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  Togdheer Online - Somaliland Flag
British Somaliland or Somaliland protectorate was a British protectorate on the South shore of the Gulf of Aden with (1952) 176.113 km2 and 500.000 inhabitants, capital: Hargeisa.
Somaliland attained her independence on June 26th, 1960 and united with former Italian Somalia in July 1st of the same year to form independent Republic of Somalia.
This is the flag of former Republic of Somalia (Somaliland and Somalia) from 1960 to 1991.
www.togdheer.com /somaliland/flag.shtml   (388 words)

 Togdheer Online - Somaliland Profile
It shares borders with Republic of Djibouti to the west, Federal Republic of Ethiopia to the south and Somalia to the east.
Somaliland has a coastal line to the north of the country which extends 460 miles along the Red Sea.
After the collapse of the Somali Republic, the people of Somaliland held a congress in which it was decided to withdraw from the Union with Somalia and to reinstate Somaliland's sovereignty.
www.togdheer.com /somaliland/sprofile.shtml   (905 words)

Somaliland has been a peaceful country before unity with the south and has enjoyed a unique character as an individual state for centuries.
This included flattening the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa, using a combination of artillery, South African mercenaries and bomber aircraft that took off from the airport on the outskirts of the city.
The secessionists disassociated Somaliland from the south, and argued that independence was based on atrocities inflicted by the region by the previous system.
uk.geocities.com /adam_dubad   (582 words)

 SOMALILAND, Landmine Monitor Report 1999
Soon after the fall of the of the Siyad Barre regime of the Somali Democratic Republic in 1991, Somaliland, which comprised the northern five regions of united Somalia, proclaimed its independence, claiming the same territory that was ruled by the United Kingdom as the British Protectorate of Somaliland until 1960.
Somaliland authorities give every indication that they are willing to unilaterally observe the MBT and all of its obligations, including the expeditious destruction of landmine stocks of its national army.
Somaliland’s status as a self-declared republic that has received no international recognition has made it very difficult to attract bilateral assistance or funding from the international community for demining or other mine action projects.
www.icbl.org /lm/1999/somaliland.html   (2984 words)

 Somaliland Net:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It must at least bring the agenda of the Republic of Somaliland to the table, it must ask the people of Somaliland what their aspiration is and generally, the AU must be at the forefront to comprehend the different issues revolving around the Horn of Africa in general and that of Somaliland in particular.
Somaliland suffered enormously under the brutal Said Bare's dictatorship, its people flee as refugees everywhere, every infrastructure-school, hospitals, roads, telecommunication, etc. were destroyed and devastated to the core and the remnants are there for exhibit.
Somaliland's resounding rejection of the constitution in the referendum of 1961 was an abrogation of the Union.
www.somalilandnet.com /somaliland_voice/articles/13165.shtml   (1387 words)

 KULMIYE Party Of Somaliland
Hargeysa (HRG) – Ergadii Golaha Guurtida Somaliland ee dhexdhexaadinta Mucaaradka iyo Xukuumadda, ayaa maanta ku dhawaaqay natiijada go’aankii dhexdhexaadintooda.
Xisbiga KULMIYE Ayaa Ku Baaqaya In Deg Deg Loogu Gurmado Gobalada Somaliland Ee Abaarta Ba'ani Saamayaysay
www.kulmiye.com   (5085 words)

 Somaliland Republic : Country Profile
Somaliland is situated on the eastern horn of Africa and lies between the 08°00' - 11°30' parallel north of the equator and between 42°30' - 49°00' meridian east of the Greenwich.
Somaliland is about the size of England and Wales with an area of 137,600km² (68,000 sq.
Hargeisa is the capital of Somaliland with an estimated population of 0.45 million.
www.somalilandgov.com /cprofile.htm   (930 words)

 Hutt River Independent
The Republic of Somaliland is a De-facto State and shares borders with the Republic of Djibouti to the west, Federal Republic of Ethiopia to the south and Somalia to the east.
The Republic of Somaliland was known as the Somaliland Protectorate under the British rule from 1884 until June, 26th 1960 when Somaliland got its independence from Britain.
After the collapse of the Somali Republic, the people of Somaliland held a referendum in which it was decided to withdraw from the Union with Somalia and to declare independence.
www.angelfire.com /wa3/hri/somaliland.html   (161 words)

 Somaliland: Ten Years On | BBC World Service
Somaliland is believed to have rich oil deposits in the coastal region but companies interested in exploring them are hindered by the lack of proper insurance for their equipment and personnel.
The territory of the Republic of Somaliland covers the same area as that of the former Somaliland Protectorate and is located between Latitude 8' to 11' 30' north of the equator and Longitude 42' 45 to 49' East…
The Republic of Somaliland is bordered by the Gulf of Aden to the north; Somalia to the east; the Federal Republic of Ethiopia to the south and the west; and the Republic of Djibouti to the north west.
www.bbc.co.uk /worldservice/people/highlights/010430_somaliland.shtml   (1003 words)

Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991, and most Somalilanders are now preoccupied with the question of international recognition.
            Somaliland chose not to participate in the process aimed at unifying Somali factions that was initiated by the government of Djibouti in 2000 in the Djiboutian town of Arta.
Somaliland has borrowed an electoral model that uses municipal elections to determine which parties may participate in the national elections.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2002/11/29-11-02/Somaliland.htm   (5321 words)

 Somaliland Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
With the collapse of the Somali Democratic Republic in 1991 and the spectacular debacle of the UN peacekeeping mission that followed, Somalia became the textbook example of a "failed state." The war-torn country has lacked an operating central government ever since.
On May 18 of the same year that Somalia "failed" as a state, "the Republic of Somaliland" declared its independence, and a two-year transitional government was formed with the SNM chairman as interim president.
While the African Union refuses to acknowledge Somaliland's "secession" from the former Somali Republic, Somalilanders have long argued that their current territory is nothing if not consistent with the colonial borders recognized for those five fateful days of post-colonial independence.
somalilandweb.blogdrive.com /archive/188.html   (2667 words)

 Somaliland History
Formerly the British Somaliland Protectorate, shortly after gaining independence on June 26, 1960, British Somaliland merged with Italian Somaliland on July 1 of that year to form Somalia.
The prime minister of British Somaliland, Muhammed Ibrahim Egal, became a minister in the new republic of Somalia.
In 1991, after the collapse of the government in Somalia, the territory asserted its independence as the Republic of Somaliland, at a meeting of clan elders in the town of Burao.
www.world66.com /africa/somaliland/history   (1232 words)

 Somaliland: Aniis Abdillhe Essa Presents Document for the Recognition of the Somaliland Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Furthermore, the North “Somaliland” decisively rejected the draft constitution in a referendum evidencing a permanent rift between north and south.
It is to be noted that Somaliland has the potential of solving longstanding regional disputes with Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti, due to its acceptance of colonial borders and close ties with Ethiopia.
It is evident that Somaliland possesses all the attributes of statehood.
www.unpo.org /article.php?id=5282   (1722 words)

 Somaliland: Ten Years of Freedom
Somalia—When the people of Somaliland returned to their homes in 1991, mostly from neighbouring Ethiopia, where they had fled en masse in 1988 from Barre of Somalia’s genocidal pogroms, they came back to a devastated land: their cities were in rubble and the country a wasteland riddled with more than 2,000,000 deliberately planted mines.
Somaliland has also forged unique democratic institutions that African countries should well heed to copy; its bicameral parliament is a combination of both tradition and modernism; the senate consists of traditional elders, whereas the house of representatives consists of modern day representatives.
While Somaliland has so far coped well with being outside of the major international organizations, it needs to be part of international institutions such as the international monetary systems, the International Postal Union, and other world organizations to continue the economic growth and attract international investors.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/33/109.html   (1369 words)

 Somaliland leader warns Islamists
HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) - The president of the breakaway republic of Somaliland played down the rise of Islamic militants in the region but said if they tried to destabilise his territory they would be treated as an enemy.
Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 and has been relatively peaceful and stable compared with the rest of Somalia, which descended into anarchy following the 1991 overthrow of longtime dictator Mohamed Siad Barre by warlords.
Mr Kahin said Somaliland was not going to seek to rejoin Somalia because for 30 years they were a union, "and it ended in disaster.
www.hiiraan.com /news2/2006/oct/somaliland_leader_warns_islamists.aspx   (652 words)

 Somaliland travel guide - Wikitravel
Somaliland is an unrecognized state in the northwest of Somalia.
Hargeisa is the capital city of Somaliland, and is perhaps the safest city in all of Somaliland.
The official language of The Republic of Somaliland is Somali, and the second language is Arabic.
wikitravel.org /en/Somaliland   (825 words)

Somaliland is located on the eastern Horn of Africa.
Somaliland occupies the same land area controlled by The British Colonial Rulers before 1960.
Seat of governmnet was moved from Hargeisa to Mogadishu for the first time on 1 July 1960 after the union was announced, however Somaliland withdrew from that failed union on 18 May 1991 and the nation's capital is once again moved back to Hargeisa.
www.somaliland.org /somaliland.asp   (96 words)

 BBC NEWS | 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 /2/hi/africa/country_profiles/3794847.stm   (533 words)

 Somaliland's Case Deserves to be heard by the Internationally Community
The rebirth of the Sate of Somaliland confirms with the AU charter since Somaliland has reclaimed her independence within the boundaries inherited from the colonial borders of the Ex-British Somaliland.
The state of Somaliland was a British Protectorate under the British rule from 1884 until 26th June 1960 and as a result got its independence on 26th June 1960 from the United Kingdom of Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
Somaliland has fulfilled all the requirements of statehood as well as adhering to internationally accepted norms of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
www.sirag.org.uk /somaliland-case-uk-parliament.htm   (1666 words)

 A short history of Somaliland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Present-day Somaliland is part of an Arab sultanate since the seventh century and becomes part of Muscat in the seventeenth century.
The northern coast is occupied by Egypt between 1875 and 1887: in that year Britain establishes the Protectorate of British Somaliland, subordinate to Aden.
Somalia is renamed Somali Republic but the state ceases to exist: Somalia dissolves into civil war and clan banditry.
www.electionworld.org /history/somaliland.htm   (375 words)

 Somalia Somaliland on the Internet
A non-profit community hospital for the Republic of Somaliland.
Has a country profile, documents on political developments in Somaliland such as the results of the Somaliland May 31, 2001 constitutional referendum, a report on the Somaliland National Referendum, May 31, 2001, in Adobe PDF, text of the Constitution.
"Somaliland Republic, bordered to the east by Somalia, Ethiopia to the south, and Djibouti to the west, corresponds to the former colonial territory of British Somaliland Protectorate." Has their flag, many full text articles on history, politics, the society, the civil war, economy, clanship, literature, khat, women.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/somalia.html   (6591 words)

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A spokesman for the President of the Republic of Somaliland said "state of alert for our forces is underway and will continue until Abdullah Youssef forces leave our lands," adding that fighting stopped because of the heavy rainfall.
A spokesman for the defense ministry in the Republic of Somaliland said that the result of the clashes which erupted on Friday tolled killing 109 persons.
However, the forces of the Republic of Somaliland drove away the invading militia, which suferred heavy casualties.
www.lycos.com /info/somaliland--somali-republic.html   (499 words)

 The Head Heeb: The case for Somaliland
Somaliland, which occupies the territory that was known as British Somaliland during the colonial era, is under increasing international pressure to join the Nairobi peace talks.
A constitutional convention continued to meet with the goal of facilitating Somaliland's transition from a tribally-based republic to a democracy, and the final draft of a permanent constitution was completed in 2000.
Somaliland went through a period of localised civil war in 1994 to 1996, but has largely avoided the bitter factional fighting to which Mogadishu and parts of the south have been subjected.
headheeb.blogmosis.com /archives/014849.html   (2581 words)

 Somaliland (Somalia)
The new flag of Somaliland, the former British part of Somalia which declared its independence some years ago, is three equal horizontal stripes of green-white-red.
The current Somaliland flag may have been introduced after the proclamation of independence on 1991-05-18, because I have seen some images of the independence proclamation (unclear images on a TV documentary) and the flag hoisted was horizontal red, white, green in proportions 1:2:1.
The National Flag of Somaliland is white in colour with a green circle in its centre, encircling the green circle and written in Arabic is the attestation to the one-ness of God, 'There is no God but ALLAH and MOHAMMED is his messenger'.
flagspot.net /flags/so-mlan.html   (1173 words)

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The outcome of that conference is an attempts to impose on the whole of former Somali Republic, including Somaliland and Puntland, a group of people who have no legitimacy anywhere in the country and who have little or no solid presence on the ground.
The Government of Somaliland has started an investigation in to this heinous crime and will leave no stone unturned to apprehend and bring to justice the individual who committed this act.
The people and government of Somaliland are united in ensuring the continuity of peace and tranquility in the country.
www.lycos.com /info/somaliland--countries.html   (585 words)

 Africa - Coins of Somaliland
“The Republic of Somaliland” was declared on May 18th 1991, when the part of Somalia that had once been a protectorate of Great Britain declared itself to be a sovereign and independent nation.
The level of success of the introduction of the EACB monies to British Somaliland was such that in 1948 (the year in which the military administration of British Somaliland ended) both East African Shillings and Indian Rupees were in use (Source -World History at KMLA, page entitled History of Somaliland, on the internet at http://www.stabi.hs-bremerhaven.de/whkmla/region/eastafrica/somaliland193960.html).
Somaliland gained its independence from the British on June 26th 1960, it joined Somalia (which had once been Italian Somaliland) on July 1st 1960 to form the Somali Republic.
www.wbcc.fsnet.co.uk /af-sol.htm   (2382 words)

 Position of the Republic of Somaliland On the Djibouti Peace Initiative on Somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Somaliland has reverted to the status ante quo 26 June, 1960, and is determined to maintain
Somaliland appreciates that the Djibouti Initiative was inspired by the speech of the
Somaliland will resist to the utmost any attempt to drag it into the quagmire of the anarchy and chaos that characterizes current conditions in Somalia.
www.somaliawatch.org /archive/000310601.htm   (841 words)

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