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Somaliland Celebrates 18 May ‘Independence Day’

Issue 278
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Somaliland Celebrates 18 May ‘Independence Day’

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Hargeysa, May 19, 2007 (SL Times) - Somaliland celebrated its 16th year of independence today, the day when it revoked its 1960 act of unconditional union with the former south Somalia, the day when on May 18th 1991 the people of the former British Protectorate of Somaliland unanimously declared their sovereignty of statehood in Buroa.

Independence square Hargeysa, Friday, 18 May 2007

The highlight of 18 May celebrations took place in independence square in Hargeysa. Thousands of Somalilanders attended the event, including the President of Somaliland Dahir Rayale Kahin and national, local government and opposition officials, as well as traditional leaders and foreign dignitaries.

President Dahir Rayale Kahin (centre), at Independence square Hargeysa, Friday, 18 May 2007

The president gave a speech in which he drew attention to his government’s record of accomplishment in education, internal and foreign affairs, health, trade and development. President Dahir Rayale Kahin wished all Somalilanders inside and outside the country a happy anniversary. He also cautioned Somalilanders against the turmoil in the region and asked the people of Somaliland to safeguard the unity of the nation, and “to be vigilant against those wishing to harm the country.”

All major towns and cities in the country commemorated 18 May independence day

Somaliland Women Police Force (band-troupe) at Independence square Hargeysa, Friday, 18 May 2007
Somaliland police officer and police band force in the background at Independence square Hargeysa, Friday, 18 May 2007

Source: Somaliland Times


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