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 […]
Excerpt of Siad Barre’s speech to the Somali lecturers at Somali National University – 1975: “Someone people might be under the illusion that they have got all the knowledge they would ever need when they take their first degree. It is not so. The right-thinking human being could never say “enough”, I have had enough […]
It is a well-known fact – in the Somalia’s post-civil war epoch (implying that Somalia is no longer mired in a civil war) – that disgruntled clans played the boycott card if they were not allocated one of the key ministers in any administration. Sadly, these occurrences are not the unfortunate impacts of Somalia’s post-1991 […]
Below you will see the table of contents (in image format) of my published book: ‘Somali President Mohammed Siad Barre, His Life and Legacy’. I will attempt to share some preview excerpts from the book in the coming weeks insha’Allah.
Aragtida Qoraaga – Interview with the author (moi), regarding my newly released book ‘Somali President: Mohammed Siad Barre, His Life and Legacy’.