Villa Somalia

By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 15th, 2013
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By: Hassan M. Abukar “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” Plato. “Power was my weakness and my temptation.” J.K Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. *** Two incidents intrigued me about Siad Barre, the man and the president. One related to him personally, and the other involv...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 14th, 2012
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Fate or flaw? Maybe Joseph de Maistre – that immoral advocate of social hierarchy and inequality – was talking about our own people when he claimed that a people will always get the government they deserve; and because we are all clannish, we deserve clannish leaders. Maybe that explains why we rank ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 14th, 2012
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Somalia’s new president has been moved to a secure compound after surviving an assassination bid that dented hopes of change in the violence-scarred country and brought condemnation from the United States. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was the surprise winner of Monday’s election in the poverty-stricken Horn...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2012
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For two nights in a row, al-Shabab militants have attacked Somalia’s presidential palace with mortars, killing five people and injuring many more. A senior al-Shabab commander says the group is trying to switch tactics. Attempt to spread fear The Somali government described the latest incidents...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 2nd, 2011
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At least 19 people were killed during heavy clashes on Saturday, with government forces staging a violent mutiny in a separate incident, Radio Garowe reports. The fighting sparked overnight Friday after Al Shabaab insurgents attacked bases of Somali government forces and their African Union (AMISOM) ...