Ethiopia: Sidama people vote on forming new regional state

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Polls opened at 6am (03:00 GMT) on Wednesday and will close at 6pm (15:00 GMT). Preliminary results are expected on Thursday. The Sidama drive for statehood, which goes back decades, triggered days of deadly clashes in July between activists and security forces after the activists threatened to unilaterally declare a new regional state. The unrest… Read more »

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Somaliland: Waddani Threatens Demonstration, Govt. Bans & Arrest Senior Officials

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Somaliland: Waddani Threatens Demonstration, Govt. Bans & Arrest Senior Officials Somaliland’s main opposition party, Waddani, has called for a demonstration in Hargeisa by it’s supporters on Monday, November, 18th, which the government has banned. The new Somaliland Police Commissioner, Brig. General, Mohamed Aden, in a press conference, declared that the proposed demonstration by Waddani supporters… Read more »

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Saudi Arabia becomes latest country to issue “golden visas”

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Seventy-three more people can now live in Saudi Arabia for as long as they like, as of Monday, when the Middle Eastern country launched its new “premium” residency program. The recipients, selected from thousands of applicants, will pay 800,000 riyals ($213,000) for the right to permanent residency, or 100,000 riyals ($26,700) for a renewable one-year… Read more »

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Somaliland: Parliament Approves New NEC, Opposition Rejects

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Somaliland: Parliament Approves New NEC, Opposition Rejects The Somaliland House of Representatives have passed a motion of confidence in the new National Elections Commission, (NEC), but, the two opposition parties, Waddani and UCID have rejected this motion. The new commission which is set to replaced the previous commission, who had in a five year tenure,… Read more »

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Somali soldiers graduate from UK run training course

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PRESS RELEASE Somali soldiers graduate from UK run training course Mogadishu – One hundred and thirty-four (134) Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers graduated on Wednesday from a UK-led training course in Baidoa, the capital of South West State in Somalia. The training is part of the UK’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the capacity of Somali… Read more »

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Somaliland: President Muse Bihi Reshuffles Diplomatic Posts

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Somaliland: President Muse Bihi Reshefulles Diplomatic Posts The President of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, has made a sweeping reshuffle to some of Somaliland’s most strategic diplomatic posts. Among those who have been replaced are Ayan Mohamud Anshour, “Gobonnimo” and veteran diplomat, Mohamed Abdi Da’ar. The reshuffle includes the Somaliland Liaison offices in… Read more »

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Why is the World Ignoring Somaliland?

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The 2016 Somaliland Independence Day Parade in the capital Hargeisa To most, a functionally independent country that lies in the northern part of modern Somalia with a separate government, education system, and even a coast guard would be something out of a fantasy novel. However, Somaliland, hidden on the Horn of Africa, is exactly that…. Read more »

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