Somalilandsun: Somali is an ethnicity shared by permanent communities in Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Somaliland and Ethiopia.
While ethnic somalis also dwell in most countries on earth where they hold citizenship, they continue to identify with their individual native country.
This identification as either a Somali of Ethiopian Kenyan, Somaliland origin and inspite of shared traditions, culture and religion a distinct diversity especially political is also discernible.
Why political divergence, simply because from the onset of 1960s the idea of extracting all somali speaking areas in the region and uniting them into one Greater Somalia was implemented with the voluntary union between Somaliland a former British Protectorate, and Somalia a former Italian colony
With French Djibouti, Ogaden Ethiopia and NFD Kenya failing to join the Greater Somalia bandwagon and subsequent acrimonious events between United Somaliland and Somalia the former reclaimed after a brutal civil war her self-rule in 1991.
Three decades later Somaliland which was a recognised member of the United Nations prior to its 1st June 1960 voluntary union with Somalia remains, UNRECOGNIZED AS A NATION
Putting it squarely is #Somaliland nationalist @InaAliSead who says “The dream of Somali-weyn is well and truly dead. It is time to accept the inevitable reality; the future of the Somalis in the Horn should be friendship and cooperation, NOT War. #Djibouti #Jigjiga #Hargeisa #Garrisa #Mogadisho…