Sharif Sheikh Ahmed

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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...
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Jan 17th, 2013
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By Paul D. Shinkman,usnews A State Dept. official says efforts in a former terrorist haven should be a model for action in Africa French soldiers prepare material to be loaded into a British army Boeing C-17 cargo aircraft arriving from British Brize Norton base en route to Bamako, Mali. A top State ...
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Jan 15th, 2013
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JAMES FERGUSSON independent.co.uk Less than two years ago, its capital was a war zone. No longer. Eighteen months ago, central Mogadishu was like an African Stalingrad. The heat may have been equatorial but everything else seemed strangely familiar: a dirty cat-and-mouse war, often fought hand to han...
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Jan 12th, 2013
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By Mohamud M Uluso, analysis The disintegration of Somalia into feuding armed clans, some headed by warlords, still remains the biggest problem in rebuilding the nation The setting up of local public administration in the regions of Gedo, Lower Jubba and Middle Jubba, yet to be entirely liberated fro...
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Jan 3rd, 2013
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For many Somalis the year 2012 will go into the history books as the year when Somalia elected its first democratic president in 43 years. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was elected by lawmakers, becoming the first new leader to be chosen inside the country since 1991. He defeated former transitiona...
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Nov 26th, 2012
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In late 2011, the International Community – led by Britain – called for an unprecedented conference on Somalia. And in the run up to that conference in London, excitement and expectation gripped the Somali people everywhere. More than fifty states and international organisations attended ...
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Sep 24th, 2012
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Is the poster child of failed states finally getting its act together? After the twin suicide attacks that killed 14 people in Mogadishu last week and an assassination attempt on the president a little more than a week before that, predictions of a Somali Spring would seem to be, at the very least, p...
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Sep 18th, 2012
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Simon Allison, dailymaverick. You wait ages for a new leader in the Horn of Africa, and then two of them come along at once. SIMON ALLISON reports on Ethiopia’s new prime minister and Somalia’s new president, and the daunting challenges faced by both. The Horn of Africa is a generally known as a regi...
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Sep 14th, 2012
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Somalia’s new president has been moved to a secure compound after surviving an assassination bid that dented hopes of change in the violence-scarred country and brought condemnation from the United States. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was the surprise winner of Monday’s election in the poverty-stricken Horn...
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Sep 12th, 2012
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By Abdi Aynte On Monday, Somalia lived up to its track record for never re-electing an incumbent leader. President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed lost to a political newcomer, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, in a landslide victory that represented a stinging condemnation of the status quo, and an unequivocal vote for ch...