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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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Somalia: Raskamboni Militia challenges US, UN credibility

By   /  June 25, 2013  /  Columnists  /  Comments Off

Listen The United States of America, the United Nations and the UN Security Council  spearheaded, supported, mediated and finally validated the legitimacy and integrity of  the constitutional process which marked the end of  the transition period and the election of an internationally recognized inclusive government in Somalia.  On August 1, 2012, the 825 National Constituent […]

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Somalia’s priority: national integration for economic recovery

By   /  May 3, 2013  /  Columnists  /  Comments Off

Listen After years of overlooking the real needs of the Somali people, it is significant change longed-for that Somalia’s statebuiling featured in the strategic agenda of the key actors of the International Community (IC), namely the G8 powers ((Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, plus the European Union)) in their ministerial meeting held […]

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UN Resolution 2093 endorses Statebuilding Mission for Somalia

By   /  March 11, 2013  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The Resolution 2093 adopted by the UN Security Council on March 6, 2013 endorses the long overdue partnership mission between the Federal Government of Somalia and the International Community for the peace building and state building of Somalia. The mission is ambitious, complex and treacherous but the right one. The significance of the Resolution […]

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Clan federalism tears Somalia apart

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Columnists  /  2 Comments

Listen Clan politics, rivalry and hatred have ruined the social bond, moral principles and trust among Somalis who share common language, culture, territory, history, and religion. Now, three political manifestations -secession, clan based federalism and unitary decentralized political system- divide them and are obstacle to the recovery of the lost nation of Somalia. The Provisional […]

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