UNHCR expands help to refugees in urban areas in Libya, reassesses role of Gathering and Departure Facility

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PRESS RELEASE UNHCR expands help to refugees in urban areas in Libya, reassesses role of Gathering and Departure Facility There are already some 40,000 refugees and asylum-seekers living in urban areas, some of whom are extremely vulnerable and in desperate need of support GENEVA, Switzerland, November 28, 2019/ — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced… Read more »

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Brussels: Joint statement on delays to Somaliland parliamentary and local elections

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JOINT STATEMENT ON DELAYS TO SOMALILAND PARLIAMENTARY AND LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS Brussels, 27/11/2019 – 07:55, UNIQUE ID: 191127_10 Joint Statements We, the undersigned regional and international partners* of Somaliland, recall the significant agreement between political parties in July 2019 which recognised the “critical importance of holding the long due Parliamentary and Local Council Elections” and… Read more »

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Parliament for life? Somaliland Upper House does it again

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By T. Roble Somaliland Parliament has renewed its lease of life for the sixth time extending its uninterrupted stay for 17 years defying local and international pleas. In what has become a convenient tool to settle political scores and silence dissent, the House of Elders (Guurti) cast a majority vote (70/71) Saturday adding itself 3… Read more »

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Somaliland: The Beauty of Awdal Enchants A Visitor.

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Somaliland: The Beauty of Awdal Enchants A Visitor. The following two photos were taken recently by a foreign visitor to Somaliland. The visitor who workers for a humanitarian non-governmental organization were posted on all the social media outlets and highlight the beauty of our country which we often take for granted. Renowned Somaliland photographer, Yusuf… Read more »

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U.S. Ambassador Congratulates 125 Young African Leader Participants of the YALI Regional Leadership Center

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PRESS RELEASE U.S. Ambassador Congratulates 125 Young African Leader Participants of the YALI Regional Leadership Center The completion of this training brings the number of young African graduates from the West Africa Regional Leadership Center (RLC) to more than 5,300 since the U.S. Government launched the program in 2015 ACCRA, Ghana, November 22, 2019/ —… Read more »

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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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