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The Hargeisa MIG - shot down during the civil war, and a symbol of Somaliland's defiance.
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, November 9th, 2012

Somaliland: A country that does not exist

From as far back as the 1960’s, the people of Northern Somalia (Somaliland) have always felt marginalised by the rest of Somalia, preferably South-Central Somalia. Some would say it’s because South-Central Somalia More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 17th, 2012

Somalia: Technical Selection Committee approves 202 parliamentarians

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s political transition process has received a shot in the arm after the Technical Selection Committee (TSC) approved more than 70 percent of Members of Parliament. An arbitration More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 11th, 2012

VIDEO: Isaaq community meets with Farah Aideed in Mogadishu

Members of the Isaaq clan met and greeted the leader of the United Somali Congress (USC), General Mohamed Farah Aideed (Aidid), in the Somali capital in 1992. This is a historical gathering between the supporters More...

By goth Mohamed On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

ETHIOPIA: Daawaley residents regain freedom

Sultan Hirsi Qani thanks President Omar JIGJIGA — Abdi Mohamed Omar (“Abdi Iley”), the president of Somali Regional State of Ethiopia this week released 43 men as part of negotiations with members of the More...

Refugee women and children in Somaliland who fled their homes in Ethiopia as a result of a "Liyu police" operation, April 2012.
By Hassan Ali On Monday, May 28th, 2012

ETHIOPIA: Ogaden paramilitary forces execute ten Isaaq

Photo: Refugee women and children in Somaliland who fled their homes in Ethiopia as a result of a “Liyu police” operation, April 2012 (Ben Rawlence/Human Rights Watch). Investigate Paramilitary Abuses, More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

SOMALIA: Northern clans accuse Mogadishu government of marginalization

MOGADISHU — Somali Tribal chiefs, religious leaders and intellectuals meeting in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu accused the TFG government of excluding them from law making bodies and power sharing. The More...

By Sahra Farah On Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Former Somali Prime Minister to face court

WASHINGTON — A judge in the US state of Virginia has ruled that an ex-Somali prime minister can be questioned under oath over allegations of abuses and war crimes. Mahamed Ali Samantar, who was Somalia’s More...