|Somaliland opens "pirate prison"|
afrol News, 18 February - Somaliland ministers and a visiting donor from the Norwegian government inaugurated a new modern prison in Hargeisa, which will make it possible to convict Somali pirates caught by international forces.
|African Horn migration routes shifting|
afrol News, 2 December - Departure points for an often deadly boat trip from Africa to Yemen may be shifting from Puntland to Somaliland, with Djibouti remaining the main transit point. Coastguards now receive training to halt and to rescue migrants.
|Somaliland forces foil terror attack|
afrol News, 4 October - "Somaliland security forces arrested 17 terror suspects and captured explosives, weapons and remote controls," according to the government of the breakaway state. The Islamist group Al-Shabaab was indicated as the perpetrators.
|US near de-facto recognition of Somaliland|
afrol News, 27 September - The US government has announced it will "engage more actively" with Somalia's breakaway provinces of Somaliland and Puntland, including development aid. Stability here would prove "a bulwark against extremism and radicalism" in Somalia.
|Somaliland poll hailed; recognition next?|
afrol News, 5 July - International election observers hail the "free and fair" presidential election in Somaliland, where the opposition won. Also neighbour countries Ethiopia and Djibouti hail the poll. But is recognition within reach for Somaliland?
|Somaliland election campaigns start|
afrol News, 4 June - The second multi-party elections for the presidency of the breakaway republic of Somaliland have kicked off, promising a tight fight between President Dahir Riyale Kahin and opposition leader Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo.
|Somalia's main export market reopened|
afrol News, 5 November - Saudi Arabia officials have announced that the 9-year ban on import of livestock from Somalia, including Somaliland, is lifted. Thus, Somalia's main export trade may be resumed, promising much needed revenues for Somali farmers.
|Somaliland peace pact hailed|
afrol News, 2 October - The top United Nations envoy to Somalia has today congratulated officials in the self-declared autonomous region of Somaliland for striking an agreement to end a stalemate on delayed presidential elections.
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» 02.12.2008 - Somaliland voter registration resumed
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» 24.10.2008 - Somali teenage jail birds receive UN assistance after release
» 29.07.2008 - Voter registration upcoming in Somaliland
» 28.07.2008 - First HIV surveillance programme in Somaliland
» 24.06.2008 - Somali pirates kidnap German tourists
» 18.06.2008 - Somaliland elections slated for April 2009
» 17.06.2008 - Somaliland state economy rapidly expanding
» 10.04.2008 - Somaliland parliament bombed
» 06.02.2008 - More Somalis flock Djibouti
» 29.10.2007 - Somaliland introduces displaced support tax
» 08.08.2007 - AI petitions Somaliland over opposition arrest
» 26.06.2007 - Somaliland now centre for illegal female cutting