Unbelievable as it may seem, we do have "freedom" for exactly 44 years today and yet, we are worse off than we were when the colonialists came offshore--qabyaalad speaking, that is.
Only the wonderful Aamiin Caamir can express how I feel at the moment:
This depressed, lonely Maandeeq needs a nation.
Can we once again feel the dignity to have a respected nation as C/rashiid felt in this picture in Washington in 1962?
Are we ever going to be welcomed around the world as a respected citizen of a country--not as a lowly refugee--as a honoured leader, as Cigaal felt in this picture taken 1968 in Washington with a former American president?
Will we ever again see the true brotherhood these two leaders, C/llaahi Ciise on left and Maxamed Xaaji Ibraahim Cigaal at right meeting the first time as official leaders from the both sides?
Are we ever going to have another SYL men as some of them are in this picture, plus the men like General Daa'uud?
See how respected Aadan Cadde, third from left, was being among the founders of Non-Aligned Movement in Yugoslavia at 1961.
We will overcome, insha allaah.