Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
The wind of change is howling around the Arab world. Longstanding autocratic presidents are blown away; monarchs seek to make peace with their people by devising constitutions to limit their powers. In this turbulence there is one outstanding and depressing exception Somalia.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Somaliland: Dooda Xisbiyo badan oo la furo iyo, aragtida Madaxweyne ku xigeenkii hore mudane, Axmed Yuusuf Yaasiin, waxa waraysatay Somalidiapora.......*dhegta maal*
Maxadweyne ku xigeenkii hore ee Somaliland mudane Axmed Yuusuf Yaasiin
Thursday, March 17, 2011
When it achieved independence from the rest of Somalia in 1991, there wasn't much to work with. The capital had been destroyed, a large number of people were homeless and without work, and the country wasn't recognized by the outside world. Recognition still hasn't come, but Somalilanders are slowly building their nation.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
After decades of supporting a corrupt and bloodthirsty dictator who engaged in destructive acts against his own people and destroyed much of the infrastructure of his nation through warfare against separatists, his fall destroyed what little unity the makeshift nation had, leaving Somalia mostly a chaos of private warlords and sharia courts, with the exception of the former British Somaliland, now the de facto state Somaliland, with a functioning democracy and a stable rule of law, and even enough of a naval power (thanks to its port in Berbera) to be a force against Somali pirates.
Monday, March 14, 2011
But the most defining and instructive question remains, how have the people of Somaliland built such a stable democracy, society and institutions in a region that has not known peace in nearly two decades? In order to answer this puzzle, it is important to revisit the history of Somaliland. SOMALILAND: Africa's Best Kept Secret.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Qoraalkaygan koobani wuxuu ku saabsan yahay xorayntii Somaliland iyo is-raacii Somalia ee 1960-kii.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Trappings of state
Getting a brand new country off the ground is a fiddly business
SOUTH SUDAN chose its new national anthem in democratic style. In a packed concert hall in Juba, the young state’s scruffy capital, rival choirs performed their entries. Purists argued that the winner’s tune did not fit its lyrics. But the decision has laid down one stone on the road to statehood. Less fun lies ahead. Hooking up with the international system’s buried wiring involves gaining everything from telephone dialling codes to internet suffixes, via postal connections, air-traffic control and trade tariffs.
SNM: Prof, Ibrahim Maygaag Samatar oo maxaabiis ay SNM dagaaladii 1988-kii ka qabtay Askartii Siyaad Bare, oo lahaa, Askar milatari ah, qaxootiyo la askariyeeyay iyo dadkii kale uu Siyaad Bare soo dagaal galiyay-ba u Qudbadaynaya. Dhuux sida hufan ee Gobanimada leh ee uu Prof. Ibrahim Maygaag Samatar usoo dhawaynayo, waciyiyo, ulana dardaarmayo Maxaabiistaa (iyagu baabiiyay dad shacab ah). Prof, Ibrahim Maygaag Samatar..... *Youtube*.... Ha noolaado kacaanka SNM ayay ku jiibiyaan Maxaabiistu iyaga oo mabsuud ah. *Daawasho fiican*...... Boobe Yuusuf Ducaale ayaa daadihinaya Barnaamijka!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Date: 08 Mar 2011
Somalia's health care system was utterly destroyed by the civil war leaving the country with,among other problems, the highest rate of maternal and infant mortality in the world. A Somali woman gives birth to an average of 6 children during her life time. 14 in every 1000 women die due to complications related to child birth. One in 4 women were attended during pregnancy at least once by skilled health personnel (doctors, nurses or midwives). About a third (33%) of births are delivered by skilled personnel.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Somaliland celebrates its 20th anniversary of independence this year. This is a momentous and joyous occasion for our people. This is an important milestone; we have been able to accomplish many goals with little or no assistance from the international community and this something that we must be proud of. However, it is important to note that while we have accomplished many goals we have also endured much heartache and encountered many challenges on our road to independence.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Somaliland: ‘home grown’ peacemaking and political reconstruction by Mohammed Hassan Ibrahim and Ulf Terlinden ( Conciliation Resourses)........ *Revisit*
The Republic of Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991 after years of war had culminated in the overthrow of the Somali dictator Siyad Barre. Since then Somaliland has proven the most stable entity in the Somali region.
Despite setbacks during two internal wars in 1992 and 1994-96, Somaliland has also been one of the most peaceful places in the Horn of Africa. A lengthy self-financed process of clan reconciliation in the early 1990s led to a power-sharing government. This has provided an important base for Somaliland’s enduring political stability and for its reconstruction and development.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Details for Peace-building Without External Assistance – Lessons from Somaliland..............*Revisit*
This paper examines the case of Somaliland as a unique example of state building without external assistance and assesses the effect of a lack of outside financial support on the incentives of internal political actors. It challenges the notion that international aid is always positive in impact and should be of interest to those involved in Somalia and Somaliland issues, as well as those working in the wider field of aid effectiveness.
Author: Nicholas Eubank
Institution: Center for Global Development
Publication Date: 2010
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