I remember well when I worked in babyalon, it was down near the rivers we were building a house. They used to give us wine for the riposo in the middle of the day ( riposo is the Italian siesta for those misogynistic, rc apologists nazi holocust denying racists on this site not as cultured and travelled as me, I so sick of ye and this site) it was great fun it's a wonder the house is still standing and it is still thee near the rivers. I even drank the wine eventhough everyone knows I'm a beer snob give me a well aged can of Amstel any day or even a can of tennents but don't go giving me that mass produced p1ss Heineken. Ken myself and the lads called Heineken when we were in Scotland once. I meant to update ye about that Scotland trip will do it later on in the week once we get Saturday out of the way. Even the bar man was in on it, two pints of ken we'd say and he would sell US pints of it. Some laugh it was.
Look to Africa, for there, new kings shall be born - A ray of hope for Somalia
'Last week an international conference on Somalia was organised and hosted by the British government and co-chaired by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. This is the third major international conference of its kind since 2012. The international community has finally started paying attention to Somalia. Since the fall of the government of Mohamed Siad Barre 26 years ago, our neighbour to the east has had more than its fair share of turmoil, conflict, famine and breakdown of all kinds of imaginable social order.
For more than 20 years the international community simply refused to organise any meaningful dialogue in Somalia. That is why the last three major international conferences are a welcome change. In last week’s conference world powers agreed on plans to support and train Somalia’s army and police to take over duties currently performed by the African Union. The presence of foreign troops might have been helpful in the beginning, but now the AMISOM forces need to be replaced by the Somalian National Army. . There was jubilation and ululation around the globe especially by people of Somali descent. Why did the election of the President excite the Somalis?
When he gave a speech over dinner at a Nairobi hotel to a group of local Somali leaders and the business community, my attention drifted away shortly after he begun. His speech lacked the gravitas of a man given the task of lifting a country out of the pit. Yet all Somalis, including myself, have developed a sense of hope through him. The big question is, what is so special about him? Is he being guided by God? Remember even in Biblical times, vision and leadership was considered a God-given gift. God gave leadership to various individuals even when they lacked vital skills like in the case of Moses, he was appointed to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. But Moses was deficient in speech. He stammered and could hardly communicate to his followers, yet speech was a vital for his followers to understand what he was saying. Probably, Farmajo could be the Moses people of Somalia were hoping to get. The reason why President Farmajo reawakened hope for Somalia can be found in his tenure as a Prime minister of Somalia. - After conference, there is ray of hope