Category: Research

Somaliland: The Declaratory vs Constitutive Theory

Statehood and Recognition: When looking at the map of the world it appears as if almost the whole world is neatly divided into separate parts, with each part representing a defined territorial entity, known as a State. But under this neatly divided surface, a closer examination reveals that the concept of statehood is shrouded in many ambiguities. For example, what makes a State, a State? Continue reading “Somaliland: The Declaratory vs Constitutive Theory”

Is it Rule of Law or Rule by Law That is the Overriding Modus Operandi in Somaliland Republic?

It is the duty of every Somalilander to have a self-reflective approach and to be aware of any actions he or she takes or any words he or she utters that could be detrimental to our nation building efforts. This applies to clan elders as much as it applies to the President, you and I alike.   Continue reading “Is it Rule of Law or Rule by Law That is the Overriding Modus Operandi in Somaliland Republic?”

These Somaliland Businesswomen are Banding Together to be Heard

Just before midday in Hargeisa, Somaliland, the pace of life starts to slow. People head home for lunch and a rest, taking refuge from the hottest hours of the day. But a few iron sheet shacks on the side of the road are a hive of activity: For a few hours, until the heat of the sun starts waning, men sit in groups and chat, either at home or under the shadow of a tarpaulin. Continue reading “These Somaliland Businesswomen are Banding Together to be Heard”