- There are 54 members of the Commonwealth, including the United Kingdom. It is a voluntary association of independent states, nearly all of which were once British territories, and includes almost one in every three people in the world. They are people of many races and traditions, and from very different economic backgrounds. But they have a shared heritage based on English as a common language, as well as similar administrative, educational, judicial and legal systems.
Somaliland: is a former British Colony. It is stable, democratic and has a growing economy. The history of the 2 countries lasted 80 years and many people from Somaliland fought alongside us in 2 world wars. Membership of the commonwealth family will greatly enhance the distinction between Somaliland and it's troubled neighbour to the south. Many people from Somaliland settled here over 100 years ago and from generation to generation they have contributed to British Society.