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Thank You: Letter From The Leadership Of Qaran

Issue 312
Front Page
Index
Headlines

Somaliland Claims Victory In Latest Sool Clash With Puntland

President Rayale in Washington

MP Alun Michael Pop's The Question In 'Prime Minster's Question Time'

Tribute To Legendary Singer Muhamad Yusuf Abdi 1940-2008

Kenya Opposition Calls 3 Days Of Protest

The New Somaliland Press & Publications Bill 2007

Somalia's Former PM To Run For President In 2009

The ERA Of Injustice, Corruption And Mismanagement In Somaliland Must Come To An End

Question about UNDP funding the police force of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government

''Somalia's New Reality: A Strategic Overview''

Regional Affairs

Kenya's Neighbors Start To Feel The Heat

Djibouti – Key U.S. Ally On The Up And Up

Editorial
Special Report

International News

EU pursuing new trade deals with Africa

Hail Caesar?

Asylum seeker figures soar

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Condescension and ignorance are no help to Kenya

One step back, one step forward

Eyes Tight Shut

Borama Municipality confirmed the construction of 2km highway in side the town

Kenya failure bruises African Union ambitions

Food for thought

Opinions

Somaliland’s Democracy: Is The Major Issue In Doubt Now?

Peace Appeal: Uniting Against The Violence In Kenya

Thank You: Letter From The Leadership Of Qaran

Studying In Uganda: “Live To Learn, You Will Learn How To Live”

Why Are You Seceding… Brother?‏

KAMPALA: EHAHRD-Net APPALLED BY VIOLENCE IN KENYA-HRDs MUST BE PROTECTED

Somaliland elders never tire and retire


Mohamed Hashi Elmi (L), Mohamed A. Gabose (C) and Jamal Aidid Ibrahim (R)

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in supporting the democratization process in Somaliland., we also wish to extend our gratitude for your relentless exertion and concern in securing our release during the last four months and twenty three days we have been unjustly imprisoned by the current Somaliland government.

The international community continues to engage with Somaliland on a range of different issues, mostly directed at the continued progress towards democratization and economic development and in this regard we would like to urge you to continue your support and engagement in bringing about the kind of government that will practice good and responsible governance that is responsive to the wishes of the its people.

Furthermore, with the coming local and presidential elections, Somaliland faces additional hurdles of conducting a voter registration process and unresolved Constitutional questions about new political association vying to take part in the political process of the country.

This will require intense and sustained commitment from the international community, patience and willingness to resolve all disputes with civility, dialogue, respect for the other and a strong commitment to resolve differences by peaceful means, so that Somaliland can remain an island of stability in the volatile region of the Horn of Africa.

We are confident that the people of Somaliland and members of the international community that have invested time and resources to foster peace, stability, democracy and the rule of law will once again rise to the occasion and make Somaliland a viable and successful member of the expanding democratic global village.

Wishing you all a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year.

Sincerely,

Chairman of Qaran Dr. Mohamed A. Gabose,

1st Vice Chair of Qaran Eng. Mohamed Hashi Elmi

2nd Vice Chair of Qaran Jamal Aidid Ibrahim

Special thanks go to:

Amnesty International East Africa .

Amnesty International UK

Amnesty International US

European Union Representative Hargeysa

European Union Representative Nairobi

British Embassy Addis Ababa

American Embassy Nairobi

Finish Embassy Nairobi

Norwegian Embassy London

Swedish Embassy London

House of Lords London

House of Commons London

Welsh Assembly Government London

US Congress Washington DC

US Department of State Washington DC

International Republican Institute Washington DC

Somaliland Democracy Group

Somaliland Forum

East Africa Policy Institute Washington DC

SIRAG London

Hon.Michael Allen MP UK Parliament

Hon. Kerry McCarthy, MP UK Parliament

Ibrahim Hashi Jama Somaliland Lawyer

Lord Avebury House of Lords London

Sir Mark Malloch Brown London

Annemia Neysts-Uyttebroeck MEP Brussels

Lynn Fredrickson AI Washington DC

Donald Payne US Congress Washington DC

Sen. Joseph Biden US Senate Washington DC

Sen. Barak Obama US Senate Washington DC

 


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