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The 15th Anniversary Of The Independence Day ‎Of The Republic Of Somaliland 18 May 2006‎

ISSUE 227
Front Page
Index

This Week's Somaliland News

Headlines

Islamic Courts Fighters In ‎Control Of Central Mogadishu

17th Anniversary Of The SNM’s Glorious ‎May Offensive‎

Somaliland Day In Minnesota‎‎‎

Escape From Somalia‎

The 15th Anniversary Of The Independence Day ‎Of The Republic Of Somaliland 18 May 2006‎‎‎

‎Somaliland: Time For African Union Leadership

Fugitives From Somali Capital ‎Describe Horrors Of War‎

Regional Affairs

People Smuggling To Yemen Intensifies, ‎Hundreds Thrown Overboard - UN‎

US Says Helps Somalia, But Not To Blame For ‎Fighting‎

Somalia Renews Call For Foreign Peacekeepers‎

China To Host African Development Bank Meeting

Eritrea: President Urged To Mark ‎Independence Anniversary By Freeing ‎Prisoners, Letting Country Breathe‎‎‎‎

Economic Indicator: Destination Of Ethiopian Export

Reluctant Africa Must Tackle Somaliland Issue - ICG‎‎‎

Yemen Fears Al-Qaida In Somalia‎‎

Kenya: Govt Dismisses UN Claims ‎On Somalia Arms Ban‎‎

Editorial
Special Report

International News

Body Of A Missing Somali ‎Woman Found In The River‎‎

Ethiopia: Ruling In Col. Mengistu Case Is Postponed

U.S. Envoy Rejects Blame For Somali Conflict‎‎‎

Politicians Decry Rumors Of ‎Prejudice Against Muslim Candidate‎

Growth Of Al-Qaeda Feared In Somalia

For Somali Student, 'English Is Fun' Now

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Somalia's Terrorist Infestation‎

Sweating It Out On The Somaliland Coast

A Commander For Afghanistan

LA Times Editorial: A Dangerous Game In Somalia

Rageh Omaar: The Scud Stud Aims For Truth‎‎‎

Food for thought

Opinions

A New Wind Of Change Blows Over Africa

Thousand questions
for Prof. Ahmed ‎Samater‎‎‎‎

Who Is Bashir Raghe Chirar?

The Blood That Was Shed

Somali History: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

Another 26 June

Senator Norm Coleman’s Position On The Republic ‎Of Somaliland

Somaliland: Where Peace And Democracy Make No Headlines‎‎

Building Integrity To Fight Corruption:‎‎


Palais du Luxembourg, Paris

Somaliland Heritage in partnership with the Association of Somalilanders of France has welcomed at the French Senate for the celebration of the Independence day of Somaliland, media, scholars, politicians thanks to the Senator Piras.

Asha H- Liban , Layla, Safiya Warsame

SAR Prince Sixte-Henri de Bourbon Parme and Henri Senghor (former Ambassador for Senegal) honored the invitation. Dr Ahmed H. Esa and other Somaliland compatriots have supervised the dinner in order to facilitate dialogues and increase awareness. The tables were given names of citiesi-e Hargeysa, Berbera, Borama to familiarize with geography.

Awil Herci, Henri A. Senghor

Safia Otokore originally from Somaliland, Deputee for the Parti Socialiste (PS) has responded to the invitation.

The media participants such as Le Figaro , France 2 , Beur Fm , Le devoir Africain , Le Parisien , Les Nouvelles d'Addis have taken the opportunity to interview the Somaliland representative of Belgium, Mohamoud Da'Ar .

Mohamoud Da'ar, Abdourahman Yassin (ASLF), Jamila Mimouni (France 2 ) Dr Ahmed H. Isa

Maryan Ibrahim Abdi , president of Somaliland Heritage, gave a speech with a focus on responsibility and universality towards the protection of Somaliland heritage not for Somaliland but for the entire world. Abdourahman Yassin , president of ASLF encourages more actions and collaborations French and Somaliland NGOs with a focus on education, health and economic development.

Maryan I-Abdi (Somaliland Heritage)

This event has contributed to the awareness of Somaliland existence. The activism and the coordination of Somalilanders have sensibilized a great number of participants. It is likely that the actions entreprised in France would lead to a better knowledge of the state of Somaliland and increase its visibility. The event was a great step in the effort of recognition. France may or may not be the first country to recognize, however it is a strategic political scene to launch the campaign for recognition. A more cultural event would soon follow the independence day party, the location is yet to be confirmed.

Somaliland Heritage in partnership with the Association of Somalilanders of France have reunited media, politician, friends of Somaliland to share the situation of Somaliland, a country still unrecognized.

Collaborations have started with the journalists.

Radio France International (RFI) reported the event the morning after.

Jeune Afrique published a grand reportage on Somaliland after the event.

Somaliland Heritage aims at preventing the deterioration of Somaliland heritage and urges to a rapid intervention in order to protect this archaeological treasure.


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