August, 2009

Somaliland Presidential Guardsman Made “Death Threats” Against Lawmakers

  HARGEISA, Somaliland (Somaliland Globe)- A member of Somaliland presidential guard had made death threats against Mohamed Nur Arrale and Ali Hassan Mohamed in the presence of the head of Intelligence and head of the presidential guard yesterday, lawmakers told the press.


Somaliland Police In Show Of Force As Angry People Pour Into Parliament

HARGEISA, Somaliland (Somaliland Globe)- Hundred of angry but peaceful protesters have poured into the surroundings of the parliament in Hargeisa today following the intervention of yesterday’s parliamentary session by police who had claimed they were “acting under direct orders of the president”.


Somaliland Police Arrest Journalist, Seize Camera

HARGEISA, Somaliland (Somaliland Globe)- Somaliland police today arrested WARYA TV and Saraar News Online reporter, Ibrahim Abdirahman Qasim, and seized his camera and equipments following the deployment of police in the parliament which led to Saturday’s parliamentary session to be cancelled. 


Armed Policemen Enter Parliament To Aid MPs of Somaliland’s Ruling Party

  HARGEISA, Somaliland (Somaliland Globe)- Around two hundred armed policemen entered Somaliland’s parliament to force the Speaker of the House to allow six legislators of the ruling party, UDUB, to attend and participate in today’s parliamentary session although the legislators were disciplined and given 3 day suspension from attending sessions. 


Midnight Forever By Dr. Abdishakur Jowhar

Midnight Forever Dr. Abdishakur Jowhar (abdijowhar@yahoo.com)   Saturday, August 29, 2009   Part III:  The conclusion    Introduction: On July 11, 2009 four prominent Somaliland citizens were kidnapped from a public highway and later on massacred in a tribal ritual. On August 6, 2009 Ali (Marshall) Gulaid died in a car accident on his way to […]


Somaliland: Further Presidential Term Extension May Result in Public Revolt, Warns UCID Leader

LONDON, United Kingdom (Somaliland Globe)- Faisal Ali Warabe, the leader of Somaliland’s second largest opposition party, Justice and Welfare party, known by its Somali acronym, UCID, has warned, in an interview with the BBC Somali Service, that if president Rayale’s term of office is extended this time around there will be a nationwide revolt against […]


AU Special Envoy Arrives In Somaliland As Ethiopian Minister Departs

The AU’s Special Envoy to Somalia/Somaliland, Mr. Nicholas Bwakira arrived in Hargeisa today. His visit follows the departure of the Ethiopian deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Tekede Alemu from Hargeisa. Mr. Bwakira is slated to hold separate meeting with the candidates of the three political parties and the parliament.


Somaliland: Ruling Party MPs Disrupt Parliament Session

Members of the ruling party parliamentarians violently disrupted the normal session of the parliament today. The UDUB members of the parliament who are the minority, were said to be fearful of possible sanctions against Riyale administration. Just over a week ago the parliament passed a bill ruling unlawful a decision reached jointly by president Riyale […]


Somaliland Opposition Says Position Not Changed

Hargeisa (SomalilandGlobe) The two opposition parties of Somaliland, KULIMIYE and UCID have released a joint statement restating their position on the current political turmoil in Somaliland.  A copy of the statement which Somaliand.org obtained read as follows:


Midnight Forever By Dr. Abdishakur Jowhar

Introduction: On July 11, 2009 four prominent Somaliland citizens were kidnapped from a public highway and later on massacred in a tribal ritual. On August 6, 2009 Ali (Marshall) Gulaid died in a car accident on his way to Berbera.