Somaliland capital city, Hargeisa is more safe and secure than in any western countries cities with regards to peace and security by Ismail Lugweyne.

Across the globe, street crime is one of the most common-seen misbehaviors that poses huge threats to individual safety as well as social stability in any part of the world.


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However, over the last number of years, I have read about reports written with regard to the most dangerous cities in the world in which Somali capital Mogadishu is the top of the list at all times. This unpleasing report is what influenced me to write about the peaceful nature of Somaliland capital city, Hargeisa which is infrequent for the countries in the region.

To begin with, I am living in Hargeisa for almost 24 months and yet I have not experienced even single street crime in Hargeisa which translates the peaceful nature for the people living in Somaliland capital.  Universally, achieving peace and security is the prime wish for all mankind as peace is every minute requirement. Every progress in every part of the globe starts with the availability of peace as peace is the gateway to make any progress.

When I am in Somaliland, I walk in the streets alone without protection, feel the extra safe and back atmosphere is an indication of impressed environment, Marry Harper, BBC world services, east Africa chief editor. Marry Harper is a journalist and writer reporting and broadcasting from East Africa and the Horn of Africa since the early 1990s.  She is a famous popular female BBC world services journalist reporting in the region.   Marry Harper said the above comments while visiting Somaliland several months ago. One can see tens of foreigners in Somaliland government offices, private companies, hotels, and shopping centers.

Despite said for the above, I am not saying, there is no street crime in Hargeisa or elsewhere in Somaliland in general. But my intention is, the street crime is negligible in Somaliland capital city, Hargeisa in contrast with our neighboring countries like Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eretria, and Kenya. This is because the nature of Somaliland people is different than their counterparts in our neighboring countries listed in the above.

Over the last 24 months, I have not to eyewitness even single minor crime in Hargeisa which indicates the peaceful nature of the city. No doubt, most of the other major cities or towns in Somaliland are experiencing an identical peaceful nature.  In fact, we can say, Somaliland capital city is safer than any western countries cities like New York, London, pairs, etc. The credit goes to Somaliland people collectively.

Somaliland people have joined their hands to preserve the peaceful climate of their country. Another Somaliland city that I paid a visit, is Berbera and I found Somaliland commercial port city an identical peace environment. This peace nature is not new, but it is inborn quality for Somaliland people. We call this as a gift from the Almighty Allah, the Greater. It is worth to mention Somalilanders has a historical traditional culture which is treating foreigners in their country like their guests as Somaliland people are known their hospitality with regard to their guests.  They feel honored when receiving guests. There is nothing on earth more important than peace and security in any part world.

Ismail Lugweyne

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