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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... 

The British Empire knew Somalis were the most intelligent

Apr 28, 2014
This material is from a book written by a British knight diplomat and colonial administrator, Sir Charles Eliot, during the British Empire era and was published 1905. He served Great Britain in Morocco, Turkey, Russia, Hong Kong, East Africa Protectorate and many places. The future of the Somali race is to my mind one of the most interesting and difficult of the problems presented by East Africa. For... 

Somalia: Searching for Unity in a Fragmented Country

Apr 22, 2014
Somalia:  Searching for Unity in a Fragmented Country (Somalis prefer unity over disunity but leaders who can accomplished are MIA)  Twenty three years have passed since the collapse of Somali government back in 1991. Since then, multiple regional states constituted as separate states, including Somaliland, which emerged as a breakaway conglomerate with no formal recognition from anywhere. ... 

Reflections of One Year of Bad Governance – By Sharmake Farah

Nov 17, 2013
Since the collapse of the Somali state, several endeavors and efforts have been made to restore the rule of law and reconstitute its government institutions and image, which seem to have been complicated, confounded and curtailed by a myriad of players along with multifaceted problems, including competing interests and concerns from close countries, coupled with often contradictory, confusing and calculated... 

“Think tank”- thief thug, toss the truth. The Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS)

Aug 15, 2013
In January 2013, two Ala Sheikh Members named Abdirishiid Hashi and Abdi Aynte instigated the Institute called the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS). After the Ala Sheik President Mr. Sharif lost the election in 2012, the Ala Sheikh Member emerged new tactics by forming research Institutes to engage the current Somali government political manoeuvres. These men are pretending that they... 

Kenyatta, KDF: ICC Acknowledges Charges of Massacre in Somalia

Aug 9, 2013
Somali Rights has received a formal letter of acknowledgement from the International Criminal Court at the Hague. The letter confirms that the ICC has received the formal complaint letter and supporting documents submitted by Somali Rights last month. The complaint requests the court to investigate and prosecute crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by Kenyan forces and allied clan militia... 

Kenya’s Misbehavior and the Negative Consequences of Disrespecting the AMISOM Mandate – By Jibril Mohamed

Jun 25, 2013
Kenya has about 4,000 soldiers as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), a peacekeeping force mandated by the United Nations Security Council to help create an ample environment for the Federal Government of Somalia to set up legitimate governance institutions. However, Kenyan soldiers in Somalia’s third largest city, Kismayo, have actively been supporting an anti-government clan... 

Somalia: Commentary on IHS Jane’s spin on Jubbaland trap

May 8, 2013
Few days ago, IHS Jane, a well-established company for global security analysis, released an analysis under the title Somalia’s Jubbaland Conundrum. The following key points are presented at the beginning of the analysis for quick and effective impact. The Somali federal Government‘s new policy of doing away with the federalism that brought it to power poses a threat to the country’s progress... 

An Op-ed by Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, on the Somalia Conference held today in London

May 7, 2013
From fear to hope – Getting it right in Somalia OPINION PIECE LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 7, 2013/ – Leaders from more than 50 states and international organizations have gathered in London, UK to attend the Somalia Conference today on Tuesday (May 7th, 2013) with the co-chairing of Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and UK Premier David Cameron. In light of this event, please...