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First Direct Somalia-Somaliland Talks End in London

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Two days of the first-ever formal talks between Somalia and the breakaway region of Somaliland ended near London Thursday. Both sides agreed that the talks should continue. Somali Interior Minister Abdisamad Moalim Mohamud told VOA that both sides agreed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, piracy, illegal fishing, and dumping toxic wastes. He said […]

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Somalia-Somaliland Talks Begin Outside London

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Representatives from the Somali Transitional Government and the breakaway region of Somaliland began two days of talks outside London Wednesday on a wide range of issues, including the future of the self-declared republic. Ten officials — five from each side — are taking part in the closed-door discussions organized by Britain and the European Union. […]

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Somaliland Sentences 17 to Death One Day After Attack

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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A military court in the breakaway region of Somaliland has sentenced 17 people to death following an attack on a military base. The court convicted the defendants Wednesday, saying they confessed to attacking the facility in Hargeisa a day earlier, killing seven people. The court also sentenced five underage defendants to life in prison. Authorities […]

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