Somaliland: Somalia Intervenes Somaliland Students in Uganda Participation in Cultural Festival


Kampala International University

By: Moody Boodle

Kampala: (Somalilandsun) The Somalia ambassador to Uganda has put to end the participation of Somaliland students studying at Kampala international university in the cultural festival competition.

Sources say that the Somaliland students had asked the festival management board if they could take part in the festivities using the Somaliland flag and the board nodded with a yes.

Upon hearing of the news the Somali ambassador became furious and went straight to the university and asked them to withdraw their endorsement and at the same time asking if they are the body that has recognized Somaliland as a sovereign state.

A student source says that despite the fact that Somaliland students outnumbers multiply their Somalia counterparts still oppose the fact that Somaliland is a state of its own.

The seven day annual festival function held by Kampala international university ruled out the participation of Somaliland flag due to the instigated pressure from the ambassador who had even notified the Ugandan government.