future of the Horn successfully concluded
“What I have seen in Somaliland is an efficiently
functioning society... A lot of other countries in
Africa can learn from Somaliland...” Francis Kornegay
Organized by the African Renaissance Centre of Social Science
Research, Media and Deveolopment (ARECSMED), the conference was the
first of its kind to be held in Somaliland and brought together
international scholars from the African continent as well as
Somaliland development experts, senior civil servants and journalists.
Participates In First Regional Counter Terrorism Conference
Countries participating at the forum are Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi,
Rwanda, Zambia, Madagascar, Comoros, Somaliland, Sudan, Egypt,
Ethiopia, D R Congo, Djibouti and hosts Kenya.
The countries are represented by senior security intelligence chiefs
who are trying to develop a counter-terrorism strategy for the region.
conference on Anti-money laundering held in Hargeisa
Hargeisa, Somaliland, August 7, 2004 (SL-Times) – An international
conference and training on anti-money laundering and post September 11
compliance regimes was held in Hargeisa on August –2-4, 2004 by the
money remittance company Dahabshiil.
trains female police officers
Hargeysa August 7, 2004 (SL- Times) – 30 Police women officers have
been trained on administrative procedures and laws.
Professionals meeting held in the venue of STVS, Hargeisa jointly
organized by The Somaliland Ministry of Livestock and The Somali
Livestock Professional Forum
Despite the overwhelming significance of livestock in the Somali
ecosystem, current livestock production and productivity lags far
behind its potentials in contributing to increased incomes, food
security of the Somali population and overall improvement of the
national economy. The reasons for this discrepancy between animal
wealth and poor performance and productivity are manifold and range
from technical to institutional.
Community is Betraying Somaliland
Since the inception of the Mbagathi talks
in Oct. 2002, Somaliland has been warning the international community
against two things:
1- Repeating Ismail Omer Gelleh’s mistake whereby the Djibouti ruler
thought that he could circumvent Somaliland’s refusal to take part in
the Arta talks by his introduction of fake delegates purporting to
represent Somaliland at the Djibouti hosted conference.
2- Automatically granting recognition to the government to be formed
at the Kenya talks to the exclusion of Somaliland’s elected
Regrettably, what the international community has done or about to do
is exactly the opposite of what Somaliland warned them about.
Somalia-Somaliland Stalemate Within The Context of The Geopolitics
By Francis A. Kornegay
In this presentation, I am going to start from
where I left off from a previous
presentation that was entitled: "Somalia/Somaliland Dynamics as a Case
Study in the International Politics of the Stalemated Reconstitution
of a Collapsed State: Tentative Thoughts on Stabilizing the Somali
Interaction of Peace, Security And
Development Within The Framework of Somaliland's International
Recognition - A Practical Experience
Your Excellencies, Distinguished
Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen
In discussing the Somaliland issue, I have
met with many political leaders, including presidents, prime
ministers, foreign Ministers and even their Royal Highnesses of
Lesotho and Swaziland. They all praise our resilience, our ability in
finding peace, our stand against injustice, our tenacity and
achievements, against all odds.
Closing Remarks By
The Minister Of Information
I'm extremely delighted to be here with
you this afternoon for the closing ceremony of this important
conference. I'm equally honored to be amongst distinguished friends
and colleagues and as well as my fellow countrymen.
No Honor Among
By Maxamed Ibrahim
"These are my principles; and if you do not like them, I have other
principles," Groucho Marx.
I have read with fascination the interview with Mr Buubaa, regarding
his latest get rich quick scheme to become president in exile of
Somalia. Mr Buubaa's optimism is charming. It would be better placed,
however, if his views, aims and aspirations were at least in some way
connected with reality. Mr Buubaa sees himself as the next president
of Somalia. This is an interesting claim, given that he does not and
cannot represent the peoples of Somaliland and Somalia. In this
grandiose scheme he is, in fact, engaged on a fraudulent criminal
The Other IGAD
By Mohamad Doaleh
On August 5th, 2004 the IGAD member states meeting in Nairobi, Kenya
issued a communiqué regarding the end of the conference for the
Southern Somali warring factions. This is my version of it from a
Issued by the 9th IGAD ministerial facilitation committee meeting on
the Somali national reconciliation conference
- Welcomed the progress achieved so far at the Somali National
Reconciliation Conference and acknowledged that the conference is at a
critical stage of forging agreement on the formation of a transitional