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Somalia’s PM may resign, but scars will not stop bleeding

By   /  June 11, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen By Faysal Mohamud* *Somalia’s prime minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is expected to resign after Somalia’s feuding leaders, President, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Parliament Speaker, Sharif Hassan agreed to form a new government to end a political stalemate that saw an intervention from the United Nations and regional governments.* The political deadlock between the two […]

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Only a popular Accord can restore Somalia’s self-governance, dignity and prosperity

By   /  May 30, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen As a follow up to meeting on Somalia held in New York on May 11, members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) travelled to Nairobi, Kenya on May 24-25 for further consultation with leaders of Somalia, African Union (AU) and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). After listening  the pathetic speeches of top leaders […]

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Osama death should turn world attention to Somalia

By   /  May 23, 2011  /  Columnists, Opinion & Analysis  /  No Comments

Listen To paraphrase a religious anecdote, has Osama died so that Somali can live? Or is his death the death of Somalia? While many celebrate the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan May 2011 by US Special Forces, Somalia and the entire Greater Horn of Africa gazed eye ball to eye […]

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International Community verdict to end the transition period will worsen Somali crisis

By   /  May 10, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen I find it much harder to assume that a reasonable person familiar with the situation of Somalia would entertain the view that by the end of the transitional period scheduled on August 20, 2011, a National Government which enjoys legitimacy and credibility of the Somali people as well as a formal recognition of the […]

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Parliamentary coup within TFIs of Somalia

By   /  May 6, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The parliamentary coup in progress in Mogadishu has eclipsed all other important topics in Somalia. The critical issues that deserve in depth examination include the relevance of Djibouti Peace Agreement (2008), the development and implementation of comprehensive strategy for peace and state-building, the foreign-driven constitution-making process and uncountable gatherings, the massive displacement of people […]

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Parliamentary coup within TFIs of Somalia

By   /  March 30, 2011  /  Columnists  /  2 Comments

Listen The parliamentary coup in progress in Mogadishu has eclipsed all other important topics in Somalia. The critical issues that deserve in depth examination include the relevance of Djibouti Peace Agreement (2008), the development and implementation of comprehensive strategy for peace and state-building, the foreign-driven constitution-making process and uncountable gatherings, the massive displacement of people […]

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I Weep Not For The Ocampo Six But The Spell Of Negative Ethnicity They Have Cast On The Nation

By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Columnists  /  4 Comments

Listen With Ocampo’s issuance of summons to The Hague Six, their followers are shocked and panic stricken. The bravado of Uhuru and Ruto has flopped and will not protect those who perpetrated crimes against humanity during the post election violence. In the eerie silence following the summons, the Ocampo Six seem deflated and off balance, […]

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Extension of TFP Term heralds catastrophe for Somalia

By   /  February 17, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Two days after IGAD’s public declaration, the Parliament approved three year term extension easily with 97 % yes (435 present). It’s interesting to witness the intense vilification of the International Community (IC) by Ethiopia and Members of the Djibouti Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP-D) after the IC objected the three-year- extension of TFP-D’s tenure from […]

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Analysis: Key challenges for Southern Sudan after split

By   /  February 11, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Juba (Alshahid) – The release of referendum results for Southern Sudan’s historic independence showing that 98.83 percent voted for secession means formal independence is scheduled for 9 July 2011, but key challenges still remain to be negotiated. These issues, observers say, must now be hammered out by the two ruling parties – the north’s […]

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Envisioning World Peace After a Bloody Decade

By   /  January 25, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The first decade of the 21st Century has been one that is riddled with callous injustice, malevolent hate, brutal violence, and perilous political volatility. Therefore, it is no surprise that the broad-based perception of the future is: if the first decade of this new century is a sign of what is yet to come, […]

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