Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 8, 2011 (SL Times) Ė A group of
Somaliland journalists have left the country for South Sudanís capital
Jubba to report on the coming January 9th referendum in which the
Southern Sudanese will vote on whether they would remain part of Sudan
or separate from it.
The journalists include the Somaliland Times Editor-in-Chief Yusuf
Gabobe, Mustafe Shine and the heads of Somaliland journalistís
associations SSJW, USJ and SOOLJA as well as other journalists.
A press release issued by Somalilandís Presidential Spokesman, Mr
Abdillahi Muhammad Dahir (Cukuse) who is himself one of the journalists
who left for Sudan, said that while in Addis Ababa, the reporters met
with Southern Sudanís representative in Ethiopia. The same press release
mentioned that the reporters also met with Somalilandís representative
in Ethiopia, Mr Adan Nuh Dhulle.
In the meantime, two Journalists from Sahafi Media Network already
reached in Jubba, Southern Sudan. Mohamed-Rashid Muhumed Farah and
Mohamed-Amin Jibril left Addis Ababa on last Tuesday to observe and
report the coming referendum in South Sudan.