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How Governor of Bay Region was appointed: a bottom-up approach? By Abdulkadir Suleiman

Apr 9, 2013
Following the inauguration of Somalia’s Federal Permanent Government (SFG) in August 2012, the formation and acceleration of Regional States that was envisioned in the adopted Somali Provisional Constitution has been in process. The leaders of the SFG in an unforeseen manner have paid rounding tour in most of those regions; assessing the social situation and seeking consultation from the stakeholders... 

Clan federalism tears Somalia apart – By Mohamud M. Uluso

Jan 29, 2013
Clan politics, rivalry and hatred have ruined the social bond, moral principles and trust among Somalis who share common language, culture, territory, history, and religion. Now, three political manifestations -secession, clan based federalism and unitary decentralized political system- divide them and are obstacle to the recovery of the lost nation of Somalia. The Provisional Constitution (PC) rejects... 

Somalia’s road to disasters awareness, prevention and mitigation – By Abdiweli Sulaiman Abdi

Jan 3, 2013
The world needs to sustain its seven billion people that rely on it for their daily living. But the way we sustain our lives has not always been friendly to our environment. This includes but not limited to the   overuse of fossil fuels, deforestation and so forth, all of which emit greenhouse gases responsible for global warming, the trigger of the climate change. Climate change is a subsequent... 

Ethiopia, Kenya decided to takeover Somalia

Dec 17, 2012
In implementing their recently concluded regional security cooperation agreement and reaffirming their indefinite military occupation of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya have decided to takeover and perhaps later annex Somalia under the cover of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Since only Ethiopia exercises uncontested power within the Organization, on December 6, 2012, IGAD Joint... 

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...