Somaliland's ruling party candidate declared election winner

2017-11-22 10:06

The ruling party candidate in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has been declared the winner of the presidential election but the opposition claims irregularities in the vote.

Breakaway Somaliland votes for new president

2017-11-13 17:58

Residents of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland have voted in its third presidential poll, hoping to prove its democratic credentials and strengthen the case for independence from troubled Somalia.

Breakaway Somaliland to elect new president

2017-11-11 14:00

The self-proclaimed state of Somaliland is set to vote for a new president, hoping to continue a series of democratic transitions of power that sets it apart from its troubled neighbour Somalia.

Somaliland asks US for exemption to Trump's travel ban

2017-02-15 06:11

Somalia's breakaway northern territory of Somaliland is asking the United States for an exemption to President Donald Trump's executive order on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

No silver lining for Somaliland'a 25 years of 'independence'

2016-05-18 20:01

Neither the forest of red, white and green flags, nor the ululating women nor the presidential fanfare could mask the bitterness of Somaliland's 25th independence celebrations.

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.


Somaliland polls close in election of new president

2017-11-13 21:23

Polls have closed and vote-counting has begun in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland which is electing their fifth president as the ruling party faces a strong challenge from opposition candidates.

Focus on Africa: Elections, Grace Mugabe, conflict in CAR

Somaliland continues its transitional power, as Monday marks its third presidential elections since its liberation from Somalia, while First Lady Grace Mugabe remains encouraged to serve as the vice-president of Zimbabwe. Watch this week's Africa wrap.

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Somaliland journalist sentenced to 2 years in prison

2017-04-09 13:04

A court in Somalia's breakaway northern territory of Somaliland has sentenced a journalist to two years in prison after he was arrested for meeting Somalia's new president.

Somaliland wants to secede – here's why caution is necessary

2016-09-09 14:24

Separation is intended to deal with problems and provide an acceptable alternative, but history shows it may not be the solution, writes Peter Robert Woodward.

Somali journalist killed in car bombing

2015-12-03 19:57

A Somali journalist has been killed after a bomb exploded under her car in Mogadishu.

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.

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