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“We haven’t had enough time between one disaster and another” says MSF doctor on situation in Somalia

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A senior doctor with the with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Baidoa, Somalia has described the humanitarian situation in the country as catastrophic. Dr Asma Aweis Abdallah said the drought in the country- the worst in four decades has forced people to move from their homes to look for health and humanitarian assistance. She said over the last…

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$ 23 million raised towards rebuilding Waheen market

A total of $23 000 000 has been raised so far for the rebuilding of Waheen market in Somaliland which was guttered by fire in early April, the president announced in his final state of the nation address in his ending term of office. The fire destroyed properties worth up…

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Somaliland President Musa Bihi sends condolence message to UAE following death of its leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Somaliland President Musa Bihi has sent a message of condolence to United Arab Emirates following the death of the country’s president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday, May 13. In his condolence message Bihi said he is deeply saddened by the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin…

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Crisis in Horn of Africa as region faces worst drought in four decades

International development charity Christian Aid has warned “the cost of living crisis is global and demands urgent action” as people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia including Somaliland face rising hunger and acute water shortages amidst the worst drought in 40 years. The intervention comes as new polling by Savanta, commissioned…

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Gun prices rise ahead of Somalia’s presidential elections

The price of an AK-47, the standard weapon of Somali militias, has soared on gun markets ahead of a fraught ballot this weekend, when lawmakers will select the country’s next president.   Parliamentarians from Somalia’s lower and upper houses will decide on 15 May from a list of 39 candidates that…

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Somalia to hold long-delayed presidential election

Somalia  will hold a long-awaited presidential election on Sunday, ending months of delays, with the new leader set to confront huge challenges including a grinding Islamist insurgency and a punishing drought that has sparked famine fears. The troubled Horn of Africa nation has been grappling with a political crisis since February…

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Ethiopians escape war only to face hunger in Somaliland

In the early hours of the morning, before sunrise, the refugees in Borama gather around vendors selling bread out of wheelbarrows, hoping for handouts. The nearby tea shops do what they can to help, dishing out hot drinks to hundreds of people who have left fighting and drought in Ethiopia…

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Waddani scores big as former Bihi’s ally Dr. Omar joins Irro’s campaign team

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Opposition parties begin push for government to set Presidential election roadmap

Somaliland’s opposition parties UCID and Wadani are planning a meeting to push the government to…

Top US military official visits Somaliland amidst growing interest in Berbera

United States growing interest in Somaliland became clearer this week with the visit by General…