From the Horn of Africa, a Ray of Hope By Chris Albin-Lackey

Chris Albin-Lackey is a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch Ask people what they know about Somalia and most will probably start talking about pirates, terrorists, and Black Hawk Down. Not many would think to mention democracy or free elections as well, but they should. Last month, Somaliland — an impoverished sliver of territory that has maintained de facto independence from Somalia since 1991 — […]

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Breaking News: Kulmiye wins Somaliland Presidential Elections

Breaking News: Thursday July 01 2010 18 MAY.COM/18 MAY.ORG Live From Hargeisa Capital of Somaliland Republic: Gudidii Komishanka Doorashooyinka Qaranka Soomaaliland oo ku dhawaaqaday maanta natiijadii oo ah inuu ku guulaystay Xisbiga Kulmiye 49.59% halka UDUB uu helay 33.23% UCID 17.18% Dhawaaqaas ayay Komishanka doorashooyinka qaranku muddo yar horteed kaga hadleen natiijada Doorashada Madaxtooyada Somaliland.Waxaana Hogaaminta dalka ku guulaysatay xisbiga Kulmiye.Hambalyo/Congratulation to Silaanyo the new […]

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INTERNATIONAL REPUBLICAN INSTITUTE:Somaliland Holds Credible Presidential Election

Somaliland Holds Credible Presidential Election June 27, 2010 Hargeisa, Somaliland – IRI found that Somaliland’s election was peaceful, without maAmbassador Williamson visits with Sacid, who voted in Hargeisa.Ambassador Williamson visits with Sacid, who voted in Hargeisa.jor incident and generally met international standards. Hundreds of thousands of Somalilanders turned out to vote in their fourth election, and although wanting international recognition, did not wait to continue […]

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From Sool to Salal – The Somaliland Democracy Prevails Again By Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi

From Sool to Salal – The Somaliland Democracy Prevails Again Somaliland’s election was peaceful, without major incident and generally met international standards. More then million Somalilanders turned out to vote in their fourth consecutive election. The delayed international response to Somaliland’s case of independence did not stop Somalilanders from building nascent and decent democracy. The international community should credit democracy progress in Somaliland with diplomatic […]

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Hargeysa Court Sentences Three Men For Misusing Islam

Hargeysa, Somaliland, June 19, 2010 (SL Times) – A court in Somaliland’s capital, Hargeysa, sentenced each of three men to a year in jail, a fine of one million Somaliland shillings and deportation, for spreading false teachings that are damaging to Islam and the country. The three men (Abdiaziz Muhammad Ali, Ayni Muhammad Ali and Hassan Mukhtar) who originally came from Ethiopia, taught children at […]

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