Somaliland: Nation Commemorates 24th Independence Anniversary


Somalilandsun: Celebrations were held across the country to mark the 24th anniversary of the reclamation of independence in 1991. As usual the main parade was in Hargeisa, were contingents from the Somaliland Defence Forces, Police Force, Custodial, Marine and other ancillary corps once again but on a great display. From the government agencies to social organisations, the business sector and all other sectors of Somaliland’s community were represented at the parade in Hargeisa attended by President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud “Silaanyo” and other senior officials.

Somaliland women corps march past the ceremonial dias in Hargeisa

In Borama, Vice-President Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail “Seylaci” participated in anniversary celebrations along with regional officials. The Speaker of the Parliament and Waddani chair, Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi “Cirro” was also present in Borama, where he took breakfast with residents of the city in a humble restaurant prior to attending the celebrations.

There were also celebrations in Burao, Berbera, Las Anod, Erigavo and all other Somaliland towns and villages.
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