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By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, March 2nd, 2015

British support for Ethiopia scheme withdrawn amid abuse allegations

Department for International Development will no longer back $4.9bn project that critics claim has funded a brutal resettlement programme The UK has ended its financial support for a controversial development project More...

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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...

By MGoth On Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Somaliland: Patriots Proud of Peace

Somaliland has become a bastion of democracy and stability compared with Mogadishu and other areas in the war-torn south, writes Christopher Adams. A street scene in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Photo / Christopher Adams From More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, January 27th, 2013

FCO warns of threat to Westerners in Somaliland

Foreign Office Travel Advice already advises against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland, and advises all British nationals to leave. We are now aware of a specific threat to Westerners in Somaliland, and More...

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By goth Mohamed On Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

SOMALILAND: UK-trained force terrorises residents

HARGEISA — A British-trained force on Sunday raided a house in the neighborhood Jigjiga-Yar in Hargeisa leaving the family to clean up the mess. The Resistant Reaction Unit(RRU) at pre-dawn, approximately More...

Somali President Sheikh Sharif received in Istanbul by Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan during the second Istanbul Conference (AA Photo)
By Hassan Ali On Friday, June 1st, 2012

Lawrence Solomon: Drop effort to keep Somalia together

Somali President Sheikh Sharif received in Istanbul by Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan during the second Istanbul Conference (AA Photo) OPINION | JUNE 1, 2012 LAWRENCE SOLOMON To save Somalia from piracy, terrorism, More...

aji Abdi Hussein Yusuf sends the House of Elders' congratulations and felicitations to the Queen
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Somaliland chief remembers start of Queen’s reign

Photo: Haji Abdi Hussein Yusuf sends the House of Elders’ congratulations and felicitations to the Queen (BBC) Somaliland’s chief of chiefs became a tribal leader 12 years before Queen Elizabeth II assumed More...

World Update are in Somaliland - and their presenter Dan Damon present World Have Your Say at a university in Hargeisa
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, January 28th, 2012

BBC: Live from Somaliland

HARGEISA — The presenter of BBC’s popular World Update, Dan Damon and BBC Africa Editor Mary Harper were this week in the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa, to present World Have Your Say (WHYS) programme More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 12th, 2011

British Investors Arrive in Somaliland

HARGEISA — With investment and business deals in mind, a British business delegation of six members arrived in the country on Saturday afternoon to hold talks with government officials. The investors were More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, November 11th, 2010

British forces mark Remembrance Day in Somaliland

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — A low-key Remembrance Day was marked in Somaliland on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month by British forces for the first time in the last two decades. A British army More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, July 25th, 2010

How Britain said farewell to its Empire

The end of the British Empire saw the Union Jack lowered in ceremonies around the world – but the so-called “wind of change” continues to blow, observes David Cannadine in his Point of View column. The More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, April 30th, 2010
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Hey elephant! which roadside assistance are you from?

An elephant put its size to good use when it helped a zoo keeper start his car by giving it a shove. HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Lawrence Bates was all set to call for assistance when his jeep at West Midland More...

By Abdiqani On Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Somalia: Who is the TG waiting for to release the Chandlers?

The ongoing captivity of the Chandlers, two elderly British couples in Somalia, flies in the face of the presence of any authority let alone a government in the capital. How long should it take for the Transitional More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, April 16th, 2010

SOMALILAND: British and French diplomats arrive

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — A high-level British and French diplomatic officials have arrived in Hargeisa for consultations over the holding of forthcoming general elections in the country and to strengthen More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, April 11th, 2010

ETHIOPIA: British geologist shot dead

ADDIS ABABA (Somalilandpress) — A British geologist working for an oil company who was shot dead in Ethiopia, has been named by the Foreign Office as Jason Read. The 39-year-old, who was from the Portsmouth More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, March 14th, 2010

SOMALIA: “British Couple Wounded” – Pirates

MOGADISHU, (Somalilandpress) — Somaliland MP said he has received information that one of the British couple held in Somalia was seriously wounded by the Somali pirates after a gun-battle, Somalilandpress More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
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DANGEROUS FRONTIERS: Campaigning in Somaliland and Oman

In Part 1 of his book the author describes his life as a young officer in the Somaliland Scouts in the (then) British Protectorate of Somaliland. At that time tribal quarrels, generally over water, were taking place More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 26th, 2009

British bush survivor’s dad feels ‘robbed’

Melbourne, 27 Jul 2009 (Somalilandpress) — The father of a British teenager who survived 12 nights in the Australian bush is locked in a feud with his son over the money made from television appearances. Richard More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 20th, 2009

Granny CSI

A rapist was arrested after his 89-year-old victim scratched his face for DNA in a trick she learned from watching CSI, a British court has heard. Bouncer Mauro Lopes, 31, was yesterday jailed for nine years for More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 20th, 2009

Autistic teen pulls off tycoon hoax

A teenage boy has fooled British airline and airport executives into believing he was a tycoon who owned a fleet of jets. The 17-year-old boy, from Yorkshire, claimed he was in his 20s and used the pseudonym More...