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In response To The Funny Kulmiye

Issue 315
Front Page

Ministry of Water & Minerals about to Strike Deal with Rogue Puntland Oil Company: Range Resources Ltd

Jendayi Frazer Visits Somaliland

Halo Trust Officer Wounded After Being Shot By Aggrieved Ex-Employee

Somaliland Parliamentary Cross-Party Committee Travel To London

Justice & Welfare Party Calls Investigation of Omission

A Bill On Somaliland Recognition To Be Introduced To US Congress

UN’s Ethiopia-Eritrea force at risk

Somaliland Frees Puntland Pows - Puntland Vows To Retake Las Anod City

Somali soldiers storm central bank

Africa summit wraps up

Mogadishu faces its most difficult time

Rethinking Somalia’s plight

Regional Affairs

US envoy in surprise visit to Somaliland: Somaliland spokesman

Somaliland Responds To Statement Reportedly Made By Somali Leader

Special Report

International News

Kosovo independence declaration possible in 10 days

Board okays black-focused school

US Presidential Contenders Prepare For Super Tuesday


UCL Archaeologist Returns To Somaliland

Australia police inquiry of mining firms should extend to Somalia

UN Chief Seeks Way Out of Kenya's Post-Election Chaos

Leopard among the women: "Shabeelnaagood" A Somali play by Hassan Sheikh Mumin

Gulf investors eyes lured by high return Business Venture In Somalia

New US Commander prepares for Africa Assignment

JFK's Daughter Endorses Obama

Africa summit wraps up amid concern over Kenya, Chad

Food for thought


Death of Somali Nationalism and Emergence of Siadist ends

What are the problems of somaliland’s national audit office and their possible solutions?

The Clan Rivalry Among Somalis Must End!

The Presidential trip: “The Most successful event”

In response To The Funny Kulmiye

Somaliland is at the critical junction

A tribute to Hassan Sheikh Mumin


By Ahmed S. Mohamed

I want to comment on an article wrote by Mr. Mohamud Tani entitled “The Funny Kulmiye” that was published this week in Somaliland.org. I want to point out that Mr. Tani was selective in the views he quoted in his article. Mr. Tani quoted here the views of certain elements within Kulmiye who, do not represent the thinking of the main stream party members. By being doing so Mr. Tani chose to ignore, or at least did not research enough, the fact that Kulmiye secretary for foreign affairs, Dr. Ahmed H. Essa publicly supported and welcomed the visit of the president. He did so because he knows the visit was a very good step in advancing the cause of Somaliland. In fact he was one of those Somalilanders, who were lobbying for this type of visit behind the scenes for some time. Here I want to underscore that some people, who cannot see the big picture, may interpret this view of Dr Ahmed as being pro UDUB. This has nothing to do with UDUB. It is a national issue and that is why Dr Ahmed was one of the first members of opposition figures to support the president in this.

Now, did the president use the opportunity to advance the cause of Somaliland to its full potential? I do not think so particularly when you reflect on how he excluded the members of the house of parliament and opposition party leaders from his delegation. If he had representation from the oppositions and from the parliament, his trip would have carried a much heavier weight, and would have presented a unified voice of Somaliland . This would have helped a lot, because quite frankly the president lost a lot of respect in international opinion over the past due to his increasingly dictatorial approach to issues.

Again Mr. Tani is talking about the view of a few individuals within Kulmye and presenting them as the views of the party. This is a flawed reasoning because what Mr. Tani is describing is not, and I repeat is not the position of the party.

I want to remind Mr. Tani that Kulmiye is the only party that publicly supports leadership context. Mr. Tani, you are free to support the president and UDUB, but if you are an honest critic look deep into how Riyale and UDUB are running the country. How can you defend the national security laws that Riyale and UDUB use to imprison citizens, who demonstrate peacefully. How can you defend the president who refuses to implement the laws that were passed by the elected legislative assembly. How can you defend a president who recommended the extension of the term of Guurti in violation of the constitution, and now the new press law. The list goes on and on. Look deep within, Mr. Tani.

Ahmed S. Mohamed
Brampton - Canada

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