Clan Federalism: The Worst option for Statebuiling in Somalia
The debate among Somalis over clan federalism (clan segregation) hasn’t produced common understanding and consensus for final bargain because it takes place in vacuum, outside formal democratic process. The federal government has shirked from its leadership responsibility to organize and lead national debate on federalism for legislation as set forth in the provisional constitution.
With an improvement in security, the Somali government is taking advantage of relative calm and rebuilding the country’s major source of revenues - namely the airport and seaport, with major assistance from Turkey.
A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portland’s downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree.
Al Shabaab executes four suspected spies in Barawe
Reports from Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region indicate that al Shabaab militant group on Monday reportedly executed four men accused of spying for the federal government and its western allies in Barawe town.
Somalia: Puntland and Galmadug Agree to Mediation, Operations Resume At Galkayo Airport
Officials from Somalia's federal state of Puntland and the Galmadug regional administration agreed to participate in federal government mediation efforts after disputes over the management of Abdullahi Yusuf International Airport in Galkayo, Somalia's RBC Radio reported Sunday (September 29th).
Uganda: Police stops terrorist attack on Luzira Prisons
Government security agencies have intercepted a communication from terrorists in Uganda to an al-Qaeda cell in Maghreb, North Africa, requesting for help to bomb Luzira Prisons to free eight terror suspects who are on remand in connection with the July 11, 2010 Kampala twin bombings, the Police have revealed.