By Gulaid Dalha
Hargeisa – Somali Commentator – “Somaliland was a separate country ruled by the British with delineated boundaries in 1960, while Somalia remained under the Italian colony.” This was confirmed by the former vice president of Somaliland H.E. Ahmed Yusuf Yasin in an interview with Geeska Africa newspaper.
Ahmed Yusuf Yasin, former vice president of SL stated that the countries (Somaliland and Somalia) where two separate countries that joined in 1960 to form greater Somali Republic.
On the other hand, the former vice president urged the government to address the preparation of free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections.
Somaliland expects to hold elections on March 2017. Government always reiterates its readiness for the upcoming elections. NEC also pledges holding the elections on the slated date.