Qalinle Hussein

I am currently based in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

The first U.S ambassador to Somalia for nearly 25 years Mrs Katherine Simonds Dhanani.
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Obama Nominates 1st US Ambassador to Somalia Since 1991

President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the Horn of Africa country collapsed into chaos in More...

Coffee drying with worker
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Reflections From Rwanda: Investing In One of the World’s Fastest-Growing Economies

“Welcome to the pride of every farmer in this province,” said Angelique Karekezi during my first trip to Rwanda in 2005. She was 25 at the time, and I recall my visit as if it were yesterday. We had traveled More...

Before Rwanda’s crop intensification programme, few fertiliser companies would export to the country, says the former agriculture minister. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

The fertile roots of Rwanda’s green revolution

Less than a decade ago, most Rwandans experienced hunger three months of the year. Now, most of the country is food secure, in part because farmers can access yield-enhancing fertilisers and profitable markets to More...

Reem Al Hashimy, UAE, Foreign Affairs State minister
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

UAE investors consider Uganda opportunities

Investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have expressed interest to invest in Uganda’s tourism and trade sectors. A delegation led by Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

‘Somalia hotel suicide bombers were Dutch’

Twin suicide bombings at a Mogadishu hotel popular with ministers and officials were carried out by Dutch nationals, Somali intelligence sources said Saturday, the day after 25 people were killed. Somali intelligence More...

Mohamed Farah
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Mo Farah breaks indoor two-mile world record in Birmingham

Britain’s Mo Farah broke the two-mile indoor world record with a superb run at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. Farah, 31, left the field behind as he stormed home in a time of eight minutes 3.40 seconds More...

Ismail Ahmed - WorldRemit
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Somali Entrepreneur Raises $100 Million For Money Transfer Startup WorldRemit

WorldRemit, a London-based online money transfer service that lets people send money to friends and family in other countries, has raised $100m in a Series B funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Master Power Technologies invests in Kenya

As part of its plan for growth in Africa, Master Power Technologies has opened an office in Kenya in order to serve East Africa. According to the company, the office will be Situated in Nairobi. Additionally, the More...

Dubai-Building Fire
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Hundreds evacuated after fire in Dubai skyscraper

Residents of nearby buildings also told to leave as precautionary measure after blaze breaks out in the Torch in the city’s Marina district Hundreds of people in Dubai were evacuated from one of the world’s More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

My volunteer experience at Hargeisa School of Social Work, University of Hargeisa

By Dr. Susie Young The rows of listening students, the laptop and power point slides, may have been the familiar pattern of my last 20 years of life as a university lecturer. But partway through explaining some More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Tencent Backs Mobile Jobs Startup With Its First ‘WeChat Africa’ Investment

Tencent has made its first investment in Africa under the banner of its WeChat messaging service. WeChat Africa, a joint venture between Tencent and Naspers, announced an investment in M4JAM (Money For Jam), a South More...

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

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

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...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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...