Sunday, May 18, 2014

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Peace and democracy hasn't come easy to many countries around the globe, the continent of Africa in particular. Without getting into the political mess that is the horn of Africa, I wanted to congratulate Somaliland for the courage and political will it showed 23 years ago on May 18th, 1991 to rise above tribal/religious friction and revenge for wrong doing, to become a united country. 

Without their youth (which compromises close to 60% of the country) patriotism and rejection of terrorism in the face of economic struggles and hostile neighbours, they would not be celebrating such achievement today.


Pictures Source: BBC, Somaliland blog

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