Tag archive for ‘civil war’
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By MGoth On Monday, March 11th, 2013
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Somaliland: Somali PM Denies Seeking Immunity on Behalf of a Convicted War Criminal

Somali Federal Government (SFG) Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon vigorously refuted allegation leveled against him for seeking immunity for a convicted war criminal instead saying he was requesting the American More...

Mogadishu crowd supports Somaliland
By Sahra Farah On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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Somalia in a nutshell

The early years and independence 1936-88 The British, who already control Somaliland, oust the Italians and occupy Italian Somalia. British and Italian parts of Somalia become independent, merge and form the United More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 11th, 2012
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Understanding Somalia’s antagonism towards Somaliland independence

OPINION | FEBRUARY 11, 2012 By Yusuf Dirir Ali, MD I am sure the “United Somalia” empty slogan will be shouted some trillion times or perhaps zillion times both inside and outside the conference hall before More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, January 8th, 2012
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South Sudan’s cattle war displaces thousands

JUBA — Aid groups are mounting a “major emergency operation” in rural South Sudan after tribe-on-tribe violence sent tens of thousands fleeing and killed an unknown number of people, the United More...

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By Hassan Ali On Friday, March 25th, 2011
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Yemen: The next “Somalia”

Editorial – Arab News The numbers of civilians killed in Yemen have not yet reached the horrific proportions of Gaddafi’s massacres but with more mass protests expected across the country and President Ali More...

Flashpoint cities in Libya
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, March 10th, 2011
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Battles rage over Libyan cities

CAIRO — Pro- and anti-government forces are locked in intense fighting for control of several cities and towns across Libya, where a near month-long uprising is threatening to end Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, March 21st, 2010
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Of Things That Make Me Growl

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) – It was with great interest that I read an article published on March 14, 2010 entitled ‘Dream job turns into a nightmare’ on The Star, one of Malaysia’s leading More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, March 11th, 2010
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Profile: Prudential Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam

He is the first black chief executive of a FTSE 100 company – though he hates people dwelling on that. He is only 47, but has already been a government minister in Ivory Coast as well as a top businessman. More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, March 8th, 2010
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Iran Calls for Regular Multilateral Meetings on Somali Crisis

Nairobi, 8 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Somalia, Kenya and members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) welcomed Iran’s proposal for attending regular meetings to solve the crisis More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, March 7th, 2010
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The Bullets Find Us No Matter What

In south and central Somalia, there is nowhere to escape from the worsening conflict between the rebels and the pro-government forces, which has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, mostly women and children. More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, February 5th, 2010
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Somaliland: The Other Somalia

HARGEISA, 5 February 2010 (Somalilandpress) – There are some places you just can’t consider for a vacation. While even Iraq has recently opened up to carefully handled tours, Somalia remains out of bounds. More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, November 15th, 2009
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Somalia: Is Puntland Drifting Towards Collapse?

HARGEISA, 15 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Puntland president, Abdirahman Mohamud Farole , is facing security challenges that his predecessors did not face. President Farole was in Kenya and having a photo-op More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
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Why Somalia is in need of an effective Government

Hargeisa, 29 Jul 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Amid the killings and the plethora of bad news trickling out of Somalia daily, once again for the second year running, Somalia has landed on top of Transparency International More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
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Ayaan: One dollar can help

Hargeisa, 21 July 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The year is 1988. At the height of the brutal assault by forces of the former Somali dictator Gen. Mohammad Siad Barre against the people of Somaliland, MiG fighters More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, July 16th, 2009
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Somaliland: What Somalia Could Be

Hargeisa, 15 July 2009 (Somalilandpress) –- It came as no surprise when Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace released their “Failed States Index 2009” three weeks ago that, once again, Somalia topped More...