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

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

General Galaal Oo Ka Hadlay Xasuuqa Cali Samatar Loo Haysto iyo Natijada Shirkii London


- General Maxamed Nuur Galaal, oo ka mid ah saraakiishii sar sare ee ciidamadii dalka Somaliya, imikana ka mid ah siyaasiyiinta caanka ah ee Somaliyed, ayaa soo dhaweeyay wada hadal dhex mara Somaliland iyo Somaliya, waxaanu Alle ka baryay inuu noqdo wada hadal khayr qaba.

General Galaal, oo isagoo jooga magaalada Nayrobi ee dalka Kenya xalay u waramay Wargeyska Geeska Afrika, wuxuu kaloo ka hadlay dacwadda ku socota Cali Samatar oo uu ka mid ahaa ragga markhaatiga ku furay dambiga uu galay, waxaanu sheegay inuu la yaabay markii uu Cali Samatar dafiray waraysigii 1988-kii laga qabtay ee uu ku amrayay burburinta magaalooyinka Somaliland iyo xasuuqa reer Somaliland. Waraysigaas oo uu Gen. Maxamed Nuur Galaal kaga hadlay arrimo badan, wuxuu u dhacay sidan:

Shirkii London go’aamadii ka soo baxay waxa lagu sheegay inay Somaliland iyo Somaliya wada hadlaan kana wada hadlaan mustaqbalkooda, wada hadalkaas siduu kuul muuqdaa? 

End of the road for general Mahamad Ali Samater


- For most Somalis general Samatar’s case brings raw emotions to the surface that go to the root cause of why the Somali state came apart. The reaction to his trial and the Supreme Court verdict denying him immunity for his actions while in charge of the formidable Somali army and their role in the genocide in Somaliland and destruction of towns is quite telling.

He is either a saint or a Satan incarnated depending on where one stands (in the line of fire or behind the guns). It is important to note that those defending Samater most vociferously are not denying the bombings of Hargeisa, or the deaths of tens of thousands of people, the mass rapes, summary executions and torture chambers visited on ordinary people throughout Somaliland. They are objecting to finally assigning official responsibility to general Samatar and by extension the former leaders of the government of Somalia.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gen. Maxamad Cali Samatar Markhaatiyada Uu Qabsady


- Waxa aan halkan idinku soo gudbinayaa markhaatiyaashii uu soo qortay Maxamad Cali Samater...oo aan sheegi doono mid walba qabiilkiisa, meeshuu ku nool yahay, telefoonkiisa iyo waxaa uu ahaan jiray  xiligii dawladii Siyaad Bare ee dadka Xasuuqday....here we go........

1) Brigadier General.Mohamed Sherman..(Cairo, Egybt...barawani/carab.....telefoonkiisa 011-202-33358481)

2) Former Ambassador Mohamoud H. Nuur.(Fairfax, va..Dhulbahante..703-323-1952)

3) Brigadier General. Mohamed.. (Falls church, va...Carabta Mohamud salax.(703-671-2740)

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Commonwealth: Somaliland Applies To Become a Member

Commonwealth Heads of Government

-  The Commonwealth: Redundant or relevant? As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, her 60 years as Head of the Commonwealth will also be marked. The Commonwealth of Nations evolved from the British Empire, with the main aim of promoting democracy and development among member states. Today, the organisation consists of 54 countries of over two billion people around the globe. And Yemen, Sudan, South Sudan, Somaliland, Madagascar and Algeria are all applying to become members. But with regional blocs such as the European Union and Nato already in existence, is the Commonwealth of Nations of little importance, or does its understated role make it a force to be reckoned with?

If you are from a country that wants to join the Commonwealth, a BBC journalist would like to interview you to hear your thoughts and ideas. Do you live in a country that is applying for membership? Should the Commonwealth of Nations have more powers? How significant do you think the Queen's role is as Head of the Commonwealth? Send us your comments using the form below.

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Khudbadii Wasiirka Dr. Maxamad C/Lahi Cumar

Dr Mohamed Rasheed Sheikh Hassan has fallen ill during the President of Rep. Of Somaliland’s Event in London


- Dear Somalilanders and friends of Somaliland, it is very distressful for me to announce to you all that the Republic of Somaliland’s State Minister For Foreign Affairs and International Corporation, Dr Mohamed Rasheed Sheikh Hassan, has fallen ill on the eve of 25th February and during the President of Republic of Somaliland’s Event in London, UK.

The Minister is in intensive care, at the moment, and has been reported to has suffered from brain Haemorrhage. The Doctors at the Hospital, where he is admitted into after the Emergence Services rescued him at the Event, informed family and friends that they are still working hard to assist the Minister to recover.

Dr Mohamed Rasheed is a prominent member of President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud’s cabinet Ministers, a veteran Somaliland diplomat and activist for Somaliland’s sovereignty. He is a key figure in Somaliland’s foreign policy and his contributions to the country and to the people of Somaliland are vital. The Minister was the leading force of Somaliland’s campaign to strengthen Somaliland’s independence and preserve Somaliland’s sovereignty prior to the London Conference on Somalia on 22rd February.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

President Ahmed Silanyo of Somaliland Speaks at the London Conference on Somalia

Breakaway Somaliland entity targets investors


Feb 24 (Reuters) - The breakaway enclave of Somaliland, which boasts oil and gas potential, has set up a UK-linked corporation to act as an entry point for investors concerned the Somali territory's lack of international recognition would stop contracts being enforced. On a visit to London to attend a conference on Somalia, President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo told Reuters that the purpose of the Somaliland Development Corporation was to "to attract companies and institutions which want to invest in our country."

"Since we are not a recognised country, insurance is always a difficult problem in Somaliland so if this can help with that, it would be useful."

Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991 and has enjoyed relative stability compared to the rest of Somalia, including the holding of a series of peaceful general elections, but remains unrecognised internationally. Silanyo did not indicate what economic sectors he wished investors to target. But energy and mining minister Hussein Abdi Dualeh said in November the northern enclave had hydrocarbon potential with a geology similar to basins containing 9 billion barrels across the Gulf of Aden.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Gen,Maxamad Cali Samatar Oo Ogolaaday Inuu Danbiyo Galay.


- Madaxweyne ku-xigeenkii hore ee Soomaaliya Janaraal Maxamed Cali Samatar ayaa shalay gelinkii danbe maxkamad dhegeysaneysay eedo mudo sideed sanood ah loo daba taagnaa sheegay in aanu iska difaaci doonin eedaymahaasi. Janaraal Cali Samatar oo 76 jir ah mudo toban sano ka badan iminka ku noola Duleedka magaalada Washington ee caasimada dalka Mareykanka ayaa lagu soo dacweeyay inuu danbiyo xasuuq ah ka gaystay Somaliland sanadihii 1980-dii.

Janaraal Cali Samatar ayaa waxa dacweeyay afar ruux oo godobo kala duwan ka tirsanayay xukuumadii uu sarkaalka ugu sareeya ka ahaa ee Kacaanka. Janaraal Cali Samatar ayaa mudo iska difaacayay dacwadaa, isaga oo ku doodayay in uu yahay masuul dawlad shisheeye ka tirsanaa oo aan Mareykanka dacwad lagaga soo oogi karin. Sanadii 2007- dii waxa sababtaa aqbalay maxkamad ku taal Alexsandria, balse maxkamada sare ee Mareykanka ayaa burisay xukunkaa isla markaana ogolaatay dhegeysiga dacwada loo heysto Cali Samatar.

Eedeysanaha ayaa sanado faro badan ku andacoonayay in aan dacwadan lagu qaadi karin dal shisheeye, isku daygiisii u danbeeyayna waxa uu maalinimadii Axada ee ina dhaaftay uu xareeyay waraaqo odhanaya in uu musalafay ama aanu heysan wax hanti ah kiyoo rajeynaya in mar kale dib loo dhigo dhegeysiga maxkamada,balse mar kale Garsooraha ayaa ogolaaday in la dhegeysto dacwada.

Former Somali General Mohamad Ali Samatar Admits Liability For War Crimes


- Feb 23, 2012 — Mohamed Ali Samantar became the first to be held accountable for the atrocities of the brutal Siad Barre regime in the late 1980s.

A seven year court battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court ended in a federal courtroom in Virginia on Thursday when former Somali Gen. Mohamed Ali Samantar admitted liability for war crimes and human rights abuses committed in the late 1980s, when he was the defense minister and commander of military forces in Somalia.

The case against Samantar was brought by former Somali citizens who were granted asylum in the U.S. They had suffered years of imprisonment, torture, rape and abduction — one even survived a firing squad under a pile of bodies. When they discovered that Samantar, their one-time tormentor, was living in the U.S. too, they sued him in federal court under the Torture Victim Protection Act, a law passed in 2006 to ensure that the U.S. would not be a safe haven for human rights abusers.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

London Conference on Somalia and what Somaliland benefited from it– Overview


Somaliland benefited from attending the London Conference in the following ways:

• President Silanyo was treated no differently from the head of a state of a recognized country. He held bilateral meetings with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and the Development Minister, Andrew Mitchell on the eve of the Conference, 22 February 2012.

• At the conference, which was chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron, he also sat shoulder to shoulder with leaders from other countries in the conference. Several delegates made positive references to Somaliland in their speeches to the conference.

• President Silanyo had the opportunity to place on record before world leaders the desire of the Somaliland people to be recognized as an independent state. He called for “an international discussion about the future of Somaliland, launching a process leading to recognition of our state”, adding that “we are convinced that an internationally recognized Somaliland will be even better placed to contribute to a stable and peaceful Somalia.”

Press Release: THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS


REPUBLIC OF SOMALILAND
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS &
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

''At London Conference on Somalia, President of Somaliland calls on the international community to recognize his country''. The Minister

London, 23 February 2012 -- The President of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud Silanyo, today attended the London Conference on Somalia. The Conference included political leaders from over 50 countries and international organizations, including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

In his statement to the Conference, the President said that peace and stability in Somalia “will not be achieved by the top-down imposition of a re-created centralized state,” noting the tendency of the international community to focus on approaches that over-emphasize the role of central government institutions in Mogadishu. He instead laid out his views on a bottom-up process to building peace and stability in Somalia, drawing lessons from what worked successfully in Somaliland in the early 1990s.

London Conference on Somalia: Communique

Logo for London Conference on Somalia

1. The London Conference on Somalia took place at Lancaster House on 23rd February 2012, attended by fifty-five delegations from Somalia and the international community.

2. We met at a key moment in Somalia’s history. Somalia is emerging from the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. African and Somali troops have pushed Al Shabaab out of Mogadishu and other areas. The transitional institutions come to an end in August 2012, and the people of Somalia want clarity on what will follow. The situation remains precarious, and in urgent need of support from the international community.

3. Decisions on Somalia’s future rest with the Somali people. The Somali political leadership must be accountable to the people. The international community’s role is to facilitate Somalia’s progress and development: our strength is in unity and coordinated support to Somalia.  
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Madaxwayne Axmed Siilaanyo Oo La Kulmay raysal- wasaaraha ingiriiska David Cameron

Madaxweyne Siilaanyo Qasriga 10 Downing Street

- Madaxweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland Md. Axmed Maxamed Maxamuud (Siilaanyo), ayaa markii ugu horreysay taariikhdii shalay la kulmay Ra’iisal-wasaaraha Ingiriiska Mr. David Cameron, isla markaana guddoonsiiyey dukumantiyo iftiimanaya taariikhda qaddiyadda madaxbannaanida Somaliland, kadib markii Madaxweynuhu ka qaybgalay mudaharaad aad u ballaadhan oo jaaliyadaha reer Somaliland ka hordhigeen xafiiska Ra’iisal-wasaaraha Britain ee magaalada London.

Madaxweyne Siilaanyo oo dadweynaha reer Somaliland kala qaybgalay mudaharaadkaas oo lagu dalbanayey aqoonsi caalami ah, iyadoo baraf iyo roob da’ayey magaalada London, waxa uu xafiiskiisa kulan kula yeeshay Ra’iisal-wasaaraha Ingiriiska ee 10 Down Street, waxaannnu Madxweynaha Somaliland ku guddoonsiiyey Ra’iisal-wasaare David Cameron dukumantiyo iyo qoraallo la xidhiidha taariikhda iyo qadiyadda madaxbannaanida Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

London: Banaanbaxii Ugu Balaadhnaa ee Ay Abid Dadka Reer Somaliland Qabsadaan.


- Kumaan kun oo qof oo asal ahaan ka soo jeeda dalka jamhuuriyada diimuqraadiga ah ee Somaliland oo ku nool dalka Ingiriiska, kana kala yimid dhamaan gobolada uu dalka UK ka kooban yahay ayaa maanta ka dhigay banaanbax ka mid ah kuwii ugu waynaa ee abid ay ku qabtaan UK dadka reer Somaliland, meel barxad ah oo kasoo horjeeda xafiiska raysal-wasaaraha Ingiriiska ee David Camaron ee ku yaal Down Street London. Banaanbaxaasi oo dadka cadadkaas lahi ay ku muujinayaan shucuurtooda wadanainimo ee Somaliland iyo waliba sida aanay gorgortan u gali Karin qadiyada madax bannaanida dalkooda hooyo. Waxa ay fariin culus u dirayeen shirka beri lagu qaban doono isla magaalada London ee ku saabsan arimaha Soomaaliya ee uu marti galiyay raysal wasaaraha dalka Uk mr David Camaron.

Waxay iyaguna yimid madasha banaabaxu ka dhacayo oo socod ku soo dhexmaray dadka reer Somaliland soona salaamay, wafdigii madaxweynaha Somaliland uu hogaaminayay ee beri shirka London ka dhacaya lagu soo casuumay, halkaasoo gacan qaad iyo sawaxan dadku ku soo dhaweeyeen wafdiga, ka dibna madaxwaynaha waxa loo galbiyay xarunta aqalka raysal-wasaaraha.

Strengthening the UK's relationship with Somaliland

Foreign Secretary William Hague

Foreign Secretary William Hague met President Silanyo of Somaliland on 22 February, the eve of the London Conference on Somalia. The Foreign Secretary and President Silanyo reaffirmed the close ties between the UK and Somaliland. They agreed that Somaliland was making progress in further embedding democracy and discussed issues of mutual interest, including cooperation on trade and to counter piracy. Over the next three years, the UK will provide up to £105 million in development support to Somaliland to promote prosperity, tackle poverty and consolidate progress on stability and democracy.

Speaking after their meeting, the Foreign Secretary said:

“I am delighted to see President Silanyo in London for the Conference on Somalia. Somaliland has valuable lessons to share from its own experience of building stability and democracy. I welcome President Silanyo’s participation at the Conference and am grateful for Somaliland’s continued co-operation in the fight against piracy and terrorism.”

Original:

Somaliland recognizes piracy as a crime, convictions to bring max jail term of 25 years


- Somaliland’s parliament has passed legislation recognizing piracy as a crime and allowing for pirates convicted abroad to be transferred to the breakaway enclave, officials said on Wednesday.

Somaliland, which declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 but is still not recognized internationally, said the laws were a sign of the territory’s commitment to fighting maritime attacks off Somalia’s shores.

The two laws come ahead of a conference on Somalia in London on Thursday, at which Britain wants to push for the anarchic Horn of Africa country to play a greater role in the fight against a criminal enterprise that costs the world economy billions of dollars each year.

Somalia has lacked effective government for the last two decades, but Somaliland - which has a coastline facing Yemen - has stronger central authority.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Berbera Iyo Taariikhdii Jacaylka Cilmi Boodhari

Somaliland and Somalia: future allies no longer deadly foes


''Somaliland will not negotiate on its sovereignty, but will be more than willing to help its sister country to achieve peace and prosperity''. Dirir

- Despite 30 years of political, economic and military oppression that climaxed with the genocide in 1988 and all the unrelenting antagonism blistering from Somalia, the people from Somaliland are not bitter and are looking forward to collaborate and live side by side peacefully with Somalia as separate sisterly countries. Not only that, Somaliland can play a major role in finding a lasting panacea for Somalia’s chronic plight.

A healthy Somaliland-Somalia relationship will only be possible if Somalia officially admits and apologizes for the crimes committed against Somalilanders. In addition to that, Somalia must unconditionally recognize the sovereignty of Somaliland. These few noble gestures will safe Somalia from self annihilation and the general feeling of international community’s dissatisfaction that culminated in Somalia’s anarchy will be brought to an end. This is the only way forward and there are no other alternatives.

The World Must Recognize Somaliland On Its Historical Borders


-The Arab World with the leadership of Saudi Arabia must show the courage of recognizing Somaliland Republic on the basis of its own historical, colonial borders as the diplomatic and international recognition of every Arab country is based on its own historical, colonial borders so the West will follow to recognize Somaliland too.

The United Nations, African Union, African States, or the Arab World did not draw or make the current borders of African States and Arab World. All the borders of Arab World and Afric an independent states had been drawn by the colonial powers of Europe. The independence, statehood, and diplomatic recognition of each Arab and African State as well as each Asian or South American country today are based on its own colonial demarcations or borders.

Similarly, the statehood, independence, and the expected diplomatic recognition of Somaliland Republic are based on its own colonial borders drawn during British Somaliland Protectorate era.

PRESS RELEASE: SOMALILAND HOLDS LESSONS FOR LONDON SOMALIA CONFERENCE


For immediate release – February 20th 2012

Somaliland Focus (UK) welcomes the attendance of a senior political delegation from Somaliland as a non-signatory participant at this week’s London Somalia Conference

Bearing in mind the long history of tension over the issue of recognition of Somaliland, the interest of the British government in having Somaliland’s senior political representatives at the table is a positive step, as is the willingness of Somaliland’s representatives to participate in an event bringing together key political actors from across the Somali region as well as international leaders.

We hope the event can act as a springboard for a shift in international focus away fromSomaliaas a source of woe for the world and towards solutions that seek to offer lasting benefit and stability to Somalis themselves. Such solutions can only work in the long term by utilising local indigenous political and social institutions.

Again, Britain’s Conservative Party and Somaliland’s Statehood


''The 21 years conflict of former Somali Republic proved to the world that religion, language and color don’t unity people''.Abdulaziz

- After 52 years, the Conservative Party is again making history in Somaliland. In 1960 Ex-British Prime Minister Harold McMillan granted the independence of Somaliland, along with British Cameroon and Nigeria. Today Somaliland’s self-determination is litmus test to Prime Minister Mr. David Cameroon of the ruling Conservative Party.

“I should like to say, however, that it is Her Majesty’s Government’s hope that whatever may be the constitutional future of the Protectorate, the friendship which has been built up between its people and those of the United Kingdom for so many years will continue and indeed flourish.” McMillan’s speech in South Africa during ‘Wind Of Change’ that Africa witnessed in last century. Somaliland was part of such ‘Wind Of Change’ and McMillan’s political stance on Somaliland was to maintain supportive to all former protectorate.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Xuska UFFO dartii: Dhagaxtuurkii 1982-kii iyo dugsiga sare ee Tima-cade ama Qalax


- Dadku wax badan kama oga oo lagama wada war hayo in deg, Gabiiley ay ka mid ahayd, meelihii ugu horayay ee si badheedh ah oo af iyo adinba leh uga hor yimaada dawladii Siyaad Bare gadh-wadeenka u ahaa ee dalkii la odhan jiray Soomaaliya ka arimin jirtay sanadihii 1969-91-kii. Waxa dadka degan degaankaasi ay bilaabeen iska caabin hubaysan inay la galaan maamulkii talada dalka hayay iyo siyaasadiisiiba 1978-kii dhamaadkiisii, ka dib markii dhib gaar u ah degaanka Gabiiley oo aad u baaxad wayni kaga timid askartii iyo jabhadihii la socday ee lagu soo jabiyay dagaalkii 1977-1978-kii Itoobiya lala galay, huwantaa askarta iyo jabhadaba ah oo la soo dejiyay meelo badan oo degaanka degmada Gabiiley ka mid ah, kuwaasoo tacadiyo aad u foolxun oo badan u gaystay dadkii degaankaasi ku noolaa, oo horseeday inay dadka degaanku is urursadaan oo ay ka soo horjeestaan walibana la dagaalamaan askartaa iyo jabhadaa wada jira.

Sanadkaa 1978-kii ayay dadka degaanka Gabiiley sameeyeen Jabhadii magaca wayn kasbatay ee la odhan jiray guutada Afraad, ee kaalinta muuqata ka qaadatay dagaalkii naftaa furashada ahaa ee dadku ay ku khasbanaayeen inay u qalab qaataan sabanadii ay hadheeyeen degaanka dilka, dhaca, xadhiga, boobka iyo kufsiguba ee kaga imanayay dhankii askartii Siyaad Bare iyo jabhadihii lagu magacaabi jiray xoraynta soomaali galbeed, intaa waxa kale oo dheeraa oo ay isla mar ahaantaa ay xukuumadii Siyaad Bare degaanka saartay cadaadis adag oo lagu naafaynayay iska caabintooda, kaasoo si ba’ an looga dareemayay degaanka, inkasta oo aanu wiiqin hankii, himiladii iyo halgankii jabhada Afraad waday iyo dhiidhigii dadkaba, oo aakhirataankiina ay iyaga guushu raacday.

Analysis: Britain's rudderless ride to Somalia's rescue


- For the first time, the autonomous (not independent, as much as they want to be) breakaway region of Somaliland is participating. Somaliland has historically avoided these kind of international events because it has never been given the sovereign recognition it believes is just reward for 20 years of stable democracy in the midst of the Somali chaos. Somaliland’s government is participating in this conference against the wishes of most of its people, but perhaps thinks the time is right for the international community to take note of its undeniable success. “Somaliland’s message in London is simple: If the definition of madness is repeating the same action again and again yet expecting a different result each time, then we are your sanity pill,” commented Sharif.

Still, Somaliland is unlikely to find many sympathetic ears at the conference, not among the other Somali participants who cling to the idea of a pan-Somali state, and not from the international community wary of balkanising the country, and that Somaliland’s success is the exception rather than the rule. All indications point to another frustrating, inconclusive talk-shop, dominated by international agendas and producing more of the same. This approach hasn’t worked before, in fact it has failed abjectly, and there’s no reason to think that this time will be different. Madness indeed

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Friday, February 17, 2012

How do you fix a problem like Somalia? Professor David Leonard


''Any successful initiatives at state building in Somalia have been achieved through a bottom-up approach and Professor Leonard used the example of Somaliland to demonstrate this point''. Professor Leonard

- Since the collapse of the Mohamed Siad Barre regime in 1991, Somalia has been without a state. This is despite numerous attempts on the part of the international community to reconstruct one. In his Sussex Development Lecture IDS fellow Professor David Leonard looked in more detail at the causes and consequences of this statelessness and the possible routes back to acceptable levels of security and stability for Somalia. Professor Leonard has written extensively on issues around governance in Somalia and has recently published a journal article on Somali piracy.

Rebuilding from the bottom-up 

Somaliland: Durable solutions to long-term displaced


- The string of banging hammers is shadowed by mesmerizing chants of Somali poetry and mischievous jokes. “Hey! You young ones we need more water, and hurry. Faster, faster,” shouts a middle aged man bent over his shovel in the midst of mixing the cement and sand into a thick paste. A roar of laughter rises from the skeletons of houses growing from the dusty, red soil. The construction site is just a stone throw away from the Aden Suleiman settlement for internally displaced people and returnees from Ethiopia, in the eastern part of semiautonomous Somaliland in northern Somalia.

The sun is close to its high peak, but the men laying the bricks are undeterred by the merciless rays. They are all in sync with the tasks at hand and have one goal in mind – to complete the houses as soon as possible for their families who live in shackles with limited protection against the sun, wind, rain – and intruders.

“When I can move into this new house, it will change my whole life. I will have a door to close behind me. My children can have a clean and safe environment. As a woman, I feel that finally I can have dignity,” said Deka Ahmed Mahamad (20).

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Baananbaxa Garnaqsiga Iyo Gudoonka Aqoonsiga Soomaliland (Febraayo 22, 2012).


Saacidaada Eebbahay
Sandullaan ku noqon qaran
Somaliland socdaashoo
Samadaa dusheeniyo
Xiddigahay ku socotaa
Soo noqonna maysee
Kii sugaayayoow samir
Xorriyadaan sugaynay
Hadduu Saatir Nagu simay
Soomaalilaandeey hore u socoo
Ha soo noqon Soomaaliland (Aamiin)
{Erayadii Siciid Sheekh Abuubaker}.

- Bishan Febraayo dabayyaqadeeda ayaa bulshada reer Soomaliland go’aan ku gaadheen inay banaanbax loo midaysan yahay la sameeyo. Banaanbaxaasi waxaa ka soo qaybgali kara qof kasta oo ka soo jeeda Soomaliland ama dareenwadaag la leh bulshada reer Soomaliland oo iman kara goobtaas ahna xafiiska raysal wasaaraha Ingiriiska David Camaron hortiisa. Banaanbaxani maaha mid eed loogu jeedinayo qof ama bulsho ee waa mid ay bulshada reer Soomaliland ku muujinayaan dareenkooga midaysan ee qaranimada dalka Soomaliland, sidoo kalena bulshada aduunka ugu soo bandhigayaan in Soomaliland dhaaftey xilligii la gudoonsiin lahaa aqoonsi buuxda.

Daahir Riyaale Kaahin: Somaliland inay Shirka London Ka Qayb gashaa Waa Qalad. *Dhegta maal*


- Madaxweynihii hore ee Somaliland Daahir Rayaale Kaahin oo mudo door ah dibada ku maqnaa, ha yeeshee maanta dib ugu soo laabtay dalka jamhuuriyada diimuqraadiga ah ee Somaliland, oo ay saxaafadu ku waraysatay madaarka Caasimada Hargaysa. kana waraysatay arimo badan oo ku saabsan Somaliland, ayaa si fiican uga jawaabay su'aalahii la waydiiyay oo u badnaa arimaha haatan ka taagan Somaliland. Waxa ka mid ahaa arimaha maamul gobleedyada magaca ah ee ay dad Somaliland-diid ahi sameeyeen, iyo ka qeybgalka Somaliland ee shirka London.

Madaxweyne Kaahin ayaa sheegay in ka qeyb galka shirka London inuu khalad yahay, talaabadaasina ay la mid tahay iyada oo laga noqday gooni isu taagii ay dadka reer Somaliland aftida u qaadeen. Rayaale wuxuu sidoo kale ka hadlay dagaalada ka socda deegaanka Buuhoodle. Wasiirka Arrimaha dibedda ee Somaliland, Max'ed C/laahi ayaa isagy difaacay mowqifka xukuumadda ee ka qeybgalka Somaliland.

*Dhegta maal*

CLUB DE MADRID: Women Building Peace in Somaliland


- Although considered a de facto State, not yet recognized by the international community, Somaliland has used a democratic process since 1991, which is a model of transition from the traditional clan system to a democratic, multiparty, and bicameral system. Since the last presidential election of 2010, the region has maintained stability and participatory development processes, making it stand out from neighboring regions. These trends are partly due to the high degree of government accountability to citizens, which stems from the purely local tax collecting system.

Nevertheless, this society still faces major challenges such as the absence of international recognition and foreign investment, high unemployment, low salaries for civil servants that could lead to an inefficient and corrupt system, lack of infrastructure, piracy and exploitation of resources, border conflicts and disputes of land ownership and violent extremism, which seem to affect all of Somalia´s regions.

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Somaliland: Ciidan Kamaandaws ah. ''Ya-salaam''

Somaliland and the ‘London Conference’ – Silanyo Must Challenge Denial of Somaliland’s Rights

             
 ''Analysis''

- The upcoming London Conference on Somalia, and the UK’s urging of theSomaliland Government to attend, has understandably generated a lot of debate and comment within the Somaliland community, both within and outside the country. One of the stated objectives of the conference, according to Matt Baugh, Senior Representative for Somalia, is to “…reinforce the relative stability in areas of Somalia, such as Somaliland and Puntland and in the south…”. This statement has, again understandably, aroused the ire of the people of Somaliland since they recovered their sovereignty from the erstwhile Republic of Somalia in 1991, and have steadfastly maintained their distance from the anarchy, state collapse and war that have engulfed Somalia ever since, despite repeated attempts to drag them into this unending maelstrom.

Somaliland and its people expected more from their former colonial protector, and it is either a reflection of the insensitivity of the current Foreign & Colonial Office to the aspirations of the people of Somaliland, or simply of their lack of knowledge of the politics of the Horn of Africa, that they refer to Somaliland as a region of Somalia, as Puntland is. The interpretation that many hardline, anti- Somaliland politicians within Somalia have given this British insensitivity or ignorance, is that the British have coerced the Somaliland Government to attend the conference as a regional authority, just like Puntland, Galmudug etc.

PRESS RELEASE: UK-SOMALILAND WORKING GROUP

Somalilanders in UK celebrate 20th anniversary

- UK Somaliland Diaspora Community Pushes for International Recognition of the Republic of Somaliland. On 23rd February 2012, The United Kingdom is hosting in London an International Conference on Somalia, which representatives from over 40 governments and multi-lateral organisations including a delegation from The Republic of Somaliland are expected to attend.

The Republic of Somaliland, like all other nations, wishes peace and stability for the people of Somalia who have been mired in perpetual conflict for the last two decades. The lack of international recognition of the Republic of Somaliland is, however, not only a hindrance to the further development of this shining democratic country, but it is also an impediment to the search of stability in Somalia.

To remind the International Community that the prolonged disregard of the democratic will and the self-determination of the people of Somaliland is no longer a viable option, the UK Somaliland community is holding a rally on:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Somaliland: A Diamond in the Rough? Africa's Newest Central Bank Opens in an Unexpected Location


''... multilateral institutions and both Danish and U.S. aid agencies has expressed a strong interest in Somaliland''. Vijaya

- Last week, lawmakers in Somaliland (Somalia's northern, semi-autonomous region) reportedly established Somaliland's first central bank. The measure will pave the way for foreign commercial banks to start operating in Somaliland by 2013, providing much-needed financing support for Somaliland's private sector businesses. Simultaneously, the donor community (represented by multilateral institutions and both Danish and U.S. aid agencies) has expressed a strong interest in Somaliland. Two questions arise: How can international donors further support Somaliland's businesses and what can they learn from the parliament's new central bank?

Somaliland claimed independence from Somalia in 1991 and has since formed its own parliament, government, schools, infrastructure, and health care systems. Certain sectors have flourished even in the vacuum of a strong central government presence, including telecommunications, mobile banking and money transfer services, and livestock trading. Despite Somalia's problems, Somaliland's private sector has grown and prospered. A 2010 CGD working paper highlighted how businesses made major contributions to Somaliland government and non-government institutions -- despite the lack of international intervention.

Faysal Cali Waraabe Oo Faah-Faahin Ka Bixiyey Guul Iyo Guuldaro Midkay Ka Filanayaan Shirka London iyo....


''Waxa Fidmada Boohoodle ka danbeeya dad xunxun oo Tolaa’iyeey leh oo arintii qabiil u rogay iyaga oo dano gaar ah ka leh''. Faysal

- Guddoomiyaha Xisbiga Mucaaridka ah ee UCID Eng. Faysal Cali Waraabe ayaa tafaasiil ka bixiyey guul iyo guuldaro midka ay ka filayaan shirka kooxaha Somalida 23-ka bishan uga furmaya Magaaladda London, kaas oo uu ka qaybgalayo wafti ka socda Somaliland oo uu hogaamin doono Madaxwayne Axmed Maxamed Maxamuud (Siilaanyo).

Faysal Cali Xuseen waxa uu sidaa ku sheegay Waraysi khaas ah oo Wargeyska Haatuf xalay khadka tilifoonka ku siiyey isaga oo Hargeysa ku sugan, isla markaana sheegay inuu ka mid yahay waftiga Madaxwaynuhu u hogaamin doono London isaga iyo Guddoomiyaha Kulmiye Muuse Biixi. Guddoomiyaha UCID Faysal waxa uu sheegay inay muhiimad weyn u leedahay qadiyada Somaliland marka la arko xukuumadii iyo axsaabtii mucaaridka oo isku duuban, tilmaamayna inay wacdaro ka dhigi doonaan shirkaas London ka furmaya 23-ka bishan.

Somalia: A Grand Compromise. By Dr Abdishakur Jowhar


- Those who read my writings are fully aware that I am committed to the concept of Somaliland independence. I remain more so today than ever before. I am fully convinced that the people of Somaliland could only survive as people if they hold on to the Somaliland state. The concepts of Khaatumo, Awdal, Zeila, Maakhir , SSC and SNM is nothing but the invasion of tribal chaos from Somalia. Such an invasion and deliberate destabilization happens with every Somali Reconciliation Conference. Somaliland has survived 14 invasions of a similar nature and it will survive this one as well.

Somaliland needs to free its people from the deadly epidemic of the ideology of tribal disintegration by offering more peace, more democracy, more transparency and a full measure of dignity for every citizen in place of the death, war, famine and displacement peddled by tribal hatemongers and merchants of death who love the comfort of their heated homes in the diaspora and who spend their vacations inciting Somali nomads to massacre each other just as they are about to die of starvation. Disgusting Diasopra!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A new way: Somaliland's statebuilding. By Anne-Marie Brinkman


- Diplomats, aid workers and their governments agree that local capabilities are the baseline and drivers of change, but apparently find it impossible to act in a way that reflects this in day to day situations. I met the army officer and USAID employee at Columbia University. They both have a wealth of experience, a true motivation to serve their country and the desire to support the Afghan government and people. They came to talk about the way civil-military US coordination has improved. They stressed how hard it still is despite the progress to get things done and achieve results. They mentioned how it was often easier to work with the Afghans then among their fellow countrymen and women. They highlighted the fact that the Afghans rule their own country, even if United States staff or citizens thought they did, or aspired to do. But although they acknowledged this fact, their statement and ideas swirled around the impact they could make with more money, more coordination, and more staff.

I have encountered the same type of discussions many times in East Africa over the last couple of years. Diplomats, peacekeepers and aid workers talk about the way the local government or civil society should change: how they can receive the necessary sums of money to increase capacity and support their development, and how their human rights record or their advocacy efforts can improve. The foreign development community tries to develop blueprints to speed up building peace, develop statehood or improve free speech.

Denmark: Dawlada Denmark Oo Xafiis u Qaabilsan Mashaariicda Horumarinta Ee Ay Somaliland Ka Qabato Furtay.


''Xafiiskayagu waxa uu ka shaqayn doonaa arrimaha ammaanka, caafimaadka iyo dedaalka lagu kobcinayo waxbarashada'' Mr Christian

- Dawladda Denmark oo ka mid ah dalalka ku yaal qaaradda Yurub, ayaa ka digtay in horumarka muuqda ee Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland ku tallaabsatay uu burburi karo haddii aanay beesha caalamku si dhaqso ah taageero ugu fidin. Sidaa waxa ku dhawaaqay Wasiirka Horumarinta Denmark Md. Christian Friis Bach, isagoo ku baaqay inay waajib tahay in beesha caalamku taageero u fidiso horumarka dhinaca fiican loo qaaday ee Somaliland, waxaannu tilmaamay in horumarka ka hana-qaaaday Somaliland ay ku lammaan yihiin faqiirnimo la soo dariistay inta badan bulshada.

“Waxaannu aragnay horumar dhinaca fiican loo qaaday oo ka muuqda Somaliland. Waxa kaloo aannu arkaynaa in horumarkaasi burburi karo oo aannu cago adag ku taagnayn, taasina waa sababta waajibka ka dhigaysa in beesha caalamku taageero degdeg ah u fidiso Somaliland si horumarka jiraa u hana-qaado,” ayuu yidhi Wasiir Christian Friis Bach oo qoraal uu toddobaadkan soo saaray lagu baahiyey wakaaladda wararka dalka Shiinaha ee Xinhua.

“Faaiidooyinka Waxbarashadda Bilaashka Ah (FPE)”


Wasaaradda Waxbarashadda iyo Tacliinta Sare.

- Sida aad la wada socotaanba, Dugsiyadda H/Dhexe waxay ka mid tahay Waxbarashadda Aasaasigga ah.Ilmuhu marka uu soo dhamaysto ama soo Barto Quraanka Kariimka ah wuxu ku soo Biiraa Dugsiga Hoose(1-4), halkaasi oo uu ku soo qaato Maadooyinka loogu talla gallay. Ardaygu markaasi ayuu ku soo Biiraa Bulshadda oo uu la soo jaanqaadaa Da’diisa Iyo waxa ay ku hawlan yihiin oo ah Waxbarashadda.

Hadaba Markii laga dhigay waxbarashadda Dugsiyadda H/Dhexe bilaash ama lacag la’aan, waxa soo kordhay Arrimo Faa’iido leh oo la xidhiidha in Ardayda fekerkooddii isbedello oo aanu war-war ka qabin in la yidhaahdo keen lacagtii Bisha ama Fiiggii. Arrintaasi oo ardayga ku ahayd mid had iyo goor uu ka sii fekero tollow Aabo ama Hooyo ma kuu soo dhiibi doonaan ,intee bay kugu qaadan doontaa ama soo helayaan waalidkaagii, hadda way baxday Maskaxdiisii oo wuxu ku fekerayaa oo keliya Waxbarashaddii iyo Maaddooyinkii uu Dhiganayey.

Somaliland: Glaxo SmithKline PLC to establish an office


HARGEISA-One of the world’s third largest multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline held a press conference at Mansoor hotel on Sunday February 12, 2012 to inform the Somaliland market that their company will begin importing to Somaliland all their pharmaceutical products. Galaxo SmithKline Plc. or GSK as it is known was formed back in 2000 after GlaxoWellcome merged with SmithKline which saw the creation of the third pharmaceutical company in the world.

The multinational company has offices in more than one hundred countries around the world. Glaxo SmithKline’s Djibouti representative Mr. Said Omar who is the owner of DANKALE Pharmaceutical will be country manager. Dr. Farah Liban Ahmed who is one of the top pharmaceutical product importers to the country will be the sole distributor of all Glaxo SmithKline products from asthma, cancer, virus control, diabetes and many more products.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Somaliland Ready To Combat Piracy


- The break-away state of Somaliland purchased speed boats in an effort to secure its waters and stem piracy and Illegal fishing. Somaliland’s minister for fishing, Abdulahi Jama Geeljire handed over the new speed boats to staff of the ministry during a ceremony today. The transfer ceremony was held in Berbera- Sahil region and presided over by Minister Abdulahi Jama Geeljire who addressed the public and explained the aims of purchasing these speed boats.

“I am glad to be here today and would like to inform you that we purchased these two speed boats. We need to maintain the security of our seas and fight against illegal fishing vessels including piracy. These two speed boats should help our staff within the ministry,” he said. The speed boats were purchased by the Somaliland government.

“These speed boats were purchased by the government in an effort to secure our sea. Soon we shall purchase more. We intend to give priority to developing the fishing, livestock and agriculture sectors this year. 30% of government income will be spent on these ministries,” added Mr Geljire.

PetroTrans negotiates to extend Somaliland port


Feb 13 (Reuters) - PetroTrans, a Chinese oil and gas producer could conclude preliminary negotiations with Somaliland for the extension of the key port of Berbera by the end of this year, but has scrapped plans to build a liquefied natural gas facility.

Philip Hirschler, a legal adviser for PetroTrans, said from London the firm planned to extend Berbera port's container and mineral export services following an agreement it signed with the government of the breakaway enclave of Somalia last August.

The Horn of Africa has been attracting increased investments in exploration by foreign oil firms, due to its proximity to east Africa, where oil has been discovered in Uganda and natural gas found in Tanzania.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Somaliland still blighted by plastic bags


HARGEYSA, – More than 6 years after the republic of Somaliland banned plastic bags, the landscape of its capital city, Hargeysa, continues to be dominated by the brightly coloured bags. Somaliland people use the plastic bags on daily basis for almost anything to be carried whether food, clothes, or Khat. It can be found in almost every house hold.

Although the ban has taken effect, the use of bags continued unabated. It has even become known as "Hargeisa flowers" because they are often found on trees.

During my service as Admin/Finance officer in the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) in Hargeisa , Somaliland , we have initiated the cleaning of plastic bags from the streets of the cities and towns in the country. We have also demanded that biodegradable plastic bags be replaced with current ones that take more than 1000 years to degrade.