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

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