Adan Dahir Salad

Adan Dahir Salad

A mass communication post graduate from University of Karachi, Adan has worked as a reporter for Somalia media and as a freelance writer. He tweets as @suheyfa twitter.com/Suheyfa

Are warlords, pirates, famine and poverty a Somalia of the past?

After years of transitional and ineffective administrations, Somalia’s new federal government has rekindled hope especially for any Somalian from my generation. All we have seen is Somalia in a limbo since 1991, with the world waiting and watching how much worse it could get for us. In what is a historical event, Somalia’s new federal parliament elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud an academic and activist, to become the country’s next president. The defeat of Sharif Sheikh Ahmed who was leading the transitional government, in what was a tight competition; Somalians see a sign of changing times. Mohamud’s election as Somalia’s president is ...

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