Jun 13th, 2012
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...
Jun 7th, 2012
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...
Feb 2nd, 2012
Britain has appointed its first ambassador to war-torn Somalia in more than two decades. The announcement came Thursday, as British Foreign Secretary William Hague made a landmark visit to the Horn of Africa country, where he spoke with reporters after meeting with President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed. “The...
Nov 22nd, 2010
As the trial of 10 alleged Somali pirates gets underway in Hamburg, many western nations are doing their utmost to help the crisis-torn nation and support the interim Somali government in rebuilding state structures. Somalia has been in a civil war nearly non-stop since dictator Siad Barre was overth...