By Abdihafid Yasin

Garowe, Puntland

90% of children’s play in Eid are weaponry. Who said Arms embargo was lefted in Somalia?

This confuses us a lot as children are nothing but copycats of their fathers, hence, this implies or indicates to us that grown-ups aren’t prepared for peace and prosperity. I remember when I was in India, children’s play were mostly entertaining activities or none weaponry materials

The suppliers, mostly are opportunistic businessmen looking for quick benefits from any thing marketable to communities, from chemically and culturally toxic toys, to weaponry toys in this especial occasions, and worst, no one is regulating what they are supposed to sell to the people.

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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