Somalis from what used to be the Southern Somalia complain about the bragging of Somaliland politicians on how the peace in the north have been acheaved -Through local reconcilation without enterfarence from outsiders – However, with out the bragging and avoiding what some may see an idea that is forced in their throat, it is really important that the rest of Somalis should follow the example and create homegrown stability and democracy. Something belongs to Somalis that they should be proud of.
Below is an article by Professor Pham explaining why the rest of Somalis should follow the Somaliland model.
Somaliland: What Somalia could Be
By J. Peter Pham
It came as no surprise when Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace released their “Failed States Index 2009” three weeks ago that, once again, Somalia topped the rankings. What I reported two weeks ago about the country’s “Transitional Federal Government” (TFG) continuing to lose what little ground it has left in the face of an onslaught from Islamist insurgents is even truer as the forces of al-Shabaab (“the youth”), the al Qaeda-linked group formally designated a “foreign terrorist organization” by the U.S. Department of State last year, and its allies, including the Hisbul al-Islamiyya (“Islamic party”) group of Sheikh Hassan Dahir ‘Aweys, a figure who appears personally on both United States and United Nations antiterrorism sanctions lists, seize control of more and more neighborhoods in Mogadishu.
Source: Family Security Matters