Independence Day (Somaliland)
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Independence Day in Somaliland is an annual celebration held on May 18 in Somaliland to mark the polity's declaration of independence from the rest of Somalia, a unilateral proclamation which remains unrecognized the world over. Although internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia, the twentieth anniversary of the territory's self-declared independence was celebrated in 2011 at the National Palace in Hargeisa, Somaliland's capital, with shops closing down for the day.
- "Somaliland Celebrates 20 Years of Self-Declared Independence". Voice of America. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- Human Rights Watch (Organization), Chris Albin-Lackey, "Hostages to peace": threats to human rights and democracy in Somaliland, (Human Rights Watch: 2009), p.43.
- Somaliland’s Quest for International Recognition and the HBM-SSC Factor
- Gebreselassie, Elias (23 May 2011). "Somalia: Unrecognised Somaliland Celebrates 20 Years of Self-Rule". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
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