ISBN 9788888934181
Pages 156
Dimensions 216 x 140mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2011
Publisher Ponte Invisible (Redsea Cultural Foundation) , Somaliland
Format Paperback

Somaliland: The Way Forward Vol 1

Achieving its Rightful International Status

edited by Jama Musse Jama

On May 18th, 1991, Somaliland embarked on a new path in order to manage its own destiny as a sovereign state and for 20 years the people of Somaliland have demonstrated their strong commitment in achieving the goal of independence through democratic values and a rejection of extremism; four peaceful and fair parliamentary and presidential elections, as well as a popular referendum have been held. In addition the local economy shows signs of hope, and the already announced forthcoming presence of international banks in the country will further help Somaliland to trade with the world.

This first volume of Somaliland – the way forward documents the recent advances in Somaliland in peace, development, good governance and economic revival. A number of critical issues, including the state of law and order, justice and rights, national planning, democracy and political maturity all built on the centuries-old traditions of a nomadic Muslim society are explored.

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About the Editor

Jama Musse Jama

Dr. Jama Musse Jama is an ethnomathematician, holds a PhD in African Studies specialising in Computational Linguistics of African Languages, and has authored and edited several books. Doctorate from Oriental University of Naples, MSc Summa cum laude in Mathematics from University of Pisa, Dr. Jama lectured in different universities. He is known for his research on traditional African games and their possible use within formal education. A cultural activist, historical researcher and a preserver of Somali oral histories, Dr. Jama is the founder of Hargeysa Cultural Centre and Hargeysa international Book Fair - one of the most important influential literature festivals in Africa. In 2018 he hosted the 13th International Congress of Somali Studies International Association in Hargeysa where he become formal President of the Association during the tenure 2018-2020. 

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