Only a pragmatic approach can lift Somalia out of its current crisis.
Afyare Abdi Elmi
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As Somalia faces yet another famine, donors should learn from the successful aid model Turkey employed in the country.
Substantive change in dealing with Somalia is long overdue.
Which political system can end Somalia’s vicious cycle of political crises?
For a constitution to be created successfully, the process must be transparent, inclusive and thoroughly debated.
The blame game should stop and the international community must address the situation before it gets too late.
The US approach to statebuilding has inadvertantly led to more clan divisions, but youth groups are pressing for unity.
Somalia is being run by many masters with irreconcilable agendas, but this exploitation must end if peace is to prevail.
Until deeper political and constitutional conflicts are settled, appointing new officials may well be a futile exercise.
But will interventionist rhetoric translate into a new approach to an old conflict?