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  1. Unless SL agrees to the federalist model and has the approval from the federal government, this bid to explore resources in parts of Somalia borders on violation of Somalia's territorial integrity. Nor can a UK registered NGO guarantee the legality of contracts signed with "SL" by investors! Otherwise, we will be dealing with warlords inviting and signing conttracts with third parties whose only goal is to make quick buck out of new frontiers or engage in "leverage buyout" type of deals whereby small caps solicit investors and then resale their so called holdings.
  2. Somalia;812878 wrote: Why would I fight them? That doesn't even make sense. I stated the obvious, no one takes it seriously without Laascaanood, so if they get it, they'll get the recognition they need. That myth had been busted. SL was a protectorate after the protection treaties and it never gained independence as separate country. Remember the unionist regions can not be forced into separation, even in that unlikely scenario. We are all one ethnic society in the eyes of the international community.
  3. Zack, The northern wars had lasted in 1992 from 1987. It was resumed after two years of respite, continued again for a year and half. Btw, Las Anod might soon be liberated.
  4. Very nice documentary. The history of Cilmi's epic love story are immortalized by his poems and it won't be easy for any person to explain it otherwise. The primary cause of his death might not be directly linked to his unrequited love with Hodon but there's no gainsaying that he was in deep love and that local efforts to relieve him of that pain had failed. Cilmi was very unfortunate in fact but a man no doubt given to wisdom society at his time wasn't ready to welcome or accept. It was a taboo thing.
  5. Monday, August 30, 2010 by Dr. Alexander Mezyaev Link The key legal question in the piracy cases is whether the international community is indeed encountering pirates and if it is "are they Somali pirates? The 1982 Convention states clearly that piracy is an act perpetrated in the open sea, that is, not in any country's territorial seas and adjacent zones. The 1982 Convention limited the maximal width of a territorial sea to 12 nautical miles(roughly 22 km), but Somalia had set its territorial sea width at 200 nautical miles (370 km) by its Law # 37 of 1972. The latter law establishes that only ships under the Somali flag or those with a license from the Somali government are authorized to sail or fish in the country's territorial waters. Similarly, several countries Congo, Benin, Ecuador, Salvador, Liberia, and Peru set their territorial sea widths at 12 nautical miles, meeting with no objections from others as there are no legal grounds for disputes over the matter.* Problems arise in the case of Somalia solely due to the fact that the country has no effective central government, and the demise of the Somali statehood opens vast opportunities to loot its natural resources. Somalia was under pressure especially from France, Norway, and Spain - to scrap the 1972 law during the reign of Mohamed Siad Barre whose ouster in 1991 triggered the country's collapse. Several countries hoped the waters would be opened for fishing and, moreover, oil grands were also keenly interested in the region......* by Dr. Alexander Mezyaev, Head of Chair of the International Law, Governance Academy (Kazan'), Strategic Culture Foundation expert, was published in International Affairs magazine. Another important piece of info worthy quoting... President Barre was a Somali hero..
  6. It is a well-established principle of public international law that coastal state sovereignty extends to the territorial sea. In an area beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea, the socalled Exclusive Economic Zone (“EEZ”), the coastal state has sovereign rights to explore and exploit, conserve and manage the natural resources. The coastal state’s management responsibilities include determining the allowable catch of living resources in its EEZ.[12] However, as the 1972 Somalian territorial sea claim contravenes public international law, and since there is no Somalian EEZ legislation in place, the Somalian government arguably lacks exclusive fishing and fishery management rights in the waters off the Somalian coast. This view is prominently expressed by the Adviser to the Secretary-General on Legal Issues related to Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, Jack Lang: "In the absence of delimitation in accordance with international law, Somalia is legally deprived of a territorial sea and an exclusive economic zone."[13] A consequence of this would be the unrestricted access of international fishing fleets to the natural resources in these waters. Thanks burhadeer for posting this valuable work!
  7. Che, It's clear where your loyalty lies. Which group do you give the God given right to defend one's land? The African-Somali allied forces or the global terrorist group?
  8. A friend is now buying one tractor and other agricultural machinery and is headed to Ceerigaabo.
  9. Inaan beer falanoo aan ku baahi baxnee. Nice pics from my region.
  10. A leader doesn't shy away from fighting for his country not does he shy away from the truth.
  11. We are all from the Somali Republic. Aren't we?
  12. Guys, Read Emerging Africa by Steven Radelet. How 17 Countries are leading the way. And oil producing countries in the our big continent are excluded from the mix.
  13. This exclusive interview sheds light into his mysterious past. In fact, much of the wrong perception held about Yusuf by our society can be traced to the manufactured lies peddled against him by Barre's regime. He was demonized for his stance against the communist policies, the strategic miscalculation of the 1977 war even after giving advice to cut short the losses inflicted on the Somali national army because they were up against formidable allied forces. The most interesting part of the interview is upon his decision to cross over to the Kenyan border following the aborted coup. He was summoned to Mogadishu and he would've been executed had he gone there. But it's surprising the Kenyan government was apprehensive of cross border retaliation from the Somali side and had therefore denied him political asylum. Another interesting part was his effort to consolidate the position of opposition groups in the eyes of the public. If he were successful, a unified opposition group would have minimized the clan-centric tendencies and saved the nation from the bloody civil war which ensued right after the collapse of the regime.