Jun 03, 2010

Somaliland: Peace and Democracy threatened by religious fundamentalists and pirates

Active ImageLong sought and valued, the existence of democracy and peace within Somaliland is threatened by Religious fundamentalist groups and criminal networks of Pirates operating in the geographically southern and central regions of Somalia.



Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:

Somaliland has enjoyed peace and stability since it declared its independence from the rest of Somalia in May 1991, while the rest of Somalia has been ravaged by famine, political instability and civil war, contributing to and causing the regions ongoing humanitarian disaster of the past two decades.

Somaliland is currently struggling to tackle the increasing threat posed by terrorism from groups linked to Al-Qaida which operate in Somalia.  Whilst Somaliland managed to establish a functioning government, a basic economy and a relative degree of peace the rest of Somalia was mired by clan wars and poverty amidst the absence of any political authority in which religious and tribal groups fought over and asserted power.