Armies, Trade, Refugee Camp ‘Imperialism’ Turning Somalia Into An Anglo-Kiswahili State

WHILE  the battle against the Al Shabaab militants is still be going on, East African countries seem to have already won a major war in Somalia — one they never set out to fight. At nearly all events held by AMISOM (the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia) and international organisations operating in Mogadishu, there will be one or two …

Article That Annoyed Uganda’s ‘Great’ Revolutionary: In Somalia The UPDF Finally Found Its Freedom And Peace

 When I returned from Somalia, I wrote this article that was published in Uganda’s main independent paper, Daily Monitor, on May 3, 2012 with the title “In Somalia The UPDF Finally Found Its Freedom And Peace”. I was afraid when I was writing the article that I had allowed myself to get sentimental and misty-eyed after seeing for myself and …

Somalia Doesn’t Have To Fight To Conquer: Somalis Are Already Africa’s Small Kings And Queens

The common thing about immigrants everywhere in the world is that they tend to work harder than the “natives”. They also often succeed spectacularly, which brings on deadly jealousies.