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One of the largest clans in #Somalia, Mudulood, part of wider Hawiye clan, met today in Mogadishu guest house, despite opposition of such meeting by #Somalia’s government. Lectures were offered in the state of the clan and that of Somalia. Clan becomes a hedge when state fails.
Mahdi, former interim president who spoke passionately, stated no one has power to stop the clan from discussing about their fate during this difficult time. He opposed federalism, claiming Ethiopia imposed upon #Somalia, making strong central Somalia admin out of the question
The meeting tested the power of the federal government, led by Marehan President, a part of wider Darod clan, imposing its will upon elements of wider Hawiye clan. Mudulood demonstrated their power as a clan in #Mogadishu.
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Allah has blessed our country with numerous resources fish being 1 of them. #Somalia has 1 of the largest #cuttlefish(sanaani) stocks in the world mainly concentrated in #Puntland . This single species alone could earn our country USD$100million a year of foreign revenue.
Unlike other species of seafood, cuttlefish are found in shallow waters that illegal foreign trawlers cannot fish in.
@Min_Abdirashid would prefer to poison our marine life and destroy our fish industry by offering oil drilling licenses to foreign companies 4 pennies to destroy our enviroment. Offshore oil drilling is unnecessary, we oppose this move. @alihwarsame @TheVillaSomalia @HarunMaruf
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Big news from the latest @UN report on #ISIS/#alQaida was ISIS' rebuild strategy and that much of it is being directed by Abu Bakr al-#Baghdadi out of Iraq

But there are a number of other interesting observations in the report...
On #alQaida, the @UN intelligence suggests the group although the health of AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri & AQ's succession plan "are in doubt"
The @UN report also concludes #alQaida-aligned groups "are stronger than their #ISIL [#ISIS] counterparts in #Idlib, #Syria|n Arab Republic, #Yemen, #Somalia and much of West #Africa"
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#Puntland region of Somalia is the only entity that demands establishment of clan borders in the Horn of Africa.

#Somaliland, #Ethiopia, #Djibouti and even #Somalia reject ethnic borders, so why does PL insist?

The answer lies in #Puntland's demographic problem.
It appears that in the absence of reliable census data post the Somali civil war, #Puntland has managed to successfully inflate their population figures in published estimates by various orgs.

In reality, this region has always been the most sparsely inhabited area in the horn..
For starters, the region we refer to as #Puntland today was historically known as #Majeerteenia pre and immediately post the union of #Somaliland and #Somalia.
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LIVE THREAD: on Current Political Development in #Somalia. Here is my analysis on what's happening now at the federal parliament. First some background. Deputy speaker Muudey dismissed the Parliamentary Oversight Committee last week for publishing a damning report against MoF
The report accused corruption & misappropriation for Minister of Finance Mr. Beyle. The Admin reacted by bribing several MP's in the Committee with $10k each, in addition to dismissing the committee while Speaker Mursal was away for a personal leave in Turkey.
Upon returning, Mursal wasn't happy with the infringement of the Admin in the Parliament. So, he wrote a letter yesterday reinstating the Committee & calling Muudey's move not only baseless but out of the legal bounds.
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Mr. RONDOS was implicated in corruption scandal for his role as advisor to former socialist PM of Greek, George Papandreou, in April this year by authorities. This was widely reported by Greek media. #Somalia #Mogadishu
RONDOS' support for Farmajo Administration is credited to the greatest fraudster Mr. Abdisaid M. ALI, the current National Security Advisor to the President. Ali served briefly for EU mission in Somalia as a low-key consultant.
"Alexander Rondos is a citizen of Greece born in 1954 in the Sultanate of Zanzibar (Tanzania). He studied in the UK, was a correspondent for the British magazine West Africa Magazine, and then worked for Catholic Relief Services, an American Catholic NGO."
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