Monday, May 15, 2006

The Italians and Somaliland


Somaliland freedom monument 2, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

It seems that Italians are supporting the idea of a united Somalia, where they think they may have some influence over the people in Mogadishu. The Italians did very little, it seems, for Somalia apart from building some nice buildings inm the capital and did nothing to prepare the Somalis for their independence. So really they have very little to say on the matter and yet it seems that Italy is the country blocking progress on Somaliland recognition in the E.U.

And, by all accounts, Italy is making matters even worse in ' their' Somalia by supplying weapons to warlords there. Tut tut.

The British, on the other hand, were actively encouraging politics, education and health in the Protectorate of Somaliland in the years leading up to independence. Not only woukld Britain seem ot have more of a right to be involved now, but also they recognise the situation for what it is. Somaliland is a free democratic country, fully independent and deserves to be recognised as such.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done! Best wishes for your presentation. Do place your powerpoint presentation on your website.

18 May, 2006 19:27  
Anonymous Charles said...

Thanks!

The presentation was eventually mostly photos, which can be seen on here or on the flickr site. I'd put it on the blkog if I knew how I could, but I don't. But I will see what I CAN do.

20 May, 2006 16:36  

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