In Somali political history, there were three Giants: Sayyid Mohamed Abdulle Hasan, because of his epic struggle against European colonial powers and his unmatched literary prowess, Mohamed Siyad Barre, because of his impact and influence on Somali society and political culture, and Abdullahi Yusuf, because of his political impact on the Sonalia’s current polity and structural governance (Foundation of the 2nd Somali Republic, Federalism, Federal Member States). They had left lasting legacies in Somalia, not necessarily all positive.


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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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