War in Somalia and Culture

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Jawaab Celin Ka Socota Arday Ka Qalin Jabisey Dugsiga Sare ee Abaarso School of Science and Technology

Waxa aan warqaddan u diraynaa dhammaan ummadda Somaliyeed, meel kasta oo ay joogaan. U-jeedadayaduna waxa ay tahay in aannu faahfaahin ka bixinno jahawareerka ka dhashay booqashada uu suxufiga Anderson Cooper ku yimid Somaliland, gaar ahaan socdaalkii uu ku tagey dugsiga Abaarso. Isla markaana waxa aannu jawaab ka bixin doonnaa eedaymaha aan salka iyo raadka lahayn ee loo soo jeediyay dugsigayega.

Waa marka koowaad’e, dhammaantayo waxa aannu ka midaysannahay in khaniisnimadu (ama is guursiga dadka isku jinsiga ahi) aanay dhaqan Soomaaliyeed iyo diin Islaam midnaba meel ku lahayn.

Hadaba, waxaa is waydiin mudan: maxaa sababey in Somaliland ay yimaadaan Anderson Cooper iyo kooxda suxufiyiinta ah ee wehelinaysay? Maxaa ayse ka soo dooneen dugsiga Abaarso kooxdan weriyayaasha ah ee ka socotay shabakadda CBS News?

Soddomeeyyo sano ayaa ka soo wareegtay markii u dambaysey ee arday Soomaaliyeed oo ku dhalatay kuna barbaartay dhulkooda hooyo ay fursado waxbarasho ka helaan jaamacadaha caalamka ugu sarreeya sida Harvard, Yale, MIT, Brown iyo qaar kaloo badan. Dugsiga Abaarso waxa uu dib u bilaabay in uu soo saaro ardey la tartami karta facooda ku kala nool daafaha dunida. Ardeydan waxaa la siiyey fursado waxbarasho oo u sahleysa in ay dhistaan mustaqbal ay dadkooda, dalkooda, iyo diintoodaba ku anfici karaan. Warkan farxadda leh ayaa ay doonaysaa CBS News qaybteeda “60 Minutes-ku” inay caalamka daaha uga qaado.’

Barnaamijkan oo loo yaqaan “60 Minutes” ayaa isagu ah mid aad caan u ah oo ay daawadaan in ka badan 12 milyan oo qof todobaadkiiba. Barnaamijkani waa mid lagu lafo-guro dhacdooyinka ugu xiisaha badan dunida. Abaarso iyo ardaydeedu waxa ay adduunka ku rideen fajac iyo u qaadan-waa. Marnaba lama filanayn in ardey ku dhalatey kuna barbaartay dhul Soomaaliyeed…...

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