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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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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)...


Unlikely meeting of minds

Ever since the Hawiye overthrew the former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in January 1991 the main Hawiye clans the Abgal and Habr Gidir have disagreed about which should control the capital...


Courts without authority

The Saad elders discussing relations with the Ayr and the SICC include Hassan 'Aydeed' son of General Mohamed Farah Aydeed who finally drove former President Mohamed Siad Barre out of Somalia and defeated the United States in 1993...

If the TFG won control over Lower Shebelli much of the land would be returned to the previous Darod proprietors who acquired it illegally under Siad Barre...


Roadblock

The AU plan to send Sudanese and Ugandans as the forerunners of a 10 000-strong force came to nothing partly because the United Nations Security Council in July refused to relax the arms embargo it had imposed on Somalia in 1992 when fighting followed theprevious year's fall of President Mohamed Siad Barre...


Islamists at work

Formed in the late 1980s when the late President Mohamed Siad Barre's regime was collapsing (and the National Islamic Front seized power in Sudan) Al Itihaad joined three extremist strands: graduates of Medina University Saudi Arabia; ex-mujahideen from Afghanistan; and Somali groups like Al Jama al Islamia...


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