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  Somaliland President Appeals For UN Membership  Mogadishu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept 13 (AP) - The president of the republic of Somaliland, Muhammad Ibrahim Egal, on Thursday 7th September 2000, sent a written message to the UN secretary-general urging him and the international community to accept Somaliland as a peaceful member of the family of nations.
President Egal mentioned the following in his statement: Somaliland's unity with Somalia [in 1960], the injustice carried out in Somaliland, the struggle made to regain independence and Somaliland's position on the Arta [city about 40km west of Djibouti capital] conference.
We are a people of 3.5m and feel that Somaliland should be dealt with justly, through the spirit of the UN charter which is centred on the [needs of the] individual".
www.arlaadinet.com /News/September/somaliland_president_appeals_for.htm   (213 words)

 Post Egal Somaliland: Opportunities, Ambitions, and Constraints.
That is why he was unanimously elected in the Borame Conference for the post of the president of Somaliland, a post he held 33 years ago.
His resumption of the presidency has added to the process of the reemergence of the Somaliland State, not only, an element of maturity and wisdom, but largely an element of legitimacy, in his capacity as the president of internationally recognized state of Somaliland in 1960.
At that time, Somaliland has been facing economic hardships, as a result of the Arab sanction of the Somali livestock, the back-bone of the country’s economy, an issue which is largely believed to be politically motivated by the ruling quarters of some Arab countries.
www.waltainfo.com /Conflict/Articles/2002/June/article1.htm   (1631 words)

 Dahir Riyale Kahin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dahir Riyale Kahin (Somali: Daahir Riyaale Kaahin) (born 1952) is the president of the self-declared republic of Somaliland.
He became the third president of Somaliland on May 5, 2002, after the death of Ibrahim Egal.
His previous posts include diplomat at the Somali Embassy in Djibouti; in intelligence; governor of Awdal; a businessman; and vice president of Somaliland (1997 - 2002).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dahir_Riyale_Kahin   (155 words)

 Somaliland Net:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The presidents role during the peace process and peace making process in Somaliland is also well known, indeed the debate about these issues were considered by Somali Landers during the elections and the people of this country opted not to choose your party Kulmiye and voted in UDUB which is the government of the day.
Somaliland would un-ravel and it is the SNM that took the decision - correctly I believe- to let bygones be bygones, a decision sir that you were part of as a leading commander of the Somali National Movement.
President Abdurrahman Tuur came to Somaliland and Somaliland forgave his for his error, President Egal was brought from the United Arab Emirates and chosen to be our president.
www.somalilandnet.com /somaliland_voice/articles/12476.shtml   (2657 words)

He presided over the establishment of a vibrant parliamentary system, an assertive free press and a national constitution that was adopted in a recent referendum.
It is a system that has evolved from and rooted in the social cultural identity of the people of Somaliland and has undergone severe tests in the form of the hotly contested indictment of an incumbent president, a general environment of international isolation and a restive population who desperately but understandably want international recognition.
The smooth and efficient power transfer to the Vice President is a clear sign of the functioning and maturity of the democratic institutions developed in Somaliland under his reign.
www.somalilandforum.com /slf/tributes/Tacsi-SLKenya.htm   (439 words)

 Somaliland Times
President Egal’s body was flown to his hometown of Berbera, at the southern entrance of the Red Sea, early Monday.
The people of Somaliland have experienced severe tribulations and setbacks: the persecution and the ethnic cleansing of Siyad government, the civil war, the crippling non-recognition and the unexpected loss of the late president, Mohamed Haaji Ibrahim Egal, at a critical moment.
The skeptics have been proven wrong: Somaliland has transferred power in a constitutional, orderly and peaceful manner; the President isn’t a member of the predominant Issaq clan; Somaliland is growing economically and politically by the day, and Somaliland would conduct the coming multiparty elections fairly and peacefully.
www.somalilandforum.com /news/sltimes/00001800.htm   (5126 words)

 Letter To Kofi Anan From President of Somaliland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Somalia's campaign of terror against the people of Somaliland compelled the military personnel from Somaliland to revolt against the brutality to which their people were being subjected.
Somaliland cannot afford the time or the resources to pursue other objectives - it is fully occupied in consolidating its democracy through the preparation of free and fair elections for the local government councils and the national parliament as well as for the presidency in keeping with the requirements of our constitution.
President, there are several members of your council whose governments have monitored closely the situation in the Somali peninsular, in particular, Somaliland.
www.somalilandnet.com /somaliland_voice/opinion/1997.html   (1234 words)

 BBC News | AFRICA | President Egal of Somaliland dies
The president of the self declared republic of Somaliland, Mohamed Egal, has died in South Africa.
He was elected as president of the break away republic in 1993, but neither his position nor the independent status of Somaliland have ever been internationally recognised.
In an interview with the BBC three years ago, Mr Egal said he was disappointed that Somaliland's development as an independent state had not been acknowledged, and he rejected any suggestion of reunification with Somalia.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1966000/1966718.stm   (414 words)

 Somaliland president's term of office extended   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The extension was approved by the House of Elders, Somaliland's highest authority, which met in the capital Hargeysa at the weekend.
President Muhammad Ibrahim Egal, whose term of office expires next month, obtained the extension by 72 out of 74 votes, radio Hargeysa reported.
The move by the House of Elders violated Article 83 of the Somaliland constitution according to which, he said, the president's term could be extended only if insecurity rendered the holding of elections impossible.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=19133   (434 words)

 IPRT Showcased Somaliland in The US Congress
He pointed out the fact that Somaliland has thriving Communication, Aviation, Construction and Import\Export Industries, and that the people of Somaliland have made these achievements in spite of ostracism and isolation of their Government by the international community for no good reason.
Ambassador Schermerhorn also talked about the eight times that she has been in Somaliland and how in her first trip she observed the collection of stones in front of ruined buildings, after enquiring about the purpose of the stones in front of the houses, she was told that residents collect them to rebuild their houses.
If you would like to assist IPRT with the Somaliland causes or if you would like a copy of the book "Somaliland" which was released at the event, please visit: www.iprt.org or use this email address: info@iprt.org.
www.iprt.org /iprt_showcased_somaliland_in_the.htm   (1038 words)

 Somaliland News archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Somaliland President Mohammed Ibrahim Egal is going to seek a third term in the forthcoming elections scheduled to be held within the next 12 months, reliable sources have told The Republican.
President Egal and his close lieutenants in the Administration are of course confident of winning the coming elections whether through the ballot box or through an electoral college consisting of members of the House of Elders (Guurti).
The president of the republic of Somaliland, Muhammad Ibrahim Egal, yesterday issued a circular on Somali nationals residing in the country and sent it to the minister of justice and internal affairs, the attorney-general, regional public prosecutors, the police commissioner and regional governors.
meltingpot.fortunecity.com /lebanon/254/newsarch.htm   (19787 words)

Moreover, the staff of the President is paid from the budget of the Ministry of the Presidency (political fund/expense account), which has a budget of $998,000.
The chance that the salary of the bodyguard of the President is paid from the residence of the Presidency “qasriga Madaxtooyada” is slim.
And according to the salary subhead, the military salary is $3,214,367; that of the prison guard is $421,226 and that of the police is $1,504,653.
www.somaliland.org /ns.asp?ID=04051201   (2200 words)

 Interview with the President of Somaliland
Question: Somaliland is not an internationally recognized country.
They held referendum in May 2001, and 97% of the population of Somaliland voted not to go with the union.
Somaliland is not the first African country to withdraw from union.
www.waltainfo.com /Conflict/Interview/2004/April/article2.htm   (1369 words)

 afrol News - Somaliland President visits Djibouti, Ethiopia
Somaliland President Riyale, accompanied by a number of his cabinet Ministers, left the port city of Berbera early today and is expected to meet top business, religious and political leaders of Djibouti, Ethiopia and South Africa on his round trip.
President Riyale was reportedly given an official welcome at Djibouti airport where he had arrived at 11 AM local time.
Somaliland, a former British Protectorate united with the former Italian Somalia in July 1960 to form the Somali Republic, unilaterally restored its sovereignty after the 1991 collapse of Siyad Barre's dictatorial regime, which especially had victimised Somalilanders.
www.afrol.com /articles/15380   (660 words)

 Resource Information Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Subsequently the international community has refused recognition, despite Somaliland’s being the only part of what was known as the country of Somalia that has maintained a functioning government (AP 7 April 1996; Flint 1993).
Mohamed Ibrahim Egal has been President of Somaliland since May 1993, winning elections among clan elders in 1993, 1995, and 1997 (AFP 20 Apr. 1995; AP 24 Feb. 1997).
The BBC and other sources reported clashes between Somaliland armed forces and the Issa clan (a sub-clan of the Dir) in a small area bordering Djibouti in August 1995 (Radio France International 10 Aug.1995).
uscis.gov /graphics/services/asylum/ric/documentation/SOM99001.htm   (1170 words)

 IRIN Interview With Muhammad Ibrahim Egal, President of Somaliland
Somalis in the self-declared state of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia, will be asked on 31 May to vote on a new constitution which includes an article on territorial independence.
There were many Somalilanders who were loyal to Siyad Barre, who worked with him—but I don’t think they [were] confidants in terms of what was happening in the north.
It is true that in the meeting in Burao in 1991 an assembly consisting of all the clans of Somaliland had been brought together by the SNM [Somali National Movement].
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/33/111.html   (1668 words)

 Somaliland president dies in S.Africa hospital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The South African Press Association said the 73-year-old president was admitted to hospital on Thursday and had a bowel operation early on Friday.
The self-declared republic of Somaliland is a relatively stable enclave in otherwise anarchic Somalia.
Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991, but it has not been recognised internationally.
www.namibian.com.na /2002/may/africa/025A653777.html   (146 words)

 Saylac | Somalia News and Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The president of Somaliland has raised the stakes in the war-scarred Horn of Africa, saying he would not cooperate with long-term foe, new Somalia President Abdullahi Yusuf.
Somaliland, an enclave on the Gulf of Aden, declared independence from anarchic Somalia in 1991 and has since enjoyed relative peace but is unrecognised internationally.
Somaliland has fought sporadic clashes with Puntland for years over the ownership of eastern areas of Somaliland which Puntland's leaders claim as their own on the basis of ethnicity.
saylac.com /news/noyusuf.htm   (576 words)

 afrol News - Somaliland President sacks Commerce Minister
Awdal News Network / afrol News, 4 May - Somaliland President Dahir Riyale Kahin yesterday sacked his Minister of Commerce Mohammed Hashi Elmi for "lack of cooperation," according to Abdi Idris Duale, the spokesman of the President of the breakaway republic.
He added that Somaliland President Riyale had asked Mr Hasan Wadaad, Deputy Minister of Commerce, to be in charge of the Ministry until a new Minister is appointed.
Somaliland's economy was largely affected by a several year old ban on its livestock exports by Saudi Arabia, the traditional and largest market for Somaliland's livestock.
www.afrol.com /articles/12170   (387 words)

 Somaliland Policy & Reconstruction Institute - SOPRI
The Somaliland Policy & Reconstruction Institute (SOPRI), a non- partisan organization based in Los Angeles in collaboration with the Californian Somaliland Community applauds the visit of Somaliland President Dahir Rayale Kahin to London at the invitation of the British government.
We are also gratified by the great sense of unity demonstrated by the Somaliland communities in England and the rest of Europe to give solidarity to the President and his delegation and to show the British government and people their enthusiasm for reclaiming their nationhood.
We hope the Presidents historic visit to Great Britain will be a harbinger for more dialogue between the Somaliland leaders and other western democracies and also with African and Middle Eastern countries and to be precursor to eventual international recognition for the Somaliland State.
www.sopri.org /archive.aspx?doc=president_riyales_london_trip   (330 words)

 Lesnouvelles Interviews President of Somaliland
President, your country has to face two major problems, the absence of recognition and the economy hampered by the ban on cattle exports enforced by your traditional buyers like Saudi Arabia...
There was an agreement to be signed between Somaliland and Somalia in 1960 and to be ratified by the two Parliaments.
And this people of Somaliland have proved by referendum, 97 % of it, that Somaliland wants to be alone and not be united anymore with Somalia.
www.somalilandtimes.net /2003/51/5101.htm   (1501 words)

Commenting on his meeting today with the Somaliland president, Hon Muhammad Ibrahim Egal, the ambassador said they discussed ways of promoting the ties between the two countries and how Egypt could assist Somaliland, especially in the fields of health, agriculture, education and trade.
The Somaliland ministers of foreign affairs and education, who attended the press conference, said Somaliland's stand on the Djibouti reconciliation conference was very clear and it would not participate the meeting.
The two ministers stressed that with the current situation in southern Somalia it was not possible for Somaliland to participate in the Djibouti reconciliation conference.
www.somaliawatch.org /archive/000328105.htm   (313 words)

 Editor imprisoned in Somaliland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Somaliland attorney-general had accused the editor of "fabrications and baseless reports".
A humanitarian source in Hargeysa told IRIN the paper had published an article claiming that Somaliland President Dahir Riyale Kahin had, during a recent visit to Djibouti, signed a secret pact with Djibouti President Ismael Omar Gelleh.
The opposition Party SAHAN issued a statement on Thursday condemning the imprisonment of the journalist, and called upon the president of Somaliland not to encourage the suppression of press freedoms, the source added.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=29596   (316 words)

 Atricle5.4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mohamed Ibrahim Egal, the President of the breakaway area of Somaliland, died in a South African military hospital on May 3.
Egal had been President of Somaliland since 1993 when the House of Elders, which acts as a parliament, chose him.
The breakaway republic of Somaliland began a weeklong period of national mourning to observe the death of their President.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~jmroth/somalia5.4   (169 words)

 The African Star
Somaliland president, Dahir Rayale Kahin,was among dignitaries at the graduation ceremony of 60 studentss.
The president congratulated the students and their professors for their effort in the university.
The president gave a history of education in Somaliland.
www.chss.iup.edu /certj/Sompres.htm   (135 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Legislative elections in the self-declared republic of Somaliland on Thursday were generally conducted in a peaceful, free and fair manner but fell short of several international standards, international observers said >>> read more
Residents of the breakaway Somaliland voted on Thursday in the first multiparty parliamentary elections since the region separated from Somalia more than a decade ago >>> read more
Breakaway Somaliland's ruling party won the most seats in its first multiparty parliamentary elections since it separated from Somalia more than a decade ago, according to provisional results released Saturday by election officials >>> read more
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=60&par=1898   (340 words)

 Welcome to Somaliland International Recognition Action Group
Somalia is the cause of underdevelopment of Somaliland
Somaliland: Stability amid economic woe As UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's Commission for Africa published its report on stimulating development in March 2005, the BBC's Rob Walker visited Somaliland - part of Somalia until it declared independence in 1991- to see how it is faring.
Press Release, Somaliland's Case Deserves to be heard by the International Community, SIRAG, The recent visit extended to the President of the Republic of Somaliland His Excellency Dahir Rayaale Kahin and his delegates to represent Somaliland's case to the House of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Britain will indeed mark a historic visit.
www.sirag.org.uk   (5272 words)

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