Qalinle Hussein

I am currently based in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

Somaliland's capital
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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Hargeisa’s Summer Days – in pictures

Somalilandpress is launching monthly photo series of Somaliland. We will kick of with the nation’s capital, Hargeisa. Please share your ideas and what sort of pictures you wish to see on Somalilandpress. We More...

Somalia's oil conflict
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Somalia’s Shell-ExxonMobil Deal Likely To Destabilize The Region – Institute

ADDIS ABABA — Recent oil talks between Somalia’s weak federal government and the Anglo-Dutch company, Royal Dutch Shell plc, has raised eyebrows in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland where more than More...

Heshan de Silva
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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From an alcoholic to a billionaire at 25

NAIROBI, KENYA: About nine years ago, when he was 16, enrolled at an American university. He had left Kenya and his sheltered upbringing behind to study in a country synonymous with a host of freedoms. Heshan de More...

teff_ethiopia
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Teff, Ethiopia’s nutritious grain

By Elaine Gordon Although teff has been a staple of traditional Ethiopian cooking for thousands of years, this gluten-free grain is quickly climbing to super-grain status in our country. (Watch out, quinoa.) Teff More...

Mohamed Ahmed Jama is attacked in April, imprisoned in July. (Hubaal Media Network)
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Somaliland frees journalists, drops charges

HARGEISA — Somaliland authorities have freed two journalist and dropped all charges against them a day after a district court convicted them of defamation. Hussein Hassan Abdullahi, Hubaal’s editor was More...

Berbera fuel depot
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Raysut to invest in Somaliland

MUSCAT — The board of directors at Oman’s Raysut Cement has announced that it will give the green light to the firm’s plans for a series of expansion moves, both at home and abroad. As part of More...

Banadir Stadium gets artificial turf
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, December 28th, 2012
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Somalia’s oldest stadium gets artificial turf

FIFA helps Somalia revive its oldest and largest sporting facility in the capital after years of unrest (Photo/Midnimo). The Somali Football Federation (SFF) this week unveiled the first phase of the renovation More...

President Hassan receives warm welcome in Kenya
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, December 28th, 2012
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Why President believes he can pull Somalia back on track

Hassan Mohamud was shocked to inherit a ‘broke’ government but is confident of change By Malkhadir M Muhumed Only a day after Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was sworn into office, the stark reality More...

Recently trained members of the Somali National Army (SNA) manoeuvre in formation during a house-clearing exercise as part of a passing-out parade at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) training facility on the western fringes of the Somali capital Mogadishu August 14, 2012. Reuters
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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It’s training men: the Irish building an army in Africa

Our boys are helping these men to become good soldiers, says Declan Power If you spent a portion of Christmas Day listening to the radio or watching TV, chances are you came across a variety of adverts to help the More...

Abwaan Said Sheikh Abokor Ilkajiir
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
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War between Somaliland artists escalates as Silanyo government becomes tribal organisation

A bitter war of words has erupted between two Somaliland groups of musicians, composers and artists. Song writer Said Sheikh Abokor ‘Ilkajiir’, who wrote a song criticising the Silanyo administration is now More...

More than 5,000 Somalilanders gather outside the British Parliament to request recognition (Photo: Wayne Moser)
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
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Somaliland: The Folly of Premature International Recognition

Quite often we hymn the praises of our young nation and glorify its achievements as a burning flame of hope in an area of the world long bereft of light. The state of Somaliland is located on the poorest continent More...

Hargeisa, Somaliland
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
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More than two decades of struggle, Somaliland’s future is still dim

Somaliland was born in1960, but prematurely; sadly died in the hands of narrow-minded so-called statesmen—in an ill-fated union with Somalia, immediately, a coup d’état led by Hassan Kayd failed; around More...

Abwaan Said Sheikh Abokor Ilkajiir
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
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Somaliland artists go to war over the disputed elections

A bitter war of words has erupted between two Somaliland groups of musicians, composers and artists. Song writer Said Sheikh Abokor ‘Ilkajiir’ sparked the controversy after he composed a protest song More...

Mansoor HOtel Hargeysa
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
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Somaliland beyond the confines of the Al-Mansour Hotel

To diplomats, NGO wallahs and journalists a visit to Somaliland seems to centre upon the Al-Mansour Hotel in Hargeisa. Strategically, located in the country’s dusty capital, it is redolent in stature at least More...

Somali Bananas ready for exports
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Somalia aims to resume banana exports

Somalia is one step closer to resuming exports of its famous high-quality bananas following the operations of an export company on Sunday (December 16th) in Mogadishu amid renewed optimism and hope. Ever since al More...

Somali defense minister Fiqi
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, December 17th, 2012
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India promises defense aid to Somalia, High Commissioner visits

The Indian government will actively support Somalia’s capacity to rebuild its defense forces in order to enhance the overall security in the region. It was announced by the Indian High Commissioner in neighboring More...

Ankara stadium in Mogadishu
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Somali football leagues complete season unmarred by violence

The Somali Football Federation (SFF) celebrated on Friday (December 14th) the conclusion of a local league season unmarred by violence, Somalia’s Radio Risaala reported. “This year was totally different More...

RRU2
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Anti-election protest escalates and spreads in Somaliland

FURY over changes to the disputed Municipal Council election results spread across the Somaliland capital on Monday, raising concerns that disputes could drag on, creating a dangerous political vacuum. Angry crowds More...

Somali President Hassan arrives in Djibouti to mark 40th anniversary of Somali language reform
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, December 16th, 2012
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Somali President to attend the 40th anniversary of Somali language reform

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud left the Somali capital on Sunday for Djibouti to attend a convention marking the 40th anniversary of Somali language reforms. This is the second visit by Mr. Mohamud to the More...

Mudaaharaad Hargeysa
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, December 16th, 2012
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Somaliland: Recount in Hargeisa City Council race sparks fresh demonstrations

SEVERAL hundreds of youth massed in Ida’ada neighborhood of Hargeisa on Sunday to protest against changes to the disputed Municipal Council election results. The National Election Commission (NEC) on Friday More...