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Somalia

Mohamed Siad Barre

Date of Birth: c. 1919
Place of Birth: Ganane
Died: 2 January 1995


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Who wants an election?

Farmajo has even restored – under the cover of fighting the pandemic –authoritarian decrees brought in when Mohamed Siad Barre took over in 1969...


A fragmentary future

The three also promised to protect 'the sovereignty territorial integrity and political independence of Somalia' a pledge first uttered but hardly observed when Ethiopia's former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam shook hands on it with Somalia's last elected President Mohamed Siad Barre in 1988...


MPs reject foreigners' choice

One point that went almost unnoticed was that 25 years after the collapse of President Mohamed Siad Barre's regime another Marehan (albeit a member of its Rer Dalal sub-clan) is President once more...


Access all assets

Abdiaziz Amalo is the nephew of a former Governor of the central bank the Bank of Somalia Ali Amalo who fled the country at the collapse of the Mohamed Siad Barre's regime in 1991 warning overseas banks to block all Somali state funds they held to avoid them being used to finance the war...


Division all around

Many of the districts were originally defined under the late President Mohamed Siad Barre's regime of 1969-91 to favour the Darod...


The who and the how of the presidency

The first district-based option pleased many but people recall that the war against President Mohamed Siad Barre overthrown in 1991 came about because of unfair allocations of position and clan influence...

Mumin (Darod/Majerteen) was one of the first genuine Salafis to oppose Siad Barre: he used to preach against him in mosques in Mogadishu throughout the 1980s...


The oil and the spoils

In an apparent bid to undermine attempts by the country's regions to issue licences the federal government has restarted talks with some of the oil majors which held concessions before the collapse of the Mohamed Siad Barre regime in 1991...


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