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By MGoth On Saturday, May 10th, 2014

White or Black Devil! South Africa on a time bomb

  It’s hundreds of years now since the onslaught of white domination in South Africa, hundreds of years of the suffering of generations. Born poor, forever poor; born rich, forever rich is the unspoken slogan. More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, August 24th, 2012

Mo Farah: Northampton investigate Brett Sharman’s Twitter message

Northampton Saints are carrying out internal disciplinary procedures over a comment one of their players made about Mo Farah on Twitter. South African hooker Brett Sharman has deleted his account since the tweet More...

Speaking on local radio today, Mthethwa confirmed more than 30 had died at the Lonmin PLC mine near Marikana, a dusty town about 70km northwest of Johannesburg.
By Sahra Farah On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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South Africa: Police kill more than 30 miners

JOHANNESBURG — More than 30 people were killed when police broke up a crowd of armed miners waging an illegal strike at a South African platinum mine, police minister Nathi Mthethwa says. Speaking on local More...

Somali embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Somalia set to open first embassy in South Africa

MOGADISHU — Somalia is set to strengthen and reinvigorate its public diplomacy and trade relations with the Republic of South Africa, announcing plans to open an Embassy in Pretoria. This was revealed during More...

President Nelson Mandela turned 94 on July 18, 2012. May he live long with gladness and good health!
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Dreams of an Ethiopia in Peace: Al Mariam

By Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam President Nelson Mandela turned 94 on July 18, 2012. May he live long with gladness and good health! All who love and revere President Mandela call him Madiba. He is the ultimate More...

Somali shopkeeper on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

South Africa’s xenophobia claims ten Somali traders in five days

Somali shopkeeper on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa (HOL/Photo) NAIROBI — South African bandits have assaulted and killed ten traders of Somali origin in their shops in less than a week in an More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, May 11th, 2012

Djibouti set for prominence among African ports

DJIBOUTI — A large investment programme worth $4.3bn is being undertaken by the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFA) to expand its operations and support the growing economy of its larger landlocked More...

By Sahra Farah On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Mozambique projects to create 4 000 jobs

MAPUTO — Mozambique’s government said on Wednesday it has approved two investment projects in forestry and agriculture worth $660m that will create around 4 000 jobs. Two companies will run plantations More...

A member of the Somaliland coast guard ties up a pirate's boat, at the headquarters in the port city of Berbera, Somaliland (AP Photo/Katharine Houreld)
By Hassan Ali On Friday, August 19th, 2011

Ethiopia might import SA coal via Berbera Port

HARGEISA — The Ethiopian Petroleum Enterprise (EPE) is to import coal from South Africa with the aim of securing a sustainable supply of coal as an alternative source of energy for cement factories in Ethiopia, More...

Members of the Somaliland community in Britain's capital celebrate the 20th anniversary of Independence Day (REUTERS/Olivia Harris)
By Hassan Ali On Friday, May 20th, 2011

Somaliland: The little nation that could

Wednesday was a momentous day in the history of the Republic of Somaliland. The country, if we can call it that, celebrated the 20th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Somalia. It’s shown it is More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Doyen of Somali Studies, Prof Ioan Lewis’s review of Prof Iqbal Jhazbhay’s book on Somaliland

Book Review: International Affairs 86: 6, 2010, page 1451 Somaliland: an African struggle for nationhood and international recognition. By Johannesburg: Acumen. 2009. 243pp. R185.00. isbn 978 1 92021 620 7 Ali More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

French players book second class seats

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — Raymond Domenech’s refusal to shake the hand of South Africa coach Carlos Alberto after his team’s 2-1 World Cup loss brought the unpopular coach’s six-year reign More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, May 14th, 2010

Somaliland: Election date annouced while ID cards are handed out

The new biometric voter ID cards have been distributed to their rightful owners days after arriving from the Republic of South Africa. These new cards were issued after the previous system including voter ID cards More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Somaliland: UCID Party Foreign affairs spokeswoman visits South Africa

The following is a press release issued by the Somaliland Trade Liaison Office in Pretoria, South Africa. PRETORIA (Somalilandpress) — Ms Fatima Madar, the newly-appointed Foreign Affairs spokesperson of the More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Somaliland appears to be the new potential gemstone-bearing region

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Recent geological surveys indicate that Somaliland has abundant deposits of gemstones, from emerald to aquamarine, ruby and sapphire as well as vast amounts of garnet, quartz and More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, March 12th, 2010

Prof Iqbal Jhazbay Launches Book on Somaliland at UNISA, Pretoria

Pretoria, South African ministers, Ambassadors, Academics including Professor Louise Molamu, Registrar of the University of South Africa, Professor Rosemary Moeketsi, Executive Dean of Human Sciences, Professor More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, March 12th, 2010

Speech by Minister Collins Chabane on the occasion of the book launch on Somaliland by Professor Iqbal Jhazbhay

Pritoria, 12 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Speech by Minister Collins Chabane on the occasion of the book launch on Somaliland by Professor Iqbal Jhazbhay; UNISA: “There are now three states out of Somalia, More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

South Africa slams Israel over heritage site annex

PRETORIA (Somalilandpress) — South Africa’s response to Israel’s decision to declare the cave of the Patriachs and Rachel’s tomb in the West Bank to be National Heritage sites. The South African Government More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, March 1st, 2010

Somaliland: An African Struggle for Nationhood and International Recognition

Co-published with the Institute for Global Dialogue Somaliland has been described as an ‘inspiring story of resilience and reconstruction, and a truly African Renaissance, that has many lessons to teach the rest More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Video: K’naan ft David Bisbal world cup official song

K’naan’s single ‘Waving flags’ has been chosen as the official anthem of 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Coca Cola has just released the latest version featuring David Bisbal, a Latin Grammy-winning More...