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Failed Initiatives befoul Somalia’s future

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Columnists, Featured  /  No Comments

Listen Despite unprecedented level of foreign interventions particularly since 2000, Somalia lingers as a failed state which is threat to the international peace and security. The installation of permanent federal government in 2012 and the victories over terrorist group Al Shabab did not change Somalia’s misfortune because Somalia’ future is befouled by the outcomes of […]

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Clan Federalism: The Worst option for Statebuiling in Somalia

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The debate among Somalis over clan federalism (clan segregation) hasn’t produced common understanding and consensus for final bargain because it takes place in vacuum, outside formal democratic process. The federal government has shirked from its leadership responsibility to organize and lead national debate on federalism for legislation as set forth in the provisional constitution. […]

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Ambassador Nicholas Kay: supreme ruler above Somalia’s constitution

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Optimism for peace and recovery in Somalia has become a transient feeling quickly dashed by the occurrence of violent incidents and discovery of gross wrongdoings. Many observers have expressed cautious optimism for better outlook after the recent killing of Ahmed Godane, leader of Al Qaeda affiliated group Al Shabab by US air strike, the […]

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Again Somalia relapses into hostilities and despair

By   /  September 6, 2014  /  Columnists, Featured  /  No Comments

Listen In addition to ongoing war against terrorist group Al Shabab, looming famine that would affect million people, and intense polarization engendered by the compulsory clan federalism, Somalia suffers many other ills. For background, I hypothesized in my article of June 2014 on the demotion of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud by the International Troika administering […]

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Somalia: Fiscal Budget and Federal Government legitimacy

By   /  September 1, 2014  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Recently, I came across a document titled “Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) – Appropriation Act for the 2014 Budget,” consisting of Act No 00005 and financial statement. The theme (goals) of the Budget document is “enhancing State capacity for peace, justice, Economic Recovery Program (ERP) and Public financial Management.” Assuming the document is genuine, […]

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Recovery of Somalia’s Overseas Assets: Ill-considered priority

By   /  August 18, 2014  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The accusations for corruption and abetting terrorism against the federal government gained momentum and credence for the discovery of substantive evidence. In 36 page report dated July 2014, the United Nations’ Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (UN-SEMG) presents “secret” contracts, official communications, and instructions incriminating principally President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and former Foreign Minister […]

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Ugly Clan Federalism Sparks Fresh Turmoil

By   /  August 9, 2014  /  Columnists, Featured, Opinion & Analysis  /  No Comments

Listen The formation of federal Member States (FMS) without legal and political consensus sparks fresh political and social turmoil in all regions of Somalia. It is unequivocally clear that the federal system based on clan ownership of territory has become major obstacle to national reconciliation, peacebuilding, and statebuilding in Somalia. It polluted the notion of […]

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Somalia: Beleaguered President sought relief in divisive clan federalism

By   /  July 12, 2014  /  Columnists, Featured  /  No Comments

Listen In violation of the Provisional Constitution, the law on establishing local administrations (districts and regions before federal states), the recommendations of the “Vision 2016 Conference” held in Mogadishu in September 2-6 2013, the mandates of the Ministry of Interior and Federalism, the purpose of Boundaries and Federation Commission, and the impartial mediation between two […]

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America on Somalia’s side

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Columnists, Featured  /  No Comments

Listen Lately, major news headlines on Somalia have diminished the hope for relief of the human suffering in Somalia. Some of the news headlines include the disastrous political, security, and humanitarian consequences of two yearlong planned military offensive of African Union forces (AMISOM) against three Al Shabab stronghold cities (Elbur, Qoryoley, and Huddur), the UN […]

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Somalia: IGAD, UN, and EU ousted President Hassan

By   /  June 5, 2014  /  Columnists, Featured, News  /  No Comments

Listen On May 5th, more than 100 parliamentarians signed a letter calling President Hassan to resign immediately. Then, on May 27, 2014, the Intern-Governmental Authority on Development (Ethiopia and Kenya), the United Nations (UN), and the European Union (EU) issued a follow up Joint Statement that ousted (President) Hassan and promoted Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh […]

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