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African Delegates Raise Their ‎Opinions On Somaliland’s Status

Director Of Hargeysa Water Agency ‎Briefs Guurti’s House Committee For ‎The Agency’s 2005 Annual Report ‎‎

“Abdillahi Jawan” Calls On Opposing Sides ‎Fighting In Yo’ale (Ethiopia) To Seize All Hostilities‎‎

An Ethiopian Delegation Led By The ‎Minister Of Transport And Communication ‎Will Arrive Today In Somaliland‎‎

Somaliland: Elusive Independence‎

Two British MPs Ask Questions On ‎Issues Concerning About Somaliland‎

US Policy Towards Somaliland Changes For The Better

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Hargeysa Consultative Workshop 16-18 January 2006‎ Communiqué

Gunmen Kill Two Somali Ex-Colonels‎

Compromise Over African Union Chairmanship

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Somalia: US Troops Wage Peace ‎Mission In East African Coast‎‎

Somalia New Front For Osama Hunt

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Report: Somaliland And The Torfaen ‎Summit 1‎

Little-Known Dimension To War On ‎Terrorism Is Playing Out In East Africa

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Suspected Pirates Captured Off Somali Coast‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

Yemen Terrorism Talks With UK‎‎

Muslim Cleric Faces Charges In Washington

Hijacked Fishing Boat Freed In Somalia

Seattle Imam’s Case In Legal Limbo

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Do African Leaders Hear The Cries Of Hungry ‎Children As They Savior On French Gourmet

Mvela's Ophir Holds Somaliland Cards ‎Close To Its Chest‎‎

Africa Survives Test Of Diplomacy

Somalilanders In Cardiff First Arrived ‎‎1880s Settled 1950s‎

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Watch Out For Rayale’s Improved And ‎Enhanced Teeth Made In Germany

The Role Of Political Parties In The Multi-‎Party System: The Case Of Somaliland‎‎‎

Joint Needs Assessment And Its ‎Implications For Somaliland‎

Can Minister Of Finance Present An Honest ‎Revenue Estimates To New Parliament ‎During 2006 Budget Discussions?‎‎‎

The Development Routes Of Somaliland


Taipei, Taiwan, January 26, 2006 (AFP/Sapa) – One of the four Taiwanese fishing boats hijacked off the coast of Somalia last year was released on Thursday, the government said.

"Under the rescue efforts by related government units and ship owners, Chung Yi 218 had safely set sail from Somali waters and was on its way home," the Fisheries Administration said in a statement.

The ship and two other vessels, the Cheng Ching Feng and Hsin Lien Feng 36, were seized separately on August 16. The Feng Rong 16 was hijacked in November.

"The crews on the other three ships are safe and we will continue the rescue efforts," the statement said.

The four vessels carried a total of 62 crew members, including those from China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Somali pirates reportedly had threatened to kill dozens of the crew unless the ship owners paid a ransom of about $500   000 for each boat.

Somalia was plunged into anarchy after strongman Mohamed Siyad Barre was ousted in 1991 and the country disintegrated into a patchwork of fiefdoms run by unruly warlords and clan militia chiefs.

On Sunday, pirates hijacked another merchant ship, believed to be registered in the United Arab Emirates, off the Somali coast.


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