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Daily Maverick: East Africa: Somaliland At 25 – Time for the World Community to Support Peace in the Horn of Africa

Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo was elected as President of Somaliland in elections in 2010. He was a pivotal figure in the peace processes which brought peace to the conflict-ravaged region following the collapse of the Siyad Barre Regime and led to the creation of the Republic of Somaliland in 1991.           […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,FYI,Heeso/Music,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

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May 18th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,FYI,Heeso/Music,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

Somaliland: Making a success of ‘independence’

Exactly 25 years ago, after a ferocious civil war, north-west Somalia broke away from the rest of the country and declared itself independent. A quarter of a century later, not a single country recognises Somaliland, but this territory of about 3.5 million people is arguably one of the more stable, democratic places in the Horn […]

May 18th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,FYI,Heeso/Music,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

The grand Oriental hotel: Life inside Somaliland’s timeless treasure

There’s the Paris Ritz, the New York Astoria, London’s Savoy — and then there’s Hargeisa’s Oriental.     Read more Sii-Akhri-Sawiro-CNN

May 16th, 2016 | Posted in Ciyaaraha,Current Affairs,Fikradaha/Opinions,FYI,Heeso/Music,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

Yemeni refugees fleeing Saudi air strikes find peace but little else in Somaliland

‘It is driving people crazy,’ says one of hundreds arriving across the Gulf of Aden in Berbera. ‘The air raids are destroying more houses than the fighting’             It was just after midnight when the livestock ship carrying nearly 200 people fleeing Yemen’s civil war docked at the port in […]

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Current Affairs,News In English,Wararka | Read More »

Somali pirate chief arrested after being lured to Belgium by police posing as documentary makers

A Somali pirate ‘kingpin’ has been arrested in Belgium after police lured him there by posing as a film crew who wanted him to star in a documentary. Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as “Afweyne” or “Big Mouth”, allegedly earned millions of dollars in ransom payments as the boss of one of Somalia’s most successful pirate […]

October 15th, 2013 | Posted in Current Affairs,News In English | Read More »

Seminole mayor spreads government knowledge to Africa

SEMINOLE — Mayor Leslie Waters has returned after two weeks spent coaching elected officials in eastern Africa on communications in democracy. Waters was sent to Hargesia, Somaliland, by the International Republican Institute and the U.S. Agency for International Development to provide consulting services to more than 150 elected local government officials and political party leaders […]

October 9th, 2013 | Posted in Current Affairs,News In English | Read More »

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 »