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Through Jawahir’s Efforts, Somaliland Gets New Friends In Africa
ISSUE 119
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Headlines

- Through Jawahir’s Efforts, Somaliland Gets New Friends In Africa

- Mr. Gunnar Kraft meets with Somaliland organizations
- Jama Yare and Sifir Lobbying For Isak Seats at Nairobi Talks

- ONLF Burns Down Two Trucks Owned By Somalilanders

- Oil Boom In East Africa Predicted

- UK Advises Against Travel To Somaliland

Health

- 'The Children Were Always Having Chest Infections'

International News

- No Entry For Kenyans; Declares Somali
- Faction Leaders Plan Separate Conference in Jowhar

- Somali Students Push For Acceptance

- Old Guard Helps With Flood Recovery In Djibouti

- 6 Killed in Clan Clashes

- Foe Of Somalis In Maine Guilty Of Murder Plot

- Religious Row Over Aid In Somalia

- Learning Language, Happy To Be Here, 'To Save Our Lives'

- Terrorists Could Use Somalia

- Between Somalia And Nigeria

- Worth The Paper It's Written On?

Peace Talks

- Somali Peace Talks Set to Resume

People

- Bakoko Scoops UN Award

Editorial & Opinions

- Jama Yare, Sifir and Aw Hasan do not represent Somaliland

- ONLF And Al-Itihad, Two Faces Of The Same Coin

- Education Programme

- War Through The Eyes Of Somali Women

- The Poisoning Of Somaliland Politics

- Meet Somalis In The UK

- Jamhuuriya And Its Readers Have Jumped To The Wrong Conclusion

- Government Sponsored Crises In Hargeisa City Council


Johannesburg, April 1, 2004 (SL Times) – Somaliland diplomat Jawahir Mohamed Ali Sheikh Madar has in the last 2 months discussed the issue o Somaliland’s independence and recognition with a number of prominent African leaders, ministers and diplomats.

Last Wednesday, Jawahir met with Zambian foreign minister Kolombo Mwanza.

Also, last Wednesday, Jawahir was at a party thrown in honor of former Zambian President, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, on the occasion of his birthday. The party was attended by former South African President, Nelson Mandela, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, Mozambican President, Joaquim Chissano, King of Swaziland, Mswati III, South Africa's first lady, Mrs. Mbeki, late ANC leader Oliver Tambo’s widow, South African Vice President, Jacob Zuma, and many other prominent dignitaries.

“It was a unique opportunity to make contacts and spread information about Somaliland,” Jawahir said.

Dr. Kaunda sits on the board of directors of Rova Energy Corporation, in which Jawahir’s husband Andy and the South African businessman, Tokyo Sexwalli are shareholders. The company was granted an oil and gas concession in Somaliland’s block 4 east of Berbera.

On Thursday, she briefed the Congolese Foreign Affairs minister Mr. Rodolphe Adada on the situation in Somaliland and why the country needs to be recognized.

Jawahir declined to speak about the results of her diplomatic campaign, saying that she will have to brief Somaliland leaders first.


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