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Somaliland President

The Honorable Ahmed M. Mohamoud Silanyo

Elected to office in July 2010 presidential election, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo is the current president of the Republic Of Somaliland and the leader of the Peace, Unity and Development Party.

His Excellency was born in 1936 in the northwestern town of Burao, situated in the former British Somaliland protectorate. He attended school locally during his early years then moved to London, United Kingdom for Secondary education and Advance Level between 1958-1960. He also attended the University of Manchester England between 1960-65 England where he graduated with an Honors Degree in Economics as well as Master’s Degree in the same discipline.

Between 1965 to 1980, His Excellency held high ranking positions in the former Somali Republic Government . These positions included Minister of Planning and Co-ordination, Minister of Commerce and Chair of the National Economic Board. President Silanyo played a major role in the Nationhood Government. He was the chairman of the Somali National Movement (SNM), UK branch from 1982-1984, He then transitioned into becoming the Chairman of the Somali Nation Movement in 1984 to 1990. He was the longest serving chairman and in command throughout the most tumultuous, expansive and decisive period of the movement.

Before His election into power in 2010, President Silanyo contributed to the Somaliland Government as a Member of the house of Representatives, Minister of Planning and Minister of Finance.

Internationally, the President attended sessions of the United States, OAU, Arab League, as well as Islamic and Non-Aligned Movement conferences. He was the leader of the Somali Delegation to the UN special Sessions in New York, OAU and Arab League.

President Ahmed M. Mohamoud Silanyo is a seasoned politician and a true Somaliland Hero. He has a shining political track record in the Somali political scene and a colorful history full of patriotism and bravery.


Somaliland Vice President

The Honorable Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail (Saylici)

Somaliland’s Vice-President Honorable Abdirahman Abdilaahi Ismail was born on 28 October 1956 in the Salal region of Somaliland in a town called Zayla. Mr. Ismail undertook his primary and intermediate education in Borama city. He then moved on to Hargeisa for his higher education. Between 1975-1979 he attended the Hargeisa Technical Institute where he graduated as a construction Engineer.

Honorable Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail was a successful business man for an extended period of time running his own construction company. His construction company BCC- Borama Construction Company contributed immensely to the building of many regions of Somaliland between 1980 to 2002.

Mr. Ismail joined the Kulmiye party in 2003 and in 2008, he became the vice-chair and running mate of the current President HE Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo  of the Kulmiye party. In the presidential elections of 2010, Honorable Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail was elected to become the Vice-President of the Republic of  Somaliland.

National Anthem - Samo ku waar

Long Life with Peace (english translation)

Long life with peace, long life with peace, long life with peace
To the high-flying flag that brings beauty to our land
Long life with peace and admiration
We greet you with joy, long life with peace
We greet you with the memory of the heroes who sacrificed their lives
For the nationhood of Somaliland
For the flag of victory: the symbol of rebirth
For the trusted Constitution
We greet you with unity, brotherhood, sovereignty and Muslimhood
Long life with peace, long life with peace, long life with peace


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