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A former Somali ambassador to Iran once recounted to me how he came close to finalising a mega deal in 1980s with Iran. In the 1980s, Saudia imposed a ban on Somalia’s livestock. As a result, the Somalis were vigorously looking for a replacement. The diplomat attempted to put up a project together to convince […]
A former senior politician once told me that Somalis are divided into 3 groups. I have expanded it to 4 and elaborated it. Somalis are presently divided into 4 cohorts: 1) The first group are those whom have physically endured life under the colonial administrations experienced the emotional and psychological cost to attain freedom/independence. This […]
An exchange of words between Berhanu Bayih (foreign minister of Ethiopia at the time) and Abirizak Haji Husein-Cabdirisaaq Xaaji Xuseen (former prime-minister of Somalia and Somali ambassador to the UN at the time-RH). Year: 1978 Ethiopia denies receiving large-scale military aid from Soviet Union, calling Somalia’s claim preposterous.
The late prominent Sudanese journalist, Sayyid Ahmad Khalifah, who interviewed many Somali personalities (both civil war and government actors) wrote this piece (excerpt of a long editorial in Asharq Al-Awsat) in December 1991 (food for thought — from a foreign observer): “Mogadishu is nearly a 90-minute flight from Nairobi, and I spent that time with […]