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Obituary: Buri Mohamed Hamza, Minister of state for Environment

By   /  July 21, 2016  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Buri Mohamed Hamza

On 25 June 2016, Buri Mohamed Hamza, a State Minister of the Premier’s Office for Environment was martyred in Mogadishu, in a treacherous criminal act committed by the terrorist group known as “Al-Shabaab”. He was assassinated because he was a member of government, a statesman, in an attempt to send a message that they are against the aspirations of the Somali Nation to statehood, social peace, progress and prosperity. They are striving relentlessly to bring about the status of statelessness, total chaos and ruin and to impose the mafia style reign.

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Some reflections on the Istanbul II International Conference on Somalia

By   /  June 26, 2012  /  Columnists  /  1 Comment

Listen From 26th May to 2nd June 2012, Istanbul hosted a landmark event that will be recorded as a turning point in the modern history of Somalia. A conference unlike any other held in the last twenty first years. A sense of great relief and comfort overwhelmed every one of the participants and a hope […]

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What Somalis are expecting from the International Conference on Somalia in Istanbul?

By   /  May 28, 2012  /  Columnists  /  1 Comment

Listen Turkey is hosting the Istanbul 2 International Conference on Somalia on 31 May-1 June. It is not the first initiative of its kind Turkey has embarked on. It has already hosted several International Conferences on Somalia that dealt with crucial components of the Somali issue, including humanitarian aid, development, political and security issues. Turkey […]

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Somalia: Origin of the Crisis and perspectives for the Future

By   /  March 4, 2012  /  Columnists  /  2 Comments

Listen A speech given at the United Nations Association (Oxford Branch) My warmest greetings to you all. Let me at the outset express my gratitude to the President Professor Andrew Hurrell who gave me this rare opportunity to tell the story of my unjustly treated country and whose voice is and was never heard. The […]

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Somalia can be reborn as a country of progress and prosperity

By   /  February 23, 2012  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The term “failed state” was coined by President George W Bush to be the byword of US policy in Somalia. The country was put on the list of those associated with terrorism and, thereafter, any country that risked relations with Somalia was subject to American sanctions. As a result, the internationalcommunity was dissuaded from […]

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Only Turkey is showing solidarity with Somalia’s people

By   /  January 27, 2012  /  Columnists, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen The British government is holding a conference on the future of Somalia next month. In the last 20 years the east African country has suffered enormously – in the collapse of law and order, natural and human-made calamities, the displacements of its citizens, the rise of piracy and the spread of insurgent movements and […]

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Why the Somalis are grateful to Turkey?

By   /  December 17, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Somalia in the last twenty years has suffered enormously, in terms of collapse of law and order, natural and human-made calamities, displacements of its citizens, the rise of piracy and the spread of insurgence movements and seditious militias, that wreaked havoc not only to the survival of the nation, but also dampened the morale […]

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The Common struggle between Somalis and Eritreans

By   /  June 25, 2011  /  Columnists, Lectures, Opinion & Analysis  /  2 Comments

Listen This statement was given at the Mercorios Haile Memoriol conference, in honour of the late Eritrean national leader, held on 30-31-5-2011 at the centre of Initiative for Change. The theme discussed was “The Eritrean Political Parties and Civil Society Organisations”. First of all I would like to congratulate you on the occasion of the […]

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Somalia: Trouble With Putland

By   /  September 7, 2009  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen International Crisis Group has issued its latest report on Somalia about Puntland, which bears that title. This research institute is renowned for its widely acclaimed works characterised by depth of analysis, objectivity, impartiality and a sense of fairness in siding its self with the general interests of the Somali people. Its series of reports […]

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U.S Government Approach to Somalia

By   /  July 24, 2009  /  Columnists, Lectures  /  1 Comment

Listen Ambassador Philip Carter, principal deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S Department, lectured on the “U.S government approach to Somalia” at Chatham House on 22/07/2009, which was well attended by experts, journalists and those who are interested in the Horn of Africa affairs. He said Somalia is facing serious political and security challenges […]

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