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Zaynab Mohamed a step closer to becoming first black woman in Minnesota Senate

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Zaynab Mohamed has moved one step closer to her dream after winning Democratic primary elections last week. With this victory, she is on the threshold to become first Black and youngest woman elected to the Minnesota Senate, On Tuesday’s vote, Mohamed, a 25-year-old Minneapolis resident, beat Todd Scott by earning 68 percent of the vote. “When I first thought about…

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Religious leaders and civil society join opposition in calls to push President Bihi to hold polls on time

Prominent traditional and religious leaders in the country have called for a calm and peaceful resolution to the presidential election conflict as tensions soar up and fear of clashes between opposition forces and government officials escalate. This coming after the collapse of talks between President Muse Bihi and Opposition Leaders…

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Interior minister confirms receipt of letter from opposition parties on planned nationwide demos

Somaliland Minister of Interior Ahmed Kahin has confirmed receipt of a letter from the country's main opposition parties on their plans to hold peaceful demonstrations to push the government to set a clear roadmap for the forthcoming presidential elections. The minister in a press statement on Saturday at the same…

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Somaliland stability at stake as opposition calls for mass action over delayed presidential polls

The stability of the Republic of  Somaliland looks threatened with renewed calls for mass action to push the government to give a roadmap to the forthcoming Presidential election. The main opposition parties are threatening to mobilise the citizens for a peaceful uprising should President Muse Bihi fail to set the…

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Amid growing tension over forthcoming presidential polls, CJ swears in 4 RAC members

In what is seen as another step by the Somaliland government to interfere with the forthcoming Presidential elections, the Chief Justice Adam Ali Ahmed has organized a swearing in ceremony for only four members of the Political Parties and Associations Registration and Approval Committee (Registration and Approval Committee –RAC). This…

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Tension after talks to set polls roadmap flop as opposition leaders walk out on President Bihi

Somaliland Presidential elections scheduled to be held in November 13 appear to be headed for a brick wall after talks between President Muse Bihi and leaders of opposition parties to set an inclusively agreed roadmap ended in a deadlock. Sources within the meeting say the opposition leaders led by the…

With a new leader in Somalia, power play in the Horn of Africa may take a shift

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s return as Somalia’s president is set to reshape the war-torn nation’s relationship with neighboring Eritrea and Ethiopia, with far-reaching repercussions across the Horn of Africa region.  Mohamud, 66, who governed Somalia from 2012 to 2017, beat incumbent Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known locally as Farmajo, in a final…

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

Opposition party Waddani got a huge boost in its ambition to form the next Somaliland…

Camel milk market in Somaliland growing as business activity

Camel milk is a critical product for both consumers and businesses in Somaliland, according to Agrilinks,…

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…