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Civic and Voter Education

Civic and Voter Education For democratization to take root in Somaliland, its citizens need to be empowerment to understand their rights and responsibilities. In this paper Abdi Ahmed describes how civic and voter education are vital to democracy and good governance...

Organizing Elections in Somaliland

Organizing Elections in Somaliland Since 2002, people in Somaliland have held a succession of elections that have been conducted peacefully and have been judged by international and domestic observers as generally ‘free and fair’. Much credit for the success of the...

Somaliland Elections: A Growing Ownership and Experience

Somaliland Elections: A Growing Ownership and Experience The process of democratisation requires the full participation and commitment of people from all walks of society. In this article, Mohamed Fadal reflects on the history of elections in the Somali region,...

Somaliland’s Political Culture: Challenges to democracy

Somaliland’s Political Culture: Challenges to democracy Social Research and Development Institute – SORADI The political crisis produced by the stalled elections in 2009 led to some soul searching about Somaliland’s political culture. In this paper Haroon Ahmed...

Kenya’s Post-election Conflict: Some Lessons for Somaliland

Kenya’s Post-election Conflict: Some Lessons for Somaliland The multiple postponements of Somaliland’s presidential elections, had begun to erode the legitimacy of Somaliland’s political institutions and created an environment of distrust that boiled over into violent...