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Topic: Regions of Somaliland

  Somaliland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Somaliland (Somali: Soomaaliland) is an unrecognized de facto state located in northwest Somalia in the Horn of Africa.
Somaliland boasts a constitution, a functional parliament and government ministries, an army, a police force, judiciary, and many of the signs of statehood, including a flag, currency, and passports.
Moreover, the large part of Somalilanders still harbour vivid memories of a predatory and extractive central state and are therefore wary of the construction of any strong central authority; this is evident in the importance placed on the role of the regional councils in dealing with local problems.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Somaliland   (992 words)

 Encyclopedia: Somaliland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Awdal is a region (gobolka) in northern Somalia.
Saaxil (Sahel) is a region (gobolka) in northern Somaliland.
Woqooyi Galbeed is a region (gobolka) in northern Somalia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Somaliland   (2479 words)

 SOMALILAND - LoveToKnow Article on SOMALILAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Inland the limits of Somaliland correspond roughly with the Shoan and Harrar Hills, and the Galla district south of Shoa and east of Lake Rudolf.
Somaliland was not generally adopted as the name of the country until the early years of the I9th century.
GeologyThe Somaliland plateau is chiefly composed of gneiss and schist.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SO/SOMALILAND.htm   (1533 words)

 Somaliland Web
The Honourable president of The Republic of Somaliland On 7th of December, 2002, the President of the Republic of Somaliland Hon.
Sool is one of the six regions of Somaliland, historically and geograpically.
Somalilands autonomy is not to be compromised by anybody since thousands of inocent civilians were massacared by these criminals.
www.geocities.com /somalilandfr/openletterputland.html   (711 words)

 Somaliland Forum
Again, Sool region doesn't depend solely on Tugdheer for her trade and the trade between Sool and Tugdheer is limited and doesn't justify the illegal act of promoting a foreign currency at the expense of the national currency.
Somaliland is a dejure State, democracy is flourishing, the institutions are functioning and the press is free.
Somaliland is over ten years old; she has survived brief civil war, the banning of livestock export, and the sudden death of a legend.
www.somalilandforum.com /opinions/in_god_we_trust.htm   (2715 words)

 Read about Somaliland at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Somaliland and learn about Somaliland here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ibrahim Egal, became a minister in the new republic of Somalia.
Somaliland is trying to declare independency but without Sanag and Sool it is lacking in the land needed to make the state economically viable.
Hargeisa at 500,000 to 800,000, although these estimates are unreliable as a result of no census having been taken recently, and the rapid urbanisation in the Somalia and Somaliland regions since 1991.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Somaliland   (364 words)

 UNDP-POGAR: Country Index: Decentralization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The autonomous region of Puntland, previously hostile to the TPA, is a signatory to the federal charter, though its president, Abdullahi Yusuf, has expressed disatisfaction with the method of selection of parliamentary ministers.
Stability in these two regions was undermined somewhat in late 2003 when Puntland claimed dominion over the Sanaag and Sool regions of Somaliland, taking the city of Las Anod by force.
In this federal model, Somaliland and Puntland are seen as the institutional model for the other regions, but several challenges exist in the central and southern regions.
www.undp-pogar.org /countries/decentralization.asp?cid=17   (810 words)

 Somaliland Web
Somaliland, an autonomous region to the north of Somalia, proclaimed itself independent in 1991 after three years of civil war to the south had resulted in the collapse of any functioning state.
Somaliland can now claim to have another feature of a functioning and democratic state, in sharp contrast to Somalia’s capital Mogadishu: on 29 September 2005 it held parliamentary elections, the first in Somalia since before the 1969 coup that brought the dictator Siad Barre to power.
One result is that a Somalilander can vote in any polling station in the country, whether or not he or she lives in or has visited the area.
somalilandweb.blogdrive.com   (6634 words)

 Somaliland Does NOT Recognize...
Somaliland has resolved all its internal conflicts peacefully with the help of its traditional leaders, religious notables, politicians and civil society in a spirit of solidarity and national sovereignty.
Somaliland’s initial suspicions about the intentions of the sponsors of the Arta conference and their collaborators have now been confirmed by the belligerent stand that Mr.
Somaliland is a peace-loving country that is eager to join the UN family of nations and to establish friendly relations with all countries based on mutual respect, international cooperation and non-interference in internal affairs of others.
www.somaliawatch.org /archiveoct00/001110201.htm   (2836 words)

 Somaliland, Landmine Monitor Report 2003
Somaliland is not recognized by the international community as an independent state, and therefore cannot accede to the Mine Ban Treaty.
As early as 1997, Somaliland authorities expressed their commitment to the Mine Ban Treaty and on 1 March 1999, its House of Representatives passed a resolution in favor of a total ban of landmines.
Somaliland does not produce landmines and there have been no indications that it has exported or acquired new landmine stocks.
www.icbl.org /lm/2003/somaliland.html   (2648 words)

Togdheer is a region (gobolka) in northern Somalia.
It is bordered by Ethiopia and the Somalian regions of Woqooyi Galbeed, Sanaag and Sool.
Togdheer is one of the five regions of the self-proclaimed but internationally unrecognized Republic of Somaliland (former British Somaliland).
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/t/to/togdheer.html   (100 words)

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The alleged reason for these unprovoked attacks on Somaliland cities and, Somaliland President was Warlord Abdillahi yusuf's absurd claim that Sool is part of his Puntland administration when, in fact, Sool is one of the six regions of Somaliland, historically and legally.
Moreover, the republic of Somaliland, as demonstrated by the achievements in the past 11 years, is a democratic country which is preparing for its first-ever local and national elections since it reclaimed its independence from Somalia in 1991.
In the 11 years that passed, Somaliland built a successful vibrant democratic country that is today a shining example to the rest of the country's in the region.
somalilandforum.com /slf/press_release/20021209_slf_ec_007_0203.html   (636 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Country profiles | Regions and territories: Somaliland
Somaliland is in dispute with the neighbouring autonomous Somali region of Puntland over the Sanaag and Sool areas, some of whose inhabitants owe their allegiance to Puntland.
Somaliland was independent for a few days in 1960, between the end of British colonial rule and its union with the former Italian colony of Somalia.
Somaliland's leaders saw the election as the culmination of a democratic process which, they hoped, would better the chances of international recognition.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/3794847.stm   (486 words)

 SOMALILAND, Landmine Monitor Report 2001
Somaliland also participated, as an observer, in the Horn of Africa/Gulf of Aden States conference on landmines held in Djibouti 16-18 November 2000.
Somaliland does not produce or export antipersonnel mines, nor does it appear to be a transit point for landmines.
In Somaliland, the Ministry of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement (MRRR) is responsible for overseeing mine action and it has established a National Demining Agency, which is charged with responsibility for policy on mine action.
www.icbl.org /lm/2001/somaliland   (1761 words)

 Somaliland National Youth Organization
Somaliland Youth Society (SYS) - is one of the leading organizations campaigning against the use of Khat among Somaliland youth.
Somaliland Youth Voluntary Organization (SOYVO) - SOYVO's dream is to have a united Burao.
SONYO youth umbrella is a membership-based coalition of 32 organizations from Hargeisa, Awdal, Togdheer, Sahil, Sool and Sanaag regions of Somaliland.
www.sonyoumbrella.blogspot.com   (395 words)

 Somaliland Times
In other words the 1960 Union between the two independent states of Somaliland (Ex-British Protectorate) and Somalia (Ex- Italian colony) had actually existed in violation of AU charter, as the merger removed the colonial boundary lines drawn by the former British and Italian colonial powers that the AU considers tampering with a taboo.
Somaliland historians and political analysts including myself should feel a sense of uneasiness and sadness that we were unable to record from him while he was alive in a historical and analytical manner of his reflections of the Somaliland political history, the general Somali situation as well as his personal experience during his life time.
It is true that Somaliland (with indifferent International community that has denied it recognition and with hyenas lurking on its east, west and north borders -Somalia, Djibouti and Arabia- that wishes to tear it to pieces) is undergoing dire economic difficulties.
www.somalilandtimes.net /Archive/Archive/00003300.htm   (11832 words)

 AllPuntland News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
But by the same token their efforts at secession endanger the prospects for lasting peace, prosperity and security in the region inasmuch as they claim the lands of people who are as vehemently opposed to the secession as they are commited to it.
Given that the rationale for Somaliland secession is the horrors and genocide inflicted by that regime, one would have safely assumed that the people and government of Somaliland would distance themselves, if not actually prosecute, the leadership of the government that heaped so much hurt and misery upon them.
Somaliland was created as a result of Isaaq chauvinism and tribal animus, and overarching hatred and suspicion against their fellow Somalis who suffered and endured a fate as harsh if not harsher than theirs during Somalia's long night of tyrannous captivity.
www.allpuntland.com /news1/eng/news_item.asp?NewsID=1012   (1628 words)

 Food Security Highlights - Northwest and Awdal - February 2000
During this period, the livestock arriving from Ethiopia and other regions of Somaliland has pressurized the availability of pasture and grazing.
Within the region(s) herders moved their livestock to the mountainous areas and to the plateaus extending along the Ethiopian border.
In most parts of the region, the sale of charcoal was observed to have become a coping mechanism.
www.somaliawatch.org /archive/000310604.htm   (1005 words)

 ipedia.com: Sool Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It is bordered by Ethiopia and the Somalian regions of Togdheer, Sanaag, Bari and Nugaal.
Sool is a region (gobolka) in northern Somalia.
Sool is one of the five regions of the self-proclaimed but internationally unrecognized Republic of Somaliland (former British Somaliland).
www.ipedia.com /sool.html   (103 words)

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The average incomes in Somaliland have dramatically increased after the war and are now significantly higher than those in the regions of Somalia, according to a joint study by the World Bank and UNDP.
The study says the regions around Mogadishu were richer before the war because of heavy concentrations of commerce, industry and services.
The North-west region (Hargeisa and Sahil) is the richest with average incomes three times the level in the poorer regions such as Mudug, Gedo, Bay and Bakool.
www.wakiil.com /Article3.html   (355 words)

 A taste of Africa: April 2003 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Somaliland was deprived of good educational facilities during the Siad Barre regime, since most of the universities and better quality schools were located in Mogadishu, in the south, in Somalia.
Somaliland is experiencing the birth of democracy after going through a war that killed thousands of its people and pushed Somalis to flee outside the country.
Somaliland's Minister of Pastoral Development and Environment Muhammad Muse Awale announced that this self-declared republic would suffer water and food shortages because of the seeming drought experienced by the pastoralist in the rural areas.
jadedafrica.dekarabaw.com /archives/2003_04.html   (11759 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | Somaliland warns Somalia's leader
Somaliland, which has declared its independence, is fiercely opposed to Mr Abdullahi who claims two regions within Somaliland belong to Somalia.
The region has refused to participate in the peace process in neighbouring Kenya and has reiterated its sovereignty.
According to the BBC's Husein Ali Nuur in Hargeisa, the Somaliland government has urged the international community to find a solution to the problem of Somaliland before there is any confrontation.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/3736644.stm   (529 words)

 Thirteen die of measles in Awdal region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ali Sheikh Omar, director of communicable disease control in Somaliland, said a team was being dispatched to the affected areas.
The people in the region, he added, had never been vaccinated against measles because they were inaccessible.
The coverage of measles vaccination in the region, however, is insufficient to stop the spread of the disease, which is transmitted through person-to-person contact or through nasal and throat secretions.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=50074   (400 words)

 The Somaliland Times - Issue 80
Somaliland is an example of success; all it needs is to have common ground officially among the rest of the world.
In the case of Somaliland a union that was illegal to begin with should not he upheld at any cost.
WASHINGTON DC, 13 Oct. 2004 (The Defense and Foreign Affairs Daily) – Col. Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, 67, the military ruler of Somalia's Puntland region, was elected on October 10, 2004, by the newly-installed Parliament (in exile in Nairobi, Kenya) as the President of Somalia.
www.somalilandtimes.net /2003/143/14300.shtml   (2595 words)

 Somaliland Youth Voluntary Organization (SOYVO)
SOYVO implemented the Survey of Burao Schools Registration, this survey was funded by UNICEF, and it was begun on 25th July to finished 02/ August 2005 at Burao, this town is a second largest population in Somaliland and mostly its population was returnees from neighbor refugee camps.
The main aim of the workshop is to educate young people on the important role of the youth in protecting peace and security in the region.
Somaliland jails suffer from inhumane and unsanitary conditions leaving the prisoners in dire condition.
www.soyvo.blogspot.com   (1738 words)

 inside somaliland: The Test   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
International observers (all of them unofficial delegates of their respective countries) from South Africa, Belgium, Ethiopia, UK will roam the various regions of Somaliland tomorrow, April 14 to monitor the conduct of Somaliland's first multi-party Presidential elections.
The three contending parties, Kulmiye, UDUB and UCID will finally know the real score as Somalilanders flock to the polling places to cast their votes.
Whatever the turn out would be, one thing is clear, if pulled through peacefully and orderly, Somaliland will once again prove the strength of their spirit as a nation.
insidesomaliland.blogtales.com /archives/000070.html   (510 words)

 The African Star
Somaliland journalists talk about the role of the mass media in their country
Since rebuilding of this nation started from zero, the media in Somaliland change from time to time, and today its functions is a concrete.
Somaliland focus on political issues, news events foreign and urban issues.
www.chss.iup.edu /certj/hassan2005.htm   (677 words)

 Welcome banadir.com
Factional violence and leadership feuds, the scourge of Mogadishu since the toppling in 1991 of the regime of dictator Siad Barre, are now begining to rear their heads in the relatively peaceful self-declared autonomous regions of Somaliland and Puntland.
Few expatriate aid workers are permanently stationed in Somalia since the kidnapping in March 2001 of two UN staff by gunmen, who freed them in Mogadishu after a week in captivity.
In Somaliland, Egal has also been in a power struggle with clan elders opposed to his rule.
www.banadir.com /salat_fails.shtml   (451 words)

 SOMALILAND - Online Information article about SOMALILAND
The Hawiya domain comprises the Ogaden plateau and the region generally between the Nogal and Webi-Shebeli rivers.
In 1902-1903 a survey of the Galla-Somali borderlands between Lake Rudolf and the upper Juba was executed by Captain P. Maud of the British army.
ate and of the adjacent districts of Italian Somaliland.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SIV_SOU/SOMALILAND.html   (4359 words)

The case becomes more of a concern with the recent reports that the Somaliland government said it would use force if its borders are threatened after the election of Somalia’s new president, whose government is fiercely opposed to Mr Abdullahi who claims two regions within Somaliland belong to Somalia.
Othman openly requested that his mission not be seen a call for complete political recognition of Somaliland, which is something he greatly desires, but rather to enhance bilateral trade relations with Somaliland.
However, in total contrast to the Yemeni unity, Somaliland decided to breakaway from the country in 1991, and in fact was the first country who recognized the self-proclaimed independence of South Yemen during the 1994 civil war, causing the issue of having political relations with Somaliland extremely difficult.
www.somaliland.org /ns.asp?ID=04101801   (1171 words)

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