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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Drug Trade In Africa: How The Queen Of Khat Got So Rich


For many Africans khat is a stimulant drug that also stills hunger pangs. But the world’s biggest seller of khat doesn’t fit the typical profile of a drug dealer. Indeed, throughout much of the continent it is legal..In Somaliland, not a lot works. Somaliland is a republic in the north of Somalia, which, although it declared itself a sovereign state, is not internationally recognized as such. But one thing you can count on here: Suhura Ismail’s trucks, driven at breakneck speed, arriving as regular as clockwork every night on the unpaved roads.

The trucks are delivering khat, a drug that is mostly forbidden in Europe. In Somaliland, on the other hand, the business is legal – and booming. Up to 80% of all men in the tiny country in the Horn of Africa are addicted to khat.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Somaliland: the defenseless democracy. By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye


The absence of international ties tellingly shows how Somaliland democracy has been suffocated. Our deep yearning for fully grown democracy has been continuously under threat from various forces that have no common currency apart from hatred against Somaliland’s prosperity and well-being! These factions whose objectives are miscellaneous in yet united only against toppling Somaliland assembled a blind men in the diaspora to tarnish Somaliland’s image but this movement has failed to garner a little support in their local districts never mind wider Somalia, and then resorted a desperate measures.

Some of the deadly conspirators are: Unionists from Northern Somalia, Alshabaab, Sool, Sanaag, Cayn, (SSC) Djibouti, Puntland, the piracy-lords, and the list goes on.

Somaliland oo (600,000 $ USD) lix Boqol oo kun oo Dollar u ururisay Dadka Ku macaluulaya dalka jaarka ah ee Soomaaliya

 Deeq -Bixiye nr 1.

Hargaysa. Guddida gargaarka iyo gurmadka dadka tabaalaysan ee  dalka aan jaarka nahay ee Soomaaliya  ee ay xukuumada Somaliland u magacawday inay gargaar u ururiyaan ayaa sheegay, in shacbiga Somaliland ay ilaa iyo hada u soo ururiyeen walaalahooda ku tabaalaysan Soomaaliya, lacag dhan $600, 000 dollar. Sidaasi waxaa sheegay guddoomiyaha guddidaasi oo ah wasiirka gaashaandhiga ee Somaliland mudane, Axmed X.Cali Caddami oo maanta ka hadlayay shir jaraa’id oo ay ku qabteen Magaalada Hargeysa. Wasiirka Gaashaan dhiga Somaliland Md Axmed X. Cali Caddami oo ah Gudoomiyaha guddida gurmadka iyo gargaarka ee dadka tabaalaysan ee Soomaaliya ayaa sheegay in shacbiga Somaliland ay si mugleh uga qeyb qaateen kaalmaynta dadkaasi tabaalaysan isaga oo si wayn ugu mahad naqay dadkii gacanta ka gaystay taakulaynta iyo gurmadka dadkaasi tabaalaysan ee Soomaaliya ee ay abaaraha iyo macaluushu saameeyeen.

Fidinta Diinteena Suubani Waa Xil Ina Wada Saaran Dhamaanteen: Sheekh Mustafe Xaaji Ismaaciil.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dr Maxamad-rashiid Sheekh Xasan: Somaliland way soo dhawaynaysaa kacdoomada ka socda dalalka Carabat.

Wasiirul Dawlaha Wasaaradda Arimaha Dibedda Somaliland Dr Maxamed Rashiid Sheekh Xasan ayaa sheegay in aqoonsiga Somaliland uu ku xidhan yahay hadba sida ay Somaliland ugu dhaqanto dimuqoraadiyadda iyo sidii ay iskaga ilaalin lahayd in ay noqoto dawlad musuqa ku dhaqanta. Waxana uu Wasiirul Dawlaha Wasaarada Arimaha Dibadu uu intaasi ku sii daray in ay somaliland soo booqdaan isla markaana soo indha indheeyaan wufuud aad u tiro badan kuwaasi oo eegaya sida ay u shaqaynayso dawladnimaddu, isaga oo intaasi sii raaciyay in ay hadda uun la taagan yahay Wakhtigii Somaliland la Aqoonsan lahaa.

Sida waxa uu ku sheegay mar Maanta u Waramayay Qaar ka mid ah Warbaahinta Dalka isga oo faahfaahin ka bixiyay Guulihii ay gaadheen mudadii ay xilka hayeen.

Friday, August 26, 2011

'' In Somaliland, less money has brought more democracy !''

MDG : Somaliland capital Hargeisa
 Hargeisa City.

Unable to access foreign aid, Somaliland's government has had to negotiate with citizens and business leaders for financial support – and provide stability and democracy in return

As the humanitarian crisis in southern Somalia threatens millions of lives, Somalia's little-known northern neighbour, Somaliland, is doing so well that its government recently offered to send aid across the border. That a small and relatively poor country that is also suffering from the ongoing drought would be in a position to help Somalia is itself remarkable; that Somaliland achieved this position without being officially recognised by the international community as a sovereign nation – and thus without being eligible for international assistance – is truly impressive.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Makkah, Saudi-arabia: 20 Chinese engineers embrace Islam

MAKKAH – Twenty senior Chinese engineers working on the Al-Masha’er Train project have embraced Islam by pronouncing Shahada. These engineers have now joined 2,000 workers on the project who have become Muslims; there are 6,000 engineers and workers building the transportation system.

A place for prayer has been established at the project.

Okaz/Saudi Gazette attended a lesson given to new Chinese Muslims by Makkah’s Cooperative Office for Call and Community Guidance’s supervisors of the Chinese Community Guidance Division.

La Saaxiibista iyo la socodka dadka wanaagsan: Sheekh Mustafe Xaaji Ismaaciil.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Somaliland First Lady vows to empower women to decision making positions.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – In an exclusive interview with the SSI, the First Lady of Somaliland Mrs. Amina Mohamed Jirde reaffirmed her commitment to advance the welfare of women of her country and empower them to participate in development endeavours including with access to participate in politics, economic and social spheres. The First Lady discussed the conditions of women that are in the periphery of society adding: “I grew up in a privilege which many of my country women did not enjoy and now wish to make a difference in their lives” Mrs. Amina said.

The First Lady discussed Somaliland’s liberation struggle and how women were instrumental in assisting their freedom fighters and the subsequent role they played in bringing about reconciliation, peace and stability in the country.

Somaliland: Nutrition Situation Now at Very Critical Levels in Somaliland

Medair expands programme and launches major emergency response to save the lives of malnourished children and help families in need. Severe drought has led to a food crisis in the Horn of Africa that threatens the lives of almost 12 million people. Tens of thousands of children have already died in this escalating crisis. In a 16 August 2011 assessment [1], the nutrition situation in some areas of Somaliland (a region to the north of Somalia) has dramatically worsened to become “Very Critical.” Thanks to a generous outpouring of private donations, Medair is immediately expanding its Somaliland programme and launching a significant emergency response to save lives in two remote and highly vulnerable regions: Ceynabo district in Sool region, and Ceel Afweyn district in Sanaag region.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Chinese to handle Somaliland port extension

Hargeisa, Somaliland (22 August 2011)- Chinese petroleum firm PetroTrans is to carry out extension works to the port of Berbera, in the wake of signing a transaction agreement with the government of the breakaway enclave of Somalia.

The Horn of Africa has been attracting increased investment in the area of exploration by foreign oil firms, due to its proximity to east Africa, where oil has been discovered in Uganda and natural gas found in Tanzania.

“Redevelopment of Berbera Port to make it a gateway to East Africa is the major project of the framework of an agreement signed by the government of Somaliland and PetroTrans Company,” Somaliland foreign minister Mohamed Abdillahi Omer told Reuters.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Why not recognise Somaliland too?

As Libyan rebels take on Col Muammar Gaddafi with the support of NATO, I am tempted to ask: Why not recognise Somaliland like they have the rebels? In the middle of this disorder and anarchy in Somalia, Somaliland reappeared to claim its own Independence which it ceded to Somalia when it voluntarily merged with it. They restored orderly government, rule of law and peace. It has as such become an oasis of peace in the area unlike the rest of Somalia.

However, the UN and its members have refused to recognise Somaliland or give it any support, disregarding the fact that an independent and strong Somaliland will help to stabilise the region and lessen the menace of piracy.

By Seif Mohamed Seif (Mombasa).

Friday, August 19, 2011

Somaliland in port deal with China businessmen

HARGEISA Aug 19 - Somaliland has struck a deal with Chinese businessmen to extend its Berbera port as well as TO build a refinery and new roads in the breakaway northern enclave, its president said. Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo said Somaliland, which declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 but has not been formally recognised internationally, said the new deal would boost its economy and strengthen ties with Horn of Africa neighbours.

In a statement issued late on Thursday, Silanyo said he met businessmen in Hong Kong who are experienced in financing and building infrastructure projects in developing countries as well as Ethiopian leaders during a fortnight-long trip.

Madaxaynaha Somaliland ee mustaqbalka dhaw oo soo mudhay '' Dr Gaboose''‏

Ramadaan kariim: - Intaas ka dib, is casilaada uu xilkii wasiirnimo ee uu ka hayay dalka Jamhuuriyada Somaliland mudane Dr Maxamad Cabdi Gaboose ku baaqay dhawaan, waxa ay igu dhalisay dareen laba bog leh ah, mid-i, waa ka dusha sare xiga-e ee markii u horaysayba i saaqay oo ahaa, mid huwan filan-waa iyo sakati, oon is idhi, allaylehe waax ayaa xukuumadii curdinka ahayd go'day! Waayo? Dr Gaboose aqoontiisa iyo kartida qofeed ee ban-baxday ka sokow waxa uu ahaa, nin aad iyo aad u tixgaliya madaxwaynaha jamhuuriyada Somaliland mudane, Axmed Siilaanyo, taasoo bilaysay calool diirani iyo kalsoonina u ahayd xukuumada mudane Siilaanyo, oo hadii uu ka tago xukuumada ay adkaanayso in ay xukuumadu hesho, nin tayadaa iyo hagar la'aantaa balaadhan u leh xukuumadan hada dalka ka talisa. Taasoo saamayn wayn ku yeelanaysa geedi socodka hawsha maamulkan Siilaanyo loo igmaday ee hada uun hayaanka dheer u xadhko xidhatay.

Somaliland: Madaxwaynaha Somaliland mudane Axmed Maxamuud Maxamad '' Siilaanyo'' oo ku soo noqday Somaliland. ka dib socdaalkiisii shaqo ee dalka China iyo Itoobiya.'' daawo''.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Will Somaliland Be The Next State In The Horn? By Ali H. Ismail Jirdeh (Ali Shombe).

The cry for “self-determination” in the horn of Africa has been persistent and loud over fifty years just like Balkan countries in central Europe, the two regions affected by the cold war most in different ways. The Balkans was welcomed to the world community as well parts of the horn countries while Somaliland is solely are rejected even though seems more legitimate then most of the countries. The last one that was already put to the test once more in the independence quest of the political future is Southern Sudan. No one seriously doubts the outcome this nations wishes is Prosperity for Southern Sudanese people, the secession is the end of years of tyranny and suffering of southern Sudanese b society in the hands of Arab league and governments just like Somaliland.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Press release: President of Ethiopia Girma confers with Somaliland President

Press release
President Girma confers with Somaliland President

Addis Ababa, August 17, 2011 (Addis Ababa) - President Girma Woldegiorgis here on Wednesday held talks with Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Mahamoud. The two parties on the occasion discussed on ways to further enhance existing relations between Ethiopia and Somaliland.

President Girma on the occasion said Ethiopia will provide the necessary support in the ongoing efforts to maintain peace and also bring about development in the surrounding areas.

Tarbiyada Caruurta iyo Sheekh Mustafe Xaaji Ismaaciil. * Daawo *

Nationbuilding in South Sudan: Lessons from Somaliland

Of all the numerous congratulatory messages that poured in from world capitals, one stood out. This was from Hargeysa, the capital of Somaliland '' Somaliland became the first country to recognize the new state of South Sudan'' ; that ‘republic’ that the world just refuses to recognize. It might have been an opportune moment for the Somalilanders to remind the world of their unique situation and continuing consternation at the international community’s apathy to their cause despite making major strides at statehood, peace and democratic governance.

As President SalvaKiir and his government get down to business, it would be very important for South Sudan to pay attention to Hargeysa, the only African government that offers practical lessons for the nascent government’s most arduous task; nation- and state-building in the 21st century.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Nursing School Graduation Edna Maternity Hospital Somaliland: The Aspiration Of A Woman

Having a baby is one of the most precious moments in life for most women but it can also be frightening or mired with anxious feeling. Of course, the risks are considerably varied depending on where you live in the world. For many women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa the risk of dying during childbirth or giving birth prematurely is very high. According to UNICEF a woman in sub-Saharan Africa has a 1 in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth, compared to a 1 in 4,000 risk in a developing country.

As a result of these horrifying statistics, in 2000 the United Nations launched its millennium development goal 5 agenda to help achieve safe motherhood in the developing countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF have worked in conjunction to put strategies and resources into the developing countries to reach that target. However, the task is enormous and there are many issues to be addressed and tackled when it comes to women health.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Prominent Muslim Clerics In Somaliland Declare Fatwa On Condom Use

Some of the most prominent religious leaders of Somaliland have condemned a speech gave by the director of the Somaliland National AIDS Commission, Mohamed Dahir Khayre, about the use of condoms to prevent HIV transmission. The religious leaders have also responded to criticism made by Khayre in which he stated that Sheikhs spread misconceptions about the condom. In his speech at the closing ceremony of a training workshop held for the medical staff at MCHs, Khayre said yesterday, “I request you to give condoms to anybody who asks for.

The religious leaders have negative attitudes towards condoms and their use, they said it is against but they are against the right thing”. Mr. Khayre stated that the Sheiks are wrong and argued that neither Allah nor the people would get angry of the person who distributes the condoms.

Somaliland: still no recognition

This is what many of water wells look like in Somaliland.

VOC: The lack of international recognition for Somaliland which this year celebrated 20 years since its split for Somalia is making it increasingly difficult for aid to come into that country where more than half the population are in need of humanitarian assistance. According to Omer Jama Farah, chairperson of the NGO, Taakulo Somaliland Community (TASCO), more than 1.85 million Somalilanders are in need of help in the mounting Horn of Africa famine. The comment comes as South Africa and Tanzania on Saturday announced that they were not ready yet to recognise Somaliland, saying that they believe it should not be split off from Somalia.

This emerged following bilateral talks between Tanzanian foreign affairs minister Bernard Membe and South Africa's international relations and co-operation minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Pretoria on Saturday.


If a child living in a Western country claims to have been abused by his parents, the first thing the healthcare workers, police and social services do is to take that child into a safe heaven and away from the allegedly abuse parents. The same thing happens when ever a women claims to have been physically and or psychologically abused. I believe it is noble to protect all human beings from physical and psychological harm. However, the Western democracies must use the same yard stick for the rights of all human beings and not selectively impound these human rights to their citizens and to their borders.

The case I am putting forward is not about a single child or about one single woman that is being terribly abused, but it is about the rights of millions of women, children and men. This is about the rights of the population of the Republic of Somaliland.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Somaliand deserves sovereignty. By Timothy A. Ridout

Somaliland, in northwestern Somalia, is not experiencing famine. Nor will it. Like southern Somalia, Somaliland has been hit hard by drought and there are food shortages, but famine will not occur. It is a functioning democracy and, as economist Amartya Sen has explained, democracies do not have famines. Despite being independent since 1991, Somaliland is not a legally recognized state. Although it fulfills every objective measure of statehood, recognition has been prevented by political calculations. International recognition is always a political affair, but Somaliland’s claims to sovereignty are too strong to ignore.

That Somaliland has built a functioning state while the former Somali state remains nonexistent 20 years after its collapse gives Somaliland a legitimate claim to sovereignty. Its government has domestic authority and control, and it provides public services.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mutamarkii UK 24/7/2011 Qaadka, Sigaarka iyo Shiishadda By Sheekh Mustafa Xaaji Ismaaciil

Transport infrastructure and the road to statehood in Somaliland: The World bank Report.

Somaliland: African Success Stories Study,


After the civil war with Ethiopia in 1991, chaos ensued and Somalia collapsed into a stateless entity, dominated by bandits and warlords. The Somaliland Republic, a resulting break-a-way state of Somalia’s civil war, is yet to be internationally recognized as a nation state. Somaliland’s international status makes its 3.5 million people ineligible for foreign aid, however, Somalilanders seem to have developed an efficient means of keeping themselves and their local governments accountable—a system not observed in other parts of Somalia.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nabadi Caano Macaan, reer Puntlandoow!: Qisadii Aar-Libaax iyo dacawga.

Waxa la yidhi libaax ''Aar'' ayaa beri meel ku noolaan jiray, mudo markuu halkaa ka dinaaxinayay ee uu kolba tog iyo tuur guure iyo kalahe ku gaalaabixiyay, ee uu barqada xaadhin Galbeedka uu ka ilo-xidhay hurdada kaga boganayay, casarkana tu kale oo bari uu ka qormaystay ugaadhsiga laamadoodka ku gaabsan jiray, ayaa waxa meel cidhif ah oo ku dhaw gayiga uu xaydaantay libaaxu shaw, isaga oo baxsad ah isna god ka qotay dacaw yar oo ka soo duday reerkoodii. Dacawga iyo Libaaxa mid kastaaba sida aad adba akhristoow qiyaasi karto waxa uu u nool yahay, qaabka abuuristiisu tahay oo waa laba noole oo wax kulmin karaaba yar yahay, Waayo, wax ma wada ugaadhsadaan, Geed ama god hoy u ah ma wadaagaan, tartan jaadka uu doonaba ha lahaadee kama dhaxeeyo oo waxbaba iskuma qordiyaan. Waaba Libaax oo boqorka xawayaanka ah iyo dacaw...!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Democracy delivering in Somaliland. By Virginia Bunker

The International Republican Institute recently held a discussion on “Democratic Governance in Africa: Does it Exist and is it Delivering?” The overwhelming answer is yes, and in fact, Africa is the only region in the world that has been experiencing modest improvements in democratic governance.

The state of democracy in Africa is painfully far from perfect, and the international media loves to cover these imperfections, but there are many positive events and trends to shed light on as well. With South Sudan’s recent birth as an independent nation, perhaps the light will turn next to Somaliland.

Raised asthma risk 'in children exposed to mould'


Infants exposed to mould in their homes early on in their lives have an increased chance of developing asthma, new research has revealed.

Youngsters are three times more likely to suffer from the condition by the time they reach the age of seven if they are exposed to mould, researchers from the US said.

The scientists, from the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, looked at seven years' worth of data relating to 176 children to see the impact of mould exposure at a young age.

Red Crescent will accept Zakat Al Fitr for Somalis

Dubai: People who wish to give this year's Zakat Al Fitr to Somalia can do so by donating it to the Red Crescent Authority, according to the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE). The authority issued a Fatwa on Sunday. Zakat Al Fitr is charity given to the poor in Ramadan. It is required of every Muslim and the head of a household must pay the required amount. GAIAE said Zakat Al Fitr can be given to the Somali people and other affected people from Islamic countries.

"It is the duty of Muslims to contribute to the relief of affected people and provide them with food, medicine, clothing and shelter," as narrated by Imam Muslim and others.

Somaliland, an oasis of stability, deserves its independence. By Gary Geddes

 An Oasis of Stability!.

When I came out of the Internet café in a cavernous basement onto the dirt road in downtown Hargeisa, a small creature brushed my leg and shuffled ahead. It was a baboon, sidling toward a small table of fruit attended by a middle-aged woman. Without turning, the baboon reached over its head and plucked a banana from the table, skipped 10 feet out of range and rested on its buttocks to enjoy the fruit, carefully peeling back the skin in three perfect sections, which it chucked over its shoulder into the street. A quiet scene, obviously repeated so often that the victimized merchant didn’t even protest. This was not the Somalia of piracy, kidnapping, executions, warring militias and famine the world is now hearing about daily.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In a Failed State, a Path to Success.....''Abaarso tech/Somaliland''

 Abaarso Tech,!

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the interlocking problems in Somalia. Most news stories frame the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; in this series we’ll examine the on-the-ground measures that can help - from the large scale and political to the local and preventative. At the start of every semester, Mohamed Abdirahman fills the back of his rattletrap station wagon with fresh fruit and vegetables and hauls it all to a tightly secured compound on the outskirts of the aptly named village of Abaarso (Somali for “drought”) where his teenage son goes to school.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Self-Portrait of Somaliland: Rebuilding from the Ruins


Hargeysa, December 1999


In the eyes of the world, 1991 was the year that the Somali Democratic Republic ceased to exist. The government fell and the state collapsed. Brutal civil war and famine seized the population. Hundreds of thousands of refugees fled the country. A decade of bloodshed, chaos and human suffering ensued, threatening that Somalia would enter the 21st century as a "black hole"[1] of despair.

1991 was also the year that Somaliland was reborn. Legitimate government was restored and statehood reclaimed, ushering in a period of healing, reconciliation, and growth. A decade of bloodshed, chaos and human suffering came to an end. Hundreds of thousands of refugees returned home. Somaliland looks forward to the 21st century with confidence and hope.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A short briefing paper: Does Somaliland have a legal ground for seeking international recognition?By Ahmed H Nur.

 A short briefing paper!

A Yes or No answer to this question depends on the establishment of a number of historical and legal facts. In this discussion, I will base my discourse on Somaliland’s legal existence prior to its independence on 26 June 1960, the short-lived Somaliland State (died as 4 days old), the notion of Greater Somalia and the events which precipitated it, the merger of Somaliland and Somalia in 1960 and the legality of the union. I shall weigh Somaliland’s claim to Statehood against the requirements for Statehood as stipulated in International laws. A necessary prerequisite is also public support. I will discuss whether popular support for Somaliland’s quest for recognition exists in the public.

For more about this document click on this link:

Somaliland President Ahmed Mahamoud Mahamed ''Silanyo'' set to visit China

'' CHINA ''
Somaliland President Ahmed M. Silanyo, leading a high-level ministerial delegation, is to fly to Beijing on Saturday at the start of his first China visit. Presidential spokesman, Mr Abdullahi M. Dahir, told local sources on Friday that the President received an official invitation from the Chinese government and talks are expected to strengthen economic ties.

He added the week-long visit will focus on foreign investment, trade and development. “The aim of our trip is to seek foreign direct investment (FDI) projects from China in the fields of energy, mineral exploration and Agriculture. We are also going to seek assistance from China to implement water projects and other key infrastructures including transportation requirements (airports and roads),” Mr Dahir said.

Newly-Gratuated Doctors For Somaliland.

Shukri and Mother; with Naimi & Edna

Edna Adan cried with happiness upon the graduation of these two former Edna Hospital nurses from medical school. They are among Somaliland’s newest (and finest!) doctors.

These two young women first graduated from the Edna Hospital school of Midwifery and then were trained by the Hospital as Nurses. The two showed such a lot of promise that the Edna Hospital then sponsored them through Medical School. Beaming with pride, Edna said, “They are great doctors and so happy to have them back at the hospital.”

Friday, August 5, 2011

Somaliland cries out

Africa's famine crisis is growing with more people being affected on a daily basis, aid organisations say. "There are internatally displaced people in every village in Somaliland. They have lost their livestock and have fled the drought to seek food for themselves and their children. They now depend on their host communities and have become an added burden there," Omer Jama Farah, chairperson of the Hargeisa based NPO, Taakulo Somaliland Community (TSC) reported this week.

The absence of seasonal rains for a prolonged period has led to the present crisis where the water resources are running dry. "Some areas in the country had received below average rain, which will not produce enough pasture and not filled the water wells. This has caused many crops to fail and subsequently affected the livelihood of many poor people and impoverished families.

A brief report on the 29th July Chatham House Event.

''A Brief report.''

Cathem House (LONDON): On 29th June, Somaliland was yet debating, passionately, about her quest for recognition with both foes and friends. Chatham House, successfully, hosted an stately dialogue on 'Somaliland's International Perspectives' that took place in the format of a workshop, and was attended by prominent foreign statesmen and women, African Union representative, European Union representative, members of Somaliland Diaspora in UK, scholars and Friends of Somaliland. The workshop was scheduled into three sessions; part one discussed what Somaliland has achieved over the last year. Part two discussed the current political strategies of Somaliland and the attitudes and relations of the international community toward Somaliland, with the third part looking at the viable and pragmatic venues that Somaliland should look into to reach her goals.