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By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 26th, 2013
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nytimes Somalia has been the paradigm of failed states since before 1993, when militants shot down two Black Hawk helicopters and killed 18 American soldiers in Mogadishu. One of the world’s poorest, most violent countries, it has been pummeled by warring militias, famine and pirates. But the country...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 18th, 2013
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I posted an item a couple of days ago about a journalist having been arrested after interviewing a woman who claimed she was raped by Somali soldiers. Now the country’s police commissioner, General Sharif Sheikhuna Maye, has issued a statement accusing the journalist, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 28th, 2012
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In its early stages of reviving peace in its country Somali is using the guidance of a policy document it calls “the foundations of new beginning”. This document is based on a six pillar frame work where priorities for the country have been outlined. While meeting the Prime minister of Ethiopia Haile...
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Nov 17th, 2012
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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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By Sally Healey The election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud by Somalia’s Transitional Parliament is an unexpected success for the hugely discredited political process in the country. It could prove to be a turning point in Somalia’s recovery. With twenty five candidates standing, numerous doubts about the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 12th, 2012
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Morgan Lorraine Roach Yesterday, Somalia’s newly appointed parliament voted Hassan Sheikh Mohamud into office as the country’s new president. A political amateur and academic from central Somalia, Mohamud is considered to be a moderate. As such, he contrasts greatly with the former president of the T...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 11th, 2012
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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...
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Mar 20th, 2012
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According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The Grand Mufti made his assertion in response to a question posed by a delegation from Kuwait: a Kuwaiti ...