Nov 24th, 2012
IndepthAfrica – The morning mist on the flowers is my shed tears; and the whispering of the trees is the wailing of my devastated heart. They are twisting my heart, but I am too old to cry. They are expert only, on how to divide us. Implanting seeds of hatred and malice among family and [&helli...
Nov 17th, 2012
By Osman Hassan As desperate and downtrodden people, blighted by decades of deprivation under a failed State, we the Somalis are understandably prone to instant euphoria and escapism the moment we sense relief from our predicament is over the horizon. Such was the occasion when a young, beguiling, li...
Nov 4th, 2012
SOMALI Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Said has announced the members of his new government, noting that a woman has been named as foreign minister for the first time in the country’s history. “After long discussions and consultations, I have named my cabinet, which consists of only 10 ...
Sep 11th, 2012
Somali writer and analyst Faysal Abdi Roble said Monday’s election of a little-known candidate as the next president of Somalia is a clear message that Somalis want to move forward from the days of corrupt and clan-dominated governments to a more effective leadership. Somalia’s parliament Monday elec...
In East Africa
Oct 31st, 2010
Somalia’s parliament has approved a new prime minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. About three-fourths of the 392 lawmakers present endorsed the prime minister in the vote in Mogadishu Sunday. The vote was delayed for more than a week because of a dispute between President Shiekh Sharif Sheikh ...
Oct 23rd, 2010
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo), the new Prime Minister designate was a former colleague of mine and fellow civil servant in Somalia’s Foreign Ministry. He was there almost a year when I joined the service in mid 1983. In the Foreign Ministry in Mogadishu, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed was a quiet, u...
In Facts about Africa
Oct 15th, 2010
Somalia has been without an effective central government since President Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991. Years of fighting between rival warlords and an inability to deal with famine and disease have led to the deaths of up to one million people. Comprised of a former British protectorate and an I...