Siad Barre

By IAfrica
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Jul 9th, 2014
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By Amjed Farid Eltayeb In January 21, 1991, the state collapsed in the republic of Somalia, leaving the country in a state of brutal chaos that did not reach an end until today. This collapse was inevitable result of the policies of General Mohamed Siad Barre’s military regime who violently took the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 7th, 2013
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IN 2005 three dozen Somalis formed a club of Islamists, soon dubbing themselves the Shabab (Arabic for “youth”). Chaos had reigned over Somalia for a generation and there had been no real government since the military ruler, Siad Barre, fell in 1991. But within a year or so, the Shabab was the domina...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 3rd, 2013
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Mark Tran, guardian.co.uk, Somali president expected to present plans for rebuilding military, police and justice systems, as civil society calls on nascent government to empower women and provide jobs On Tuesday next week, the UK hosts yet another big conference on Somalia, bringing together officia...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2013
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It’s a new day in Somalia. That’s the message I took away from a trip to the capital city of Mogadishu earlier this year. We have our best opportunity in more than two decades to help stabilize Somalia and advance U.S. national security interests — but only if we act quickly. The improved security si...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 26th, 2013
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By: Yusuf Dirir Ali The International community recognizes the undemocratically selected Somalia government in Mogadishu without giving in-depth considerations and offering the same status to Somalia’s former equal union partner to the North – the Republic of Somaliland. Due to the indifference...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 21st, 2013
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“While Increasing beggars in our streets are from neighbouring countries, they should not be confused with genuine asylum seekers, refugees or in-transit migrants” Dr Hagaltosie By: Yusuf M Hasan HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) –  “ I am 10 years and I help my parents feed the family from my I beg in the st...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 14th, 2013
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Ever since I was born I could hear the waves of hatred and prejudice pouring upon Jews for unexplained reasons. Ever since I was born I could hear the waves of hatred and prejudice pouring upon Jews for unexplained reasons, but apparently associated with the Arab-Israeli conflict, which Somalia was n...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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Qatar is a great country and the people are nice I was a high school teacher in Doha (Rayaan Alateeq) in the70s and early 80s. That was the old Qatar! The Qatari people are generally generous and reasonable, however it all depends on how honesty and resilient the government of Somaliland is for their...
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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Feb 7th, 2013
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The new Somalia president is miserably behaving like Mr. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, Saddam Hussein’s information minister. He reminds me of Mr. al-Sahaff pitifully saying: “There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!” Mr. al-Sahaff made this statement while the USA armored vehicles and tanks wer...