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Issue 661 -- 28th March - 3rd April, 2015

Front Page

Somaliland News

News Headlines

Interpeace Cancels Voter Registration Contract

Somaliland’s ‘Unsung Heroes’

Local and Regional Affairs

New Procurement Service Helps Worldremit Deliver Its Customer Management Vision

Dubai Government Establishes P&O Ports Subsidiary

Somaliland Government Allows Use Of Airport Against Al-Houthis

DIFC Courts Expected To Unfreeze Assets Of Dubai Businessman Following Djibouti Dispute

Girls’ Education In Somaliland: The Start Of A Quiet Revolution

UK Appoints New Ambassador To Somalia

New Minister Of Finance Zamzam Adan ‘ Received’ Overwhelming Support


How Long Will The Anti-ISIS Marriage Of Convenience Last?

Features & Commentary

Conflict Assessment Northern Kenya And Somaliland

‘Wonderful Somaliland’: Self-Declared Country Aims For Spot On Tourist Map

Dirty Hands: Why Biometric Voting Fails In Africa - And It Doesn't Matter In The End

Only A Crazy Man Would Go To Somali Territory

International News


Somaliland: UK Asked To Push For UN Recognition

DANIDA’s Job Profile Depicts Somaliland—As a Terrorist Haven

Somaliland Government Allows Use Of Airport Against Al-Houthis

Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels have been given permission by ‪Somaliland government to use Berbera airport as a launching hub.
According to Confused Eagle, the government of Somaliland has agreed to allow the Sudanese government to use Berbera airport to launch airstrikes against Al Houthi militants in Yemen. Sudan is a member of the Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemeni conflict.
Earlier , president Hassan Mohamud of Somalia who has no authority over Berbera told the Arab leaders meeting in Cairo that the coalition could use Berbera airport in the war against the Houthi Rebels.
Berbera airport has a 4,140 m runway, one of the longest on the continent. The runway was built by the Soviet Union in the mid-1970s in order to counter the United States’ military presence in the region. It was rented by NASA at a cost of $40 million per year, and used as an emergency landing site for the Space Shuttle from 1980 until 1991, when the government of former President of Somalia Siyad Barre collapsed.








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