Somaliland: Country with an Impossible to Hide History



Somalilandsun – Somaliland, independence was on 26 June 1960 and not on 1 July 1960 when it entered into a voluntary union with Somalia and the fact that the OAU Declaration was made in 1963 does not affect the application of the doctrine. On the latter date, it was only the international boundary that (Italian) Somalia had with Kenya and the “administrative” (as it was never delineated) international boundary that it had with ×Ethiopia that became the international boundaries of the new united Somali Republic state. The United Nations, African Union, or ×African States did not draw or make the current borders of African States. All the borders of ×African independent states had been drawn by the colonial powers of ×Europe at the end of the 19th century, mainly during ×The Partition of Africa held in ×Berlin in 1884. The statehood, independence, and diplomatic recognition of each ×African State today are based on its own colonial demarcations or borders. Likewise, all the borders of the Arab World, Asia, and ×South America also emerged from colonial borders drawn mainly by Britain , France and Spain. Similarly, the statehood, independence, and the expected diplomatic recognition of ×Somaliland are based on its own colonial borders drawn during ×British Somaliland Protectorate era. In the East, Somaliland border runs along ×Growe and Bosaso. In the ×West, it runs along Lowya’addo. In the South, Somaliland shares border with Ethiopia. And in the North, Somaliland border runs along the Red Sea. The borders of Somalia, Somaliland, and ×Djibouti have the same international status and legitimacy because they were all drawn by ×European Colonial powers. Anyone who opposes the legitimacy of ×Somaliland borders, its statehood, its independence, and its diplomatic recognition is challenging the borders and sovereignty of all ×African independent states (54 states) whose borders rose from their colonial borders or demarcations. Borders are not based on lineage but based on land only. There are no tribal borders or tribal states in ×Africa or in this world and there will never be one. There are only national borders of states whose nations make-up consists of many or several tribes that share common borders and sovereignty. The following ×African Tribes clearly show of how ×African clans are distributed over different countries. All other continents have also tribes and clans similar to ×Africa who have inhabitant in different countries. The internal security and peace of ×Africa rest on respecting, recognizing, and implementing its current borders that rose from colonial borders. If an ×African country would claim the tribe and its land located in another ×African Country, the continent would fall to endless devastating, bloody clan wars, violence and anarchy. The African continent would not exist as we know it today. Some people confuse ×Somaliland and Somalia for either not knowing the history of ×Somalis or for irrational political reasons. Pugland is inseparable part of ×Somalia because it is located within Somalia’s historical borders with which ×Somalia achieved independence on July 1st, 1960 from ×Italy while Somaliland achieved separately its independence from ×Britain on June 26, 1960. Somaliland has undeniable rights to claim independence, statehood, and recognition based on its own unique borders while ×Pugland can not have such rights because it is part of ×Somalia and shares borders and nationhood with it. Somaliland and ×Somalia are not the first two countries in this world whose union ceased to exist. Somaliland was recognized by 34 countries including the five super powers and international community on the basis of their original borders existing while ×Somalia was under ×Italian trust ship. This shows that the unity among countries (Somaliland and Somalia) that share a union is not sacred anymore if they disagree. Some Somalis believe that ×Somaliland can not withdraw from the union with ×Somalia claiming that ×Somalis share same language, religion, color, and culture. If this claim were true for achieving union, the ×Arab World which has nearly 17 independent countries such as Algeria, Bahrain language, religion, culture, and color would not have separate independent sates. They do not have any federal or union for disagreeing to share one. The union was doomed after ×Somalia hijacked the governments for the thirty years of its existence (1960-1990) and then committed atrocities against ×Somaliland people when they rebelled against injustices and humiliation perpetrated against them. Only justice and fair power-sharing are the most important factors for a union to survive and that is what ×Somalia failed to understand in the years of the union

* N.B Jeolous Is Selfish.


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