GAROWE, March 23 – There are a few signs that indicate positive signs of societal freedoms and safety of citizens. Among them are the traffic police to maintain the rules of the road, the existence of an independent judiciary and free press. Go to any big city in any given country. See the existence, behavior and efficiency of traffic police. Pick up some local newspapers to get an idea of how free they are. Enquire about the independence of courts and read the sections and columns on crime and sentencing.
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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: email@example.com View all posts by Ismail Warsame