Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, November 11, 2017

London - 26 year old Somali man shot dead in Southall

(Medeshi) - London -A 26 year old Somali man was shot dead last night at Lady Margaret Road , Southall. Armed police and London ambulance attended the incident.

KeepItOn coalition letter to the national electoral coalition and government of Somaliland

To: The Somaliland National Electoral Commission
To: The Honorable Ahmed M. Mohamoud Silanyo, President of the Republic of Somaliland

Somaliland president in Ethiopia to boost socio-economic cooperation

The president of Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, has arrived here on Friday to discuss ways of strengthening cooperation Ethiopia.

Somaliland is shutting down social media during election

The National Electoral Commission ordered telecommunication companies to block social media from 13 November 2017 until election results are declared.


(Hargeisa)-On 13th November 2017, a presidential election will take place where over seven hundred registered citizens will vote for the man who will rule Somaliland the coming five years.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Somaliland votes next week. Its biggest challenges come after the election

(The Washington Post)- On Nov. 13, Somalilanders will vote for a new president.

The UK is seeking Political Officer in Hargeisa, Somaliland

(FCO)- The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.

Somaliland is the first country globally to adopt iris recognition technology to vote registration - Video

Somaliland election.

Somaliland - joojinta isticmaalka baraha bulshada xiliga doorashada

(Hargeisa) - Laetitia Bader oo ah cilmi baadhe sare oo ka tirsan Qaybta Afrika ee ururka caalamiga ah ee Human Rights Watch ayaa ka hadashay go’aanka Gudida Qaran ee Doorashooyinku uu ka soo saaray isticmaalka baraha bulshada xiliga doorashada. Waa kan qoraalkii ay soo saartay oo dhamaystiran.

Somaliland Election: Statement by International Partners

(Hargeisa) - A high level delegation of international partners will visit Hargeisa, Somaliland, on 12 to 14 November 2017.

Shuttering Social Media During Somaliland’s Elections

On November 13, the self-declared autonomous state of Somaliland will be holding presidential elections, the third since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991.

Somaliland using iris recognition technology in upcoming election

(Biomerticupdate.com) - Somaliland’s upcoming presidential election on November 13 marks the first use of iris-based biometrics technology in an African election, according to a report by All Africa.

Somaliland - DP World's Berbera Port Gets Election-Year Attention

(maritime-executive.com) -The Port of Berbera's future may depend in part on the results of Somaliland's upcoming presidential election.

Almost all women in Somaliland have undergone female genital mutilation

(Evening Standard )- On Monday, the self-declared state in east Africa will elect a new president — and all the candidates have pledged to outlaw the barbaric practice following a campaign backed by the Standard.

UK- Somali man wins £80,000 compensation because he was kept in detention for too long

(Mail online)- A violent Somali criminal with 30 convictions to his name has won almost £80,000 compensation from the government after he was locked up for too long.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

How heavy handed the Afrowerki regime wields power in Eritrea

By Scott Morgan - The incident on October 31st of this year in Asmara proved just how heavy handed the Afrowerki regime wields power in Eritrea. It also proves that the regime also deserves the reputation it has now of being Africa’s North Korea.

Why are Somaliland elections historical?

(Medeshi)- The technology that will be used may not have much impact on the elections in the Republic of Somaliland, but it is a historic event in the world, especially in Africa.

Saudi officials arrest princess Reem Bin Al Waleed amid Crown Prince's mass purge

Saudi authorities have arrested the daughter of detained billionaire, Prince al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, as part of the oil-rich kingdom’s purported anti-graft campaign, which is considered the biggest purge of the elite in the country’s modern history.

Somaliland- Innovate Ventures provides $30 000 start-up investment at Demo Day in Hargeisa

(biznisafrica.com)- Innovate Ventures (www.Innovate.so), a Somali tech and business startup accelerator launched in partnership with VC4A, Telesom and the Work in Progress Alliance, had their second cohort of 10 startups from Somaliland and Somalia graduate from their programme.

For the Love of Khat

What you need to know about khat—East Africa's favorite drug.

Somaliland - An awesome responsibility awaits

By Mark T. Jones - As Somaliland's Presidential Election edges ever closer the excitement is palpable.

Somaliland shuts down schools until after Nov. 13 presidential elections

(Africa News)- The directive follows a request from the National Electoral Commission (NEC) which says it will use most of the schools as polling centres.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

4 Somali-Americans Win Local Elections

Four Somali-Americans won races for public office in local elections that took place around the U.S. on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Government seeks to revoke US citizenship of 4 Somalis

Associated Press , MINNEAPOLIS
The Justice Department moved Monday to revoke the U.S. citizenship of four Minnesotans from Somalia accused of lying on their visa application.

UK government provides shelter kits for 140,000 vulnerable Somalis displaced by drought

(FCO)- The UK has provided over US$1 million to supply these kits, responding quickly to an increase in the number of displaced Somalis.

African Union begins troop withdrawal from Somalia

(RT)- The African Union has begun its withdrawal from Somalia to cut 1,000 troops by the end of this year as security responsibilities start to shift to the local military.

New trade zone to be built in Somaliland

A 12.2km2 trade zone is to be developed in Somaliland to complement the Port of Berbera.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Somalia's Islamist insurgency executes four men accused of spying

(Reuters) - Somalia’s Islamist al Shabaab insurgency shot four men accused of spying on Monday in a public execution which underscored the insurgents’ control of swathes of the country’s southern region even as the government girds up for an offensive against them.

Dubai's DP World to develop free zone in Somaliland

(Arabian Business)- Dubai-based DP World announced on Monday that it will develop a greenfield economic free zone in Somaliland to complement the development of the Port of Berbera.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal detained in Saudi Arabia

(BBC)- The heir to the throne in Saudi Arabia has consolidated his hold on power with a major purge of the kingdom's political and business leadership.

Somalia- Increasing Access to Quality Veterinary Drugs

Access to quality veterinary drugs to help in increasing milk productivity in Somalia remains a challenge for pastoralists.

Human Rights Centre calls on the government of Somaliland to allow Kalsan TV to resume broadcasting

(HRC) -Today, the Minister of Information Osman Abdilahi Sahardid indefinitely banned Kalsan TV, the UK based Somali broadcaster, and ordered the closure of its offices in Somaliland.

When it comes to democracy Somaliland makes for fascinating case study

(By Mark T. Jones )- Anyone surveying Somaliland at the current time will be heartened by the degree of engagement in the body politic.