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BBC/VOA Somali service: Reality vs. falsehood

Oct 15, 2012
VOA Horn of Africa director BBC East Africa Bureau BBC/VOA Somali service: Reality vs. falsehood Excellencies’ Modern media, especially the internet, cable TV, and even radio, can receive and disseminate information very quickly. This makes the world a more connected place, and helps the public to be better informed. It also gives people more access to ideas, opinions, and news from many different... 

Why can’t you keep quite? by Sayidali Yasin Sheik

Sep 26, 2012
The killing of innocent Somali journalists is on the rise in many places within Somalia especially in Mogadishu while the reason and the killers both remain anonymous. Somalia has one of the most vibrant media Sectors in the Horn of Africa yet its one of the most dangerous places to work as a journalist. On 20th of September 2012 it was very dark day for the Somali journalist when two sucide attacks... 

Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari: New Hope for Somalia – By Sakawdin Mohamed

Aug 29, 2012
Through a transparent election of the speaker of the parliament today Prof. Jawari becomes as one of many before him. Professor Mohamed Osman Jawari as the new speaker is indeed a milestone and a historic moment. It is undeniable that the election of Professor Jawari is a considerable improvement on the previous speakers as he is an educated person with in depth knowledge and considerable experience... 

A Case for Farmaajo becoming president of Somalia – By Abdikhayr H. Soofe

Aug 29, 2012
After over two decades of being the number one example of a failed and volatile state, where the term “Somalisation” was coined to label Somalia the icon of self-defeat, death and destruction; there is new hope on the horizon for Somalia—the proud nation of poets. Somalis should be delighted that the ugly and unruly transitional period ended on August 20, 2012. Although the transition period... 

Differences on opinions can be brought by people, in religion, government and even society – By Abdulkadir Ahmed Bashir

Aug 26, 2012
If you think of Somali people the first thing that comes to mind is that,  it is an unstabilized country because of the several wars that go on day by day. For the past twenty years it has undergone many changes than any country has ever undergone. Why? Its due to the different views that everybody wants of how to rule the country but that is not the case. Differences on opinions can be brought by... 

Arrested Judgement: The Somali media warlords and the SEMG report – By Said Haji Ulusow

Jul 23, 2012
”When all you own is a hammer, every problem starts looking like a nail.” Abraham Maslow 1908 – 1977 (Founder and spiritual leader of humanistic psychology.) As I read the leaked so-called confidential report prepared by the Somalia-Eretria Monitoring Group (SEMG)  with  a guarded interest, I was shocked and flabbergasted  with the pumped up ‘’jumping to conclusion’’ reaction... 

Istanbul II: A Blueprint for Somali National Consensus

Jul 4, 2012
The International actors in Somalia Should Support Turkey  By Abdi Dirshe Wednsday, July 4, 2012 a.dirshe@hotmail.com ————————– Turkey has just hosted an international conference on Somalia, bringing hundreds of Somalis representing the civil society groups from Somalia, including the religious and traditional elders, intellectuals, and activists... 

Stipulations of Secession – By Dr. Qasim Hirsi Farah.

Jul 1, 2012
W.Q: Qaasim Xirsi Faarax www.qasimheris.com email: qaasim@mail.com None of the self-styled autonomy regions of Somalia possesses either quality or quantity to obtain the degree of an independent statehood. Any state willing to separate from another state must fulfill the following requirements, among others: 1. Must have certain amount of gold or equivalent value as an asset to their survival 2.... 

Message from Istanbul II Conference to the Citizens of Somalia – By Mr. Mohamud M Uluso

Jun 11, 2012
The Conference on Somalia which ended in Istanbul, Turkey on June 1st, 2012 has clearly demarcated the pathway to Somalia’s rebirth on the assumption that the Citizens of Somalia are willing and determined to unite and fulfill the first precondition of a comprehensive five (5) points plan for rebuilding the failed state of Somalia. The first precondition point of the plan is the creation of national... 

The Importance of Accounting (from Governmental perspective) – By Abdiwali Mohamed Qarboobe.

Jun 5, 2012
This short article is response to the report by the World Bank that the Somali government has not accounted for majority of the revenues and donations it received in 2009 and 2010. This is not new information as most Somalis are aware of these type of asset misappropriations.  According to the report, between 2009 and 2010, the Somali government collected and received a total of $164M; out of these...