Recovery of Somalia’s Overseas Assets: Ill-considered priority - Mohamud M Uluso
President Hassan bought into one of two old irresistible but dirty and tricky financial transactions that have tantalized his predecessors. The two deals are the Printing of New Somali Currency and the Recovery of Overseas Assets. It was an ill-considered priority and mission taken either for ill-advice, greed, or brazenness.
Saado Ali Warsame's Murder: A tipping point for Somalia - Ali H. Abdulla
Saado stood up to tyranny, corruption, injustice and nepotism during Siad Barre's military regime with songs and poetry. Her famous “Land Cruiser “ song ridiculed the military junta for exchanging donated maize begged from the west for luxurious and expensive land cruisers. In a Play attended by the top brass of the regime, including the late Siyad Barre, she dared address the strong man directly by calling his attention to the pathetic and dilapidated situation of Somalia’s infrastructure and tourist attractions.
Local government officials said militia men are believed to be from Somalia ambushed a vehicle ferrying quarry workers from Arabia to Mandera town at around midday, before droving them toward Somalia border and later released them unharmed.
UNSOM marks first anniversary in Puntland, pledges continued support
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, pledged the UN’s continued support for Puntland today at a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia’s (UNSOM) in Garowe, the State Capital.
Somalia pulls out of refugee talks again - The Star
In May, the Star revealed that Somalia was offended by the inroads Nairobi has been making in t Jubaland and Somaliland, the two main self-proclaimed independent states within Somalia “without involving the leadership of the Somalia government.”
Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State - (AP)
The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum.
The Enemy Within: Al-Shabab in Villa Somalia - Heikal I. Kenneded
When President Hassan Sheikh was elected almost three years ago, he was too quick to declare to the world at large that Al-Shabab terrorists were “on the path to defeat” and its surviving members were more concerned for their own safety rather than plotting against his government.