Barnaamijkan Doodwadaag waxaa uu ku saabsan yahay heshiisyada ay Soomaaliya maanta la gasho shirkadaha ajnabiga ah, ha ahaadeen kuwa nabadgelyada sugaya amaba kuwa doonaya in ay kheyraadka dabiiciga ah ka faa’iideystaan. Waxaa doodan ka qeybgaley; Nuuradiin Aadan Diiriye iyo Cabdiraxmaan Cabdi Shakuur.
Al-Shabab is seeking to bolster support in Somalia by drawing a heavy-handed response from the country’s neighbours
The Guardian: Monday 12 July 2010 19.00 BST
Has the world woken up to the risk coming from Somalia? The simultaneous bombing on Sunday in the Ugandan capital Kampala may be the start of a wave of violent terrorism in the Horn of Africa and beyond, waged from Somalia. The radical Somali group al-Shabab had already made public threats against Uganda and Burundi, the two African countries that have contributed troops to African peace mission in Somalia. Today its commander admitted responsibility for the bombs.
The threat of terrorism emanating from Somalia is real, and equal to that from Afghanistan. As in Afghanistan, few days go by without an act of terrorism targeting civilians. Similar too is the magnitude in which they cause carnage to their people. Somalia today is a much more dangerous place for Somalis, for the region and for the rest of the world than it has ever been.
Speech by Nuradin Dirie at the Centre for African Studies. University of Copenhagen.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
It is a great pleasure for me to be here today in the University of Copenhagen – the largest learning institution in Denmark. Up until recently, my exclusive knowledge and what I know about Denmark was limited to my former boss, Christian Balslev-Olesen, who is sitting with us here today. But since then, I have learned quite few things about Denmark.
For exmple, I was made aware that the Danish flag is the oldest national flag in the world. According to one Danish friend of mine, the flag fell from the sky during the battle of 1215 leading to Danish victory. My friend did not tell me who you were fighting at that time, but today, I can only wish that something will come down from the sky on Somalia in order to get the country out of the mess and madness which it is in. Continue reading Somalia and the cost of state failure.
The helicopter attack on terrorists in Somalia merely allows the US to tick another box on its ‘most wanted’ list
The Guardian: Tuesday 15 September 2009 19.30 BST
The killing of Saleh Ali Nabhan, a leader of al-Shabab, in Somalia yesterday dramatically reduced the list of wanted terrorist individuals in the country. I say dramatically, because the total number of known terrorists in Somalia is no more than half a dozen. This is the paradoxical story of the war on terror in Somalia.
On the one hand, the implication of terrorism, its related activities and global reach, were not significant enough to generate serious international involvement to deal with the country. This is why we continue to see ad hoc military strikes here and there without any coherent strategy to stabilise the country, dissociate thousands of young people from becoming radicalised and, most importantly, provide vital humanitarian assistance to millions of Somalis. On the other hand, the terrorist infrastructure in Somalia is severe enough to deny the country any sense of normality and stability, or for governance to take root.