Mohamud M Uluso


Designated a ‘failed state’ Somalia’s problems lie partly in the geopolitical strategy of Somalia’s neighbours for managing the liberated areas from Al Shabab, which compartmentalizes the Somali territory, politics and devalues citizenship.


The motley crowd of international players pursuing their own geopolitical agendas is not genuinely interested in a peaceful and stable Somalia, despite their posturing.

Somalia's new parliamentary leadership has effectively been booby trapped by a flawed governance model imposed by the international community.

The international community has for years engaged in numerous initiatives ostensibly to return Somalia into a functioning state again. But according to a leaked high-level report, it is these same outsiders who have benefited most from the crisis.


The Jubbaland State Conference held in Nairobi Kenya on June 28-30, 2012, is part of the overall web of obstruction strategy unfailingly pursued by Ethiopia to prevent any chance for the rebirth of Somali state accountable to its people in the foreseeable future.


In the light of growing Turkish influence and the confusing pattern of conflicting interests and international gatherings, will Somalis receive the help and respect they so desperately need from the Istanbul II conference?


Widespread opposition to the document stems from the way it was formulated in secret without public mandate or the input of Somali civil society, intellectuals and constitutional experts.


The proposed constitution serves the interests of the Transitional Federal Government and its international backers, not the people of Somalia.


It is immoral and a political crime to purport to draft a new constitution under the prevailing political and security conditions in Somalia.


The proposed Somali constitution is a hurried job, with the latest version available only in Somali language while various outdated or fake versions are circulating on the web.