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Rayale Urged To Increase Women Representation In Government

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Rayale Urged To Increase Women Representation In Government

Somaliland Seeks Us Help In Battle For Recognition

Somali Students Get US$200,000 Worth Of Books From Australia

Somali Islamists, Foreign Trainers Open Militia Camp

Mogadishu Port Reopened

Somali Taliban-Style Rebels Settle In

TFG To Work With Eritrean Rebel Group

Somali Info Considered For TV Bulletin Boards

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24th MEU Arrives In Africa For Training

African-American Senator Meets Kenya President On Visit To Father's Homeland

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SHARIA LAW FOR BUCCANEERS

China Goes On Safari

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Osama Would Vote Republican

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And You Thought It Was Hard Starting A Business In Your Country…

Americans' Ignorance Of Foreign News Appalling

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Aids Became A Controversial Article

The Enemy Of The State Is Within

Why We Should Refuse Rayale’s Tour Of Deception

Open Letter to: Speaker of Somaliland House of Representatives

Non-Recognition Of Somaliland A Threat To Core U.S Interest

The House of Representatives: Don’t Just Talk the Talk; Walk the Walk to Save Somaliland

The Guurti Must Reform Gradually


“We have been shocked by the dismissal of Edna Adan, one of the only two women ministers in the cabinet”

Hargeysa, Somaliland, August 26, 2006 (SL Times) – Somaliland women leaders expressed their dismay at the recent dismissal of Edna Adan Ismail from her position as Somaliland’s Foreign minister.

Ms Edna Ismail lost her job in a minor cabinet reshuffle by president Rayale earlier this month. She was replaced by Abdillahi M. Duale formerly the minister of Information.

At a meeting held last week in Hargeysa by women activists, the participants noted that instead of recruiting more women to fill positions in his government, president Rayale has actually removed one of the 2 only women in the cabinet.

Organized and hosted by the women umbrella group NAGAAD, the meeting was attended by women representatives from Somaliland’s six regions.

The participants criticized incumbent government leaders as being unsympathetic to their demands for a significant improvement in the level of participation of women in government.

In a statement issued after the meeting, the national leaders of women showed their concern over what they described as a disappointing lack of progress in the embitterment of women political rights.

“Instead of seeing more women taking part in the decision making process, we have been shocked by the dismissal of Edna Adan, one of the only two women in the cabinet” the women said.

“We are specially surprised that Ms Edna Adan who proved to be a capable and skillful Foreign minister has never-the-less been fired” the statement added.

The women urged president Rayale and other government leaders to urgently take concrete step toward the improvement of women share in the country’s top decision making jobs.

Source: Somaliland Times


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