Somali Diaspora

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 9th, 2014
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– By Maimuna Mohamud The return of the many diaspora Somalis represents a new phase of diaspora engagement with Somalia. The well-discussed financial remittances still constitute a crucial instrument through which the diaspora is able to support communities across Somalia. However, through their retu...
By IAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2014
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By Abdirahman Yusuf Ali As a widely respected civil society leader and a founder of a large and successful university, President Mohamud was seen as a different kind of a leader who can herald the country into a new dawn and overcome enormous challenges. There were reasons to believe that President M...
By IAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2014
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Somalia is  on the whole debased  by the UN and it has become the norm for the UN to dictate for Somali federal government how to do business in Somalia. In sum, it is no longer a secret that the UN is the entity that runs in the background the political machines and all decision-making […]...
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 18th, 2013
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John F Kennedy’s inaugural address in 1961 is remembered for one very famous quote: “my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” More than twenty years of war has driven over one million Somalis from their homes. Today Somalis reside in many c...
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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Jan 2nd, 2013
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The setting up of local public administration in the regions of Gedo, Lower Jubba and Middle Jubba yet to be entirely liberated from the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Shabab has generated passionate debate for four reasons. First, as result of clan based federalism,  it stirred  the majority and minority st...
By benim
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Dec 10th, 2012
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by Abdullahi Jama Hussein(Hon MP) I observed with a degree of care and deligency the trend and tendency of Somalia’s political novelty since H.E Prof Hassan Sheikh Ahmed was elected to the highest office in our land. Besides rhetorical affirmation, it appears that serious gaps need to be bridged if w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 3rd, 2012
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By Mahdi Haile, opednews.com   Somalia war was one of Africa’s most evil civil wars. The war claimed the lives of over 700,000 Somali and displaced a million others in refugee camps in neighboring countries. What is even more shocking is that last six years after the end of the first civil...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 ...