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“Fake Democracy and Governance” can’t create stable Somali State

Jul 24, 2015
July 23, 2015 The future of Somalia remains uncertain because of, among others, the mismatch between the political choice, structure, and direction articulated in the Provisional Constitution which is grounded in the Islamic values and in the concept of political and economic liberalism and the Somali leaders’ contemptable actions and behaviors motivated by personal interests, self-preservation,... 

The Story of Luqman in The Qur’an, The Wise Man

May 30, 2015
The story of Luqman is mentioned in The Noble Qur’an and Surat Luqman is named after him. Some Islamic Scholars say that Luqman was a prophet but the majority of scholars believe that Luqman was a pious man (religious man) granted with wisdom but not prophethood. His full name is said to have been Luqman Ibn Anqa Ibn Sadun, others call him Luqman Ibn Tharan. According to some Islamic historians,... 

The First Night of Wedding: By Ibrahim Hassan Gagale

Dec 12, 2014
The Wedding Night is the first night that a man and a woman come together as husband and wife. It is not a normal night to the bride or to the groom. It is the most important night for couple’s marital life. Failing to watch or observe the moral principles in this night can have a long-lasting negative impact on the marriage. Both spouses should remember that they are completely starting a new... 

The Myth of Non Tax Paying Somalis in the US – By Abdikhayr Soofe

Dec 7, 2014
Saturday, December 06, 2014 Since the birth of the United States of America, immigrants and immigration have been issues of contention. However, all Americans except Native Americans are all immigrants. And even Native Americans, though the first Americans came here from Asia thousands of years ago. Although national leaders say virtually the same thing(s) about immigrants, many strongly disagree... 

Put-up job for Copenhagen Conference on Somalia

Oct 30, 2014
The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) are frantically engaged in put-up job for the first Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) Conference on Somalia scheduled to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 19-20, 2014. The agenda is to review the implementation of Somali Compact of the “New Deal for Somalia,” signed in Brussels, Belgium... 

Failed Initiatives befoul Somalia’s future – By Mohamud M Uluso

Oct 21, 2014
Despite unprecedented level of foreign interventions particularly since 2000, Somalia lingers as a failed state which is threat to the international peace and security. The installation of permanent federal government in 2012 and the victories over terrorist group Al Shabab did not change Somalia’s misfortune because Somalia’ future is befouled by the outcomes of failed peace processes or initiatives.... 

Clan Federalism: The Worst option for Statebuiling in Somalia

Oct 2, 2014
October 1, 2014 Clan Federalism: The Worst option for Statebuiling in Somalia The debate among Somalis over clan federalism (clan segregation) hasn’t produced common understanding and consensus for final bargain because it takes place in vacuum, outside formal democratic process. The federal government has shirked from its leadership responsibility to organize and lead national debate on federalism... 

Somalia: Ugly Clan Federalism Sparks Fresh Turmoil

Aug 8, 2014
  The formation of federal Member States (FMS) without legal and political consensus sparks fresh political and social turmoil in all regions of Somalia. It is unequivocally clear that the federal system based on clan ownership of territory has become major obstacle to national reconciliation, peacebuilding, and statebuilding in Somalia. It polluted the notion of state, citizenship, and Islamic... 

What is wrong with Somali Telecom Sector and Parliament? By Barkhad Hiirad

May 16, 2014
Yesterday, the 15th of May 2014, the Somali Ministerial Council Passed the Somali Telecommunication law with no dissenting vote among the Ministers. This is a huge step forward, a historical record for any Somali government cabinet to get a telecommunication law passed within such a short time. However, what will it take to get it passed by parliament? The Minister of Post and Telecommunication, HE... 

Somalia: State-building under Attack – By Mohamud M Uluso

May 8, 2014
  Despite the troubling silence of African, Islamic, and Western leaders about the Kenya government’s brutal human rights violations against the Somali community in Kenya for their ethnic background and about its unlawful military and diplomatic actions in Jubba regions of Somalia, a glimmer of hope emerged in April when two Nordic diplomats renewed a focus on peacebuilding and state-building...