Friday, June 21, 2013

Somalia: A Voice from the Past

The Columbus, Ohio-based Center for Policy Analysis and Research (CfPAR) interviewed on 27 May 2013 former (1964-1967) Somali Prime Minister Abdirizak H. Hussein who now lives in Minneapolis.  The interview, which was published on 21 June 2013, covers Somali corruption, the presidency of Adan Abdulle Osman, leadership and federalism among other topics. 


  1. Any idea why P.M. Hussein made no mention of Somaliland in his answer regarding "federalism?"

  2. I think the PM himself is not immune from tribalism by mentioning only Puntland and disputed Jubaland. I agree with the problem of Somalia is bad leadership and tribalism deseas combined. There is not single region or tribe which does not suffer in Somalia. The atrocities and injustices in Somalia does not start only in 1990s or during the civil war.There are many injustices and atrocities commited in Somali before the civil war even during Mr Hussein era in office. The Siad Bare regime committed genocide in Somalia while using national resources. The people who suffered most of these were not Daarood tribe but they were supporting the regime and taking part of the crimes. Somalia need deep reconciliation and justice.