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Somaliland - UN Encouraging Spread Of Violence In Somalia‎‎‎

ISSUE 235
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Index

This Week's Somaliland News

This Week's News coverage for Somaliland and Somalia

Headlines

Ethiopian Troops Moving Closer To Mogadishu‎‎

Is The Baidoa Show About To End?

US Cautions Ethiopia On Somalia‎‎

Ethiopian Foreign Policy: An Out-Dated, Misguided, Narrow, And Counterproductive Policy‎‎‎ ‎‎‎

‎Open Memorandum To The Au & Member States – Somaliland Forum Press Release

Somaliland - UN Encouraging Spread Of Violence In Somalia

Progressio Asks UK MPs To Support Somalilander’s Steps To Democracy

Somalia-Djibouti Troop Deployment Premature - Djibouti Govt‎‎‎‎‎

Regional Affairs

Somali Chief Calls For 'Holy War' Against Ethiopian Troops‎‎‎‎‎

Ethiopia: Pastoralists Say Ethiopia's Animal Resources Could Speed Up Economic Growth‎‎

Islamic Militants Navigate Clan Politics‎‎

Somali Islamists Open Court In Govt-Controlled Area

WRITTEN ANSWERS

AU May Yet Become Another Talking Shop

Somali President In Talks U-Turn

Editorial
Special Report

International News

International Group Urges Somali Government To Talk To Islamic Militants‎‎

U.S. Told To Back Somalia's Moderate Islamists

Dangerous Fiction in Somalia: A Tale of Two Cities, Part II‎‎‎‎‎

We Speak With One Voice, Except Eritrea - Frazer‎‎‎‎‎

Amnesty International Launches Global Campaign Against Internet Repression‎‎

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Roda Mizan - Returning to a different homeland

Role Of Legislature In Budget Process

Horn Of Africa And US Diplomatic Mess

Examining Israel's `Right To Defend Itself

Somalia: The Powerful Islamist Leaders Warned G8 Leaders

Food for thought

Opinions

Book Review On Part 3: ‎
The Bedrock Of The ‎
Family By Mohammed Bashe H. Hassan

The African Union Met Again But The Hot Spots Still Remain Hot‎‎‎‎‎‎

Tough Times For Transitional Federal Government Of Somalia And United Islamic Courts‎‎‎‎‎

In Today's World, Is It Possible To Unify All Somalis Under One Flag?‎‎‎‎‎

Difficult Obstacles Of Somaliland Education‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

Another Afghanistan Could Be Averted‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

Letter To The Editor‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎


Chairman of Kulmiye Party Ahmed Sillanyo and UCID Party Chairman Faisal Warabe held a press conference in the capital Hargeysa warning against an eventual war with Somalia unless the international community does not respect the territorial integrity of Somaliland or settle the Somaliland question.

Current TFG president of Somalia was a former president of the neighboring autonomous Puntland which claims to seek unity with Somalia and facing a military confrontation with Somaliland over the East Sool province. On the basis of colonial boundaries East Sool belong to Somaliland, however Puntland is determined to hold this region according to its tribal affiliations.

Experts foresee an advantage for Puntland in any future confrontation as they enjoy significant support from IGAD countries including Ethiopia and Yemen. Hence the call from Somaliland to be included in all decisions concerning Somalia's future and call for the toning down of language used by the UN such as that concerning territorial integrity of Somalia as "sacrosanct". Somaliland argues Somalia to have been the name of the Italian colony and not including the British Protectorate which was known as Somaliland.

Faisal Waraabe - Chairman of UCID Party "we strongly condemn the influx of weapons to Abdullah Yusuf militias and the Puntland administration " said the press release.

Latest developments were caused after a UN security council backed the lifting of arms embargo against the "Transitional Federal Government" to apparently strengthen its forces and the security of its base in Baidao against Islamic Courts whom threatened to invade Baidao. However, Somaliland officials believe the clanocracy of the Puntland fiefdom may take this opportunity to use the new supplied weapons against Somaliland thereby bringing the Somalia conflict to Somaliland.

The opposition groups vehemently condemned the IGAD countries for advocating warlordism and to working towards the destruction of Somaliland's fledging democracy and young state. Hopes of IGAD countries remaining impartial is unlikely as Transitional Federal Government is not willing to engage dialogue with Somaliland considered to be a "secessionist state".

Somaliland unilaterally declared succession from the rest of Somalia in May 1991. Former British Protectorate of Somaliland joined with the Italian colony of Somalia in the 1st of July 1960. Somalia has been without a central government for the last 15 years.


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