Rayale Kahin Pardons Demonstrators
Hargeisa, June 16, 2004 (SL Times) – Wednesday, the President of Somaliland, Dahir Riyale Kahin,
granted amnesty to people who created
disturbances on the national day (18 May) and were in custody.
Convicts And Sentences 30 Ethiopian Rebels To Five Years In Prison
Hargeisa, June 17, 2004 (AP WorldStream) – A court in Hargeisa
convicted 30 members of an Ethiopian rebel group for plotting attacks
against Ethiopia from neighboring Somaliland and sentenced them to
between two and five years in prison.
UN Envoy Says Mbagathi Talks Concern Somalia
Djibouti, June 19, 2004 (SL Times) – The UN Secretary General’s
representative for Somalia, Mr. Winston Tubman in an interview with
the BBC’s Somali service on Friday confirmed that Somaliland was not a
party to the current negotiations being held on Somalia at
Donors For US$64 Million For Being An African Success Story
GENEVA, 16 June 2004 (AP)--A senior official from Somaliland on
Wednesday urged donor governments to give the country US$64 million,
saying the self-declared republic deserves support because it is an
African success story.
Seeks Recognition For "Peace Haven"
By Robert Evans
GENEVA, June 16 (Reuters) - The foreign minister of the republic of
Somaliland, which she called "a haven of peace" in conflict-torn Horn
of Africa, on Wednesday appealed to the outside world to recognize its
Special Report: How
The First Kenyan Battalion Was Set Up
The five were to represent the five
countries to form Greater Somalia - the then Italian Somaliland,
British Somaliland, Djibouti, Ogaden Province of Ethiopia and Kenya's
Northern Frontier District (NFD) now North-Eastern Province.
The Men Around
On April 14, 2003, Somalilanders elected Mr. Dahir Rayale as their
president for a 5-year term. Although he won the presidential poll by
barely 213 votes, President Rayale opted not to form a coalition
government with the two opposition parties, which together gained
roughly 58% of the votes. At the time, the president argued that the
ability of KULMIYE and UCID to grow and function as effective
opposition parties would be compromised if at such an embryonic stage,
they joined the government. On the face of it, the argument was valid.
Children: A Neglected Promsing Force For The
Ridwan Mohamed Osman, Amoud University Alumnus, B. Sc.
On June 16th of every year, the international community celebrates the
Day of the African Child, in which the needs and problems of African
children are addressed, past plans reviewed and a way forward
illuminated. This year’s DAC coincides with a time when the ever
widening gap between children in rich countries and those in
Sub-Saharan Africa is at its peak. In this article, I will explore the
situation of Somaliland children, who represent a potential vehicle
for transformation and agents of change, in the wake of the world’s
renewed commitment to promote the conditions of children in this
By: Ahmed Isse Jama (Gade), Regional Education Inspector
How to fit a scheme-of-work plan into a
Break down the topic into subtopics or themes. For example: if you are
going to teach first aid as a topic, you may break up the topic into:
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sprains and bruises, (e) bleeding; (f) fainting; and (g) fractures.
Of Somaliland And Its Role In The Conflict Resolution Of The Region
Farhiya Ali Ahmed, Johannesburg, South Africa
Based on this premise, and with these
factors in mind, this paper offers a new and different view of the
nature of the Somali conflict, and thus its resolution. The focus is
on the unrecognized Republic of Somaliland and the possible role an
internationally recognized Somaliland could play in resolving the
Somali conflict. In any consideration of the Somaliland experience, an
analysis of its claims to statehood and the international community’s
reluctance to recognize it is important, and as such Somaliland’s case
for independence will also be presented here.
Annan Calls On
Somali Leaders To Meet Reconciliation Deadline
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 18, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- UN
Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday urged Somali leaders to show
the political will to achieve national reconciliation by the end of
In his new report to the UN Security Council, the UN chief said that
the active engagement of the Security Council and the Arms Embargo
Monitoring Group could provide much-needed support for the peace
process in the African country.
He called on parties in the country to agree on procedures leading to
reconciliation and the establishment of a transitional federal
government by the deadline set by East Africa's Inter- governmental
Authority on Development (IGAD).
Broad Somali Govt
Can Rebuild Trust-U.N. Official
By Tsegaye Tadesse
ADDIS ABABA, June 16 (Reuters) - The surest way for Somali factions to
repair shattered international trust in their failed state is to form
an all-inclusive government that would rebuild peace and deter
terrorists, a U.N. official said on Wednesday.
"The Somalis are no different from other people. They want peace and
to get away from the stateless situation," Winston Tubman, the U.N.
Secretary-General's special representative for Somalia, told Reuters
in an interview.
Somalia descended into anarchy after warlords ousted then military
ruler Mohammed Siad Barre in 1991.