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Another Phase of the War in Somalia: Targeting TFG, Turkey?

By   /  November 29, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen For years the Somalis have been experiencing surprising political programs that are usually prepared in one of the East African capitals. Although these programs are initially described as the interest of Somalia, at the end, they produce no better changes on the ground. Why, then, can these programs not be turned out to be […]

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Kenya versus al-Shabaab

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Columnists, Featured, News, Somalia  /  2 Comments

Listen By Abdi Ismail Samatar The intervention of external forces in Somalia has consistently plunged Somalia into greater destruction. Is it even possible to compound the suffering of a famine-stricken population? Once again, we find ourselves at a familiar junction: Destructive, illegal intervention, the continuation of internal chaotic violence and a new indignation. This situation […]

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Alarming ramifications from the Kenyan war against Somalia

By   /  November 15, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen The Kenyan war against Somalia is producing alarming ramifications that would worsen instability, animosity and misery rather than peace and prosperity in the region. The post invasion shuttle diplomacy of the Kenyan Officials did not allay the deep opposition against its invasion of Somalia. Facts indicate that Kenya planned since 2009 to take control […]

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An Open Letter to: The People of Southern Somalia; the Somali people in general

By   /  November 8, 2011  /  Columnists, Featured  /  1 Comment

Listen An Open Letter to: The People of Southern Somalia; the Somali people in general;Drought- affected people in the Horn of Africa; the International community and World Citizens; Intergovernmental Authority of Development; African Union, United Nations, UN Political office for Somalia, Civil Society office of UN, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,  League of Arab […]

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Somali Parliament warned K-TFG leaders against committing treason

By   /  October 16, 2011  /  Columnists, Featured  /  No Comments

Listen On October 8, 2011, the Transitional Federal Parliament of Somalia (TFP) passed a law (resolution) that made a crime the implementation of one of the priority tasks of the Roadmap adopted by the selected Somali Stakeholders — Kampala Transitional Federal Government (K-TFG), faction of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama (ASWJ), Regional States of Puntland and […]

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The Tears of Somalia

By   /  October 11, 2011  /  Columnists, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen BY RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN Somalia is suffering from the most severe drought and famine in the last 60 years, which has already resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of people and endangers the lives of 750,000 more Somalis. This crisis tests the notion of civilization and our modern values. It reveals, once […]

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Somalia: A road map into a new quagmire

By   /  October 4, 2011  /  Columnists, Featured, News, Somalia  /  1 Comment

Listen By Dr. Oduesp Eman Since September 6th when a two and a half a day long conference known as the High Level Consultative Meeting was concluded in Mogadishu, the name that has been dominating the Somali political discourse was the Road Map- the byproduct of said meeting. Or, the document endorsed by the participants […]

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UNPOS and Ethiopia killed the hope for sovereign Governance in Somalia

By   /  September 17, 2011  /  Columnists  /  No Comments

Listen Reflecting upon the charade that surrounded the UN Consultative Meeting (UN-CM) held at Mogadishu Airport at a time when the entire Somalia is overwhelmed by the worst drought and famine in 60 years, two questions came into my mind: (1) Why the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) has decided to treat Somalis […]

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The persistent drought in Somalia that boosted the influx into Dadaab refugee camps

By   /  September 6, 2011  /  Columnists, Featured, News, Somalia  /  No Comments

Listen Dadaab (Alshahid)-The crippling drought in the Horn of Africa has affected about 11 million people in a region straddling Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. But it’s Somalia that has been hit hardest. On July this year, the United Nations declared a famine in two parts of the lawless nation – Lower Shabelle and Bakool in […]

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Can Victory over Shabab Bring Permanent Peace in Somalia

By   /  August 30, 2011  /  Columnists  /  1 Comment

Listen For the last 20 years, from the collapse of the regime in 1991 till 2011, Somalia does not have a central government. The Northern Region, formerly British Protectorate which gained independence in on 26 June 1960, declared unilateral independence in 1993, breaking away from the rest of the Republic of Somalia which it joined […]

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