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By MGoth On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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Somaliland:US Envoy Urges SL Government to hold Timely and Credible Elections

By Goth Mohamed Goth H.E President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo met with the Deputy special representative of United States of America to Somalia Mr. Brian Philips at the Presidential Palace. President Silanyo More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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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...

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By Sahra Farah On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
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Ethiopia: EITI or Clare’s Corruption Club?

Clare Short has won! Congratulations, Clare! Brava! Last week, Clare Short, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), succeeded in bullying the EITI Board members into voting to admit More...

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By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
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Ethiopia: The prototype democratic state in the making

Conventional wisdom  says that democracy has been a Holy Grail that generations of Africans have been pursuing. And yet, it is very difficult to tell with certainty what African intellectuals and politicians mean More...

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By MGoth On Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
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Somaliland:Intellectuals Needed for Awdal

Government system affects almost every aspect of our lives therefore the citizens of Awdal, Salal and Gabiley need to establish public power by electing intellectuals that understand the deceptions and tactics of More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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Somaliland is a functioning polity and more democratic than the rest of the Horn of Africa

Visitors arriving at Aden Adde International Airport in the Somali capital of Mogadishu can be forgiven for wondering where they have landed. As the aircraft taxis toward the terminal, concrete bollards appear, More...

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By MGoth On Monday, February 11th, 2013
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Ethiopia: Where Do We Go (or not go) From Here

On the road to democracy unity? For some time now, I have been heralding Ethiopia’s irreversible march from dictatorship to democracy. In April 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Bridge on the Road(map) More...

Youth groups protest in Berbera over rigged elections threatening security and stability in the region
By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
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Somaliland’s stable image under threat

Somaliland’s reputation as a stable and democratic entity has been shaken by violent disputes over the outcome of local elections held late last month. Press reports from Hargeisa, Somaliland’s capital, More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, December 9th, 2012
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SOMALIA: Puntland Multiparty process gets 3-week extension

Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland is set to extend the political party formation period to allow more people to take part in the exercise. Speaking to journalists on Saturday, Transitional Puntland More...

Woman casts her ballot in Somaliland municipal elections, Nov. 28, 2012. Credit: Kate Stanworth
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
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Somaliland Voters Go to the Polls

Somaliland democracy: Woman casts her ballot in Somaliland municipal elections, Nov. 28, 2012. Credit: Kate Stanworth (VOA) Somaliland held municipal elections Wednesday. Seven political parties took part in the More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, November 4th, 2012
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It is the Silanyo administration that is inciting violence

Silanyo nakedly, unashamedly and unconstitutionally denied major political parties to exercise their fundamental rights to run for the upcoming elections. They were shunted off to exercise their rights by the sheer More...

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By Sahra Farah On Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Ethiopia: Time for Radical Improvements – Al Mariam

By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam It is time to bury the hatchet and move forward in Ethiopia! Nelson Mandela taught that “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes More...

A man steers a cart pulled by a donkey in Hargeisa, capital of the unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland in northwestern Somalia. Investors are beginning to move into the untapped market in Somaliland, a stable island in a turbulent region.
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Somaliland: A Pocket Of Stability In A Chaotic Region

A man steers a cart pulled by a donkey in Hargeisa, capital of the unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland in northwestern Somalia. Investors are beginning to move into the untapped market in Somaliland, a More...

President Nelson Mandela turned 94 on July 18, 2012. May he live long with gladness and good health!
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
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Dreams of an Ethiopia in Peace: Al Mariam

By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam President Nelson Mandela turned 94 on July 18, 2012. May he live long with gladness and good health! All who love and revere President Mandela call him Madiba. He is the ultimate More...

Election officials work at a polling station in Tripoli on Friday, July 6, 2012. Libya goes to the country's first free election since 1969 on Saturday.
By Sahra Farah On Saturday, July 7th, 2012
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Libyans go to the polls with a goal of unity

Election officials work at a polling station in Tripoli on Friday, July 6, 2012. Libya goes to the country’s first free election since 1969 on Saturday. AP. AS LIBYA and Morocco battled it out in the final More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 6th, 2012
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SOMALILAND DEMOCRACY: The Somali Union Party (SUP) wants your vote

Flag designed by Kayse for a future reunified Somali Republic — “an inclusive and fresh beginning”. BY ABDISAMAD MOOGE While Somaliland should be commended for building its own youthful organic More...

Their fascinating new title is “Signatories”, or “Stakeholders”, or “Principles” of the Roadmap.
By Sahra Farah On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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Somalia’s Draft Constitution: Too Undemocratic?

Many Somalis are deeply unconvinced by the heavily internationally-involved constitutional drafting. The peace and reconciliation process in Somalia has entered a critical juncture. A new constitution, drafted with More...

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By Sahra Farah On Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
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Diaspora political parties: Daydreaming in distant lands

OPINION | MAY 30, 2012 LIBAN OBSIYE I am so bored by it now that I feel I must write about this new phenomenon. It is a phenomenon constructed in the security of the Western world and by those who have very little More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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SOYAN GULED: Somaliland Secular Party

OPINION | MAY 29, 2012 SOYAN GULED The Silanyo administration recently introduced a law legalising new parties to form lifting the previous limit of three parties. No one is quite sure why Silanyo and Saylici decided More...

Engineers and visitors explore an exploratory well near Dharoor town in Puntland
By SomalilandPress On Sunday, February 26th, 2012
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Britain leads dash to explore for oil in war-torn Somalia

Government offers humanitarian aid and security assistance in the hope of a stake in country’s future energy industry. Britain is involved in a secret high-stakes dash for oil in Somalia, with the government More...