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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOMALIA BY EDWARD ONORIODE

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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOMALIA BY EDWARD ONORIODE

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOMALIA BY EDWARD ONORIODE

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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOMALIA BY EDWARD ONORIODE

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOMALIA BY EDWARD ONORIODE

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOMALIA BY EDWARD ONORIODE

Edward Onoriode, is a Nigerian police officer, who is also an explosives ordnance disposal technician, based in Mogadishu, Banadir, Somalia. Here is an article he recently wrote, on Somalia, its people, their culture and beliefs.

Somalia was first colonized by Portuguese then later Italians and France but Northern parts of Somalia was colonized by British.

Somalia share borders with Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti.

Somalia means of livelihood are livestock and agricultural produce. Somalia is known as the horn of Africa because of the Indian ocean that links her to other Africa countries.
Somalia gained her independence 1st July, 1960.

Somalia civil war began on January 27, 1991 after former president Muhammed Siad Barre fled the country due to anarchy.

Due to the civil unrest, Somalia was divided into three countries; The federal republic of Somalia which is recognized by UN (United Nations), The republic of Putland located in Northeast Somalia, and the republic of Somaliland located in Northwest Somalia. Both Putland and Somaliland are not recognized countries by UN but Putland and Somaliland run their governments separately from the recognized Somalia country nonetheless.

There’s relatively peace, economy stability and commerce in both Putland and Somaliland than in Somalia. In Putland and Somaliland, Christian foreigners are welcome to do business and practice their religion freely than in Somalia.

There’s no single presence of Church in Somalia but churches are sighted with Christians practicing their religion unhurt in both Putland and Somaliland.

Al-Shabab terrorists are not entertained in both Putland and Somaliland. In fact, there’s almost no Al-Shabab terrorists presence in both Putland and Somaliland but there’s heavy presence of Al-Shabab in Somalia.

Despite the low presence of Al-Shabab terrorists in both Putland and Somaliland, there’s reports of daily robbery cases on both countries than in Somalia.

Despite the uncontrolled arms movement in Somalia, Somalia has the lowest robbery case in Africa. Robbery is not condoned in Somalia.

Putland and Somaliland have their separate Police, military, governors, parliamentarians, and even president but still uses Somalia currency and international passport to enable them travel to other countries.

Somalis speaks one common language.
Somalis are all Sunni Muslims.
Somalis are governed by Clan System or Shari’a law.
Somalis take orders from their Clan leaders mostly than the government.
Somalis are very hard working people.

Somalis men prefer to eat Katmira than to eat food. Katmira is a leave stimulant that heightened the thinking of an individual. Its like Indian hemp but more powerful than Indian hemp.

On the average, Somalis are more honest than Nigerians and Ghanaians put together.
Somali women are one of the most beautiful women in Africa. There women are goddess.

Somalis prefer to beg to eat than to steal. In fact, a truck load of money can be left unguarded in Somalia for days without a penny missing. A colleague misplaced her Samsung smart phone during an operation and the phone was found by a young boy and he took the phone to a local police station himself. This will most likely not happen in Nigeria.
Any person caught stealing in Somalia is instant death.

Somalia have one of the lowest HIV/Aids patients in Africa.


Despite the over 25 years civil unrest in Somalia, Somalia has 24hours power supply. Its my 10 months in Somalia and there’s no power outage in Somalia though, the electricity is not provided by Somali government but its provided by private companies doing business in Somalia.

Before the civil war, Somalia is one of the most developed pan Africa countries.
The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu but its not peaceful and over 90% of houses in Mogadishu are all doted with bullets and bomb markings.

Many Somalis who fled Somalia during the civil war to neighbouring and western countries for asylum are coming back in their thousands to Somalia daily to rebuild Somalia and educate Somalis to embrace peace again.

A 15 years old child in Somalia can dismantle an AK-47 rifle and resemble it easily.
AK-47 rifle is ‘claimed’ to be part of marital items a groom will present to the bride parent before marriage. This is not a fact but its popularly touted by many Somalis.
13 years is the marital age for a girl and 15 years for a boy in Somalia. Most 13 years old children are already married.

25% of Somali children die before they hit age five due to draught, starvation, dehydration and poor health facilities. Women are heavily discriminated in Somalia. In fact, a woman can talk where men speaks in Somalia.

If a girl is raped in Somalia, the man will be forced to marry the girl or he’ll be flogged seriously or he’ll pay some finei depending on the Clan the rape occurred.

In conclusion, Somalia is not as bad as the western media has painted it.

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Dare Gbadebo
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Author: Dare Gbadebo is the publisher with the trademark darebaba.net is a versatile writer who had his media training based on photography at PEFTI film institute and has written for many top media houses in Nigeria. Stay tuned for your favorite celebrity news political updates and paparazzi. Darebaba on social media Facebook | Instagram | Google+

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