At least, beggers have limited choices in the sense that Somalis can’t have both ways: full sovereignty and barely surviving on the security protection and handouts from the International Community. The Federal Government of Somalia could lose presence and relevance in Mogadishu within hours if it weren’t for the security protection of AMISOM. AMISOM itself is bankrolled by the big donors of IC. No doubt Somalia has the potential to remain a free and sovereign country, only if she puts her house in order by uniting her citizens and resolving the outstanding issues at heart of the current political paralysis and electoral impasse. To move Somalia forward, it requires the country to be in peace with itself – a nation reconciled after vicious civil war and recognizing that strength lies in unity of its people and purpose.
The call in a united voice by the international community in a strong communique this morning is also a clarion call for Somali Federal Institutions to heed this collective warning. It would turn out ugly, if Somali leaders don’t get the message, for the status quo isn’t only unsustainable, but also illegal and unconstitutional.
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