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By MGoth On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Somaliland:National Airport levy and Security bill has been passed by Parliament

Somaliland National Assembly has today passed the Somaliland national airports levy and security bill. The original national airports levy and security bill draft bill presented by the ministry of Aviation and Air More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Somaliland beyond the confines of the Al-Mansour Hotel

To diplomats, NGO wallahs and journalists a visit to Somaliland seems to centre upon the Al-Mansour Hotel in Hargeisa. Strategically, located in the country’s dusty capital, it is redolent in stature at least More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, December 17th, 2012

Anti-election protest escalates and spreads in Somaliland

FURY over changes to the disputed Municipal Council election results spread across the Somaliland capital on Monday, raising concerns that disputes could drag on, creating a dangerous political vacuum. Angry crowds More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Appointment of New President Signals Change and Challenges

ON MONDAY, Somalia lived up to its track record for never re-electing an incumbent leader. President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed lost to a political newcomer, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, in a landslide victory that represented More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, September 10th, 2012

LIVE: Somalia’s Presidential Elections

Somalia’s first presidential election after over two decades of violence and unrest is currently underway in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Members of the newly formed parliament are voting for a new president More...

Excitement as election fever grips Somali capital Mogadishu
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 17th, 2012

Somalia: Election fever replaces al-Qaeda in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — As date for the presidential vote on Aug 20 draws ever more closer and political activities in the city intensifies with campaigning by the burgeoning number of presidential aspirants builds up, More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Somaliland’s Lower House lowers age of candidacy

HARGEISA — Somaliland’s Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday approved amendments to the constitution that will reinforce the role of youth in public and parliamentary life. [ad#Google Adsense (336×280)] Only More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, April 8th, 2011

President Guelleh wins Djibouti poll

DJIBOUTI — Results from presidential elections in the tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti – third since 1994 reconciliation – show a massive win for incumbent President, Ismail Omar Guelleh. The More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, August 21st, 2010

SOMALILAND: Former leaders awarded $3 million by the EU, local source

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Earlier this week a local newspaper said the two former heads of state have cashed in a combine amount of US$3 million from the EU for their leadership. Hargeisa Star newspaper More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Minnesota’s Somalilanders celebrate their homeland’s democracy

In late July, hundreds of Somalilanders in Minnesota gathered at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate elected President Ahmed Mohamed “Silanyo” Mohamoud’s victory in Somaliland. After President More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Voting in a country that doesn’t exist

Somaliland voters braved al-Qaeda threats to engage in “the devil’s practice” — but the result of the poll won’t be recognised outside the country By Stefan Simanowitz HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

U.S. Congratulates Somaliland on Election Proceedings

The following is a presse release from U.S. – Kenya Embassy. U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya Press Release Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Nairobi, July 7, 2010 – The United States government commends the people of More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

New Somaliland President Looking for Recognition and Investment

BERBERA (Somalilandpress) — Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, the opposition candidate who won the recent presidential election in Somaliland, says international recognition for the self-declared republic is one of his More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

SOMALILAND: Outgoing Riyale to stay as an opposition leader

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The outgoing president Dahir Riyale Kahin, UDUB party leader, said he will stay in Somaliland politics as an opposition while speaking to BBC Somali-Service on Friday night. Mr. More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 2nd, 2010

New Somaliland leader to fight for international recognition

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The newly-elected president of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamud Silaanyo, vowed Friday to campaign “vigorously” for international recognition of his breakaway republic in the More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, July 2nd, 2010
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Opposition leader wins election in Somaliland

Silanyo declared winner in Somaliland Won nearly half the vote Third party contesting the election HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The electoral commission in Somaliland, a breakaway republic in northwest More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Ethiopia: ‘the winners are the people of Somaliland’

ADDIS ABABA (Somalilandpress) — Ethiopia on Friday called political parties in Somaliland to accept the provisional results of the 26 June poll in that country where the opposition leader was declared as the More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Somaliland opposition head wins presidential poll

* Opposition chief had been widely expected to win * Incumbent manages only third of vote * Supreme Court has to endorse results By Hussein Ali Noor HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Opposition leader Ahmed Mohamed More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Somaliland leader says will step down if loses polls

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — The president of Somalia’s self-declared Somaliland state said Thursday he would step down if he was defeated in presidential polls held at the weekend. Dahir Riyale Kahin had More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Former British officer votes in Somaliland election

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — On Saturday, June 26th, more than a million Somalilanders including a former British officer queued for hours to cast their historical vote on the historical day. People either More...