Opinion

How Dangerous Is a Terrorist with a Twitter Handle?

0 Visits: 13091 | Sunday June 09, 2013 - 19:37:56
BY JONATHAN SCHANZER- FP -- Sensational reports in the Guardian and Washington Post recently blew the lid off of the National Security Agency's (NSA) electronic surveillance efforts, which have harvested everything from phone calls to Facebook posts for intelligence purposes.

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Opinion: Patriotism - A Lost Value in the Somali Citizen! By Hassan Abdi

0 Visits: 16101 | Friday June 07, 2013 - 16:06:35
Hassan Abdi. Mogadishu, Opinion: - How many times do we describe someone's actions as selfishness, negligent to the common interest and destructive to the nation's welfare?

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Fragile peace draws investor interest in Somalia

0 Visits: 16612 | Friday June 07, 2013 - 14:43:24
With an internationally recognised government installed and al-Shabaab in retreat, hardy investors are taking a chance in Africa's most troubled state.

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Tahrir’s lesson for Taksim: Police brutality unites battle-hardened fans

0 Visits: 14907 | Wednesday June 05, 2013 - 06:59:33
By James M. Dorsey - If there is one lesson Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan should have drawn from the popular revolts that toppled four Arab leaders and sparked civil war in Syria in the last two years, it is that police brutality strengthens protesters' resolve and particularly that of…

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Defending My Wife - The Other Story of Sexual Violence in Somalia By BY HALA ALKARIB

0 Visits: 17794 | Sunday June 02, 2013 - 00:06:18
OPINION BY HALA ALKARIB. Muhildeen Shikh Mohamed is one of the few Somali men who stood up to defend his wife, Lul Ali Isman when she was gang raped by government security men. His story is among many of the hidden acts of sexual violence in Somalia in which more men need to stand up against this abuse…

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Somalia: Pray before, during and after your flight

0 Visits: 15996 | Friday May 31, 2013 - 14:13:47
Hamza Mohamed. Taking a domestic flight in Somalia is an experience that can best be described as travelling to the brink of death and coming back. The airplanes on the domestic routes are commonly called express flying coffins and those who survive a flight on them are fittingly referred to as coffin…

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The Dividends of Strong National Government: A Policy Shift Towards Somalia

0 Visits: 2208 | Saturday May 25, 2013 - 10:53:26
By Abdi Dirshe. May 25, 2013, Canada. "One of the key objectives is to move to an arrangement in which there is a sovereign Somali voice speaking for the Somali people," Ambassador James C. Swan, the US Special Representative for Somalia, in London on May 7, 2013. (US State Department

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Fathers of independence forgotten in Somalia

0 Visits: 896 | Saturday May 18, 2013 - 15:09:53
Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar. Freelancer. The subdivision of what was once called as 'the great Somalia' or SOOMAALI WEYN, which has now descended into small clan-based

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John Price: Education in Somalia essential to promoting peace

0 Visits: 954 | Thursday May 16, 2013 - 13:08:52
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Nearly taken for granted by the West, education is a noble struggle in Somalia, requiring generous contributions from citizens and foreign donors to help ensure a future of stability and prosperity for Somali children.

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Turkey's Zero-Problems Foreign Policy By AHMET DAVUTOGLU, the FM

0 Visits: 1099 | Wednesday May 15, 2013 - 20:37:47
A new vision Today, Turkey has a great deal of say in the international arena. More importantly, there is a critical group of countries that lends a careful ear to Turkey's stance on a myriad of regional and international issues. At this point, the world expects great things from Turkey, and we…

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The Arab Spring: Conspiracy Theory or National Will

0 Visits: 12977 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 19:54:57
By: Fadi Elhusseini. Revolts did not knock on the door, they just sneaked in the Arab region, toppling some regimes while shaking the thrones of others. Analyses began to heap in an attempt to examine this state of affairs;

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Donors must invest in Somalia's future

0 Visits: 799 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 11:19:14
The National, Editorial. Somalia has long been synonymous with suffering. A combination of civil war and famine has, over the last few decades, displaced more than a million people and robbed generations of a healthy future. Women have paid a disproportionate price - sexually assaulted in horrific numbers.…

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Is there anything new in Somalia's future?

0 Visits: 1908 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 11:07:51
Even if it appears as though political stability is being secured over the last year, particularly around Mogadishu, it is as if a temporary spring realized through foreign hands is being experienced…

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Timeline of events in Somali terror cases

0 Visits: 795 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 10:11:59
Monday, May 13, 2013. by: CATHERINE PREUS. June 2006: Islamic Courts Union (ICU) of which Al-Shabab is an entity, takes control of Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Somalia: Oil thrown on the fire

1 Visits: 1002 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 10:08:28
After an absence of more than 30 years, Abdirizak Omar Mohamed has returned to Somalia, the country of his birth. Last year he gave up his job as a civil servant in the housing sector in Canada to take up a position as one of only 10 ministers in Mogadishu's new, slimline cabinet.

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Chinese Creating New Auto Niche Within Detroit

0 Visits: 1014 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 18:45:11
By BILL VLASIC Published: May 12, 2013 DETROIT – Dozens of companies from China are putting down roots in Detroit, part of the country's steady push into the American auto industry. Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and new vehicle technology, selling everything from seat…

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Police end hostage standoff in New Jersey; suspect dead

0 Visits: 820 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 17:55:26
By David Jones NEWARK, New Jersey | Sun May 12, 2013 5:57pm EDT (Reuters) - Three children trapped all weekend in a New Jersey bedroom with a gunmen and the dead body of their mother were freed early Sunday when police burst through the door and stopped the gunman with a single shot, authorities said.…

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Somalia Accepts Assistance From Foreign Destabilizers

0 Visits: 848 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 17:48:25
Saturday, 11 May 2013 11:41 By Cameron Bedard, Your Inquirer Profoundly | Report Delegates from nearly 50 countries, as well as representatives from major international organizations met in London yesterday to attend the Somalia Conference and discuss signs of progress in a country that has been devastated…

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To Stabilize Mali, Look to Somalia’s Lessons

0 Visits: 940 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 17:14:47
The United Nations Security Council has made a wise decision to create an ambitious African stabilization mission for Mali. To succeed, however, this mission will need to draw lessons from the other side of the continent, where African peacekeepers have had notable results pacifying Somalia.

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After decades as 'world's most dangerous' place, has Somalia turned the corner?

0 Visits: 902 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 06:28:38
By Rohit Kachroo and Keir Simmons, NBC News Somalia has long been defined by terrorism, famine, and piracy. But as the United States this week pledged another $40 million towards its recovery, Somalia's leaders said the country had finally turned a corner in the fight against the al Qaeda-linked…

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