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By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

African viewpoint: Scramble for Nigeria’s $15m ‘bribe’

In our series of viewpoints from African journalists, Sola Odunfa in Lagos wonders about the fate of $15m (£12m) deposited in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2007. Somewhere in the vaults of the CBN a bag More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, August 4th, 2012
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Nigeria: The re-emergence of the Niger Delta conflict?

ABUJA — Gunmen in Nigeria have stormed an oil barge off the coast, killing two Nigerian navy sailors and kidnapping four foreigners, a naval officer says. The navy has joined the search for the gunmen off More...

A Nigerian company introduces Africa's answer to the iPad, the Inye
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Nigeria’s low-cost tablet computer

ABUJA — Nigeria’s Saheed Adepoju is a young man with big dreams. He is the inventor of the Inye, a tablet computer designed for the African market. According to the 29-year-old entrepreneur, his machine’s More...

Violence in Nigeria's sectarian divided nation spreads
By Hassan Ali On Sunday, July 8th, 2012

37 killed in raids on Christian villages in deeply divided central Nigeria region, reprisals

Violence spread in Nigeria’s deeply divided nation. Channels Television photo. ABUJA — Raids and reprisal attacks have left 37 people dead in Christian villages near a Nigerian city where authorities More...

An armoured personnel carrier of the Lagos State Police Command
By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

African countries to deploy special police unit in Somalia

An armoured personnel carrier of the Lagos State Police Command (Reuters photo). KAMPALA — Uganda is to deploy a Formed Police Unit (FPU) consisting of 140 personnel in volatile Somalia for maintaining peace More...

Firefighters work at the scene of the crash of a Dana Airline plane (AFP, Emmanuel Arewa)
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Chaos as plane crash hits one of Africa’s largest cities

Firefighters work at the scene of the crash of a Dana Airline plane (AFP, Emmanuel Arewa) LAGOS — Chaos broke out in the densely-populated Lagos neighbourhood where a passenger jet crashed Sunday, as rescue workers More...

Blasts death toll rises as Nigeria descends into chaos
By Sahra Farah On Saturday, January 21st, 2012
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Death toll rises as Nigeria descends into sectarian chaos

Photo: Multiple explosions and gun battles with armed assailants have left the streets of the northern Nigerian city of Kano in chaos (AFP) ABUJA — Bomb attacks targeting security forces and gun battles killed More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, December 12th, 2010

OpEd:Will Sudan threaten the idea of African statehood?

Alan TaccaAfter a bitter war in which thousands upon thousands were armed in two armies facing each other, and after protracted negotiations, a state called Eritrea was created and split from Ethiopia. In the same More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Nigeria’s shaky balance of power takes a hit as new president is sworn in

Umaru Yar’Adua’s death may spark a political battle between the Muslim north and the Christian south. Goodluck Jonathan, a southerner, succeeds Yar’Adua, who is from the north. Reporting from More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Africa needs a new map

It’s time to start seeing the redrawing of the continent’s colonial borders as an opportunity, not a threat. Muammar al-Qaddafi isn’t exactly known for brilliant ideas on maximizing political justice; More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Nigeria killings caught on video

Al Jazeera has obtained exclusive footage from Nigeria which shows unarmed men being shot dead. The footage was taken last year when the Nigerian government was hailing its defeat of an Islamist rebel group known More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Nigeria recalls Libya ambassador in Gaddafi row.

Nigeria has recalled its ambassador to Libya after leader Muammar Gaddafi suggested Nigeria be divided into two states – one Christian and one Muslim. The foreign ministry said the Libyan leader’s statement More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, March 7th, 2010

How food and water are driving a 21st-century African land grab

We turned off the main road to Awassa, talked our way past security guards and drove a mile across empty land before we found what will soon be Ethiopia‘s largest greenhouse. Nestling below an escarpment of More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Nigeria stablity depends on 2011 poll planning: US

WASHINGTON (Somalilandpress) — The United States pressed Nigeria’s caretaker president on Tuesday to revamp the oil giant’s tattered election machinery, saying it must hold credible polls in 2011 More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, February 12th, 2010

Iran and Israel in Africa: A search for allies in a hostile world

DAKAR (Somalilandpress) — Iran’s proclaimed ambitions in Africa are particularly worrying for Israel, which once had a lot of friends on the continent and wants to keep the few that remain. ARRIVING at the More...

By Abdiqani On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Nigeria rejects sending troops to Somalia

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress)-Nigeria’s minister for foreign affairs has angrily responded to a question asked by his counterparts from Uganda and Ethiopia at the AU summit regarding the deployment of troops More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, January 24th, 2010

NIGERIA: 150 Muslim residents massacred

A US-based rights group has urged Nigeria’s vice-president to order an immediate criminal investigation into “a massacre of at least 150 Muslim residents” of a town in central Nigeria. In a statement, More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Without Free Movement, East Africa Will Keep Marking Time

HARGEISA, 16 August 2009 (Somalilandpress) – IN recent weeks, Nairobi has hosted two crucial meetings that touched on pertinent issues that deal with wealth creation. The East African Investment Forum was More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Ethiopia’s love affair with the rubber stamp

ADDIS ABABA, August 11 2009 (Somalilandpress) — As she prepares to leave Addis Ababa, the BBC’s Elizabeth Blunt reflects on the intense level of officialdom she has encountered in Ethiopia which she More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
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African Union Sending More Troops To Somalia

Addis Ababa, Jul 8 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Somalia’s prime minister signaled his regime is expanding the 4, 300 strong African Union troops by several thousand as more are expected to arrive in Somalia’s More...