Somali businessman Ahmed Jama recently returned to Somalia from London to open two Western-style restaurants in two hotels he owns, one on the beachfront and the other downtown Mogadishu. His beachfront property boasts stylish beach beds and flat-screen TVs.
Minneapolis, MN – On May 1, 2012, the UN Special Representative (SR), The African Union Special Representative (AUSR), and IGAD Facilitator for Somalia (IGADF) distributed a press release threatening those they call spoilers of the Somali political process with sanctions.
More boots on the ground, proposed attacks from the air, and a warning from Britain’s prime minister that the overwhelming threat to Somalia comes from the Al Qaeda-linked insurgency group Al Shabab.
“The likeness of a group of people divided on the lower and upper deck of a boat, the passengers on the lower deck decided not to bother coming upper deck fetching water, instead easily bore a hole in the lower deck. If those on the upper deck stop them not, indeed they all perish; if…