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Somalia's parliament has declared "null and void" a port deal signed by breakaway Somaliland that has raised tensions between Mogadishu and Hargeisa.Read More

Posted On January 10, 2018By In None

Somaliland MPs adopt first ever rape law

Lawmakers in the breakaway state of Somaliland have for the first time adopted a law criminalising rape, in what has been hailed as a "victory for women" in the conservative Muslim region.Read More
Mogadishu (AFP) Lawmakers in the breakaway state of Somaliland have for the first time adopted a law criminalising rape, in what has been hailed as a “victory for women” in the conservative Muslim region. “This law is the most useful ever passed in Somaliland and it will help eradicate violations against women, specifically, rape and other sexual offences,” MP Ibrahim Mahdi Buba told AFP late Tuesday. After seven years of debate, the law was finally adopted on Monday in Hargeisa, the capital of the semi-autonomous region which declared independence fromRead More
Muse Bihi from the ruling Kulmiye party was on Tuesday declared the winner of last week's presidential poll in the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland, election officials said.Read More
Mogadishu (AFP) Muse Bihi from the ruling Kulmiye party was on Tuesday declared the winner of last week’s presidential poll in the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland, election officials said. Bihi, 69, won with 55 percent of the vote, beating Abdirahman Iro of the main opposition Waddani party, who received 41 percent. Faysal Ali Warabe, who previously ran and lost in 2010, came third with four percent. “The tallying process of the election was concluded and Kulmiye party candidate Muse Bihi Abdi… won the election and will be the president,” saidRead More
Officials in the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland counted votes from a presidential election Tuesday, with a social media blackout expected to last several days until results are announced.Read More
Mogadishu (AFP) Officials in the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland counted votes from a presidential election Tuesday, with a social media blackout expected to last several days until results are announced. The northern territory, which declared independence from the rest of Somalia in 1991, hopes its third presidential election will bolster its democratic credentials and strengthen the case for independence from its troubled neighbour. The counting process “may take a couple of days before it finishes and the result is announced, it can be between 16th and 18th of this month,”Read More
Officials began counting votes in the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland after residents on Monday took part in its third presidential poll, hoping to bolster its democratic credentials and strengthen the case for independence from troubled Somalia.Read More

Posted On November 13, 2017By In None

Breakaway Somaliland votes for new president

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

Posted On November 13, 2017By In None

Breakaway Somaliland votes for new president

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