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By MGoth On Monday, April 29th, 2013


Somaliland’s rural community is almost entirely pastoralist practicing livestock production in a traditional manner. The livestock produced by these pastoralists contribute 70% of the country’s GDP according More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Somaliland aims to show coming of age.

In a macabre twist on Noah’s ark, a crane in the Somaliland port of Berbera is hoisting camels two by two on to a ship taking them to their death across the Gulf of Aden. Just like the awkwardly suspended cargo, More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, October 29th, 2012

Somaliland:Bustling livestock trade boosts Somalia’s economy

October 30, 2012 Trading sheep, goats and camels is such big business in Somaliland that villagers describe livestock as the “barrels of oil” that drive the economy of the breakaway republic in the Horn More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Somaliland:Vet Vechiles for Sool,Sanaag and Togdheer

The regional officers of the Ministry of Livestock Development yesterday benefitted from three side-roader vehicles, 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers. The regional coordinators for Sool, Sanaag and Togdheer happily received More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Vacancy: Livestock End Market Analysis

Request for Proposal (RFP) Livestock End Market Analysis for USAID/Partnership for Economic Growth program Livestock Sub Activity Hargeisa, Somaliland Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) has been selected by the More...

Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (STVS)
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Makerere Builds Capacity of Vets to Support Somaliland Livestock Industry

KAMPALA — The college of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (CoVAB) has offered to train 10 students from Somaliland in veterinary services. The move is aimed at building capacity of veterinary More...

Development organisations have realised it is vital to support the livestock market in Somaliland. Photograph: Mark Tran for the Guardian
By Sahra Farah On Monday, July 30th, 2012
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Berbera port and pastoralism prove livestock’s worth in Somaliland

Development organisations have realised it is vital to support the livestock market in Somaliland. Photograph: Mark Tran for the Guardian (Mark Tran/Guardian) Port needs investment to support the thriving livestock More...

Erigavo, Sanaag, Somaliland
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

SOMALILAND: Good rains bring drought relief in eastern regions

ERIGAVO — Despite a devastating drought in parts of northwestern Somaliland’s Awdal and Salal provinces where hundreds need urgent aid– western parts of Sanaag region are some what the complete More...

Chinese shoe maker Huajian has built a factory outside Adis Ababa, Ethiopia, employing some 550 local and Chinese workers.
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, June 15th, 2012

Could Africa be world’s next manufacturing hub?

Chinese shoe maker Huajian has built a factory outside Adis Ababa, Ethiopia, employing some 550 local and Chinese workers (CNN). OPINION | JUNE 15, 2012 By Hinh T. Dinh WASHINGTON — With domestic labor costs More...

Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (STVS)
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Livestock industry benefits from improved food security, provides affordable energy

Photo: Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (STVS) in Sahil region, Somaliland (UNDP) PRESS RELEASE United Nations Development Programme   Sheikh, Somaliland, 21 May 2012 –- The livestock industry is the economic More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Facing the challenge of survival in Somalia

Source: Concern Worldwide Date: 02 Apr 2011 by cathyh on April 2, 2011 World Concern’s mission of reaching the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world means we work in some of the most challenging More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, March 28th, 2011

Ethiopian security forces confiscate Somali trucks

LAS ANOD — Ethiopian security forces confiscated over 60 civilian trucks from Somalia’s central Galgadud region on Sunday, media reports. [ad#Google Adsense 250×250] According to Mogadishu-based More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Horn of Africa to double livestock exports to Saudi Arabia

BERBERA — Livestock traders in Somaliland welcomed the latest development in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom announced on Friday it will increase livestock imports from the Horn of Africa by two-fold by 2012. A More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, October 31st, 2010

SOMALILAND: Berbera Inaugurates Second Livestock Quarantine Center

BERBERA (Somalilandpress) -– Vice President Abdirahman Saylici today cut the ribbon for the second regional quarantine and livestock facility to supply meat for markets in the Middle East and Asia in the redsea-port More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

SOMALILAND: UAE to import more livestock from the region

DUBAI (Somalilandpress) — Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, on Sunday, issued a resolution allowing conditional imports of live sheep, goats, cattle their products and their offal More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

SOMALILAND: Indhadeero Group hits back over Arab investor deportation claims

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Indhadeero Group, a prominent trading company in Somaliland has dismissed reports on Wednesday that a wealthy Arab livestock trader, who was invited to the country on their behave More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Somaliland’s Deepest Gratitude to King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz

HARGEISA, 20 February 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took productive step by allowing the livestock exports from Somaliland and Somalia. The livestock exports are economy backbone for both More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Somaliland In Focus: 2010 and the economy

In my previous article I have discussed about the current political issues in the country. However today, I would like to give you an overview about Somaliland’s limited economy, our expectations in 2010 and More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Saudia to extend warm invitation to Somaliland president

JEDDAH (Somalilandpress) — Somaliland’s president Dahir Rayale Kahin on Saturday received an invitation to visit Saudi Arabia from Saudi officials, sources said. Mr Rayale is expected to make his first More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Saudi livestock move boosts Somaliland economy

BERBERA, 10 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Days after Saudi Arabia lifted a nine-year ban on livestock imports from Somalia, the market in Hargeisa, Somaliland, has seen a 10-fold increase in sales, according More...