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Sign at University of Hargeisa - Somaliland  

Sign at University of Hargeisa - Somaliland

The same could be said of Somaliland's efforts to achieve international recognition.
Somaliland is not Somalia

December 25th 2013
It is one of the least visited tourist destinations in the world. The mostly empty Ethiopian Airlines flight contained just one other fellow traveller as our small plane uneasily bobbled to its destination of Hargeisa in Somaliland. Passing through immigration and collecting luggage was relatively easy and I was soon in a taxi bouncing along rough roads of a city in the horn of Africa. The scene b ... read more
Africa » Somalia » Somaliland

Somali Flag The regime of Mohamed SIAD Barre was ousted in January 1991; turmoil, factional fighting, and anarchy have followed in the years since. In May of 1991, northern clans declared an independent Republic of Somaliland that now includes the administrative... ... read more
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4th February 2014

How long is their road?
And there we were chatting on Skype with your perfect reception from Somaliland with me thinking I know so little of that land. Me and the rest of the World me thinks. It pleases my heart that you had the foresight to visit and report on this amazing country and their need for international recognition. May the powers to be take an interest and rectify an obvious need. I wonder who else you can direct attention that can make a difference. Like each step of a camel takes it forward...this blog Shane strikes me as one of your most important.
7th February 2014

An important blog
Thanks for your comment Dave, I concur that this is one of my most important blogs and the number of views it is receiving indicates the same. Yes, I too wonder what else can be done to increase recognition of this issue, as more nations (like Australia) need to take a more active stance.

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