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Mohamed Siad Barre

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

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Muse Bihi's political headaches worsen

Such extreme propaganda which is not supported by any evidence only has traction with the few Isaq including Muse Bihi who blame the Dhulbahante for supporting former dictator President Siad Barre's 1987-1989 scorched earth policy in Somaliland dubbed the 'Isaq genocide' when tens of thousands of civilians were murdered and Hargeisa and Burao all but razed to the ground...

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...

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