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The World's Oldest Existing Somali Society, The Anglo-Somali Society, discusses Somaliland & Regional Politics

Issue 317
Front Page
Index
Headlines

Kidnappers Of German Aid Worker In Sanag Linked To Extremist Group

Aid Worker Given a Hero’s Welcome in Erigabo Following His Release

Swedish Explorer Lundin Petroleum Sets Eyes on Somaliland

Excitement as Kosovo independence confirmed for Sunday

Bush Arrives in Tanzania

In Kenya's peace process, devils in the details

Ethiopian Officials Blame Puntland Leader For Insecurity

Somalia opposition in Eritrea is powerless to reconcile

Separation Anxiety: Caring For Civil War Survivors In Somaliland’s Only Mental Hospital

Somaliland Mission: Taiwan-Africa Progressive Partnership

Policy makers and celebrities unite in call for action on human trafficking

Dr. Mohamed A Omar defended Somaliland at the Imperial College academic debate

Regional Affairs

Somaliland Arrests 5 Over German Kidnapping

Rights group: nearly 300 Somalis killed in January

Somali leader unhurt in mortar attack on residence

Editorial
Special Report

International News

The Mediterranean Union: Dividing the Middle East and North Africa

Hijack accused remanded for psychiatric assessment

Chavez Says Exxon Suit May Lead to Oil Cutoff to U.S.

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Bush's African tour highlights U.S. long-term strategic interests

VALENTINE'S DAY - History and Islamic Perspective

The World's Oldest Existing Somali Society, The Anglo-Somali Society, discusses Somaliland

Indonesian city waits for real king to reveal himself

Hirsi Ali to EU Lawmakers: “I Don’t Want to Die”

Bring On The Giant Rats

China's influence stokes Kenya's hatred of SA

Worse Than Darfur?

Food for thought

Opinions

Why The UN & International NGO’s Hire Expatriates While Somaliland Professional Are Unemployed?

UN urged to protect Oromo refugees in Somalia

Exceptional Military Operation Freed Daniel Bronkal

Kulmiye High Command Should Rally Behind Dr. Ahmed Hussein's Candidature

Is There A Magic Number?

Do Our Over Oversize Cabinet Of Ministers Understand, what does it take to be a Minister?!!


London, 16 February 2008 (SL Times) - The world's oldest existing Somali society, The Anglo-Somali Society, founded in 1962, discussed on 15 February, Somaliland and the current regional situation. Guest speakers included Professor Iqbal Jhazbhay of the University of South Africa and University of London lecturer, Michael Walls.

Below is the detailed programme, which was held at Oxford House, London. In attendance, were prominent Somali studies academics, veteran UK citizens and diplomats who served in Somaliland and Somalia, a number of Somali studies graduate students, as well as Council members of the Anglo-Somali Society.

Anglo-Somali Society Meeting, Friday 15 February 2008
5.30pm for 6pm at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG
(Council Meeting in Classroom 1 : 4.30pm – 5.30pm)
The venue is about 5/10 mins walk from Bethnal Green station,
on the Central Line, one stop from Liverpool Street.

5.30 - 6.00 p.m. Arrival in Studio 2
6.00 – 6.15 p.m. AGM Chaired by the President, DR.YUSUF OMAR ALI
Agenda 1. Chairman's Report.
2. Treasurer's Report.
3. Council elections and re-elections.
Proposals for new members (with their prior agreement) should reach the Hon. Sec. Nadifa Mohamed by 1 Feb. 2008.
4. Any other business. 5. Date of next AGM: Wednesday 18 February 2009.

6.15-6.55 p.m. Dr Iqbal Jhazbhay, Associate Professor in Islamic Studies at the University of South Africa and specialist on the Horn of Africa, has long taken an interest in Somali affairs. He maintains a specific interest in the contemporary politics of Somaliland, and will talk on this subject with reference to Somaliland's international relations.

6.55-7.25 p.m. Michael Walls , Chairman of the Anglo-Somali Society, will give an update on, and invite discussion of, current events in the Somali Horn, including Puntland, Somaliland, and the Ogaden. He will draw on his recent lengthy visit to the Horn.

7.30 pm Supper (curried halaal chicken or vegetables, with rice. Tea.)

 Future Meetings: House of Commons Tea Party, 4pm Wednesday 2 July 2008,
6pm Friday 10 October 2008 6pm (AGM) Wednesday 25 February 2009.

Cost per head (towards supper and hire of hall) will be £7.50 (£5.50 for students/unwaged).


PLEASE RETURN THIS SLIP with cheque or postal order by Monday 11 February 2008 to David Brooks, 67 Mill End Road, Cambridge CB1 9JW

Tickets will not be issued but the number of suppers has to be ordered in advance.

 I enclose £…. for myself and …. other guest(s).

Name(s) (as for label on chest)…………………………………(please print)

……………………………………………………………………………. .................................................

Address……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Cheque/postal order payable to: Anglo-Somali Society.

and indicate here whether you would prefer (a) curried halaal chicken with rice: or (b) curried vegetables with rice :

Source: Somaliland Times

 


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