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2011-04-25 11:30:00

Known today for its bloody conflicts and instability, Somalia's little known history can be found in the colorful cave paintings of animals and humans discovered in 2002 by a French archaeology team. Laas Gaal, Somalia (also known as Laas Geel), just outside of Haregeisa, the capital of Somalia's self-declared Somaliland state, contains 10 caves that show vivid depictions of a pastoralist history which dates back to some 5,000 years or more, reports AFP. A French archaeology team was sent in...

2011-04-18 08:50:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has partnered with Dahabshiil, the largest international money transfer company in Africa, to host the first ever Somali community event in Kenya. The event, themed 'Now I Know', saw high profile Kenyan and Somali artists and musicians celebrate stories of the Somali Diaspora living in Kenya. The aim was to promote Somali culture and to educate other communities about the...

2011-02-03 10:27:00

LONDON, February 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- By handling remittances from the international Somali diaspora, Dahabshiil provides a vital source of income for African communities and in doing so, has become Africa's largest money transfer company, according to a recent article by the BBC. In the interview by Zeinab Badawi of the BBC, Dahabshiil's CEO, Abdirashid Duale, speaks about his company's operations in Somaliland and of the difficulties in doing business abroad that arise from the...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

Excerpt from report by independent Somaliland newspaper Waaheen on 7 October A plane from Saudi Arabia which was carrying Somalis who had been deported from that country is said to have been denied clearance to land at Hargeysa airport. The plane is said to have tried to land at Mogadishu airport but aborted after being informed that Mogadishu airport was insecure. It then proceeded to Hargeysa to offload its human cargo. However, airport officials declined to have it land there forcing...

2008-08-06 09:00:33

Text of report by privately-owned Somaliland Horn Cable TV on 5 August [Presenter] The commander of the pirates who kidnapped a German family has warned of severe consequences never seen before if the ransom they demanded earlier is not paid. Our reporter in Sanaag Region, Abdirazzaq Ali has the details. [Reporter] The commander of the pirates holding the German couple for the second month running has sent a message to the couple's relatives and country saying that they would embark on...

2008-07-18 15:00:38

Text of report by privately-owned Somali radio HornAfrik on 18 July [Presenter] The police in Somaliland this afternoon released members of social groups movement who had been by the police at the Hargeysa airport. Muhammas Ise Diriye has the details. [Diriye] Up to 20 members of the Somali social groups who were earlier today arrested by police at Hargeysa airport were released this afternoon. The members who included seven women had flown out of Adan Adde International Airport in...

2005-09-24 09:13:17

By Hussein Ali Nur HARGEISA, Somalia (Reuters) - The self-declared republic of Somaliland said on Saturday eight al Qaeda suspects arrested days before a parliamentary election were all locals from Islamic religious circles. Somaliland President Dahir Rayale Kahin accused the detainees of "disguising" themselves as clerics to plot attacks prior to the September 29 poll. Police in the Somaliland region of Burao said one of them -- taken in the latest swoop on Friday night -- was a...


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