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Somali pirates jailed in Netherlands for Choizil hijack

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Somali pirates jailed in Netherlands for Choizil hijack

A Dutch court has sentenced two Somali pirates who hijacked a South African yacht last November to up to seven years in jail. The men were convicted of seizing the boat off Tanzania and abducting a South African couple, who remain missing. Three other Somalis – captured at the same time – were also convicted […]

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Somaliland, an oasis of stability, deserves its independence

By GARY GEDDES When I came out of the Internet café in a cavernous basement onto the dirt road in downtown Hargeisa, a small creature brushed my leg and shuffled ahead. It was a baboon, sidling toward a small table of fruit attended by a middle-aged woman. Without turning, the baboon reached over its head […]

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Al-Shabaab leaves Mogadishu

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Al-Shabaab leaves Mogadishu

Mogadishu, (SlPost)- Alshabab militants have over the night completely pulled out of the Somali Capital Mogadishu, according to the group’s spokesman Ali Dhere. Speaking to a Pro-Alshabab radio in Mogadishu, Ali Dhere confirmed that Alshabab has completely retreated from their bases in the capital for the purpose of military tactics and sparing the lives of […]

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Edna Hospital Doctors Graduate from Amoud University

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Edna Hospital Doctors Graduate from Amoud University

HARGEISA — Edna cried with happiness during the graduation of two of her former midwives from Amoud Medical School last week in the town of Borama. They are among Somaliland’s latest medical graduates and are desperately needed in a country where there is huge shortages in medical workforce. Dr Shukri Abdi and Dr Naima Ajib first […]

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SOMALILAND: President Silanyo set to visit China

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SOMALILAND: President Silanyo set to visit China

HARGEISA — Somaliland President Ahmed M. Silanyo, leading a high-level ministerial delegation, is to fly to Beijing on Saturday at the start of his first China visit. Presidential spokesman, Mr Abdullahi M. Dahir, told local sources on Friday that the President received an official invitation from the Chinese government and talks are expected to strengthen […]

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Airstrike Reportedly Kills Civilians in Southern Afghanistan

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Airstrike Reportedly Kills Civilians in Southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A woman and seven young children were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition patrol called in an airstrike against insurgents firing on them from a mud compound, Afghan officials said Saturday. NATO said it was investigating the attack. Habibullah Shamlani, the governor of Nad-Ali, the district in Helmand Province where the attack occurred, […]

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