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March 12, 2012

Video: Wasiirka Arrimaha Debedda Somaliland-“Puntland waxba kama khuseeyaan wadahadalka Somaliland iyo Somalia”


Video: Wasiirka Arrimaha Debedda Somaliland Maxamed Cabdillaahi Cumar-“Puntland waxba kama khuseeyaan wadahadalka Somaliland iyo Somalia”

March 11, 2012

Somaliland: Video: Gudoomiyaha degmada Xagal Ee Gobolka Saaxil Oo Kawaramay Xaalada Guud Ee Degmadaas iyo Musuqmaasuq Gobolka Saaxil


Video: Gudoomiyaha degmada Xagal Ee Gobolka Saaxil Oo Kawaramay Xaalada Guud Ee Degmadaas Iyo Musuqmaasuq Gobolka Saaxil

Video: Madaxweyne ku Xigeenka Somaliland Saylici oo ka hadlay sadex masuul oo loo xidhay eedo musuqmaasuq


Video: Madaxweyne ku Xigeenka Somaliland Cabdiraxmaan Cabdillaahi Ismaaciil Saylici oo ka hadlay sadex masuul oo loo xidhay eedo musuqmaasuq

February 25, 2012

VIDEO: Somaliland President Ahmed Silanyo Speech at London Conference on Somalia


VIDEO: Somaliland President Ahmed Silanyo Speech at London Conference on Somalia

Breakaway Somaliland entity targets investors


Breakaway Somaliland entity targets investors

Feb 24 (Reuters) – The breakaway enclave of Somaliland, which boasts oil and gas potential, has set up a UK-linked corporation to act as an entry point for investors concerned the Somali territory’s lack of international recognition would stop contracts being enforced.

On a visit to London to attend a conference on Somalia, President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo told Reuters that the purpose of the Somaliland Development Corporation was to “to attract companies and institutions which want to invest in our country.”

“Since we are not a recognised country, insurance is always a difficult problem in Somaliland so if this can help with that, it would be useful.”

Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991 and has enjoyed relative stability compared to the rest of Somalia, including the holding of a series of peaceful general elections, but remains unrecognised internationally.

Silanyo did not indicate what economic sectors he wished investors to target. But energy and mining minister Hussein Abdi Dualeh said in November the northern enclave had hydrocarbon potential with a geology similar to basins containing 9 billion barrels across the Gulf of Aden.

A number of big oil companies with permits to operate there left what is now Somaliland in the late 1980s and declared force majeure during Somalia’s escalating civil conflict.

Several foreign banks have expressed interest in operating in Somaliland where they are keen to capitalise on its untapped market potential. Somaliland has no formal banking sector and its people rely heavily on remittances from diaspora communities in Europe, North America and the United Arab Emirates, as there are no ATMs or loan facilities.

A briefing paper distributed to journalists on the sidelines of the London conference said that despite Somaliland’s “achievements in stability and democracy, international donors cannot deal directly with its government, and foreign investors face uncertainty about whether contracts – the basis of secure business – can be enforced”.

The SDC circumvented the problem of non-recognition by providing “a transparent, accountable and enforceable means by which investors can participate in Somaliland ventures”.

A not-for-profit company had been set up in Britain to act as the founding vehicle, with Somaliland’s Minister of State Mohamed-Rashid Hassan and Britons Myles Wickstead, a former diplomat, and Jeremy Carver, a retired international lawyer, as founding directors.

The SDC is owned by an incorporated trust, the Somaliland Development Corporation Trust, the paper said.

Oil discoveries would be a cash boon to Somaliland though hydrocarbons have often proven to be a curse to African nations as the opaque nature of the industry can breed corruption.

Colonised by Britain while the rest of Somalia was under Italian administration, Somaliland declared independence in 1991 as the rest of the country disintegrated into anarchy.

(Reuters)

February 13, 2012

Video:Maxkamadeynta Dhagarqabe Jen. Maxamed Cali Samatar Oo 21ka Bishan Ka Furmaysa Dalka Mareykanka


CJA :The Center For Justice & Accountability Letter on General Ali Samantar case

Dear Friends,

I am writing to share some exciting news. After over seven years of litigation, which has featured two appeals, including one that went all the way to the Supreme Court, and travel to six countries ranging from the U.S. to Djibouti to Somaliland, with stops in Italy, England, and Switzerland – our case against General Mohamed Samantar is finally going to trial.

As you may know, this is the first case to go to trial that will seek to hold any member of the former Siad Barre regime responsible for the countless atrocities that were inflicted on innocent civilians in Somalia in the 1980s. During the 1980s, General Samantar served as the highest ranking military official in the country and held the positions of Defense Minister, First Vice President, and Prime Minister. He was Siad Barre’s right-hand and the commander of the armed forces that unleashed the campaign of terror.
For more on the case, click here.

Along with pro bono co-counsel Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, we are very honored to represent our four clients who have persevered in their effort to seek justice.

The trial is set to start on February 21. We anticipate that the trial will last approximately two weeks. We would be delighted if you are able to attend some of the proceedings. If not, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. The trial will take place at  Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA. If you have any questions please e-mail mdegaetano@cja.org.

Sincerely,
Pamela Merchant
Executive Director

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Samantar-Trial-Starts-Feb–21st.html?soid=1101292569561&aid=WBsQE1LdTlM#fblike

Video:Maxkamadeynta Dhagarqabe Jen. Maxamed Cali Samatar Oo 21ka Bishan Ka Furmaysa Dalka Mareykanka

February 9, 2012

Video: Madaxweynaha Somaliland Axmed Siilaanyo Oo La Kulmay Madaxweynaha Jabuuti Ismaciil Cumar Geele


Video: Madaxweynaha Somaliland Axmed Siilaanyo Oo La Kulmay Madaxweynaha Jabuuti Ismaciil Cumar Geele

   

January 10, 2012

VIDEO: Turkish TRT TV Report on Somaliland

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Turkish TRT TV Report on Somaliland

January 8, 2012

VIDEO:Madaxweynaha Somaliland Siilaanyo Oo Qaabilay Orod yahankii Caanka ahaa ee Cabdi Bile Cabdi


VIDEO:Madaxweynaha Somaliland Siilaanyo Oo Qaabilay Orod yahankii Caanka ahaa ee Cabdi Bile Cabdi

January 4, 2012

Video| Somaliland: Sheikh Technical Veterinary School – Terra Nuova


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Video| Somaliland: Sheikh Technical Veterinary School – Terra Nuova

Sheikh Technical Veterinary School and Reference Centre (STVS) is a regional institution located in Sheikh, in the highlands of the Sahil region (Somaliland). Its aim is to provide pastoralists in the Region of the Horn of Africa with better veterinary services. STVS began as a project in 2002 with international funding from (European Union, Danish Government, Italian Cooperation) implemented by Terra Nuova, under the auspices of African Union, Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources. Now, a well-established tertiary education Institution, it operates a fullyfledged regime with modern academic facilities within a state-of-the-art socially interactive environment. Affiliated to Makerere University (Uganda), STVS has built strong institutional and academic links with peer institutions of higher learning both within the region and at international level. The School is currently in the process of being adopted by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) as one of its regional institutions.

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