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Hundreds Protest Water Price Rise In ‎Somaliland‎‎

ISSUE 224
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Counterfeit Money Trial Opens For ‎Abdillahi Yusuf’s Son-In-Law In Dubai

Somaliland Legislators Defend ‎Independence, Ties With Ethiopia‎   

Gareth Evans Appointed to UN ‎Genocide Panel

Kenya To Fight Piracy Off Somalia's Coast‎

Hundreds Protest Water Price Rise In ‎Somaliland‎‎

‎South African Independent Online ‎Examines Efforts To Address ‎HIV/AIDS In Somaliland‎

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Kenya: Auditor-General Exposes ‎Major Abuse Of Public Funds

Sana’a Alliance To Demand Lifting Of ‎UN Arms Embargo On Somalia‎

Ethiopian Ex-Fighters Demand Compensation‎

Militia Clash At Somali Government ‎Base Baidoa

Good Prospects In Africa-India Trade ‎Relations: Zenawi‎‎‎‎

Special Humanitarian Envoy Says Ethiopia ‎Has Lessons To Share With Its Neighbors

Special Humanitarian Envoy Attends ‎‎‘Historic’ Pastoralist Gathering In Ethiopia‎‎‎‎

Somalia Reconciliation Efforts Launched ‎In Baidoa‎‎

Somalia Cautious On Reports U.S. ‎Funds Fighting‎‎

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International News

Blair Reshuffles Cabinet After Election Losses

Britain Plans To Deport Nearly All ‎Foreigners Convicted Of Crimes

yaan Hirsi Magan Ordered Out Of ‎Secure Home‎‎‎

Alleged Pirates Freed After US Declines To ‎Prosecute‎

'WPC Murder Suspect In Somalia'‎‎‎

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

African Cooperation Growing on Anti-‎Terrorism, U.S. Report Says‎‎

Blair’s Spokesman On John Prescott

Food for thought

Opinions

The Day of Somaliland Students Died ‎Young: Any Hero To Revive?‎‎

The Budget Of Somaliland Fiscal Year 2006

Very Interesting Findings Of The ‎Qur’an......Miracles‎‎

Leadership Forum For Advancing Inter-‎Faith Dialogue to Prevent Conflict‎‎‎‎‎


HARGEISA, May 2, 2006 – About 200 people protested a rise in the price of water in northern Somaliland, witnesses and local officials said, breaking government equipment in a rare show of unrest in the breakaway Somali enclave.

The crowd destroyed computers and archive files in the local government's main offices in the town of Erigabo on Monday, after it had doubled the price of water to 2,000 Somaliland shillings ($0.33) per liter citing high fuel prices.

"The demonstrators blocked the roads with stones and tires," deputy mayor of Erigabo Mohamed Awad Du'ale told reporters by telephone, adding the protestors had also broken office doors.

The army was called in to restore calm. Several people were said to be injured, one seriously, during Monday's unrest.

Officials on Tuesday temporarily suspended the price increase, saying the issue needed to be reviewed.

Somaliland, an enclave on the Gulf of Aden, declared independence from Somalia in 1991 and has since enjoyed relative peace. But its independence is not recognized by the international community.

Source: Reuters


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