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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.

- (Oct 8) Somaliland: court gives journalist Dirir one year and a half jail sentence
- (Sep 25)Somaliland police arrests journalist for 2nd time in a year (alleastafrica)
- Somaliland and media freedom: It's time to Respect the freedom of Expression

    Current News Links- Updated Oct 16

  1. Overwiew:Somaliland presidential election debate
  2. Somaliland: Flashback of Junta VictimsYet Elect Military Leader
  3. Somaliland: Country's Ever Presidential Aspirants Debate Shrouded in Secrecy
  4. Mogadishu bombing: parents' grief for medical student killed in blast (The Guardian)
  5. AMISOM To Help In Rescue Operation Following The Mogadishu Bomb Attack (AMISOM)
  6. Somalia Bombing: Death Toll Now at Over 300, Funerals Begin (TIME)
  7. Mogadishu starts burying its dead (News24)
  8. Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?' (
  9. Somalia Bombing Takes Ghastly Civilian Toll (Human Rights Watch)
  10. Nutrition centre supported by the UK saves the lives of children hit by the continuing drought in Somalia (UNICEF)
  11. Mogadishu Atrocity May Provoke Deeper US Involvement In Somalia (The Guardian)
  12. Somalia's deadliest ever Mogadishu attack was lessened by technology (Quartz)
  13. The Latest: US says it has about 400 troops in Somalia
  14. In Somalia, Bombings Highlight Limits of US Military Assistance
  15. Somalia: Rebuilding Somalia Takes 'Strategic Patience'
  16. Somalis are the Victims of US State-Building Efforts
  17. Imams Condemn Somalia Attack, Call for Solidarity
  18. Somalia's Climate for conflict
  19. US father of 3 killed in Somalia was refugee who arrived in hometown hours before terror attack
  20. Somalia Bombings Lead To 'Shameful' Social Media Attention Comparisons
  21. Saudi Appoints Princess as First Woman to Lead Sports Federation
  22. What kind of leadership does Somaliland need?
  23. ISIS fighters in Galgala Temporarily Occupy Somaliland town
  24. Somalia Official Accuses Somaliland of Funding Terrorism

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Please contact CPJ, Reporters without Borders, IFEX, Article 19, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International if you know a journalist in jail or injured. To benefit an informed public, in an information age, in an open economy and in a democracy, citizens should fight for both, the press freedom and responsible press. In Somaliland, read more: Somaliland and media freedom: It's time to Respect the freedom of Expression and Freedom of press in Somaliland and Hubaal and Haatuf's forced closures

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1.Somaliland and media freedom: It's time to Respect the freedom of Expression
2. What to Do to Mitigate Looming Climate Change: 10 Specific Policies
3. How to Make the Corporations and the Wealthy Pay More Taxes
4. Voter Suppression: The Republican War on Voting Rights
5. How Senseless, Triumphalist Militarism Is Destroying America.
6. Ex-Muslims' Islamophobia: Few comments on the case of Ayaan Hersi Ali
7.Agenda for Social Development in the 21 Century: General reflections

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