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By MGoth On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Somaliland:African Development Bank Pledge to Provide Support for the Water Sector

By Goth Mohamed Goth H.E President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo has meet with top African Development Bank representatives led by two AFiD directors and which includes engineers and other experts who have being More...

Kenyan soldiers take part in a ceremony at the Nanyuki garrison to commemorate soldiers killed in the incursion into Somalia. (Tony Karumba / AFP/Getty Images / October 14, 2012)
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
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Climate linked to conflict in East Africa, study finds

Kenyan soldiers take part in a ceremony at the Nanyuki garrison to commemorate soldiers killed in the incursion into Somalia. (Tony Karumba / AFP/Getty Images / October 14, 2012) A study relating climate to conflict More...

Berbera International Airport, Berbera, Somaliland
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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Somaliland: Rains bring relief in Berbera after three years but drought remains

Berbera International Airport, Berbera, Somaliland (Photo: Yusuf Dahir) BURAO — A moderate rainfall brought some relief on Monday night in the seaport town of Berbera and surrounding spots after three years More...

Pastoralists from the western regions of the self-declared independent republic of Somaliland, northwest Somalia, have migrated to the capital Hargeisa in the current drought © Mohammed Amin Jibril/IRIN
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 14th, 2012
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SOMALILAND: Tens of thousands need food aid

Pastoralists from the western regions of Somaliland have migrated to the capital Hargeisa in the current drought © Mohammed Amin Jibril/IRIN HARGEISA — About 120,000 people in the coastal, mid- and far western More...

Ethiopian adds Berbera to its growing list of international destinations
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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SOMALILAND: Ethiopian Airlines, Dubai Statement, Berbera port, airport, bomb squad

Welcome to our weekly roundup of some of the stories that made headlines across Somaliland this week. In no particular order here they are. The week started on an interesting note. The first direct talks between More...

President Ahmed Silanyo appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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SOMALILAND: President appeals for urgent aid as drought ravages nation

HARGEISA — President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo on Sunday issued an emergency appeal for international aid saying his unrecognized country is suffering its worst drought, devastating four main regions. “The More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, June 24th, 2012
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SOMALILAND: Dahabshiil donate almost $100,000 to drought fund and community projects

Dahabshiil lays down the foundation for $47,000 conference hall in Amoud University, Borama BORAMA — Dahabshiil Group on Friday pledged funds to combat the food crisis in drought-affected western parts of More...

Erigavo, Sanaag, Somaliland
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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SOMALILAND: Good rains bring drought relief in eastern regions

ERIGAVO — Despite a devastating drought in parts of northwestern Somaliland’s Awdal and Salal provinces where hundreds need urgent aid– western parts of Sanaag region are some what the complete More...

By Sahra Farah On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
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IMF approves $14 mln loan for drought-hit Djibouti

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund on Monday agreed to boost financing for Djibouti by another $14 million to help the country deal with the impact of a drought in the Horn of Africa and an increase More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, January 21st, 2012
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DJIBOUTI: FAO donates farming equipment and cars worth over $1 million

DJIBOUTI — The Min. of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, Mohamed Ahmed Awaleh, accepted the delivery of cars, equipment, various tools, agricultural inputs, veterinary products and logistics worth almost More...

Turkey to start distributing potable water to Somalis from well
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, January 7th, 2012
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Turkey to start distributing potable water to Somalis from well

MOGADISHU — The ministry said DSI teams would start distributing potable water to the tent-site as of Saturday. Turkish State Water Works (DSI) will start distributing potable water to Somali people from well More...

Lac Abbe in Djibouti. Recurring droughts have caused huge loss of livestock, the destruction of crops and increased malnutrition. Photograph: Alamy
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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Djibouti: the forgotten country in the Horn of Africa crisis

DJIBOUTI — Perhaps because of its small size, Djibouti has received scant attention in media coverage of the current crisis in the Horn of Africa. The former French colony, bordered by Ethiopia, Kenya and More...

A malnourished Somali child sits next to makeshift tents at a camp for people who have been displaced by drought in Mogadishu on August 9, 2011.  AFP/Getty Images
By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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U.N. investigating stolen famine aid

MOGADISHU — Sacks of grain, peanut butter snacks and other food staples meant for starving Somalis are being stolen and sold in markets, an Associated Press investigation has found, raising concerns that thieving More...

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By SomalilandPress On Monday, August 15th, 2011
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The Looming Danger That Africa and Int. Community Need to Confront

The situation in the Horn of Africa is basically of that of famine and unprecedented drought affecting many countries, but when this catastrophe eases, and the Shabaab leaves the operating theater, there is another More...

Unicef has lined up Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor to front a fundraising appeal for people in east Africa affected by drought and famine. Photograph: Unicef/PA
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 13th, 2011
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Unicef use the force of Ewan McGregor to bolster east Africa drought appeal

LONDON — Unicef, the UN agency for children, has enlisted Ewan McGregor – the actor best known for his roles in Trainspotting and the Star Wars prequels – in a campaign to raise money for the drought More...

Mieike Steenssens of Médecins Sans Frontières carries a boy to the intensive care unit  Radu Sigheti/Reuters
By Sahra Farah On Monday, August 8th, 2011
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UN makes historic Somali aid drop

MOGADISHU — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has flown aid into the war-torn capital of Somalia for the first time in five years, as the country battles with a devastating famine. But insecurity More...

Drought hits the region hard (Mohamed Amin Jibril/IRIN)
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 29th, 2011
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Somalia’s drought-displaced seek shelter in Somaliland

LAS ANOD — Hundreds of families from south-central Somalia who have sought refuge in the self-declared independent Republic of Somaliland lack food, shelter and water, say local officials. Most of the 276 More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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Rainy Season Begins In Parts of Somaliland

HARGEISA — Monday evening marked the beginning of the much waited rainy season in the states of Maroodi-Jeex and Awdal with cheerful citizens on the streets enjoying the much needed rain. The Gu, which is More...

The Horn of Africa is experiencing severe drought (IRIN)
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, April 25th, 2011
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Drought in the Horn – Somaliland’s Ministry portfolios may require reorganisation

The prolonged drought that is currently devastating the Horn of Africa is likely to have a long term impact. Pastoral and semi-pastoral communities have seen their lives blighted, with their livestock decimated More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, April 15th, 2011
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SOMALIA: Drought claims ten lives in Puntland

LAS ANOD — With the worst drought in two decades ravaging the region, a Somali official said on Thursday at least ten people died of hunger and thirst in Somalia. According to Saed A. Ali, the Governor of More...