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Somalia: Charting a Path to Genuine Reconciliation in Columbus, Ohio

Djibouti (HAN) April 7, 2014 – By. Sadik Warfa, As Society, for more than two decades, Somalia experienced a brutal civil war that cost the lives of thousands of its citizens destroyed public and private property and national infrastructure. in some ways the physical battle between clans may have subsided however, verbal attacks, suspicions and clan rivalry continues to this day and that makes the search for peaceful coexistence a very difficult.


Can we get to a point where we have a common vision and understanding of the past?

This is where reconciliation comes to play and why Fagaaraha part 11 will focus on National Reconciliation

Saturday, April 19 at 5:00pm
John Glenn School of Public Affairs in Columbus, Ohio
Part 11 will focus on National Reconciliation

1- How can we heal the wounds of the past two decades or more?
2- What is preventing a genuine reconciliation to take firm hold in Somalia?
3- Do you think clan-based regional governments are continuation of clan rivalry and possibly lead to future conflicts?
4- What do you think needs to be done to reconcile Somalia’s past injustices and move forward as a nation?

These questions and more we will explore in-depth Fagaaraha part 11 in Columbus, Ohio Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Ohio State University, the John Glen School of Public Affairs 1810 College Road, Columbus, Ohio. if you in Ohio don’t miss it seats are limited first come first serve basis. Guul Somalia!

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