.....(Hal-ku-dhigyo Dhaxal-gal Noqday) = ..... President, C/raxmaan A. Cali: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland dib ayay ula soo Noqotay Qaran-nimadeedii sidaa awgeed, waa dal xor ah oo gooni u taagan maanta (18/05/1991) laga bilaabo''...>>>>> President, Maxamad I.Cigaal:''Jiritaanka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland'' Waa mid waafaqsan xeerasha u-degsan Caalamka! Sidaa darteed, waa Qaran xaq u leh in Aduunku aqoonsado''...>>>>> President, Daahir R. Kaahin: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland waa dal diimuqraadi ah oo caalamka ka sugaya Ictiraafkiisa''...>>>>> President, Axmed M. Siilaanyo: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Boqol sano haday ku qaadanayso helista Ictiraafkeedu way Sugaysaa! Mar dambena la midoobi mayso Somalia-Italia''.....[***** Ha Jirto J.Somaliland Oo Ha Joogto Waligeed *****].....

Friday, September 21, 2018

Kenya – Somaliland improved relations to boost investor confidence

- Already there is a Somaliland liaison office in Nairobi but efforts are being made by the two countries to improve the ties for Kenya to recognize the sovereignty of Somaliland which broke away from Somalia over three decades ago. Somaliland appointed Bashe Awil Omer a fortnight ago as its new envoy to Kenya as it aims to cement the growing relations between the two countries.

Somaliland, which has claimed autonomy from the main Somalia government, is on a mission to initiate relationships with regional states as it pushes for recognition at the African Union and the United Nations.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Investors to benefit from Kenya and Somaliland ties

- Investment opportunities are expected to be seized as foreign relations between Kenya and Somaliland grow. Mr Bashe Awil Omar, Somaliland's envoy to Kenya, said his country seeks to ensure its ties with Kenya are cemented. "The cooperation between Kenya and Somaliland will see trade between the two countries grow. We will also work on improving security in the region and empower the hundreds of thousands of youth to invest or further their education," Mr Omar, the former ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, said on Wednesday.

With a liaison office already set up in Kenya, Mr Omar said he plans to meet Kenyan government officials to explore opportunities for the benefit of citizens.
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https://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Investors-to-gain-from-Kenya-and-Somaliland-ties/1066-4769552-15uy6fk/

Monday, September 17, 2018

Former Oldham student set for Somaliland: "Adviser"

- Last week, one of OSFC’s notable alumni, Shazar Tariq, joined Economics students to speak about his journey from studying Economics at OSFC to becoming an Economic Advisor in Somaliland. Shazar studied Economics, Mathematics and Accountancy at OSFC between 2008 and 2010, before moving on to study Economics at the University of Manchester through the Manchester Access Programme.

After gaining his undergraduate degree, Shazar studied for an MSc in Oxford, spent time teaching English in Istanbul and worked for a consultancy in London. Recently, Shazar was successful in gaining a place on an Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme for which thousands applied and 30-40 were selected from around the world. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

State fragility in Somaliland and Somalia: A contrast in peace and state building

- Mohamed Farah Hersi is currently the Director of the Academy for Peace and Development. He has received postgraduate training in Somaliland and South Africa. Mohamed earned an LLB from the University of Hargeisa in 2006 and received an LLM from the University of Pretoria in 2008. Specialising in Democratization and Human Rights in Africa, Mohamed is the author of several books and academic articles. In particular, he has authored “Confronting the future of Somaliland’s Democracy: Lessons from a Decade of Multi-Partyism and the Way Forward” (2015) and “Somaliland and International Criminal Justice” (2012). He has also co-authored several books, including “Vote for Peace II and Democracy in Somaliland: challenges and opportunities”.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Isbedelada Adduunka Ka Socda, Iyo Majaraha Aqoonsiga Somaliland.

 "Ibeddelkaasi waxuu keenay inuu aduunka ka abuurmo Xaalada Cusub oo Caalami ah (New World Order) kaas uu hormood ka yahay ururka Iskaashiga  caalamigi ah ee loo yaqaan BRICS." Adam

- Horre ayaa loo yidhi, dhacdooyinka ayaa taariikhda sameeya, dhacdooynkana dadkaa sameeya, oo Eebe u siiyey maskax mugweyn oo awood u leh samayntooda iyo hoggaamintooda ba. Sidaas darteed, dhacdooyinka waa la hoggaamiyaa ama ayagaa ku hoggaamiya. Haddaba, dhacdooynka dunida ka socda ayaa abuuray isbeddello qoto dheeridooda iyo baaxadooda ku beddelaya qaababkii fekerka syaasadda iyo dhaqaalaha ee hore kuwo cusub oo saameeyana keenay Geeskan Africa.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Wakhtigii adkaa ee Somaliland soo Martay iyo Waxyeeladdii Siyaasiga (Ismaaciil Hurre Buubaa) aan la mahadin.

- Ilaahay naxariistiisa jano ha ka waraabiyee maanso yahankii wayna ee la odhan jiray Maxamed Bulxan “Maxamed Cawar” ayaa waxaa gabaygiisii caanka ahaa ee daldhameeye oo culimada suugaan dhaadhigu u yaqaanaan Hoga-Tusaale iyo Hawaala-Warran, ahna maansooyinka Soomaalida kuwa ugu qiimaha badan, sababtoo ah waxay xidhiidhiyaan ama wax ka sheegaan saddexda xilliyada is daba yaal ee kala ah: (1) mid tegey; (2) xilliga jooga; (3) xilliga soo socda ayaa waxa ku jiray dhawrka tuduc ee soo socda isagoo ku cabirayay cidhib xummadda dagaalka sokeeye.
 
Ninkii baxaya buuraha jinkaa, loo bidhbidhiyaaye
Booraamo meleg buu ilays, uga bidhaamaaye
Balaayada aduun weli ma iman bohoradeediiye.
Buuray ku joogtaa intay, reero baabinne
Hadba qolada bocor haysataa, loo bayimiyaaye
Waa baadi geerida Isaaq loo bun-dubayaaye

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dr. Sacad Cali Shire, Waa Colin Pawell-ka J.Somaliland!

 "Waar hooy, Dr. Sacad Cali Shire iyo dadka kale ee kooban ee la midka ah ee labeenteena ah aan dhawrano, si aan cadawgeena iskaga celino!" Cali

- Ummadi hadii ay garan-waydo oo ay qadarin waydo qofkeeda tayada wanaagsan leh, waxa dhab ah inaanay ummadaasi daacad ahayn! 1990kii, markii ay dalka Maraykanka iyo Xulafadii uu watay dagaalkii la odhan jiray "Golf war" ku qaadeen wadanka Ciraaq  ee aduunku uu khalkhalka galay, ayaa waxa maqaal aad u xiiso-badan oo uu ku badheedhayo kuna garab-joogsanayo dalkiisa (USA) qoray nin shacab ah oo Maraykan ah! Maqaalkaasi oo uu ciwaan uga dhigay "Colin Pawell" is my hero, waxa uu qorahaasi si fiican ugu faaqiday sababta uu u taageeray gulufka uu dalkiisu ku jiro! Weedho aad ii cajab galiyay (aniga qof ahaan) oo ninkaas Maraykanka ah xaashidiisa ku jiray ayaa ahaa tusaal ahaan; " inkasta oo aanan xog-siyaasi ah oo badan oo igu khasbi karta in aan la safto xukuumada President Bush hayn hadana, dareenkayga wadaniga ahi waxa aanu marnaba ka adkaysan karayn ee uu usoo joogsanayaa Xikmadda iyo gola-joogsiga General Colin Pawell.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Cheetah smugglers nabbed in Somaliland’s first court conviction of wildlife criminals

- These two cheetah cubs, kept in appalling conditions, were confiscated by conservation authorities in Somaliland at the same time as the independent territory celebrated its first formal court conviction of wildlife criminals operating out of north-east Africa.

Somaliland is the blade of the Somalia hatchet on the Gulf of Aden. It functions as an independent state following a unilateral declaration of independence in 1991. It is widely suspected as the main trade route for smugglers through the Port of Berbera for wildlife and game products originating from Ethiopia and Kenya. Conservation authorities have recorded 47 confirmed instances of cheetahs being smuggled through Somaliland for rich Arabs from 2011 to 2017. However, it is estimated that as many as 300 cheetahs are taken through Somaliland every year.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

U.S. Neoconservatives Suddenly Concerned about Somaliland’s Independence

- Last week, Michael Rubin — a resident scholar at the influential neoconservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) — published a long-form opinion piece urging the United States to recognize the independent region of Somaliland: a breakaway region in the Horn of Africa.

Rubin makes a strong case for recognizing Somaliland’s independence by pointing out its history suffering colonialism and exploitation at the hands of the West. He cites Somaliland’s remarkable security status when compared to neighboring Somalia. But since when have neoconservatives — especially a former Pentagon official like Rubin — ever actually cared about self-determination? 

Oh, one other thing: Russia might get to them first and that’s bad, according to Rubin. 
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UNPO: Somaliland Briefing Note 2018

- Since it declared independence from Somalia in 1991, Somaliland has developed into one of the Horn of Africa’s most prosperous and stable democracies. Despite having its own flag, parliament, currency and national identity, Somaliland’s lack of international recognition as an independent state has brought extra challenges for the country in dealing with the issues that unfortunately characterise the region. This includes difficulties receiving aid and relief work, which puts their population at risk in times of natural disasters and droughts as well as severely limiting opportunities for economic development. Although Somaliland has an exceptional record in fighting piracy and fundamentalist groups such as Al-Shabaab, the extreme poverty and lack of opportunities make terrorist groups more appealing to desperate young people. Thus, the recognition of Somaliland is an essential step to ensuring the country’s continued development as well as the stability of the region. In reality, Somaliland’s main obstacle is not the world’s animosity, but its indifference.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Khabiir, 11-sano u shaqeeyay GOOGLE oo sarifle ka noqday Hargaysa!

The US needs to recognize Somaliland before Russia does

 "Somaliland has been separate from Somalia far longer than it has been part of Somalia. In many ways, it is like Taiwan, which China claims as its own even though the period of direct Chinese rule over Taiwan was surprisingly short.." Micheal Rubin

- When most Americans think about Somalia, they picture Black Hawk Down, pirates, starving kids, al Qaeda, and urban chaos. More than 148 million Americans (almost half of the U.S. population) were born after Somalia’s last stable government collapsed in 1991. But for Somalis living in the northern region of Somaliland, the chaotic perception of their situation has always been false. Somaliland has for more than a quarter century been de facto independent. Long ignored by policymakers, however, it may soon find itself to be the latest geopolitical battlefield between the United States and Russia.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Xisbiga Wadani, Doorashada soo socota wuu guulaysan karaa hadii uu 3-shay wax ka qabto.

 "Xisbiga iyo falsafada uu ku qotomo oo la badbaadiyo ayaa ka khayr badan in hamiga qof leeyahay la badbaadiyo! Sidaas awgeed, waxa ay iigu muuqataa in la helo cid kale (hogaan cusub)..." Cali

- Runtu sida ay tahay, ma fududa oo ma dhib-yara in Xisbi siyaasi ah la aasaasaa oo uu noqdaa mid taabo-gala. Waayo, waxa jira carqalado badan oo ku horyaala oo halistooda leh oo kaa caris-qali kara! Si kastabse ha ahaatee, hadii Allah kula qabto oo wax kuu hir-galaan oo uu Xisbi siyaasi ahi kuu qotonsado, halkaas sheekadii kuma dhamaan oo durba guushii maad heline waxa ku sugaya tartan qadhaadh oo tabcooyin iyo  hagardaamooyin badani ku jaxaasan yihiin, oo idin dhex-mari doona Xisbiyo kula mid ah ama kaaba waawayn oo rag-rag ahi hogaanka u hayaan, oo aad isku-haleeli doontaan fagaarayaasha siyaasadda iyo madalaha baratanka oo hilifaha la isku-qaadi doono!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Classrooms reopen in Somaliland for first time since civil war

SOS Children’s Villages have completed a classroom building project in Somaliland which will enable hundreds of children to receive an education in safety. Half of the classrooms at the 31st of May School in Hargeisa were destroyed by bombs during the Somaliland civil war for independence and have not been in use for twenty years. The school can now accommodate almost 1,000 students – 270 more than previously. 

The renovation project, completed in partnership with the Big Foundation, has brought six classrooms back into use and improved facilities throughout the school – including the installation of toilets, running water and wheelchair access so that disabled children in the region are not denied their right to equal educational opportunities.
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Somaliland welcomes families fleeing violence in Ethiopia’s Somali region

- Around 3,000 families fleeing violence in Ethiopia’s Somali region have crossed the border into Somaliland, where they are mostly seeking refuge with extended family relatives in Somaliland. Women, children and elderly people make up the majority of the people fleeing from Jigjiga, capital of the Somali region of Ethiopia, and crossing the border at Wajaale town in Gabiley district of Maroodi Jeex region and Hariirad in Somailand’s Awdal region.

The Commissioner of Gabiley, Mohamed Ise, said the people were displaced from Horfadhi, Gobyarey and Magaalo-Qaran in Ethiopia and are now settling in Borama, Hargeisa, Wajaale, Berbera and Burao in Somaliland.

Mashiinkii Rogista Waraaqaha Ee SNM (SNM Duplicating Machine)

“Muxuu qalinku sheekiyo,
Qubanaha dharartiyo,
Hadba qodob la yabliyo,
Mahadhooyin qorayaa,
Quduro, M. I. Warsame, Hadraawi,

Qalinka: Boobe Yuusuf Ducaale

Haa….Waan maqnaaye immika ayaan soo miiraabay. Maalin dhaweyd ayaa waxa ii suurto-gashay in aan sifeeyo qayb ka mid ah “negative-yadii” guriga ii yaallay.Waa ay badan yihiin. Aniga ayaa dhammaan wada qaaday sawirradaa intii lagu jiray halgankii hubeysnaa ee dibuxoreynta Qaran iyo weliba intii aynu Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland ahayn ee ka danbaysay 1991kii. Haa…..keyd badan ayuu ahaa marka laga reebo wixii igaga lumay duruufihii adkaa ee lagu jiray. Wax iga lumana waxa ugu badnaa maalintii ciidammadii Siyaad Barre soo galeen Balli-gubadle oo ay taanbuuggaygii ka qaateen keyd badan oo aan halkaa ku hayay.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ethiopian National Defense Force Deploys Additional Troops to Protect Oil Fields

 "Considerable looted properties have also been returned from Somaliland border after residents of the breakaway region of Somalia refused the stolen goods to cross into their territory". Ezaga.com.

August 15, 2018 - The Ethiopia’s Ministry of Defence has deployed additional troops in Shelabo area in eastern part of the country in an attempt to defend the recently discovered crude oil fields in Somali regional state of Ethiopia, eyewitnesses have said.

Residents of the state’s capital of Jigjiga told Ezega.com on Wednesday that members of the defence forces were leaving to Shelabo with heavy weapons.

Maamulka Dekeda Berbera oo diiday eedaymo loo jeediyay. BBC-Somali

- Berbera (J.Somaliland): Maamulka Dekadda qadiimiga ah ee ku taal magaalada Berbera ee gobolka Saaxil, ayaa waxa uu gaashaanka u daruuray cabashada ka soo yeertay darawaliinta iyo ganacsatada wax kala soo dega dekaddaasi. Sida uu sheegay Maareeyaha Dekedaa Berbera ee xilligan Siciid Xasan Cabdillaahi, kaas oo markii ugu horeysay aan la yeelannay wareysi gaar ah oo dhinacya badan taabanaya, dekadda waxaa loo sameeyay nidaam wanaagsan oo ay ku shaqeyso.
Wariyaha BBC-Somali ee Axmed Saciid Cige, oo maareeyaha wareystay ayaa marka hore waxa uu waydiiyay inta ay la eg tahay xaddiga badeecadaha ka soo dega Dekeda Berbera ilaa iyo intii ay maamulka dekeda la wareegtay sharikada DP World?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Oil and gas exploration activities in Somaliland

- Somaliland – a country in the horn of Africa – has become a hotspot in oil and gas exploration activities in East Africa. Somaliland’s exciting geological and geopolitical significance has led international oil and gas companies to snap up onshore and offshore exploration licenses making it the new frontier in oil and gas exploration in the region.

TGS–NOPEC Geophysical Company has been at the forefront of oil and gas exploration activities, from the offshore acquisition of, approximately, 5,100 km of 2-D seismic, gravity, and magnetic data, to the onshore acquisition of 34,000 kilometers of high-resolution aeromagnetic data covering all Somaliland’s oil basins. The processing and the interpretation of TGS data has been completed which provided the structural elements of the area and will cause the subsequent development of leads and plays.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Heartfelt tribute to councillor who gave years to his community

- Penketh and Cuerdley councillor Allin Dirir sadly died on July 22 following a stroke. The ‘much loved’ husband, dad and granddad leaves behind his wife Cllr Linda Dirir, son Adam, and daughters Leila, Sareda and Sophia. 

Allin’s early political life started when he was 16 after he was voted as the youngest leader of a political party in his home country of Somaliland. After studying at Alexandria University in Egypt and becoming fluent in several languages, he travelled to the UK to take up a place at Lancaster University.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Somalia is a different story from Somaliland

- Today most of the South Somalia is ruled by IGAD, AU, UN, the powerless government of Somalia controls the Capital City of Mogadishu by less than 10% of the city. The International community suggested that Somaliland government should negotiate with the shaky and powerless government in Mogadishu over its independence.  

The ongoing Talks between Somaliland and the powerless government of Mogadishu had finally collapsed after Somalia's inclusion of officials of Somaliland nationality in its delegation. Both sides agreed before that it would not be included representatives who originated from Somaliland, but Mogadishu deliberately included its delegation people who Somalilanders believe that they are mercenaries and are criminals from their own country.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

REFLECTIONS ON BERBERA PORT CONCESSION AGREEMENT IN ANTICPATION OF CHANGINGES IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

- The Berbera Tripartite Concession Agreement which Somaliland entered with the DP World of the United Arab Emirates and the Ethiopian Government is hailed by many Horn of Africa international analysts as a game changer: for Ethiopia as a major breakthrough in securing a stake to the strategic Berbera Port; for Somaliland in opening its first major inlet to the global economy and in creating a significant potential to break the political deadlock for its quest for international recognition, and for the Emirates, it is a major achievement in its drive to project as a regional power in the Horn of Africa & Middle East geopolitical overlap. Internally in Somaliland, the deal attracted a lot of controversy in the beginning, mainly due to the lack of transparency in its incubation period, and perhaps because the financial figure mentioned in the deal (US$ 442 million), was below the expectation of the Somaliland people.

Friday, August 3, 2018

So, why is Somaliland Africa's most successful non-country?

- When I told a friend recently that I was going to Hargeisa, he looked at me in a way that told me immediately that he had no clue what I was talking about. He eventually asked: “Where is that?”

Many asked me this same question in 2014 when I first went to Hargeisa.

So in many ways, here in East Africa, as elsewhere in the world, I suppose, Hargeisa remains an unknown quantity nearly 30 years since Somaliland, the country whose capital city it is, broke away from the rest of Somalia and declared itself independent.