Somalia & Somaliland In War Of Words Over 252 Code
Somalia has issued a stern warming to the breakaway region of Somaliland over its intention to register a separate country telephone code. In a post shared on his official Facebook account Somalia’s Minister for Telecommunication Mr Abdi Anshur warned Somaliland to drop its planned registration of a separate country code. Anshur was reacting to Somaliland’s newly appointed Telecommunication and Technology who announced his intention to push for the registration of a separate country code. “If the cabinet approves I become the Minister number one I want to ensure Somaliland gets a country code and leave the 252 code which belongs to Somalia. Number two I want to register a zip code for Somaliland” Dr Abdiweli Sheikh Abdullahi. Somaliland and Somalia currently use the same country code even after the former’s self declared independence in 1991 after the fall of the Siad Barre regime. The international community rejected Hargeisa’s efforts to be recognize as an independent country.