Somaliland is a de facto sovereign state in the Horn of Africa. It is considered a part of Somalia by most countries. It lies on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden. It is home to more than two million people. In addition to being the largest island in the Horn, it is also one of the poorest. Its capital city is Hargeisa. Its name derives from the words “Somaliland” and “Somali” which are the official languages of the Somali people.
There are many reasons why a federation of Somaliland would not be a good idea. While the UN and African Union are concerned about further territorial divisions, Somaliland has a strong history of successfully running its own affairs for more than three decades. It has cultivated a habit of democracy and established institutions to protect its interests. It has a track record far superior to that of the former South Sudan after its own independence.
The country has a history of political instability. In 1991, Barre fell to warlords, which forced international intervention. In 1993, the United Nations intervened and declared Somaliland independent. The international military force helped restore the nation’s unity, but Somaliland’s first parliamentary elections were held in September 2005. The parliamentary election gave a majority to two opposition parties. This is the only time that a president has been elected in the Horn of Africa.
The Somaliland Centre for Peace and Development published a book in 1999, “Self-Portrait of Somaliland”. The Somali federal government has a significant influence in the country. Achieving this goal requires a stable government that is free from outside interference. The political and economic structure of the Somali federal government is an important element of the country’s stability. In 2006, the United States, Ethiopia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates are wary of such developments.
The African Union has sent a fact-finding mission to Somaliland, which was very favorable to the country’s claims. The African Union is now urged to take up this issue with the Somali government. However, the African Union has played limited roles since then. The situation in Somaliland is complex and difficult to predict. In 2015, a fact-finding mission was dispatched to Somaliland. Its findings are favorable for the country.
As a result, the Somaliland system is not democratic. The government’s political system is based on clans, and jobs and contracts are distributed on the basis of clan. The rule of “you cannot leave a clan behind” is true in Somaliland. Despite the fact that the government in Somaliland is governed by a strong government, it still lacks basic rights. For instance, a citizen can only vote in one district if the country has a president of that clan.
While it is difficult to understand the politics of the Somaliland President, there are many positive signs. It is a democratic country that has a government and an army. The two sides are very different. The country has no central authority and no centralized political structure. The Somali government is independent and autonomous and it can hold elections. It has its own currency, police force, and border controls. It is a fully functional independent state. Unfortunately, the President is not recognized internationally. Its president is the only person who can decide whether or not a bill is valid.