Somali Civil War

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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– By Annisa Omar It is not everyday that UK Somali journalists meet in London to discuss a law in Somalia – a country known for its lawlessness and for being the epitome of a failed state. But this is not any law, but a law which could potentially be a pillar for democratic progress […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 11th, 2013
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By Zachariah Farah There is sad news for the enemies of Somalia within or without; Somalia is turning a new page, a new leaf.  It may be ironic to start a sentence with the word “sad” in it, especially the first sentence, about Somalia and then not talk about the litany of the horrible things [&helli...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 4th, 2013
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OPINION The former prime of Somalia, Omar Arteh Qalib, had a habit of saying “ Somalis will sort out their differences under a tree”, in reference to the traditional shir ( meeting ) to which disputes are referred for adjudication by elders of two clans. When he made the now-famous “under the tree” s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Abdisamad Mooge
Dec 30th, 2012
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In the last two decades, there were much chaos, suffering and little room for substantial and constructive dialogue in Somalia. However, Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon’s recent bold move to call for a national dialogue no doubt deserves a national support. We might all agree that before rushing in...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2012
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By Zainab Guleed Twenty years ago, on December 5th, 1992, the United Nations launched a major peace-enforcement mission into Somalia, approving the deployment of nearly 30,000 troops. The U.S.-led Unified Task Force (UNITAF) was mandated to protect and deliver humanitarian relief into the Southern re...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 6th, 2012
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By Ismail Einashe I recently gave a talk for Radio 4’s Four Thought series, exploring the links between childhood war trauma suffered by young Somali men and the way some are drawn to violent gang culture. Like other young Somali men I arrived in Britain in the 1990s as a child refugee fresh from the...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 2nd, 2012
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By Abdul Ghelleh   Somalia: now and then If you believe that Somalia’s problems can be pinpointed to a particular phenomena such as Pirates or the terrorist group, Al Shabaab, you are being mistaken. Even the Somali clan politics, the warlords, the so called spoilers of peace, the secessionists ...
By benim
In Analysis
Aug 4th, 2011
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Yesterday, the United Nations declared three additional regions of the country enfamished, including the blighted capital of Mogadishu. Currently, some 3.5 million Somalis are in need of aid, and starvation has cost the lives of nearly 29,000 children under the age of five. The southern part of the c...
By benim
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Aug 4th, 2011
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When Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek was 14 years old, she left South Sudan in the heat of civil war. Her family, fleeing both rebel and government forces, trekked through the bush for months, leading to her father’s leg infection, paralysis and death. Wek ended up at a refugee resettlement organi...