Tag archive for ‘Hargeisa’
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 8th, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Somaliland court imprisons Boqor Osman Buurmadow

HARGEISA — A PROMINENT tribal chief has been sentenced to one year in prison in a district court in the Somaliland capital Hargeisa on Sunday, with defendant’s lawyers denouncing the decision. Boqor Osman More...

President Silanyo returns to Somaliland after a week-long trip to UAE
By goth Mohamed On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Somaliland: President Silanyo returns to the country reaffirming Somaliland sovereignty

BERBERA — Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed has returned back after a week-long trip to Dubai where he held a meeting with his counterpart TFG President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Transitional Federal Government More...

President Sheikh Sharif leaves a hotel after meeting with Somaliland president in Dubai, 28 of June 2012
By Sahra Farah On Monday, July 2nd, 2012

SOMALIA-SOMALILAND: The cake first, then the slices

BY BASHIR GOTH It was a day like any other. A hot and bright summer day in the Washington D.C metropolitan area as we sat, a group of middle aged Somali men, in a good Afghani restaurant in Virginia at the invitation More...

By goth Mohamed On Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Somaliland’s Last Year as a Protectorate

The Somali National League kept their thought largely to them-selves, at any rate in public, while the National United Front published their displeasure in speeches. It was not long before the new party showed signs More...

Omar Aideed Ahmed trucks for Salahlay road
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, June 15th, 2012

SOMALILAND: Paving works begin on Hargeisa-Salahlay road

HARGEISA — Paving work officially started on Thursday on a $4.5 million road that will connect Hargeisa to the town of Salahlay, some 57-km northwest of the capital. The gravel road was first constructed by More...

Aviation minister Mohamud H Abdi welcomes Ethiopian
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, June 15th, 2012

Somaliland and Ethiopia to boost travel

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Airlines will introduce direct flights from Addis Ababa to the Somaliland seaport town Berbera from July 1, 2012, this was confirmed by Hargeisa. Somaliland aviation minister Mohamud More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, June 14th, 2012

SOMALILAND: Telesom donates $20k to Djibouti-Hargeisa passage

HARGEISA — Somaliland’s leading telecommunication provider, Telesom, has presented a check worth $20,000 to the country’s road authority on Wednesday in the capital. During a heartwarming ceremony More...

By goth Mohamed On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Somaliland: The Somaliland Economy and its prospects

I have noticed that amongst Somalilanders it is clear to see that we often spend much time writing or reading editorials and opinion pieces on the state of politics in Somaliland or the wider Horn of Africa region. More...

Hargeisa - capital of Somaliland
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, June 11th, 2012

SOMALILAND: Maroodi Jeeh Judge survives assassination attempt – UPDATED

HARGEISA — The highest judicial authority of Maroodi Jeeh province has narrowly escaped an attempt on his life on Monday when gunmen armed with pistols attacked him near his house in New Hargeisa neighborhood, More...

British Somalis going back for a future
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

British Somalis going back for a future

HARGEISA — Parents of some British Somalis are sending their children back to Africa because they fear what might happen to them in the UK, writes reporter Jamal Osman. Hassan, a 20-year-old man from Sheffield, More...

Egal international airport facility to be commissioned as of 27 May 2012
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, June 4th, 2012

SOMALILAND: Egal airport closed for renovations but no work being done

President Silanyo lays the foundation stone for Egal international airport upgrade on Sunday, 27 May, 2012. HARGEISA — Egal international airport has been closed for more than a week for renovation works but More...

Somaliland Foreign Minister Dr Omar takes part in Istanbul II conference on Somalia
By goth Mohamed On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

SOMALILAND: Turkey to open liaison office in Hargeisa

Somaliland Foreign Minister Dr Omar takes part in Istanbul II conference on Somalia HARGEISA — Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs have disclosed that the Turkish government would open a liaison office More...

By goth Mohamed On Friday, June 1st, 2012

SOMALILAND: The 5th Hargeisa International Book Fair is coming up!

Friday, 01 June 2012 By: Mary Harper The Red Sea Cultural Foundation and its partners are pleased to announce that the Fifth Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) will take place between 13th and 18th July 2012. Jama More...

aji Abdi Hussein Yusuf sends the House of Elders' congratulations and felicitations to the Queen
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Somaliland chief remembers start of Queen’s reign

Photo: Haji Abdi Hussein Yusuf sends the House of Elders’ congratulations and felicitations to the Queen (BBC) Somaliland’s chief of chiefs became a tribal leader 12 years before Queen Elizabeth II assumed More...

Sohasco team basketballers in white uniforms seen battling with ball against a determine Asluubta side
By goth Mohamed On Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Somaliland: Youth Integration Cup kicks off in Hargeisa

Photo: Sohasco players on the offensive against Asluubta during the first day of the game (Somalilandpress) HARGEISA — Somaliland Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Mr. Ali Saeed Raigal, simultaneously More...

By goth Mohamed On Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Somaliland: Our version of events

OPINION | MAY 29, 2012 I write this article because I have scoured the internet for Somaliland related opinion pieces and to my surprise I have found that there lacks a genuine viewpoint from young Somalilanders More...

The Hargeisa MIG - shot down during the civil war, and a symbol of Somaliland's defiance.
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, May 28th, 2012

Take a Holiday in Somaliland – Journey to the State That Isn’t

Russian made mig fighter jet that was used in 1989 seen hanging in Hargeisa as a monument of reminder to the people of Somaliland of atrocities done by former dictator Muhamed Siad Barre, who was later toppled More...

By goth Mohamed On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

SOMALILAND: SBi-Coca-Cola Venture an Commercial Diplomatic Coup

OPINION | MAY 23, 2012 The colourful grand inauguration yesterday by Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverages maker, of their modern soft drinks plant in Hargeisa is obviously a deservedly major diplomatic coup More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Why not recognize independent Somaliland?

OPINION | MAY 22, 2012 By Ali Mohamed Twenty-one years ago this month, Somaliland was reborn when the tyrannical regime of Siad Barre collapsed. Since then, the people of Somaliland, which is the northern part More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

SOMALILAND: Land dispute leaves seven dead and scores wounded

- UPDATED HARGEISA — In a gory fallout of a dispute over land, at least four civilians were shot by armed security forces in the capital’s New Hargeisa neighbourhood on Tuesday. The clashes erupted when More...