House of Representatives approves electoral law

Somaliland’s House of Representatives unanimously approved the disputed electoral law on Sunday despite objections from several politicians. The third deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Ali Hamud Jibril, emphasized the law’s effectiveness, stating that if the president does not enact it, the House will enforce it. “If the president does not sign it, we […]

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Africa Union dodges the bullet on Ethiopia-Somalia tensions

The African Union has made no significant progress on resolving the Somalia-Ethiopia dispute, a UN official said on Monday, reflecting the sensibilities the continental body has had to navigate around disputes between member states. At a session of the UN Security Council on the situation in Somalia, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) to […]

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Western region MPs opposed to Somaliland-Ethiopia MOU

A section of Somaliland MPs from the western regions have described the agreement between Somaliland and Ethiopia as illegal and poses a significant risk to the territorial integrity of Somaliland The parliamentarians, consisting of both the House of Elders and the House of Representatives in Somaliland, rejected the agreement, expressing doubts about its legitimacy. “We […]

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Kenya cautious as Somalia makes inroads into EAC

The formal admission of Somalia into the East African Community has elicited mixed feelings in the region, with immediate neighbour Kenya seen to remain cautious about opening its borders. Somalia was formally admitted to the EAC on November 24, after the Summit of the East African Community Heads of State at their 23rd Ordinary Meeting […]

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Somaliland hits back at Somalia over stand on MOU with Ethiopia

Following Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ denunciation of the Somaliland-Ethiopia Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a sovereignty violation and regional peace threat, Somaliland has stated that the agreement is built on mutual respect and shared goals for regional stability. According to a press release from the Somaliland on Sunday, termed Somalia’s stance as an overt […]

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UAE Armed Forces members killed in Somalia attack are repatriated

The bodies of four members of the UAE armed forces killed in a terrorist attack in Somalia were repatriated on Sunday, the Ministry of Defence announced. An officer from the Bahrain Defence Force also died in the attack, the ministry said. President Sheikh Mohamed received a call offering condolences from Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim. During […]

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Somali-British boxer Ramla Ali battles injustice where she finds a cause

Soon after the bell sounded to end Ramla Ali’s second professional fight, the Somali-born boxer was in a room behind the ring at the SSE Arena in Wembley crying dejectedly. The tears were not because she lost. She didn’t. Nor were they because a doctor was stitching a nasty cut – her first ever – […]

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Somaliland minister terms Somalia’s claim of Red Sea Gulf as “cheap propaganda”

Minister of Information, Culture and National Awareness Hon. Ali Hassan Mohamed (Ali Marehaan) has hit at Mogadishu claim over the Southern tip of the Red Sea Gulf. The minister said that had Somalia been in control of the gulf, it would have been ravaged by pirates, terrorist and illegal arms dealers taking control and making […]

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Poet Abdirahman sentenced to 8 months by Hargeisa court as Wadani terms it political

A court in Hargeisa District sentenced poet Abdirahman Aden Ibrahim, also known as Abdirahman Abees, to 18 months in prison on Tuesday. This verdict has intensified global concern regarding Somaliland’s respect for freedom of speech and human rights. Abees, an outspoken critic of President Muse Bihi’s government, was detained on Tuesday, igniting discussions about the […]

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