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By MGoth On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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Somaliland:Commemoration Marking the Prophet Muhammad Birthday (PBUH) Held Nationwide

By Goth Mohamed Goth The birthday of the Prophet Muhammad Peace be Upon Him(PBUH) was commemorated today in most towns of the country. Milad an-Nabi, also known as Mawlid al-Nabi, is a holiday celebrated by some More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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Somali teenager sent back to Somalia by father for becoming “too Finnish”

Halima was sitting in the yard when someone knocked at the gate. The sun had just gone down, but she could distinguish a friendly face in the dark. The guest was a skinny imam whom Halima had seen in the nearby More...

Charcoal-powered coffee machine - living in a recovering failed state like Somalia means being innovative
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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We are ready: Bringing Somalia’s recovery online

Charcoal-powered coffee machine – living in a recovering failed state like Somalia means being innovative At The Village Restaurant, a popular open-air hangout for Mogadishu’s returning diaspora community, More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, August 18th, 2012
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Muslims embrace fast-breaking festival in NW China

XINING — After a month of fasting, hundreds of thousands of Muslims in northwest China’s Qinghai Province flocked to mosques to celebrate the end of Ramadan on Saturday. Ma Guoqing got up at 6 a.m., More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Coca-Cola Recipe Leaked: Alcohol and Anti-Muslim messages

BOSTON — Coca-Cola’s tightly guarded 125-year-old recipe was revealed last week by This American Life, a public radio show based in New York city. “We think we may have found the original recipe for Coca Cola…and More...

Somalis begin eating hyena meat in Kismayo
By Liban On Sunday, August 12th, 2012
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Islamists authorise hyena meat in Southern Somalia

MOGADISHU — Residents in the port city of Kismayo have began consuming hyena meat for the first time after Al Shabab militants approved it, Hiiraan Online reports. Hunting, trading and eating of hyena produce More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, August 3rd, 2012
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Minnesota: Were Somali workers fired or did they quit?

FARIBAULT — A state unemployment law judge must decide whether about 40 Somali workers at a Le Center food manufacturing plant were fired or quit in a dispute over their clothing. The workers say discrimination More...

Somali delegates read the book of the constitution during the National Constituent Assembly meeting in Mogadishu. A special assembly is tasked with voting on a new constitution for war-torn Somalia as the corruption-riddled government approaches the end of its mandate next month. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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After 21 years Somalia adopts New Constitution – abortion, Islam, FGM

Somali delegates read the book of the constitution during the National Constituent Assembly meeting in Mogadishu. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images) MOGADISHU — Somalia’s National Constituent Assembly More...

Dangerous diet … Hana Hajeh, a diabetic, shops for sugar-free sweets in preparation for Ramadan. She is served by Allen Sayed from Abu Adam Sweets in Lakemba. Photo: Kate Geraghty Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/holy-month-of-fasting-not-so-sweet-for-muslim-diabetics-20120719-22d33.html#ixzz21FLww05b
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 21st, 2012
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Holy month of fasting not so sweet for Muslim diabetics

Dangerous diet… Hana Hajeh, a diabetic, shops for sugar-free sweets in preparation for Ramadan. She is served by Allen Sayed from Abu Adam Sweets in Lakemba. Photo: Kate Geraghty/SMH SYDNEY — ”SOME More...

WEST AFRICAN nations are considering imminent military intervention in Mali amid growing fears that the country is about to become what one expert has dubbed “the next Somalia”.
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 9th, 2012
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Mali may become ‘next Somalia’

WEST AFRICAN nations are considering imminent military intervention in Mali amid growing fears that the country is about to become what one expert has dubbed “the next Somalia”. Up to 5,000 troops from the Economic More...

Their fascinating new title is “Signatories”, or “Stakeholders”, or “Principles” of the Roadmap.
By Sahra Farah On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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Somalia’s Draft Constitution: Too Undemocratic?

Many Somalis are deeply unconvinced by the heavily internationally-involved constitutional drafting. The peace and reconciliation process in Somalia has entered a critical juncture. A new constitution, drafted with More...

The government has tightened security at mosques – it is difficult for Western journalist to report from those in the capital without police interference.
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, June 1st, 2012
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Muslims blame Ethiopian government of messing in mosques

Photo: The Ethiopian government has tightened security at mosques – it is difficult for Western journalist to report from those in the capital without police interference. ADDIS ABABA — Protests at mosques More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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SOYAN GULED: Somaliland Secular Party

OPINION | MAY 29, 2012 SOYAN GULED The Silanyo administration recently introduced a law legalising new parties to form lifting the previous limit of three parties. No one is quite sure why Silanyo and Saylici decided More...

Alcohol raids in Puntland
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
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SOMALIA: Puntland seizes alcohol stash in Galkayo

BOSASSO — Police in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland have seized more than 150 bottles of alcoholic drinks that smugglers were seeking to bring into its region. Police operations in the central More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, May 21st, 2012
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Ethiopian Government, Muslims Clash about Ideology

ADDIS ABABA — Unofficial committees within Ethiopia’s 30-million strong Muslim community are organizing demonstrations to protest what they say is government interference in Islamic affairs. Tensions More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, May 10th, 2012
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Do Muslims in the West need funeral covers?

OPINION | May 10, 2012 Yanyo Mooge “Kayse” I am sure you get sick and tired of all those funeral ads that seem to never end. To be honest it used to annoy me as a Muslim, because I always considered it was not More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, April 29th, 2012
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Qatar approves $1.8m mosque project in Djibouti

QATAR CITY — The Islamic Affairs Department of Qatar on Saturday announced its approval of the final design of a US$1.8m grand mosque in the Republic of Djibouti. Khalid Shaheen Al Ghanim, Director of the More...

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By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
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Haj pilgrims expected to boost Madinah economy

MADINAH (Somalilandpress) — About two million Haj pilgrims this year are expected to pump 2 billion Saudi riyals (Dh1.95 billion) into the Madinah economy. A recent report showed that more than 900,000 visitors More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, September 11th, 2010
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Op-Ed: Shunning Extremism on Both Sides

Burning the Quran, what burning! As President Obama rightly said this is just “a stunt” and without the limelight given to it by the sensation-seeking, globalized media that makes a mountain out of a molehill, More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, June 20th, 2010
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Beneath the veil, Willow Wilson traveled from B.U. to Cairo, and created a new Muslim life

CAIRO(SomalilandPress)–In 2001, G. Willow Wilson was a sophomore at Boston University, a budding history major, and a comic book fan who wrote music reviews for the Weekly Dig.   A year after graduation, More...