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Commentary on the Visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Somalia

By   /  May 11, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The total shutdown of the busiest “Elite Refuge Area” between Villa Somalia and Mogadishu Airport for security reasons inhibited the appreciation and celebration of the historical visit of US Secretary of State, John Kerry, to Mogadishu, Somalia on May 5 2015. The Somali public did not have the opportunity to debate and express their […]

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Somalia: The Unlikely 2016 Parliament Election reinstates 4.5 Clan Formula

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The Somali people aspire to become citizens of a sovereign, reconciled, integrated, and peaceful Country under democratic parliamentary system of government constrained by will of the people and the rule of law. Free and fair national and local elections of peoples’ representatives and leaders at predetermined time are the main feature of the democratic […]

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Clan Federalism Continues to Thwart Reconciliation and Democratic Governance in Somalia

By   /  April 9, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen As the communities of Jubbaland and Southwest are experiencing, close and peaceful communities in Mudug and Galgudud regions are suffering from the tragic consequences of political acrimony fomented by the denounced clan federalism under implementation without constitutional, political, and administrative foundations. Although there is an urgent need for effective self-governance, Mudug and Galgudud communities […]

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Ambassador Nicholas Kay Digresses from the pivotal reality in Somalia

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Whether they are labeled pessimists or realists/nationalists, many Somali intellectuals and politicians of different extractions are expressing profound doubts about the meaning and future of Somali unity and territorial integrity due to the relentless foreign driven fragmentation of Somalia along clan enclaves and improperly organized talks between Somaliland and Somalia. The exclusion of Somaliland […]

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Nothing to be excited about the 53rd IGAD meeting in Somalia

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen No one should be fooled by the holding of the 53rd Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Council of Ministries in Mogadishu, Somalia, on January 10, 2015 under the chairmanship of Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia as historical event. IGAD delegations were guests of AMISOM forces who are also […]

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Tragedy on Somalia’s unity, nationalism, and sovereignty

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Societies need national governments for the promotion of social cohesion, protection of the rights of all citizens, defense from external harm and aggression, maintenance of political and security order, spur of economic development, and provision of emergency assistance. Conversely, Governments can be machinery used for killing, oppression, insecurity, and economic depredation. History shows that […]

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Review of Abdirazak Fartaag’s Report on Somalia’s 2000-2013 PFM

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen On November 15, 2014, Abdirazak Fartaag, former Director of Public Financial Management (PFM) between 2009 and 2011 at the Office of the Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG), released 131 pages report titled, “Their Own Worst Enemy. How successive governments plundered Somalia’s public resources and why the world looked on” […]

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Assessing Ministerial HLPF Copenhagen Conference on Somalia

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  Columnists, Featured  /  No Comments

Listen In September 2013, International Development Partners (Donors) of Somalia endorsed a three year (2014-2016) “New Deal for Somalia” outlined in the Somali Compact (SC) and Somaliland Special Arrangement (SSA) in Brussels, Belgium and pledged 2.4 billion dollars for its implementation. The SC and SSA are complementary documents to the Provisional Constitution which is the […]

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Put-Up Job for Copenhagen Conference on Somalia

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Columnists, Featured  /  No Comments

Listen The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) are frantically engaged in put-up job for the first Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) Conference on Somalia scheduled to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 19-20, 2014. The agenda is to review the implementation of Somali Compact of […]

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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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