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Prof. Abdiweli’s Administration: Three Years of Chronic Corruption

’The trouble with Africa is simply and squarely a failure of leadership. There is nothing basically wrong with the African character. There is nothing wrong with the African land or climate or water or air or anything else. The African problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the challenges of personal example ...

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SOMALIA: THE FOE WITHIN

The two-decade-old civil war in Somalia that have taken countless lives of civilians left many youths to grow up in a single-parent household. This led to the absence of sufficient care as the only parent they have had was the sole breadwinner of their families who could hardly get a chance to spend quality time with their children. Apparently, a ...

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SOMALIA NEEDS LAWYERS THAT CAN HELP RESTORE THE RULE OF LAW

By Jamma Ali Sugow The  rule  of  law  basically  refers  to  the  influence  and  the  authority  of  the law  within  a  particular society, especially  as  a  constraint  upon  the  conduct   of   government  officials. This means  that  all members  of  a  society,  the  politicians  included, are  considered  equally  subject   to  publicly  disclosed legal  codes  and  processes. It  is  very  salient  and  ...

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A JOURNEY TO UNREACHABLE LAND IN SOMALIA

The local phrase “Gaari waa” which means the “unreachable part of Somalia” was nothing to me other than a term which I used to hear from old people until I went a trip to the far east of Somalia. Bosaso which is the capital of Bari “the largest region of Somalia” was included the unreachable land prior to the construction of ...

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MOGADISHU: FROM GHOST-LOOK TO MARVELOUS!

It was exactly four years since my last visit to the capital city of Somalia, Mogadishu. At that time, I was attending a review meeting on behalf of a local NGO; I lived in a hotel off Maka Almukarama Road, it was a war-torn city, rarely to meet with civilians walking about, barely to see private luxurious vehicles, the only ...

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A journey to unreachable land in Somalia

By Abdikadir H. Dooy The local phrase “Gaari waa” which means the “unreachable part of Somalia” was nothing to me other than a term which I used to hear from old people until I went a trip to the far east of Somalia. Bosaso which is the capital of Bari “the largest region of Somalia” was included the unreachable land prior ...

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The Hypocrisy in Somali Politics

Somalia has been acquainted with the sarcastic politics since its foundation of 1960. Let me quote the saying of Somali Quran teachers, when they are getting you joined their schools they say “Xininyaha banaanka soo dhigo” which they mean -leave your pride out, before you get into the school”. Compatibly, when you are going to join the Somali politics- yes, ...

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Would Meles Zenawi’s death affect Ethiopian involvement in Somalia?

Males Zenawi, the late Prime Minister of Ethiopia was one of the rare brilliant leaders ever ruled a part of the East Africa region. During his period he obtained confidence from World forces including the US, substituting to minimize the terrorist risks from the Horn of Africa. Beginning and mid of his first decade were focused on fighting against the neighboring countries ...

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