Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström Responds To MP Markus Wiechel Questions On Somaliland Case Of Recognition

Stockholm, Sweden, September 4, 2017 (Saxafi) – “For a long time, Sweden has assumed three stated criteria that must be met in order to recognize an independent country: There should be a people, there should be a territory and there should be a government that can exercise control over the territory. Somaliland fulfills all of these three criteria – and many in addition to them.” Continue reading “Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström Responds To MP Markus Wiechel Questions On Somaliland Case Of Recognition”

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Uncovering Somali’s Forgotten Music Of The 1970s

A trove of recordings that survived ‘Africa’s Dresden’ is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship. Continue reading “Uncovering Somali’s Forgotten Music Of The 1970s”

Finding Somaliland’s Ancient Cave Art Is Hard. Protecting It Could Be Harder

Five-thousand-year-old rock art is tucked into an outcropping 40 miles northeast of Hargeisa, the capital of the republic of Somaliland. But its ambiguous political status has made protecting the site especially challenging. Continue reading “Finding Somaliland’s Ancient Cave Art Is Hard. Protecting It Could Be Harder”

As The U.S. Gets More Involved In Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies

​By Michael F. Harsch, Maximilian M. Meduna and Teresa Krug

The United States is getting more involved in Somalia, the nation in the Horn of Africa that has been wrestling with violent conflict and political instability for nearly three decades. Continue reading “As The U.S. Gets More Involved In Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies”

The Star Singing For Somaliland’s Recognition

By Chris Giles

Musical icon Sahra Halgan was one of the many people who fled Somaliland after the brutal Siyad Barre regime, which left the self-declared country in ruins. Continue reading “The Star Singing For Somaliland’s Recognition”

Somaliland Wants To Make One Thing Clear: It Is NOT Somalia

Somaliland is being hit by a regional food crisis that the U.N. has described as one of the largest humanitarian emergencies since 1945. Continue reading “Somaliland Wants To Make One Thing Clear: It Is NOT Somalia”

“Otherwise We’ll Have To Go To War”: Somaliland Demands Recognition 26 Years On

Somaliland’s Foreign Minister talks about the self-declared state’s struggle for recognition, domestic successes, and strategies towards Somalia. Continue reading ““Otherwise We’ll Have To Go To War”: Somaliland Demands Recognition 26 Years On”

International Recognition For Somaliland Will Boost Prosperity In The Horn Of Africa

26 years on, Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reiterates the case for independence. Continue reading “International Recognition For Somaliland Will Boost Prosperity In The Horn Of Africa”

PICTURES: Somalilanders Celebrate Independence Day By Dancing Down London’s Whitehall

Members of the Somaliland diaspora celebrated the anniversary of their homeland’s 1991 declaration of independence from Somalia by dancing down Whitehall, the thoroughfare at the heart of British government. Continue reading “PICTURES: Somalilanders Celebrate Independence Day By Dancing Down London’s Whitehall”

New Book Offers Look At World’s Unnoticed Countries

What makes a country? What’s to stop you from planting a flag in your own front yard and declaring your home a sovereign nation? Continue reading “New Book Offers Look At World’s Unnoticed Countries”

Somaliland Roots For ‘Statehood’ At UN, AU Halls Of Fame

THE Republic of Somaliland is now rooting for recognition at the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) as a sovereign state, apparently in a bid to win legitimate rights as an independent state. Continue reading “Somaliland Roots For ‘Statehood’ At UN, AU Halls Of Fame”

Foreign Aid Is Out Of Control

Daniel J. Mitchell

While President Trump apparently intends to waste taxpayer money for more childcare subsidies and presumably is going to duck the critical issue of entitlement reform, there is some good news for advocates of limited government and fiscal responsibility. Continue reading “Foreign Aid Is Out Of Control”

Somaliland Says Not Party To Ongoing Somalia Elections

The government of Somaliland said Sunday it is not party to the ongoing elections in Somalia. Continue reading “Somaliland Says Not Party To Ongoing Somalia Elections”

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. Continue reading “Somaliland A De Facto State”

MEPs Must Address Somaliland’s Independence Claim

Nirj Deva

The European Parliament should be ashamed of its failure to consider Somaliland’s claim to be rrecognizedas an independent state, a high level hearing heard today. Continue reading “MEPs Must Address Somaliland’s Independence Claim”

A Convincing Case For Somaliland Recognition

By Abdiqani Salafi “Kabtanka”

The opponents of Somaliland Republic sometimes raise insincere arguments about the legitimacy of its national borders and its quest for international diplomatic recognition calling its borders “Colonial Borders” to deny Somaliland sovereignty and diplomatic recognition. Continue reading “A Convincing Case For Somaliland Recognition”

Somaliland Merits Recognition

Professor Woodward puts forth a cautionary statement about the recognition of Somaliland. The professor’s cheap pessimistic propaganda is based on ignorance about the peculiar history and politics of Somaliland – a great gap of knowledge!!. Continue reading “Somaliland Merits Recognition”

Somaliland In The Horn Of Africa: An Oasis Of Peace And Stability

By Nimo Osman

The Horn of Africa is known as one of the hostile geographic spaces in the continent regarding interstate conflicts. Continue reading “Somaliland In The Horn Of Africa: An Oasis Of Peace And Stability”

Somaliland’s Sovereignty – Why Professor Woodward Is Wrong To Advise Caution

By Ahmed M.I. Egal

There was an article which appeared in the Australian journal “THE CONVERSATION” on 9th September 2016 titled “Somaliland wants to secede – here’s why caution is necessary” penned by Peter Robert Woodward, Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Sovereignty – Why Professor Woodward Is Wrong To Advise Caution”

Somaliland Bids For Independence

Despite the declaration, Somaliland is still considered an autonomous region of Somalia by the United Nations. But President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Sillanyo is pushing hard for recognition of full sovereignty. Continue reading “Somaliland Bids For Independence”