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Issue 495 -- 23rd - 29th July 2011

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Somaliland News

News Headlines

Police Arrest Three People For Dispensing Somalia’s Passport

Third Batch Graduates From Sahan Center

Worldremit Launches “Send Money To Yourself” Service In Somaliland

Local and Regional Affairs

Cartoon In Murdoch’s Paper Calls Hacking Inquiry A Distraction From African Famine

Uganda Or Even UK Can Host Somalis, Says Ojode

US To Allow Aid Shipments To Islamist-Held Somalia 'If Security Is Guaranteed'

Analysts: Somali War Helped Turn Drought To Famine

We Need Safe Access To Those Affected By Famine In Somalia, Says World Vision

On Tanker Hijacked Another Released

Scarborough Restaurant Owner Pleads For Canadian Government To Help Somalia


Is Yemen Becoming Another Somalia?

Features & Commentary

Protecting Somaliland's Endangered Cave Paintings

Somalia's Sea Wolves

African Viewpoint: Messy Divorces

Kenyan Runner Hopes Success In U.S. Will Improve Her Family's Life

No Owner, No Cargo And No Hope Of Ransom: Pirates Urged To Show Mercy

International News


Col Iyo Abaar - War & Drought

Somaliland: Seeking A Deserved Recognition

A Note To My Late Kulmiye General Secretary: Kayse Hassan Cige

Third Batch Graduates From Sahan Center

Hargeysa, Somaliland, July 23, 2011 (SL Times) A ceremony was held this week for the third batch of students to graduate from a center run by Sahan volunteers Organization. The center takes care of people who had difficulties functioning in society due to mental or psychological problems. Present at the event was Sheikh Adan Haji Mohamoud (Adan Siiro), the minister of transportation, the former minister of aviation, Ali Waran Adde, intellectuals, parents of the graduating students, and other distinguished guests.
Speaking on behalf of Sahan volunteer Organization, Bashir Muhammad Jama pointed out that this is the third group to graduate and that some of the skills they were taught included sewing and lighting. He also advised the parents not to neglect the students after they finish their rest and rehabilitation, and to help them find jobs.
Sheikh Adan Mohamoud Hiiray, (Aadan Siiro), commended the center for taking on a very difficult job. He also urged the well-to-do to support the activities of the center. He reminded the audience that there are people who are wealthy enough to build their own hospital if they wanted, but whose relatives are at the center.









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