David Miliband

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Wednesday 29 July, 2009

Somalia: Search for a Political Solution

Anyone who wants to know what is at stake in Somalia - one of the great and dangerous ungoverned spaces in the world - should read this excellent article.

President Sharif has one of the toughest jobs in the world. The violence and bloodshed, never mind underdevelopment, is hugely challenging. I am clear that the Ethiopians took the right decision to leave in January, but President Sharif now needs strong support, as I argued in Oxford in May.

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Sir, bloodshed and violence are the characteristics of under-developed, unmanaged and divided society guided by selfish leadership. Somalia, can be a good nation with love, peace and unity by supporting the dedicated national leadership and giving financial and skilled help to the right hands. For this world community should come forward.[ Prabhat Misra, blog: http://www.mynature-myfuture.blogspot.com ]

Posted by Prabhat Misra on August 01, 2009 at 02:15 PM BST #

Sir, the article on Somalia by Harun Hassan [ Somalia: between violence and hope. ] is really telling the reality about the Somalian insurgency. Somalis are facing the toughest humanity violence. The actual solution exist in the parliamentary form of government, after disarming militia. World community should organise the meetings of peace-supporting leaders and must give humanitarian assistance to the grass-root level in the right hands. Really this is a tough job but not impossible. [ Prabhat Misra, blog: http://www.mynature-myfuture.blogspot.com ]

Posted by Prabhat Misra on August 03, 2009 at 11:06 AM BST #

Somalia is facing humanitarian and basic needs crisis. Nobody is listening the voice of people; their voices have been suppressed by militia leaders. The first target of world community should be to disarm the militia and provide basic needs to the citizens coz there is no place of violence for love, peace and unity. Then, the second target should be to invite all the peace loving leaders to frame the basic infrastructural plan for the united Somalia. The world community should support the peace process and provide financial help also. [ Prabhat Misra, blog: http://www.onedaywithnature.blogspot.com ].

Posted by Prabhat Misra on August 06, 2009 at 10:02 AM BST #

Thanks for the recommendation on the article. I had no idea of the scale of injustice that these people are facing. I definitely think the first target of the world should be to disarm the militia and provide basic needs to the citizens.

Posted by sdsg on August 12, 2009 at 09:56 PM BST #

Sir, you are really doing the marvelous job for the humanity. Leaders like you can initiate good humanitarian changes in the world. [ Prabhat Misra, District Savings Officer, Etawah, U.P., India. ]

Posted by Prabhat Misra on August 14, 2009 at 07:51 AM BST #

Dear David, first of all my full respect to you for writing reports about countries which were normally left behind in the mass media because they are not interesting/important for their readers and for the business.However, I do full agree to you that President Sharif of Somalia has one of the hardest jobs worldwide.To be honest, I also don't have a "Masterplan-Receipt"of how we, the EU and the UN can solve this serious problem in Re. of these disgusting pirates,the Warlords or the criminal militia leaders.Within this context,Mr.Prabhat Misra,#3, is totally right by writing that "Nobody is listening the voice of people"and calls for a"Disarming of the militia". So I also think,according to your speech in Oxford,that PM Sharif should receive any kind of support which is possible.Just to avoid another humanitarian disaster in Africa. Best Wishes, Ingo-Steven Wais

Posted by Ingo Steven Wais on August 25, 2009 at 04:58 PM BST #

Sir, these days many countries are fighting with the problem of terrorism- the SHAME ON HUMANITY. Our scientists are discovering the new technologies to fight with terrorism. Our current GENETIC ENGINEERING reasearch should also be upon studying the GENOME and BIOCHEMISTRY of the terrorists and after collecting datas from them, these datas should be compared with the peace loving peoples. After such exercises done, our scientists should develop a remote sensing technology to detect the terrorists from far. Such a technology will be helpfull in fighting with the terrorists. In the current situation, only a big 'DIRECT ACTION' against terrorists, is the solution for establishing peace in Somalia. After disarming militia, peace process should be started. Thanks to Ingo-Steven Wais for supporting my view. Really, Miliband sir is doing the real job for humanity by raising the problem of Somalia. Thanks SIR. [Prabhat Misra, District Savings Officer, Etawah, U.P., India]

Posted by Prabhat Misra on August 26, 2009 at 03:33 PM BST #

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