Somaliland

What is Somaliland known for?


local interpretation

of the executive . This system has allowed a multi-party democracy, the demobilisation of the militias, stability and also development . This is Somaliland's local interpretation of democracy and provides an interesting case into the possibility of state building in a region suffering from conflict . - style "background:#DCDCDC" Hargeisa


highly intricate

on joyous celebrations like Eid or weddings. The henna designs vary from very simple to highly intricate. Compared to Pakistani, Indian or Bangladeshi henna designs, Somali designs are more modern and simple. Traditionally, only women apply this body art, as it is considered a feminine (female) custom. Henna is not only applied on the hands and feet but is also used as a dye. Somali men and women alike use henna as a dye to change their hair colour (Human hair color). Mostly, elderly men with grey hair apply this procedure because black hair dye is forbidden in Islam. WikiPedia:Somaliland Dmoz:Regional Africa Somalia Somaliland Commons:Somaliland


combining traditional

Somalia_Constitution_English_FOR_WEB.pdf publisher Federal Government of Somalia accessdate 2 August 2012 It has a hybrid system of governance under the Constitution of Somaliland, combining traditional and western institutions. In a series of inter-clan conferences, culminating in the Boorama Conference in 1993, a ''qabil'' (clan or community) system of government was constructed. The constitution separates government into an executive branch, a legislative branch, and a judicial


representing traditional

) and a legislature. The president is elected by the people for a five year term. The '''Parliament (Parliament of Somaliland)''' (''Baarlamaanka'') has two chambers (bicameralism). The '''House of Representatives (House of Representatives of Somaliland)''' (''Golaha Wakiilada'') will have 82 members, elected for a five year term . The '''House of Elders (House of Elders of Somaliland)''' (''Golaha Guurtida'') will have 82 members, representing traditional leaders. Somaliland has a multi


international work

Somaliland protectorate. Charles George Herbermann, ''The Catholic encyclopedia: an international work of reference on the constitution, doctrine, discipline, and history of the Catholic church'', Volume 14, (Robert Appleton company: 1913), p.139. The small number of Christians in the region today mostly come from similar Catholic institutions in Aden, Djibouti, and Berbera. Somaliland falls within the Episcopal


approach quot

close cultural ties to Southeast Asia and the islands of the Indian Ocean. The lower-lying lands of northern Kenya and Greater Somalia are indeed extremely dry. In fact, on the coast of Somaliland and Puntland many years can go by without any rain whatsoever. Dewar, Robert E. and Wallis, James R; "Geographical patterning in interannual rainfall variability in the tropics and near tropics: An L-moments approach"; in ''Journal of Climate'', 12; pp. 3457-3466


wearing school

customs. However, most Somalis in this region prefer traditional Islamic dress code while a minority choose to both wear western-style clothing and cultural tradition. Men and women in Somaliland dress different, therefore they are catogorised into two sections: right 250px thumb Somali people Somali (File:Hargeisa schoolboys.jpg) boys in Hargeisa wearing school uniform. right 250px thumb Somali people Somali (File:Hargeisa schoolboys.jpg) boys in Hargeisa wearing school uniform


part series

-SSC_Factor.html Somaliland’s Quest for International Recognition and the HBM-SSC Factor *#Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail (2004–2006) ** '''Somaliland''' - Edna Adan Ismail (2003–2006) * '''South Africa''' - Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1999–2009) Places That Don't Exist (2005) Places That Don't Exist was Reeve's 2005 award-winning five-part series on breakaway states and unrecognised nations, broadcast on BBC2 and broadcasters internationally. Among the countries


published online

;nbsp;252–281. *Hoehne, Markus V. 2007: Puntland and Somaliland clashing in northern Somalia: Who cuts the Gordian knot?, published online on 7 November 2007. http: hornofafrica.ssrc.org Hoehne Bibliography *Bradbury, Mark, ''Becoming Somaliland'' (James Currey, 2008) External links *Somaliland official website *Somaliland Times English language news website. * http


main opposition

macro-regions. In the case of the later Transitional Federal Government, a new interim judicial structure was formed through various international conferences. '''Presidential elections''' in Somaliland, a ''de facto'' state that is claimed in whole by Somalia, were held on 14 April 2003. Results show that president Dahir Riyale Kahin won by the slightest of margins were released on April 19. Initially rejected by the main opposition, this led

Somaliland

'''Somaliland''' ( before uniting with the Trust Territory of Somalia (the former Italian Somaliland) on 1 July 1960 to form the Somali Republic.

Somaliland is bordered by Ethiopia in the south and west, Djibouti in the northwest, the Gulf of Aden in the north, and the autonomous Puntland region of Somalia to the east. Analysis: Time for jaw-jaw, not war-war in Somaliland

In 1988, the Siad Barre regime launched a clampdown against the Hargeisa-based Somali National Movement (SNM) and other rebel outfits, which were among the events that led to the Somali Civil War. The conflict left the economic and military infrastructure severely damaged. After the collapse of the central government in 1991, the local government, led by the SNM, declared independence (Declaration of independence) from the rest of Somalia on 18 May of the same year.

Since then, the territory has been governed by an administration that seeks self-determination as the '''Republic of Somaliland''' ( It is a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, whose members consist of indigenous peoples, minorities, and unrecognised or occupied territories.

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