Hargeysa, Somaliland, February 25, 2006 – The speaker of the lower house of Parliament, Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi “Erro” and the first deputy speaker of the Somaliland Guurti (upper house), Sheikh Ahmed Nuh will leave tomorrow for Cardiff, Wales, with a night stopover in Addis Ababa, to take part in the official opening of the new Welsh National Assembly – the Senedd – on March 1, 2006.
Speakers Of Both Chambers Of Parliament Leave For Wales
Hargeysa, Somaliland, February 25, 2006 – Mr. Abdirahman Erro, speaker of Somaliland parliament House of Representatives was interviewed by Somaliland Times last Tuesday. Excerpt of this interview follows:
Hargeysa, Somaliland, February 20, 2006 - Somaliland arrested 84 fishermen from nearby Yemen it says were fishing illegally in its waters, authorities in the breakaway enclave said on Sunday.
Somaliland Question Puts President Yusuf In A Vulnerable Position
Evanston, Illinois, February 18, 2006 – On Monday, Feb.13, 2006 a roundtable discussion entitled “The Politics of Somaliland’s Self-Determination” took place at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA. The Somaliland Times is pleased to share with its readers some of the insights of the distinguished participants.
Diaspora’s Connection In Somaliland’s Reconstruction
Hargeysa, Somaliland, February 19, 2006 – For the 15 years Somaliland has been ‘independent’, the international community has given her a wide berth.
The Hypocrisy Attendant To International Recognition
Hargeysa, Somaliland, February 19, 2006 – Over the years, changes have been made to the map of the world. For instance after WWII, Russia swallowed several eastern European states and formed the Soviet Union.
Pretoria, South Africa, Feb. 19, 2006 – The Berbera PSC was awarded to Rova Energy Corporation Limited (Rova) by the Government of Somaliland in May 2003. Ophir has recently acquired 75% of the issued share capital of Rova,
Hargeysa, Somaliland, February 19, 2006 – Somaliland was a British protectorate during the colonial period. In 1960, it became independent for five days before joining with former Italian Somalia to create the now collapsed Somalia Republic.
Business & Economy: Somaliland's Promises To Ethiopian Businesses
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 21, 2006 – Ethiopia has tightened its diplomatic and trade relations with its neighbor, Somaliland. The world does not yet accord recognition to Somaliland, which declared independence from the rest of Somalia in 1991. But the self-declared state is acting like a proper state.
Starting Over In Somalia: How To Break The Cycle Of Failure
The formation of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in October 2004 at Mbagathi, Kenya, was supposed to arrest Somalia 's vicious cycle of statelessness, insecurity and humanitarian crisis.
Analysis: Somali Warlords Unite Against Extremists
WASHINGTON, February 24, 2006 – Dismissed by the international community as a failed state prone to Islamist extremism, Somalia's warlords have joined forces to stamp out Al Qaeda-linked groups trying to gain a foothold in the lawless East African nation.
Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 22, 2006 – The Somali capital, Mogadishu, is calm following four days of fighting between rival militias.
Nairobi, Kenya, Feb. 25, 2006 – As heavy fighting continued in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the senior United Nations envoy for the fractured Horn of Africa country appealed Wednesday to the leaders of the warring parties to end their hostilities and respect the security of civilian populations caught in their crossfire.
Somali Mps Look To Legislate, A Year After Brawling
BAIDOA, Somalia, Feb 24 - Nearly a year after they brawled, threw chairs and punches at each other in Kenya, Somalia's interim parliament is to meet inside the anarchic country for the first time.