NOT AFGHANISTAN

BILLOW KHALID: Despite formidable challenges, Somalia has bright future

It's not a legal fiction; Somalia can become one prosperous, democratic nation.

In Summary

• Somalia is going through difficult, challenging times, but the comparison with Afghanistan is false; it's a false equivalence.

• Cynical observers divide Somalia into statelets, which is wrong. Balkanisation is national suicide. A united Somalia has the potential to generate $400 billion a year.

For three decades now, since the fall of Siyad Barre in 1991, Somalia continues to experience formidable challenges.

National disintegration has become more fashionable by the day as a means ...

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