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By SomalilandPress On Monday, March 12th, 2012

Somaliland:First female mayor set to quit office

GABILEY-The Mayor Gabiley town Ms. Khadra Haaji Geid faced a lot of opposition from the Gabiley’s local councilor’s members in the city of Gabiley who seem to succeed overrunning the mayor. Source close to mayor’s More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Somali Gunmen Attack Kenyan Border Town

Liboi, 17 April 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Suspected members of Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militias have for the second time this month raided Kenya’s border town of Liboi. The heavily armed gunmen barricaded More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Reports: Al Qaeda’s Leaders In Yemen Relocate to Somalia

HARGEISA, 8 April 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have left Yemen for Somalia, according to Somali officials quoted by Reuters and Yemeni media reports. Somali More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, March 29th, 2010

Sufi Group Vows To Rid Somalia Of Radical Islamists

Nairobi, 29 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – A leader of a moderate Sufi militia group that signed a power-sharing deal with the Western-backed Somali government this month has vowed to rid the country of radical More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
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U.S. Contractor Flies AU Peacekeepers To Somalia

STUTTGART, 23 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – U.S.-contracted flights, working under the NATO banner, ferried some 1,700 Ugandan troops into Mogadishu, Somalia, last week in response to an African Union request More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, March 20th, 2010

SOMALIA: Al-Shabaab Rebel Commander Shot Dead

Kismayo, 20 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – A senior official of Somali insurgent group al Shabaab was shot dead on Friday in a rare assassination in the southern port of Kismayu, which is tightly controlled More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Family Grieves For Son Linked To Terror Group

Toronto university student, who vanished last year, died in Somalia fighting for group tied to Al Qaeda. The family of a Toronto student linked to an Al Qaeda group in Somalia is in mourning after learning online More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, March 12th, 2010

US Has No Plan To “Americanize” Somalia Conflict

Washington, 12 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – The United States on Friday denied coordinating plans by Somalia’s embattled government to launch an offensive against Islamist fighters, saying it had no More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, March 12th, 2010

Court Critical of Somali Extradition Case

HARGEISA, 12 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Rotterdam district court has asked the US authorities to supply it additional information in their request for the extradition of a Somali man, arrested at an asylum More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Somalia Food Aid Bypasses Needy, U.N. Study Finds

As much as half the food aid sent to Somalia is diverted from needy people to a web of corrupt contractors, radical Islamist militants and local United Nations staff members, according to a new Security Council More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
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Somalia War Moves to the Airwaves

MOGADISHU, 3 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Last year Somalia’s Radio Warsan was a pro-government station that vilified al-Qaida-linked insurgents. Today it is in the hands of the rebels as they battle More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Somalia: Al shabab reinforcements pour into Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — Reports from  Somalia’s capital said new reinforcements of Al-shabab fighters have reached the city last night in a shadow down with government and AMISOM troops. An eyewitness More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, February 8th, 2010

Fighting kills 9 civilians in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — At least 9 civilians were killed and 14 others wounded in clashes between Somali government troops and insurgents in Mogadishu on Thursday and Friday, Human rights group said. The More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Somalia Prepares For Assault On Al- Shabaab

Mogadishu, 17 January 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Countries bordering Somalia are planning to coordinate a major assault against positions held by al- Shabaab militia in Somalia, using ethnic Somali military More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, January 14th, 2010

When the Jihadists Take Mogadishu

HARGEISA, 14 January 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Last Friday, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council voted to extend for another six months the mandate of its woefully undermanned military force in More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

African Union Envoy Says Al-Qa’idah Training Fighters In Somalia

MOGADISHU, 22 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The insecurity in Somalia is fast turning into a global issue as Al-Qa’idah support transforms the once disorganized Al-Shabab insurgents into a “super More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Somalia: Alshabaab Suspend UN Mine Action

Mogadishu, 17 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Somalia’s Islamists, Alshabaab issued an statement to suspend the UN Mine Action program in Somalia. The statement which was signed by the organization’s More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Killings of Jewels of Somali Nation

Pretoria, 16 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Knowledge production in any country costs a helluva lot. It’s an admitted fact by all men of civilized nations. University of Pretoria held a graduation ceremony More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, December 14th, 2009

The Enemies Within

HARGEISA, 14 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – It hasn’t been long since Major Nidal Malik Hasan became the most recent jihadist to launch a terror attack on US soil. The unique thing about Major Hasan’s More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, December 14th, 2009

Kenyan Forces Foil Attempt To Kidnap Catholic Nun

Mogadishu, 14 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Kenyan security forces have foiled an attempt by armed gunmen, to kidnap a Catholic nun in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, officials said. According to reports, the More...