Peace and prosperity go hand-in-hand. None can exist without the other. Neither can be achieved without stake-hloders in-conflic participating in the process and decision-making, not only to end the sources òf conflicts, but also to help out in the resolution of the conflicts in order to achieve common objectives in nation-building.

In the case of Somalia, there are symptomic tendencies by leaders of both Federal and FMS to ignore the fundamentals of consensual contracting, particularly at Federal level, thus putting obstacles along the way to peace, national reconciliation and stable society, striving for progress and prosperity collectively.

Someone once said that “democracy dies in the darkness”. Otherwise, how would you explain the silence and under-hand operations of the Federal Somali Authorities on:

  1. Secret talks of the leaders of FGS with the leaders of Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Uganda and Djibouti.
  2. FGS’ resistance to seek positive dialogue and discussions with the leaders of the FMS.
  3. FGS engagement in unilateral and exclusive building of Somali army and security services.
  4. FGS’ lack of transparency on foreign aid to Somalia, especially that was coming to Villa Somalia as dark money and funds to destabilize FMS regimes.

These are just a few of the outstanding examples that one would immediately point out, observing Farmaajo-Khayre political modus operandi.

You won’t build a nation-state by going in circles forever. It is time to cut the crab and get real, not attempt to device tricks to cling to power through deceit and demagoguery.


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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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