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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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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…

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Human Rights bodies demand release of jailed journalists, accuse government of breaching law

Human Rights groups in Somaliland have protested the imprisonment of two journalists by the Marodi-jeex Regional Court on what they termed as trumped up charges. Journalists  Mohamed Ilig and Abdijibar Mohamed were sentenced to  16 months jail term  each and released while Abdirahman Ali Khalif. The three were arrested in…

Taiwan, Somaliland sign deal on energy and mineral resource exploration and drilling

Taiwan and Somaliland signed an agreement on energy and mineral resources cooperation Monday that Taiwan's office in Somaliland said provides a legal foundation for joint resource exploration and drilling activities and other related initiatives. The agreement was signed by Economic Affairs Minister Wang Mei-hua in Taipei and Somaliland Energy and…

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Opposition parties begin push for government to set Presidential election roadmap

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Top US military official visits Somaliland amidst growing interest in Berbera

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