Somaliland And Djibouti People – Kith & Kin

President Rayale’s visit to Djibouti was a strategic milestone at the right time at the right place. Politics is the art of the possible and President Rayale and President Gelle acted pragmatically seizing the right opportunity with shrewdness. Continue reading “Somaliland And Djibouti People – Kith & Kin”

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Somaliland Holds Biometric Presidential Election With Iris ID Tech

African country used iris-based recognition system to register voters, eliminate duplicates.  Continue reading “Somaliland Holds Biometric Presidential Election With Iris ID Tech”

The UNIQUE Case For The International Recognition Of The Republic Of Somaliland

The Republic of Somaliland re-asserted its sovereignty in May 1991 after a thirty-year union with neighboring Somalia which culminated in a long civil war and genocidal attacks on the people of Somaliland. Continue reading “The UNIQUE Case For The International Recognition Of The Republic Of Somaliland”

Report: AU Fact-Finding Mission To Somaliland Says Recognition Overdue

The African Union is coming under increased pressure from the Republic of Somaliland to accord its recognition. Continue reading “Report: AU Fact-Finding Mission To Somaliland Says Recognition Overdue”

When Is A State A State? The Case For Recognition Of Somaliland

Alison K. Eggers

Abstract

It has been well over a decade since the world attempted to save Somalia from the dustbin of “failed states.” During that decade, one region of Somalia has pulled away from its post-colonial union with Somalia, established its own government, kept the peace, and managed to flourish in a kind of stability that is only a faint memory to most Somalians outside the region. Continue reading “When Is A State A State? The Case For Recognition Of Somaliland”

ICAO Move Out Of Order, Somaliland Warns

The government of the Republic of Somaliland has been categorical that the Mogadishu government of Somalia cannot take control of Somaliland’s airspace in any circumstances. Continue reading “ICAO Move Out Of Order, Somaliland Warns”

Under The Radar: An Unrecognized Democracy Emerges In Somaliland

On 13 November 2017, Somaliland, an unrecognized country, went to the polls to elect its fifth president since its founding 26 years ago. Somaliland’s role in the region is changing as key players in the Gulf are waking up to its strategic location.  Continue reading “Under The Radar: An Unrecognized Democracy Emerges In Somaliland”

Somaliland Calls On ICAO, UN Agencies To Intervene In Somalia Takeover Its Airspace

The Republic of Somaliland called on ICAO and other relevant UN agencies to intervene in Somalia’s projected takeover of Somalia takeover of what the latter terms as “Somalia airspace’ which includes that of Somaliland. Continue reading “Somaliland Calls On ICAO, UN Agencies To Intervene In Somalia Takeover Its Airspace”

Dreaming Of Somaliland

Cecilia Milesi 

Somalilanders are quietly and confidently concretizing their dreams of statehood – all with the wish of one day being recognized as a political entity in its own right. Continue reading “Dreaming Of Somaliland”

Somaliland: Don’t Look For It On A Map

Somaliland, Northern Cyprus, Transnistria and Abkhazia are examples of unrecognized states who struggle to join the worldwide community of sovereign countries for a variety of reasons Continue reading “Somaliland: Don’t Look For It On A Map”

Somaliland Ticks Boxes Of Statehood

By Tristen Taylor

The immigration official at the border between Ethiopia and the Republic of Somaliland says that, in his seven years of working at the small and dusty border post, he has never seen a South African passport before. Continue reading “Somaliland Ticks Boxes Of Statehood”

State Occasion: Sweden Has An Eye On Somaliland’s Independence

The self-proclaimed African nation of Somaliland has gained considerable attention across the world, including in Scandinavia. Continue reading “State Occasion: Sweden Has An Eye On Somaliland’s Independence”

Can Somaliland’s New President Steer It Toward International Recognition?

By Megan Iacobini de Fazio

The candidate of Somaliland’s ruling party, Musa Bihi Abdi, was finally declared the new president of the republic of Somaliland late last month, after eight days of counting, recounting and closed-door negotiations between him, his main rival and the National Electoral Commission. Continue reading “Can Somaliland’s New President Steer It Toward International Recognition?”

President-Elect: “No Illusions About The Challenges Facing Somaliland”

International recognition is one of many issues for the nation, says president-elect Continue reading “President-Elect: “No Illusions About The Challenges Facing Somaliland””

Anarchy: How Somaliland Just Solidified Its Independence

By Joe Jarvis – Analysis

If you hate the government so much, why don’t you move to Somalia? Continue reading “Anarchy: How Somaliland Just Solidified Its Independence”

Somaliland Is A Preeminent Democracy Shining In The Horn Of Africa

By Suleiman Egeh

Recognition or no recognition from the broken and dysfunctional system which led by dysfunctional organizations such as the unelected UN bureaucracy and two den or club of dictators such as the so-called African Union and the Arab league, the Republic Somaliland will keep on progressing and thriving without any help from any one. Continue reading “Somaliland Is A Preeminent Democracy Shining In The Horn Of Africa”

Peaceful Election Is Good But Not Enough To Earn A State International Recognition

By Fred Oluoch
The International Election Observation mission chief observer in Somaliland Dr. Michael Walls spoke to The EastAfrican’s Fred Oluoch about the recent election and the issues of international recognition. Continue reading “Peaceful Election Is Good But Not Enough To Earn A State International Recognition”

International Election Observers: The Implementation Of The Election Is A Recognition In Itself

International election observers hold a press conference on Tuesday where they congratulate Somaliland for another successful election.  Continue reading “International Election Observers: The Implementation Of The Election Is A Recognition In Itself”

Nov 13 Is This Africa’s Most Important Election Of 2017?

By Jeremy Luedi

As Somalia continues to sleepwalk its way along the path of failed statehood, one region of the country – Somaliland, has been working hard to break this cycle, albeit by advocating an actual political break with the moribund central government. Continue reading “Nov 13 Is This Africa’s Most Important Election Of 2017?”

Somaliland: How Can This Election Effect The Future Of This Self-Proclaimed State

On November 13, Somalilanders will head to the polls for their third ever presidential vote. Somaliland – a self-declared independent country that is not internationally recognized – still to a certain extent depends on international support to conduct its elections, but also relies on strong democratic processes to gain favor from the international community. Originally scheduled for 2015, the vote is finally set to occur this month after being delayed twice. Continue reading “Somaliland: How Can This Election Effect The Future Of This Self-Proclaimed State”