Madaxweynaha La doortay
Ahmed M. Mohamoud Silanyo
Ka soo baxey Xisbiga
Boarding Schools: Sheikh and Amoud
Completion of education up to
a Secondary Level.
Advanced Level: GCE Examinations,
University of Manchester, England
-Honors Bachelor's Degree in Economics (1960-63)
University of Manchester, England
- Master's Degree, Economics (1963-65)
1965 - 1969: Senior official at the Ministry of Planning
and Coordination, Mogadishu, Somalia.
Positions held included: Head of
Economic Planning Services; Director, Development Planning
Department; and director general for the Ministry.
1969-1973: Minister of Planning and Coordination
1973 - 1978: Minister of Commerce
1978 - 1980: Chairman of the National Economic Board
1980-1982: Minister of Commerce(for the second time)
Seminars, Symposia, Conferences and Training Programs:
Participated in wide ranging forums
relating to different aspects of development in various parts
of the world such as America, Soviet Union, UK, Switzerland,
France Germany, India, and a number of African Countries.
Also participated in a number of
training programs under United Nations auspices including
UNITAR, UNIDO, Economic Commission for Africa and so forth.
Benefitted from a Leadership grant
related to the development field, visiting different organs
of state and federal government and regions throughout the
United States organized by the Afro-American Institute.
Attended sessions of the United
Nations, OAU, Arab League, as well as Islamic and Non-Aligned
Leader of Somali delegation to:
UN Special Sessions in New York;
OAU and Arab League, EEC-ACP,
Ministerial Meetings, as well as to many countries throughout
Non Aligned Conference in Lima,
UNCTAD in Nairobi, Kenya 1977.
Role during the Struggle to the present day:
1982-1984: Chairman of Somali National Movement (SNM), UK Branch.
Established offices and organized
SNM committees throughout Europe, North America and the Arab
Raised international awareness
of the liberation movement and the brutality of the Siad
Barre regime against his own people through representations
to international human rights groups, the press media, various
European government bodies, including the British parliament
and the European Inter-parliamentary Union, as well as relevant
organizations in the Arab and Islamic world.
Embarked on a program of recruitment
of important southern personalities and groups to join the
Lectures and presentations to
the international academic world. Gave lectures at various
Universities and relevant forums throughout the United Kingdom
and the United States.
1984-1990: Chairman of Somali National Movement (SNM)
In 1984, the struggle was nebulous and at its infancy. The
period was one during which the movement was being steered
through its most trying period. Momentous events during this
period included, but not limited to:
The first major, simultaneous
and coordinated invasion of the SNM troops into the mountainous
regions of Somaliland (October 1984).
Major expansion of SNM fronts
in the southern as well as the northwest regions (Awdal).
The agreement between the Siad
Barre regime and Mengistu was at one point expected to bring
the whole struggle to its knees. But SNM masterminded the
famous invasion of 1988, which proved to be the death-blow
of the Siad Barre regime.
Peaceful transfer of power in
a spirit of unity at the 1990 SNM congress (i.e., the last
ever to be held).
1990-1996: Various Roles:
Attended and played a key role
at the Congress of Somaliland representatives in Burao in
May, 1991 where Somaliland re-established its sovereignty.
Initiated and organized the famous
Forum For Peace which brought about the ceasefire agreement
between the warring parties in the so-called Xarbal Aqnam
war around Berbera in 1992.
Initiated the movement which brought
about an end to the internal war of 1996 which ended at Beer
in the Burao region where formal agreement of cessation of
hostilities was finalized and exchange of prisoners was undertaken.
1993-1997: Member of the House of Representatives.
1997-1999: Minister of Finance, Somaliland
Masterminding an end to the
run away inflation that threatened the economy of Somaliland;
Resolved the vexing problems
of ration supplies to the armed forces;
Initiated a program of fiscal
1999- 2000: Minister of Planning & Coordination, Somaliland
Establishment of mechanisms
for the coordination of aid programs between the government
and the foreign aid community.
Initiated the formulation of
a three-year development plan.
Organized well-attended conference
on aid for Somaliland at the international level for the
first time in Hargesia.
Attended and addressed the SACB
(Somalia Aid Coordination Body) in Nairobi, Kenya--the
first Somaliland government Minister to do so.
Led Somaliland government delegation
to meet World Bank and IMF representatives in Nairobi.
Year 2000 -2002: Various Roles:
During the period of working with
President Egal, played an important and decisive roles as
a mediator in preventing crisis with respect to incidents
relating to the relationship between Djibouti and Somaliland,
Somaliland and Ethiopia, SNM veterans and the Egal regime,
House of Representatives and Egals government.
Spent a period abroad giving talks
and addressing the Somaliland communities in the disapora
in Europe and the United States raising awareness on the
achievements and developments of the country.
On return to the country, mounted
a campaign to resolve a national crisis between the Egal
regime and the opposition forces, which came close to starting
a fresh round of fighting in the country.
2002- Present: Chairman of The Kulmiye Party
The youngest political organization
in the country established in early 2002. Within a short
period of time, it emerged as one of the most active and
prominent political organizations in the country.
It initiated carrying the campaign
to the countryside and the rural areas.
It pursued a no smear campaign
policy towards other political parties, public education
on the merits of the multiparty system and the democratic
process, as well as the vital importance of conducting a
The only party, which appointed
a woman Vice-Chair.
It was rewarded for this overall
policy by being voted second overall nationally after the
incumbent government party.
July 1st -July 26 - Present: Elected President of Somaliland
July 26,2010 - .. President of Somaliland
The people of Somaliland filed a long line on June 26,2010 to
make a history that hardly impossible to happen in most of the countries in Arab and African world.
At the end of day,They casted their votes in peace and dignity.The three presidential canditated
all admitted that they will accept the outcome of the election ,even
if the people cast their votes against them and in favor of another canditate
On July 1st,The election commissioners announced the result
of that election.The votes were casted in favor of Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo from Kulmiye party.The other candidates accepted the result,at same time
the Somaliland president Not he only accapeted the resuyly,but the present president then conceded in a great manner and a historic way that amazed the world.
The elected President then congratulated
the other canditates in his victory speech and the people who elected him.
Congratulation to the elected president, Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo and may Allah help him fulfill all the promises he made during his presidential campaign