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20 Jun 2001 description
report Somaliland Forum

Somalia, Jun 20, 2001 -- Ten years ago the people of Somaliland, after a decade-long liberation war that lasted from 1981 to 1991, reclaimed their statehood and sovereignty by pulling themselves back from a disastrous and unratified union with Somalia --- before even Somalia attained its independence from Italy, Somaliland was a sovereign state that had received its independence from Great Britain on June 26, 1960.

24 Jun 2000 description
report Somaliland Forum

Somalia - A group of so called Somali traditional elders, who were hand picked by President Ismail Omer Guelleh, of Djibouti, have recently concluded their month long talk at Arta, Djibouti, over the political future of Somalia. It has been reported by the world media that these elders have agreed on a six- point plan, which covers everything from peace-making between their warring communities in former Somalia's South to re-inventing the failed Somali state.