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By MGoth On Monday, March 11th, 2013

Ethiopia: Rumors of Water War on the Nile?

Dam War of Words Late last month, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid Bin Sultan fired a shot across the bow from the Arab Water Council in Cairo to let the regime in Ethiopia know that his country More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Somaliland: Ministers suggest Haj boycott over passports

HARGEISA — Somaliland ministers became strongly divided during a heated meeting of Cabinet over the thorny issue of Somali passport on Thursday, SP reports. The debate was aimed at addressing the ban of the More...

Olympic champion carries the flags of Great Britain and Somaliland
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, August 5th, 2012

LONDON 2012: Arab World celebrates Mo Farah’s golden victory

Olympic champion, Mo Farah carries the flags of Great Britain and Somaliland in Barcelona. DUBAI — After outsprinting his African rivals and securing the first ever British gold medal in the men’s 10,000m, 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...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Somaliland community in KSA celebrates May 18

On the evening of Thursday 17th May, there was a very well organised and well attended event celebrating the 21st anniversary of Somaliland’s recovery of its sovereignty on 18 May 1991. The event was organised More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Free Ethiopian Christians: Protest at Saudi embassy in Washington DC

Ethiopians, Ethiopian-Americans and friends of Ethiopia are organizing a protest at the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 to demand the release of Ethiopians who are unjustly detained More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Ethiopia records its first banana exports

DIRE DAWA — The Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency (EHDA) this week celebrated a key milestone as the east African nation began exporting bananas for the first time ever. In a nation where agriculture More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, January 28th, 2012

SOMALIA: Yemeni and Saudi forces kill 11 Somali immigrants

HARGEISA — At least eleven illegal immigrants from Somalia have been killed this week as they crossed into Saudi Arabia from Yemen according to the Somali embassy in Sana’a. Hussein Haji Ahmed, Somalia’s More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, May 30th, 2011

Somalilanders mark years of struggle

Somalilanders here in Saudi Arabia marked their national day on May 18 with festivities lined up the whole day, which was highlighted by nationalistic speeches, songs, dancing, and lectures on the country’s history More...

Berbera - Somaliland
By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

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, March 20th, 2010

Enterprising ‘Somalilander’ dreams of returning home

JEDDAH (Somalilandpress) — Mohamed T. Gino has been residing and working in the Kingdom for the past 24 years. He calls himself a Somalilander and dreams of returning to Somaliland, the country of his birth, More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, March 12th, 2010

Saudi Arabia signs Djibouti anti-piracy Code

Djibouti, 12 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Dr. Jubarah Bin Eid Alsuraisry, Minister of Transport of Saudi Arabia (pictured left), today signed the Code of Conduct on the Suppression of Piracy and Armed Robbery 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 Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

SOMALILAND: More livestock leave for Kingdom while emergency aid arrives for Ethiopia

BERBERA (Somalilandpress) — A large livestock vessel has left the port town of Berbera last night bound for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after removing an 11-year ban on livestock imports from Somaliland. On More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Pakistani delegation arrives in Somaliland

HARGEISA, 08 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) — The Deputy Secretary General of Pakistan People’s Party (ruling party), Sheikh Mansoor Ahmed arrived in Somaliland on a fact-finding mission on Friday. More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

High hopes for Saudi-Syrian summit.

The sight of an Arab leader clambering out of an aircraft to begin a two-day official visit to another Arab country does not normally stir much excitement. But the long-awaited appearance of Saudi Arabia’s More...

By Abdiqani On Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Princess facing Saudi death penalty given secret UK asylum

Woman feared she would be stoned after giving birth to an illegitimate child in Britain By Robert Verkaik, Home Affairs Editor A Saudi Arabian princess who had an illegitimate child with a British man has secretly More...