Politics of Somalia

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 25th, 2013
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By Ismail Haji Warsame When the Military Junta led by General Siyad Barre overthrew the civilian government of Somalia in October 1969, the General was so timid that he could not inform the nation of the coup d’état that had just taken place, according to the late prominent elder and businessman Ali ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 29th, 2013
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By: Mohamed F Yabarag With the US officially reaffirming the recognition of President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud’s government as the legitimate and sole representative of Somalia after twenty long years of civil strife and political wilderness, the secessionist entity of Somaliland that failed dismally to...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 24th, 2013
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By Ibrahim Hirsi, TC Daily Planet When Hassan was recently asked to come to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services center in Bloomington, he thought immigration authorities needed the usual updates he had often given since he was freed from prison in 2010. That didn’t happen, though, when Hass...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 24th, 2013
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By Markus V. Hoehne On 13 January 2013 James Ferguson published an article in The Independent with the title ‘Somalia: A failed state back from the dead’. While it is great to hear good news from Somalia for a change, this article by Ferguson unluckily did not help to illuminate the current situation...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 17th, 2013
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A senior U.S. diplomat says the United States is officially recognizing the government in Somalia, opening formal diplomatic relations for the first time since militants shot down two U.S. military helicopters in Mogadishu in 1993. Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson says visiting Somali Pres...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 3rd, 2012
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By Mohamed A. Dubet The Somali government’s recent delegation led by former Jubba Valley Alliance Leader, Goobaale,a seasoned warlord who headed the now defunct Jubba Valley militia, which had caused immense suffering and bloodshed in Jubbaland not so long ago and in the days before Shabab cont...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 22nd, 2012
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By Mohamud M Uluso Besides terrorism threats, the federal government of Somalia faces other threats emanating from three different but self-reinforcing sources. These threats would derail the achievement of peace, stability and self governance in Somalia. The first threat is what the former national ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 5th, 2012
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By Jama Mohamed Askar The composition of the newly appointed cabinet ministers of Somalia was received with a sense of jubilation by the secessionist administration in the north of Somalia. The vigorous diplomatic pressure they exerted on President Hassan and his Prime Minister Mr. Saacid yielded res...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 1st, 2012
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By Abdirizak Adam Hassan Most observers of Somalia would readily tell you that – with the coming of the new government – Somalia has now taken the road towards a new era of governance, continuity and renaissance. Similarly Somalis everywhere are of the opinion that the rebirth of a new Somalia is fin...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 28th, 2012
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Somalilanders abroad feel cheated by the international community. By successfully attending the London conference on Somalia many of them thought that their unrecognised nation was finally taking the diplomatic steps needed to be politically visible after more than two decades of unofficial dealings ...