Professor Ahmed Ismail Samatar spoke at Burco University on January 4, 2014. The presentation was part of a series of one-sided debates, lessons and discussions with officials and elders; and Isak and Gadabursi intellectuals in Burco, Hargaysa, Gabiley and Borama.
The political conflict is centred on two forms of government - federalism and centralised unitary state, and one political goal, secession, argues Liban Ahmad The political conflict in Somalia is no longer characterised as a conflict between clans vying for the presidency.
This speech was presented by Mohamed Omar at Africa Research Institute on 1st May 2013 to mark the launch of "After Borama: consensus, representation and parliament in Somaliland". The Borama Conference in 1993 was of critical importance for the future of our country.