Somaliland Monitor

Sierra Leone Deploys 145 More Police Officers to Somalia

Some 145 officers from Sierra Leone’s Formed Police Units (FPU) have been deployed in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo, Garowe Online reported yesterday. The new batch of officers will join an elite team of 15 which are already in the country as part of the African Union Mission (AMISOM) in …

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Qatar Crisis Washes up on Somalia’s Shores

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi

UAE plane seizure follows months of deteriorating relations and economic malaise It was 1991 when Somali President Siad Barre was ousted, catapulting the country into disarray and prompting emboldened warlords to cleave the country apart. Although an internationally-backed government was established in 2012 following interventions by Ethiopia and the African …

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SOMALILAND: Why We Should be at the Commonwealth Summit

Students in Hargeisa

Somaliland shares the Commonwealth’s challenges and values. Its lack of participation is a missed opportunity, argues the Republic’s Foreign Minister. By Saad Ali Shire This week, leaders from the 53 member-states of the Commonwealth are gathering in London for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Representatives from across Africa, Asia, …

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SOMALILAND: Poet Jailed for Somalia Reunification Poetry


A court in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has sentenced a young poet to three years in jail. Nacima Qorane was found guilty of bringing the state into contempt by advocating for Somaliland to reunite with Somalia. Pressure groups in Somaliland said Ms Qorane’s basic human rights have been violated. …

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UAE Stops Training Somalia’s Military after Cash Seizure

By: Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates says it will end its military training mission to Somalia after an incident that saw its soldiers assaulted and $9.6 million seized at an airport in Mogadishu. The announcement by the UAE’s Foreign Ministry marks …

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SOMALILAND: Why Education is a Matter for Prosperity?

Khalil Abdi Mohamoud Ahdar

Education in the view of Islam.   ……………………………………………. Islam elucidate ”Education” precisely in this word”TARBIYAH” which has linguistic meaning: increase, growth, and loftiness. So from the terms, It is the matter of prosperity because one can learn and then initiate, also recognise his creator- the knower of everything (Allah). Referring to …

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