Somaliland

Mohamed Abib January

Mohamed Abib: A Voice For The Voiceless

The Kormeeraha team chose to shine the spotlight on Mr. Mohamed Abib for our January Personality for his imprint on Somaliland politics representing the voiceless. Mohamed Abib is an outspoken politician who now sits in the lower house of the self-declared Somaliland entity in northern Somalia. He was elected last year to the Somaliland parliament […]

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Somalia Somaliland Map

Factors Impeding Somalia-Somaliland Talks

I have attended numerous Somali Twitter Space debates whose agenda was to find a solution to the factors impeding Somalia–Somaliland negotiations from making tangible progress. With all their good intentions, panelists invited to these forums have not only neglected to analyze this issue holistically, they also regurgitated the same talking points of British/Italian Somaliland and […]

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Dila Massacre 1991

Dila Massacre 1991

As Somaliland, the self-proclaimed independent state, enters its 31st year, its worst chapter in history remains buried beneath the sand, adding to the African continent’s lengthy litany of horrors. The Dila Massacre, the atrocity in issue, was a sequence of mass executions committed by members of the Isaaq clan against members of the Gadabursi clan […]

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Mass Grave in Awdal

Borama Massacre: The Right To Remember

Thirty-one years ago, to be precise on February 4, 1991, all hell broke loose on Awdal, the northern region of Somalia now claimed by Somaliland separatists. This is a date that any sensitive soul should remember. Within 12 hours, the SNM, a clannish rebel militia, fighting in theory against the central government, entered and mercilessly […]

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Khatumo State

No Somaliland Recognition Without Sool And Sanaag On Board

A recent remark by a British lawmaker promoting Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland has been sharply criticized by Somali Planning Minister Gamal Hassan. The minister, from the Sanaag region claimed by Somaliland, blasted the MP’s “complete ignorance of the situation on the ground”. The minister’s comment came at a time when British government and other […]

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Waddani Party

Abdirahman Irro Transferred Waddani Party Control

Waddani party chairman Abdirahman Irro officially handed over control of the party to Hirsi Ali Haji Hassan who was elected at the 2nd Congress on November 15-16, 2021. Mr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi Irro, welcomed this morning the newly elected chairman of the Somaliland National Party, better known as Waddani, in his office based in Hargeisa. […]

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Oldon’s Cry For Freedom And Transparency

Two weeks ago Abdimalik Muse Oldon, a reporter, was thrown in prison by Somaliland police after expressing concern about Christian missions in the education sector. Since then, the Oldon’s cry for freedom and transparency has been politicized and surrounded by opposing narratives that have revealed deeper issues. Oldon exposed Abaarso Tech hiring practice and in […]

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Deggan Mirash: The Reincarnation Of Hawo Tako

In these troubled times in Somali history, few can withstand the recurring abuse than Deggan Mirash, a young mother of four, who is Somaliland’s longest-serving flag martyr. She has suffered greatly from massive abuse of power due to repeated, long and unlawful detentions and harassment at the hand of the Hargeisa-based administration. Deggan is currently […]

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The Flag Martyrs Of Somaliland

Once again, Somaliland grabbed the headlines by cracking down on young people flying the Somali flag. Young people, girls and boys, who were celebrating the country’s independence on June 26 outside the city of Borama were seized by police and then were taken to Hargeisa, Gabiley and Mandera Prison, near Berbera. Their video of their […]

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Unbalanced SL Flag

Tyranny Of Majority Rule In Somaliland

Since Somaliland unilaterally declared it is independent from the Somali Republic after the Somali National Movement (SNM) had secured control over the northern Somali territories, the “central clan” (the Isaaq clan in this case) dominated the political and economic systems in the region. Non Isaaq clans, the “periphery clans” (Gadabursi, Warsangeli, Dhulbahante, Gabooye, Issa) were […]

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