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(Placename) a city in NW Somalia: former capital of British Somaliland (1941–60) and functioning as the capital of the separatist republic of Somaliland; trading centre for nomadic herders. Pop: reliable recent estimates are not available


(hɑrˈgeɪ sə)

a city in NW Somalia. 400,000.
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Noun1.Hargeisa - a city in northwestern Somalia
Somalia - a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
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Indeed, the inhabitants of Hargeysa increasingly live their lives with a fundamental knowledge of both positions.
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Prior to 2002, "'few politicians from [Somaliland's Capital] Hargeysa or [Puntland's Capital] Garoowe ever visited" the region.
The UN High Commissioner for the Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) are exerting considerable efforts to repatriate all refugees, notably the Somalis with whom negotiations are proceeding on the issue of whether they would transferred to the Hargeysa area in Somalia or to other countries.
Recent violence, particularly in the capital Hargeysa, has shown that the crisis in Somaliland has changed from being political to one of security and stability.
He told us that he spent almost two weeks between Hargeysa (in Somaliland) and Garowe, but we could not let him continue his trip for security reasons and we deported him to Djibouti," the commissioner said.
Both Cendon and Freeman flew from Bosasso to Hargeysa, in neighbouring Somaliland, and arrived in Nairobi late on Sunday, in good health and high spirits.
Hargeysa, which had been the hub of economic and political activity in Somaliland, was now an after-thought in Somalia.
Mr Ahmed, who has close links with the country's political leadership, said: "One day I was visiting the hospital in Hargeysa, the capital city, with a Minister.
President Daahir Rayaale Kaahin, speaking to the South Wales Echo from his office in Hargeysa, said: "Seven members of my staff were killed in this terrorist attack but we are determined that they will not defeat our democracy.