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Unfortunately, this is not the case. And it is much more serious. My younger brother, Ahmed was arrested for over a week without an arrest warrant in what can be characterized as a state-sanctioned kidnapping. Before coming to Australia, I was born and raised in the middle east. I have lived and seen the Arab spring. Somaliland is my birthplace where currently there are free and fair elections…

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Only a fair, open and transparent system will resolve current conflicts and guarantee wider participation in politics by the youth and regional Somaliland. We should no longer stand on the sidelines. The new proposals for Law 14 from current political parties do not only aim to resolve their own conflict but they're overreaching to dictate the political future for all of Somaliland's next…

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If you noticed, things are not the same. When I started this advocacy our audience was the western elites (IR experts, MPs, journalists influencers etc). The challenge was to first let them know about us and then address any misconceptions they have about Somaliland's unique position in the world. At the same time, several geopolitical events have opened up a very rare opportunity for Somaliland's…

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In the following week, Australia is hosting the Quad meeting of foreign ministers in our city Melbourne. Since its inception, the goals of this alliance have included an open and free indo-pacific. Unfortunately, democracy and alliance with free democracies have not improved much since the last Quad meeting in Washington DC. We have seen how the Solomon islands for example switched its recognition…

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However, no one has told that to Claire Elders in her latest article in the reputable International Affairs journal. In this blog, I will explain how such a scientific paper does not even meet the standards of a news article let alone peer-reviewed journals. It is an insult not to Somaliland but to science and research methods. If Claire or the publisher did not take corrective actions, it will…

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The Somaliland and Somalia talks' should follow all of the following four principles: Principle #1: Somaliland statehood is based on aspects that require international intervention; not Mogadishu's Approval. Somaliland statehood is based on the following aspects: Respecting colonial boundaries and historical independence since 1884 an unratified union with Somalia The genocide of 100,000 people…

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Kulmiye1 and Somaliland sovereignty During their term in government, ex-Kulmiye member Hirsi Ali xaaji and his gang (Kulmiye1) have paused the quest for Somaliland recognition. This has been confirmed by an insider and a Somaliland international friend. President Bihi has reversed 7 years of self-isolation and asserted Somaliland sovereignty through the establishment of new diplomatic relations…

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The only issue that didn't invoke an intervention is the unilateral declaration of independence by the Somaliland people. This is despite the inviting 2005 African Union fact-finding mission that recommends finding a special method of dealing with Somaliland's outstanding case. In this article, I will explain why Somalia will never recognise Somaliland and for very good reasons. Then, I will…

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Taiwan/China ( 🇦🇺 🇺🇸 🇯🇵 🇮🇳 ) Somaliland is one of the few African countries that established relations with Taiwan. This can make Somaliland subject to the US TAIPEI Act of 2019 which allows US to protect Taiwan allies. On China's influence on Africa, Somaliland held its ground against China's tactics to cut ties with Taiwan. Horn of Africa ( 🇺🇸 ) According to Freedom House, Somaliland…

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Contrary to what I thought, we have 4 climates in Somaliland: Hot desert climates (BWh) Cold semi-arid climates (BSk) Subtropical highland oceanic climate (Cwb) Hot semi-arid climates (BSh) This is called Köppen climate classification. It is an awesome system that helps you think more clearly about the weather conditions anywhere in the world. It lets you say for example Melbourne has about the…

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Currently the Gadabousi, Habar Younis feel that president Muse Biihi gave all the power to other tribes, namely Habar Jeclo and Habar Awal. To check if this is true, first, we need to agree that a fair share would be a one that gives each tribe a number of ministers proportional to their population. Luckily, we have a survey made by the British protectorate in 1951. Using the same ratio, we can…

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