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Issue 645 -- 21st - 27th June, 2014

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Somaliland News

News Headlines

UCID Presidential Candidate Urges Parliament To Look Into Agreements With Oil And Minerals Companies

SSJW Press Release: Freedom Of Speech Under Attack In Somaliland

Local and Regional Affairs

EUCAP Nestor Strengthens Foothold In Somaliland

Exclusive Interview With Abderrazaq Noor, The Man Behind Somali Kitchen

Statement On The Situation In Eastern Somaliland

UN Says Oil Search In Northern Somalia Risks Stoking Tension

UK Khat Ban Likely To Create Innovative Black Market For Drug

FBI Investigates City’s Somali Community

Africa Comes To Parliament With Debate In The Commons


Sillanyo Unmasked

Features & Commentary

How Africa Can Beat Terrorism

Port Challenges In East Africa Afford A Golden Opportunity For Berbera

Somaliland’s First Wind Farm

International News


Somaliland: It’s About The Elections, Stupid!

Is Britain Turning Its Back On The World’s Refugees?

British MI6 To Visit Former Somaliland Deputy Security Minister In Mandhera Prison

A delegation from the UK is expected in the coming days to visit the  former deputy security minister Abdullah Aboker in Mandhera prison. The delegation aims to find out more about the news revealed by Mr Aboker accusing Somaliland government members of working with extremist elements in the country. Mr Aboker was arrested on May 30 , 2014  for making  the allegations.

Reports indicate that the British delegation will include members of MI6 and diplomats who are interested in getting additional information about the Islamic extremism within the government cabinet raised by the former deputy security minister.

The deputy minister who has  been relieved of his government post earlier was accused of  spreading rumors about the government. He said in a televised interview that  terrorists worked within  the government and that the  administration of President Sillanyo was aware of that. He said : “that  religious extremists were behind the current unrest in the country”. He named Ikhwaan  Al Muslimiin , islaax , Jihad and Al Shabaab Islamic groups as being behind the dispute within the ruling Kulmiye party.”
Country background : 

The Republic of Somaliland, formerly British Somaliland Protectorate, became Independent on June 26, 1960. It merged with the former Italian Colony of Somalia when it too became Independent on July 1, 1960. This merger was, however, doomed from the start because of economical, cultural and administrative differences and problems that made themselves felt very soon after the union of these two Somali Nations.
Regrettably, it took a long and protracted civil war between the people of Somaliland and the troops of the former Dictator Siyad Barre, for the sovereignty of Somaliland to be finally restored on May 18, 1991.








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