Somaliland: Somali Studies International Association 13th Congress Opening Ceremony


Today – the 23rd of July 2018 was the opening the University of Hargeisa and the Redsea Cultural Foundation co-hosted the 13th Congress of the Somali Studies International Association which will go on until the 25th of July.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Somali Studies International Association Congress is being held in Hargeysa, Somaliland which will mark only the 4th time that it has been held on Somali soil. The last time it was held as such was in 2001 in Hargeysa and in 2007 Djibouti was a co-host.


The opening ceremony witnessed esteemed speakers including the president of the University Of Hargeisa Dr Mohamoud Yusuf Muse, the Minster of Information & National Guidance Abdirahman Abdilahi Farah Diriye (Guri-garwaaqo), keynote speaker Edna Adan Ismail, keynote speaker Lee Cassanelli, Keynote Speaker Ahmed Ismail Samatar, Dr. Aden Yusuf Abokor, Jama Muse Jama, Dr. Hussein A. Bulhan.


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