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Warsame Digital Media WDM. "GET USED TO FREE PRESS"

GUULWADE (Victory Pioneer) style of leadership is a political phenomenon associated to regimes in Somalia and North Korea. Basically, it is one single man’s show of leadership on the misery of the rest of the society except a few cronies of personal advisors. It is regimented societal order of insuring servile obedience to the ruler, whereby any suspicion of opposing views is crushed mercilessly and eliminated wholly without due process and feeling of remorse. Vital state decision-making is conducted secretly and behind closed doors.

Show cases of regime’s success stories are publicly televised and printed by totally controlled media centres, which  act as loyal mouth-pieces of the Regime for propaganda purposes, mainly for international consumption and local indoctrination.

Any hint on alternative leadership is treated as a capital crime and treason against the state.

Those who worked with the Regime of Siyad Barre for a long time, or benefited his…

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Author: Warsame Digital Media WDM

About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2005. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at:

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