British Somaliland

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British Somaliland:

see SomaliaSomalia
, officially Federal Republic of Somalia, country (2005 est. pop. 8,591,000), 246,200 sq mi (637,657 sq km), extreme E Africa. It is directly south of the Arabian peninsula across the Gulf of Aden.
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British Somaliland

a former British protectorate (1884--1960) in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: united with Italian Somaliland in 1960 to form the Somali Republic
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The self-declared state of Somaliland is much better known as a refugee producing territory than a refugee destination.
The particular colonial, historical, and socio-economic paths forged distinctive national identities in the north and south and were critical in the emergence of the de facto sovereign state of Somaliland.
47) No single, universally determinative Act of Union was ever taken, and "a presidential decree entitled the 'Law of Union of the State of Somaliland and Somalia' submitted to the combined legislatures failed to win their approval.
56) A British judge presiding in Mogadishu, however, acquitted the officers on the grounds that the court had no jurisdiction over the State of Somaliland in the absence of an Act of Union.
In the breakaway state of Somaliland, which enjoys relative peace compared to the rest of Somalia, Agriculture Minister Aden Ahmed Elmi said more than 750,000 people were now in need of food aid.
Since the end of the armed struggle, he has become a leading figure in the independent, but internationally unrecognised, state of Somaliland that exists in the part of Somalia that was a British colony until 1960.
The secessionist state of Somaliland, in what used to be North Western Somalia, has had a stable and quasi-democratic government since 1991, when local clan elders decided to stop the bloodshed through the ballot and elected a government that has functioned ever since.
Kenya will be opening a diplomatic liaison office in Hargeisa, the capital of the self declared state of Somaliland.
Two women are among the 10, including Somalia's first female Foreign Minister, Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Adan, who hails from the self-declared independent state of Somaliland.

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