Press release: International observers launch final report on Somaliland’s 2012 local elections

International election observation mission to Somaliland’s local council elections, assembled by Progressio, University College London and Somaliland Focus (UK), launches final report highlighting the “swerves on the road” as Somaliland continues to drive its developing democracy forward 

Six months on, the public release of the mission report notes that once again, Somalilanders displayed their dedication to the [...]

Press release: International Election Observers applaud commitment to democracy, but say action is required to ensure future election integrity

With results finally confirmed in Somaliland’s local elections, held on November 28th 2012, the international election observation mission assembled by Progressio, DPU and Somaliland Focus (UK) congratulates the people ofSomaliland and the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on a lively and enthusiastic election campaign and voting process.

However, in advance of writing our final report, to be released in [...]

Blog: We call on the President

Latest blog from Hargeisa by international election observer team co-organisers, Drs Steve Kibble and Michael Walls.

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Blogs: The team on the ground – the authorised versions

As the full international observation team begins to assemble in Hargeisa for the district and council elections on 28 November, Steve Kibble has sent some early dispatches.

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Press release: Somaliland Focus on international observation mission to Somaliland’s local elections

Somaliland Focus joins Progressio and UCL’s Development Planning Unit to lead the international observation mission to Somaliland’s district and council elections scheduled for 28 November 2012. It is hoped that these elections will contribute to the ongoing building of a stable system of democracy in the Horn of Africa… read more on the [...]

Report: Preparing for local elections in Somaliland – Plans, challenges and progress

New report from Progressio by Steve Kibble and Michael Walls of Somaliland Focus (UK)… click here [...]

Blog: International Engagement in Somalia – Lessons from Somaliland?

A new post from Dr Michael Walls of Somaliland Focus… click here [...]