The United States scolds Somaliland for ‘undermining’ press freedom


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US scolds Somaliland for ‘undermining’ press freedom​


HARGEISA (Somaliguardian) – The United States scolded authorities of Somalia’s break-away region of Somaliland for heightened crackdown on press freedom, days after the BBC was banned from operating inside the quayside state.​

“#Somaliland can and should be a stronger partner to the U.S., which is why I proposed a bill examining ways to do that,” Jim Risch, ranking member of US Senate Foreign Relations Committee tweeted on Wednesday.

“But, it’s unacceptable for it to continue undermining #pressfreedom, esp. as it seeks to distinguish itself from the region on its democratic record.”
In response to the comments, Somaliland opposition MP Mohamed Abib said region’s partners were “disappointed by the government’s undemocratic actions” and that they would “stand against government’s moves that undermine #freepress and freedom of speech.”

On Tuesday, Somaliland Minister of Information Saleban Ali Kore said authorities had banned BBC news broadcasts in the region, citing bias and violations against the region’s sovereignty. read more



They always claim SL is a democratic and free country. But the relationship has been cracking lately. I wouldn’t be surprised if they continue their mild criticisms they’ll also be banned
I use them to gauge US/EU interest, N&N was very hated by Sahan, so that means N&N might have either failed to live up to their demands or just outright refuse them, I suspect Sahan is anti-HSM for similar reasons.

We need a leader that is good for Somalia but also good to the Nato Block.


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