.....(Hal-ku-dhigyo Dhaxal-gal Noqday) = ..... President, C/raxmaan A. Cali: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland dib ayay ula soo Noqotay Qaran-nimadeedii sidaa awgeed, waa dal xor ah oo gooni u taagan maanta (18/05/1991) laga bilaabo''...>>>>> President, Maxamad I.Cigaal:''Jiritaanka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland'' Waa mid waafaqsan xeerasha u-degsan Caalamka! Sidaa darteed, waa Qaran xaq u leh in Aduunku aqoonsado''...>>>>> President, Daahir R. Kaahin: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland waa dal diimuqraadi ah oo caalamka ka sugaya Ictiraafkiisa''...>>>>> President, Axmed M. Siilaanyo: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Boqol sano haday ku qaadanayso helista Ictiraafkeedu way Sugaysaa! Mar dambena la midoobi mayso Somalia-Italia''.....[***** Ha Jirto J.Somaliland Oo Ha Joogto Waligeed *****].....

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Somaliland Plans Law Allowing Foreign Banks to Set Up Operations

- Somaliland, a breakaway state in northern Somalia, will pass a banking law early in 2012 establishing a central bank and enabling foreign lenders to begin operations, the speaker of parliament said.

The Central Bank of Somaliland Act, which replaces the 1997 Central Banking Rules and Regulations Act, was presented to lawmakers today in Hargeisa, the capital, where some objections were raised, Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi said in an interview today in the city.

“There are few MPs that object to the Act and those who do are only concerned with individual articles,” Abdillahi said. “We are confident that the Act will be passed early next year.”

Friday, November 25, 2011

Lunch Meeting with H E The President Of Somaliland et al The Commonwealth Club, London

On 21st Nov 2011 Friends of Somaliland and Founders of the Somaliland Development Corporation (“SDC”) hosted a lunchtime meeting with the President of Somaliland, with the agenda item being a discussion on the Somaliland Development Corporation. Len Tiahlo, an SDC CO founder, sponsored the event.

With him was Legal Advisor and co –founder Jeremy Carver CBE, formerly Head of International Law at Clifford Chance and Board Member of Transparency International, Steve Taylor, Director of Crown Agents, who have agreed to provide SDC banking services and Paul Whiteway of Independent Diplomat. Fellow co-founder Ambassador Myles Wickstead CBE was absent on travel but passed on his best wishes with great expectations for the SDC.

Vocational training cannot be excluded from the definition of education in Somaliland.

The simple dictionary definition of education is “the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction.” With such a wide definition which can fit absolutely any type of instruction, why is it that education is still defined narrowly in Somaliland?

Most Africans, let alone Somalis, you speak to in the West and back in the continent only consider formal schooling as education. To them education is a very strict clear process. You go to Primary and secondary school and then either move to college or straight to university to study an important subject such as law, engineering or medicine in the hope that one day one would occupy an office post of national importance. By simply looking at the shocking unemployment figures of the graduates of the industrialised world, this mythical passage to an important profession and role can be dispelled.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Somaliland’s Investment in Peace: Analysing the Diaspora’s Economic Engagement in Peace Building

 DIASPEACE Working Papers.

''As Somaliland has increasingly experienced peace and stability, the contributions of the diaspora to peace building have taken on new dimensions. Members of the Somaliland diaspora have increased their economic investment in their respective geographic areas. The private investments of the diaspora have helped in the construction of luxury hotels, residential buildings, and light industries throughout the country, particularly in the city of Hargeisa. These economic investments have in turn attracted a host of other physical infrastructures in their respective areas thus mitigating the perceived disparity between Hargeisa and the rest of the country to a certain extent. One such diaspora investment is the establishment of the .....''

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Somaliland: Unemployment fuels youth exodus from Somaliland

HARGEISA, 22 November 2011 (IRIN) - A high unemployment rate in the self-declared independent Republic of Somaliland, especially among school-leavers and university graduates, has fuelled an increase in migration, with hundreds of young people embarking every month on a perilous journey to Europe through the Sahara Desert, officials said.

"In the months of August, September and October, about 3,500 young men and women from Somaliland went through Ethiopia, to Sudan, then to Libya and on to cross the Mediterranean Sea on their way to western Europe,” Abdillahi Hassan Digale, chairman of the Ubah Social Welfare Organization, who works for the International Office for Migration (IOM), told IRIN.

Khabiir Saciid Cali Axmed:Tirakoobta dhawaan ay hay-ada IRI, Hargeysa ka diyaarisay ma aha mid scientific ah

Waxa dhawaan ay baahisay hay-ada la yidhaa IRI ee Maraykanka ahi tiro-koob ay ka diyaarisay gobolka Maroodijeex ee caasimada Hargeysa ee Somaliland, Tiro-koobkaasi oo ay hay-adu ku eegaysay arimo badan oo kuwo bulsho, dhaqaale iyo siyaasadeedba lahaa. Hadaba xogtaa ay soo bandhigtay hay-ada ayaanay dadka qaarkii ku qancin, tusaale, xisbiyada mucaaridka ah ee UDUB iyo UCID ayaa dhaliilay hay-ada oo ku tilmaamay inaanay u marin baadhitaanka ay samaysay hay-adu hab-cadli ah. Waxa iyadu u riyaaqday gabagabada aftida ay hay-adan Maraykanka  ah ee IRI samaysay xukuumada oo sheegtay in ay marag u tahay natiijada soo baxday horumarka durba ay dawladu ku talaabsatay. Hadaba baadhista IRI ayaa waxa isna ka biyo-diiday Siciid Cali Axmed oo aqoon arimahan u leh.

*Dhegta maal*

Xigasho: Qurbajoog

Monday, November 21, 2011

Foreign Minister acknowledges the need to forge new relationships. By Mark T Jones

“Dr. Omar: We need to create jobs and real practical skills. It is no good having all our young people studying for degrees in business''

London has long been a favourite haunt of Somaliland’s political class and St James’s is an area that proves a magnet for those with lofty aspirations. This well-healed district in Central London is awash with Gentlemen’s Clubs and policy making units, private equity houses and purveyors of fine art and antiques. For all the well tailored suits this is a place where deals are brokered, plots are hatched and potential commercial or political empires dreamt of.

Madaxa Hay’adda UNICEF Ee S/Land Oo Ka Warbixisay Faa’idada Talaalka Ka Hortaga Cudurka Dabaysha, Sheegtayna In Lagu Soo Sameeyey Wadan Islaam Ah

Madaxa guud ee hay’adda Caalamiga ah ee Unicef ee Somaliland Miss Ettie Higgins ayaa ka warbixisay faa’idada uu Talaalka cudurka dabayshu u leeyahay caruurta da’doodu ka hoosayso 5 sano, taas oo sheegtay in cudurkaasi ka hortag mooyaane aanu dawo lahayn, isla markaana shacbiga Somaliland ugu baaqday inay ubadkooda ka talaalaan cudurkaas. Miss Ettie waxa ay tilmaamtay in dad warxumo tashiil wadaa dacaayad ka fidiyeen Talaalka cudurka Dabaysha, taas oo sheegtay in Talaalkan lagu soo sameeyey wadanka Islaamka ugu badan dunidu ay ku nool yihiin ee Indonesia.

Madaxa guud ee hay’adda Caalamiga ah ee Unicef ee Somaliland Ettie Higgins waxa ay tibaaxday in cudurkan Somaliland laga dabar jaray, balse ay fiican tahay in laga hortago, maadaama bay tidhi uu ku soo noqday wadamo badan oo dunida ka mid ah.

Somaliland children join the rest of the world to commemorate the Universal Children's Day.

Press Release: ''Somaliland children join the rest of the world to commemorate the Universal Children's Day''.  

Today is 20th November 2011. It is Universal children's day. Children in Somaliland are celebrating the Universal children's day like many other children around the globe are doing. Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) on behalf of Somaliland government in cooperation with other governmental institutions, local and international organizations would like to join the rest of the globe to commemorate this important event.

Somaliland: Ministry of Higher Education Launches Free Education for low income female

- Somaliland Ministry of Higher Education launches free education for low income female students whose parents cannot afford the small tuition fee. This program which is funded by the European Union (EU) and UNICEF is expected to increase the number of young girls attending schools in the country.

According to the ministry of education Ms. Samsam Abdi Adan the program will begin at the end of this month and also that her ministry will oversee the implementation of the project. Ms. Adan disclose this new initiative at a press conference that she held at her office as she said “we inform the public at large that there is an educational opportunity for all girls in Somaliland regardless of family income, the European Union funded the project and UNICEF had facilitate in finding funds for the project from EU.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Annual Conference: Reflections on Somaliland Development: Lessons from two Decades of Sustained State Building, Local Institutional Development and Democratization and the way Forward

On the 8th of November, 2011 the social Research and development institute has launched its second annual conference on the reflections of Somaliland’s development for two decades. This conference was of significant importance for taking stock of Somaliland’s past development in order to contribute to crafting of an appropriate future vision.

The Annual Conference brought together experts ( both international and local) and provided a forum for development practitioners, government officers, researchers and donors to discuss, debate and exchange on Lessons from Two Decades of Sustained State Building, Local Institutional Development and Democratization and the Way Forward.

Wasiirka Duulista iyo Hawda ee Somaliland oo Somalivoa-da u Marti ah!... *Dhegta maal*

Wasiirka Duulista iyo Hawada ee dalka Jamhuuriyada diimuqraadiga ah ee Somaliland mudane Maxamuud Xaashi Cabdi, oo ay idaacada Somalivoa-du ku marti-qaaday, barnaamijka magaciisa la yidhaa '' Wacitaanka martida'' ayaa si faahfaahsan uga waramaya horumarka dhan kastaba leh ee ka hirgalay wasaaradiisa intii ay xukuumada Kulmiye dalka ka talinaysay.

Waxa kale oo uu ka xog waramayaa arimo kale oo ku saabsan hawada Somaliland iyo lacagta uga soo xaroota dalka. Intaa waxa kale oo uu ka darayaa isaga oo ka jawaabayaa su' aalo ay dhagaystayaasha aduunwaynaha ku kala baahsani  ka waydiinayaan arimo badan oo Somaliland la xidhiidha.

*Dhegta maal*

Xigasho: Somali-voa.

This could be Africa’s decade, but not if it relies on aid...''An interesting case in this debate is Somaliland...''

Nick Thorne

''Somaliland has become a thriving democracy, thanks to the fact that the government was dependent on and beholden to its own populace rather than to foreign aid''.

- In the last decade, six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies were in Africa. While everyone was talking about China, Angola was in fact top of the list, growing at an extraordinary 11 per cent per year. With the current Euro crisis, Angola has even bought assets from its ex-colonial master, Portugal. Even Ethiopia, a country which has a painful recent history of famine and war, experienced 10.9 per cent GDP growth last year. A growing list of African countries including Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Morocco are on the up. So does this mean that the provision of international aid is finally working?

Ethiopian troops 'cross border into Somalia' By Will Ross

''History shows that military intervention in Somalia is hugely unpopular and can act as a catalyst to unite Somali groups that had been enemies''.

- Ethiopian troops have crossed the border into Somalia in significant numbers, eyewitnesses say. They say they saw at least 20 vehicles carrying Ethiopian troops. A few hundred soldiers were seen in Gurel town in Galgudud region and there were other sightings around Beledweyne.

Ethiopian authorities have denied the incursion. Their soldiers have not been in Somalia in large numbers since 2009 when they withdrew after a controversial three-year presence. These reports come as Kenyan troops continue their efforts to defeat fighters of the Islamist group al-Shabab in the south of Somalia.

Somaliland Aqoonsi raadinteedu Ma Gar Baa mise Ma aha? Qoraal Cilmi baadhis ah.....*Dhegta maal*

Somaliland  aqoonsi raadinteedu ma garbaa mise ma aha? Maxaase  ilaa haatan hortaagan ? Saamayn intee le eg ayaa ay arintan aqoonsigu ku yeelanaysaa Gobolka ay Somaliland ku taal? Waydiimahaa iyo kuwa kale oo badan ayaa uu aqoonyahan da' yar oo magaciisa la yidhaa Maxamed Haaruun Maxamuud, oo jaamacada Derby ee ku taal dalka Ingiriiska wax ka bartaa uu qoraalkiisii Jaamaceed (Dissertation) ku soo qaatay. Shabakada la yidhaa Qurbajoog.com ayaa ka waraysatay arintaa Maxamad Haaruun Maxamad. Waraysigaasi ayaa uu aqoonyahanku kaga sheekaynayaa waxa ku kalifay inuu u doorto baadhistiisa Jaamacdeed arinta ah ''Ictiraafka Somaliland''.

*Dhegta maal*

Xigasho: Qurbajoog

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Somaliland:Abaarso Tech University Holds One Day Business Seminar

Abaarso Tech University today held a one day business seminar on the role information technology plays in the today’s business world at hotel Mansoor in Hargeisa. Today’s meeting was organized by Abaarso Tech University and funded by USAID’s partnership for economic growth. This seminar is an introduction of new project that will continue for one year and is intended to enhance the quality of modern technology in Somaliland.

The opening ceremony was attended by officials that consisted of instructors from the Abaarso Tech University,founder of Abaarso Tech University Mr. Jonathan Starr, Mr. Mohamed Ali Somaliland expatriate who is Chief Information Officer at one of the top companies in Saudi Arabi,the chairperson of IT organization in Somaliland and other expatriates.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Danish Demining Group In Somaliland: Brief description of the programme

DDG started a humanitarian mine action programme in Somaliland in 1999 conducting the Somalia Phase One Landmine Impact Survey (LIS), clearing mine fields, battle fields and delivering mine risk education. As the threat from landmines and UXOs has decreased, DDG refocused its work in Somaliland to ensure that its work continues to achieve maximum impact for the communities it works with. To this end, in 2006 DDG ceased its mine-clearance activities in Somaliland, while continuing with small scale village-by-village clearance of UXOs.

A Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) assessment carried out by DDG in 2007 showed that Somaliland suffers from an excess of uncontrolled arms (i.e. an estimated 80% of all households owns at least 1 firearm) which far too often results in unintended accidents and exacerbates the seriousness of low level disagreements.
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National Electoral Commission Upheld The Decision Taken By Somaliland House of Representatives

Somaliland National Electoral Commission upheld the decision taken by Somaliland House of Representatives which said that the forthcoming local council elections will be held without voter registration. The Commission announced that they will abide by the decision made by Somaliland parliament. The spokesman for Somaliland National Electoral commission Mr. Mohamed Hirsi Geele held briefing to local media in at his office in Hargeisa.

Mr. Geele told the press the reasons attributed in declaring the voter registration null and void. He further pointed out that grave errors arise when it comes to the previous voter registration resulting that many people without registration.

Dr Maxamad Cabdilaahi Cumar Horayso iyo Danbaysoba Shaqadiisa si fiican ayuu u gutay!‏

''Dr Maxamad Cabdilaahi Cumar waa dadka jiritaanka Somaliland ay OXYGEN-ta u tahay ee aan ka noolaan karin''.

Mudo haatan ka badan 22 gu', oo ku beegan 21/10/1989-kii ayaa ay ahayd markii aanu anaga oo ku banaan baxayna dawladii uu xukumi jiray Maxamad Siyaad Bare (oktoobar), aanu kalahe arooryaad dad badan oo uu ku jiray Dr Maxamad Cabdilaahi Cumar (Wasiirka arimaha dibada Somaliland) iskugu nimid, gego wayn oo ku hor taal aqalka looga arimiyo dawlada Holland ee ku yaal magalaada magaceeda la yidhaa '' The Hague, ama Den Haag''. Waxanu ka kala nimid dhamaan gobolada, degmooyinka iyo tuulooyinka dalkaasi ka kooban yahay.

Once Upon a Time in Mogadishu. BY SOPHIA JONES

When the great Arab explorer Ibn Battuta landed on Mogadishu's shores in 1331, he was greeted with a feast fit for a king. Hundreds of camels were slaughtered daily to feed the flourishing port city, where a man could eat for ten. The sultan, clad in silk and fine Jerusalem cloth, was followed by a procession of trumpets and colorful canopies upon which golden birds perched. How times have changed in Somalia. Today, centuries of European colonization and political strife, coupled with interludes of devastating drought and flooding, have created a failed state that's become a haven for lawlessness.

For years, Somalia was passed between foreign powers: first the Portuguese, then the British, then the French and Italians. Upon its declaration of independence in 1960, the country's artificially drawn borders proved incapable of anything resembling stability. Now, Somalia remains in a constant state of conflict.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

IRI released its first survey of public opinion for the Somaliland electoral district of Hargeisa.

Hargeisa, Somaliland – IRI released its first survey of public opinion for the electoral district of Hargeisa (PDF). This rare poll, fielded September 28-October 8, 2011, is part of IRI’s democracy and governance program and is designed to enable leaders to identify citizen priorities, appropriately manage expectations and better inform the electorate of their progress. Residents of Hargeisa District are largely optimistic about their future and credit the Somaliland government with moving Somaliland in the right direction. The government and president have a very high support rating; however, a significant number of respondents also believe that the current government is out of touch with the needs of the people.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What do Somalis think of dogs, cats and pets?

What do Somalis think of dogs, cats and pets? There are really two questions that I get asked about this, and the answers aren't exactly the same. The first question is what Somalis think of dogs, and the second is what Muslims in general think of dogs. The overall position of Islam on dogs is complicated, and you'll hear different opinions depending on who you ask. The way Somalis feel about dogs, however, is more negative. Dogs aren't part of the culture in Somalia, and the few that are there are wild. Because of this, they are more looked down on than in other parts of the world, and are seen as a (pretty dangerous) wild animal.

I am not all clear about the role of dogs or cats in Islam, but I know that there are a lot of Muslims who are misinformed about dogs. Until very recently, I thought dogs were cursed animals because of the way we stayed away from them growing up in Somalia.

Churches make sure Christmas cheer reaches around the world ''Edna Adan Hispital get...''


Mission Committee chair Susan Hill said based on a comment by New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof, the Mission Committee is following his lead — when giving such a gift, consider lesser-known charities. Committee member Barb Hunt said there are people who do not want to buy a typical holiday gift and prefer to give to a cause or agency....... The Edna Adan Hospital of Somaliland in East Africa has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world and helps preserve women’s dignity by fighting the practice of female genital mutilation endemic in the region.

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Deeq-bixiyeyaasha oo Caddeeyey in Aanay Dhaqaale Degdeg ah u Hayn Diiwaangelin Cusub

Hargeysa- Qaadhaan-bixiyeyaasha Somaliland ka taageera arrimaha doorashooyinka iyo hannaanka dimuqraadiyadda, ayaa la sheegay inay caddeeyeen in aanay xilligan dhaqaale degdeg ah u hayn diiwaangelin cusub oo loo sameeyo doorashooyinka soo socda.

Ma jiro war si rasmi ah uga soo baxay deeq-bixiyeyaasha oo la xidhiidha go' aanka lagu laalay ku dhaqanka diiwaangelintii hore ee codbixiyeyaasha Somaliland, haseyeeshee Afhayeenka Komishanka Doorashooyinka Qaranka Mr. Maxamed Xirsi Geelle oo saxaafadda la hadlay shalay, ayaa xaqiijiyey in qaadhaan-bixiyeyaashu caddeeyeen in aanay hada hayn dhaqaale degdeg ah oo lagu sameeyo diiwaangelin cusub oo lagu galo doorashooyinka soo socda.

Kenya's dangerous alliance with Israel

Kenya’s not doing much to help itself. It’s Somali adventure is stuck in the mud, tensions are increasing at home and now the country has gone and made its biggest foreign policy blunder to date – allying with Israel, a move that will only make Somalis hate them more. By SIMON ALLISON.

Kenya’s incursion into Somalia has been met mostly with silence from the international community, most of whom are thought to be tacitly behind the military operation to destroy Al Shabaab. But, wary of getting themselves bogged down in a notoriously complex country (something Kenya does not appear to have thought through), no one is giving Kenya much in the way of direct support.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

DJIBOUTI: Migrants risk all for "better life"

OBOCK, 15 November 2011 (IRIN) - Thousands of migrants traverse the road between Djibouti’s capital, Djiboutiville, and the coastal town of Obock carrying little more than a bottle of water and the hope that they are heading towards a better life. They pass through an arid landscape strewn with volcanic rock that sustains little life besides the occasional pastoralist and his goats. Temperatures average around 34 degrees Celsius in winter and in summer can reach 52 degrees.

It is just one leg of a journey that, for most, started in Ethiopia or Somalia and for the fortunate ones will end with a well-paid job in Saudi Arabia.

Britain to host conference on Somalia next year

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will host an international conference next year on tackling instability in Somalia and protecting ships from pirates in the Gulf of Aden, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. The prime minister described the east African nation as a "failed state that directly threatens British interests," citing attacks on tourists and aid workers, and radicalisation of young Britons by militant Islamist groups with roots in the region.

Cameron announced last month that British merchant ships sailing off the coast of Somalia would be able to carry armed guards to ward off pirate attacks, bringing it into line with many other countries.

Ophir Energy Issues Interim Management Statement And Updates On Africa Operations

Ophir Energy Statement:

Somaliland: A technical assessment of the Berbera Block was completed during the first half of 2011 and concluded that further seismic data is necessary to mature a drilling prospect. In parallel with this, negotiations continued with the Government of Somaliland to revise the terms of the Production Sharing Agreement and append some additional open acreage to the west of the existing Block. These discussions were concluded in November 2011 and an agreement to amend the PSA is currently in the process of being ratified. Once this is in place additional JV partners will be sought.

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Somaliland: The Wild Honeybee (Shini Caydh Ah)

The sun rises in the morning with beams of love, and freedom for a beautiful World. But we, human beings make it a hard place to live in. By imposing hate, jealousy, slavery, exploitation, and greed. Our culture of corruption makes our World a frightening place to live in. Anger starts and ends with doom and gloom. Travels you through the dark tunnels of worries, and woes. Plunges you into the ocean of annihilation. Then smile, why are you frowning? What is the use of crying?

A moment is the chemistry of life. A moment of hate, or a moment of passion. A moment of fear, or a moment of love. A moment of disappointment, or a moment of cheering. A moment of despair, or a moment of hope. A moment you wait with good expectations can be a moment of defiance, or a moment of delight.

Israel-Kenya deal to help fight Somalia's al-Shabab

Raila Odinga (l) and Benjamin Netanyahu on 14 November

Israel has offered to help Kenya secure its borders as it tackles Somalia's Islamist group, al-Shabab, the Kenyan prime minister's office has said.

It said Kenya got the backing of Israel to "rid its territory of fundamentalist elements" during Prime Minister Raila Odinga's visit to the country. Last month, Kenya sent troops to neighbouring Somalia to defeat al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda. It blames the militants for a spate of abductions on its side of the border.

Monday, November 14, 2011

EU Report: European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection


The European Union is one of the world's largest humanitarian donors, having provided to date more than €705 million to the area. This represents nearly one third of the total assistance to the Horn of Africa in 2011. The European Commission alone has so far allocated nearly €160 million in humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa in 2011 and is mobilising an additional €24 million to assist vulnerable people threatened by famine and the effects of drought in the Horn of Africa. Of this amount, more than 70% will be committed to respond to the drought crisis.

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EU Council conclusions on Somalia

EU: Press release

The Council adopted the following conclusions

1- "The EU remains concerned about the situation in Somalia and its regional implications and is actively engaged in alleviating the consequences of the worsening humanitarian situation, restoring security and contributing to peace, development and internal reconciliation in the country. The famine has expanded to six regions of southern Somalia, including Mogadishu, and threatens to further expand across the south affecting nearly half of the population. The EU appeals to all concerned that international humanitarian actors should be given free and safe access to all in need of assistance. The EU will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable population and encourages others to do so.

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U.S. meddling in Somalia is divisive. By Mel Reeves

What took place during the trial of the Somali women Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, who were convicted of aiding terrorists, was nothing short of U.S. cynicism and hypocrisy. While engaging in a campaign to intimidate the Somali community into silence about the goings-on in their home country, the U.S. has done everything in its power to undermine all efforts to stabilize the East African country.

The trial at bottom undermines some of the foundation of a democratic society. An individual should have the ability to be charitable to whomever they choose to be charitable to. U.S. Attorney Jeff Paulsen said that the fact that the women had done nothing against the U.S. was beyond the point. But I disagree — it is exactly the point.

Gudidda Diiwaangalinta Oo Shaaciyey Bilowga Diiwaangalinta Ururada Siyaasada Oo 2 Bilood Socon Doonta

Hargaysa: Guddida diiwaan gelinta Ururada siyaasada iyo ansixinta Axsaabta qaranka Somaliland ayaa doraad si rasmiya u shaaciyey in diiwaan gelinta ururada cusub ee siyaasaddu ay bilaabmi doonto.

Sidaas waxa shaaciyey Afhayeenka guddidaas mudane Xasan Axmed Ducaale (Macalin), kaas oo sidaas ka sheegay mar uu maalintii doraad shir jaraa’id ku qabteen Hutel Imperial ee Magaaladda Hargeysa, waxaanu tilmaamay in laga bilaabo 12-kii Bishan November ee doraad ay bilaabeen diiwaan gelinta ururada siyaasadda ee cusub oo ay socon doonto muddo lixdan cisho ah.

Xasan Axmed Ducaale wuxuu sheegay in diiwaan gelinta ururaddu ay xidhmi doonto 11-ka Bisha Janaury ee sanadka fooda inagu soo haya ee 2012-ka.

Explosions in Shabaab-held bases in Somalia

Witnesses heard explosions believed to be near military camps belonging to the al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents outside Somalia’s capital. (Reuters)

At least three explosions rocked Islamist rebel-held regions outside Somalia’s capital, witnesses said Monday, with some reporting it to be an aerial attack.

A huge blast was reported in the Shabaab-held Afgoye region late Sunday, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Mogadishu.

Two other explosions were reported Sunday night in the K50 area, 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital, also held by the insurgents.

Shukri Ismail is 2011 International Crisis Group Award Winner

Press release

Hargeisa:- As members of the Board and the Management of Candlelight for Health, Education & Environment (CLHE), we are pleased to learn that Shukri Ismail, Chairperson of Candlelight, will be honored to receive, in the presence of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodhman Clinton, the International Crisis Group’s (ICG) 2011 In Pursuit of Peace Award on Friday, 16th December in New York.

The award is given for her dedication and her contribution to development work and promotion of peace in some of the world’s most conflict-affected regions.

Somaliland: Green light given for new political parties

“Political organizations should submit their applications to the Central Office of the Committee in Hargeisa''.

The Committee of the Registration of Political Organizations and licensing officially announced that registration of newly established political organizations and wish to join the political arena of the country begins today.

Ceremony that members of the committee held today at Imperial hotel in Hargeisa attended by certain members of newly formed political organizations, Somaliland National Electoral Commission and representatives from all walks of life announced that within sixty days beginning from 12th November 2011 to 11th January 2012, registration of newly established political organizations begins in the country.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

London/UK: Axmed Siilaanyo iyo Khudbadii uu Ka Jeediyay Kulankii Jaaliyada reer Somaliland Shalay (12/'11/2011)

Cuntooyinka Wadaniga Ah Oo Ceegaaga Suuqyada Caasimada iyo Dadweyne Ku Mamay Bariis Iyo Baasto, Iyo Xukuumadda Oo Kaalinteedii Ka Gaabisay

''Cuntooyin ay ka mid yihiin Garow, Shuuro, Digir iwm oo wadani ah ayaa ceegaaga meel kasta hadana dadkii....''

- Bulshada Somaliland ee ku dhaqan gobolada dalka, gaar ahaana magaalooyinka waaweyn ayaan laga isticmaalin cuntada wadaniga ah ee ka soo goda meelo dalka ka mid ah, kuwaas oo ka doorbida Isticmaalka Raashinka dibadaha laga soo Waarido.

Isticmaalka Raashinka wadaniga ah ayaa goobo tiro yar oo ka mid ah Hargeysa lagu sameeyaa, iyadoo ay Isticmaalaan Cunistiisa qaar ka mid ah dadka Waaweyn oo la dhacsan faa’iidada caafimaad ee ay u leedahay dadkaasi, halka dadka intiisa badan, gaar ahaana dhalinyaradu ay isticmaalaan Cuntooyinka wadamada shisheeye ay beertaan oo ay ka mid yihiin Bariiska iyo Baastadu.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

M-weyne Ahmed Silaanyo: Waa Nelson-Mandelaha Dalka iyo Dadka Jamh. Somaliland

''Waxaad tahay hoggaamiyaha keliya ee buuxiyey shuruudaha HALBEEGA (3M): Mujaahid→Mucaarid →Madaxweyne!'' 

Hordhac: Hoggaamiye kastaba isaga ayaa ka taga raad raaca iyo sooyaalka taariikhdiisa ee dadkiisa iyo duniduba ku xasuusan doonaan. Waa hoggaamiyaha ama siyaasiga ka reeba ee ka taga aragtida ama fikirka isaga u meelmara ee taariikhda u gala, sida: inuu yahay nin masuul ah oo qawlkiisa iyo ficilkiisaba lagu kalsoonaan karo wixii uu ku ballanqaadayna sideeda u fuliya intii itaalkiisa ah, iyo inuu yahay nin beeniyey ballan qaadyadii uu sameeyey oo caddeeyey inuu yahay nin aan xilkas ahayn, aan lagu kalsoonaan karin, oo aanay ballani xidhin.

Somaliland Vice President Meets with Delegation From UNICEF

Press release

Somaliland Vice President Mr. Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail ‘Saylici’ meets today delegation from UNICEF that is on visit to Somaliland. The meeting took place at the presidential palace.

According to press release issued by the presidential spokesman Mr. Abdilahi Mohamed Daahir ‘Cukuse,’ in which Somalilandpress managed to receive a copy states that Somaliland vice president meets with high level delegation headed by UNICEF special representative to Somaliland and Somalia Mr. Sikander Khan.

Ethiopia invites Egypt and Sudan to discuss Nile dam

Ethiopia has officially invited Egypt and Sudan for talks over a controversial dam project, which the horn of Africa country intends to build on the Blue Nile river.

The invitation on Tuesday comes few weeks after Sudan has agreed to join Ethiopia and Egypt for the establishment of a tripartite technical committee that will assess to concerns raised from down stream countries that construction of the massive dam project will reduce water flow.

The ministers responsible for water management in Egypt and Sudan have been invited to Addis Ababa this month for further consultation on ways of jointly fostering future cooperation based on common interest.

AU troops in Somalia facing funding shortfall

African Union troops fighting al-Qaida-linked Islamists in the failed state of Somalia have a $10 million funding gap which has delayed the deployment of reinforcements and lifesaving equipment, officials said Saturday. Senior commanders say the lack of cash is hampering recent advances against the Islamists, discouraging countries from sending troops and may have cost lives.

The shortfall comes as AU troops have taken control of the Somali capital from the Islamist al-Shabab militia for the first time since their mission began in 2007. Last month Kenyan troops crossed the border and opened a second front against al-Shabab, which has been weakened by a famine in its southern strongholds.

AP Interview: Eritrea says it can’t, won’t supply weapons to Somali militants pursued by Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — Eritrea’s ambassador to Kenya said Friday that there is no proof to back allegations that Eritrea supplied three planeloads of weapons to al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia being pursued by the Kenyan army. Beyene Russom told The Associated Press that it would be impossible for the small, East Africa country to supply weapons because it is under a U.N. arms embargo and is being monitored by the U.S. government and the U.N.

“We can’t do that because it is a very complicated operation,” Russom said. “We do not have the capacity to bring three planes in two days, crossing the airspace of Djibouti, crossing the Red Sea and entering the Indian Ocean and entering Somalia airspace, unloading and flying back in this highly militarized area.”

Friday, November 11, 2011

SOMALIA: Rape cases soar in Galkayo camps

'' Clashes between Puntland forces and a clan militia in early September in Galkayo contributed to the increase in rape''.

NAIROBI, 11 November 2011- Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the central Somali town of Galkayo, Mudug region, have resulted in a sharp increase in rape cases, gender activists told IRIN. 

"Attacks on women have gone up dramatically in the last two months and the severity of the attacks has become worse," said Silje Heitmann, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) gender-based violence (GBV) specialist for south-central Somalia.

Reer Awdal waa Reer Somaliland: Suldaan Ibraahim Jaamac Samatar

Suldaan Ibraahim Jaamac Samatar oo ka tirsan madax-dhaqameedyada gobollada Galbeedka Somaliland, ayaa si adag gaashaanka ugu dhuftay hadal ka soo yeedhay koox isku magacawday Awdal State oo dhowaan isku boqray magaalada London ee carriga Ingiriiska, kuwaas oo uu ku tilmaamay in aanay matalayn masiirka ummadda reer Awdal, sidoo kalena aanay ka hadli karin rabitaanka bulshada reer Awdal. Waxa kale oo uu sheegay in nimanka boro-bogaandadaas wadaa yihiin kuwo dunida reer galbeedka ka qaata waxogaa yar oo lacag ah, dalkana ugu dambaysay soddon sanno horteed.

Suldaan Ibraahim Jaamac waxa uu arrimahan kaga hadlay shir-jaraa'id oo uu ku qabtay magaalada Gabiley maalintii Arbacada toddobaadkan, isagoo xilligaasi ku sii jeeday dhinaca magaalada Boorama ee xarunta Gobolka Awdal, waxaannu baaq nabadeed ugu diray beelaha dirirtu ku dhexmartay xarunta Gobolka Sanaag ee Ceerigaabo, isagoo dalbay in ay joojiyaan colaadda dhexdooda taal.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dad of missing boys makes plea for help

Abdul Abubakar wants help from the Somali community to find his two missing daughters

Abdul told the Reporter: "People in the Somali community with ties to Anisa, who are distant relatives of hers, helped fund her trip to Amsterdam and then to Toronto. "I am sure they know where she is now and have regular contact with her, and are keeping her up to date with what is happening over here." But Abdul - who is unemployed and now lives in Hulme - said they were refusing to tell the police the whereabouts of his two sons. Abdul said Anisa had repeatedly threatened to take the two boys back to Somalia - which has no functioning government and is widely thought to be one of the most dangerous countries on earth. He added: "I was devastated because I did not know where my children were for months after they disappeared, and I was worried sick about them."