Do you Know that Somalia has some very fascinating experiences that should dominate the news other than the war and mayhem that are synonymous to that country since she lost her government in 1991.What do i mean, well, it is no news that Somalia has not got a functioning government since the overthrown of the late military junta Maj. Gen. Mohamed Siad Barre.
Ever since,that country has been shared in the hands of various tribal / clan heads and war lords,or , if you like militia leaders.
The most interesting story is that you have still got people living in that country, transacting businesses and exchanging values.
Nonetheless, the country has had more than its fair share of war casualty.
However, it is interesting to know that the country has one of the cheapest and best mobile phone services in Africa.
I heard an international business man say the cost of running business in Somalia is far cheaper than what gets out of his purse else where.All you need to do, as he puts it is be ready do pay the tribal militias who would watch over your installations.
The people trying to put that country together
President: Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed and Prime minister: Ali Mohamed Ghedi
In as much as I am not exoneration Statelessness, lawlessness or anarchism, do we say the existence of governments in other parts of Africa has created more bottlenecks which hinders businesses from flourishing as they ought to(at least, to create the much needed jobs and enhance human development)? Well, the answer is not for me to provide.
Finally inasmuch as we have a number of shameless things ruining Africa-Civil wars, Corruption,Bad governance,etc, It would not be a bad idea if we African celebrate our successes.
I am not disputing the fact that the Continent is en-gulped in a number of most unfortunate incidents, some i mentioned above, however , I think Africa deserves an international Media that would celebrate her successes, progress and joy.After all come research came out sometimes ago that the most happiest children are from Africa as opposed to their counterparts in the western world.
My last world is that i look forward to seeing an African Media like ALjazera that would talk of Africa in the real African perspective.