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Somali Youth League monument in Mogadishu, Somalia
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
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IN PICTURES: Small crowd marks Somaliland independence in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — A small crowd including Somalia’s transitional prime minister Abdiweli Mohammad Ali marked the 52nd Somaliland Independence Day in the steps of Somali Youth League (SYL) monument in Mogadishu. Somaliland More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
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United States should lead the world in recognizing peaceful, democratic Somaliland

Somalia recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence, but most Somalis have nothing to celebrate. Somalia ranks as the world’s most utterly failed state. Today, 3 million people are desperately More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 18th, 2010
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election in Somaliland compels a positive response from the international community

BRUSSELS (Somalilandpress) — The recent peaceful, free and fair presidential elections in the breakaway region of Somaliland underline the importance of reconsidering Somaliland’s desire for official More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 11th, 2010
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Voting in a country that doesn’t exist

Somaliland voters braved al-Qaeda threats to engage in “the devil’s practice” — but the result of the poll won’t be recognised outside the country By Stefan Simanowitz HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
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United States praises Somaliland for conducting real democracy

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — With international observers describing last week’s presidential elections in Somaliland as “free and fair”, the United States government on Wednesday praised the break away More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
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U.S. Congratulates Somaliland on Election Proceedings

The following is a presse release from U.S. – Kenya Embassy. U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya Press Release Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Nairobi, July 7, 2010 – The United States government commends the people of More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 5th, 2010
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Somaliland poll hailed; recognition next?

BURAO (Somalilandpress) — International election observers hail the “free and fair” presidential election in Somaliland, where the opposition won. Also neighbour countries Ethiopia and Djibouti More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 4th, 2010
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Saudi-Somalilanders: Hoping for the best for their homeland

RIYADH (Somalilandpress) — Somalilanders in Saudi Arabia are hoping that the presidential elections held on June will continue to usher peace and reconciliation in their country. Above all, they expressed More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, July 4th, 2010
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President-elect visits president Riyale

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — President-elect Ahmed Mohamed Silaanyo paid a surprise visit to the outgoing President Dahir Riyale Kahin in his office on Sunday morning. A source close to the new president said More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
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New Somaliland President Looking for Recognition and Investment

BERBERA (Somalilandpress) — Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, the opposition candidate who won the recent presidential election in Somaliland, says international recognition for the self-declared republic is one of his More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 2nd, 2010
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New Somaliland leader to fight for international recognition

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The newly-elected president of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamud Silaanyo, vowed Friday to campaign “vigorously” for international recognition of his breakaway republic in the More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, July 2nd, 2010
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Ethiopia: ‘the winners are the people of Somaliland’

ADDIS ABABA (Somalilandpress) — Ethiopia on Friday called political parties in Somaliland to accept the provisional results of the 26 June poll in that country where the opposition leader was declared as the More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, July 1st, 2010
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Somaliland leader says will step down if loses polls

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The president of Somalia’s self-declared Somaliland state said Thursday he would step down if he was defeated in presidential polls held at the weekend. Dahir Riyale Kahin had More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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UDUB Party calls for delay in election results

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The ruling party of Somaliland has asked electoral officials to delay announcing results of Saturday’s presidential poll, saying there were “huge irregularities” More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
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UK welcomes Somaliland elections

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham said ‘the process has so far been peaceful, and an example of the restraint that has contributed to Somaliland’s stability in recent More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, June 28th, 2010
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Somaliland Election: 90 percent votes counted, observers say fair

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The presidential election in Somalia’s breakaway republic of Somaliland was free and fair, international observers said on Monday. More than one million people voted on Saturday More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, June 28th, 2010
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Somaliland election free and fair: observers

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Observers said Monday the weekend presidential poll in the breakaway Somali republic of Somaliland was largely free and fair and turnout high despite threats from Islamists. “Overall, More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, June 28th, 2010
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Somaliland’s Vote Met Standards, Observers Say

BURAO (Somalilandpress) — Elections in Somaliland met international standards, said a foreign observer mission that monitored the vote in the breakaway region of northwestern Somalia. The June 26 vote was More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, June 27th, 2010
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Voting wraps up in Somaliland

ZEILA (Somalilandpress) — Voters in the self-declared republic of Somaliland queued for hours on Saturday to vote in the region’s second presidential election. Three men, Dahir Riyale Kahin, Ahmed Mohamud More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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Polarized Somalia marks 50 years of freedom from colonial rule

BERBERA (Somalilandpress) — A polarized Somalia marked its 50th anniversary of freedom from colonial rule Saturday with bullets on one end of the country and ballots on the other. The northwestern region of More...