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No More 'Grass Grown by the Spear': Addressing Land-based Conflicts in Somaliland

Land ownership and access to land are the most frequent source of violent conflicts in contemporary Somaliland, especially in pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, which form the backbone of Somaliland’s domestic economy. The collapse of Somalia’…

Local Capacities for Peace: Addressing Land-based Conflicts in Somaliland and Afghanistan

It was the aim of the project to conduct case studies on certain land conflicts in order to generate reliable knowledge on the main causes, the conflict cycle and possible mechanisms of civil conflict resolution. In both Somaliland and Afghanista…

Vote for Peace II: A Report on the 2010 Somaliland Presidential Election Process

On 26 June 2010, the people of Somaliland went to the polls to elect a new president for the second time since declaring independence. The incumbent President Daahir Rayaale Kaahin lost to the main opposition candidate Axmed Maxamed Maxamuud Siilaa…

Local Solutions: Creating an Enabling Environment for Decentralisation in Somaliland

In December 2002, the people of Somaliland went to the polls for the first time in more than three decades, electing 332 councillors to manage the affairs of their towns and 23 electoral districts. These ‘local elections’ marked the first chapter in…

A Vote for Peace: How Somaliland Successfully Hosted its First Parliamentary elections in 35 Years

On September 29th 2005, the people of Somaliland went to the polls to choose a new parliament for the first time since 1969. The elections for the 82-seat House of Representatives symbolised not only the final stage in Somaliland’s laborious transit…

Voter Behaviour in Somaliland

The main aim of the study was to understand voter behaviour in Somaliland, with a particular focus on the upcoming presidential elections. Specifically, the study objectives were: To measure attitudes towards the National Election Commission (NEC)…

Confronting the Future of Somaliland's Democracy: Lessons from a Decade of Multi-partyism and the Way Forward

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 f…

Democracy in Somaliland: Challenges and Opportunities

The people of Somaliland went to the polls on 26th June 2010 to elect the President and Vice President of the Republic for the second time in a period of 50 years, counting from the date of independence in 1960. The election dates were extended se…

Peace in Somaliland: An Indigenous Approach to State-building

Rebuilding a country after conflict is about far more than repairing damaged buildings and re-establishing public institutions. Fundamentally, it is about rebuilding relationships at all levels, restoring the people’s trust and confidence in governa…

Women's Rights in Islam and Somali Culture

The cultural context and experiences of women in Somaliland provide insight into both specific and universal challenges to the fulfillment of the human rights of all Somali women. For instance, the collapse of the central government eliminated leg…

The Judicial System in Somaliland

A critical measure of the transitional administration of war torn country is its success in providing security and the rule of law to its people. These can only be realized when there are functioning institutions to uphold them. Somalia’s legal, …

From Plunder to Prosperity: Resolving Resource-based Conflict in Somaliland

After decades of political upheaval in the Somali region, land tenure systems in Somaliland lie in grim disarray. Years of civil war steadily eroded traditional systems of managing land and resources and resolving conflict, the Somaliland governme…

Somalia's 2021 Elections: Somaliland Perspective

In 2020/2021, Somalia's Federal elections were supposed to take place in Muqdisho ending four years of Farmaajo's leadership, however, at the time of writing this report, the federal selection-based elections have been delayed due to political disag…

Somaliland: Africa's Longest de Facto Independent State

This discussion paper is intended to capture Somaliland’s journey to end violence, reach a durable political settlement through an elite-negotiated process, form a new legitimate and democratic government, and facilitate a free market economy. The p…

A Vote for Change: Somaliland's Two Decades Old Electoral Democracy

Somaliland’s electoral history is rather unique in a troubled part of the world where democratic norms and values are not respected. The combined elections at the end of May 2021 are crucial for the country’s political stability and democratic crede…

Hybrid Security Governance in Somaliland

Somaliland communities have traditional system of governance, in which customary law and the clan system from which it derived provided the model for conflict resolution and a hybrid political order in general. This system of governance has gained p…

Berbera Corridor - The Eastern Corridor: Connecting the Borderland Economies of Somaliland & Somalia

Somaliland's government inked a 30-year concession agreement with Dubai-based port operator DP World in 2016. The port and the Berbera corridor are being modernized as part of this project. The transformation of the Berbera corridor into an economic…

Rebuilding Waheen Market in Hargeisa: Challenges and Opportunities

The aftermath of Somaliland’s re-assertion of independence in 1991, saw an increase in urbanization especially in Hargeisa as well as rapid expansion of markets. Despite the increase in number and sizes of markets, Waaheen remained a vital market no…

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