.....(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 *****].....

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hon. Jim Karygiannis Meets With Somaliland Youth Alliance of North America

Press Release.

- Mr, Robleh Maxamud Aideed (Lafcanbe) and Mr, Kulmiye Adam ‘Mardaadi’ of SYANA met with the Honourable Jim Karrygiannis – MP of Scarborough-Agincourt on Friday July 29th, 2011. The aim of the meeting was to introduce SYANA to Rt. Hon. Jim Karygiannias.

Many of the constituents whom Mr. Karygiannias represents in the parliament are of Somali decent, as such we believe it is important that the representatives of those constitutents are familiar with our work. Mr.Karygiannis is particularly a friend of Somaliland, was already familiar of Somaliland and its quest for international recognition. He acknowledged his support for the organization and felt that not only was it the right timing for Somaliland but it was much needed for North America.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

What makes a country?


Image of Denis Seguin

When South Sudan was welcomed into the United Nations on July 14, the organization's press office declared it “the world's newest state.” But the UN knows well that such declarations are thorny at best. State, nation or country – there is no legal definition of the place stamped on the cover of a passport. Adding South Sudan means that there are 193 member states of the United Nations. But that doesn't answer the question of how many countries there are in the world. Put that question to the United Nations and the answer, essentially, is: “Don't ask us.” According to the Office of the Spokes-person of the Secretary-General, “it is the member states themselves who decide what the member states are.”

After all, what makes a country a country?

Germany Accuses China Of Causing 'Catastrophic' Starvation In Africa


Germany's Africa policy chief Guenter Nooke said that the destructive drought in the Horn of Africa is a man-made "catastrophe." According to Agence France-Presse, he blames Chinese land buy-ups there for greatly exacerbating the already tremendous humanitarian crisis and causing social conflicts and conditions that rob small farmers of their livlihoods.

"In the case of Ethiopia there is a suspicion that the large-scale land purchases by foreign companies, or states such as China which want to carry out industrial agriculture there, are very attractive for a small (African) elite," Nooke told the Frankfurter Rundscahu. "It would be of more use to the broader population if the government focused its efforts on building up its own farming system."

Dhankaad eegtaba ishaa ku doogsanaysa!


Bartilmaameed kasta oo qoraal leeyahay, waxaa duluc u ah ama nuxur u ah, waxa uu qofkaasi aaminsahay oo uu ku gudbinayo qoraalkaas. Anniga waxaa halbeegsigaygu yahay in aan fariintayda aragtiyeed gundhig uga dhigo waxqabadka xukuumada Somaliland oo aan ku qanacsanahay in ay tahay wax jira oo dhab ah. Waxaan qabbaa in xukuumada Somaliland ay fulisay mudadii koobanayd wax badan oo muuqda. Maxaan ku sababeeyey?

Marka aynu qiimaynayno xukuumada maanta Somaliland ka jirta ee xisbiga talada haya ee Kulmiye ee gadh-wadeenka uu ka yahay Xaaji Axmed Siilaanyo, waxaan qabbaa in aynu sadex masalo ku eegno;

Friday, July 29, 2011

President Obama: Famine In East Africa Needs Global Response


President Obama said today that the famine developing in eastern Africa has not received enough attention and that the humanitarian crisis is going to require a global response.

“I think it hasn’t gotten as much attention here in the United States as it deserves,” Obama told reporters following a White House meeting with leaders of emerging African democracies. “We're starting to see famine developing along the Horn of Africa, in areas like Somalia in particular. And that's going to require an international response. And Africa will have to be a partner in making sure that tens of thousands of people do not starve to death.”

Somaliland's Unshared Problem.


The problems that Somaliland people share in common are many. Poverty is one. Ignorance is another. But bad leadership is unshared problem of Somaliland people. The effects that are immanent in each vary. Poverty, anywhere, on any scale, is a potential strife. But poverty is not beyond repair and remedy. Human development and its mobilization can make miracles. No country can overcome poverty unless its people beat it. Proverbially people who have a why to live for can find almost any how.

Ignorance is also very strong in everywhere, but it is not a shame. All people are born ignorant. The shame can be a refusal to admit ignorance and start learning.

Dear Somaliland Government, enough of the visits, photo ops and meetings with donors.......!


Dear Somaliland Government,We want a fully functioning Government!

It's been a year. A year of progress. A year of stability. A year of making the right moves on the international diplomatic front. The government of Somaliland has made progress no doubt in terms of forwarding the case for independence. They have made the right noises at the right times to the right people. This has been done through well coordinated meetings and a PR machine that is punching above its weight. I say well done.

In contrast, the internal functions of government are yet to be reviewed and improved.

SOMALIA: Hundreds of drought-displaced seek shelter in Somaliland


Hundreds of families from south-central Somalia who have sought refuge in the self-declared independent Republic of Somaliland lack food, shelter and water, say local officials. Most of the 276 families (about 1,650 people) are in the town of Las-anod in Sool region, neighbouring south-central Somalia. "At least 10 families arrive in Las-anod daily; some pass through to other towns in Somaliland but many remain here," Khadra Mohamed, secretary-general of Somaliland's internally displaced persons (IDP) organization, told IRIN. "Some of the new arrivals are [staying] with conflict-displaced Somalis who have been living in the town for the last several years. These people have no food or shelter.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Religious schooling and its byproducts in Somaliland


To learn religious education (RE) in the old days, a student used to go to Mal’aamad, a school of teaching Islamic basics to kids up to age of14. It usually taught children the method to pray, to treat one’s parents with kindness and to promote harmony within Muslim society and non-Muslim as well. In fact, the curriculum had been relevant, purely religious, and apolitical.

Now, in post-conflict Somalia, the Madrasa has been replacing the Mal’aamad. The former is revolutionizing orthodox Islam in fundamental ways and contradicting the latter not only as far as Hadiths go, but also with regards to the Quran recitation. Mal’aamad, the obsolete museum school in Somaliland, was more spiritual, domestic; the fees were not in cash in most cases.

Somali Pirates Release UAE-owned Oil Tanker to Somaliland, after $ 200,000 randsom paid!


Somali pirates have released an oil tanker which was hijacked a week ago that had a Kenyan among the crew after a 200,000 U.S. dollar ransom was paid, a regional maritime official said on Thursday.

Andrew Mwangura, Maritime Editor for Somalia Report said the United Arab Emirates (UAE) vessel, Jubba XX, which had 16 multi- national crew is headed to the port of Bosasso in Somalia, where it is expected to dock later Thursday. Mwangura said the vessel was released on Wednesday after her captors accepted the ransom from a Somali businessman.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Richard Darlington (Gacmadheere) Foundation For Somaliland.

While Somalia stagnates, Somaliland flourishes. By Jonathan Manthorpe


As Somalia descends into another of the troughs of violence and famine that have marked this ultimate failed state for 20 years, just over its northern horizon is one of the most successful new countries in Africa. Somaliland broke away from Somalia after the old dictator, Siad Barre, was ousted by clan warlords at the end of January 1991, and has since quietly constructed a robust, functioning state that is also the only vibrant Islamic democracy in the broader region of North Africa and the Middle East.

But Somaliland is not recognized internationally as an independent nation, which may, perversely, largely account for its success. The country's 3.5 million people and its large diaspora of exiles and emigrants in Europe, North America and the Gulf States have had to rely on their own resources and are immensely proud of their accomplishments.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Xukuumadda Somaliland Oo Soo Bandhigtay Waxqabadkeedii sadexdii bilood ee la soo dhaafay

Wax-qabadkayaga Qaran-nimo!

Xukuumadda Somaliland ayaa maanta mar kale soo bandhigtay waxqabadka wasaaradaha Ha’yadaha dawliga ah ee sadexdii bilood ee la soo dhaafay. Madaxtooyada Somaliland waxay sidaasi ku sheegtay war saxaafadeed dheer oo ay kaga xog warantay waxqabadkii sadexdii bilood ee la soo dhaafay u qabsoomay dhammaan wasaaradaha dawliga ah. Aan soo qaadano tusaale ahaan Wasaaradda Arimaha Dibada. Qoraalka xukuumaddu soo saartay waxa uu u dhignaa sidan: 1- Wasaarada Arrimaha Dibada:

Waxaa bishii Koowaad ee sanadkan Wasaaradda Arrimaha Dibadda Somaliland ka qayb gashay shir-goboleed ay IGAD ku qabatay Adis-abeba oo lagaga hadlay Arimaha mandaqada Geeska Afrika. Waa markii ugu horeeysay ee ay Xukuumad Somaliland ka qayb gasho Shir-goboleed ay IGAD abaabusho, waxaanay Somaliland madashaasi ka soo jeedisay Qorshayaasha iyo Himilooyinka Qaran ee Somaliland ee dhinacyada Siyaasadda, Dhaqaalaha, Bulshada iyo Nabadgalyada.

After South Sudan, should Somaliland be Africa's next new state?

Debate.
- Yes, ofcourse, Somaliland should be africa' s new state. He said, Dr. Mohamed A/lahi Omar, Minister of foreign affairs, Somaliland. Somaliland should be the next African state to be recognised. Somaliland has been a peaceful democratic state for quite some time. There’s a legal case for Somaliland’s independence, there’s an economic case for Somaliland’s recognition and there is a security case for Somaliland to be recognised. On 1 July 1960, it joined, on a voluntary basis, a union with Somalia. We have withdrawn from that union. We joined because we wanted to have a ‘Greater Somalia’, but that idea has proved to be unachievable.

Somaliland: Minister for foreign Affairs to address at Chatham house.


Somaliland minister for foreign affairs and international Cooperation Mr. Mohamed Abdilahi Omar is due to deliver a speech to Chatham house on Friday 29th July 2011. The minister is one of the guest speakers who received an official invitation and he is expected to address to the house and the subject is going to be “International perspectives on Somaliland.”

The former president of Somaliland Mr. Dahir Rayale Kahin was invited on numerous occasions and addressed the Chatham house. Riyale addressed to the house about Somaliland’s role in the stability of the horn of Africa since there is hostility in the region. He also raised about Somaliland’s experience domestically and regionally.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Somaliland president Ahmed Siilaanyo met with UK minister of Africa Mr Bellinghamm Hargysa 25/07/11

MY MEMORIES OF SOMALILAND 1957 – 1960.


Barry Scowen who lived almost four years as a child in Somaliland from 1957 to 1960 recaptures his memories in those impressionable years. In the following article which he sent to Awdalpress, he writes his memories about the places he visited and towns in which he lived such as Berbera, Hargeisa, Borama and Gabiley. The pictures accompanying the article are Barry and his parents while they were about to leave Somaliland in July 1960 and the membership card of the Somali National League (SNL) with the signature of Mohamed Ibrahim Egal on the reverse side of the card. Egal who was a friend of the Scowen family had given the card to young Barry and autographed it for him.  

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Faysal Cali Waraabe oo Xilkii Gudoomiyenimo ee UCID laga Xayuubiyay.

Press release

Warsaxafadeed maanta (24/07/2011) ay soo saareen xubna ka mid ah golaha dhexe ee Xisbiga UCID, ayaa waxa ay xubnahaasi ku sheegeen in ay xilkii guddoomiye-nimo ee xisbiga UCID ka xayuubiyeen Guddoomiyahii xisbiga UCID Eng. Faysal Cali Waraabe. Waxa ay Warsaxafadeedkaasi ku sheegeen inay guddi ku meel gaadh ah u magacaabeen hogaanka xisbiga UCID u sareeya.

Warsaxaafadeedkii ay gudidaasi soo saartay waxa uu u dhignaa sidan,-

“Maanta oo ay taariikhdu tahay July 24, 2011 waxaa xarunta dhexe ee xisbiga UCID shir ku yeeshay Gudidda Fulinta Xisbiga UCID waxaanay soo saareen go’aamadan hoos ku qoran:

“Shir-Beeleeyada Somaliland laga abaabulayaa Waxay Daba Socdaan Shirkii Gar-Adag”


Madaxwayne ku xigeenkii hore ee Somaliland Axmed Yuusuf Yaasiin ayaa xukuumadda ku dhaliilay wax ka qabasho la’aanta shir-beeleedyada dalka ku sii badanaya, isla markaana sheegay in shirarkani ay daba socdaan shirkii Gar-adag ay ku qabsatay beesha bariga Burco ee uu ka soo jeedo madaxwayne Axmed Siilaanyo 26-kii July 2008-dii. Axmed Yuusuf Yaasiin ayaa waxa uu tilmaamay in shir-beeleedyada dalka ka bilaabmay ay daba socoto ciidan beeleedyo inay ka dhashaan shirarkaas hadii aan waxba laga qaban. Guddoomiye ku xigeenka xisbiga UDUB Axmed Yuusuf Yaasiin waxa uu sidoo kale sheegay in xukuumadda madaxwayne Axmed Siilaanyo looga fadhiyo inay shacbiga u soo bandhigto sababta keentay in Passport Somalia lagu sameeyo Hargeysa, waxaanu amaan u soo jeediyey ciidanka booliska ee iyagu gacanta ku dhigay qalabkii lagu sameynayey.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Somaliland: The former British colony that shows Africa doesn't need our millions to flourish. By Ian Birrell.


The Summer Time restaurant was buzzing. On the dusty road outside, new four-wheel drive cars fought for space with smart saloons. Inside, waiters in bow ties rushed about serving spicy chicken, camel milk and piles of spaghetti. Families and groups of friends queued for tables at the entrance.

A father eating with his four sons stopped me for a chat about football. As we spoke, a group of women swathed in bright robes wafted by, talking with cutglass English accents. A health worker toured the tables, pushing tickets for a $20-a-head charity fund-raiser. Another man greeted me as I left. Five minutes later, he had invited me to a family wedding the following night and I accepted.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Dr J. Peter Pham:Ilaahay ma badin dadka reer Somaliland inay mar danbe la midoobaan Soomaaliya!. * Dhagayso*)


Dr J. Peter Pham, oo ah aqoonyahan/xeel dheere Maraykan ah, madaxna ka ah hay' ad ku taal dalka maraykanka oo kala talisa dawlada Maraykanka arimaha dhanka siyaasada dalalka Afrik iyo Carabta, oo dhawaan aqalka Cogress-ka ee dalka Maraykanka ka akhriyay, talo uu si faahfaahsan ugu saafay aayaha Somaliland iyo Somaliya. Ayaa dhawaan waraysi uu siiyay qurbajoog.com waxa uu Dr Pham ku nuuxnuuxsaday horumarka ay dadka reer Somaliland gaadheen mudadii yarayd ee ay jireen, waxa hadalkiisii ka mid ahaa oo kale,  inaanay u muuqan isaga, wax mar danbe ku khasbayaa dadka reer Somaliland oo wanaag aan la qiyaasi karin samaystay, inay Soomaaliya oo dhib maahee aan wax kale ka jirin, dib ula midoowbaan.

*Dhegta maal*

xigasho qurbajoog

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Four Kenyans allowed to sue British government over torture

Four Kenyans allowed to sue British government over torture

Kenya- Four elderly Kenyans were give the go-ahead at the High Court today to sue the British government over alleged colonial atrocities committed during the Mau Mau uprising. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which says it cannot be held legally liable, had asked Mr Justice McCombe to rule on the preliminary issue of whether to throw out the claims and grant summary judgment in its favour.

The FCO's counsel Robert Jay QC had argued that the case was ''built on inference'' and ended in a ''cul-de-sac''. But the judge rejected the strike out application today saying: ''I have not found that there was systematic torture nor, if there was, the UK government is liable.

Ex-Somali PM (Gen, Mohamed Ali Samatar) to be deposed in war crimes suit


Aziz Deria has waited seven years to confront the former Somali leader he blames for the deaths of his father, brother and thousands of his countrymen. He could have his chance this week. Somalia's former prime minister Mohamed Ali Samantar is scheduled to begin a deposition Thursday in a federal lawsuit accusing him of war crimes. The northern Virginia resident pulled out of previously planned questioning by citing ill health, but a judge has ordered him to cooperate this time unless extraordinary circumstances arise.

His accuser is skeptical of his efforts to avoid the deposition. "This man knows what he has done. He will try to do anything to be away from the court system," said Deria, a 47-year-old businessman in Bellevue, Wash.

What Does it Mean to be Independent: Somaliland’s Recognition Journey


After having been in Somaliland, one of the world’s most advanced unrecognized countries, for well over three years I have thought much about what it means to be a state, to have your independence, to maintain your sovereignty and many related issues. In short, Somaliland’s history breaks down like this. Somaliland (now) was known before as British Somaliland and as any astute reader may be able to understand from the glaring connotations it was a British colony. What is now the rest of Somalia (known together as Puntland and South-Central for those of us who work on and/or live in the territory of the former Republic of Somalia) was at the same time known as Italian Somaliland.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shir beeleedyadu waxay shaasho iyo shuush ku yihiin Shacniga qarinnimo ee Somaliland maanta lagu mildhanayo.


Horta, Waa Allah mahadii mar hadaan maanta xor nahay, oo aynu inagu meel aan ka joogno gayigeenaba, danteena iyo ta dalkeena gadhwadeen ka nahay aan cidna u daba fadhiisanayn. Hadaba, iyada oo dadka reer Somaliland labaatankii gu' ee ay Somaliland qaranka ahaydba muujiyay karti iyo dadaal dheeraad ah oo lagu majiirto, loogana sacab tumo caalamka meel kasta oo lagu soo qaado arimaha geeska Afrika iyo Dunida sedexaadba, laguna tirtirsiyo dadyawga kale ee qayrkeena ahi inay sida ay Somaliland isku maamushay ee ay keligeed iskugu tashatay kaga daydaan, oo aad iyo aad maanta Somaliland caalamku ugu han-wayn yahay, hubantina ay tahay inaanay hore u soo marin Somaliland fursad la mid ah tan ay maanta haysataa, oo ay dhab tahay inuu aqoonsigeenii si balaadhan u soo af-yeeshay! Ayaa hadana in-dhawaydba waxad yara moodaa si ay wax yihiinba, in dadka reer Somaliland qaar, ay aragti kale oo aan aayatiinkeedu wanaagsanayn dalka iyo dadka ku dhex abqaalayaan! Aragtidaasi waa maxay? Waa aragtida aan godolka badan dhiiqayn ee xaga danbe ka riixaysa, shir beeleedyo doco doco ah in dalka gabigiisa laga abaabulo!

Somaliland: Waftigii somaliland ee ka qayb galay xoriyada dalka cusub ee South sudan! Part 1- 4, *daawo*


Halkan hoose (youtube) ka daawo wafdigii reer Somaliland ee uu mudane madaxweyne Axmed Maxamad Maxamuud ' siilaanyo' hogaaminayay, ee dhawaan ka qayb galay xuskii xornimada ee dalka Koonfurta Suudaan, iyo Calanka Somaliland oo cirka sare si xor ah uga babanaya! Waa afar qaybood ee *Daawasho wacan*

IOM Provides Somaliland, Puntland (somalia) and Djibouti Coastguards with Lifesaving Rescue at Sea Skills to Protect Vulnerable Migrants

Press Briefing Notes

Djibouti - Coastguards from Somalia's Puntland, Somaliland as well as Djibouti are taking part in an innovative IOM training programme to equip them with the necessary skills to assist and protect irregular migrants and asylum-seekers travelling at great risk through Somaliland, Puntland and Djibouti en route to Yemen and the Gulf States. The six-day workshop, which opened yesterday in Djibouti City, brings together 50 coastguards as part of a Japanese-funded initiative to equip them with the necessary equipment and skills to assist and protect vulnerable migrants, trafficking victims and smuggled migrants.

"This training is critical to enhance the coastguards' ability to save lives," says IOM's Mixed Migration Coordinator Husham Halim.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Protecting Somaliland's endangered cave paintings


HARGEISA, — Follow an unmarked dirt road to a dry riverbed in the scrubby, northwestern Somali plains and in the shadows, beneath the sandstone outcroppings, are remarkably well-preserved paintings. They date back between five and 11,000 years and cover the rock walls in streaks of white and black and barbeque sauce red. White stripes highlight a warrior's clothing, the point of his spear and the curve of an ancient cow’s udder. This is Somaliland's Laas Geel. Anywhere else in the world such cave paintings would undoubtedly be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but here — in the unstable Horn of Africa — it’s in danger of being swallowed up by decades of war, political unrest, drought, poverty and neglect in a region that most of the Western world has left for dead.

Who Decides On Nation-States? Why Somaliland and others have , ....? By Wayne MADSEN


The national aspirations of peoples are governed by rank public relations schemes

On July 9, the Republic of South Sudan became the newest internationally-recognized nation-state. As the result of a civil war truce and peace deal worked out five years previously, South Sudan and its former master, the Republic of Sudan, independent since 1956, mutually recognized their divorce. Unlike the “velvet divorce” of the Czech Republic and Slovakia from the former Czechoslovakia, the Sudanese divorce of the largely Muslim north and majority Christian south was all but peaceful. The two sides staked rival claims to border regions such as the oil-rich Abyei and a renewed war between north and south Sudan loomed as the south achieved independence.

Learning from Somaliland: The Dangers of Turbulent Change .(PRT Nangarhar). By Michael Anderson


At work in AfghanistanLearning from Somaliland

A new team took over for my team two weeks ago, and I have returned to the United States. As is often the case, I didn’t have a chance to write about all of the things I wanted to write about. It just seems like there weren’t enough hours in the day to do everything I wanted to do, including this blog. But I will have some time over the next month to hopefully summarize my experiences in Afghanistan. For now, I still owe another blog on applying lessons learned from Somaliland. Of the three blogs on this subject, this one is the most abstract and toughest for me to describe. It is one that I sensed living and working in Afghanistan. Money is changing Afghanistan, but it does not appear to be stabilizing Afghanistan.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Where Does The Somaliland City Council Money For Cleaning Do Go.! Maxamed-Amiin Dahir


Dear Somaliland People, Leadership is not about appointments nor elective to offices, but the charisma to inspire people to a particular cause of concern. the truth shall be told some day. Some of you are mentioned about the tax/payers money which the city council should use for cleaning, that is 100% true, since I have seen even small towns in other African country, are being daily cleaned by council workers everyday. I thought that this time we will go straight to the point, but we did dwindle a lot, no wonder we still live in the woods. So the question we must ask is where does the Somaliland city council money for cleaning do go.!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Somaliland does not need aid: By Liban Obsiye and Yusuf Salah


The Economist, a global social affairs magazine, reported in its latest issue on the research carried out by a Stanford University academic, Nicholas Eubank which suggested that Somaliland’s success is down to the fact that it receives no direct international aid as a non recognised State. Instead, Eubank argues, Somaliland authorities have to rely on locally collected tax revenues in order to survive and this has made Somaliland a more democratic place in that it has made the government more inclusive, representative and accountable as the public have some real leverage.

Supporters of aid in Africa as a means of development would surely be angry with this latest research as it flies in the face of all their past arguments. Aid to Africa is usually distributed by national governments as well as International Financial Institutions (IFI’s) like the IMF and World Bank in the form of loans.

Somaliland: Political Immorality That Must Be Arrested Without Any Further Delay!!


Dear Somaliland people,. Our main political parties have been hide outs for questionable characters, propelling quacks to leadership in this country, the type of mediocre leadership that can only make us a far cry our what a country’s leadership ought to be. Political parties are established under the laws of Somaliland, whose objectives or themes are subscribed by Somaliland by paying membership fees and purchase of a ticket for nominations towards one main objective - taking over the government by democratic means (being a mandate by the citizenry via elections). I know its is provided for that a party can make by laws ( rules and regulations) for eternal governance - this is where the problem begins as attention is not made to the details;

1. During nominations, excitement of a catch (popular personality and his money plays ball) that rules and regulations play second fiddle.

Friday, July 15, 2011

If Somaliland is an "Island of Stability" why don't we recognise it? By Gawain Towler. * Watch*


The Foreign Secretary has been bimbling around the Horn of Africa, mainly to turn up at the jamboree that was the Independence day celebrations of Southern Sudan. He also says here that he met the President of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohammed Mohamoud. As he says it is one of the "Islands of stability and order" in the area. So why on earth is he celebrating the Independence of Southern Sudan, which does not fulfil;l; the criteria set by the African Union for sovereign state status (the pre colonial borders) and failing to do so for Somaliland? Britain should take the lead, if we accept, as we do the remarkable and peaceful existence of Somaliland over the past 20 years, why on earth do we not go the extra mile to support their accession to the Commonwealth. After all as a former British protectorate they have more right to be there than Mozambique or Rwanda?

Below you can watch what the Foreign secratery said about his trip to the Horn of Africa.

African Game Changer? The Consequences of Somaliland’s International (Non) Recognition

Exclusive: A-
Study report on ''Somaliland's case''

This report was prepared by Professor Christopher Clapham (Cambridge University, UK), Professor Holger Hansen (Copenhagen University, Denmark), Professor Jeffrey Herbst (Colgate University, US), Dr J Peter Pham (Atlantic Council, US), Patrick Mazimhaka (Chair: Brenthurst Foundation Advisory Board, and former deputy chair of the African Union Commission, Rwanda), Susan Schulman (independent film-maker, US), and Dr Greg Mills (Brenthurst Foundation, South Africa). It is based on several research trips to the region, including in Somaliland from 13–17 June 2011. The team is grateful for the insights of several anonymous reviewers, including one who suggested the ‘game-changing’ title.

Published in June 2011 by The Brenthurst Foundation. E Oppenheimer & Son (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 61631, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa. Tel +27–(0)11 274–2096 · Fax +27–(0)11 274–2097

For more about this report click on this link:
http://www.thebrenthurstfoundation.org/Files/Brenthurst_Commisioned_Reports/BD-1105_Consequences-of-Somalilands-International-Recognition.pdf

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones calls on the Welsh to help East Africa (Somaliland)


First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has called on the Welsh public to support the DEC Cymru Appeal to help people suffering from severe food shortages in East Africa. The region has been hit by a severe drought, the worst in 60 years, wiping out cattle and crops. This has left at least 10 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and the newly-formed Republic of South Sudan in desperate need of food, water and emergency healthcare.

With the situation set to deteriorate over the next 3 to 4 months the need to continue fundraising is vital in order to meet people’s needs and save lives. A British pound can provide an emergency food parcel to feed a family in Kenya or Somalia for a week.

Bare iyo Barbaarshe: Marxuun Muuse Cabdi Cilmi Samatar (AHUN). By Prof, Maxamed Siciid Gees.


- Geeridii Xirsay sheegayaan, gacal ha waayeene.
- Weligiiba rag waa go’i jiree, tanise waa gaar eh.

Markii aan bartay Marxuum Prof. Muuse Cabdi Cilmi Samatar sannadkii 1959, inkasta oo aannu isku xaafad ahayn, haddana laba dugsi ayaan ku kala jirnay , anigu waxaan dhigan jirey dugsiga Sheekh Bashiir isna Biyo -dhaca. Waxa iskaaya baray Cumar Mohamed Aadan xirsi (Cumar Waraabe ). Xirsi waa ninka uu Cali Jaamac Haabiil gabygan calaacalka u tiriyey markii geeridiisa loo sheegay, kaas oo aan ku soo halqabsaday markii geeridan naxdinta leh aan maqlay.

Prof. Muuse wuxuu sannadkii 1968kii ka soo baxay dugsiga sare ee Camuud oo waqtigan ah Jaamacadda camuud, waxa uu sidoo kale ka qallin-jebiyey kuliyaddii Lafoole sannadkii 1973kii, isaga oo bartay, isla markaana ku takhususay maadadda xisaabta , waxaannu waxbarashadiisa ku soo siyaadsaday Jarmalkii Bari iyo dalal kale.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Democratization and Peace-building Moves in Somaliland: The Opening of the political Parties Registration System and the Widhwidh Peace Process


Discussion: The Independent Scholars Group (ISG)


Introduction

In their 29 June 2011 meeting the ISG members discussed: a) the Widhwidh (Sool) conference’s implications for lasting peace and b) the Status of the implementation of the Recommendations of the National Consultative Committee for Political Associations. The meeting was sponsored by the Social Research and Development Institute (SORADI) and was moderated by its Director, Dr. Mohamed Fadal. The Somaliland Independent Scholar’s Group (ISG) members are all long-term participants of Somaliland rebuilding and democratization process, who are considered to be highly competent to provide an objective analysis and strategy to address the issues at hand. The ISG members are:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Somalia Is Not a State. ''Somaliland should be recognized as a sovereign state''.By Timothy A. Ridout


Most think of Somalia as a single entity, but it needs to be conceptualized in terms of three distinct regions: Somaliland, Puntland and southern Somalia. The first two are functioning states in northern Somalia, whereas the rest of Somalia is an anarchic region allegedly governed by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG).  The TFG is not actually a government, and the state it purports to govern does not exist. Both are fictions perpetuated by the United Nations and its member states. By doing so, the international community is impeding peace, development and anti-piracy efforts in Somalia. In the strictly legal sense, the TFG is the internationally recognized government of the Somali state. But by every other measure, the Somali state ceased to exist in 1991, and no government has effectively administered all of Somalia since.

Somaliland: International Recognition In Focus. By Ahmed Kheyre


Since the birth of a new state in Africa, Southern Sudan, on the 9th of July 2011, Somaliland´s belated international recognition has come to a sharper focus. No doubt, the official invitation and presence of the democratically elected President of Somaliland, Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud "Silaanyo" at the inaugural celebrations in Juba, the capital of Southern Sudan, played a key role.

Much like Southern Sudan, Somaliland hopes to join the international community as an independent and sovereign state. Unlike Southern Sudan, Somaliland was briefly an independent and sovereign state for five days between June 26th and July 1, 1960, before joining with newly independent Italian Somaliland to create the now defunct Somali Republic.

U.S. official: CIA interrogating terror suspects in Somalia


Washington - CIA operatives have secretly traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia, to help interrogate terrorism suspects about operations in East Africa and Yemen, a senior U.S. official told CNN Tuesday.

The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, stressed any suspects were under the control of Somali forces and the CIA was present only in "support" of interrogations in recent months. He described the number of times the CIA was present as "very small," adding that he would only say it was "one or two times."

"Only on very rare occasion does the CIA support debriefings of suspected terrorists who are in TFG (Transitional Federal Government) custody," the official told CNN.

South Sudan Defies Africa´s Colonial Border, Somaliland Accepts Them!. By Dalmar Kaahin


While South Sudan redraws Africa´s colonial borders and eagerly creates new ones, Somaliland keeps its original boundaries intact and simply reverts to them. Yet these two countries are not equal. That is, they won´t have the same status in the eyes of the African Union´s (AU) policy makers. The AU´s charter forbids changing the colonial borders that the Africa nations inherited, however; South Sudan not only redraws the boundaries but also succeeds as Africa´s 55th state, on July 09, 2011, with or without the AU´s blessings.

On the other hand, Somaliland which obtained its independence, in June 26, 1960, before Somalia´s and voluntarily and hastily joined Somalia in the same year is not only repeatedly denied its independence, but it is also cruelly punished for seeking sovereignty and demanded to recommit itself into another emotional gunshot marriage with Somalia. For the past two decades, Somaliland remained politically and economically isolated.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

After South Sudan Who will become Independent ? By Scott A Morgan


July 9th has come and gone on the calendar. The Republic of South Sudan has become the newest independent state in Africa. Although the separation was generally peaceful there are underlying tensions that could quickly lead to Armed Conflict. But now there is a question that needs to be asked: Is Southern Sudan going to be the final state to gain independence?

The Short answer has to be No. There are efforts underway in the “Breakaway” region of Somaliland to be recognized as an Independent State. There have been reports that Kenya has done so and there is a push for Britain to do so as well. Several years ago there was an effort by those seeking this to have the US follow along through an attempt to pass legislation in Congress. Officially the position of the United States is that the Administration will wait until the African Union does this. So this means that there is a remote chance that this will happen.