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By MGoth On Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Somalia :Britain Takes Centre Stage at the London Somali Conference

This week leaders from 54 countries and organizations met at the Somali conference in London to discuss the international community’s involvement in the future of Somalia. The conference was hosted by Britain More...

By MGoth On Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Kenya:ICC-indicted Kenyatta to make official visit to London

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces international trial for crimes against humanity, will travel to London on Sunday for a three-day official visit, the presidency said. Kenyatta, who will be making his first More...

By MGoth On Thursday, April 25th, 2013

UK opens makeshift Somalia embassy in Western vote of confidence

By Richard Lough MOGADISHU (Reuters) – In a sign of growing optimism thatSomalia is winning a struggle against pirates and al Qaeda-linked insurgents, Britain opened an embassy on Thursday in a set of More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Somaliland: Security Threat Exaggerated Say’s Deputy Information Minister

Somaliland government has responded to the announcement made today by the American government travel warning which dissuaded citizens against visiting the country. The Somaliland Assistant minister of information More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 4th, 2012

The Somali Diaspora: Too much hope placed in the wrong people

More than 5,000 Somalilanders gather outside the British Parliament demanding British recognition (Photo: Wayne Moser) BY LIBAN OBSIYE The role of the Diaspora in development is well documented and proven. Members More...

At the main entrance to the pure white sands of Lido Beach, the city’s most popular stretch of coast, we are met with a beach scene that is no different from many in Europe (ALAMY photo)
By Hassan Ali On Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Somalia: does tourism stand a chance in Mogadishu?

“At the main entrance to the pure white sands of Lido Beach, the city’s most popular stretch of coast, we are met with a beach scene that is no different from many in Europe” Photo: ALAMY Mo Farah’s More...

British Ambassador to Somalia
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, July 19th, 2012

SOMALILAND: Britain to open consulate general in Hargeisa

HARGEISA — The British government this week unveiled its plans to open a consulate general in Hargeisa, capital city of Somaliland, as it broadens its diplomatic presence in the region. This was announced More...

Farah launches foundation to help Somalia famine victims
By Liban On Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Farah — carrying Britain’s hopes

LONDON — Last month when Mo Farah, a British athlete of Somali origin, won the European 5,000m crown, he became the first man in history to successfully defend it. The victory, coming just before the London More...

Somalia and Somaliland meet in Chevening House in 2012
By Hassan Ali On Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Will London Talks dismantle Somaliland Stability?

OPINION | JUNE 22, 2012 By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye In 21 years since Abdirahman Tuur created Somaliland, a nation without recognition under duress, he made a brick without straw. Somaliland born out of armed bloody More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Little progress in Somaliland and Somalia talks

LONDON — A tense first day formal discussions between feuding neighbours Somaliland and Somalia in a secret location near London has run into rough weather on Wednesday. According to sources in London issues More...

Somalilanders gather in Freedom Park in Hargeisa
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

London meeting on Somaliland’s 52nd Anniversary of Independence

Somalilanders mark their 52nd anniversary of independence in Freedom Park in Hargeisa, Somaliland (Yusuf Dahir). IT has been 52 years from the independence of Somaliland on 26th June 1960. Somaliland people ended More...

Russian tank in Berbera
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Somalia and Somaliland preparatory talks to open in London today

Relics of war: A Russian tank belonging to Somalia’s armed forces lays near Berbera, Somaliland. (Eric Lafforgue photo) LONDON — The British government is set to inaugurate a preparatory meeting between More...

By goth Mohamed On Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Somaliland: An Open Letter To The British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Rt Hon William Hague MP Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Foreign & Commonwealth Office King Charles St London SW1A 2AH Dear Foreign Secretary, I would like to take the opportunity of More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Somalia names team for talks with Somaliland

MOGADISHU — The transitional federal government of Somalia has officially announced its negotiation team for the upcoming talks with Somaliland. The first round of direct talks between the two sides are due More...

British Somalis going back for a future
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

British Somalis going back for a future

HARGEISA — Parents of some British Somalis are sending their children back to Africa because they fear what might happen to them in the UK, writes reporter Jamal Osman. Hassan, a 20-year-old man from Sheffield, More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, May 25th, 2012

Lawrence Solomon: Capitalist haven

OPINION | MAY 25, 2012 Lawrence Solomon British traditions boost the de facto state of Somaliland Second in a series. Next: Cutting Greater Somalia down to size It’s the only African country that doesn’t rely More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Why not recognize independent Somaliland?

OPINION | MAY 22, 2012 By Ali Mohamed Twenty-one years ago this month, Somaliland was reborn when the tyrannical regime of Siad Barre collapsed. Since then, the people of Somaliland, which is the northern part More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Somaliland: Africa’s unofficial country

HARGEISA — Most local banknotes in Somaliland are only worth pennies, so a brick of money is usually needed to buy a meal of camel hump or goat meat. The whole process of exchanging notes is gloriously exotic. In More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Britain’s planned invasion of Somalia for Oil

LONDON — The British government has come under severe criticism from the country’s anti-war campaign groups expressing concerns over the hypocritical decisions made within the British establishment. Britain’s More...

By Sahra Farah On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Britain’s RAF to hit insurgents in Somalia

LONDON — The British Government is considering providing direct military assistance to international troops fighting Islamist insurgents in Somalia. Senior Foreign Office sources said discussions had taken More...