Somalilandsun: 30 years ago, clan elders declared the withdrawal of Somaliland from her union with Somalia.
Upon withdrawal from the ill fated union of 1960 union the clan elders also declared Somaliland a sovereign state.
This historic decision occurred on the 18th May 1991 at the now deprict building in Burao town as discovered by the Wadani party leader and Somaliland 2022 presidential candidate Abdirahman Abdilahi Irrro.
Waxa aan maanta booqday aqalkii lagaga dhawaaqay dib ula soo noqoshada Qarannimada Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland. pic.twitter.com/YsKSHxS4TK
— Cabdiraxmaan Cirro (@Abdirahmanirro) May 20, 2021
The Somaliland Declaration of Independence (formally Republic of Somaliland) was proclaimed on 18 May 1991 by Somali Sultans from the Isaaq, Dhulbahante, Issa, Gadabursi, and Warsangali clans and the Somali National Movement.
This came after a bloody rebellion fought by SNM against dictator Mohamed Siyad Barre and his Somalia army then fourth most powerful in Africa.
But as with other historic sights of Somaliland like the centuries old and british Built Womens Hall and Indian line in Hargeisa and Maqahiida Inanta SNM revels tea house in Gabile district , successive governments have let them disappear.