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The House of Elders: Where Modernity Meets Tradition

The House of Elders: Where Modernity Meets Tradition The pre-colonial political systems of most African countries were constituted by absolute, centralized, unified governments similar to those of their counterparts in the kingdoms and empires of Europe. Unlike other...

Indigenous Forms and External Interventions in a Somali Context

Indigenous Forms and External Interventions in a Somali Context There have been numerous outside interventions in the Somali areas, many of them ill- timed, ill-thought through and poorly implemented. Over a period of more than twenty years, serial efforts have been...

Traditional Institutions in modern governance: the House of Elders

Traditional Institutions in modern governance: the House of Elders Since 2002 all of Somaliland’s governing institutions have been subjected to public elections, with the exception of the Upper House of the parliament – the House of Elders (Guurti). The Somaliland’s...