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The Independence Of Somaliland A Reality Not A Hope, UDUB

ISSUE 257
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Victims of war crimes unearthed by heavy spring rains at Boqol-Jire in Hargeysa

UN Envoy Concerned At Rising Tensions Between Puntland And Somaliland

" Qaran has a legitimate concern and an arguable legal case "

Somaliland Troops Clash With Puntland Forces

Call For Peace And Justice In Somalia

Africa's Success Story

Two Eritrean Journalists Captured In Somalia Held With “Foreign Fighters”

Somali Civilians Murdered, Raped, As Conflict Worsens, UN Says

Mission Report on the Trial Observation of Detained Human Rights Defenders
in Somaliland

Regional Affairs

The Independence Of Somaliland A Reality Not A Hope, UDUB

Somaliland: Africa's Oasis Of Calm

Editorial
Special Report

International News

Peacekeepers With No Peace To Keep

U.S. declines to comment on reported North Korean arms sales to Ethiopia

Kadra Attacked In Public

Doomsday for the Greenback

Worse Than Apartheid?

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

KENYAS MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FACT FINDING MISSION TO SOMALILAND

Ethiopia Acknowledges Detaining 41 Suspected Terrorists, Denies Wrongdoing

Washington Post Equates Imus's Racist Remarks with When He Called Cheney a "War Criminal"

Somalia's Descent To Hell

North Koreans Arm Ethiopians As U.S. Assents

Somalia : 'The World's Hidden Shame'

The West Now Takes Keen Interest in Peace for Somalia

Food for thought

Opinions

Recognition: Ritual or Requisite?

Bad Days Ahead For Puntlanders

The Twenth first Genocide

The Majeerten Envy Towards Somaliland

Mogadishu Massacre: Ethiopia Serves Vengeance In Cold For The US!

Somaliland's Foreign Policy, Understanding The Process Of Multilateral Diplomacy

Ich Bin Ein Hawiye (I Am A Hawiye Citizen)

Is Somaliland Teetering Towards Failure? - Part II


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 13, 2007 – Mohamed Ismail Bulale ,General Secretary of UDUP party said that the independence of Somaliland is no longer a hope but a reality and appealed for all democratic nations to fully understand what Somaliland deserves.

“There is no turning back the clock, what remains for the international community to come to terms with that reality and to arrive at the only possible and just conclusion-recognition of Somaliland as a rightful member of the world community of nations,” Bulale said.

The General Secretary who expressed Somaliland’s existence as an independent state as a historical fact and today’s reality stated that his state was granted independence on June 26,1960 by royal proclamation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. “The state of Somaliland was immediately recognized by 34 other UN member states including the five permanent members of the security council.”

Bulale said that the union with the south with the motto Great Somalia was detrimental to the country and the region and great harm to its people. “Since breaking away from Somalia in May 1991, the people of Somaliland have sought to build a new state by charting a path away from violent conflict to a complete and democratic political system. Revoking the old concept of great Somalia which has been the sole cause of our regional disputes.”

The General Secretary of the leading party who emphasized that Somaliland is growing strong in its economy and democratization process criticized the AU for not noticing it.

“World bank preliminary studies showed that Somaliland has made a 25% economic growth during the last ten years. We wonder how many countries in the world can boast of similar success story. Regretfully, even though Somaliland is a country that can be considered as a rare African success miracle, the former Organization of African Unity as well as the present African Union have spent more time and efforts over Africa’s failures and conflicts at the expense of promoting Africa’s rare achievements. A similar example we have in Somaliland,” he bemoaned.

Last week, the speaker of the Somaliland parliament had told SSI that the issue of recognition and independence was not tabled for negotiation.

Source: The Sub-Saharan Informer

 


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