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In Kuwait: Brave Somalilanders Celebrate 18 May Amid Tough Security Restrictions

Issue 281
Front Page
Index
Headlines

Somali First President Die’s At 99

Somaliland Closer To Recognition By Ethiopia

Cholera Outbreak In Somaliland, Up To 70,000 At Risk

Ethiopia PM Makes Landmark Visit To Somalia, Where His Troops Are Protecting The Government

Interview with Mrs. Maryan Ibrahim Abdi, chair of Somaliland Heritage

Ill-Defined Borders Remain To Be Cause Of Conflicts In Africa

Ugandan President Calls For Dialogue Of Warring Parties In Somalia

Somaliland Deserves A Better Treatment

Somali Radio Stations Silenced After Ethiopian PM's Visit

Regional Affairs

Meles Holds Talks With Somaliland President

Bomber strikes near Somali PM’s home

Editorial
Special Report

International News

London student’s jungle war escape led to ‘rendition’ trap

'Swede Dead' After US Strike In Somalia

Former Somaliland Ex-Foreign Affairs Minister Honoured

Astounding Graduate: Ihmad Muhammed, Mentor

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Clan Feuds, Ambitious Warlords And A Nation In Agony

Somali Elders Cry Out For Dhaqanguur

Somali National Movement (SNM)

World's Historic Treasures In Danger Worldwide

Renowned Canadian Scientist on a Short Visit to Amoud University

Anti-Americanism - A Humanitarian Imperative?

Food for thought

Opinions

House Should Reverse Vote Rejecting Two NEC Nominees

Ist: A Person Who Believes Or Practices

Awdalites Should Respect The Rules They Signed!

Somaliland Marches On!

UK “Awdalite Elders” Got It Wrong

In Kuwait: Brave Somalilanders Celebrate 18 May Amid Tough Security Restrictions

What role would Ethiopia/USA play to tackle the Somaliland/Somalia issue?


The ubiquitous enemies of Somaliland had continuously conjured up all possible tools to disrupt the development and progress of the nation. All throughout Somaliland’s history, our foes bombed women and children in major cities resulting in the death of half million innocent civilians in 1988 and these unscrupulous individuals are still attempting to destabilize the nation’s diplomacy, security and treasury. In 2003, foreign aid workers were assassinated in Somaliland in an attempt to tarnish the image of Somaliland in the international community, which was followed by a bombing in Hargeysa last month. Our enemies in the eastern region of Ethiopia disturbed livestock business link between Ethiopia and Somaliland considering that livestock export revenues are the backbone of Somaliland economy.

In Kuwait, during the 16th Somaliland National Day Celebrations, the enemies of Somaliland in this tiny oil-rich Gulf country wrongly utilized the Arab Policy on Somaliland independence who blindly supports the unity of Somalia without understanding the ‘true colors’ of Somali politics. In the Arab World, Somalilanders are considered as ‘dividers' while the Arab leaders and governments vehemently oppose granting independence to Somaliland in a bid to protect their political and economic interests in the Horn of Africa including safeguarding the Gulf of Aden, which is crucial for oil exports to the West.

The brave Somalilanders in Kuwait, prepared for their annual Independence Day celebrations, which was marred with an order from Kuwaiti securitymen to put down the Somaliland National Flag and removal of symbols depicting the nationhood of Somaliland on stage. The valiant Somaliland citizens then used the flag as a dress with some women donning the flag as a Hijab (an Islamic dress), acts that barred the securitymen from removing the flag in the event. The National Anthem and other patriotic songs were played and the festival concluded as planned except disturbance from created by the enemies of Somaliland.

The three-day visit of ailing Somalia Transitional Government warlord Abdullah-yey to Kuwait recently ignited such barbaric anti-Somaliland activities resulting in the deployment of a police force including secret intelligence agents in the venue, who questioned organizers and immediately ordered the removal of flags and signs of Somaliland independence from the stage. Somaliland Community invited local Kuwaiti press, where ceremony photos were published next day morning. This triggered anger between Somaliland foes in Kuwait, who could not disable commitment of Somalilanders in Kuwait.

Allah Bless Somaliland……………..we all stand united

By Abdirahman Ahmed Ali

E-mail: an.ahmed@somaliland.net

 


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