interviews and joint communiqués, Roobdoon
Forum begins what it anticipates will be a continuing series
(of zooming in previous speeches and interviews) in weekly conduct. The
entire series will exclusively be published in
Biyokulule website. The series was
compiled under the direction of the Forum
and contains a wide range of references
in which a large junk of interviews and statements were
transcribed, translated, and deposited by FBIS.
purpose of zooming in our recent past is
simply to let ourselves find solutions for the current tragic situation
we as Somalis are in. This forwarded anthology of speeches, joint
communiqué, and interviews from Somali leaders might help to those who
seek solving the problem to search for an interpretation of the ongoing
Forum is not rendering a moral judgment and
therefore willing to go out of its usual way by not commenting the
interviews and statements presented by Somali leaders and faction
anyone having contemporary letters, speeches, and other historical
sources pertaining warlords is courteously requested to contact the
Week 65 & 66 & ....
this is the Year
Plagued by Bickering
missions yield AQ targets
Force Statehood On
- in Defence of Richard Dowden
Secret War: How
hunted AQ in Africa
and Conflict in
Al-Shabaab and the Myth of “Transcending Clan Politics”
Sheikhs” Imagination Runs Deep in the Horn
of the 1960s:
New Tongue Twisting Names
in the Mousetrap
Duo-Sharifs Dancing on the Volcano
to Start Your Own Xubin and Waax Country
Paler Side of the King of Kings
of Protests Against Somaliland Atrocities
Mercenaries in Somaliland!
Shabab Conglomerate Indoctrination
Birth of Two Decades of Mayhem:
Dual Track Greed Policy
Commitment Withers Untimely
Vu: The Farole – Sharif Debacle
Dot So Domain
Saracen: A Mercenary by Any Other Name
Mushrooming of Cabbie Statelets
Way to the Sea, Please?
Robow: The Dark Horse of 2011
Family’s Secret Pact with Ethiopia
Wars with Religious Coloration
If Canada Would Have Sheltered Abdullahi Yusuf
and SSDF: Were they the earliest predators?
Today &Yesterday: Shaykh Sharif Shaykh
Kulmis and Kulmiye: The Mujahidiin of Horn of
Ahmad Ould Abdallah
a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Lo’aad Caws Looma Tilmaamo
sheikhs were executed in Mogadishu in 1975
Amin: I was forced to be a President
A Quisling Scheme
Waliid & Hangoolka UNPOS
Dhaanta Waa Maxay?
Relations to Union
to the Drawing Board
Letters in the 1940s
Week 63 & 64
1978 Attempted Coup
Fidel iyo Geeska Afrika
Week 59, 60, 61 & 62
Badeed Weli Qiil Ma Leeyahay?
is This ‘Mad’ Mullah ?
Against Bosaso Police Misconduct
prepares to Take the Lone Path
Week 55, 56, 57 & 58
Legal Integration Systems
Ra'iisal Wasaare Alloow Daa Ma Dhahnaa?
Somalia is Divisible Somaliland is Divisible
Fall of Sanaag
Week 53 & 54
China Good For Africa?
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Mineral Exploration Series.
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Week 51 & 52
New Power in Africa Series – Part 1 [The Pursuit of Oil in Chad].
New Power in Africa Series – Part 2 [Chinese Entrepreneurs in Malawi].
New Power in Africa Series – Part 3 [China Is Both Benefactor and Competitor].
Week 49 & 50
Dark Continent – Electricity in Africa.
Egypt and The Horn of Africa.
bloody legacy; Qanyare and Ato Interviewed on Aidid's Death.
Profile: How to Turn a Warmonger into a Hero.
Week 47 & 48
Mahdi said: the Habrgidir are only one-third of the Abgal.
Abdi Osman Discusses Relations with Aidid, Ali Mahdi.
Spokesman, Mohamed Abshir, Expresses Support for UN Actions.
Says UN Wrong To `Overrate' Aidid.
Week 45 & 46
put aside their guns, and let Clint Eastwood do the shooting.
Operation Desert Gypsy.
Week 43 & 44
Murder, and Beatings in Banana Plantation
Retreat from Somalia
everything in Somalia is now up for grabs
Of A Nation
Hell On Earth.
Mogadishu’s Green Line Nothing is Sacred
Ghalib Discusses On Peace Prospect
Week 41 & 42
do Somalis kill each other?’
Alliance Calls for Talks as UN Goes
Peace Talks Doomed as Fighting Erupts
And U.S. War On Terrorism.
Stirring Pot In Somalia.
Week 39 & 40
Arms Given as Gifts
Ghalib Calls for Imposed Peace Force.
US and The Horn of Africa.
Evicted White Zim Farmers.
Somali people love keeping small arms, camels and horses with them”.
the United States And the Horn of Africa.
Aidid Interviewed on Mogadishu Plight.
has ceased to exist."
chokes in despair.
Omar: World Ignores Slaughter in Somalia.
Faction: “there is no point in meeting with Ali Mahdi”.
Fighting in Somalia Terrorizes and Ruins Capital.
Must Take Care of Ourselves.
Turning Point: Ethiopia Hits Somali Targets, Declaring War.
memories of Black Hawk Down cast shadow over hopes for peace.
Glimpse of Cultural Restoration At York University.
Luncheon Reception Seen as a Milestone Gesture.
of Somali Flood: Hunger and Beasts.
Islamists and Ethiopia Gird for a War.
War May Loom in Africa.
Ghalib: I repeat here to the whole world that instability in Somalia is a
Marines' "Mystery" Mission in Northern Kenya raises Eyebrows.
Ethiopian Factor in the Rise of the union of Islamic Courts.
Mahdi: Forces loyal to Gen. Aydid have tried to jeopardize the stability.
Somali lawmaker agrees to explore ways of sharing power with Islamic
Ghalib: Secession is Not a Solution.
Broadcasts in English.
Question of Balance (about The Union of Islamic Courts).
Mahdi: I am a Democrat.
Speaker of the TFG of Somali Republic.
Arabs and the Great Game in Somalia.
of Less Hope
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Behind the Wheel
Ogaden Draws in Tension Once
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Islamists Calm Mogadishu
Factions Disagree On Government
'A Flower of Paradise'!
Sharif Ahmed Profiled.
is okay if you're the Pope.
PM Arteh Ghalib:
I Am the SNM, I Created It in 1964.
Somali Women's Role in UIC
to Recognize Interim Government
FEBRUARY 09, 1991
Movement Leader Interviewed on Situation
THE CHARCOAL TRADE
JANUARY 30/31, 1991
Reaction to USC Presidential Appointment Noted
JANUARY 29, 1991
Somalia Gets New
Chronology of Oil and Gas Exploration Agreements
JANUARY 28, 1991
Aydid has not been
part of USC structure
Somalia's Oil and
Gas Exploration Agreements
JANUARY 09, 1991
SSDF Rebel leader on
Collaboration with USC
JANUARY 05, 1991
USC Rebel, Government Spokesman Interviewed
MOGADISHU CIVIL WAR SERIES
JANUARY 01, 1991
USC Spokesman on
Mogadishu Battle, Future Plans
Late Appeals That
Fell on Deaf Ears
President Abdiqassim Salad Hassan
Week 13 &14
Late Appeals That
Fell on Deaf Ears
An Aura of
The Somali Manifesto I
Part II of Discontents
Discontents and Open Letters
Prime Minister Abdirazak Haji Hussein
Gacaliye Hints of Regional Confederation
Ali K. Galaydh Scores on Somali Statecraft
Prime Minister Ali Samantar on Historical
Defense Minister Comments on Ethiopia and the Abortive
Samantar: Ethiopia is the Only State that Supports the
The BBC Somali Service:
or Failed “Soft Power” Command
Radio Accuses BBC of Misreporting SRSP Congress
● Ali Mahdi
Radio: BBC ‘Nakedly Siding’ With Aydeed
● Ali Mahdi
Radio Says BBC Reportage ‘Far From
● SNA Denies
Civil War ‘Raging’ in Mogadishu
Spokesman Denies BBC Report on Security in Baardheere
● Ali Mahdi
Radio Comments on Media Reports
Spokesman on ‘Fabricated’ Western Media
Spokesman Rejects BBC ‘Fabrications’
● BBC Called
‘Imperialist’ Propaganda Tool
● USC-SNA Branch Denies
Armed Factions and Their Moralizing
National Liberation to Clan Sovereignty
Influence of Islamic Radicals Viewed
Officials Opt for Islamic Law
Demonstrators Call for Shari’ a Law
Islam and Aydeed’s Opportunism
Courts, Reconciliation Councils Viewed
Chairman Opens Islamic Court in Mogadishu
Islamic Union’s Qawiyy on Relations
with General Aydeed
Abshir : Islamic Group Expelled From Port
on U.S. Forces Said Launched by
Leader Calls for Jihad against ‘Infidels’
Jilaow Notes Growing Fundamentalist Influence
Political Leaders Address Rally
Seeks Islamic Government, Foreign Pullout
Group Calls for `Holy War’ Against U.S. Troops
Rebels Urging ‘HOLY WAR’
Calls for Fight against SIYAAD
We are the Mujahidiin of the Horn of Africa
Soldiers Explain Motivations
Abdirahman [Tuur] on Islamic Shari’ a
Republic to Institute Islamic Law
Mr Abdiraman Tuur SNM Chairman
Barre’s Regime Has to
PM’s ‘Umar Mu’allim: the
Country Needs a Change
in the Hands of the USC.
SNM & SPM Joint
SNM Chairman Mr Silanyo
No Need to Initiate a Dialogue
He Has Done to the People
Things Which the Colonialists Never Did.
Ali [Khalif] is a scoundrel and