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By MGoth On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Somaliland:President Silanyo Receives French Ambassador

By Goth Mohamed Goth President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud (Silanyo) today in the Presidency received the republic of  France Ambassador to Kenya, Somalia and Somaliland Ambassador Etiennce De Poncins, Hargeisa. President More...

By MGoth On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
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Somaliland:French university pledges assistance to local maritime institute

Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Hon Abdillahi Jama Osman (Geeljire) has announced that a French University which teaches Marine Science and Technology will in the near future begin to make provisions More...

Building for the future – Oman celebrates 42 National Day Anniversary
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Djibouti President sends national day greetings to Oman and Lebanon

President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh sent a letter of congratulation to Sultan of Oman His Majesty Qaboos bin Said on the country’s 42nd anniversary of the National Day. “I am sure we will continue More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, October 5th, 2012

‘Mr President, I am still alive’

A French secret agent held hostage in Somalia urged President Francois Hollande to negotiate his release in a video shot by his Islamist militia captors, a US monitoring group said on Thursday. “Mr President, More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, December 23rd, 2011

‘French colonial genocide in Algeria’ Turkey

Photograph: Posters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose role in advancing Turkey’s economy and society have won him wide admiration in the Arab world. ISTANBUL — In a deepening diplomatic More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Paris signs new defense agreement with Djibouti

PARIS — Nicolas Sarkozy and the President of Djibouti Ismael Omar Guelleh signed in Paris on Wednesday a new treaty for cooperation in defense matters which replaces the agreement signed in Djibouti after More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Djibouti /France: Funding agreement for the proposed FSP

DJIBOUTI(SomalilandPress)–The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, and France’s ambassador to Djibouti, Mr. René Forceville, endorsed today the signing of 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

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...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, April 8th, 2011

President Guelleh wins Djibouti poll

DJIBOUTI — Results from presidential elections in the tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti – third since 1994 reconciliation – show a massive win for incumbent President, Ismail Omar Guelleh. The More...

Chinese civil engineer Liu Hui, who is overseeing the construction of a highway between Nairobi and Thika. Photograph: Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures
By Hassan Ali On Sunday, March 20th, 2011

China and Africa: Colonialism without responsibility

Since Sierra Leone’s eleven year civil war officially came to an end in 2002 it has been struggling to rebuild both a traumatised nation and to change perceptions of it as a land of drug crazed rebels, child soldiers More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, March 19th, 2011

U.S. military invades Libya

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military launched its first airstrikes on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s air defenses, officials said Saturday. U.S. Tomahawk missiles landed in the area around Tripoli and Misrata, More...

Libyan rebels in the eastern city of Benghazi celebrate fending off an assault by forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi. Photograph: Anja Niedringhaus/AP
By Hassan Ali On Saturday, March 19th, 2011
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LIBYA: French jets hit Gaddafi’s forces

PARIS — Western planes led strikes against Muammar Gaddafi’s military as world leaders ordered the biggest intervention in the Arab world since allied forces invaded Iraq in 2003. The patience of the More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

IGAD Leads the Largest donor delegation to Somaliland

HARGEISA — The Executive Secretary of IGAD Mahboub Maalim arrived in Hargeisa on Wednesday at the head of a large international donor delegation for a state visit to Somaliland. The delegation consisting of More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 21st, 2010

SOMALILAND: Former leaders awarded $3 million by the EU, local source

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Earlier this week a local newspaper said the two former heads of state have cashed in a combine amount of US$3 million from the EU for their leadership. Hargeisa Star newspaper More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

French players book second class seats

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — Raymond Domenech’s refusal to shake the hand of South Africa coach Carlos Alberto after his team’s 2-1 World Cup loss brought the unpopular coach’s six-year reign More...

By Sahra Farah On Friday, June 11th, 2010

Russia to continue business with Iran despite UN sanctions

ZEILA (Somalilandpress) — Russia plans to finish building Iran’s first nuclear power plant and may deliver an anti- aircraft system, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said. A fourth round More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, June 7th, 2010

France tries to please Al Shabab while President Rayale rejects their request

WASHINGTON — Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels were to release a message from a French security advisor who was kidnapped 11 months ago, the SITE monitoring service reported. The Global Islamic More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, May 31st, 2010

SOMALILAND: President rejects France’s prisoner exchange request

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — President Dahir Rayale Kahin has rejected a French government request to exchange prisoners after his return from Paris, Somalilandpress has learned. The president issued a press More...

By Abdiqani On Friday, May 7th, 2010

Somaliland President Meets French Foreign Minister and European Affairs

PARIS (Somalilandpress) —  The President of Somaliland Hon. Dahir Rayale Kahin and his delegation meet French Foreign Minister and European Affairs Hon. Bernard Kouchner in his office at Quai d’Orsay, More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

SOMALILAND: President secretly flies to Djibouti, Ethiopia and France

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — President Dahir Rayale Kahin has flown out off the country on Thursday to the Djibouti Republic for a surprise visit to the Red Sea nation, Ethiopia and France. The president was More...