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I have recently visited my birth place Mogadishu after migrating with my family to London at the age of two. Visiting where my parents used to say “Mogadishu is where your umbilical cord is buried” was a life changing journey. The words of my parents “Xundhurtaadaa ku duugan, Xaqeeda ayaa lagaa rabaa” led me to realise the personal and collective responsibility...

No one can deny the huge progress that our beloved country is making, despite all the challenges that face us as a country and as a nation. This article aims to highlight the existing opportunities, as well as pointing out the challenges and more importantly the main aim is to suggest recommendations that are realistic and achievable to further develop the country. ...

“Aduunyo Jowhar Ka Joog, Aakhirana Janno” is one of the quotes Somalis use to describe the beauty of the country’s agricultural land. Today, Somalia’s farmland similar to its neighbouring countries is in danger of falling into the hands of transnational companies often in partnership with governments sometimes supported by the local elites. ...

Looking Back During Somalia’s transitional period, successive governments lacked the ability to propose a cohesive plan to advance the country’s political system and with it their own legitimacy. ...

Broadband availability in Africa has been a major issue for both business and personal access to the cloud. Fortunately, Internet bandwidth has improved dramatically over the past few years—In Africa, especially for businesses looking to connect to cloud resources elsewhere in the world. ...

More than half a century ago, Frantz Fanon made two pivotal observations about cataclysmic convulsions that would engulf Central and Eastern Africa. ...

A flashback to the Arta peace process in late 1999 and throughout 2000, the 2002 – 2004 Eldoret/Mbagathi talks, the Djibouti talks in 2009 and the recent indirect ‘elections’ in Mogadishu in late 2012 one will be left wondering whether history does repeat itself or it is us, the Somalis, who like making the same mistakes all over again while at the same time expecting...

Whether they are labeled pessimists or realists/nationalists, many Somali intellectuals and politicians of different extractions are expressing profound doubts about the meaning and future of Somali unity and territorial integrity due to the relentless foreign driven fragmentation of Somalia along clan enclaves and improperly organized talks between Somaliland and Somalia....

Mr. Prime Minister, My personal greetings to you. May ALLAH, grant you wisdom as you function in your new position as Prime Minister and at a personal level. ...

Somalia is recovering. Somali national forces, working with those of the African Union, have regained control of the most of Somalia’s population centers and critical infrastructure such as the port of Barawe, our government structures are growing stronger by the month in capability and execution, ...