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Remarks on Somaliland in Q&A about Resolving the Crisis and Sustaining Peace in Somalia

The event was held at Overseas Development Institute in London UK on 14 March 2018 16:30 – 18:00 GMT
Contributing chair: Mary Harper,
Speakers: Rashid Abdi, Michael Keating, Ken Menkhaus, and Sara Pantuliano

Five panelists address four key questions at this event on Somalia’s future: Continue reading “Remarks on Somaliland in Q&A about Resolving the Crisis and Sustaining Peace in Somalia”

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Researchers Pilot System-using Electro-Dialysis to Produce Safe Drinking Water

The demand for cost-effective desalination is increasing with the growing population and the need for safe drinking water, driving continuous innovation in the sector. Revived water, a pilot project led by FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V., is focusing on the potential of electrodialysis for desalination applications, both as stand-alone systems and in combination with established desalination technologies. Continue reading “Researchers Pilot System-using Electro-Dialysis to Produce Safe Drinking Water”

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Hadraawi: The Somali Shakespeare

In Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, everyone knows the nation’s most famous living poet – Hadraawi. They call him their Shakespeare. The poetry of Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’ holds a mirror up to all aspects of life. Born in 1943 to a nomadic camel-herding family, forged as a poet in Somalia’s liberal years pre-1969, jailed in 1973 for ‘anti-revolutionary activities’ without trial under the military junta, a campaigner for peace, Hadraawi’s poetry tells the story of modern Somalia. Continue reading “Hadraawi: The Somali Shakespeare”

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Somaliland Issues Fatwa Banning FGM

Razia Iqbal, the presenter of Newshour on the BBC World Services spoke with Nimco Ali, a British Somalilander and a campaigner against the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), in the wake of recent Fatwa, or religious edict, condemning FGM and paving the way for legislation outlawing it in Somaliland. The practice, which involves the partial or total removal of the female genitalia, is almost universal in the self-declared republic of Somaliland

 

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Priorities Prior to 2019 Somaliland Elections (Part IV): Regional Allocation of Parliamentary Seats

By: Omer A Yussuf in Oakland, California

Priorities Prior to 2019 Somaliland Elections: Somaliland president – HE Muse Bihi Abdi – recently convened a joint session for both Houses: the Elder and the Representatives, in which he gave an assurance that the Municipality and Parliamentary elections would be held on time as planned in March 2019 but urged that members of both houses complete the laws governing election of representatives and councilpersons Continue reading “Priorities Prior to 2019 Somaliland Elections (Part IV): Regional Allocation of Parliamentary Seats”

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Edna Adan Ismail’s Interview with Kirsty Young of BBC Radio 4

Edna is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs – a radio program broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Edna Adan Ismail is a midwife and campaigner. As a 12-year-old growing up in British Somaliland, her dream was to build her own hospital. It took her some 50 years and all her savings to realise her ambition, Continue reading “Edna Adan Ismail’s Interview with Kirsty Young of BBC Radio 4”

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Somaliland Applies Global Resilience Expertise to Drought Response

Hargeisa, 10 December 2017.  Somaliland authorities are carrying out a “Drought Impact Needs Assessment” (DINA), based on a Global Resilience Expertise, that is identifying long term solutions to recurrent cycles of drought, which are to be delivered in parallel to life saving humanitarian relief. The DINA is being led by the Somaliland Government and supported by the World Bank, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN).   Continue reading “Somaliland Applies Global Resilience Expertise to Drought Response”

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Somaliland’s 2017 Presidential Election: Interview with Chief Observer of IEOM

In this extended interview by Edward Paice, Director of Africa Research Institute, Michael Walls reflects on IOEM’s mandate, the performance of the National Electoral Commission, the positives and negatives of the election, campaigning, voter registration and the increasing monetisation of politics in Somaliland. He also looks ahead to parliamentary and local council elections in 2019. Continue reading “Somaliland’s 2017 Presidential Election: Interview with Chief Observer of IEOM”

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