..... Bogan waxad ka daalacan kartaa warar iyo wacaal sugan oo ku saabsan J.Somaliland iyo Caalamka kale ........."Ha Jirto Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland Oo Ha Joogto Waligeed"........

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

UK-Parliament debated S/land Election

Mobile clinics bring stable care to moving populations in Somaliland

Dallow, SOMALILAND — Twenty-year old Safia Ali Abdi had never been to the doctor before she lined up at a mobile clinic under an acacia tree one October morning this year. She left her home at 7am, carrying her five-month old son Sakaria in her arms along a four-hour walk to seek care. Both their mouths had been sore and bleeding, which made it hard for Sakaria to breastfeed. When Abdi arrived, she found three nurses and a midwife, with a line of patients waiting. The clinic was comprised of two tables, now stacked with medicine, scales to measure body weight, a wooden block for measuring height, and a tent for the midwife to examine pregnant women and new mothers. Abdi and her son were diagnosed with stomatitis, a condition that causes sores and swelling in the mouth. They were given zinc tablets and anti-fungal oral drops, and sent home.
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To Improve Trust in Its Elections, Somaliland Goes High-tech

- Last week, Somalilanders went to the polls in a historic presidential election. Officials employed advanced iris-scanning technology to identify voters and prevent duplicate ballots — the first use of such a biometric system in a national election.

For Somaliland, a breakaway region whose independence has not yet been recognized by the U.N., the scanners also made a powerful statement about its legitimacy as a nation-state.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Voting Begins in Somaliland in Third Presidential Election Since 2003

- Polling stations have opened in the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland for the third presidential election since 2003. A VOA Somali reporter in Hargeisa, Barkhad Kariye, says he saw long lines, with some people waiting since 3:00 a.m.
“They wanted to be the first to cast their ballot, people want to make sure they vote before polling stations close,” Kariye said.
The electoral commission has urged people to prioritize the elderly and the vulnerable. There are 1,642 polling stations were voters will cast their ballots.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The man who buried Somaliland's dead

- It was June 2, 1988 and Hargeisa was under attack. The rat-a-tat-tat of nearby artillery rose above the city and filled Ibrahim Abdullahi's ears, but the battle was in the north and hadn't reached his government-controlled southern district - at least not yet. As he nervously ventured outside, Abdullahi's mind raced. He had already sent his wife and eight children to safety in Ethiopia, but he felt a longing to stay in Hargeisa, a need to protect his modest mud-brick home and keep it occupied in order to deter looters and to defend the product of years of his own hard work.

Why Somaliland broke from Somalia?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Somaliland: Observation Mission Deployed to Monitor Historic Election

- On 13 November 2017, Somaliland will hold its third presidential election. A team of 60 international election observers from 24 different countries – including representatives of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) – have arrived in Hargeisa. The international election observation mission (EOM) will undertake various tasks before, during and after election day, such as examining the pre-election campaign, verifying access by political parties to locations for campaigning, the equality of access to the media, the procedures which will be employed for the distribution of election materials, voting itself and the counting and tallying of ballots. This election will be a landmark for Somaliland as this is the first time an incumbent does not run again for presidency, making it an important phase in Somaliland’s consolidation of its representative democracy.