Exercising the Code of Conduct During The Elections: The Case Of The Somaliland Media
Somaliland came to the fore of the international political system immediately after it declared its independence from the rest of Somalia on 18 May 1991. The Grand Conference of the Northern People was held in Burao and was composed of the leaders of the Somali National Movement (SNM) and representatives of all clans inhabiting northwestern Somalia. The newly established state inherited the borders of the former British colony which adjoins Ethiopia to the south and west, Djibouti to the north-west, the Gulf of Aden to the north, and Somalia to the South. The demarcation of these borders was the product of the Anglo-Ethiopian treaty of 1897.4 Somaliland covers a land area of 137 600 square kilometers and has a coastline of 850 kilometers.