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Hargeysa, Somaliland, May 13, 2006 – On the occasion of his return to Hargeysa from a long trip abroad, the Somaliland minister of Minerals and Water, Qasim Sheikh Yusuf, told reporters on May 2, 2006 that he visited the United States, Britain and Norway to promote oil exploration in Somaliland. However prominent members of the Somaliland community have confirmed to the Somaliland Times that minister Qassim Sh. Yusuf has actually never been to the US.
Berbera, Somaliland, May 13, 2006 – One of Somaliland’s leading traditional leaders has accused the United Nations organizations of weaving plots in order to undermine Somaliland’s independence.
Hargeysa, Somaliland, May 13, 2006 – A philanthropic organization carrying the name of Somaliland’s late president Mohamed Ibrahim Egal was launched on last Monday in Hargeysa.
A Term Extension Too far: Guurti Resolution is Unconstitutional and Unacceptable
1. We, the Somaliland Forum, have been discussing the forthcoming end of the term of the House of Elders (Guurti) in October 2006 and the Guurti Indirect Elections Bill, which is currently being considered by the House of Representatives. We were therefore extremely surprised to learn that on Sunday 6 th May 2006, the Guurti considered a presidential decree extending their term of office for another 4 years up to October 2010
PRETORIA, May 6, 2006 – Advocate Mojanku Gumbi, who is the legal advisor to President Thabo Mbeki, visited the Centre for Human Rights on Thursday 4 May 2006. Advocate Gumbi had lunch with the students on the Master of Laws (LLM) programme in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa.
May 11, 2006 – Imagine a country within the greater Middle East ambit that has successfully made the transition to electoral democracy with multiparty municipal, presidential, and, most recently, parliamentary polls. Moreover, imagine that despite virtually all of its citizens being Sunni Muslims, the country's national elections commission designates a progressive, foreign-based Christian non-governmental organization to coordinate the international monitoring of its parliamentary elections. And imagine that the incumbent president's party takes a drubbing at the polls,
Djibouti, May 9, 2006 – After the Southern Somali alliance was formed three months ago in Mogadishu, its secular fighters have fought pitched battles with militias belonging to Mogadishu's Islamic courts. Hospital workers there say more than 100 people, many of them civilians, have been killed in clashes so far
MOGADISHU, May 11, 2006 – The death toll in Somalia's worst fighting for a decade rose to more than 120 on Thursday, as militias battled for control of the capital with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-aircraft guns.
Somalia: Resolution 1676 (2006) Adopted By The Security Council At Its 5435th Meeting, On 10 May 2006 (S/RES/1676)
New York, May 10, 2006 – Reaffirming its previous resolutions and the statements of its President concerning the situation in Somalia, in particular resolution 733 (1992) of 23 January 1992, which established an embargo on all delivery of weapons and military equipment to Somalia (hereinafter referred to as the “arms embargo”),
UNITED NATIONS, May 11, 2006– The U.N. Security Council ignored recommendations for targeted sanctions and a tighter existing arms embargo in Somalia, despite a spike in violence and fears that Islamic fundamentalists have gained strength in the chaotic nation.
London, UK, May 11, 2006 – Amnesty International today condemned the public execution of Omar Hussein in Mogadishu on 2 May. He was tied to a stake, hooded and stabbed to death by the 16-year-old son of the man whom he admitted stabbing to death in February,
Nairobi, Kenya, May 12, 2006 – The fighting in Mogadishu has been caused by Islamic courts, which were once divided along clan lines. The courts have formed a group called the Union of Islamic Courts, portrayed as an alternative to the warlords who control most of the country.
Nairobi, Kenya, May 09, 2006 – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has launched a two-month project to improve water availability and accessibility for thousands of drought-affected people in the Tieglow district and Hudur town of Bakol Region, South Somalia.