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By SomalilandPress On Friday, October 4th, 2013

Lampedusa sinking: Italy mourns up to 300 migrant dead

Italy is holding a day of national mourning, after a boat carrying about 500 African migrants sank off the island of Lampedusa.   At least 103 bodies were recovered and scores more are trapped in the vessel, More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

UK: Herbal stimulant khat to be banned

The herbal stimulant khat is to be banned by the government, against the advice of its own Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.   In January the ACMD said khat should remain a legal substance, saying there More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Persistence, patience and prayers: Sadia’s Gourmet Sauces, born of suffering, bring a spicy taste of Somalia

In today’s challenging economic climate, keeping a small business alive is no small feat. But for Korad Abdi, known as “Sadia,” founder and CEO of Sadia’s Gourmet Sauces, it is barely a bump More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, May 17th, 2013

Lewiston’s Zam Zam Mohamud becomes first Somali immigrant on school board

LEWISTON, Maine — Zam Zam Mohamud, described as popular and well-regarded in the community by a Bates College professor, is the city’s first Somali to serve on the Lewiston School Committee. Her appointment More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Somali Islamists threaten Kenyan voters

Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked Shebab on Wednesday issued a stark warning to Kenyan voters ahead of next week’s general elections, threatening them with a “long, gruesome war”. The Islamist group More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Kenay: Relief as UK body rejects miraa ban calls

Good news for miraa farmers. The United Kingdom government has rejected calls to ban sale of miraa in that country.This is after its drugs advisory organ said there was no evidence to link its usage to adverse medical More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Khat: a legal high, but should it be banned?

Khat, a stimulant drug, is chewed by around 90,000 people in the east African and Yemeni communities in the UK. But now the Home Office is considering banning the substance. Jamal Osman finds out why. In an industrial More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

UK: Government complacent over TPims – Pat McFadde

Tuesday, January 01, 2013   A Labour MP has accused the government of complacency and putting the public “at greater risk” by changing the way some terror suspects are monitored. Pat McFadden’s More...

Somali awards 2010
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, December 14th, 2012

Somali Awards Ceremony 2012 – The marking of an astonishing day for Somalis

Allin Nuh remarks on the fourth annual United Kingdom’s Somali Achievement Awards, which was recently held in London. The awards ceremony marked a remarkable day for Somalis. Somali people all over the world More...

Bazi Bussuri Sheikh
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Healing the Psychological Wounds of the Socially Excluded Somali Minorities

The recent development of the politics in Somalia was described by many as the beginning of a new era or a new page in the history of Somalia. It may also have the potential to be the turning point that stops us More...

Somaliland breaking news - Hargeisa
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Heavy clashes breakout between ONLF and Ethiopian forces

Heavy clashes have erupted in the conflict-ridden Somali regional state on Sunday night between Ethiopian forces and the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). Eyewitnesses in Wacays-Godle in Degehbur zone More...

Refugee women and children in Somaliland who fled their homes in Ethiopia as a result of a "Liyu police" operation, April 2012.
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

ETHIOPIA: A wave of atrocities against villages in Ogaden

ADDIS ABABA — “No proper evidence has reached the world until now” The task force that arrested and wounded the Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson in Ethiopia are now accused 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...

Go visit Somaliland if you get the opportunity
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Somaliland: No fuss. No Haggling.

BY BRYN KARCHA Somaliland is far from the first nation I’ve traveled to. What struck me most, more than the pyramids of Egypt, the beaches of Cuba, the cathedrals of Europe or the Fjords of Norway was the More...

Mobot: Bolt mimics Farah's celebration as he crosses the line
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, August 12th, 2012

IN PICTURES: Mo Farah and Usain Bolt exchange ‘Lightning Bolt’ and ‘Mobot’

Usain Bolt, who won three gold medals in the 4×100 metres relay, 100 and 200m events has paid tribute to Great Britain’s double gold medallist, Mohamed Farah. The two champions, who have known each others More...

Mohamed Farah wins a gold medal for Great Britain, London 2012
By Sahra Farah On Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Mo Farah makes history as first British man to take gold in Olympic 10000m

Mo Farah sprinted into athletics legend here in London’s disbelieving Olympic Stadium, becoming the first British man ever to win the Olympic 10000m title, indeed any global 25-lap title, with a run of rare courage More...

By goth Mohamed On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Somali comedian who poked fun at Islamists shot dead

MOGADISHU — Gunmen shot dead a well-known comedian known for poking fun at Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and colleagues said Wednesday. Abdi Jeylani Malaq Marshale, More...

A Comprehensive Guide to Toxicology in Preclinical Drug Development
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Book Review: A Comprehensive Guide to Toxicology in Preclinical Drug Development

Hiiraan Online As one of the leading online news for Somalia, HOL is focused not only delivering the latest news from Somalia, but also desires to create a positive influence for its growing members and share with More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

30,000 Ethiopians fleeing Moyale conflict enter Kenya

NAIROBI — The Kenyan Red Cross says more than 30,000 refugees have entered the country from Ethiopia in the past few days to escape fighting in their own country, though the ethnic battles now seem to have More...

By goth Mohamed On Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Somalia: Al-Shabaab in the mafrishes?

BY LIBAN OBSIYE I was thoroughly disappointed. I had gone to a mafrish with a friend and had not met one, not even one, Al Shabaab recruiter. Perhaps they were there staring at me with their red blood shot eyes More...