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THE FORMATION OF THE SOMALI NATIONAL MOVEMENT              S         N           M

The formation of the Somali National Movement ( SNM ) was sparked by that general mass discontent with Siad Barre’s Regime. The initiative was made by members of the Isaac Communities outside the country particularly in the United Kingdom and the Middle East, who were free from the intimidation and repression of the regime. In […]

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Narrating peace building, progress, stability and democracy in Somaliland since 1991, part 1

This article examines consolidation of peace, state building, reconciliation, progress, stability and democracyin 1991 Somaliland. Somaliland has its own traditional conflict solution mechanisms in place which have nurtured mutual trust and dialogue by its people. The country is located southern shore of the Gulf of Aden, ticks almost all the boxes of statehood and declared independence in […]

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PRESS RELEASE As famine looms, malnutrition and disease rise sharply among children in Somalia

MOGADISHU/NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 30 March 2017 – As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) — a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011. More than 35,400 children suffering from […]

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Somaliland: ‘I convinced my sister not to do type III FGM on her daughter’

In Somaliland, Unicef estimates that about 98% of girls and women between 15 and 49 are subjected to some form of female genital mutilation – almost a despairing figure. This is largely an issue in the hands of women, and not something openly discussed. Yet Unicef believes it is vital that men are part of […]

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Seeking Asylum: Canada a ‘dreamland’ for Somalis in Minneapolis

Saciido Shai, a Somali-American living in Minneapolis said Canada is a dreamland for many Somalis. She says her friend, who was denied asylum in the United States, made the trek to Canada as going back to Somalia, “was not an option.”      

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Even Camels Dying in Somali Drought

Camels are used to desert conditions but the severe drought in Somalia and breakaway Somaliland is taxing even these hardy animals. Thousands have died this year, dealing a major blow to herders who depend on camels for transportation, for milk, for meat and as pack animals. VOA’s Abdulaziz Osman spoke with some of the herders […]

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This is what drought in East Africa has to do with Wales

Something terrible is happening in East Africa. Drought that threatens to create famine is ravaging Somaliland and Somalia killing livestock and robbing communities of their livelihood. Famine has not yet come, but it is stalking. If no rain falls and yet more crops fail it is only a matter of time. You may think this […]

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NRC PRESS RELEASE: Over 3,000 people a day fleeing drought in Somalia

The Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) latest data shows that 438,000 people in Somalia have been displaced since November, by the worst drought the country has experienced in 20 years.  “Over 3,000 people a day are being forced to abandon their homes in search of water and food. This is the highest displacement we’ve witnessed since […]

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Minister Hussein Chose Seismic Oil Survey Over the Lives of the Starving in Saraar Valley

Since the arrival of Genel Energy, a predatory Anglo-Turkish energy company, in Somaliland in 2012, the inhabitants of Saraar Valley, the most coveted area for oil exploration, have sought attention and support from their government and the company to consider the desperate needs of their region for development. But both the government and the company […]

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Somaliland in WaPo: “We’re not a part of Somalia, Mr. Trump, and we don’t belong in your ban”

Good afternoon, I hope this email finds you well. As I’ve mentioned in prior correspondence, the Republic of Somaliland is an autonomous government in the Horn of Africa that declared independence from Somalia in 1991 and has built and maintained a functioning, stable, democratic state despite challenges confronted by others in the region. Following the executive […]

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