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Somalia At 61: Struggle, Pain And Hope

Exactly 61 years ago today, the Blue flag was hoisted in several parts of Somalia, with citizens thronging into streets to celebrate independence after Italians gave up and returned to Rome, but leaving behind traces of colonialism.

Already, messages of goodwill have started to pour in, congratulating Somalis for their independence, some from politicians and others from foreign nations, specifically pledging long-term relationships and a possible partnership.

The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad and his deputy were notably the first to send their message of goodwill to the people and outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who is struggling at home due to simmering political tensions.

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SOURCE: Garowe Online

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