Somalilandsun: According to news reaching us from reliable sources confirmed the
acceptance of Somaliland passport as a valid travel document to the UAE. This
was informed by Somaliland ambassador to the UAE H.E Bashe Awil.
The envoy revealed that Somaliland nationals can now apply for visas to
enter the UAE which before was a dilemma afflicting the people of this not
yet recognized nation.
UAE joins a list of countries that have recognized the Somaliland passport.
Before this information saw the light of the day Ethiopia and Djibouti also
accepted the Somaliland passport.
Somaliland a former British protectorate that unified with the Italy colony
Somalia suffered as a result of that unification more than 50,000 citizens
were massacred by the heavy handedness of the former Somalia tyrant
Mohammed Siad Barre forcing the people of Somaliland to take arms and
defend their people. Luckily after a long struggle Somali National Movement
fighters destroyed the army of the despot forcing him to flee for his dear
life in Kenya.
Since then Somaliland has been fighting to regain her status as an
independent country amongst the global community.
Somaliland gained independence from Britain on 26th June 1960 and after
only five days joined Somalia.
By:Guled Abdi Mahir