Somaliland:Somaliland ambassador calls for unity as they fight for recognitin

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Somalilandsun:The Ambassador of Somaliland in Uganda, Hamse Haji Dool said it’s high
time, that the international community recognised Somaliland as an
independent state to allow them deal with their problems effectively.

“We need to strongly unite for the welfare of our nation, peaceful
coexistence and defence in a united voice as one wherever we are in the
world,” Dool said.
*Ambassador of Somaliland in Uganda, Hamse Haji Dool*

He praised what he called a flourishing relationship with Uganda that has
allowed them settle in peacefully. Majority of Somalis from Somaliland
living in Uganda are students studying from different institutions. Others
are businessmen who have lived in Uganda for a long time including others
who were born here. Somaliland, which is located in the horn of Africa;
celebrates two independence days in a year – one in May and the other in
June.

They gained their independence from the British protectorate of North
Ireland on June 26 1960 but were later amalgamated with neighbouring
Somalia. However after the fall of long-time dictator Said Barre that saw
Somalia plunge into a long civil war that persists to this day, in 1991
Somaliland broke away unliterary declaring independence on May 18.

“Due to various political and social issues the fruits of the reunion
didn’t turn out positively, people of Somaliland suffered systematic
discrimination, injustice, characterised with massive killings. We couldn’t
continue with the marriage,” Hamse said.

He adds that the position to dissolve the reunion and regain their
independence, 27 years ago has seen unprecedented levels of improvement in
peace and stability, private sector development, human rights
infrastructure development among others.

The ultimate objective for the past 27 years of the sparsely populated
nation of four million people has been getting international recognition
and Hemsi says it will remain so until they acquire it.

– July 2, 2018
– Written by IBRAHIM SEBUNNYA

sebunyaibrahim13@gmail.com

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