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“Fake Democracy and Governance” can’t create stable Somali State

By   /  July 23, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The future of Somalia remains uncertain because of,among others,the mismatch betweenthe political choice, structure, and direction articulated in the Provisional Constitution which is grounded inthe Islamic values and in the concept of political and economic liberalism andthe Somali leaders’ contemptableactions and behaviorsmotivated by personal interests, self-preservation, and self-aggrandizement.With the exception of late President Adan […]

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Somalia suffers from Machiavellian politics

By   /  July 14, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen In the week of celebration, June 26 -July 2, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia delivered three speeches and an interview with Ventures Africa,in which he talked about the accomplishments of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) under his leadership. He announced the near completion of Vision 2016 tasks, specifically the completion of the […]

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Somali Leaders unfazed by Public Discontent

By   /  June 21, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Contrary to the ebullient public statements of Ambassador Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Somalia like “Somalia is Coming Together,” Somalis are really concerned about the slipping away of the Somali national unity, the handling of the Somali maritime petition against Kenya at the International Court, political and social […]

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Italy works against the Somali Compact on Statebuilding

By   /  June 1, 2015  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen On May 6, the Italian Institute for International Affairs- “Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)” in Rome- held one day high level closed door seminar sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Embassy of Italy to Somalia. The Title of the Seminar was “Somali Perspectives: Institutional and Political Challenges.” President Abdiweli […]

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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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