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Renowned Somali Singer, Guduudo Carwo Dies at 82

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Shamis Abokor, nick named “Guduudo Carwo” was born in 1935 and was the first to sing live at Hargeisa Radio in 1953. She sang her first “Heello” song in August of that year, becoming the first female recording vocalist in Somaliland. According to Johnson (1996), ‘Arwo encountered criticism for this. At the height of her popularity, Guduuda ‘Arwo performed love songs to audiences of thousands of fans in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

70 years ago, Gurroon Jire, one of the first Somali singers in Somaliland sang for her “Guduudo Carwooy, gugii la arkaba, allow yaa gashaanti kaa dhiga”  which roughly translates to “Ohh Guduudo Arwo, may you be younger every year”, although both sang for each other and people always talk about how the two love each other but nothing was going on between them. When people realized this, it has been circulated a widely known phrase in Somali which says “Gurroon Jire iyo Guduudo Carwo maxay isu guursan waayeen?” which means “Why Gurroon Jire and Guduudo Carwo are not getting married?”.

Guduudo Arwo maintained her status as one of the best singers and remained to be icon in the Somali art. She died in Hargeisa today leaving behind a huge legacy in the Somali art and literature.

 

Here is one of her first and famous classic songs with Gurroon Jire at Radio Hargeisa

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PRESS STATEMENT: Passage of the Somaliland National Procurement Bill

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PRESS STATEMENT

Passage of the Procurement Bill

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

We are delighted to announce that, on Sunday the 6th May 2018, the Somaliland Parliament approved the passage of the Procurement Bill. This was the last remaining PFM Bill to be passed by Parliament and, with the President’s signature, will mean that all the PFM Bills will become the law of the land.

The new Procurement Act will reform the public procurement systems of Somaliland to bring them to modern national and international standards that embrace best practices whilst reducing the scope for corruption. The Bill seeks to organize public procurement management in Somaliland to ensure that it (public procurement) is not done in a discretionary manner but in a structured manner that ensures (goals) economy (value for money), efficiency, transparency, equal opportunity (to all candidates, particularly to Somaliland businesses), and professionalism.

The rules and procedures in the Bill will be applicable for use of all public funds (regardless of the source) and by all public entities that have been provided with budget and responsibility for public service delivery.

In short, the bill will ensure application of common rules/procedure and standards across all public entities, i.e. Central Government Ministries and their Departments and Agencies, Local Authorities, public institutions, public corporations and state enterprises. It will therefore be easy to compare performance of various public entities and to audits procurement transactions.

The Government of Somaliland will implement this Act as soon as possible and are looking forward to the expansion and successful continuation of PFM reforms in the Procurement Pillar of the program.

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Fathi Initiative Publishes an Open Letter

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Fathi Initiative has issued an open letter to government bodies asking them to evidence their commitment to delivering the United Nation’s  Sustainable Development Goals in Somaliland. The letter was sent to Somaliland political parties, parliamentary committees, the Somaliland Cabinet and all Somaliland’s local authorities.

The letter calls on these key decision makers and institutions to show their commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Somaliland by publishing the specific actions they are taking that relate to the 17 critical areas reflected in the SDGs.

The purpose of the letter is to raise awareness of the SDGs at strategic level and encourage a sense of responsibility from institutions and key individuals.

Fathi Initiative Founder, Fathi Bashe said:

“This letter presents an opening for civil society, government bodies, youth and businesses to come together and make the Global Goals a reality in Somaliland”

 

All the responses to the letter will be published in September 2018 on www.initiative.fathibashe.com

 

To sign the letter follow the below link:

http://initiative.fathibashe.com/our-open-letter

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Somaliland: First 100 Days of President Muse Bihi Abdi

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As Somaliland held its latest and strongly contested Presidential Elections in November 2017, the new President marked his first 100 days in the office last week. This paper examines President Bihi’s first 100 days in the office and the issues surrounding him from Politics, Economy, Development, International Relations and many others. It gives a detailed background of the situation in Somaliland and analyses the current circumstances through intellectual and legal perspectives.

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