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Sadia Ali Aden
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Dr. Sadia Ali Aden is Human Rights Advocate and a Freelance Writer.

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Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2014 | 2:13 PM

As issues of the day may dictate, the norm for activists is to engage on substantive issues such as calling for peace, justice, and freedom. To achieve success in advocating for these enduring values, activists must struggle to remain focused and sustain their momentum despite the trials and tribulations as...

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"SSC" Is the Last Hope to Bridge Somalia Back Together

(38) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 6:38 PM

Like many nations in Africa, Somalia has endured the legacy of the foreign expedition of greed throughout the continent. After the Berlin Conference 1884, Western European powers sought to divide Somaliland -- one of the most homogeneous regions of Africa -- into British Somaliland, French Somaliland, Italian Somaliland, Ethiopian Somaliland...

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The Somali Famine, Despair and Resilience

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM

Viewing from afar the grim images of women, children, and elderly suffering from the agony of protracted civil-war and the worst famine in Somalia through television or computer screens does not prepare the human mind for the reality that awaits on the ground. I was confronted with that reality upon...

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Militarization Specter and Its Impact on Somali Women

(1) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 8:42 PM

Somalia, like many other African countries, has endured sustained militarization and armed conflict. This phenomenon has become a significant obstacle to Somalia's progress towards peace, justice, democratization, and development. As a rule of thumb: where militarization increases, so does death and destruction, and human rights abuses. And, yes, so does...

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Envisioning World Peace After a Bloody Decade

(8) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 3:58 PM

The first decade of the 21st Century has been one that is riddled with callous injustice, malevolent hate, brutal violence, and perilous political volatility. Therefore, it is no surprise that the broad-based perception of the future is: if the first decade of this new century is a sign of what...

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