.....(Hal-ku-dhigyo Dhaxal-gal Noqday) = ..... President, C/raxmaan A. Cali: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland dib ayay ula soo Noqotay Qaran-nimadeedii sidaa awgeed, waa dal xor ah oo gooni u taagan maanta (18/05/1991) laga bilaabo''...>>>>> President, Maxamad I.Cigaal:''Jiritaanka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland'' Waa mid waafaqsan xeerasha u-degsan Caalamka! Sidaa darteed, waa Qaran xaq u leh in Aduunku aqoonsado''...>>>>> President, Daahir R. Kaahin: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland waa dal diimuqraadi ah oo caalamka ka sugaya Ictiraafkiisa''...>>>>> President, Axmed M. Siilaanyo: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Boqol sano haday ku qaadanayso helista Ictiraafkeedu way Sugaysaa! Mar dambena la midoobi mayso Somalia-Italia''.....[***** Ha Jirto J.Somaliland Oo Ha Joogto Waligeed *****].....

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Coca-Cola Invests $10 Million in Somaliland Bottling Plant

May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest soft-drink maker, plans to set-up a bottling plant in the breakaway republic of Somaliland, saying its stability and economic growth provide “conducive” conditions for investment.

Somaliland Beverage Industries, owned by local businessman Ahmed Osman Guelleh, was awarded a license to operate the factory that’s under construction and expected to start operating by the end of September, Ndema Rukandema, Coca-Cola’s franchise general manager for the Horn, Islands and Middle Africa, said yesterday. Coca-Cola has so far invested $10 million to build the facility in Hargeisa, the capital.

Re: Recognition of “Somaliland” Will Surely be a Factor of Onstability in the Region

It is customary for Siyad Barre loyalists to panic whenever they see or even perceive Somalilanders taking care of business, or any good news coming from their direction. This person who wrote an article with the above title on Wardheer.com, a vehemently anti-Somaliland website where Siyad Barre loyalist congregate to snip and throw a kitchen sink against Somaliland.

This is one of the major websites where all types of Somaliland haters come together and spew their hate venom. There is nothing new in the article, it is just a duplicate of the anti-Somaliland literature espoused for the last 20 years.

Hees Wadani ah: Ha Samaato Wada dhaha!


Heestan waxa sameeyay, Abwaanka da' da yar ee  C/risaaq Aadan Cumar .

Siddigteenii dhacantiyo 

Taxation, Political Accountability, and Foreign Aid: Lessons from Somaliland


For years, studies of state formation in early and medieval Europe have argued that the modern, representative state emerged as the result of negotiations between autocratic governments in need of tax revenues and citizens who were only willing to consent to taxation in exchange for greater government accountability. This paper presents evidence that similar dynamics shaped the formation of Somaliland’s democratic government. In particular, it shows that government dependency on local tax revenues -- which resulted from its ineligibility for foreign assistance -- provided those outside the government with the leverage needed to force the development of inclusive, representative and accountable political institutions

For more about this document, click on this link:

Monday, May 30, 2011

Is Somaliland Government Flirting with Somalia politics?

A reaction

Barely a week has passed when Somaliland celebrated the 20th Anniversary of reclaiming their freedom from Somalia. Street dancing, military parade, student marching and community showing dominated every major city center in Somaliland. A patriotic emotional outburst, genuine sentiment to display how much the country means to them was revealed, and easily felt every corner.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

20- Jirsiga Somaliland iyo Waxgaradka reer Awdal oo gar-naqsi iyo isu-caqli celin soo gudbinaya! *Daawo*

The Somaliland Orchestra: An African Masterpiece in Democratic Elections


Somaliland has a special place in the political developments in Africa, especially in the Horn. The country was lucky to be liberated by a group which resembles a mass movement than an authentic liberation force. I spent the 1990s trying to decipher Somaliland and the positions of neighbouring countries and major global powers, when I was so oddly interrupted by the emerging menace and litrature of the Islamists and their entry to military politics. By Medhane Tadesse  

Somaliland’s new foreign policy yet another breakthrough…

Last week the world has witnessed peaceful and simultaneous rallies organised in almost every major cities and towns in Somaliland as well as Capital cities around the world notably London, Norway, Stockholm, Oslo, Toronto, Washington and others to mark the 20th anniversary of regaining Somaliland independence declared on 18th May 1991 in Burao.

Pulling Somaliland Out Of Poverty Can Be As Easy As 1, 2, 3!

Now that our once noble cause of Greater Somalia had died forever as Djibouti went its way, NFD is out for good, Houd and Reserved area are permanently part of Ethiopia and Italian Somalia has decided to permanently place its sovereignty in coffins, it is time to pay attention to Somaliland as it is a unique entity that is doing relatively fine despite huge security threats, economic hardships, and environmental and social problems.

Bal adba! Sawir gacmeed dacaayad ah oo lagu durayo Xukuumada Siilaanyo iyo tubta ay Ictiraaf raadinta u martay!


Waxa sawiray, Cabdi Rashiid Muxumad Qalinleh.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Somali breakaway state needs recognition, says leader. By Simon Allison

HARGEISA, Somaliland — The leader of Somaliland has called on the international community to give the breakaway state the recognition it "deserves" as it marks 20 years since a unilateral declaration of independence.

"It's high time the international community gave consideration to the efforts of the people of Somaliland, and gives the recognition that the people of Somaliland need and deserve," Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, the self-styled president of Somaliland, told AFP in an interview.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Somaliland Attends UN Security Council Meeting in Nairobi

NAIROBI: Somaliland delegation today met with United Nations Security Council in regards to security situation concerns in Somalia. The delegation from the United Nations is led by the French ambassador in the Security Council Gerard Araud and US Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan Rice. Somaliland delegation is lead by foreign minister Mohamed Abullahi Omar and consists of defence minister Ahmed Haji Adami, water and minerals minster Hussein Duale, labour minister Ilhan Mohamed Jama and the chairman of the lower house of parliament.

Somaliland’s Recognition: The Undiscovered Secret

Unknown to many people in the world is a yet-to-be-recognized state with three and half million population in the Horn of Africa. It is a phenomenal country that has emerged out from the ashes of the collapsed Somalia. Up till now it stayed stable for over two decades without any external support. It is a country that has set brilliant records in terms of government institution building and peace maintenance which was based on a unique blend of traditional conflict-resolving approach and modern democracy. This happens to be Somaliland - Africa’s bonfire of peace and democracy.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SOMALIA: Mogadishu’s “lost generation”

NAIROBI: Most Somalis, especially in the capital, Mogadishu, have always lived amid war and joblessness. More than half the country's population was born after the 1991 ouster of Mohammed Siad Barre that sparked the country's slide into anarchy.

"This is a group of people who have never known anything other than conflict and violence," Ahmed Dini, a civil-society activist involved with children and young people's welfare, told IRIN on 24 May.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hees: Gabilayeey ma nabad-baa?!


Heestan cusub ee magaceeda la yidhaa ''Gabilayeey ma nabad-baa''  waxa midhaheeda sameeyay abwaanka da' da yar leh ee magaciisa la yidhaa, Cabdi-risaaq Aadan Cumar. Waa hees sumadii iyo sawracii qodaalnimo u idil yihiin, oo badhax la'.

''Akhris wacan.''

Somaliland Leader Revokes Oil-Storage Facility Permit

Somaliland, a breakaway republic in northern Somalia, revoked Total Mer Rouge SA’s license to manage an oil-storage facility at the port of Berbera after it failed to import fuel into the country for the past two years.

The government of the semi-autonomous region will take over management of the facility with immediate effect, President Ahmed Mohamud said in a decree yesterday in the capital, Hargeisa.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Kenya ready to recognize Somaliland

The Kenyan government has expressed support for the recognition of Somaliland, which is an autonomous region of Somalia.

Kenyan Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Richard Onyonka said that Nairobi supports the recognition of Somaliland as an independent state and Kenya will encourage the countries of the African Union to officially recognize Somaliland, a Press TV correspondent in Nairobi reported late on Friday.

Foriegn ministery: A statement on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Somaliland’s independence

A statement
Hargeisa, 18 May 2011

Today, Somaliland is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its declaration of independence. On May 18, 1991, Somaliland terminated its union with Somalia after a decade of struggle against oppression, exploitation and destruction by the Siad Barre regime. We found the country in a shambles, devastated not by a foreign enemy, but by the Somali army. Hargeisa, Somaliland’s capital, had been reduced to rubble, with most of its population living in refugee camps in Ethiopia.

Marking 20-Year Anniversary, Somaliland Pushes for International Recognition

May 21, 2011 - Marking 20th anniversary, Somaliland is pursuing a new and persistent foreign policy to get itself global recognition, according to the Ethiopian Reporter. The government has asked the Ethiopian government to take the lead by recognizing the state.

During the completion of a colorful celebration of Somaliland’s secession from the mainland Somalia on May 18 twenty years ago, top government officials told reporters that the government is following an assertive foreign policy to urge the world to recognize the country officially.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dr, Mohamed A. Omar: Somaliland eyes embassy in UAE

Self-declared sovereign state commemorates 20th anniversary of its founding By Shakir Noori, Special to Gulf News Published: 00:00 May 21, 2011

Somaliland commemorated the 20th anniversary of its founding on Wednesday — a major milestone in itself considering the unfortunate plight of central-south Somalia which plunged deep into a seemingly bottomless quagmire.

Friday, May 20, 2011

BBC-Somali iyo Barnaamijka falanqaynta ee maanta oo ku saabsan, gabi-ahaanba 20-jirsiga Somaliland. * Dhegta maal *.

Falanqayn Xuska 20- jirsiga Somaliland

Barnaamij gaar u ah xuska 20-jirsiga Somaliland oo ay laanta afka Somaliga ee BBC-Somali-du ku falanqaynayso guud ahaanba Sooyaalka iyo aayaha Somaliland. Waxa eegaya dad aad ugu dha-dhaw xogta Somaliland.

* Dhegta maal *

'' Somaliland iyo Sooyaalkeeda'' Qaybtii 5-aad iyo gabo-gabadii. Waa barnaamij taariikhi ah. Waxa soo diyaarisay Somalivoa. * Dhegta maal*

Somaliland: 20 jir

Qaybtii 5-aad iyo gabogabadii. Barnaamij taxane ah oo xiiso leh oo ku saabsan Sooyaalkii SNM. Heshiiskii iyo is-calool xaadhashadii shacabka reer Somaliland. Lasoo noqooshadii Somaliland. Sugidii nabad galyada Somaliland. Qabanqaabadii dawlad dhiska, samayntii xisbiyo qaran oo siyaasadeed. Doorashooyinka iyo qabashadooda. Ictiraafa Iwm
*Dhegta maal *

Xigasho, Somalivoa. Waxa soo diyaarisay, Cabdi-Salaam Hereri

SOMALILAND: Healthcare, education gains as Somaliland marks 20th anniversary

HARGEISA - The self-declared republic of Somaliland has made key improvements in sectors such as health, education and infrastructure in the past two decades, its leaders say, despite its lack of international recognition.

"One of the main obstacles for Somaliland is lack of recognition, but my government will never give up trying to gain it," President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Siilanyo said on 18 May, when the region marked 20 years since declaring unilateral independence from the rest of Somalia.

UK Parlement:: House congratulates the people of Somaliland

EDM :Democracy In Somaliland

May 19, 2011 By Andrew George MP has sign EDM number 1815.

The motion reads,

That this House congratulates the people of Somaliland as they celebrate their 20th anniversary as a self-declared autonomous republic; pays tribute to their impressive and unwavering commitment to the democratic process; applauds the demonstration of that commitment in 2010 when the outgoing President Rayale accepted the result of the election and facilitated a peaceful transfer of power to incoming President Silanyo; notes that a similar level of wisdom and maturity had been demonstrated by Mohamed Silanyo when he was the runner-up in the Presidential election in 2003;-

Thursday, May 19, 2011

'' Somaliland iyo Sooyaalkeeda'' Qaybtii 4-aad. Waa barnaamij taariikhi ah. Waxa soo diyaarisay Somalivoa. * Dhegta maal*

Somaliland: 20 jir
Qaybtii 4-aad. Barnaamij taxane ah oo xiiso leh oo ku saabsan Sooyaalkii SNM. Heshiiskii iyo is-calool xaadhashadii shacabka reer Somaliland. Lasoo noqooshadii Somaliland. Sugidii nabad galyada Somaliland. Qabanqaabadii dawlad dhiska, samayntii xisbiyo qaran oo siyaasadeed. Doorashooyinka iyo qabashadooda. Ictiraafa Iwm

*Dhegta maal *

Xigasho, Somalivoa. Waxa soo diyaarisay, Sahra Ciidle Nuur.

Somaliland: The little nation that could

Wednesday was a momentous day in the history of the Republic of Somaliland. The country, if we can call it that, celebrated the 20th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Somalia. It’s shown it is possible to rise above chaos and build a lasting legacy. By SIMON ALLIS

The quiet, dusty, unpaved streets of Somaliland’s capital, Hargeisa, came alive as thousands of people crowded the major thoroughfares, all sporting commemorative T-shirts or hijabs in the national colours of red, white and green. A well-organised, if occasionally ramshackle, parade of students, sports stars and professionals forced their way through the crowd, with the help of the hundreds of soldiers lining the route.

BBC-Somalidu sidee ayaa ay Xuska 20-guurada Somaliland uga soo warantay?, * Dhegta maal *.

Sidee ayaa ay Xuska 20-guurada Somaliland uga soo warantay?.

 * Dhegta maal *.

1- Hargaysa. Axmed Siciid Cige. * Dhegta maal *

2. London: Yuusuf Garaad Cumar. * Dhegta maal *

3- London. Farxaan Maxamad Jimcaale. * Dhegta maal *

In pictures: Somaliland independence day. By bbc-news

Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo and other officials on Somaliland's independence day, 18 May 2011

UK Government urged to recognise Somaliland

THE UK Government was yesterday urged to recognise Somaliland, as Welsh campaigners descended on Westminster to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its separation from Somalia.

Plaid Cymru MP Hywel Williams MP said: “Somalis have long been part of the fabric of Welsh society, and, of course, Cardiff is particularly famous for its Somali community.

“It is always good when smaller countries come into being through the democratic choice of their peoples and Somaliland should now be fully recognised internationally and play its role in the wider world.”

Somaliland Celebrates 20 Years of Self-Declared Independence. By Voa-news

Somaliland is celebrating its 20th anniversary of self-declared independence from Somalia. Despite not being recognized as a nation by the international community, Somaliland has been very successful politically and economically. And it’s avoided the turmoil of Somalia.

“I guess what I see is a remarkable success story,” said Mark Bradbury, author of Becoming Somaliland, who works with the Rift Valley Institute, a non-profit research, education and advocacy organization. Bradbury first visited Somaliland in 1992, when the capital, Hargeisa, looked very different that it does today.

Read and listen? Click on this link;

Qudbadii Qarniga ee mudane madaxweyne A.M.M. '' Siilaanyo'' ee gaarka u ahayd 20-guurada Jiritaanka qaranka Somaliland.* Akhris iyo maqal*

Qudbadii xuska  20-jirsiga Somaliland ee uu jeediyay  madaxweynaha Somaliland mudane, A.M.M ''Siilaanyo''

Qudbada oo dhawaaq/maqal ah, Halkan hoose guji.  ' Dhegta maal''

Maanta oo ay taariikhdu tahay 18 ka May waxaynu u dabaaldagaynaa sannad-guuradii 20 aad ee dib ula soo noqoshada madaxbannaanideena. Maalintani waa maalin ku weyn Qarankan Somaliland. Mudanayaal iyo Marwooyin, munaasibada maalintan qaaliga ah waxaan hambalyo iyo bogaadin u dirayaa dhammaan shacbiweynaha reer Somaliland dibad iyo gudo meel kasta oo ay joogaan, waxaan hambalyo iyo bogaadin gaar ah u dirayaa ciidamadda kala duwan ee Qaranka, kuwaas oo ka mid ah astaamaha iyo tiirarka uu Qarankani ku taagan yahay.

'' Somaliland iyo Sooyaalkeeda'' Qaybtii 3-aad. Waa barnaamij taariikhi ah. Waxa soo diyaarisay Somalivoa. * Dhegta maal*

Somaliland: 20 jir
Qaybtii 3-aad. Barnaamij taxane ah oo xiiso leh oo ku saabsan Sooyaalkii SNM. Heshiiskii iyo is-calool xaadhashadii shacabka reer Somaliland. Lasoo noqooshadii Somaliland. Sugidii nabad galyada Somaliland. Qabanqaabadii dawlad dhiska, samayntii xisbiyo qaran oo siyaasadeed. Doorashooyinka iyo qabashadooda. Ictiraafa Iwm

*Dhegta maal *

Xigasho, Somalivoa. Waxa soo diyaarisay, Sahra Ciidle Nuur

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Somaliland aims to show coming of age. By Katrina Manson

Loading camel on to boat

In a macabre twist on Noah’s ark, a crane in the Somaliland port of Berbera is hoisting camels two by two on to a ship taking them to their death across the Gulf of Aden. Just like the awkwardly suspended cargo, Somaliland itself has been left dangling for 20 years. In 1991 the former British protectorate declared independence from anarchic Somalia, but no country has recognised it, as it is considered part of Somalia. Yet Somaliland, which marks its 20th anniversary on Wednesday, is largely peaceful and has built itself up from ruin with very little outside donor help

'' Somaliland iyo Sooyaalkeeda'' Qaybtii 2-aad. Waa barnaamij taariikhi ah. Waxa soo diyaarisay Somalivoa. * Dhegta maal*

'' Somaliland ; 20 jir''
Qaybtii 2-aad. Barnaamij taxane ah oo xiiso leh oo ku saabsan Sooyaalkii SNM. Heshiiskii iyo is-calool xaadhashadii shacabka reer Somaliland. Lasoo noqooshadii Somaliland. Sugidii nabad galyada Somaliland. Qabanqaabadii dawlad dhiska, samayntii xisbiyo qaran oo siyaasadeed. Doorashooyinka iyo qabashadooda. Ictiraafa Iwm

*Dhegta maal *

Xigasho, Somalivoa. Waxa soo diyaarisay, Sahra Ciidle Nuur

Regions and territories: Somaliland. By BBC News

Somaliland: ''Country Profiles''

A breakaway, semi-desert territory on the coast of the Gulf of Aden, Somaliland declared independence after the overthrow of Somali military dictator Siad Barre in 1991. The move followed a secessionist struggle during which Siad Barre's forces pursued rebel guerrillas in the territory. Tens of thousands of people were killed and towns were flattened.

For more details click on this link

'' Somaliland iyo Sooyaalkeeda ''. Waa barnaamij taariikhi ah oo ay Somali-voa ka diyaarisay xuska 20- guurada qaranka Somaliland. *Dhegta maal*

 '' Somaliland ; 20 jir'' 

Qaybtii 1-aad. Barnaamij taxane ah oo xiiso leh oo ku saabsan Sooyaalkii  SNM. Heshiiskii iyo is-calool xaadhashadii shacabka  reer Somaliland. Lasoo noqooshadii Somaliland.  Sugidii nabad galyada Somaliland. Qabanqaabadii dawlad dhiska, samayntii xisbiyo qaran oo siyaasadeed. Doorashooyinka iyo qabashadooda. Ictiraafa  Iwm.

* Dhegta maal *

Xigasho Somalivoa. Waxa soo diyaarisay Sahra Ciidle Nuur

THE LAST GREAT POET: The Brilliance of Hadraawi

There is no one with more common sense …
more obstinate … more lucid or dangerous, than a poet....”Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera.

Two things made me really happy a few weeks ago. President Obama assured Americans that he was indeed an American by revealing, for the first time ever, at the lavish White House Correspondents’ Dinner, his “birth video” — the birth of Simba from The Lion King, held up by the wise Rafiki in all his majestic nakedness for all the creatures of Prideland to celebrate—brilliantly encapsulating Dreams from My Father and making me so proud to be from Africa. Then unexpectedly, I got a phone call from the Motherland! As much as I love Africa, I don’t like getting calls from Africa......

Monday, May 16, 2011

One stone with two birds (Countdown to Somaliland Collapse –Somaliland: Africa’s Potemnkin Village!)

'' What the heart desire the mind inspires ''. 

The independence of Somaliland is not in jeopardy nor has it ever been in danger of external influences. The creation of falls narrative to justify the campaign against the inevitable (the recognition of Somaliland) is nothing new to its people and leadership. The illegality of Somaliland unification with Somalia is one that is a fact and recorded in the books of history. Time and time again this great nation has been acknowledge by its most important ally its people. The people of Somaliland has acknowledged, accepted and endorsed their democratically elected government through the ballot box in the last two decade.

For Somaliland, a dawn for full Justice is on its Horizon.

Part one
Will Somalilanders embrace it with Islamic Sharia and transcend?  ''As you sow, so shall you reap''

Somaliland has by and large wrap up an optimum 20 years of Peace, Security and Stability that born out of its people’s resoluteness, wisdom and unyielding principles towards a genuine reconciliation through a sundry of traditional/modern Peace-Making in a methodical manner in a less manipulative atmosphere that is home, accessible, and with multitude small scale talks running parallel along the major one to settle particular issue, disputes or grievances, unlike the 14 foreign driven so called Peace conferences held for Southern Somalia.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Somaliland, an African exception

Paradoxes of democracy on Africa

“I solemnly hands power to new President Ahmed Silanyo, who beat me in the recent elections,” said the outgoing Head of State Riyale Kahin, on 27 July. Somaliland, which declared itself independent in 1991, but not to date recognized by the ‘international community’, are pluralistic elections are held peacefully. A rarity in the Horn of Africa.  By Gerard Prunier

The contrast is striking: the border of Somalia – if any symbol of the failed state – Somaliland held on 26 June one of the most democratic elections ever known in Africa continent of many years. This paradox is explained largely by history.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sweden: Macdanta Somaliland Oo Markii U Horraysay Lagu soo Bandhigay Carwo Caalami Ah Oo Lagu Qabtay Dalka Sweden

'' Noocyada Macdanta Somaliland Oo La Jaad Noqday Macdanta qaaliga ah ee Musambique ''

Sweden: Carwaddii u horraysay ee lagu soo bandhigo noocyada macdanta Somaliland, ayaa Sabtidii todobaadkan lagu qabtay Magaalada Varnamo ee gobolka Jonkooing ee koonfurta dalka Sweden, waxaana khubaradii caalamiga ahayd ee ka soo qeyb gashay ay ka Marag kaceen in macdanta Somaliland ay tahay mid qaaliya oo badankeedu gabaabsi ku sii ah adduunka.

An open letter to the British Prime Minister. H.E. David Cameron

An open letter

Prime Minister  Of The UK 

H.E. David Cameron

10 Downing Street

London SW1A2AA

Your Execellency: David Cameron

I have the honor to address this emergency appeal to You, International Organizations, Friendly government on behalf of the Citizens of Somaliland Republic.

UK: Foreign Office makes diplomatic push with string of new embassies (Madagascar, Somalia and Southern Sudan...)

New British embassies are to be opened in El Salvador, Turkmenistan, Madagascar, Somalia and Southern Sudan as part of a radical redrawing of Britain's international diplomatic map.

The Foreign Secretary will use the first anniversary of the Coalition Government today to outline what he termed "the biggest strategic diplomatic advance by Britain in decades". He revealed details yesterday to a meeting in London of hundreds of British ambassadors and high commissioners, who were told of major changes to their network of embassies and consulates abroad.

Somaliland Recognition is Within Reach

The whistleblowers’ site Wikileaks published a leaked Cable of US Embassy Addis Ababa. This is the 7th Cable of its kind. The Cable presents a 1 hour and half long meeting between Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Jendayi Frazer, the then U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs that covers a broad ranging issues concerning Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, and the Eritrean border. The meeting, held on Jan. 31/2008, was also attended by Donald Yamamoto, US Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ambassador Courville, Sudan S/E Williamson, AF/SPG Director Lauren Landis.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Here today, gone tomorrow? Saving Somaliland's heritage. By CNN ...* Read and watch this *

CNN-- When Sada Mire fled war-torn Somalia  as a frightened teenager, the nation was descending into darkness, mired in the grip of a long civil conflict. But several years later, when she returned to the Horn of Africa as an ambitious archaeologist, her fierce determination and meticulous fieldwork brought to light the region's rich cultural heritage.  In 2007, her archaeological pursuits resulted in the discovery of 5,000-year-old rock art in Somaliland, a breakaway state in the northwest corner of Somalia. 

To read and Watch more about this document, click on this link: .. Part 1. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Abwaan Maxamad Ibraahim Warsame '' Hadraawi '' Oo si faahfaahsan uga waramaya taariikhdiisa Suugaaneed!..*Dhegta maal*

Abwaanka wayn ee caanka ah Maxamad Ibraahim Warsame 'Hadraawi' oo bildhaaminaya guud ahaanba  taariikhdiisii suugaaneed sida ay ku bilaabantay, ruwaayadahiisii, heesahiisii, Siinlaydii, Xadhigiisii iyo arimo badan oo kale oo ay kia mid tahay '' qisadii Jacyal dhiig ma lagu qoray''

* Dhegta maal *

Xigasho: Somalivoa

How to Defeat Radical Islam. By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

What's the Big Idea?

"In the long term the best way to beat radical ideas is to make them redundant," says Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a politician and ardent critic of fundamentalist Islam. During her recent Big Think interview, she told us that this could be done by making clear to young Muslims that there are alternative narratives than those offered by radicalism. Given the death of Osama bin Laden's and the democratic revolutions sweeping the Arab world, are we witnessing exactly that shift?

Hirsi Ali harkens this strategy to boosting "the immune systems of young minds" so that they are able to recognize totalitarian ideologies and to defend themselves against them, citing a two-pronged approach:

Somaliland Forum Elects New Executive Committee


Somaliland Forum Election committee 2011/2012 hereby officially announces the result of the election for 5 members executive committee. The election was concluded on 28 April, 2011 and following members were elected as the Somaliland Forum Executive Committee for the year 2011-2012.

Somaliland: Abaarso Tech Student to Study at Presitigous New England Boarding School

Abaarso Tech is pleased to announce that one of its top students, Mubarack Mohamed Mohamoud Daahir, will spend the entire 2011-2012 school year studying at AT’s sister school, Worcester Academy.

An American boarding school founded in 1834, Worcester Academy targets a global education for its students, and as such, is paying the entire $60,000 cost of Mubarack’s year of education. Altogether, this scholarship includes visa fees, airfare, full tuition, food, housing, and even spending money to allow him to properly fit in with his surroundings.