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President Muse Bihi Abdi addresses a press conference in Hargeisa, Somaliland, in November 2017. Muse Bihi's government suspended critical daily newspaper Waaberi, claiming problems with its ownership registration. (AFP)

Somaliland bans operations of privately owned newspaper

New York, June 21, 2018–Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately lift a ban on the operations of Waaberi newspaper, a privately owned daily, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A Hargeisa regional court issued an order suspending the newspaper on June 19 on allegations of improper registration, according to a statement…

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