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In these news updates, I post all kinds of headlines and titles published on the Horn of Africa and on the Somali diaspora. Although Somaliland is politically distinct from neighboring countries, nevertheless there are many issues the entire Somali region as a whole shares due to ecology, culture and history. For example, Somaliland shares with Somalia and other neighbouring countries many challenges and issues, including recurring droughts, famine, militant terrorism, internally displaced refugees, climate change, charcoal use and its export which is now banned by the UN, human trafficking 'tahriib', illegal fishing, waste dumping and piracy, remittances 'hawallas', FGM and many others. After the initial posting, some of these links are available in the News archives.
    Current News Links- Updated Sept 22

  1. The Emirates count on Musa Bihi to parry the Saudis (register)
  2. Somaliland: Let's save Hargeisa newspapers
  3. The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation provides immediate and flexible financial support to 1000 families through E-dahab mobile money service
  4. Investment forum lays the groundwork for economic growth in Somaliland/
  5. In Somali drought, women fighting sexual predators as well as hunger (CNN)
  6. Somalia Looking Forward (UNDP Video)
  7. Al-Shabaab at the heart of the campaign (register)
  8. Somalia reiterates neutrality in Gulf diplomatic crisis (Xinhua)
  9. Somalia chides its regions for cutting ties with Qatar (aljazeera)
  10. Somalia's Foreign Policy: Hijacked by Few individuals and Interest Groups.
  11. Kenya Keen On Stabilising Somalia Partners Must Help - CS Amina Tells UNGA (The Star)
  12. Three dead in car attack in central Somalia
  13. Somalia calls regions to order for breaching state's neutrality in Gulf crisis
  14. China pledges to support Somalia's development (Xinhua)
  15. The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of Africa (The Conversation)
  16. Speaker: U.S. working to help Somalia, Kenya overcome challenges (Sun Journal)
  17. Famine is a symptom of protracted war (ICRC)
  18. Horn of Africa - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017
  19. Somalia: Drugs, Porn Unearthed At Al-Shabaab Hideout
  20. Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) 2016 Annual Report
  21. Horn of Africa Bulletin-Countering Violent Extremism
  22. Somalia: U.S. Boosts Aid for War Famines By U.S.$575 Million
  23. Fighting Famine (Medium)
  24. America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars
  25. UK statement on Somaliland presidential elections
  26. The Impact of Innovation on Small and Medium Enterprises Performance: Empirical Evidence from Hargeisa, Somaliland
  27. Somaliland: It's Time to Invest in Somali Development-GEEL
  28. Boom for Kenyan miraa traders as shortage hits Somaliland
  29. A Former Refugee's Musical Remedies: Q&A With Somaliland Singer Sahra Halgan Ahead of Sep 27 DDC Gig
  30. Somaliland: Symposium on Women's Rights and Empowerment

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