Somaliland as a de facto Country - The Horn of Africa’s Breakaway State
Somaliland - East Africa’s New Democracy in the Horn of Africa
Somaliland (Somali: Somaliland; Arabic: صوماليالند Ṣūmālīlānd, أرض الصومال Arḍ aṣṢūmāl), officially the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليالند Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd), is a self-declared state, internationally considered to be an autonomous region of Somalia.
The government of the de facto state of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the former British Somaliland protectorate, which, in the form of the briefly independent State of Somaliland, united as scheduled on 1 July 1960 with the Trust Territory of Somaliland (the former Italian Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic.Somaliland lies in northwestern Somalia, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden.
It is bordered by the remainder of Somalia (per international recognition) to the east, Djibouti to the northwest, and Ethiopia to the south and west.
Kemal Yildirim, author of various books about Middle eastern politics and cultures, and a film director with various numbers of feature films as well as documentaries.
He currently works on Modern and ancient world cultures.