Barre

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By: Hassan M. Abukar In 1977, I saw something odd in the Hamarweyne District of Mogadishu. I saw a tall man riding a horse. For one thing, the rider was not a policeman. Then, after I looked at him closely, I realized it was none other than Omar Arteh Ghalib, the deposed foreign minister of […...
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Jan 15th, 2013
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By: Hassan M. Abukar “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” Plato. “Power was my weakness and my temptation.” J.K Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. *** Two incidents intrigued me about Siad Barre, the man and the president. One related to him personally, and the other involv...