I am always amazed at the number of opinion pieces that appear on Wardheernews (or as some call it Ogadennews) that are always critical of Somaliland, its government and people.  The people who write these pieces repeatedly accuse Somaliland of sowing the seeds of disunity of the former Somali ‘state’ through its withdrawal from the union, and the restoration its independence. Again, Somaliland is accused of committing all sorts of crimes under the sky against some large segment of its people in Sool and Awdal regions.  The accusations range from simple exclusions and occupation of ‘their territory’ to committing genocide and other crimes against them. Interestingly, the accusations are made repeatedly to the point of insanity by the same three people, Mohamed Farah Yabarag, Osman Hassan, and Ali Haji Abdulla who, it seems, take turns in Somaliland bashing. It is as if these three individuals fill a monthly quota of ill-disguised, clan oriented diatribes against the people and government of Somaliland.

The people of Sool and Awdal regions belong to Somaliland and the way the government of Somaliland treats them is not by any measure different from how it treats its other citizens. Citizens from Sool and Sanaag regions have been holding real positions of power in Somaliland from Speakers of the Parliament to Vice-Presidents in the past twenty two years of Somaliland’s independent existence.   In the current government of Somaliland, people from Sool and Awdal regions are represented by not less than a Vice-President, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Defense, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Minister of Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Reconstruction, Minister of Industries, Minister of Commerce,  Minister of Public Works and the State Minister for Peace in Eastern regions. People from these regions also hold positions of power in other governmental institutions. Moreover, the longest serving president in Somaliland’s existence, Mr. Dahir Riyaale Kahin, came from Awdal region. This is a very unique experience of Somaliland and its democratic system of governance.

The trio seems to forget that the people of Sool and Awdal regions participated in the peace and reconciliation conferences that resulted in the restoration of sovereignty and the independence of Somaliland in 1991. In fact, Borama town played a host to one of the biggest peace and reconciliation conferences in Somaliland in 1994.

Again, the trio seems to underestimate the will of the people of Somaliland and their decision that Hargeisa will never be ruled again from Mogadishu. They also forgot that Somaliland was reconstructed from the ground up after the brutal destruction of the military regime of Siad Barre, without much support to speak of from the so-called international community.

All that the trio writes about Somaliland comes from secondary sources, reinforced by their well-primed vivid imagination and/ or their hallucinations. The armchair ‘experts’ can predict from their mini Mayan calendar the coming demise of Somaliland. The prophesied Armageddon for Somaliland changes from one month to another according to the dreams of the trio.  The various forms it will  take include, from one time to another, the creation ‘Khaatumo State’ (territorial or terrestrial?); the resurgence of ‘Darwiishes’  in Sool region;  and a dodged election as the latest article from Yabarag predicts.

Clearly, the tirades against Somaliland by the trio will not even have a marginal impact on the situation in Somaliland. However, one might wonder what motivates the trio to tirelessly launch diatribes and propaganda against Somaliland. I do not claim to be endowed with the same vivid imaginations as them, but I can only assume that the trio, perhaps, benefited illegally from the past Somali state, and is dreaming of doing the same with a future utopian, strong centralized Somali state that will have control over all the territories of former Somali state, including Somaliland.

As things stand, it is the collective will and determination of the people of Somaliland to maintain their separate existence and independence. If and when that stand will change will be solely determined by the people of Somaliland, and will not be externally imposed by outside actors.

The noted professor from Awdal region, Abdi Ismail Samatar, recently realized how futile it is for the people of Somaliland to attempt to assume the highest reins of power in Mogadishu. The noted professor secured only the votes of the eight ‘representatives’ from Awdal region in the Somali parliament.  This should be a good lesson for anyone who unconditionally campaigns for the reunification of Somaliland with the former Italian colony in the South, and then tries to take advantage of it.

Finally, the trio should know that if Somaliland ‘bites the dust’, it will unfortunately bite the dust as well with the people of Awdal and Sool regions.  Following is a sample of a long list of articles against governments and people of Somaliland that the trio has been posting on various websites, but mainly on Wardheernews:

Osman Hassan:

















Ali H Abdulla:











Mohamed Farah Yabarag:








  1. Disclaimer i in no way condone violence nor advice anyone to act violently towards another sentient being. 🙂

    Freedom of speech and it's etiquette is a cultured property of a people. It is not just the above mentioned Somalis but all Somalis who have self appointed themselves "journalists" without any qualification and for that matter without any form of constraint to curt their carnal addiction for perverting the truth. Somali journalism lacks any form of luster and there are no visible gradients of distinction between the hypocrite and the alcoholic with access to the internet.

    We as a Somali people are sawing the seeds future generation will reap if we promote such individuals for if they did not have an audience for their depravity surely they would change tone, adhere to Islamic codes, respect the feelings of their victims or those victims they report on. We read, We sponsor them, we visit their sites, we, we and we must take responsibility for without us they would not waste their time developing arthritis typing endlessly while intoxicated on hate.

    They will continue to inspire generations of under achievers who point fingers at non-existent enemies instead of effecting their circumstances. If there are no laws that can prevent their abuses then they are free to continue as they please until someone as deprived as they are denies them their right to breath and as they say "he who lives by the sword must die by the sword". That is why most nations have a feared security service that are willing to conduct acts of depravity above that imaginable to the average delinquent.

    In a society two things will act as Moral-governors for the individual 1. Adherence to etiquette 2. Fear of punishment.

    Since those individuals mentioned will not adhere to the basic etiquette of journalism then instead of writing about them hire someone to knockout their front teeth 🙂 perhaps a business opportunity, a long distance hire service where you simply wire a few dollars to some Khad-head bum in the streets to deprive the liberty of an individual that does not respect other's liberty/privacy?

    • The majority of the so called "Somalis" are Juhala people who have nothing except Xaasidnimo. Every where I look, I see Xaasid shouting or beating empty cans for nothing. But the thing they all share is the art of idleness.

      The deprivation of human justice and equity you witness comes from Xaasidnimo. The sad thing is this art also touches the children of such people who do not discriminate.

      • It is why we as Somalis are doomed to exist in depravity…

        And i will not defend even Somalilanders on this issue because we Somalilanders are also cursed with people who have no respect for life, liberty or preservation of individual privacy as far as the Media is concerned.

        May Allah safe the Somalis from their own actions.

        • my brother Buuxiye when you talk like this reminds me the reason that im here on this Somali issues this curse that the Somalis have till this day.
          lets do a unbiased debate about the upcoming talks between the new highly anticipated permanent Somali federal republic and somalia's internationally recognised autonomous region of Somaliland in may.

  2. MGoth, why don't you write your own article and advocate for the separation of the triangle cities instead of whining about other people's articles like a little Dhoocil. btw you should double check where you get your resources from coz Wardheernews isn't owned by OGs but Khaatumos.

    what happen in Kalshale, Sool-joogto and ongoing clashes in Huddun will not be swept under the carpet for sure….

    • Amirah aka khatumo citizen.

      May i ask what happened to the dhulbahante the fought the british empire and how we cannot defend our lands while preserving somali unity. I swear to god the only real dhulbahantes are reer buhodle. btw im going to las anod for the first time since i was born there any tips/advice?

      • Wallahi if i could i would beat the crap out out of you.Disrespecting women.how low can you separatists get?


        I personally dont like war but i will fight to safe guard our lands and the sovereighty of Somali Republic. But i seriously dont get why they cant leave our land alone everybody knows somalis are tribally sensitive. I seriously hope this gets solved soon and isaaqs can live next to dhuloz and can inbred as usual. lol especially hj and dhuloz.

  3. This must be a joke. In essence isn't what the author is describing SomaliLand Press.

    Buuxiye you make me laugh,you put up a disclaimer saying you don't advocate violence, yet you also suggest some one should hire a khad head to knock out their front teeth. You are one confused person and need some serious help.

    Buuxiye Did you forget all the killings of other Somalis you have advocated in the past, what has happened to you, like better as a hate-monger, now you are just a pathetic confused secessionist.

    Kaboon, no Somali Clan will say such a thing. Why are you so unsure about your self worth.
    I will not say what you want, but I will say this, the only Isaaqs I need or care for are Somali patriots, who are reasonable and not blinded by Darood Obsession. W#hen ask them where from they Somalia, and when ask them what is nationality they I am Somali, not Somalilander, the only time they utter Somaliland is when referring to region of Somalia.

    • You are a dam! You do not know even how to express your opinion. What you know is name calling of clan.
      How would any clan ever associated themselves with people like?

      • Son of Somaliland, well if he as you said, knows how to ''name calling clan''. Then you will be classed as one who believes in one clan state, which is obnoxious and retarded. And most of all, it shows that you (separatists) have no regards to the wishes of the other clans in that region. Which illustrate the level of hypocrisy you guys sank into.

        • Ogadeen Dominate the politics of KILIL and i don;t see you singing anything other then Kumbayaa, like wise NFD. If anyone is discriminating it is you on behalf of clan ties as opposed to respecting the Territorial integrity of Somaliland-Republic.

          I don't see you attacking Djibouti Dominion of ciise dispite the residence of non ciise?

          I don't see you challenge Abgaal Dominion of MUUQDISHO?

          I think there is a REASON tinny little dogs on a leash bark towards huge dogs 🙂

  4. who is grabbing darod land?who is forcing darods to be part of their falling project?who in the name of isaaqs is killing innocent civilians to gain int. recogntion. Now answer this Who needs Who?

  5. Folks, the Armageddon and the doomsday theories are in the supernatural powers of Mother Nature
    and what dictates Mother Nature itself? This abstract phenomenon has commonly something to do
    with the Messiah Isaiah or Jesus the S/O Mariam(Mary Virgin). Mankind have different beliefs and
    within their different beliefs, each cult thinks that the Armageddon is their best saviour???
    The human mankind in our contemporary world (exclude non-beliefers) 4 mainstream ideological
    Religious beliefs. Budhistism, Judaism,Christianism,Islamism. The first 3 old Religions may have
    certain closer relationships. However, Islam represents a different comprehensive seal scenario
    of all past, present, and futire, co-ordinated all the worldly holy books put together!
    Islam disputes that the coming of Armageddon would be under the powers of Islam and the
    holy Koran and Arabic and Jesus would have special supernatural powers of Kingship and Kingdom World??? Muslims believe that Jesus would spare no criminals in all the Humankind in their different
    beliefs or non-beliefs including the Muslim criminals. Therefore, Somaliland wouldn't be the only
    scapegoat for Armageddon punishment. mohahahaha

  6. Waxaan maxay waaye dhulbahante Isaakh mahino? Ala Isaakh hadal badanaa, habarole aan nakhaanay, hada dhulbahante ku lahaa, fiiri walidass.

  7. Isaaq is the Royal Family. if u need an evidence just look back last 50 yrs history of somali people. Isaaq was pribed by siyaad with what he use 2 call franco valuto( free trade) for berbera…. beside that look @ the wealth of Isaaq trough Somali reagions and beyon. ethiopia,Kenya, uganda ,djibouti and . fromer somali republic. all Isaaq was the richest men and women and still are. look Isaaq has enjoyed peace when rest of the monkey world of somalia eat their own children cos of hunger.