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Somaliland: The 30th Anniversary Of Jazeera Beach Massacre

Somaliland: The 30th Anniversary Of Jazeera Beach Massacre

On July 17th, 1989, presidential military forces, known as red berets, led by a Colonel Ibrahim Ali Barre, Canjeh, cordoned off an area in the Medina district of Mogadishu. The residents of the area where questioned, made to produce identification documents and those who hailed from Somaliland were forced on to army trucks in the […]

 Somaliland Must Prepare for War With Somalia

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 Somaliland Must Prepare for War With Somalia

‪ United Nations is already undermined by powerful countries. International laws are weakened and not as effective as before. Military aggression and violations are on the rise. Countries are threatened or invaded just because of their natural resources or of their sovereignty. This is the current appalling order of the world.   In the case of Africa, […]

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The Weak FGS In Mogadishu Warns Neighboring Countries About Somaliland Ties

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The Weak FGS In Mogadishu Warns Neighboring Countries About Somaliland Ties

After the embarrassment of severing non-existent ties with the Republic of Guinea as a result of the visit to the country by the Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi, the weak federal entity in Mogadishu called together all the foreign envoys based around the main airport to warn them about receiving delegations from Somaliland.   The […]

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Somaliland: Two Different Men, Two Different Human Beings, Two Different Actions

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Somaliland: Two Different Men, Two Different Human Beings, Two Different Actions

  The two men featured in these photos were both officers in the armed forces of the late Siyad Barre regime in Somalia. Ahmed Mohamed Hassan was an Air Force pilot who flew Mig jets, Yusuf Abdi Ali, aka Colonel “Tuke” was the head of the 5th Brigade in Gabiley, Somaliland.    Both men were […]

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Somaliland: The Tour Of The Two Professors

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Somaliland: The Tour Of The Two Professors

Professors Ahmed Ismail Samatar and Ali Khalif Galaydh have been crisscrossing Somaliland holding lectures and forums from Las Anod to Borama. The lectures and the subsequent debates, question and answer sessions, have been dubbed by the two academics as “tabliiq siyaasadeed”, a political round table.   The lectures and debates have been interesting, stimulating, controversial, […]

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The incarceration of children brings Somaliland into disrepute

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The incarceration of children brings Somaliland into disrepute

For all the many challenges that a state such as Somaliland faces, it is important to appreciate that much has been achieved thus far, whilst plenty remains to be done. Those who walk the corridors of accountability whether as ministers or those charged with shaping present and future policy must be particularly mindful of the […]

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Can Somaliland Feed its people?

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Can Somaliland Feed its people?

The country is cultivated only 5% percent of its arable land and is not self-sufficient in food and most of our foods are imported from foreign countries. Cognizant of this, Ministry of Agriculture and Development started cultivation of Field Crops at Wajale, Xaaxi and Beer with the aim to increase food productions and to draw […]

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How Bebera has transformed through the years?

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How Bebera has transformed through the years?

I went for a short working visit to the coastal city of Berbera, which I had to go to during school holidays. Again,   I obtained opportunity to peregrinate to this city conventionally between the years of 1995-2006 from COOPI international NGO to whom I worked for had a main office in Borama and sub office […]

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Somali Unity: A Failed Experiment

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Somali Unity: A Failed Experiment

“Don’t think of it as a failure, think of it as a designing experiments through which you are going to learn” – Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO. 58 years ago, Somaliland has taken its long waited and struggled independence from the Colony of the United Kingdom. Within four days they sacrificed without any pre-agreed conditions to […]

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SOMALILAND: A DE FACTO STATE – by Nimo Osman Abdi

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SOMALILAND: A DE FACTO STATE – by Nimo Osman Abdi

In May 1991, Somaliland emerged as a self-declared independent state in the aftermath of the failure and subsequent collapse of Siyad Barre’s Somalia. Although ethnically and linguistically Somalilanders are undistinguishable from their counterparts in Somalia, the republic of Somaliland has achieved an important distinction: while Somalia remains fundamentally anarchic, with no substantial national government to […]

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