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Mujaahid Muuse Biixi oo khudbad taariikhiya ka jeediyey shir weynihii 3aad ee xisbiga Kulmiye 28-29 April 2014

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Halkan ka daawo Sooraan iyo Jawaan oo siyaasiyiin noqday

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Halkan ka daawo ciidanka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland ee qabsaday Taleex

Taliyaha guud ee ciidanka qaranka jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, sareeye guuto, Ismaaciil Shaqale

 

 

 

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Somaliland “oo qabsatay” xarunta Khatumo

Somaliland “oo qabsatay” xarunta Khatumo

 15 Abriil, 2014, 13:26 GMT 16:26 SGA

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Ciidammada Somaliland ayaa sheegay inay qabsadeen magaalada Taleex, oo xarun u ahayd maammulka loogu dhawaaqay degaanka Sool, Sanaag iyo Ceyn.

Afhayeen u hadlay ciidamada milleteriga somaliland Korneyl Cismaan Cabdillaahi Saciid ayaa goor dhoweyd u sheegay BBC in ciidamada somaliland -siduu hadalka u dhigay- gaadheen maanta duhurkii magaalada Taleex.

Waxaa uu sheegay in degaankaas uu ka tirsan yahay xuduuda Somaliland.

Afhayeenku wuxuu sheegay in haatan magaalada ay la wareegeen ciidamada somaliland oo si buuxda gacanta ay ugu hayaan hadda.

Ciidammo fara badan

Warar kale oo dadka deegaanka aan ka helnay ayaa sheegaya in ciidamada Somaliland oo fara badan oo wata ilaa boqol gaadhi ay weerareen degmadaasi.

Waxaa horey halkaas ugu sugnaa ciidammo ka tirsan maamulka Khaatumo.

Lama sheegin ilaa hdda khasaare dhacay iyadoo warark qaar sheegayaan in ciidammada Khaatumo taabacsani ka baxeen Taleex .

Taleex waxay 180km ka xigtaa bari mgaalada laasacaanood, waana markii ugu horreysay ee Somaliland gaadho Taleex .

Somaliland oo Qabsatay Degmada Taleex VOA Somali

Somaliland oo Qabsatay Degmada Taleex

QIYAASTA QORAALKA
Ciidamada Somaliland ayaa maanta gudaha u galay oo qabsaday degmada Taleex ee gobolka Sool oo fadhiisin u ahayd maamulka Khatumo. Wararka ayaa sheegaya in degmada ay haatan ka jirto xiisad.

Afhayeenka ciidanka Somaliland, Cismaan Cabdillaahi Saciid ayaa VOA u xaqiijiyay qabsashada Taleex, wuxuuna afhayeenku ku dooday in Taleex ay ka mid tahay deegaannada Somaliland.

Wararka ayaa sheegaya inay dhaceen iska-horimaad, balse ilaa imika lama xaqiijin karo in khasaare ka dhashay iyo in kale.

Degmada Taleex ee gobolka Sool, waaa goobtii lagu dhisay maamulka Khatumo.

Maamulka Puntland ayaan wali ka hadlin xiisadda ka taagan Taleex.

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Iska ilaaliya xayawaanka halista ah *Digniin muuqaal Naxdin leh

DIGNIIN  DIGNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN DIGNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN Muqaal naxdin leh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Waxaa dunnida  had iyo jeer ka dhacda dhacdooyin lama ilaawana, oo soo marta dunnida aynu ku dul nool nahay. Waxaa jira dhacdooyin farxad leh iyo qaar naxdin leh.

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Somalia And Somaliland: Now Or Never? St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review.

By Jonas Jelinek
In January this year, Somaliland and Somalia signed the Istanbul Communiqué committing themselves to mutual cooperation and peaceful resolution of their relationship, which has been on rocks ever since Somaliland proclaimed independence more than 22 years ago. As much as the international community wants to be optimistic about the recent development in the horn of Africa, the completely opposite reaction of Somalia’s and Somaliland’s governments to the peace memorandum suggests the rift between the two has only got bigger during the last two decades. If Somalia wants Somaliland back, it is a now or never situation.

According to the Somalilanders, whom mass grave discoveries every now and then remind of Siyad Barre’s regime atrocities, the use of ‘Government of Somaliland’ in the memorandum marks its official recognition by Somalia. The Somalis, keen to extend their relatively stable federal arrangement, think it is high time their prodigal son returned – after all, Somaliland has in more than 20 years of intensive effort yet to achieve any international recognition. It is not all about recognition however.

Since its secession, Somaliland has proved it can stand on its own feet. It has avoided security breakdowns and unstable leadership, and has made a remarkable progress in both economic and political spheres. Just like Botswana, famous ‘African tiger’, Somaliland incorporates elements of traditional clan based society into its governmental institutions. While the beel system helped to maintain traditional kinship relations during transformation, the guurti laid basis for the upper chamber in a bicameral democratic parliament.

Inasmuch as lack of international recognition did Somaliland out of development aid, the country was forced to rely on domestic sources of income. A resulting unique collaboration between the government and local business environment, and mutual assistance thereof, has enabled the state to provide basic public services including education and health.

Yet, this is not to suggest that Somaliland is a thriving prosperous country, quite the contrary. A recent World Bank study[i] ranks Somaliland as the fourth poorest country in the world based on GDP per capita. Heavily dependent on its diaspora, Somaliland struggles to generate decent levels of domestic revenue, and is in dire need of reforms of its private and financial sectors.

Thanks to an eventful year, the economic future of Somaliland might not look all too gloomy after all. Sitting on the geologic framework of the Arabian Gulf, Somaliland has been in the spotlight of a number of energy companies that believe the country possesses lucrative oilfields. In fact, five companies, examples being Genel Energy or DNO International ASA, have already been granted oil exploration licenses. Genel operating in eastern parts of the country is expected to start drilling by the end of this year.

Moreover, Somaliland is finalizing a multi-million dollar deal to develop a port at Berbera which will operate as a trade hub between Africa and the Arab world, serving mainly landlocked Ethiopia. Both the port building French Bollore Africa Logistics and international oil companies are about to invest heavily in the country’s much needed infrastructure.

In light of the promising economic development in Somaliland, Somalia’s willingness to peacefully resolve issues with its northern counterpart is more an acknowledgement and indication of Somaliland’s potential than an honest conciliatory gesture. Somalia knows it is now or never – once Somaliland starts benefiting from oil revenues there will be no coming back. Somaliland’s oil fields are simply too attractive to lose.

Somaliland will face enormous pressure in the near future, especially since Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, newly elected president of neighboring Puntland, is likely to push for federalization. Unlike Somaliland, Puntland has very little interest in independence. Ali, a prominent figure of an influential Majeerteen clan, will find it difficult to forget his time as the Prime Minister of Somalia, and will try to finish off his federalization agenda. Bringing Somaliland in also gives Puntland a chance to acquire the Sool and Sanaag, regions disputed between the two.

It is clear that Somali jets zigzagging across Somaliland’s sky will not leave anytime soon. Regardless of the Istanbul Communiqué, the dissension between Somalia and Somaliland is gaining momentum. As the international community, including the African Union, advocates one-or-the-other strategy, Somaliland is once again thrown back on itself – a position from which it has developed a remarkably inclusive system of governance which many parts of Somalia can only dream about.

It deserves to be given a chance to prove its case. So if the question for Somalia is still ‘now or never’, the answer is a resounding never.

About the author
Jonas is a second year student from Prague reading for MA in International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Spending this summer in Tanzania encouraged him to further pursue his passion for Sub-Saharan Africa and developing countries. In particular, he takes interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the two Sudans and African integration efforts. On a more general note, he hopes to write on development aid, the influence of non-state actors on the international system and human rights.

This article was originally published on St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review.

Halista ay leeyihiin xayawaanku (Digniin) Ha dawaanin hadaad yar tahay)

Halista ama khatart ay leeyihiin xayawaanka aan rabaysmin

 

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Halkan ka daawo sawiraddii taariikhiga ahaa markii ay Sheffeild ictiraafay Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland 2 April 2014

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Hudheel casriya oo Caasimadda Somaliland ee Hargeys alaga furay Mediterranean Restaurant

 

 

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Waraysi tv Star la yeeshay wasiirka arrimaha dibedda ee jamhuuriyadda Somaliland Maxamed Biixi Yoonis

 

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International recognition of Somaliland will boost its economy

International recognition of Somaliland will boost its economy

 

http://sections/development-policy/international-recognition-somaliland-will-boost-its-economy-301344

 

As African leaders gather in Brussels for the EU-Africa summit, the foreign minister of Somaliland writes that despite substantial help from the EU, the country still faces important economic hurdles on its path to development, which could be remedied partly by international recognition.

 

Mohamed Yonis is the minister of foreign affairs of Somaliland.

The fourth EU-Africa summit provides an opportunity to highlight the successes of the valuable partnership between our two regions, as well as future areas for cooperation.

With the European Union’s support, Somaliland has become an established democracy. It has improved the health, education and general well-being of its citizens.

However the progress we have achieved is at risk. Our peace and stability were hard-won, but they may come under threat without sustained international support to stimulate further economic growth.

Without international recognition, Somaliland is unable to access financial support we need to grow our economy. We are also denied a seat at the table to discuss issues that will directly affect both Africa and the international community, such as the offer of a new trade deal for the continent.

Nevertheless, Somaliland has worked closely with the EU over many years, and we welcome the continued international support that our continent receives, particularly the increased attention on the Horn of Africa

Just last year, European donors pledged 1.8 billion euros to end the ongoing conflict at a Brussels conference, declared as a ‘New Deal’ for Somalia.

In Somaliland, our hope is that a small portion of this generous assistance will help us to cement our stability and increase security, to the benefit of us all.

Within the New Deal, Somaliland was able to protect its independent status through the Somaliland Special Arrangement, ensuring that we are able to maintain complete control of our future, and continue our strong development.

Somaliland has experienced a great deal of progress since declaring independence in 1991. Over the past two decades we have worked hard to create an island of peace in an otherwise difficult region. We have put in place functioning state institutions including police and armed forces. Terrorists find no safe haven within our territory nor do pirates off our coast.

Since 2000, we have held five national elections, judged by international experts as free and fair, which have seen power transferred peacefully. Our government has introduced free primary education for girls and boys. Progress is being made in reducing child mortality and we are leading the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Horn of Africa.

I cannot put this all down to the indomitable spirit of my people. Without the support of international partners this would have taken longer to achieve.

The EU helped us hold a free and fair election in 2010 by providing substantial technical assistance. In partnership with Kings College Hospital in London, training has been provided to health care professionals. Access to primary education has been bolstered. Somaliland’s Veterinary Code has been developed – crucial in a country in which over two thirds of the population rely on cattle for their livelihoods.

However, there are many challenges still to overcome. Somaliland remains poor, and while our economy continues to grow, the number of jobs has not kept pace with the number of young people looking for work.

Peace and stability are closely linked to prosperity. In collaboration with the international community, we need to find ways to provide our young people with livelihoods. We want to offer those graduating from our universities stimulating and rewarding employment to prevent both brain drain and illegal immigration, which affects both our continents.

Together, we must concentrate our efforts on helping youth across Africa to fulfil their ambitions and shape a better future for all. If we don’t, we may risk losing all that has been achieved.

In Somaliland, the foundations are in place to attract foreign investment to increase employment opportunities but we need sustained support from our partners to maintain this progress.

Our successes to date show that by working together African governments and the EU can create a more prosperous and peaceful continent.

Nevertheless, our biggest challenge remains. Despite real progress across the board and a history that saw us as part of Somalia for only three decades, we continue to exist in international limbo.

This lack of recognition is a major block to accelerating our development, preventing us accessing international loans, and getting a seat at the table to represent the wishes and the needs of Somaliland’s people.


Source: euractiv

wasiirka duulista iyo hawada somaliland oo la kulmay Masuuliyinta Turkiga

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Arabic News, Akhbar Somaliland Natioanal Tv Sheffeild recognize Somaliland

 

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Somaliland Hails British Step Forward in Independence Bid (VOA) Voice Off America)

LONDON — A city in Britain has become the first to officially recognize Somaliland’s claim to independence. The vote — which is purely symbolic and carries no legal weight — is nevertheless being hailed by Somaliland leaders as a big step forward in their decades-long campaign to break away from Somalia.

http://www.voasomali.com/audio/audio/395032.html

 

Somalilanders celebrated outside Sheffield city hall after the council voted Thursday to recognize the region’s right to self-determination. Thousands of people of Somaliland origin live in the northern British city.

Somaliland’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Bihi Yonis attended the vote; he later told VOA of its symbolic importance. “Somaliland has the border, the population [in favor of independence], the currency, the independence, the elections, the democracy, the rule of law, the human rights record of Somaliland. And I think they have looked into all of those areas and realized that Somaliland has met the requirements of statehood.”

Somaliland occupies the northern section of Somalia.

The rest of the country has been plagued by lawlessness and violence since the overthrow of Somalia’s leader in 1991. Later that same year, Somalilanders voted in a referendum to become independent — a vote that has not been recognized by any nation.

Oasis of peace

Mohamed Yonis calls Somaliland a relative oasis of peace. “We have a proper functioning government and institutions, while the other part of Somalia is actually burning and having a lot of difficulties as you know — issues of piracy, terrorism, al-Shabab [Islamic militants].”

Somaliland did gain brief statehood upon its independence from Britain in June 1960. But its government chose to merge with Somalia.

Convincing the world that Somaliland should be recognized as independent will not be easy, according to Alex Vines of London-based policy analyst group Chatham House.

“Internationally, everybody says it would have to be led by Africa,” said Vines. “When you talk to African leaders, it’s like, ‘Well, we might consider it, but we wouldn’t be the first.’”

Somaliland authorities insist the region’s economy would support independence.

Thriving economy

The port of Berbera lies just west of the tip of the Horn of Africa. It’s a chaotic, dusty trade hub; camels, goats and sheep are transferred from trucks and carts into the market, to be exported across Africa and the Gulf.

Agriculture is the backbone of Somaliland’s economy; Minister of Livestock Abdi Aw Dahir Ali said the industry can grow even bigger. “It does not export only livestock from Somaliland. Berbera exports livestock from Ethiopia, from Somalia, from Kenya. So it’s a center of export of all livestock from the Horn.”

Somaliland authorities have handed out exploration licenses to a number of foreign oil firms, to the anger of the Somali government in Mogadishu.

The country also could offer an export hub for neighboring landlocked Ethiopia, said Vines.

“It wouldn’t be necessarily against the interests of neighboring Ethiopia. But the precedent of recognizing Somaliland would then add complexity to Ethiopia itself,” he said.

Somaliland authorities say talks with the Somali government are progressing. Observers say Mogadishu favors unity, though, and few expect any countries to follow Sheffield’s lead in the near future.

Magaalada Sheffield oo Aqoonsatay Somaliland (Voa somali)

Taageerayaasha Somaliland ayaa ku dabbaaldegay bannaanka hore ee Madaxtooyada magaalada Sheffield city kadib markii Golaha Degmada uu Khamiistii ku codeeyey inuu aqoonsado xaqa aaya-kataliska Somaliland.

Kumannaan kun oo qof oo asal ahana kasoo jeeda Somaliland ayaa ku nool magaaladan ku taalla dhinaca waqooyi ee England.

Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibedda ee Somaliland Mohamed Bihi Yonis ayaa ka qaybgalay codbixinta, kaidbna waxa uu idaacadda VOA u sheegay muhiimadda astaan ahaaneed ee tallaabadani leedahay.

Mohamed Yonis waxa uu Somaliland ku tilmaamay goob nabadeed.

Warbixin dhamaystiran oo uu magaalada London ka soo diray wariyaha VOA Henry Ridgwell isla markaana uu inoo soo koobayo Haaruun Macruuf ka dhegayso qaybta hoose ee boggan.

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The City of Sheffield has become the first city in the world to officially recognize Somaliland as an independent nation (SomalilandPress)

The City of Sheffield Officially Recognizes Somaliland as an Independent Nation.

By MGothPublishedWednesday 02 April 2014 12:30 PMComments (21)

by Goth Mohamed Goth

The City of Sheffield has become the first city in the world to officially recognize Somaliland as an independent nation this after members of the city council unanimously passed by 83 members,2 voted against and 1 abstention earlier today.

Wednesday 2 April, Sheffield City Council voted to pass a motion recognising Somaliland’s right to self-determination, and calling on “the British government to recognise Somaliland as an independent state and to encourage other governments around the world to do the same.”
The historic debate was tabled by Councillor Mohammad Maroof who yesterday received over 2,000 signatures from the Somaliland community in Sheffield, petitioning the council to support recognition.

The Foreign Minister of Somaliland, the country’s most senior statesman aside from the President, Mohamed Bihi Yonis spoke in the Council Chamber, “Somaliland is a peaceful, democratic nation, which has been striving to be recognised by the international community since declaring independence in 1991. Sheffield’s decision will help strengthen our campaign for recognition.”

Councillor Neale Gibson (Lab) noted that “Somaliland fulfils all the criteria for statehood required by international law. A permanent population. A defined territory. A government. And the capacity to enter into relations with other states.”

Councillor Ben Curran (Lab) said “We hope that Sheffield’s support is just the first step to helping Somaliland fulfil its right to self-determination.”

Councillor Julie Dore (Lab) said “We fundamentally believe in Somaliland’s right to self-determination.”

The Energy Minister of Somaliland Hussein Abdi Dualeh thanked local Labour MPs Paul Blomfield and Clive Betts as well as City Councillors for their support of Somaliland’s independence.

Somaliland sees this as an important, breakthrough moment for their campaign to be recognised as an independent nation by the international community. Their Independence Day will be celebrated around the world on 18 May.

This Friday, 4 April, Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield will be speaking at ISRAAC, the Somali Community and Cultural Association, in support of Somaliland’s case for recognition.

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UK Sheffield City Council to Vote on Recognising Somaliland 1 April 2014

UK Sheffield City Council to Vote on Recognising Somaliland

press release

On Wednesday 2 April, Sheffield City Council will debate a motion calling on “the British government to recognise Somaliland as an independent state and to encourage other governments around the world to do the same.”

This historic debate will be attended by Somaliland’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Bihi Yonis, Energy Minister Hussein Abdi Dualeh, Speaker of Parliament Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi, Somaliland’s Ambassador to the UK Ali Aden Awale as well as several parliamentarians.

The motion was tabled by Councillor Mohammad Maroof who today received over 2,000 signatures from the Somaliland community in Sheffield, petitioning the council to support recognition.

On Friday 4 April, Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield (Lab) will be speaking at ISRAAC: Somali Community and Cultural Association in support of Somaliland’s case for recognition.

Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts (Lab) has also expressed his support for Somaliland’s independence. In 2009 he asked the FCO to “work with other members of the EU, with the United States and with members of the African Union to see how we can get recognition for Somaliland.”

 

Source: AllAfrica

VIDEO: Big day of celebration for Sheffield’s Somalilanders (The Star)

VIDEO: Big day of celebration for Sheffield’s Somalilanders

 

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/video-big-day-of-celebration-for-sheffield-s-somalilanders-1-6538632

 

 

Sheffield’s Somaliland community danced and cheered as councillors voted in favour of recognising their home nation as an independent state.

The Peace Gardens came alive with singing, dancing, drumming and flag-waving as a motion tabled by Labour Coun Mohammad Maroof was passed by full council.

The historic move means Sheffield is the first local authority in the UK to recognise Somaliland as a sovereign state.

Coun Mahmood’s motion stated: “This council believes recognition will help to bring about stability in Somaliland. This council calls upon the Government to recognise Somaliland as an independent state and to encourage other governments around the world to do the same.”

Many men from Somaliland came to Sheffield after WW2 to work in steelworks.

Somaliland is in northwestern Somalia. It voted for independence in 1991 and has had de

 

Source: The Star