Somaliland:Hatuuf Newspaper Back in Circulation


The Chairman of Hatuuf Newspaper Mr.Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe has thanked the
Somaliland Court of Appeal for allowing Hatuuf newspaper back into
circulation. The Hatuuf newspaper sister paper Somaliland Times will also
start printing earnestly.

Speaking during a press conference held in Hargeisa by the Hatuuf chairman
Mr.Yusuf Abdi Gabobe said “The court of appeal ha s accepted our
application for the ban to be lifted. I sent my gratitude to the people of
Somaliland who support freedom of expression and all the people who
directly or directly fought for Hatuuf newspaper to be reinstated into

The newspaper was banned from circulation by former corrupt regime of
president Silanyo. Then the newspaper had highlighted wanton
misappropriations of public funds by the former first lady of Somaliland
Mrs.Amina Weris who stole million of dollars of public funds to construct
the illegal enterprise known as Cali Jirde Hotel.

Haatuf newspaper has suffered the brunt of the old corrupt regime of
Mr.Silanyo, the newspaper has been out of circulation for the past four

By: Guled Abdi Mahir


  1. The court is wrong to reinstate this dubious so called hatuuf news because its run by greedy self centered individual who used his news so called news paper as a extortion machine.
    We all sensible somalilanders know well the circumstaces which led to the closing of this so called news outlet.
    Now this same court which gave permission to this dubious and corruption minded individual to republish his nonsence minded b/s once should also monitor it before he tries to extort this government which seems lenient to this hyena.