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Friday, July 29, 2016

Somaliland - Hargeisa Book Fair 2016 Media and Leadership Panel Address

By Conrad Heine (Somaliland Focus UK)
HIBF 2016 Media and Leadership Panel Address – 23/07/2016
Thank you, Professor, fellow panelists, and to everyone who has contributed to the success of the Hargeisa Book Fair as it nears the beginning of its second decade, especially the visionaries Jame Musse Jama, Ayan Mahommed and the huge team who have made this week and all past book fairs possible.
I am honoured to be here.

Somaliland Apprentice Program Illustrates Need for Business Cultural Reform

The Somaliland Apprentice Program Illustrates Need for Business Cultural Reform.
By Jama Ahmed Jama

Kingston - Planned demolition of resedential council towers worries Somalis

(Kingston)- Regeneration of the Cambridge Road Estates worries the Somalis living in Kingston upon Thames.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Puntland wins Somali Inter-state football tourney

(SOKA)- Although they were shocked by an early goal from their opponent’s side, the semiautonomous Somali regional state of puntland clinched a great victory after defeating Jubbaland state rivals 5-3 on penalties to lift the country’s first ever Inter-state football competition on Tuesday.

Black Lives Matter spills over to Canada, after Somali immigrant dies following arrest in Ottawa

(SCMP)- The death of a mentally ill black man following his arrest by police in Canada’s capital has sparked calls for a probe into whether race was a factor in the incident as advocacy groups voice concerns over police violence against minorities.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Somalia - Former MP behind a suicide bombing that killed 13 people in Mogadishu

VOA- A former member of Somalia’s parliament who joined the Al-Shabab terror organization in 2010 was the man behind a suicide bombing that killed 13 people in Mogadishu Tuesday, according to the group.

Video- Dangerous overcrowding in London homes

(BBC) - An enforcement team targeting overcrowding, discovered twenty-six bunk beds in a four-bedroom house in Wembley.

Somaliland - Sanaag voter registration preliminary findings

(Sonsaf) The voter registration process which is going on in the region of Sanaag started on July 16, 2016, and a total of 167 voter registration centers opened concurrently across the region but there was one incident that has occurred in the Booda-cade village under Dhahar district on 18 July 2016 where Somaliland security forces involved the voter registration process in this area confronted Puntland forces who apparently attacked in this area of the voter registration centers as domestic observers reported.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

UN estimates 42,000 Kenyans falsely registered as refugees in Dadaab

An estimated 42,000 Kenyans are living under false pretences in the Dadaab refugee camps, the United Nations said on Monday.

Ethiopia- Addis Ababa blighted by trash

Addis Abeba’s solid waste has now been piling-up across neighbourhoods in the city for the past 10 days, after the Sanitation Administration Agency failed to pick up the capital’s trash.

Ethiopian killed in Calais migrant camp clashes

LILLE (FRANCE) (AFP) - An Ethiopian was killed and six other migrants injured when clashes erupted on the outskirts of the migrant camp in France's northern port city of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

At least 13 killed in twin explosions near Mogadishu airport

MOGADISHU, July 26 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people, most of them UN contractors, were killed and five others were injured in twin explosions on Tuesday near the airport in Mogadishu, security officials have confirmed.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

London- Mo Farah storms to victory in men's 5,000m

(BBC) Mo Farah ran the fastest 5,000m of 2016 to storm to victory in his last race before the Rio Olympics at the Anniversary Games in London.

Turkish embassy in Somalia to control Gulen-run schools

(AA)- Three schools and a hospital belonging to the Fetullah Organization-linked Nile Academy in Somalia will now operate under control of Turkey's Mogadishu embassy, according to a diplomatic source.

Somaliland Book Festival Aims to Promote Culture, Preserve Language

(VOA)- A weeklong festival of books, culture and literature kicked off Saturday in Hargeisa, the capital of the internationally unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Somaliland's nascent love affair with books is blossoming

Hargeisa -In the craggy hills of Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway region of Somaliland, organizers and participants this morning (July 23) flooded the opening ceremony of the ninth edition of the Hargeysa International Book Fair.

More trade with Kenya would win Somaliland recognition

(the-star.co.ke ) - Currently there is an economic crisis in Meru County because Kenyan miraa is banned in Somalia in retaliation for the closure of the Dabaab Refugee Camp. It is also banned in the UK, the European Union by al Shabaab upon unscientific claims that miraa is an addictive stimulant worse than alcohol, tea, coffee or cigarettes.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Turkish Consulate presses Somaliland to close Nile Academy - Video

Turkish consular says - Somaliland Government to choose between either Terrorist Organisation by Fethullah Gülen or the Republic of Turkey.

Somaliland army secures voter registration areas, repulses Puntland Militia

Hargeisa - The Republic of ‪Somaliland‬ National Army moved to support the security of a voting registration office near the border on 18th July 2016.

Eritrean, Somalian and Afghan refugees evicted from makeshift camp in Paris

(Mail Online )- Police clear thousands of migrants from makeshift camp in Paris (so how long until they make it to Calais?)