Somaliland


Somaliland blessed by dodging aid curse

2014-02-04 22:41

The breakaway territory of Somaliland cannot access foreign aid because it has not yet been recognised internationally as a state, and that suits it just fine.

Polls in Somaliland transparent – observers

2012-12-03 12:49

Local elections in the self-declared nation of Somaliland were “largely preaceful and transparent”, international observers say.

Somaliland troops, separatists clash

2012-04-01 21:33

At least four Somaliland troops and one rebel fighter loyal to the breakaway enclave's secessionists have been killed during clashes.

Somaliland clashes with secessionists

2012-02-10 13:59

The breakaway territory of Somaliland is battling its own secessionists in a dispute that has raised tensions with neighbouring Puntland, in an area of Somalia more peaceful than the rest of the country.

Release of SA men a 'cautionary tale'

2010-12-21 12:05

The release of two South African media workers who were detained in Somaliland has been described by a specialist on the region as a 'cautionary tale'.

Somaliland impounds plane

2010-12-10 21:04

The authorities of the northern Somali region of Somaliland have seized a plane carrying military supplies to Puntland, officials say.

Somaliland poll 'free and fair'

2010-06-28 16:40

A spokesperson for a group on international observers says a recent presidential election in Somalia’s northern breakaway region was free and free.

Somaliland votes for president

2010-06-26 18:38

Voters in Somaliland have queued for hours and thronged polling stations for the second presidential election held in the self-declared republic.

Somaliland cops arrest 'bombers'

2010-06-10 19:34

Somaliland police arrested 11 people in possession of firearms and explosives in the breakaway republic but one officer was killed.

 

Rape in Somaliland increasing

2013-05-12 21:16

Rape is on the rise in Somaliland, an area traditionally considered a refuge from violence.

17 sentenced to death in Somaliland

2012-05-17 16:13

A military court in Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland has sentenced 17 people to death for attacking a military base over a land dispute one day earlier, an official says.

Jailed pirates moved to Somaliland

2012-03-29 22:44

The Seychelles has moved 17 convicted pirates to Somaliland to help decongest the country's prisons.

Somaliland releases plane crew

2010-12-31 11:28

Somaliland has released six Russian crew members of a plane seized carrying weapons to neighbouring Puntland in violation of an arms embargo.

Somaliland frees SA men

2010-12-20 14:14

Somaliland has freed two South Africans who were passengers in a plane that officials say was laden with weapons destined for Puntland, an official says.

Somaliland surrounds 300 rebels

2010-09-14 13:41

Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland say their troops have surrounded up to 300 Ethiopian rebels they say entered their territory illegally.

Somaliland: 4 dead on poll day

2010-06-27 17:39

Officials in Somaliland say a voting day skirmish killed four people in a contested area of the self-declared republic.

Tight security as Somaliland votes

2010-06-26 10:11

The self-proclaimed state of Somaliland has closed its borders as voters chose their president amid fears Islamists from neighbouring Somalia could try to disrupt the polls.

Somaliland voters set for polls

2010-05-13 21:50

The breakaway enclave of Somaliland will vote in a long-awaited presidential election on June 26 after a string of delays.

MPs exchange blows

2009-09-09 12:35

Politicians have traded blows in Somaliland's parliament after officials agreed to debate a motion to impeach the president of the breakaway enclave over election delays.

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