MOGADISHU: Somalia, the land of hatred, bloodshed together with rape pillage and burn and little hope of a turn-around to sanity and lawful government.
Beyond hope with only extreme attrition being the source of normality as we westerners know.
To me the term deep cleansing comes to mind.
This shithole of a country steeped in no hope needs the attention of a huge dose of harpic and several full flushes.
Local Eggheads. Forget an ocean cruise or even a new Merc. The winners of a team quiz organised by a Somalian insurgent group have instead won a ticket to jihad.
The on air comp organised by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab.
Several communities entered the competition, which consisted of questions on science, culture and the Koran.
The winning contestants, were yesterday presented with their prize, one AK-47 assault rifle, several hand grenades, an anti armored vehicle mine and logistical supplies.
The young men were rewarded with weapons to encourage them to participate in the holy war against the enemies of Allah in Somalia, Sheik Abdullahi Alhaq said at the ceremony, which was attended by hundreds of wildly applauding alShabaab supporters.
The quiz runners-up settled for one AK-47 and ammunition.
Al-Shabaab and allied Islamist groups seized control of Kismayo — one of the country’s main ports and imposed a strict form of Sharia law banning sports, DVDs and Western clothes.
I visited my wife Rose on Mother's Day (yesterday) with my son Chris, his ex, Ruth, and fresh chrysanthemums and roses.
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