.....(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 *****].....

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mudane Godfrey Bloom (UK) Oo Ingiriiska ka dalbaday in Somaliland la aqoonsado! *Dhegta maal*

Xildhibaan Ingiriis ah oo magaciisa la yidhaa mudane Godfrey Bloom, ayaa waraysi ay ka qaaday shabakada Somalidiaspora oo ka danbeeyay, ka dib markii uu maqaal af ingiriisi ah uu mudane Godfrey Bloom qoray, maqaalkaa oo uu magac uga dhigay sidan:  ''Recognising Somaliland would boost the fight against piracy ''. Uu aad ugu faafay war-baahinta dibada. Hadaba Waraysigaasi oo uu mudane Godfrey aad ugu amaanayo Somaliland iyo horumarkeeda, dalbanayona in Ingiriisku aqoonsadaa waxa uu u dhacay sidan ee ka bogo.

*Dhegta maal*

Xigasho Somalidiaspora

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Somaliland: Is there a spin doctor in the house?

In May Somaliland celebrated its independence. It's not surprising if this fact passed you by – the lack of a government communications unit means the country missed out on getting its story told in the international media. Much as we might deride the heavy-handedness of certain government spin doctors on the continent, the fact is they perform a vital function in facilitating government-press relations. Last month, the little breakaway republic of Somaliland celebrated 20 years of de facto, if not legal, independence from Somalia. The country has a lot to celebrate, particularly in the context of the complete breakdown of the state next door. Where Somalia has civil war and pirates, Somaliland has a functioning government, a thriving business community and, those most elusive of commodities in this part of the world, peace and security. I was in Hargeisa for the independence day celebrations, covering them for one of the major newswires.

Somaliland: Growth Without Aid

This small article (see it at the end of this article) on Somaliland in The Economist caught my eye:

Somaliland announced its secession from Somalia in 1991 and has operated as a more or less independent country ever since. It has its own president, parliament and constitution. It even boasts a central bank that prints its own currency, the Somaliland shilling. The peaceful existence of its three million mostly Muslim, but secular, residents contrasts sharply with the disorder and instability of Somalia. The world, however, has refused to recognise Somaliland. Reluctant to encourage other separatist movements, the West remains committed to supporting the embattled Transitional Federal Government in Somalia which opposes its separation.

Part 2 of 3 applying lessons learned in Somaliland to Afghanistan. By Afghanstan University

At Work In Afghanstan!! Part 2
In his Jan 2010 case study on Somaliland, Nicholas Eubank theorizes that the relationship that the government of Somaliland forged with the population is stronger as a result of the absence of foreign aid. Connecting the government to the population is a central theme of our campaign in Afghanistan and a core tenet of PRT Nangarhar’s work. As an agent for international aid and a professed adherent to the “First, do no harm” principle, the implications of Eubank’s study are concerning. A poor country like Somaliland, without the benefit of international aid, had to find a way to live within its means. A poor country like Afghanistan is not learning that same lesson.Many definitions of governance involve the allocation of scarce resources. When international aid renders resources unnaturally available, the expectation for resources is beyond what the state can provide, creating a disconnect between the state and the population. The population’s expectations are unrealistic, and the government does not learn how to manage. I’ve seen both of those effects here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hargeisa: What a Beauty! Check it Out!

Learning from Somaliland: Top Down versus Bottom Up. By Afghanstan University)

At Work In Afghanstan!! Part 1
During my time at CENTCOM, I developed a process for quantitatively comparing every country in the world based on econometric data, surveys, and social indicators. Rather than compete with Brookings, Freedom House, or the Global Peace Index, I used them as sources in my model. In my stability spectrum, Afghanistan was typically the 2nd or 3rd least stable country in the world. The most unstable country in the world was always Somalia. That’s not exactly surprising. What might have been surprising was the relative stability of Somaliland, had it been included in my survey. It wasn’t, because most of my sources don’t consider Somaliland an independent country. This lack of international recognition has sentenced Somaliland to exist just below the surface of international attention, where the international aid community can’t support its marginalized population.

In praise of Somaliland -- a beacon of hope in the Thorn of Africa.By Tehran Times

 An Old-article
This year’s civil war in Somalia has killed thousands of people and created over half a million refugees. Democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights are almost non-existent in Mogadishu, where war, banditry, corruption, hunger, illiteracy, disease and unemployment are the norm. Somalia is a failed state that has failed its people.

In contrast, the north-west breakaway region of the Republic of Somaliland is an oasis of peace, stability and progress in the Horn of Africa. Imperfect, but moving in the right direction, in May this year the country celebrated its sixteenth anniversary of independence.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Somaliland Reiterates Its Independence From The Rest Of Somalia

Hargeisa, Somaliland - Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland said on Sunday they will not be taking any turn to join the rest of Somalia which has been marred by endless conflict since the ouster of Somalia’s former president Siad Barre in 1991.

Emerging defiant yet again, officials in Hargeisa joined thousands in marking the 51st anniversary since the colonial authorities granted Somalia’s self-independence in 1960.

Somaliland has the legal right to be accepted by World states

Somaliland independece ''26/06/1960''

Somaliland was a British protectorate and a separate state merged with Somalia on July 1 / 1960, five days after getting its independence from Britain. This gives Somaliland the right to be embraced by international community without the demand for a quest for recognition. Eritrea was forced to seek recognition when it broke unity with Ethiopia, no was Gambia when its merger with Senegal was broken. This unprecedented injustice will go to the annals of history and will be a shame on all democratic worlds.

Histrical Injustice

26, Juun 1960-kii iyo Maxamad Xaaji Ibraahim Cigaal '' Dhegta maal*

Maalmo yar uun ka hor ku dhawaaqistii madaxbanaanida Somaliland oo ku beegnayd 26/6/1960 kii, ayaa marxuum Maxamad Xaaji Ibraahim Cigaal oo ahaa ra'iisal wasaarihii u horeeyay ee ay Somaliland yeelato, laga warastay idaacada BBC-da laanteeda afka Soomaaliga, oo wax laga waydiiyay booqasho shaqo oo uu ku joogaymarxuumku  xiligaa dalka Ingiriiska, waxa uu waraysigaasi kaga hadlayay maxuum Cigaal arimo badan oo ay ka mid yihiin, qaadashada xornimada Somaliland, isku darsigii labada gobol ee Koonfur iyo Waqooyi iyo, sida hada ay u bilaabantay hawl aad u adag oo in loo wada guntadaa ay waajib tahay.

*Dhegta Maal*

Xigasho bbc

Friday, June 24, 2011

26th June 1960 is the day we remember our independence and those struggled and died for the cause of Somaliland

Press release
It was 51 years ago when on 26th June 1965 Somaliland, a former British Protectorate, achieved its independence. Somaliland was an independent country for five days and was recognized by some 35 states, before it voluntarily merged with the former Italian Trusteeship which gained its independence on 1st July 1960 from Italy to form the Somali Republic. 26th June is the day when thousands of Somalilanders turned out to say farewell to the then British Governor, Sir Douglas Hall and his wife. It is a day we remember that the country became independent after 73 years of being a British Protectorate. The struggle for self-determination and independence did not come without a price. Our fathers and mothers, our uncles and aunties, our national heroes who courageously decided to confront the colonial rulers and paid heavy price for the freedom we enjoy today.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Changing the financial landscape..'' With Somaliland receiving ...''

The increasing level of money remittances is a key indicator of a strengthening economy

The region's money exchange and remittance companies are quickly adapting to the rising demand for faster, safer and more efficient methods to transfer funds - a phenomenon brought about by the huge increase of immigrant workers worldwide.

In 2010 alone, the global flow to developing countries reached $325 billion (Dh1.19 trillion), according to the World Bank in its May 2011 report ‘Outlook for Remittance Flows 2011-2013.'

Somaliland: Hargeysa University affiliates with Ludivic University in Germany.

Somaliland: Hargeisa University and the University of Ludvic Maximilian in Germany today signed a deal of collaboration between the two universities. The ceremony which was held in Hargeisa university premises was attended by senior officials from the two universities. Somaliland Minister for Health Dr. Husen Muhumed Mohamud (Husen Xoog) attended the ceremony in which the faculty of Medicine of Hargeisa University officially affiliates with Ludvic University in Germany.

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator visits Somaliland

HARGEISA, Somaliland - The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa, Rajakumari Jandhyala, traveled to Hargeisa to see USAID’s work with Somalis and to learn about progress of USAID programs. The Deputy Assistant Administrator met with government representatives, staff members from USAID’s Partnership for Economic Growth, Somali Interactive Radio Instruction Program and the Somali Youth and Livelihood Program, private sector business people, and visited the USAID-supported Mohamoud Mooge Learning Center.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

‘He did not exist’

His name is Abdifatar Ali and he is only four. But this Somali boy knows about hardship and pain. His parents fled war-torn Somalia in search of a better life for them and their only child in South Africa. But life is not much easier here, they soon discovered.

Home Affairs refused to issue him a refugee permit and he was in dire need of medical treatment because he had a painful gum disease and stood to lose his teeth.

But the state hospitals would not treat him. He had no papers, so he “did not exist” as far as they were concerned, said his father, Muktar Ali Gurhan.

Somaliland: Daraasad Ku Saabsan Dhalinyarada Somaliland iyo waayaha ay Qabaan. * Dhegta maal*


Somaliland: Daraasad balaadhan oo laga sameeyay lixda gobol ee dalka Somaliland,  oo  ku saabsan dhaliyarada Somaliland iyo waayahooda gaarka ah, oo ay wada sameeyeen wasaarado ka mid ah dawlada Somaliland iyo dalada ururada dhalinyarada Somaliland '' SONYO'', oo lagu soo ururiyay xogo ku saabsan dhibta ka haysata dhaliyarada reer Somaliland arimo ay ka mid yihiin shaqada, waxbarashada, guurka iyo balwada.

*Dhegta maal*

Xigasho Somalivoa

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

U.K. drops DNA tests for refugees and asylum seekers

LONDON — Britain has dropped a policy of using DNA tests to identify the nationality of African refugees and asylum seekers after criticism that there is no scientific merit to the practice. The government "does not plan to take forward DNA or isotope testing for country of origin identification purposes," and has also suspended an internal review of the program, according to a statement issued Friday by the U.K. Border Agency. It did not explain why it was discontinuing the program.

Somaliland: The dangers of the recognition fixation

As Somaliland begins its third decade of running its own affairs the harsh realities of life continue much as before. In common with its neighbours the country is dogged by range of issues that prove to be a constant drain on time and resources. Whilst it is natural that many operating in the political sphere have concentrated much of their effort upon the issue of international recognition, there is a real danger that in so doing they neglect issues that affect the lives and well-being of ordinary Somalilanders. Seasoned observers of the country recognize the need for a recalibration of policy and the formulation of a vision of Somaliland, not just for the next few years, but one that will serve the people and region well in the years to come.

Monday, June 20, 2011

UNHCR trains Somaliland journalists on refugee protection to counter xenophobia in the media

Over 30 Hargeisa-based journalists received training on international law to tackle negative articles about refugees

HARGEISA, Somaliland, 20 June (UNHCR) – On a recent visit to Hargeisa, refugees showed the UNHCR Somalia Representative a number of articles in local publications that portrayed them in a negative light, often with incorrect information and a lack of understanding of their plight. UNHCR offered to organise a workshop for local media where the work of UNHCR and basic principles of international law could be explained to journalists to foster a greater understanding of the realities of the daily lives of refugees and asylum seekers in the region.

World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) recommends key priorities to realise growth, equity

WIEF recommends key priorities to realise growth, equity

The recently-concluded seventh World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) has recommended the adoption of eight key priorities to realise both sustained growth and equity. The Forum was held in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan between June 7 and June 9 amidst challenging global conditions, said a press release.

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev inaugurated the Forum, which was attended by President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, Prime Minister Karim Masimov of Kazakhstan, Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak of Malaysia, Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov of Tajikistan, Vice President Prof Dr Boediono of Indonesia, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ros Nuri Shawels of Iraq and First Vice Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov of Kyrgyzstan, former leaders, the president of the Islamic Development Bank, ministers, chief executives of leading corporations, thought leaders from the private and public sectors as well as representatives of the creative arts.

Somaliland Government Calls for African Recognition, Help Fighting Piracy

Somaliland appealed to African nations to grant the semi-autonomous region recognition as a sovereign state and called for international help to deal with piracy off its coast. “We need more support from African states,” Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdillahi Omar said in an interview on June 15 in the capital, Hargeisa. “We need recognition, cooperation and assistance from African states.”

Somaliland, a former British colony, declared independence from Somalia in 1991, following the ouster of former Somali dictator Mohammed Siad Barre. No sovereign state has formally recognized the area as independent. In March, the region opened a maximum-security prison built with United Nations funding to incarcerate pirates convicted of attacks off the coast of Somalia.

Somaliland: Isbedelka iyo xil ka qaadista uu madaxwaynaha Somaliland ku sameeyay Garsoorka Somaliland, maxaa uu soo kordhin karaa? *Dhegta maal*

Somaliland: Xil ka qaadistii bahda Garsoorka Somaliland ee uu dhawaan madaxweynaha Somaliland mudane Axmed Maxamad Maxamuud '' Siilaanyo'' sameeyay, ma badali doontaa cabashadii dad-waynaha reer Somaliland ee dhanka garsoorka. Gar cadli ahi ma ku waaabariisan doontaa guud ahaanba Gayiga Somaliland, mise weli suustii iyo shaashadii way sii jiri doontaa? Waa barnaamij ay dadwaynuhu su'aalo ku waydiinayaan xeer ilaaliye Xasan Axmed Xasan.

*Dhegta maal*

Xigasho somalivoa

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Somaliland : The Case of Construction Shades in Burao Livestock Market

Burao (Somaliland). ‘Milk and meat is the life of Somalis’, says Mohamoud Abdi Falay, the Deputy Mayor of Burao Town, located some 170 kilometres east of Hargeisa, Somaliland. He is gazing over the new shades built at the Burao livestock market, initiated by the community, implemented by the Burao district authority in cooperation with ILO through the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery. Support to the livestock industry may seem like an unusual task for the International Labour Organisation (ILO); but maybe not when seen in the context of job creation and improvement of working conditions.‘The ILO in Somalia works by building on approaches improving livelihoods through employment generation, enterprise development and improvement of working conditions’ says Mr.George Okutho,ILO’s Country Office Director for Ethiopia and Somalia.

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Rajo Foundation: Hargeisa orphanage is in need. ( Dar Allah U Caawi).

5 Questions for the Woman Who Found Somaliland's History

When Sada Mire was just 12, her father, a Somali police official, was executed by the country’s brutal Barre regime, which saw him as a political threat. In 1991 she fled Somalia, reuniting with family in Sweden and eventually pursuing graduate studies in England. But while working on her Ph.D. in archaeology from University College London, Mire’s academic interests drew her back to Africa.

She returned to her homeland for the first time in 16 years to carry out research in Somaliland—a relatively peaceful, self-declared state in the northwestern part of Somalia—where she discovered several prehistoric rock art sites. In 2007 she was named Somaliland’s Director of Antiquities. Mire hopes to spur interest in the region’s cultural heritage, using the past to foster peace and understanding among her people today.

Somaliland Youth Alliance Of North America

I’d would like to announce the great news of the launch of the Somaliland Youth Alliance Of North America, (SYANA). We are an alliance of young adults spread around North America (USA and Canada) who hail from Somaliland. Some of us haven’t had the opportunity to see Somaliland, some don’t speak the language, but since our parents came to North America within the last 20 to 25 years, we have strong connections there. Among the reasons for setting up this organization is to one day go there and take part in the development of the country and the people. Why development? Because Somaliland is still recovering from the brutal war imposed on its people by the former dictator of Somalia which left the country in ruins and its citizens fleeing to all over the world.

Somaliland goes for two-tier system

A few weeks ago The Islamic Globe wrote about how Somaliland was planning to change its financial regulations. We can now confirm the government is putting its final touches to the proposed banking act. At present the constitution of Somaliland requires all financial transactions to be Shari'ah compliant, but according to the Central Bank of Somaliland's governor, Abdi Dirir Abdi - speaking to The Islamic Globe - new proposals will now allow conventional banking in order to open the economy up to international trade.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Somaliland Update: Powerful Friends, Powerful Logic

In today’s Somaliland update we have a set of pro-Somaliland independence updates from a wide variety of sources that demonstrate Somaliland’s international profile is increasing.

UKIP European Parliament Member Supports Somaliland Independence

Somaliland247 has obtained a statement from UK Indpendence Party European Parliament Member for the English Midlands, Godfrey Bloom, that the rise of Islamic fundamentalists in Yemen and the threat of the closure of the Red Sea requires that the world find support for its anti-piracy fight in Somaliland. This author could not agree more, and the statement is worth quoting in full.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Somaliland: Shirkii lagaga wada hadlayay Garsoorka Somaliland iyo qudbadii Madaxwaynaha S/land mudane, A.M.M. '' Siilaanyo'' ....*Dhegta-maal*


Shir dhawaan uu madaxwaynaha S/land ku baaqay in la qabto si loogu lafo-guro  Dheeliga iyo dhaliisha balaadhan ee Garsoorka Somaliland ka muuqata,  iyo sidii wax looga qaban lahaa arintaasi ee xal loogu heli lahaa, oo ay iskugu yimaadeen dhamaan bahda garsoorka Somaliland  iyo kuwa la hal-maala oo uu furitaankii qudbad qaayo leh ka jeediyay  madaxwaynaha Somaliland mudane Axemd Maxamad Maxamuud '' Siilaanyo''. Waa tan qudbadiiye ka bogo.

*Dhegta maal*

Xigasho: Somalilandiaspora.

Somalia: Failure at all levels in Somalia

The last weeks have brought the Somali Transitional Federal Government into a new constitutional crisis. Disagreements over the elections of a new president or the extension of his term are close to paralyzing the government. While TFG forces have succeeded in gaining territory in Mogadishu and have killed wanted terrorist Fazul Abdullah Mohamed, they may in fact be encountering large failures in the rest of the country.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Djibouti: Electricity Exports to Djibouti Start

Ethiopia has started exporting electricity to Djibouti two weeks ago, charging 70 dollar cents for a kilowatt hour (KWh), much higher than Ethiopia’s rates that are pegged at 0.065 dollar cents, Fortune has learnt.

The move signals the possible start of Djibouti, which consumes an estimated 0.23 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, ending its dependence on diesel fuelled generators against a backdrop of spiralling fuel prices.

Robbery on the High Seas Too Lucrative to Refuse

A member of the coast guard of Somaliland. A lack of equipment, low salaries...

Omar Abdullahi, 45, knew the patrol boat routes. He knew the coast guard's equipment, and he knew their salaries were a meager $45 (€32) a month. That was all he made, too, despite being head of the Las Qoray outpost. At sea, he saw how easily the pirates in their fast boats got away from his fellow coast guardsmen. And, on land, he saw how they could afford expensive cars and fancy houses.

Finally, Abdullahi had had enough. In 2007, after 14 years of service, he left the coast guard of Somaliland, a republic stretching along Somalia's northern coast that declared independence in 1991. At the time, he said he could make more as a fisherman.

Recognising Somaliland would boost the fight against piracy

Attempts to tackle the scourge of piracy and keep the Red Sea open for merchant shipping.

On 6 June, Catherine Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, spoke to the Asia-Europe Meeting in Budapest and, among other things, she touched on the situation off the coast of Somalia, pointing out that 500 people have been imprisoned for piracy off the coast of Somalia and saying that the solution to piracy “lies on land”. It does, of course.

Progress against the odds for governance in Somaliland

Somaliland has defied the odds by delivering unexpected progress in governance according to a newly published global research project. The UK based Overseas Development Institute reports that despite lacking formal recognition as a state, Somaliland has developed a type of rule-based governance to which the rest of Somalia can only aspire.

The territory has managed to establish basic public security, gradually improve its business environment, and is increasingly capable of providing for its citizens. A pragmatic blending of ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ institutions, in which the de-facto government’s legitimacy rests, has been instrumental in driving this progress.

Somaliland: Long stay in camps likely for Somalia's internally displaced.

Hargeisa/Dadaab, Somalia - Sahra Hassan Nuur feels like a stranger in her own country. The mother of seven tugs her veil to protect the small child she is holding from the glaring sun. Shade is a rare phenomenon in this refugee camp in central Hargeisa - the capital of the de facto republic of Somaliland, in northwestern Somalia.

Around 2.2 million of Somalia's 9 million people have fled the civil war in their homeland. During their search for normalcy, security and peace, many have for years seen nothing but the desperation of overcrowded camps.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The worst places in the world for women: Somalia

Somalia family

''No woman in Somalia is happy to be a woman' is the cry of subservient wives and human rights activists''

Fatima Osman Bulle lives in an internally displaced ppeople's camp in Mogadishu. Her makeshift house consists of cloths and sticks and has no running water, electricity or toilet. She and her husband, seven children and three relatives are crammed into one room.

Somaliland, The other Somalia for the world (INTERVIEW)

20 years after self-proclaiming independence from Mogadishu, Somaliland still awaits recognition from the international community. Steve Kibble, an expert on the Horn of Africa and an activist for the NGO ‘Progressio’ describes the profile of a state that, at least on the political charts, is still absent.

In the past twenty years only the northern territories have managed to avoid the conflict that has troubled the central and southern areas of Somalia. What is it that makes Somaliland such a different region-state than the rest of Somalia? 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

USA: Somaliland iyo Toban Dal oo Afrikaan ah oo Tabobar 3-todobaad ahi uga Furmay Dalka Maraykanka Gudihiisa. *Dhegta maal*


Guddoomiyaha guddiga Doorashooyinka Somaliland Ciise Yuusuf Xamari oo ka socda Somaliland, ayaa Tabobar ku saabsan Maamulka iyo shaqo wanaaga oo socon doona mudo sedex todobaad ah ku qaadanaya dalka Maraykanka, Tabobarkaasi oo ay ku weheliyaan Tobaneeye dal oo kale oo dhamaantood ka mid ah qaarada Afrika. Dalka Maraykanka ayaa Tabobarada jaadkan oo kale ah aalaa u fidiya dalalka ku yaal qaaradaha Afrika, Aasiya iyo Yururbta bari.  

* Dhegta maal *

XigashoL Somalivoa

Djibouti: The US base at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti... (Softly Softly).

Refugee children

The US base at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti is a key operational asset in a troubled region, with al-Qaeda active in nearby Somalia and Yemen. Some 3,000 US troops, as well as armour, fighters and drones are based there. But the US is also experimenting with a different kind of military mission - soft power through soldiers as aid workers, in an effort to deny militant extremists support among Africa's poor. The BBC World Service's Dan Damon has been given rare access to the US operation. In a one-room library in the remote Djiboutian town of Ali Sabieh, Capt Courtney Sanders, a US soldier from Mississippi, is teaching children how to read English. She and her team helped build the library and hold regular conversation classes there.

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Ismaaciil Hurre Buubaa iyo qaar ka mid ah dadka reer Somaliland ee Kiiniya ku nool oo Malahooda ka dhiibanaya, Furashada Ururo Siyaasadeed. *Dhegta maal*

Dadka reer Somaliland ee ku nool dalka Kenya oo ra'yiga ay ka qabaan Furashada Ururada badan soo bandhigaya. Waxa ka mid ah dadkaa malahooda dhiibtay ninka magacaiisa la yidhaa Ismaaciil Hurre Buubaa, oo isagu ah nin u ololeeya Soomaali-wayn. Waxa soo diyaariyay oon ka soo xiganay barnaamijkan Hadhwanaagnews.

* Dhegta maal *.


Somaliland’s progress on governance: A case of blending the old and the new


The collapse of the unified Somali state under General Mohammed Siyad Barre in 1991 after protracted civil war left in its wake widespread dislocation, death and destruction. Yet despite the chaos in southern and central Somalia, the northwest region of Somaliland has achieved the type of progress in governance to which the rest of Somalia can only aspire. This former British protectorate has been defined by a relative peace and calm and the development of an emerging set of state institutions. Somaliland has developed its own structures and systems of governance, drawing on elements of a kin-based system that provided the organising structure for social, economic and political activity during centuries of nomadic pastoralist history.

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