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  1. Lovely images. It's hard to imagine the strides over these last few years. I hope that continues and grows, iA.
  2. Somalis need to do a better job, as a community, to integrate into the wider society of these disparate countries in which we find ourselves. If not, we will continue to do a disservice to ourselves and our new homes.
  3. Fee is now waived, but visa is still required.
  4. Re-establishing links with the world? This bothers me to no end. There are already many such links, by sea and air. Dubai is the old way of thinking.....see below for shipments/cargo flights to a number of ports including Berbera.
  5. *Ibtisam, thanks for the informative posts. Not often do you find that in this section..
  6. 'Undiscovered' is a tad stretch.
  7. Very nice. Much better than I was led to believe.
  8. This is how I know I'm getting old...
  9. Somali lands Canada (four provinces) US (two states) Iceland (round the island) UK (London) Ireland (Dublin) Netherlands (Amsterdam) Italy (Milan/Rome/Florence) Spain (Barcelona/Granada) China (Beijing/Hong Kong) Indonesia (Bali) India (Delhi/Agra/Goa) Hope for more!
  10. ^^I was wondering why the negative focus on the victims. Particularly from those who are living such comfortable lives.....
  11. *Ibtisam;880161 wrote: ^^^^Really? Dont chicken out later. Stoic that is fantastic. It is amazing how much time is prep time and then it is all over so fast. I'm a man of conviction....and I'm suited-up now as I type!
  12. Walee somaalidu yaab weeye. They don't even have the jobs secured and they are already making demands! But since we are the subject, I'll need a Villa overlooking Liido Beach.... Nin Yaaban, these are civilian roles but I'm sure you could take on some additional paid duties...'cleaning up remnants' of the recently departed, as they would say!
  13. Ibti, never you mind these boring lads. I will join you in your venture. Seems mightily fun.
  14. Even in this tragedy of mass exodus, a sliver of hope and positivity can be retrieved. Just look at similar communities and how influential they have become globally, and how they have been able to contribute to re-development in their homelands. The Lebanese come to mind. The key will be timing and maintaining a connection with extended family. Perhaps a newly minted 'Lions of Africa' will emerge.
  15. For those contemplating a return to the homeland, here are a number of opportunities by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Everything from administrative openings, chief of staff, civil engineers, logistics, communications, safety and security, medical, public affairs, and humanitarian affairs. Salaries seem to start around 70k USD for the "P2" classifications. Closes mid November. Best of luck!
  16. Clearly not Somali....Ethiopian or Eri I would wager.
  17. Waxaa la yidhaahdaa 'dagaal wiil baa ku dhinta ee wiil kuma dhasho' lakiin let's not judge this sister too harshly.
  18. ^^Beautiful views. And a 'real' city.
  19. xiinfaniin;875950 wrote: I support Azania /Juballand now. Opposing it now is akin to opposing Somalia's political progress. Kenyans are wearing UNISOM hats and are no longer different than the ones occupying Merca. For now both are good for Somalia. I don't know what the president said but he is opposing the looming federal state of Kismayo ...he is indeed making a big mistake. Agree with this. Beggars cannot be choosers and Somalia certainly cannot be left to its own devices at the moment. As unpleasant as AMISOM and others are, the alternative is much worse. There will be a time when the country can stand on its own feet but that time is not yet upon us. The end of the tunnel is near.
  20. I for one welcome this. It's nice to be able to book a flight with a reputable company that utilizes safe, modern means of transportation. I wll be booking my flight to Berbera shortly on!
  21. ^^Just to note that Catalan and Spanish are not the same language. They are quite different.
  22. Proud moment. Congratulations and best of luck to the new President.
  23. BN

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    Who can miss this bright blue embassy? :-) If you look closely you may be able to spot someone in a suit in the window....