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Canadian teen brothers jailed in Somaliland

Two Mississauga teens have been jailed in Africa for more than a month, their father says, since taking a summer trip to visit their grandmother. Mohamed Noor sent sons Liiban, 18, and Jamal, 15, to Somaliland in June. The Canadian-born brothers had never been to the tiny East African territory, an autonomous region within the […]

September 21st, 2013 | Posted in Current Affairs,News In English | Read More »

In the self-declared state of Somaliland, ‘aid’ is a dirty word

As the crowd chants, “Give us recognition!” the world’s most quixotic Independence Day parade marches through the dusty streets of Hargeisa. There are gymnasts and circus performers, flag-festooned camels, mounted police on colourfully tasselled horses, a convoy of rocket launchers and red-bereted soldiers with old rifles and Kalashnikovs. The spectators roar. Women ululate. Marshals use […]

September 21st, 2013 | Posted in Current Affairs,News In English | Read More »

Meet Abdulrahim Elmi, a Somaliland Dickens hero who personifies his new nation

Educated, successful young Somalis from the diaspora are flocking back to Somaliland to contribute. Now the only thing the country lacks is international recognition Hargeisa, Somaliland: Is there a modern Charles Dickens in the house, seeking a contemporary equivalent of Oliver Twist or David Copperfield? Abdulrahim Elmi’s story would be a good place to start. […]

September 12th, 2013 | Posted in Current Affairs,News In English | Read More »

Africa’s happiest countries……Somaliland#?

Angola is Africa’s happiest country, according to a new global survey of 156 countries released Monday. The southern African country surprisingly toppled last year’s leader, the perennial African paradise of Mauritius, according to the World Happiness Report 2013. This will likely generate debate given the perception of Angola as having high corruption and inequality levels, […]

September 11th, 2013 | Posted in Current Affairs,News In English | Read More »