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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Confronting the Future of Somaliland’s Democracy

(Medeshi)- Report by the Academy for Peace and Development (APD)  in Somaliland highlights the need to keep the election process to achieve the democratic goals that the country pursues.


Introduction : Somaliland’s Democratic Transition
Somaliland’s unilaterally withdrawal from the union with Somalia in 1991 was followed by a decade-long peace and  state-building process led by traditional clan elders. Somaliland resolved internal disputes, merged militias into police and military forces, and built governance institutions and practices based on a system that blended tradition and modernity. These were formally codified with the ratification by popular referendum of a new constitution in 2001. However, Somaliland remains internationally unrecognised.
Read the complete report in PDF here