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Two journalists killed in Al-Shabaab attack in southern Somalia

Two journalists killed in Al-Shabaab attack in southern Somalia

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is saddened to learn that two Somali journalists were among the 26 fatal victims of an attack by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab on a hotel in Kismayo, in southern Somalia, on 12 July. It was the first time that Al-Shabaab has managed to carry a terrorist attack of this scale in Kismayo […]

Live-stock held in Jeddah Port, Saudi Arabia: An open letter to the Somaliland people By Ali Abdi Hersi

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Live-stock held in Jeddah Port, Saudi Arabia: An open letter to the Somaliland people By Ali Abdi Hersi

On Tuesday 9th July 2019, in the early hours of the morning, live-stock consisting of 20,000 sheep and goats had been loaded on to a ship heading towards the Islamic port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This livestock was intended to be slaughtered for the upcoming holy Islamic month of Hajj, in which the animal is […]

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Americans rank President Barack Obama as best president of their lifetimes: Poll…& Tiny Trump

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Americans rank President Barack Obama as best president of their lifetimes: Poll…& Tiny Trump

A new Pew Research Center poll says more Americans rank former President Barack Obama higher than any other when asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes. President Obama was named the best or second best president by 44 percent of Americans in the survey that came out Wednesday. Thirty-one percent ranked […]

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Somaliland army must disarm Buur-Madow’s militias

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Somaliland army must disarm Buur-Madow’s militias

The ongoing communal violence in Eil-Afwein is a tragedy.The communal violence in Eil-Afwein has been going on and off for the last seven years. Dozens of people from both communities are dead and wounded. The violence has created a climate of mistrust between the two sub-clans, and it has also hampered economic development in the Sanaag region. […]

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The Eelafweyn War Can Only Be stopped When Those Who Always Break And Breach The Cease Fire Are Punished.

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The Eelafweyn War Can Only Be stopped When Those Who Always Break And Breach The Cease Fire Are Punished.

If you want to know why the war between the two sister clans in CeelAfweyn District and its surroundings is recurring ask the question: “Cui prodest”– Who benefits? That is the first step to understand why the war is not going to stop. There are people who always benefit more from the existing system, and […]

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Somaliland: Turbulent Demon strations In Burao & Erigavo

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Somaliland: Turbulent Demon strations In Burao & Erigavo

Turbulent and violent demonstrations rocked the city of Burao in Togdher and the town Erigavo in Sanaag, yesterday.     The demonstrates who were mainly youngsters came out into the streets to protest the recent inter-community clashes in El-Afweine which cost the lives of at least 20 people.     The demonstration in Burao which was […]

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Somaliland: Waddani Youth Spokesperson Released After Fine Paid

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Somaliland: Waddani Youth Spokesperson Released After Fine Paid

The Spokesperson for the Youth wing of Waddani National Party, Mohamed Sadik Abdillahi “Dhamme” has been released from prison after a fine was paid in lieu of his sentence.     The Waddani Youth spokesperson was convicted of incitement by the Marodi Jeh Regional Court and sentenced to six months in prison. After more than […]

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Five-year jail sentence for Somali policeman who murdered a journalist

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Five-year jail sentence for Somali policeman who murdered a journalist

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate arrest of a Somali policeman so that he can begin serving the five-year jail sentence he received last November for fatally shooting a journalist. The sentence was not made public and RSF has only just learned of its existence. The verdict issued by a military court on […]

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Somaliland: Independent Civil Society Organizations express concern over the extension of terms and postponement of elections

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Somaliland: Independent Civil Society Organizations express concern over the extension of terms and postponement of elections

We, the under signed Independent Civil Society Organisations, do hereby express deep regret over the continuous extensions of terms and the failure of the political leaders to reach break through. The Guurti’s recurrent extensions of terms for elected office holders are not based on the constitution and are in violation of the democratic principles enshrined […]

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Somaliland Democracy thrives only on the neutrality and competency of its Election Commission.

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Somaliland Democracy thrives only on the neutrality                                                                               and competency of its Election Commission.

A Democracy of a country thrives on the integrity, competency and neutrality of the institutions administering its elections. Election commission (EC) is the single most important institution of conducting an election; and it is the central pillar of a country’s democracy. It is so critical for a democracy that quality of this institution is a […]

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