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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... 

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...