yusuf Yasin has called on rich countries to send help to avert a disaster. Below is an article...

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Feb 25, 2008

Somaliland: Safeguarding a Cultural Legacy

Attention is growing on the rich cultural heritage in Somaliland, but without international assistance its survival remains at risk. Below is an article written by Cathy Majtenyi and published by Voice...

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Feb 19, 2008

Somaliland: Arab World Opens Its Doors At La...

As President Dahir tours the Middle East, hopes are running high that the Arab world will finally make moves to openly support Somaliland. Below is an article published by Adwal News: Somaliland President...

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Feb 05, 2008

Somaliland: U.S. Official Meets President

United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jenday Frazer held separate talks with Somaliland President and Opposition leaders. Below is an article written by Hashim Goth published...

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Feb 04, 2008

Somaliland: Is Recognition Finally Possible?

A top US diplomat acknowledges Somaliland’s prevailing peace and pledges support for an African Union decision on recognition of the republic. Below is an article written by Jack Kimball, edited...

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Feb 04, 2008

Somaliland: Landmark Bill to Bring Recogniti...

A draft bill could finally pave the way for recognition of Somaliland as an independent state by the United States and others. Below is an article published by Addis Horn: “A draft Bill on expressing...

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Jan 18, 2008

Somaliland: US Divided Over Existing Policy

While a recent meeting confirms internal policy divisions within Washington, it highlights Somaliland’s notable democratic credentials.Below is an article published by Agence France-Presse: The...

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Jan 16, 2008

Somaliland: UK Reiterates Cooperation

Following President Kahin’s visit to Britain, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office have reiterated their support for the advances made by the Somaliland authorities. Below is a press release published...

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Dec 14, 2007

Somaliland: US Debates on Statehood

The Bush administration is currently discussing the possible recognition of the statehood of Somaliland as it serves as an example of peace and democracy in the region.   Below is an article published...

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Dec 12, 2007

Somaliland: Growing Democracy Yet No Aid

Somaliland Representative in Brussels, Mohamoud Daar, calls upon the European Union to reevaluate its policy on Somaliland, referencing the growing development in terms of democracy in the region. Below...

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Dec 05, 2007

Somaliland: ELDR Calls for Recognition

The European Liberal Democrats and Reform Party adopted a resolution which calls upon the European Union member states to give diplomatic recognition to the Republic of Somaliland. HE. Dahir Rayale...

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Oct 15, 2007

Somaliland: Building International Support

Somaliland officials have reached out to the Gulf States to foster economic and diplomatic cooperation, a development which is hoped to strengthen Somaliland’s call for international recognition. Below...

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Jul 30, 2007

Somaliland: Official Visit in Las Anod

A delegation of Somaliland officials have been welcomed on an official visit to the disputed town of Las Anod, announcing intentions to assist with development projects. Below are extracts from an article...

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Jul 24, 2007

Somaliland: Journalist Released

A journalist who was detained for having written a partial report on a traditional ceremony has been released after a dense mobilization of Somaliland’s civil society. Below are extracts from an...

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Jul 04, 2007

Somaliland: Social Housing Project

An ILO-backed social housing project has been launched in Somaliland with the aim of providing affordable and environment-friendly homes to 1,800 families returning from Ethiopia.  Below are extracts...

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Jun 28, 2007

Somaliland: Activists Denounce Female Mutilat...

A growing number of Somaliland activists are taking the streets to get the government to ban female genital mutilation, a traditional practice which is still very common in the country. Below are extracts...

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Jun 12, 2007

Somaliland: In Search of Recognition

Somaliland is a democratic state with a well functioning government, yet remains frustrated in its quest for the international recognition its people feel they deserve. Below are extracts from an article...

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Jun 11, 2007

Somaliland: Cholera Threat Rising

Aid agencies are working with local health authorities in Somaliland to combat the source of recent Cholera outbreaks – contaminated water sources and limited sanitation. Below is an article published...

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Jun 06, 2007

Somaliland: Ethiopia towards Recognition

Ethiopia took a step towards the formal recognition of Somaliland this weekend [2-3 June 2007] by receiving president Dahir Rayale Kahin with all honours in Addis-Ababa. Below are extracts from an article...

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Jun 01, 2007

Taiwan: Humanitarian Mission in Somaliland

The mission of the Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps to Somaliland is an example of humanitarian co-operation between two countries seeking recognition in the international community. Below is an article...

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May 25, 2007

Somaliland: Independence Day Celebrations

Thousands of Somalilanders, as well as national and foreign officials, ahve gathered to attend celebrations in Hargeysa. Below is an article published by the Somaliland Times: Hargeysa, May 19, 2007...

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May 18, 2007

Somaliland: On the Road to Recognition

Returning from a European tour, Somaliland’s Foreign Minister announced that the country is now on its way to international recognition. Below are extracts from an article published by the Sudan...

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May 14, 2007

Somaliland: Fragile but Tangible Success Sto...

In contrast with war-torn Somalia, Somaliland has managed to become a safe haven, hold democratic elections and restart its economy but it has not yet achieved international recognition. Below is an article...

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Apr 11, 2007

Somaliland: Puntland Clash over Disputed Tur...

Below is an article published by Reuters Africa: Forces from the breakaway Somali republic of Somaliland and neighbouring semi-autonomous Puntland clashed on Monday over a disputed strip of desert that...

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Mar 26, 2007

Somaliland: UN Warns of Locusts

Below is an article published by afrol News: Eritrea, Sudan and Somaliland are strongly advised to carefully monitor "a developing and potentially dangerous situation" arising from second-generation...

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Mar 15, 2007

Somaliland: Striving for Better Arab Relation...

Below is an article published by Awdal News Network: Arab League Secretary General Amr Mousa agreed to send a high-ranking delegation to Somaliland to end Somaliland’s isolation in the Arab world....

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Mar 07, 2007

Somaliland: Island of Stability in Sea of Ch...

Below is an article written by Jeffrey Gettleman and published by The New York Times. HARGEYSA, Somalia, March 1 [2007] — When the sun rises over the craggy hills of Hargeysa, it sheds light on...

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Mar 02, 2007

Somaliland: Gains Praise for its Successes

Below is an article written by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times published by Twin Cities: Here's the ethos of Somalia, as a former Mogadishu resident explained it to me: "If I use a dollar...

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Feb 05, 2007

Somaliland: Call for UN Special Envoy

Below is an article written by Ali Deria and published by Garowe Online; There are 192 member states of the United Nations, and Somaliland may soon join the group to become the 193rd member. However,...

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Jan 29, 2007

Somaliland: Requests Recognition at AU Summi...

The breakaway republic of Somaliland has requested the African heads at the AU summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to officially recognize the independence of Somaliland. The request has reportedly...

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Jan 19, 2007

Somaliland: Plea Made for Jailed Journalists

Below is an article published by Committee to Protect Journalists: The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ruling by a court in the northern breakaway republic of Somaliland on Wednesday to...

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Jan 17, 2007

Somaliland: Protests Seek Recognition

Below is an article published by SomaliNet;   Thousands of people have rallied in Hargeisa city, the capital of the breakaway republic of Somaliland in northern Somalia on Tuesday in protest of...

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Jan 11, 2007

Somaliland: Talks Held with Ethiopian Premie...

Below is an article published by allAfrica.com; Addis Ababa - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and President of the Somaliland Dahir Riyale Kahinon yesterday held discussions on various bilateral issues. The...

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Jan 10, 2007

Somaliland: Will Be Recognized

Below is an opinion piece written by Bashir Goth and published on the website of the Washington Post; Somalia/UAE - Contrary to what pundits say about an Iraq scenario tearing up Somalia, I believe...

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Jan 08, 2007

Somaliland: Recent Troubles Refocus International...

A return of violence and turmoil to the troubled state of Somalia has refocused international attention on the unrecognised state of Somaliland, as its people continue to witness events from their relatively...

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Jan 05, 2007

Somaliland: Djibouti, Somaliland In Port Disp...

Below is an article published by Awdalnews: After Saudi Arabia last month surprisingly lifted its damaging 2001 ban on the import of live livestock from the Horn of Africa, a lucrative export trade...

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Jan 04, 2007

Somaliland: Parliament Condemns Somalia’s PM...

The Somaliland parliament condemned Thursday a remark made on Somaliland by the Prime Minister of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government during a Wednesday interview with the BBC’s Somali...

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Dec 30, 2006

Somaliland: Canadian MP Urges International ...

Below is an article from The Globe and Mail, posted by Michelle Collins on 29 December 2006, titled "MP urges support for Somaliland"   Toronto -- The instability in Somalia could...

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Dec 26, 2006

Somaliland: Why the USA Should Recognize Somaliland’s...

The United States government should officially recognize the independence of Somaliland, a moderate Muslim democracy in the Horn of Africa.  Such an argument may seem counterintuitive at a time when...

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Dec 22, 2006

Somaliland: Djibouti Expels Somaliland Diplo...

The Djiboutian government has formally given a Somaliland representative and his staff 72 hours to leave the country, according to the Hargeisa-based Jamhuuriya daily. Ambassador Rashid Yasin and his...

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Dec 21, 2006

Somaliland: Government Condemns UN Security Council...

Hargeysa, Somaliland, December 16, 2006 (SL Times) – Somaliland government rejected the recent UN resolution that lifted the arms embargo on Somalia and authorized the sending of regional military...

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Dec 12, 2006

Somaliland: African Force to Be Deployed In TFG...

The UN Security Council on Wednesday 06 December approved a resolution to send a regional African peace-keeping force to protect the weak transitional government of Abdillahi Yusuf in Somalia against an...

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Dec 12, 2006

Somaliland: Government and World Bank to Co-...

A delegation of Somaliland Government ministers, heads of departments and agencies completed a three day seminar and workshop organized by the World Bank on Wednesday (06/12/06) in Sheraton Hotel Addis...

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Dec 07, 2006

Somaliland Representative Addresses “Democracy...

Statement by Mr. Mohamoud Abdi Daar, Representative of Somaliland to: “Democracy Promotion: The European Way” The European Parliament, Brussels 6 - 7 December 2006 [More Information...

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Dec 05, 2006

Somaliland: Defected Officers Join Islamic Courts...

Two high-ranking officers have defected from the secessionist government of Somaliland and joined the Union of Islamic Courts based in the capital. They have revealed their defection in a press conference...

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Dec 04, 2006

Somaliland: US Seeks UN Backing for Somalia Peacekeeping...

The United States asked the U.N. Security Council on Friday to help prop up Somalia's shaky government with an African peacekeeping force that would exclude troops from bordering states such as Ethiopia....

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Dec 01, 2006

Somaliland: Administration and United Nations...

Hargeisa (29 November 2006) – A two-day planning session between the Somaliland Administration and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was concluded today in Hargeisa. The deliberations...

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Nov 28, 2006

Somaliland: A Democracy Under Threat

Below is an article by Elizabeth Spiro Clark published by Somaliland Times: Dahir Rayale Kahin is the president of Somaliland, a de facto independent state in northwest Somalia. Though not internationally...

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Nov 22, 2006

Somaliland: Window to the Future

Below is an article by Jawahir Adam published on the Open Democracy’s website: The news from Somalia is dominated by gloomy reports of war and refugees, guns and suffering. Few, if any, discuss...

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Nov 20, 2006

Somaliland: Islamic Courts Point to Dialogue

Below is an article written by Aweys Osman Yusuf and published by Somalia’s Shabelle Media Network: Mogadishu - Somalia’s Northern provinces that broke away from the rest of Somalia and...

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Nov 17, 2006

Somaliland: Curfew Imposed On Somali Capital

Below is an article written by Aweys Osman Yusuf and published by allAfrica.com: New Khad (a narcotic plants commonly used in Somalia) that was imported at capital Mogadishu was burnt Thursday in south...

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Oct 30, 2006

Somaliland: Appeals to Britain for Help

In the harsh terrain of the Horn of Africa, torn by decades of war, a peaceful Muslim democracy with a pro-Western government has emerged on the territory of a former British Protectorate. Somaliland...

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Oct 25, 2006

Somaliland: Islamist Militia in Somalia Intend...

Somalia's Islamists said Tuesday they had stationed troops within 40 kilometres of Baidoa, the seat of the country's fragile interim government, and plan to seize the town. Islamist militia commander Hassan...

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Oct 19, 2006

Somaliland: Delegation Meets Somalia President...

ADDIS ABABA, Somalia Oct 18 (Garowe Online) - Confidential reports reaching Garowe Online news desk from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa confirm that Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf met with a delegation...

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Oct 16, 2006

Somaliland: War Clouds Loom over Somalia as Military...

Below is an abstract of an article published on the Power and Interest News Report’s Website. Wrote by Dr. Michael A. Weinstein it underlines the arising tensions in Somaliland and their likely impacts...

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Oct 16, 2006

Somaliland: Islamists Burn Newspaper

A huge number of issues of Somaliland's independent daily 'Haatuf' newspaper were burned in the town of Buroa by extremists linked to the Islamist courts of Mogadishu in neighbouring Somalia. 'Haatuf'...

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Oct 13, 2006

Somaliland: Critical Moment as Threat of Regional...

Below is an abstract of an article published on the World Politics Watch’s Website: "From today, I am declaring jihad against Ethiopia which has invaded our country and taken parts of our homeland."...

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Oct 12, 2006

Somaliland: Local Clerics Demand to Apply Islamic...

HARGEISA, 10 Oct. 2006--In a development that duplicates the rise of Islamic Courts in Mogadishu, a group of local clerics have urged the Somaliland government to apply the Islamic Sharia without any further...

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Oct 04, 2006

Somaliland: President Condemns Arab’s Position...

Somaliland President Dahir Riyale Kahin today expressed his disappointment at Arab countries’ insistence on clinging to their wrong concept of Somalia. In a telephone interview with Awdalnews Network,...

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Sep 29, 2006

Somaliland: Government Fears Country May Fall...

The government of the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland today broke its silence on the rising threat from the Islamist movement in neighbouring Somalia. In a strongly worded statement, Deputy Justice...

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Sep 26, 2006

Somaliland: UNHCR Director Visits

The UNHCR Director for Africa, Madame Marjon Kamara left Hargeysa on Wednesday after paying a two-day visit to the country. Ms. Kamara held talks with Somaliland government officials on the issue of...

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Sep 13, 2006

Somaliland: A Need to Blow Its Own Horn

Bellow is an abstract of an article, published on Business Day’s website, by Mr. Hill who is Africa correspondent for The Washington Times and author of several books on Africa.   AN OLD saying...

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Sep 10, 2006

Somaliland: Recognition & Development - Convention...

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /U.S. Newswire/ -- As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice takes her message of a new American foreign policy emphasizing democracy and human rights to Africa and the Middle East, a...

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Sep 08, 2006

Somaliland: Large German Industry Investments...

06 September - The government of the breakaway republic Somaliland today signed a joint venture agreement with Germany's Sougueta Engineering AG on establishing a cement factory, coal powered electricity...

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Aug 30, 2006

Somaliland: Aniis Abdillhe Essa Presents Document...

Aniis Abdillhe Essa, Washington DC advocate for Somaliland Recognition, presents a document entitled “the argument for recognition of Somaliland Republic” THE ARGUMENT FOR RECOGNITION OF SOMALILAND...

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Aug 29, 2006

Somaliland: Aniis Abdillhe Essa Presents Letter...

Aniis Abdillhe Essa, Washington DC advocate for Somaliland Recognition, addressed a letter to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in which she appeals for Somaliland Recognition. Below is this letter Dear...

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Aug 29, 2006

Somaliland Seeks US Help in Battle for Recog...

Somaliland, the unrecognized breakaway republic of northwest Somalia, is seeking US government support to confront the Islamic Courts movement, which has been expanding its control across Somalian territory....

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Aug 18, 2006

Somaliland and UK Agree to Enhance Cooperati...

The President of Somaliland, H.E. Dahir Rayale Kahin, currenlty visiting the UK as a guest of the British Government, had talks with the Minister for Africa, Lord Triesman, and discussed with him bilateral...

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Aug 14, 2006

Somaliland: Special Relationship with Britai...

Britain, arguably, is the closest friend Somaliland has in the Western Hemisphere. During the past 15 years, Somaliland has looked to the United Kingdom for inspiration, development aid and diplomatic...

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Aug 14, 2006

UNPO Congratulates Somalilands Newly Appointed...

In early August 2006 Somaliland saw some ministerial changes with Mr. Abdillahi Mohamed Duale taking up the new position as Foreign Minister of Somaliland, and Mrs. Edna Adan Ismail leaving office as formerly...

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Jul 27, 2006

Somaliland Calls To Be Included in All UN Decisions...

Chairman of Kulmiye Party Ahmed Sillanyo and UCID Party Chairman Faisal Warabe held a press conference in the capital Hargeysa warning against an eventual war with Somalia unless the international community...

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Jul 10, 2006

Somaliland: INTERVIEW-Somaliland Says Somalia...

International unease over last month's seizure of Somalia's capital Mogadishu by Islamists may help the self-declared breakaway republic of Somaliland in its quest for international recognition, a Somaliland...

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Jul 07, 2006

Somaliland Statehood Discussed at AU Summit

In 1991, Somaliland declared independence from Somalia. Since then, the Republic of Somaliland, as it calls itself, has received no international recognition. Iqbal Jhazbhay is a Horn of Africa expert...

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Jun 20, 2006

Somaliland: Time for African Union Leadership

Somaliland has made notable progress in building peace, security and constitutional democracy within its de facto borders. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people...

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Apr 05, 2006

Somaliland: Strong Case for Recognition

As a success story Somaliland is Africa’s best-kept secret. It is time for African states to let out the secret and engage a country which offers “one of the few genuinely good news...

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Mar 28, 2006

Somaliland: The International Community Should...

  Item 7 of the Agenda of the UN Commission on Human Rights - The Right to Development - The Right to Development is proclaimed in the Charter principles of the United Nations...

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Mar 27, 2006

Somaliland: Prosperous Refugees Return to Invest...

Ali Abdibihi is a bright, outgoing boy of 16 who is eager to practise his English with any visitor to the shantytown he calls home. He lives in a traditional igloo-shaped home – a...

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Mar 23, 2006

Somaliland: Overview of Humanitarian Environm...

OVERVIEW OF HUMANITATRIAN ENVIRONMENT IN SOMALILAND Over the past ten years, the degree of peace and stability obtained in Somaliland and the presence of viable government counterparts allowed...

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Mar 06, 2006

Somaliland: Wales Strikes Out On Its Own In Its...

Wales may not be an independent nation - but it has just recognised a breakaway country that, according to the UK Government, does not exist. One of the officially invited guests at Wednesday's...

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Mar 01, 2006

Somaliland: AU Mission to Somaliland Says Recognition...

The African Union is coming under increased pressure from the breakaway Somaliland Republic to accord it recognition. This follows revelations that an AU fact-finding mission to Somaliland between...

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Feb 27, 2006

Somaliland: Welsh Parliament Invites Somaliland...

The Chair and the Director of Somali Advice & Information Centre has announced that "Welsh Assembly "Parliament" issued an Official invitation to Rt. Hon. Saleban Mohamed...

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Feb 14, 2006

Somaliland: NRC to Continue Operations

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) continues its humanitarian aid work in Muslim countries. Activities have been partly suspended or limited over the last week, due to the violence following...

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Feb 14, 2006

Somaliland: African Union Secretly Recognizes...

Hargeisa (HAN) February 12, 2006 - The state level regional hopes of recognition for the Somaliland’s free state level within IGAD zone have been raised by the favorable report of an African...

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Feb 09, 2006

Somaliland: Official Says Claim to ‎Recognition...

An official from the International Crisis Group today said Somaliland may gain recognition as an independent state at some point in the future. Talking to VOA, Matt Bryden, the director...

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Feb 02, 2006

Somaliland: Application for Membership in African...

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia- Republic of Somaliland, which has been seeking recognition from the international community as in independent country for years, has finally put forth an application to...

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Dec 06, 2005

Somaliland: Elders Urge Compromise in Parliamentary...

The upper house of parliament in Somalia's breakaway republic of Somaliland on Monday endorsed an opposition-backed speaker whose election last week sparked scuffles among lawmakers. In addition,...

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Dec 02, 2005

Somaliland: Scuffles Mar Opening of Parliamen...

The official opening of the newly elected parliament in the self-declared republic of Somaliland on Tuesday was marred by student demonstrations and scuffles by members of parliament, witnesses...

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Nov 18, 2005

Somaliland: Landlocked Ethiopia Imports First...

Trade between the two countries is mostly limited to the stimulant leaf qat, fruit and vegetables exported by Ethiopia and foodstuffs and other commodities exported by Somaliland. Landlocked...

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Nov 01, 2005

Somaliland: Visit UN Secretary-General's Special...

The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative (SRSG) to Somalia, François Lonseny Fall, left Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday for Hargeysa, the capital of the self-declared republic of Somaliland,...

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Oct 04, 2005

Somaliland: Elections Peaceful, Say Observers

Legislative elections in the self-declared republic of Somaliland on Thursday were generally conducted in a peaceful, free and fair manner but fell short of several international standards, international...

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Oct 03, 2005

Somaliland: Elections Appear Credible

Residents of the breakaway Somaliland voted on Thursday in the first multiparty parliamentary elections since the region separated from Somalia more than a decade ago. Politicians and residents...

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Sep 30, 2005

Somaliland: Pushes for International Recognit...

Voters in northwestern Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland head to the polls Thursday. The upcoming legislative elections highlight the region's 14-year struggle to be recognized internationally...

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Sep 19, 2005

Somaliland: HIV/AIDS Commission to Be Launche...

Untitled Document Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, in northwestern Somalia, launched a national HIV/AIDS commission on Thursday which will plan and coordinate...

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Sep 14, 2005

Somaliland: Campaign for Parliamentary Elections...

Untitled Document The campaign for the parliamentary election began this week in Hargeisa and the regions with rallies in which all the 3 political parties manifested the support...

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Sep 05, 2005

Somaliland: UN Envoy Visits Somalia, and Condemns...

The United Nations expert on human rights in Somalia today welcomed the rise of civil society in promoting and protecting human rights in the Horn of Africa country and called on political, business...

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Jul 19, 2005

Somaliland Foreign Minister Interviewed by BB...

Untitled Document Somaliland Foreign Minister Ms. Edna Aden Ismail, has taken part in BBC TV's premier programme Question Time, which was broadcast live from Johannesburg in South...

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Jun 30, 2005

Somaliland Refugees Repatriated

Untitled Document 29 June 2005 – With the closing of Aisha camp this week, the United Nations refugee agency now operates just one camp housing 10,000 Somalis in eastern...

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May 03, 2005

African Union Delegation Visits Somaliland

Untitled Document The non-recognised state of Somaliland today criticised the African Union (AU) and the international community for failing to recognise successful political entities...

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Apr 29, 2005

Somaliland Returnees Lose Homes to Floods

Untitled Document Hundreds of Somali returnees living in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland lost their makeshift homes during flooding that occurred when torrential rains hit...

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Apr 19, 2005

Somaliland: UN Release New Human Rights Repor...

Untitled Document In a report (E/CN.4/2005/117) the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Ghanim Alnajjar notes that in 2004 the Somalis agreed to establish...

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Apr 12, 2005

Somaliland: New Law Brings Elections Closer in...

Untitled Document NAIROBI, 5 Apr 2005 (IRIN) - The parliament of the self-declared independent republic of Somaliland, in northwest Somalia, passed a bill into law on Saturday that...

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Apr 06, 2005

Somaliland: The Parliament Passes a Bill

Untitled Document The parliament of the self-declared independent republic of Somaliland, in northwest Somalia, passed a bill into law on Saturday that would pave the way for national...

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Mar 24, 2005

Somaliland: Stability amid economic woe

Untitled Document Ahmed Hassan is sitting behind a large stack of Somaliland shillings on one of the dusty streets of the market place in the capital Hargeisa. He and other money changers...

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Mar 22, 2005

Somaliland: Women Participate in Decision Mak...

Untitled Document The International Republican Institute in Liberia, under the funding provided by United States Department of State, says it will begin a two-day conference in support...

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Mar 17, 2005

Somaliland: Peacekeepers Will Not Deploy in S...

Untitled Document A controversial 10 000-strong regional peacekeeping force planned for Somalia will deploy across the country except in the breakaway region of Somaliland, a senior...

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Mar 02, 2005

Somaliland: UN Secretary General Calls for a Long...

With sporadic fighting continuing in Somalia and preventing the implementation of United Nations programmes in large areas of the country, Secretary-General Kofi Annan is calling for a...

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Feb 24, 2005

Somaliland: Refugees Return Home from Ethiopi...

Some of the last remaining refugees who fled the civil war in Somalia during the 1990s have begun returning home from Ethiopia, the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday. The agency said...

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Feb 09, 2005

Somaliland: Speech of Somaliland President Dhahir...

Dear Brothers and Sisters As many of you are aware, this is my first visit to South Africa, and as you can see, I have decided with my ministers, that Cape Town will be our first city of focus...

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Feb 08, 2005

Somaliland: President Dhahir Rayale Kahin Visits...

Somaliland President Dhahir Rayale Kahin is in South Africa on his first visit to meet with top business, political and religious leaders in order to build and strengthen Somaliland’s emerging...

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Feb 07, 2005

Somaliland will not cooperate with "Warlord" ...

The president of Somalia's unrecognised Somaliland enclave has raised the stakes in the war-scarred Horn of Africa, saying he would not cooperate with long-term foe, new Somalia President Abdullahi...

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Feb 04, 2005

Somaliland Frees Girl Jailed for Espionage

Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland on Wednesday unconditionally freed a 17-year-old girl sentenced to a five-year jail term last December on charges of spying and lying about...

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Feb 03, 2005

Somaliland: President Arrives in Cape Town

Dhahir Rayale Kahin, the Somaliland president, arrived in Cape Town today and was met by Moulana Hendricks, the acting president of the Muslim Judicial Council, and Western Cape government representatives,...

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