1- “” AU aims to get all the countries of Africa under one flag “”
Knowledge of the Somaliland frontiers surveyed and agreed by Clan leaders in 1884 , is the start for intelligent discussion .
Then knowledge is essential of The Somali Republic for the true understanding of the devious methods adopted by the government of The Somali Republic in the capital city of Mogadishu from 1 July 1960 to 18 May 1991 to thwart the progress and wishes of Somaliland.
Somalilanders had made , in good faith , the hasty unratified agreement with Somalia , for the experimental one year union ,.which was to have been tested under fair conditions in June 1961 by a referendum . But Somalia, THE LARGER POPULATION , reneged on the unratified ” agreement “
Today , in 2012 , The United Kingdom will gain both economically and strategically by proposing peacefully at The General Assembly of The United Nations Organisation that The Republic of Somaliland is accepted ……… politically ………..into the world community again ( as she was on 26 June 1960 before the start of The Somali Republic , and on the ending of The British Somaliland Protectorate . ) .
The United Kingdom has two reasons for refusing the request of Somaliland for sovereignty : –
1- ”" It is for the Somalians and the African Union to approve the sovereignty of The Republic of Somaliland . “”
2- ”"As UK was the former imperial power , UK MIGHT BE ” PERCEIVED ” AS GUILTY OF ” NEO-COLONIALISM “
The replies to AU and UK inaction on the Somaliland Case are : –
A- The African Union specifically sent a Fact-Finding Mission to Somaliland in 2005 in order to ascertain the legal right of the de facto Somaliland to complete independence ( like Eritrea and places outside Africa which had been given UN membership with much weaker claims to independence ) .
The AU Mission recommended to the Council of AU that The Republic of Somaliland has all the requirements of de jure status forthwith . The AU Council is failing to action the recommendation of their own Fact-Finding Mission of 2005 . .
B- UK ” fear ” in FCO that ” perceived neo-colonialism ” might upset other nations , ( which have poorer records on human rights than Somaliland ) , needs to be put to the test in the normal manner of UN General Assembly peaceful Debate . We created UN as a ” better ” committee than The League of Nations , yet we fail to use UNGA in this most vital case .
Failure to debate peacefully due to ” an ill-defined sense of colonial guilt and fear ” , fifty – one years after the amicable end of The Protectorate , is the pathetic and basest deriliction of UK moral Duty and obligation , after we have received requests , frequently , from Somalilanders that UK is the nation which they wish to lead in the peaceful debate .
The Cold War was the reason that our attention missed the genocide of Somalians on the population of Somaliland .
Somalilanders are showing the world that their stability is equal to the most ” advanced ” countries of the world ……..But we deny them the security which comes with UN membership .
The disputed frontiers , which may be taken to The International Court of Justice at The Hague by two nations , can only be settled when Somaliland is a nation again .
Somalilanders will remain separate from Somalia , even when Somalia changes to become the best paradise-utopia in the world . Somalilanders are faithful moderate Muslims , who have respect for civilized ways ……….They will keep their excellent development and motherland inviolate .
For UK to perpetuate the limbo status of Somaliland is bad for UK as stated in Parliament by The Prime Minister on 7 July 2010 .. Somalilanders have shown that they are best fighters in the world , in WW 1 & 2 and the Civil War when Somalilanders defeated Somalia which is three times greater and was armed by the Soviets .
The 23 February 2012 Conference in London was preceded by 7,000 peaceful happy Somalilanders in Whitehall witnessing their Petition for Sovereignty being delivered to 10 Downing Street . The President of The Republic of Somaliland was invited , and attended the Conference ……….
Will The United Kingdom now act at The United Nations for Somaliland’s Sovereignty ?
By Toby Kenyon (Independentsomaliland)