26 år efter sten kastningen i Hargeisa

Somaliland borde erkänna Kosovo

Somaliland borde erkänna Kosovo

Jag vill passa på och gratulera folket i Kosovo för deras självständighet.

Sedan Kosovo blev självstädigt ökar varje dag som går länder som erkänner Kosovo som ett stat.  Somaliland och Kosovo har likteter. Somaliland och Kosovo har båda länderna har  upplevt förtryckt under en hel deceinier. Folket i båda länderna har lidit jätte mycket och strävat efter  ett stat med självständighet.  Båda länderna har haft gerilla rörelse som har kämpat ett fritt Kosovo och ett fritt Somaliland. Jag tycker att Somalilands regering borde erkänna Kosovo, precis som Somaliland gjorde för några år sedan när Egal, fd Somalilands president uppgav själv att Somaliland erkännde Syd Yemen. Varför inte Kosovo nu. Det är Somaliland fördel att göra det.

President Rayale visits the United Arab Emirates

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Written by Qarannews   
Feb 19, 2008 at 04:02 AM
ABU DHABI (QARAN)-The President of Somaliland, Mudane Dahir Rayale Kahin and his delegation have arrived on an a visit to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The President and his delegation today attended a luncheon given by the Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayid Al Nahayan, the  UAE deputy Prime Minister and the chair of the UAE Red Crescent, according to sources close to the delegation.

The President and his delegation are expected to meet with the Red Crescent Society on Tuesday, February, 19th, to engage in discussions on several projects in Somaliland, including major rehabilitation of the roads in Somaliland.

The President’s visit to the region, whilst low profile, appears to be opening areas of engagements between the Arab nations and Somaliland.

Several Arab countries, in particular Egypt and Saudi Arabia, have been reluctant to consider the Somaliland issue, however, as a result of the recent visit by President Rayale to the United States and the reciprocal visit by the United States by Assistant Secretary of State, Dr. Jendayi Frazer, there appears to more flexible approach towards the Republic of Somaliland in the Arab world.

President Rayale and his delegation are also expected to meet with the large Somaliland community in the United Arab Emirates in the next few days, before heading for visits to other countries in the region.

Source Awdalnews.

Somaliland Water & Minerals Ministry Confirms Contact With Lundin Oil Company

Hargeysa, Somaliland, 9 February 2008 (SL Times) – The Director General of the Ministry of Water & Minerals (MWM), Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Sultan on Sunday acknowledged that his ministry has been approached by the Swedish registered Lundin Petroleum Company and that the company made inquiries with the MWM for exploration petroleum license.

Responding to last week’s media reports that the MWM was in the process of issuing Somaliland oil and gas concessions to the Australian based Range Resources and its partner company working in Puntland, Africa Oil and Lundin Petroleum, Mr Sultan, acknowledged, that his ministry has had contact with Lundin and that there was some truth in the media reports, in particular, that the MWM had written to Lundin and asked Lundin to clarify its position regarding Range and Africa Oil. However, Mr Sultan denied that his ministry has had any contacts with Range.

“Lundin had made it clear to us that it had no association whatsoever or links with these two mentioned companies. If it turns out that Lundin is associated with Range/Africa Oil or shareholders with interests in Puntland, the ministry will have nothing to with Lundin,” said Mr Sultan.

The DG said, “It’s part of the ministry’s normal formalities to make enquiries and checks on companies that want to operate in Somaliland and that the ministry has every right to know who they are dealing with.”

Mr Sultan further elaborated, “We did not get into an agreement with Lundin, nor have we issued them a license to operate in the country. Our contact with Lundin was just an exchange of formal introduction and information, and as a matter of fact, we have not heard from them for some time.”

Source: Editor’s desk, Somaliland Times.

Somaliland president raayel har mötte ledarna u gulf staterna

President Rayaale har lämnat Egal International Airport på väg mot gulf staterna. Inga nya uppgfiter har inte kommit krin resan. Enligt vissa oberoende källor ficj President Rayaale en inbjudan från Emir Qatar. Det här första gången en somalilädisk president får någon inbjudan från gulf staterna. Många bedömare ser det som en brtyning från arab världen. Somaliland1991 nyhets redaktion kommer naturligtvis bekava besöket..

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Somaliland arrests 5 over German kidnapping

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Somaliland arrests 5 over German kidnapping

Thu 14 Feb 2008, 15:46 GMT
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By Hussein Ali Noor

HARGEISA, Somalia (Reuters) – Authorities in the breakaway Somali republic of Somaliland arrested five gunmen in connection with this week’s kidnapping of a German aid worker, officials said on Thursday.

Daniel Bronkal, who works for German Agro Action (GAA), was seized in an ambush on his car and held for several hours before being freed on Tuesday evening after local troops fought off the gunmen who had abducted him.

“Somaliland troops captured five of the abductors who kidnapped the German man and we are still after two others who were involved in the abduction,” deputy chairman of Sanag region Abdiasis Hassan Said told Reuters by phone.

Somaliland’s interior minister said the kidnappers were from the neighbouring semi-autonomous region of Puntland — engaged in a long turf war with Somaliland over the Sanag region.

“I can tell you that the gunmen have come from Bosasso and I can not give any details now because the case is under investigation,” Abdulahi Ismail told Reuters.

Puntland brushed aside his claim that the abductors travelled from the its port city of Bosasso where several kidnappings occurred at the end of last year.

“The kidnappers were not from Puntland. Everyone knows they were from Buro and Era Gabo that are under Somaliland administration,” said Puntland presidential spokesman Bille Qabowsade.

Kidnapping of aid workers and foreigners is common in Somalia, but captives are usually treated well — since they are usually held for ransom. Authorities generally blame militant Islamists for attacks on foreigners.

“I was not treated badly, but you can imagine how difficult my situation could be,” Bronkal told reporters at the airport in Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa.

Somaliland broke away in 1991 when warlords toppled military dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, plunging the Horn of Africa country into anarchy, and has governed itself since.

Somaliland speciel force har fri tagit gisslan

Afduubayaal

här är de fyra kidnapperna som har kidnappat den bistånds arbetare från Tyskland. Alla är gripna av Somalilandiska säkerhets styrkor som omringat platsen som gisslan hölls. Eligt Nyhets sajten Qaran har de publicerats kidnappers namn .

Xirsi Salaad Faarax          kayimid Bari Puntland
2. C/raxmaan Masx’ed Nuux      “        “
3. C/risaaq C/laahi Cali      “       Togdheer
4. C/raxmaan Warsame Xayd      “         “
5. Max’ed Yuusuf Xirsi     
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AfduubahaDhaawacmay

här är en av kidnapperna som säkerhets styrkot gripit, fr vit tröja.

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Daniel Mr-Daniel Bronkal

som välkomnats av loka befolkningen och är tackar för folket stöd.

Inrikes ministern höll press konfrens och berömde både säkers syrkor, polisen specielle enhet i området efter nyheterna från säker styrkor att man fri tagit gisslan. Det kom fördomande från alla håll i Somaliland när nyheten om gisslan kom. Regeringen har sätts alla tänkbara resurser för att fri ta gisslan och grippa kidnapperna. Det här är mkt ovanligt att kidnapperna tar utländska bistånds arbetare.  Det är äe naturligtvist stor seger för Somaliland att ännu en gång krossa sån kriminella brottslingar. Presidnet Rayale som lämnade i lördags har kommenterat händelsena kring gisslan och fördomt handligen och anklagat Puntland som ligger bakom detta.

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Kidnapped Welthungerhilfe employee freed in Somaliland

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Feb 13, 2008 at 11:05 PM


Bonn 13.02.2008. Daniel Bronkal, the member of Welthungerhilfe’s staff who was taken hostage yesterday in Somaliland, has been freed after spending twelve hours in captivity.

Local security forces secured his release yesterday evening at 22:00 local time in the Al Mado mountain region. The rescue operation involved an exchange of gunfire, but Bronkal remained unharmed. The kidnappers took flight, initially taking Bronkal with them, but during the manoeuvre he was able to escape and found himself alone. He headed towards the next road along the coast where local members of staff who were looking for him picked him up.

Daniel Bronkal is now in the town of Erigavo and is in a good state considering the circumstances. ‘The kidnappers treated me well,’ he explained in his first phone call following his release. ‘I was given enough to eat and drink. They didn’t beat me or threaten me.’ Bronkal went on to say that the intensive crisis management training he undertook before his dispatch came in very useful in coping with the situation. Welthungerhilfe trains its staff before sending them overseas. A security expert based at Head Office in Bonn maintains constant contact with overseas offices and personnel.  

Welthungerhilfe would like to take this opportunity to express its sincere gratitude to local security forces who ensured the release of Mr Bronkal. As soon as the kidnapping was announced, a local police unit was dispatched to track down the kidnappers.

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest non-governmental aid organisations in Germany. It provides aid from one set of hands: from rapid emergency relief to reconstruction programmes, as well as long-term projects with local partner organisations following the principle of promoting self-help. Since its foundation in 1962 more than 5,000 projects have been carried out in 48 countries with a total funding of 1.8 billion euros.

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President Rayale departs for the Arabian Gulf

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Written by Qarannews   
Feb 17, 2008 at 02:39 AM
Hargeisa(QARAN)-The President of Somaliland, Mudane Dahir Rayale Kahin and a high level delegation today departed for the Gulf region.

Prior to his departure for the Arabian peninsula, President Rayale gave a press conference at the Presidency in Hargeisa, in which he commented on the recent attempt to kidnap a foreign aid worker in Sanag.

Speaking to the press, Mudane Rayale stated “firstly, I would like to comment on the deplorable attempt to abduct a guest of Somaliland,and I would like to extend my congratulations to the Somaliland Defence Forces, our Police Force and the people of the area whose bravery and ingenuity managed to foil this criminal enterprise. Initial reports indicate that the planning for this heinous crime originated in a place called Ubuc, which is located under the Bosaso administration, but these terrorist include people of all nationalities,and they will not succeed in Somaliland”

President Rayale concluded his brief remarks by stating that “We must remain vigilant in Somaliland, and to this end, I urge the people of Somaliland to be aware of those whose aim is to derail our peace, democracy and independence”

President Rayale is expected to transit in Ethiopia prior to his departure for several countries in the Arabian Gulf.

Accompanying the President are, the Somaliland Foreign Minister, Mudane Abdillahi Mohamed Duale, the Public Works Minister, Mudane Saeed Sulub Mohamed, the Minister for the Presidency, Mudane Nur Amin Ismail and the President’s  secretary, Dahir Ali Id.

The President and his delegation were given a send off at Egal International Airport, by the Vice-President of Somaliland, Mudane Ahmed Yusuf Yasin, Cabinet ministers, members of the Somaliland parliament and members of the general public.

Prior to his departure, President Rayale took the salute from the Somaliland Defence Forces.

Omar Mohamed Farah
Qarannews
Hargeisa

USA: Historisk besök, USA:s högsta chef för Afrika besökte i Somaliland

Detta är inte sant

I södndags 3 feb 2007. Var det  en historisk dag för Somaliland. Det kom USA: Afrika ansvarige Mrs: Jenday Frazey. Många trodde inte sina ögon. tom jag trodde att det inte  var sant när jag dagen efter besöket, kopplade upp mig på nätet. Det här har  stärkt både Somalilands regering och folket själv förtroende. Det här är det för  första gången  någonsin i Somaliland historia som en högt uppsatt från americansk regering kommer till Somaliland eller fot sätter sig Somalilandisk mark (terreterium). Det här är sanslöst.  Hon anländ  den Egal International Airport i Hargeisa. Hon välkomnades  några av  de tungaste  ministrarna i Somalilandiska regeringen. Bl a utrikes ministern M Abdulahi Duale, inrikes miniser Abdilahi Ciro, Transport minister, ….,.. Jenday Frazer träffade med president Rayaale och företrädare för  oppositions partierna och en annan oppostions parti som inte riktigt  offeciellt registrerad. (Qaran). Det besöket var  svar på Somaliland President Rayaale och hans delegation  besök i USA  som han gjorde  Janauri 2008. Hon mötte en stor media grupp på VIP rummet på Egals  internatinella flygplats i Hargeisa. Detta har uppmarksammats de stora media bolag, bla Washinton Post, Reuters, Ap, AFP, Al. Jazira, och inhemska media gruppen. Denna historiska besöket av Jenaday Frazer har dragit till Somaliland världen ögon. Det luktar erkännelse. Sverige har tagit första steget, när svenska regeringen bestämde sig att behandla Somaliland en oberoande enhet och och att det inte ska balandas med Somalia, tyska parlamentet uttalade sig positiv för Somaliland, Rwandas utrikes ministern sa att det dag att erkänna Somaliland, Amerikanska försvar deparmnetet

Storbrittaniens positiva uttalande om Somalilands i Jan 2008, president Ryaales besök i USA, en grupp av amerikanska represantat huset om har börjat att lobba för Somaliland (friend of Somaliland people) Och nu den senaste besöket från amerikanska regerigen.

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US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer arrived in the region’s capital of Hargeisa

(AFP) – The top US diplomat for Africa made a surprise visit to Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland on Sunday and held talks with the president, a spokesman for the unrecognised statelet said.

US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer arrived in the region’s capital of Hargeisa at around 10:00 am (0700 GMT) and met President Dahir Rayale Kahin, said presidential spokesman Said Adan.

Frazer told local reporters at the aiport that she was returning a visit by Riyale to Washington in order to work on “bases of democracy … already established here.”

Riyale met with Frazer in January in Washington, but the State Department stressed that the meeting did not imply US recognition of the northwestern coast region, which split from Somalia in 1991.

A former British protectorate, Somaliland united with the Italian Somalia in 1960. But the region unilaterally broke away five months after Somali dictator Siad Barre was ousted in 1991.

The Washington Post reported last month that US officials were debating whether to shift US support from the fragile Somali government to the less volatile region of Somaliland.

State Department officials oppose such a move, putting them at odds with Defense Department officials who say that forging ties with Somaliland could help bring stability to the region, the Post said.

The region of 3.5 million people, which adopted a provisional constitution in 1997 and ratified it four years later, boasts its own president, government, parliament, police force, penal code and currency.

Source AFP  

the highest ranking U.S. delegation to visit Somaliland.

Reuters By Hussein Ali Nur Sunday, February 03, 2008 HARGEISA, Somaliland, Feb 3 (Reuters) – The top U.S. diplomat for Africa met with the leader of the breakaway Somali republic on Sunday to discuss security in the war-wracked Horn of Africa region, the highest ranking U.S. delegation to visit Somaliland. U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer told reporters Washington would “continue working with Somaliland authorities on stability and peace,” shortly after meeting President Dahir Kahin Rayale. The United States has long seen the lawless Horn region as strategically important and a breeding ground for militant Islamists seeking to launch attacks on U.S. interests. Somaliland, in the northwestern corner of Somalia, broke away in 1991, when warlords toppled dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, and plunged the country into gun-fuelled anarchy. It argues it should be given sovereignty since it has held democratic elections and achieved stability that has eluded the rest of a country largely torn between rival warlords. But no nation has yet recognised Somaliland’s claim to self-rule for fear of setting a precedent for other regions in Africa who might want to unilaterally declare autonomy. “We will continue to work with the leaders of the African Union to recognize the decision that they would make on Somaliland’s recognition and independence,” Frazer told reporters. Earlier this month, Rayale met with senior U.S. officials in Washington. (Writing by Jack Kimball, Editing by Tim Cocks and Michael Winfrey) Source: Reuters, Feb 03, 2008

Rayaale leads Somaliland delegation to Europe- june 2007

Rayaale leads Somaliland delegation to Europe-
Makes stop over visit to Ethiopia

By Moha Dahir Farah Jire

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia- Somaliland president Rayaale on Wednesday held talks with Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi when he made a stop to Ethiopia on route to Europe.

Meeting with prime Minster Meles at Bole International Airport Rayaale discussed with the on the relations between Somaliland and Ethiopia and on further ways whereby relations could be bolstered. In addition the two leaders discussed on the region’s peace and security situation.

In addition the Somaliland delegation had also held talks with the ambassadors of England and America to Ethiopia, Mr. Bob Dewar and Donald Yomamoto and other officials. In it the president discussed about the upcoming Somaliland presidential elections where ambassador Bob Dewar promised Britain’s support to fund elections. On his part ambassador Yomamoto stated America’s plan to restart relations with Somaliland and praised president Rayaale and his government’s efforts towards achieving a peace and advised The foreign affairs Minister of Somaliland Mr. Abdilahi Mohamed Duale told SSI Rayaale’s trip to Europe will be very successful for Somaliland and would focus a lot in showing the west Somaliland’s push for recognition. The delegation after leaving Addis Ababa left for Sweden in response to the invitation extended to it by the Swedish government.

The president of Somaliland is accompanied on his trip by the First lady of Somaliland, the foreign affairs minister, the presidential spokesman and other high ranking officials of the government.•

 
     
 
The Sub-Saharan Informer – June 9, 2007

British Ambassador to Ethiopia and British make visit to Somaliland sep 2007

British Ambassador to Ethiopia and British MPS make short Visit to Somaliland

By Moha Dahir Farah Jire

HARGEISA, Somaliland- a delegation from the British parliament came to Somaliland together with Bob Dewar, the British Ambassador to Ethiopia and spent two days of evaluations in Somaliland.
This delegation led by Mr. Allan Michael who is member of the British parliament and also the chairperson of Special Interest Group (SIG) of the parliament who campaigns a for Somaliland’s international recognition in exclusive interview with SSI said he and his team were expecting such a trip to evaluate ongoing activities in their Somaliland in regards to its governmental and NGos.

“We came to Somaliland to see with our own eyes Somaliland, one of the best kept secret countries and see first hand the progress made in this country which has a more democratic system than European countries”, said Mr. Michael.
“We support Somaliland as members of British parliament and look forward to see Somaliland who is getting much more international investments and development projects implementing by the AU, EU and other international donors. Because what we truly cant hide is that Somaliland made possible and held free elections. The speaker and deputy speakers of the parliament are both elected from opposition parties, which couldn’t happen in European countries for seven hundred years and in only sixteen years time it happened in Somaliland”

Mr. Michael also promised in the British parliament that he would do his best to continue his support to Somaliland in areas of parliament, health, education and other capacity building projects. The British Ambassador to Ethiopia ambassador Bob Dewar mentioned that the British government is doing its best to support Somaliland and commended Somaliland’s preparation for presidential elections “We were amazed when we noticed that seven members of election committee were totally approved by the parliament which shows the commitment of Somaliland to have free and democratic elections, and we will do everything in our power to encourage Somaliland to continue its democratic system of governance”, said ambassador Dewar.

Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Siilaanyo, chairman of Kulmiye party, which is an opposition party in Somaliland told SSI that his party discussed and debated with the British delegation to convey to the international community Somaliland’s ongoing democracy, which is unique and better than many African countries. In addition members of the Kulmiye party met the British MPs and encouraged them to continue the good relations they have with the young government of Somaliland.

Eng. Faysal Ali Warabe, chairman of Ucid party which is the second opposition party told SSI that he had informed the parliamentarians and ambassador that his party would not be participating in the coming elections if the registrations of voters do not end before polling day.
Later Dahir Rayaale Kahin, president of Somaliland hosted the delegation to dinner in the presidency with the ministers of foreign affairs, finance, cabinet, education, health, and national planning. Mr. Abdilahi Mohamed Duale, the minister for foreign affairs minister at the event stated that the president of Somaliland had given a written document that explains fully the history of Somaliland and thanked the delegation for their campaign towards Somaliland’s recognition.

Mr. Duale also added that relations of Somaliland with other nations had improved since last year with strengthening of relation with the Arab League sending doctors and health workers to Somaliland to help in the health sector. The delegation left Somaliland for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday. •

 
     
 
The Sub-Saharan Informer – September 7, 2007