Ahmed Abdi Isse, Academic in Social Science

SOMALILAND: Nicolas Kay’s Multifaceted Mission to Somalia: Is He in A Grave Peril of the Region?

An open letter to the UN Secretary General, His Excellency, Mr Ban ki-Moon  When I read the statement made by the head of the Un mission to Somalia, Mr Nicholas Kay on 29 August about Somaliland’s efforts to bring its most southern peripheries under its control, I had been expected to congratulate...
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'Somalia’s future is bleak because of the parochial clannish politics of incompetent and corrupt leaders, who are looking only after their own self interest … ' (AFP)

Al-Shabab Attacks Somalia’s Intelligence HQ

Armed group tells Al Jazeera its fighters entered building in capital Mogadishu as gun battle continues. Mogadishu, (Al Jazeera) -The Somali armed group al-Shabab has launched an attack on the country’s intelligence headquarters in central Mogadishu, setting off a bomb and opening fire on the complex,...
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Eng Omer Daud Ahmed (Awliyo)

SOMALILAND: Congratulation to President Silanyo and National Armed Forces for Uprooting Khatumo Militia and Securing the Territorial Integrity of the Country

By Eng. Omer Daud Ahmed (Awliyo) I hereby cordially congratulate Somaliland National Army Somaliland National Army for uprooting the secessionist Khaatumo militia and securing the territorial integrity of Somaliland. I also want to congratulate Somaliland president his Excellency Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud...
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Somaliland National Emblem

SOMALILAND: Government Statement on the Situation in Saaxdheer and Eastern Parts of the Country

Press Release Following the tensions that arose in Eastern Somaliland in June, the same actors have sought to undermine the stability and territorial integrity of Somaliland by continuing to provoke local conflict and engage in terrorist activities. Ali Khalif and other spoilers in the “Khatumo”...
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Tens of thousands of people are facing famine in southern Somalia [Al Jazeera]

Somalia Famine: ‘We Only Have Days to Live’

  People are starving in southern Somalia while relief efforts are blocked by government and rebel fighting. By Hamza Mohamed Mogadishu, (Al Jazeera) – President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has no doubt about who is to blame for the suffering from the latest drought to hit the Horn of Africa country. “Al-Shabab...
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The fighting comes as the UN warns that large areas of Somalia are struggling with dire hunger and drought [AFP]

Somali and AU Forces in Fresh Offensive against Al-Shabab

Somali and African Union forces launch “Operation Indian Ocean” to capture remaining ports held by armed group. Mogadishu, (Al Jazeera) -Somali and African Union forces have launched a long-awaited fresh offensive against al-Shabab fighters aimed at capturing remaining ports from the armed...
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Assailants shot more than 6 times at journalist, Mohamed Mohamoud “TImacade”, on 22 October 2013 near his home in Madina neighborhood.

SOMALIA: Court Sentences Islamist Killers of Journalist to Death

  Mogadishu, (AFP) -A military court in Somalia has sentenced two Islamist Shebab gunmen to death for killing a journalist, the information minister said today. “Both men freely confessed to the killings, therefore, after the due process of the law, the military court sentenced them to death,”...
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Saynab Jama sifts through frankincense

WATCH: Documentary on Gums & Resins Value Chain in Somaliland

The below documentary “Gums and Resins in Somaliland” was produced in the framework of the Value Chain Development Project implemented by SOFRECO funded by the World Bank, DFID and DANIDA.
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SOMALILAND: UCID Chairman Defends National Army Actions against Galayr Militia

‘Calls made by the UN, US & EU, an intervention to Somaliland territorial integrity’ Feisal A. Warabe Hargeisa (SM) – UCID Chairman Feisal Ali Warabe in an exclusively interview with VOA has strongly defended the military actions taken by Somaliland national armed forces where the country’s...
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Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicholas Kay. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

SOMALILAND: UN, EU AND U.S Top Envoys Appeal for All Armed Forces to Withdraw from Saaxdheer in Sool Region

By Abdirisak Itaqile The Representatives of United States, European Union and United Nations have called Somaliland government to withdraw its troops from Saahdheer town in Sool region. They also demanded the immediate release of Khatumo Militia prisoners held by Somaliland government. Read below the...
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