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By MGoth On Saturday, January 19th, 2013


Who Really Butters Goth, Cullen Breads? Despite the fact that it has never been in the tradition of this column to do rebuttals on opinion items by individuals (especially those based abroad) we are however indebted More...

President Sheikh Sharif leaves a hotel after meeting with Somaliland president in Dubai, 28 of June 2012
By Sahra Farah On Monday, July 2nd, 2012

SOMALIA-SOMALILAND: The cake first, then the slices

BY BASHIR GOTH It was a day like any other. A hot and bright summer day in the Washington D.C metropolitan area as we sat, a group of middle aged Somali men, in a good Afghani restaurant in Virginia at the invitation More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Never belonging

OPINION | FEBRUARY 19, 2012 By:Bashir Goth As an expatriate, one lives in perpetual split personality. As you work and socialize with the citizens of the country you adopted for your expatriate life, you develop More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Col Iyo Abaar – War & Drought

Col iyo Abaar, war and drought, were the historical enemies of the Somali people; the two disasters that played havoc with their nomadic life. The fear of these combined calamities was so engraved in the Somali More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

A tale of two Shabab movements: Egyptian and Somali

As I watched the youth-driven upheavals that have awoken the comatose Arab people into action to reclaim their dignity and their freedom, I could not help but compare the situation of the Facebook empowered youth More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, January 24th, 2011

Mr. Silaanyo’s boomerang trajectory with free speech

As always; it has to start with gagging freedom of speech. Not bad governance and corruption and not even rampant ignorance, disease and poverty. It is the oppression of the freedom of speech that is the Mother More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, January 14th, 2011

Somaliland: An alleged sexual deviant gets his day in court

A court in Somaliland has found a German man guilty of making pornographic films of Somali women and has given him a four- year prison sentence and US$10,000 fine. This news story may raise some eyebrows or even More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

A message to the Somali youth in 2011

The youth of my people, the future of the nation, I am addressing this letter to you as a person who grew up in a different era than yours. An era when stories about independence were still fresh; when feelings More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Op-Ed: Suspending Universal TV turns more light on Somaliland

The suspension of the popular Universal TV by Somaliland Minister of Information is a classic example of an outsider eagerly yearning to close the door behind him once he entered his coveted palace. Abdillahi Geeljire More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

TOL Organization and Tribal Affiliation: A Brief Conceptual Reflection

This is the first of a number of educational essays that the The Education[1], Culture, and Training Subcommittee of the Tol Leadership Council (TLC) will present for a broader readership. All the essays will reflect More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Op-Ed: Should Somaliland allow the formation of a unionist party?

Ludicrous idea, isn’t it? How can I suggest such a treacherous idea when I am known as an unflinching advocate for Somaliland’s independence and sovereignty? How could I dare even to utter the ugly U-word which More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, July 1st, 2010

An open letter to Somaliland’s President-elect: Congratulations but take heed

Now that you have won the election; let me first congratulate you, Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, on winning the long-awaited presidency. It has been indeed a long journey for you and you have shown the tenacity and More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, April 9th, 2010

Somali music between Maryan Ali’s refined taste and Al Shabab’s philistine manners.

(SomalilandPress)-Never have I felt so much hope and gloom at the same time for Somali music; that wonderful aesthetic product by default of the otherwise harsh Somali pastoral life. Onboard a plane from Minneapolis More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Kill the Messenger: Mohamed Ahmed’s hypocritical response to Bashir Goth

In his recent article “Somaliland: America’s underestimated friend” Bashir Goth has eloquently compared Somalia with Somaliland with respect to peace building and democratic governance. Instead of critiquing More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

SOMALILAND: America’s Underestimated Friend

(SomalilandPress)-Think about Somalia and all that jumps to mind is the image of a lawless country where extremist forces have turned it into killing fields, where people are butchered, maimed and their dignities More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Qasim Sh. Yusuf Ibrahim As I Remember Him

HARGEISA, 1 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – “…Xiddigihii Dilaadee, Daadanaayay waayadan, Maantana qod baa dumay, Dabayshaygu soo furay…” These words were part of a poem I wrote on hearing the death More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, September 27th, 2009
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Somaliland is rescued by foreign friends and a watchfull media

(SomalilandPress)-With its latest decision to extend or should I say reject the extension, depending on where one stands on Somaliland’s slippery political landscape, of the President’s term of office; the Somaliland More...