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Dar Salaam, Tanzania, June 17, 2006 Somaliland president Dahir Rayale Kahin is expected to leave the Tanzanian capital Dar Al Salaam today for Lusaka Zambia.
NAIROBI, Kenya, June 17, 2006 – Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has urged the breakaway republic of Somaliland to start dialogue with the Somali government in a bid to end more than a decade of stalemate on unity talks.
“Recognizing Somaliland Indicates Commitment To Democracy”
The Somaliland Forum in letter to Jendayi Frazer
Dear Madam Secretary,
Somaliland Forum endorses the urgent meeting the United States has called to discuss future strategy on Somalia shortly after the Islamist Courts Union seized the capital Mogadishu and ousted the feuding warlords.
Somaliland President Comes Calling
Nairobi, Kenya, June 13, 2006 – SOMALILAND President Dahir Rayale Kahin arrived in the country yesterday for an official visit at the invitation of the Kenya Government.
Addressing a press conference at the Wilson Airport on arrival, he said Somaliland was making significant progress towards international recognition as a sovereign state.
Somaliland President Visits Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya, June 13, 2006 – Somaliland President Dahir Rayale Kahin arrived in the country on Monday for an official visit at the invitation of the Kenya government.
The Somaliland Policy and Reconstruction Institute (SOPRI) announce the location of the 2006 Somaliland Convention: SOPRI selected the Doubletree Hotel (300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia, 22202 - Phone: 703-416-4100) to be the venue for the 2006 Conference.
Report On Somaliland By International Magazine Jeune Afrique
Francois Sudan, Special Correspondent
Hargeysa, June 9, 2006 – Fifteen years ago, the independence of the northern part of Somalia has been proclaimed but yet recognized by nobody. And whereas the remainder of the country is in prey with chaos, this British ex-colony lives in peace. This 18 May 2006, with the extreme point of the Horn of Africa, a country celebrated the fifteenth birthday of its independence.
Washington, June 17, 2006 – Citing a "very dynamic" situation in Somali, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer says there is a critically important need for dialogue and the international community has "been engaged" to address the issue.
EU Plays Double Game In Somalia Peace Talks
BRUSSELS, June 13, 2006 – The EU on Monday (12 June) called for fresh Somalia peace talks after Islamic fighters last week captured Mogadishu, but post-colonial political correctness is helping stop Europe from publicly backing the best regional model of stable democratic rule - the breakaway republic of Somaliland.
The situation in Somalia represents a range of challenges related to the humanitarian and socio-economic conditions, governance, human rights, security and terrorism, as well as regional stability. We recognize that there are no easy answers and seek to ensure that our engagement can adapt to the constantly changing dynamics inside Somalia.
Washington, June 15, 2006 – Somalia, with an estimated population of 8.8 million, was formed in 1960 from two European colonies, British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland. Americans best remember it, however, for the Oct. 3, 1993, battle between American soldiers and Somali militias that ended with the deaths of 18 Americans. That fighting was depicted in the 2001 film "Black Hawk Down," which was based on a book by the same name.
MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jun. 15, 2006 – Even in the violent, anarchic landscape of Mogadishu, Adan Hashi Ayro stands out.
CAIRO, June 15, 2006 – The Arab League has called for an end of support to Somali warlords and urged all to back the transitional government, as Islamic militias tighten their grip in much of the lawless country.
Asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they intend to participate in the meeting of the proposed Somali contact group in New York; and what strategy they consider should now be pursued to ensure that Somalia has a stable Government.
UN chief says backing warlords to keep Islamists out caused misery
UNITED NATIONS - As Islamists expand their grip on Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said yesterday Washington's backing of Somali warlords has been the wrong way to keep the country from becoming a safe haven for terrorists.
Somalia's New China Envoy Sweeps Away The Cobwebs
BEIJING, June 13, 2006 – Old typewriters, dusty passports, faded diplomatic pouches, invitations to embassy parties from 1991 and pictures of a man deposed as president 15 years ago -- Mohamed Awil has a lot of stuff to clear out.
NAIROBI, Kenya, June 13, 2006 – Diplomats stepped up efforts Tuesday to support Somalia's transitional government after the capital of Mogadishu was taken over by an Islamic militia, with a top European official suggesting easing an arms embargo and regional governments considering sanctions against warlords.
Leadership Profile: Somalia's Islamic Courts Union
06/13/2006 - By Fredrick Nzwili (from Terrorism Focus, June 13) - The crisis in Somalia may be entering a new phase. A union of Islamic courts has taken control of the lawless capital, Mogadishu. On June 4, after months of intense fighting, militiamen loyal to the Supreme Council of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU),