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Somaliland: Uber-style taxi app launched

Uber-style on-demand taxi hailing app Waryaa Taxi has launched in Somaliland, allowing passengers to book taxis from their smartphones for the first time in the country. Waryaa Taxi has deployed a free web and smartphone application that connects passengers directly with taxi drivers. “Waryaa taxi is a creation of individuals who …

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US Offers Training as Somalia Fights for Security

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. and the African Union agree that the time for Somalis to take over security responsibility in their country is swiftly approaching. During a conference call organized by U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of AFRICOM, said the recent announcement that the U.S. …

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Three Years Down the Line Haatuf Newspaper is Still Closed

  Hargeisa(Horn)-The Haatuf Group of newspapers which publishes in Somali,Arabic and English is now on her third year in the cold, following the government of Somaliland blatant abuse of her powers to muzzle freedom of expression in the country. Haatuf Group had three paper in circulation the Somali version was …

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Turkish foundation sends aid to drought-hit Somaliland

ANKARA (Somsource) A Turkish foundation has sent packages of essential food aid to thousands of drought-stricken residents of Somalia. The Turkey Diyanet Foundation, a group affiliated to the state Religious Affairs Directorate, has handed out 1,500 packages of food aid to needy families in the Shirwac, Arra’ad, and Togdheer regions …

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