Singing truth to power

/The Power of Culture | Culture is Room for Development When Ugandan police imprisoned Bobi Wine in his own home, the singer-turned-lawmaker used the internet, music and multiple languages to craft a call for solidarity between civilians and security forces. Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s increasingly authoritarian president of 33 years, would like young Ugandans to stop…

Awoodii Bankiga Dhaxe ee Soomaaliya, oo dib u So laabatay

Guddoomiyaha Bankiga dhexe oo faahfaahin ka bixiyey lacagta cusub ee Shillin Soomaaliga ah The power Of Culture  – Guddoomiyaha Bankiga dhexe ee Soomaaliya, Mudane Bashiir Ciise Cali oo maanta la hadlay Warbaahinta, ayaa ka warbixiyey Lacagta cusub ee Shillin Soomaaliga ah ee dalka loo soo daabacayo iyo hawlaha lagu horumarinayo Bankiga dhexe ee dalka. Ugu horeyn…

Giovedì di preghiera contro la violenza sulle donne

Iniziativa del World Council of Churches mentre si intensifica l’attività di sostegno della fondazione Aiuto alla Chiesa che soffre Giovedì di preghiera contro la violenza sulle donne «Ogni giovedì a partire dal 31 maggio il World Council of Churches (Wcc) pub- blicherà attraverso il suo sito web e i so- cial media una preghiera condivisa…

The Berbera Port Agreement and its Potential Repercussions

The Berbera Port Agreement and its Potential Repercussions Thursday May 18, 2018 Moment Research Consultancy (MoReCo) Introduction Dubai’s state-owned DP World agreement with Somaliland and Ethiopia to manage the Berbera port for the next 30 years or more is worrying and has led to the emergence of a new source of intra and inter-state tensions….

Peace is Possible

WHAT SCARES ME MOST ABOUT SOMALIA IS THE PROLIFERATION OF A NEW GENERATION OF POLITICIANS WHO WOULD SELL THE COUNTRY TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER.

UAE forces ‘occupy’ sea and airports on Yemen’s Socotra

UAE forces ‘occupy’ sea and airports on Yemen’s Socotra Criticism follows Gulf country’s occupation of airports and sea ports after deploying craft and soldiers on island. United Arab Emirates (UAE) forces have occupied sea and airports on Yemen‘s remote island of Socotra, a day after deploying four military craft and more than 100 troops there,…

Parliament Speaker Jawari bears witness to the triumph of political gangsterism and despotism in Somalia

  Parliament Speaker Jawari bears witness to the triumph of political gangsterism and despotism in Somalia Wednesday May 2, 2018 The Power Of Culture The Liberty Bell : Democratic constitutions provide legal instruments consisting of petitions and motions to the citizens, including elected officials, to promote public policy, seek justice and accountability, resolve political differences and conflicts,…

The Gulf Crises: A way out

The Gulf Crises: A way out May 1, 2018 The Power of Culture Past Missteps and Present-day Problems I was once told that Somalis are good people with bad leaders.  The proof is in the history of the last twenty-five years. One only hopes that Somalia’s political class learns lessons from its past experiences and resolves…

Madaxweyne Farmaajo; Burundi intaadan tegin Beledweyne soo arag (Video)

Justice Freedom Liberty Justice in Somalia – Iyado ay ka jirto Gobolka Hiiraan macluul barakac, cuduro iyo gaajo ay sababeen fatahaada biyaha webiga Shabelle aya Madaxweyne Maxamed Cabdullahi Farmaajo uu go’aansaday in uu u kicitimo magaalada Bujunbura oo dalka Burundi halkaaso xulka qaranka Soomaaliya ee da’dooda ka yar tahay 17 ay u soo baxeen ciyaartii finalka ahayd. Waxa…

Maareynta Maalka Muqdisho!

Read More: Taariikhda Madow ee Dr. Cabdiweli Gaas Maareynta Maalka Muqdisho! MADAXDA midbaa tagi, midna waa iman. Soo joode xukun doonaya, sii jeeste xukun laga diray xoog iyo xeeladba, labadaa ayey u dhexeeyaan inta wax xukunta. Waxayse ka siman yihiin BALLANQAAD kuna kala duwan yihiin HIRGALIN iyo HAREERMARID! Oo marna ammaan iyo xan fiican u…

Development in Somalia; a Missed Opportunity or a Failed Responsibility?

Development in Somalia; a Missed Opportunity or a Failed Responsibility? ThevPower of Culture Thursday, April 26, 2018 – The Somalis were aid dependent for 27 years and prospects of emancipation from charity are a distant dream, since the Federal Government of Somalia’s (FGS) focus to country and people’s development is neither an issue nor a priority;…

Ethiopia’s war on terror must end before it’s too late

Tuesday April 24, 2018 – An Ethiopian spring? – The so-called war on terror has deformed the Ethiopian state and society. The social fabric as a result has been badly frayed with widespread extrajudicial killings and torture. Can anything be done to improve this? Ethiopian government policy on the  “war on terror” has conveniently dovetailed with…

Somalia’s Continuing Crisis Worsens with UAE Dispute

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed arrives for celebrations to mark the 57th anniversary of the Somali National Armed Forces in the capital Mogadishu, April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar Somalia’s Continuing Crisis Worsens with UAE Dispute Tuesday April 24, 2018 The Power Of Culture The recent statement from the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) that American…

President Clinton says Dominica can lead way in producing clean energy

Clinton spoke at a press conference on Tuesday (DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE) – Former US President Bill Clinton that Dominica can lead the way in producing clean energy and prove that the Caribbean can be prosperous by building homes that are resilient to natural disasters. Clinton is on a one-day visit to Dominica and at a…

Interview with Gérard Prunier (First part)

April 21, 2018 – The Power Of Culture – Gérard Prunier is a writer and researcher on socio-political issues, specialising in the Horn of Africa on which he has published numerous articles and books. Born in Paris and studied both in France and in the US, Prunier received a PhD in African History in 1981 from the…

Memorandum No. 2- How to Speak Truth to Good Leaders Who Listen

The Power Of Culture – On April 22, 2018 Memorandum No. 1: To PM Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopia’s Cheetahs/Abo Shemanes (Youth) Speaking Truth Is An Art Form Author’s Note: For the past couple of weeks, I have read and heard unjustified and irresponsible criticism of PM Abiy. Many of his critics are Hippos (older generation) like…

Dagaalka Dekeddaha iyo Danta Soomaaliya: Qeybtii I-aad

Dagaalka Dekeddaha iyo Danta Soomaaliya: Qeybtii I-aad April 12, 2018 The power of culture  Read More:Culture Of Corruption Stand Up For Somalia Baratanka ugu xanafta badan ee xilligan ka dhex socda aduunka gaar ahaan dowladaha soo koroya, kuwa dhaqaalahoodu xowliga ku socda iyo kuwa ku yaalla goobaha istaraatiijiga ah ama marinnada caalamiga ah ee baahida…

What lessons on fascism can we learn from Africa’s colonial past?

What lessons on fascism can we learn from Africa’s colonial past? The Power Of Culture Mainstream discussion of fascism took a dramatic upturn in 2016. While the term became one of the most incriminatory labels of the 20th century, the reassertion of far-right ideologies and previously fringe political groups across the globe, has reanimated popular…

Divergent Notions of Somali Nation

    Divergent Notions of Somali Nation April 18, 2018 The Power Of  Culture At present there is an urgency to transition the Somali government out of its current state of subdivided clan-bound enclaves into a cohesive nation state. Federalism in its current form is not politically and socially sustainable solution for the Somalia problems….

Ethiopia: A nation in need of a new story

Ethiopia: A nation in need of a new story The kings told a story. Meles told a story. Abiy needs to tell one too. Ethiopian flags at a celebration in Addis Ababa. At the end of Zagwe dynasty around the 14th century, medieval Ethiopia was in disarray. Provincial warlords were battling for supremacy and the…

Culture is the fountain of our progress

    Culture is the fountain of our progress I have argued that culture is the total and distinctive way of life of a people in which the economy is also embedded. However, we know that in practice, and in terms of policies pursued by many governments and world financial institutions, it has often been…