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Internationally Acclaimed Kenyan Scholar Supports Somalilandís Independence
ISSUE 79
Front Page
Index

Headlines

- Amoud University Holds First Graduation Ceremony

- Internationally Acclaimed Kenyan Scholar Supports Somalilandís Independence

- The Fall of Abdillahi Yare

- "Success is not something you should merely want, it is something you should work for." 

Health

- Drug: The Double Edged Knife (Part 16)

International News

- Foreign Powers Stalk Somali Peace Talks

- Education by Radio in Somalia

- Somali Poet Marches For Peace

- Facing Up to the Asylum Issue

- Aid Shipments Causing Congestion in Djibouti Port

- Rights Group Reports Increase in Abuses

- UNHCR Resumes Repatriation to Puntland

- Somali Regional State President Removed

- For Somali Refugees, Dazzling Start to a Safer Life

Peace Talks

- Peace Talks to Move to Third And Final Stage

Editorial & Opinions

- Graduation at Amoud

- The Ugly End of the Arta Faction

- The Birth of Rayyaleism

- Hadraawiís Peace March is a Good Start For a Viable Peace Movement

- The Role of Somaliland Diaspora

- The White Man Unburdened


Nairobi (SL Times) - The internationally acclaimed Kenyan Scholar Prof Ali Mazrui has expressed his support for Somalilandís Independence. In a recent comment on Somalia in the light of the Mbagathi peace talks, Mr. Mazrui was quoted in a press report as saying, "Somaliland should be let to go its way, for it has resources to sustain itself."

Prof Mazrui is the second prominent Kenyan who comes out for Somalilandís independence. Before him, Raila Odinga, the current Kenyan Minister of Public Works, had announced that Somaliland deserves to be recognized as a fully independent state.

Elaborating a little more on the subject, the Kenyan Scholar Ali Mazrui explained, "The situation in Somalia now is a culture of rules without rulers, a stateless society." In contrast, he described the situation in Somaliland as different, "There is order there, they have the potential to survive," he said last week.

It is worth mentioning that Somaliland has been steadily gaining support not just in political circles but also in academic ones. The country has already won the admiration of such scholars as Professor William Reno, Gerard Prunier, Bernard Helander, I.M. Lewis, and Iqbal Jhazbhay of South Africa to mention just a few.

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