Islamic Courts Union

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Aug 25th, 2012
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Meles Zenawi: IN MARCH 2005, when Tony Blair released the Commission for Africa report he had sponsored as British prime minister, it seemed he had gathered together a winning team: a popular icon, Bob Geldof; his own rival, Gordon Brown; and the best that Africa could offer by way of leaders who wan...
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Jun 28th, 2012
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MOGADISHU — Somalia has unveiled a new final draft constitution that was recently approved in Nairobi by Somali leaders in the presence of Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Dr. Augustine Mahiga. The text is somewhat an exact duplicate of Ethiopia’s 1994 draft paper a...
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Jun 13th, 2012
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By Ahmed M.I. Egal The impending expiry of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) has occasioned an unseemly rush to establish a ‘permanent’, and therefore ‘legitimate’, administration in the country. This forms a severe test for the Somalia Policy of the Western Powers. That is, if we can u...
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Jun 7th, 2012
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Ahmed M.I Egal The impending expiry of the term of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Sheikh Sharif Ahmed in August this year has occasioned an unseemly rush to establish a ‘permanent’ and therefore ‘legitimate’ government in Somalia by the Western powers. The simple fact is that the Wester...
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May 6th, 2012
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The African Union (AU) has mutated into a particularly corrupt and brutal enforcer of western rule in Africa. When it comes to the interests of Pax Americana you must start with the crimes committed in the AU’s “War on Terror” in Somalia a.k.a. The War on the Somali people. In 2006 the Somalis themse...
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Apr 5th, 2012
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By Abdi Aynte If a split within the rank and file of Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants was a mere speculation, it has now become a reality, thanks to a lacerating Friday sermon by Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, Somalia’s best known holy warrior. In a rare public dissent, Aweys sharply attacked the organizat...
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In East Africa
Feb 24th, 2012
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Prime minister says west must help Somalis build a stable future or conflict-ridden country’s problems will continue to reoccur. The world has reached a turning point in helping Somalis reclaim their country, David Cameron said on Thursday, as he opened a conference in London aimed at restoring...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2012
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NEW YORK, February 20, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 17 February 2012, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea added one individual to the list of individuals and entities subject to the travel ban, assets fr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2012
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By Rasna Warah A huge international conference is being organised in London on Somalia, but it does not have the support of the citizens. It will fail because what the ‘international community’ has failed to learn over the years is that Somalis are fiercely independent people. In the first two decade...
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Feb 8th, 2012
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If I were a Somali I would thank Allah for the pirates. For more than 20 years the world has stood by while successive civil wars destroyed the country, killing hundreds of thousands of people by bullets, disease and starvation and reducing what was once a prosperous land to a war zone. But the seizu...