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By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Eritrea calls for lifting of sanctions, rejects UN accusations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Eritrea has asked the U.N. Security Council to lift sanctions against it after a recent U.N. experts’ report showed that the tiny east African state had cut its support More...

Kulafa Al Rashidin mosque in Asmara, Eritrea
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Eritrea ‘reduces support’ for Somalia’s al-Shabab

Kulafa Al Rashidin mosque in Asmara, Eritrea. Eric Lafforgue/photo. UN report says the east African country decreases its help for the al-Qaeda-allied group amid international pressure. NAIROBI — Eritrea has More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, June 17th, 2012

The Role of Djibouti to foster Security in the Horn of Africa

Djibouti’s Interior Minister, Hassan Darar Houffaneh, pays a visit to the Public Security Direction and the National Police General Investigation Unit in May 28,2012 (Djibouti Post). OPINION | JUNE 17, 2012 By More...

By Sahra Farah On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Ethiopia says Eritrea-trained gunmen killed tourists

ADDIS ABABA — Gunmen have killed five foreign tourists in Ethiopia’s remote northern Afar region, after crossing into the Horn of Africa country from neighbouring Eritrea which trained and armed the More...

Asmara - the capital of Eritrea
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Eritrea claims major advantage over its mining rivals

ASMARA — President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea says the country’s mining activities have a major comparative advantage over their rivals, in terms of both time and significance, as they provide impetus to More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, April 9th, 2011

SOMALILAND: Bomb blast targets police station in Las Anod

BURAO — At least two people including a police officer were hurt in the town of Las Anod when unknown assailants hurled a powerful hand grenade in a police station in the south, news reports said. Eyewitnesses More...

By Sahra Farah On Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Eritrean and Ethiopian runners fight at cross country race in Spain

PUNTA UMBRIA — During the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain, Eritrean athlete Samuel Tsegay, and his Ethiopian counterpart Abera Kuma, were involved in a fight during the final More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, February 21st, 2011

Somalia’s Puntland region leader rushes to Ethiopia over Somaliland clashes and ONLF weapons

ADDIS ABABA — The Ethiopian government led by Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs Haile Mariam Desalegne called on the leader of Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland to an More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

SOMALILAND: Refugees Angry At Status Change

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The announcement by the government of Somalia’s self-declared republic of Somaliland that there were no refugees in the region – only economic migrants from neighbouring More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Isaias Afwerki Appeals for Arab Sympathy

MOGADISHU, (Somalilanpress) — With his brinkmanship diplomacy facing a dead-end, Eritrea’s strong man, Isaias Afwerki, is approaching members of the League of Arab States (“Arab League”), which is More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Eritrea On The Spot Again Over It’s Support Of Somali Militant Groups

The government of Eritrea has quickly reacted to sharp criticism and aiding the from the United Nations that it is assisting the Somali militant group of Al-Shabbab and other insurgent groups that has been opposed More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, March 1st, 2010

AU Wants Somalia Declared No Fly Zone

THE Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has asked the UN to impose a no-fly zone on Somalia and block sea ports through which foreign groups supply logistics to the insurgents. Eritrea, in particular, More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, February 11th, 2010
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Black Mamba Boy is an epic journey

Nadifa Mohamed describes herself as her father’s griot, as this, her debut novel, is a recounting of his epic journey across 1930s East Africa. Jama is a ten-year-old running wild in Aden when his mother dies; More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Why the US Needs to be Concerned about East Africa.

While the eyes of most pundits and spies are on the current Military Action in Yemen. The Situation on the other side of the Gulf of Aden needs just as must focus as there is currently towards Yemen. The Situation More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Top Al-Qaida operatives depart Iraq, Afghanistan for Somalia and Yemen

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — The United States government which continues to provide support to the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia [TFG] has said senior Al-Qaida members have arrived in Somalia More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, December 7th, 2009

CPJ’s annual prison census 2009: In Sub-Saharan Africa, 9 out of 10 detained without charge

New York, 8 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – On December 1, a total of 25 journalists were imprisoned in Sub-Saharan Africa in retaliation for their journalism, and nearly 90 percent of these journalists More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Eritrea’s Repayment Of Its Fraternal Debt To The Somali People

HARGEISA, 12 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – I have just read Sophia Tesfamariam’s diatribe of character assassination and vilification against Professor Peter Pham on American Chronicle entitled “ETHIOPIA-Meles More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, October 19th, 2009

Eritrea fanning conflict in region.

One of the frustrations with which Africa’s friends have had to repeatedly cope over the years has been the seemingly utter incapacity of the African leaders to deal with their more problematic peers: witness More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Youth Migration: A Personal Account

HARGEISA, 11 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Migration can be defined as the movement of large groups of people go to live in another area or country especially in order to find work . Migration, therefore, More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, September 28th, 2009
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Fresh Appeal For Sanctions On Eritrea

HARGEISA, 28 September 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The east and Horn of Africa regional bloc Igad has once again expressed its disappointment at the international community’s failure to take practical action More...