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From bandits to ‘terrorists,’ the fate of Kenyan-Somalis

From bandits to ‘terrorists,’ the fate of Kenyan-Somalis

Listen After a spate of grenade attacks in Nairobi, the coastal region and the Somali-inhabited North Eastern province, the Kenyan government has launched a massive crackdown on ethnic Somalis. More than 4,000 people, mostly Somali refugees, have been arrested since Kenya launched Operation Usalama Watch on April 2, ostensibly in response to the deteriorating domestic […]

Be Ware of Quick Fix Federalism, the Shot-Gun Wedding Type

Be Ware of Quick Fix Federalism, the Shot-Gun Wedding Type

Listen As the combined forces of the Somali national Army and AMISOM are taking armed offensives to the last remaining strategic holdouts of Alshabab, a political storm is raging in most regions recently recovered from the grip of Alshabab forces-from the Jubba regions in the southern most area of Somalia, to Bay, Bakool, Lower Shabelle, […]

Somali Refugees: Victims of both the terror of war and the war on terror

Somali Refugees: Victims of both the terror of war and the war on terror

Listen I have been following up what’s unfolding in Kenya, more so on the fate of the Somali refugee community in Eastleigh, in the capital city of Nairobi after the barbaric shooting incident in a church in Mombasa, which was closely followed by three explosions all within Eastleigh’s 12th Street. I have been following on […]

Kenya’s Wide Net Against Terror Sweeps Up Refugees

Kenya’s Wide Net Against Terror Sweeps Up Refugees

Listen Fardos Osman sat on the concrete floor of a crammed room in a sprawling stadium next to scores of other women, many hiding their faces. She said she had been at the stadium for four days. Her refugee document had expired, she said, and she feared that she would be sent back to war-torn […]

Obituary of Abdi-Razak Hagi Hussein, Prime Minister of Somalia, 1964-1967

Obituary of Abdi-Razak Hagi Hussein, Prime Minister of Somalia, 1964-1967

Listen On 31 January 2014, a former Prime Minister of Somalia, Abdi-Razak Hagi Hussein passed away in Minnesota, USA at the of 90. He and Aden Abdulle Osman, the first President of independent Somalia, are the two leaders who left an indelible impression of respect and love on the hearts of the Somalis. As a […]

Banadir region administration arrests former minister, chasing politician

Banadir region administration arrests former minister, chasing politician

Listen After politicians in Mogadishu announced what they call “Banadir state administration” recently named governor of Banadir region, Hassan Mohamed Hussein (Mungab) ordered to arrest all the members involving the establishing of the administration, which led the deputy president of the controversial administration, Mohidin Mohamed Haji, to be arrested underground jail close to Somali presidential […]

Somali Foreign Policy: Here, there and everywhere.

Somali Foreign Policy: Here, there and everywhere.

Listen What made him think he was an Arab some asked? Another, a Nigerian teacher in London, hastily put down the Somali leader and his entourage, including the Foreign Minister’s presence at a Pan Arab gathering to the belief that Somalis have always felt “superior” to their brothers in the continent and have aligned themselves […]

A British Teacher’s Heroism Versus Al Shabab’s Barbarism

A British Teacher’s Heroism Versus Al Shabab’s Barbarism

Listen Recently the British Dailymail carried the amazing story of a British teacher, Ray Coe, 53, who donated a kidney to his young student, a Muslim girl, Alya Ahmed Ali, 13. The story was emailed to me by a friend who also said in his email: “What would Al Shabab say about this act?” he […]

Somalia government makes gains but Shebab defiant

Somalia government makes gains but Shebab defiant

Listen Somalia’s government is celebrating the capture of a string of towns from Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, but the Islamists say they will retaliate and warn the “war is far from over.” The offensive by African Union forces backing Somali government troops began last month, with Shebab fighters largely fleeing in advance, escaping unscathed to strike […]

Can Somaliland Profit from its Destabilization Policies?

Can Somaliland Profit from its Destabilization Policies?

Listen Somaliland’s leader, Mr. Silanyo’s visit in Laasqoray, Sanaag Region, though was unexpected and shocking to many, it underscores a sinister political agenda. Many members of the Warsangeli community allege that Silanyo’s motive is to frustrate, stop or divert economic development programs currently in progress and some in the pipeline. More sinister, however, is his […]

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