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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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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...


UK probes Soma’s local ties

American oil majors including ConocoPhillips and Chevron have a long-standing presence in Somalia and hold rights to concessions awarded before the collapse of the late President Mohamed Siad Barre's regime in 1991...

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Al Shabaab shake-up

were rendered inaccessible when Somalia collapsed into civil war after President Mohamed Siad Barre's overthrow in 1991 and are only now being recovered...


Alarm over terror swoop

The majority – but not all – of those detained have been Somalis most of them resident in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi known as 'Little Mogadishu' ever since thousands of Somalis streamed into the capital after the fall of the Mohamed Siad Barre regime in 1991...


Head rolls in bank row

Long-held suspicionsAmalow the BOS Governor under President Mohamed Siad Barre had been a target of the Monitoring Group's attentions before...

from a bank account based in Switzerland which had been opened by Ali Abdi Amalow while he was Director General of the Central Bank under President Siad Barre...


Deferring democracy

At least since the collapse of the late Mohamed Siad Barre’s dictatorship in 1991 Somali politics have been dominated by a struggle between Hawiye and Darod clans for the control of territory and resources...


Hassan Sheikh keeps it in the family

Some detect a nostalgia among Hassan Sheikh’s people for the state apparatus of the late President Mohamed Siad Barre’s day...

Although his clan could have made him a senior bureaucrat and a big businessman under Siad Barre’s rule Said’s political ambitions seem to have been dormant...


Kenya’s Somali proxies

Jubaland used to be controlled by Ogaden and Marehan in the final years of President Mohamed Siad Barre before 1991...

While their claims may be questionable there is no doubt that they will never go back to the status quo of Siad Barre’s days especially if it were enforced by a foreign army...


We’re here to be recognised

He acquired administrative experience as a senior minister in Siad Barre’s government then quit to become chairman of the Somali National Movement (SNM) holding senior ministerial positions in the selfproclaimed independent Somaliland from 1991 to 2001 and founding Kulmiye in 2002 in order to contest the 2003 presidential elections...


More troops for Mogadishu

The new alliance should strengthen the basis for the offensive planned by the TFG’s new Chief of Staff General Mohamed Gelle Kahiye (a hangover from Mohamed Siad Barre’s government in the 1980s)...


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