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Federalism in Somalia: A lip service at National and International Levels

Federalism in Somalia: A lip service at National and International Levels

Somalia is a nation whose population never saw a free and fair election. People were not taught national wisdom and civic education rather they have grown in tribal mentality and clan interest ideology. Before independence, some Somalis from central and north eastern regions with the pretext of supporting Somali Youth League (SYL) came and infiltrate […]

Paying the Price for Taking Baidoa for Granted.

Paying the Price for Taking Baidoa for Granted.

Speaking on the third anniversary of the launch of the Somali National Television, Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed praised the staff and executives at the Ministry of Information for shaping the SNTV into a mirror that best “reflects the reality on the ground in all corners of the country”. PM Abdiweli’s words ring true in […]

Southwest State is Acid Test for Hasan Sheikh Government and UNSOM By: Baidoa

Southwest State is Acid Test for Hasan Sheikh Government and UNSOM By: Baidoa

By Institute of Peace and Capacity Building President Hassan Sheikh is facing the greatest challenge to his leadership and credibility; with considerably less legitimacy and support it is difficult to envisage how the Federal Government of Somali (FGS) is to end regional conflicts over the federalism process and usher Somalia into a new era of […]

In honor of Mujahid Hassan Adan Keerow By: Noor Mohamed Nunow

In honor of Mujahid Hassan Adan Keerow By: Noor Mohamed Nunow

For four long days, the people of SWSS in Baidoa took to the streets in their thousands protesting against the evil forces led by Sharif Hassan. Forces that wanted to undermine their right to self-determination and rob them of their future. Among them was a little known young boy, Hassan Adan Keerow. For three consecutive […]

Failed leadership: Hassan Sheikh and Co.

Failed leadership: Hassan Sheikh and Co.

As wide spread corruption, bad leadership, mismanagement of resources, and nepotism amongst other societal ills have undermined and impeded any development, further causing a detrimental effects that have plunged the country and the people deeper into abject poverty, conflicts, political instability and severe economic challenges. Hassan Sheikh has already resorted to create a chaos and […]

BAIDOA INITIATIVE: A PANACEA FOR SOMALI TRAGEDY MOHAMED HAJI MUKHTAR

BAIDOA INITIATIVE: A PANACEA FOR SOMALI TRAGEDY MOHAMED HAJI MUKHTAR

Professor of African and Middle Eastern History Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia, USA March 3, 2014 Somalia is not a state functioning under the rule of law. It is not even a country, but a patchwork of districts, and regions caught up in different stages of lawlessness, anarchy and chaos. Each has different security needs, […]

Why do UN, IGAD, AMISOM and the “Federal Government of Somalia” seem to be breastfeeding some but stopping some from drinking its own camel’s milk? By: A Bulle,Msc

Why do UN, IGAD, AMISOM and the “Federal Government of Somalia” seem to be breastfeeding some but stopping some from drinking its own camel’s milk? By: A Bulle,Msc

Southern Somalis acknowledge the good will of AMISOM’s Djiboutian troops when they spoke appropriately against the unwise announcement made by a member of the local Somali representatives of Beledweyne when he wrongly announced that all Somalis of Somalia who are not of Beledweyne are to vacate the town within a limited time. That gentleman was […]

Baidoa: A Call of Duty “Professor Mohamed Haji Mukhtar (Taariikh Xanbaarsan Dhacdooyin Lama Ilaabaan Ah)

Baidoa: A Call of Duty “Professor Mohamed Haji Mukhtar (Taariikh Xanbaarsan Dhacdooyin Lama Ilaabaan Ah)

Once an unquiet humanist warned wisely that those who cannot remember the past are destined to relive it. To this outrageous and joyfully ignored truth, an anonymous saying goes like this: “wise people learn from other people’s errors; intelligent people learn from their own; fools never learn.” It seems that Somalis are NOT learning from […]

A Proposal for a compromise and cooperation between the Transitional Juba Administration (Jubaland) and the proposed new Southwest State of Somalia (Gananeland?)

A Proposal for a compromise and cooperation between the Transitional Juba Administration (Jubaland) and the proposed new Southwest State of Somalia (Gananeland?)

The Somalis of Southern Somalia have more in common that differences. However, there is still completion for resources among the clans. Those that are being competed in this part of Somalia include access to water sources including the rivers, arable land, grazing land, ports and the ocean. There could be a compromise acceptable to both […]

The Potential Negative impact of Establishing “Jubaland State” founded on a policy of Exclusion

The Potential Negative impact of Establishing “Jubaland State” founded on a policy of Exclusion

The aim of this article is not to cause further problems for the southern Somalis consisting of all Somali clans who have all suffered during the last 23 years. The aim to try to help prevent further complications and sufferings of the southern Somali clans that may result from establishing southern Somalia federal sates based […]

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