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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:


  1. GREETINGS, Sheikh Ismail, Excellent analysis on the subject of the type of Governance Model suitable for the Somalis. In my humble opinion, Ismail, for a tribal nomadic society (we are still nomadic in our thinking) to move fast towards Democracy, is to first embrace a centralized ‘Collective Patriotic Dictatorship’; where the common interest of the society is paramount. All these so called European Democracies, were run, one time or another for centuries, by Monarchs or Dictators.  Confederation is a recipe for division and an invitation for enemies of the Somali People to devour us one piece at a time.  Just a personal thought, Ahmed Hamud, Mississauga, ON Canada

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    1. Those who lived through the horrors of DICTATORSHIP in Somalia would be heartbroken and fall into despair to hear any kind of dictator. It is hard to fathom what “Collective Patriotic DICTATORSHIP” entails other than dictatorship where no one has a say in the affairs of their society. I would rather opt for tribal confederation for Somalia than any form of dictatorship, no matter how one calls it benevolent.


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