Monday, March 13, 2006

Bill Ainashe

Seriously I haven't abandoned you lot to fend for yourself. I apologize for not continuing to post the highlights for the bloogers as we find them. FOC has done a wonderful job of keeping me up with the new links and I appreciate and thank all those who help with tips and advice not to mention encourage us along the way.

Back to Bill Ainashe, shall we? What can I say about this brother? I am not one for politics as many of my friends can concur. I keep away from it at all cost. Somalia to me was but an abstract concept. I never set foot in the country nor was I ever inclined to find out about it. What Mukhtar Ainashe has done is open a portal for me to Somalia, put simply. Food crisis in Somalia is one of his sites that is linked in our blog. He is a graduate of University of Oslo, University of East Anglia & Sheffield Hallam University. He currently works at the World Bank in Washington DC and resides in the great state of Virginia. His blog doesn't only contain news about Somalia but it also contains very useful links to other sites that can help one to gather information on certain issues that he touches upon in his commentaries. Mukhtar is not afraid to speak his mind at all especially on issues that he feels passionately about. His approach seems to break down the issue in a logical progression which lets face it makes it easier for some of us who don't have a head for political discussion. Last but not least he is an avid cyber contributor in every sense of the word i.e he pops up in some sites and articles. I will wrap up the spotlight on Mukhtar Ainashe by stating a suspicion I have of him. I do believe he is an SOL member and I for one would be mighty interested to know his username on that forum board. So bloggers if you wish to find out what is going on in your homeland stop on by Mukhtar's blog!


Mukhtar Ainashe said...


Thank you for generous remarks about me and about work; blogging and political activism! I appreciate it a lot.

By the way, I am NOT and I have NEVER been a member of SOL (Somaliaonline)!

Thank you.

"waa loo dhashaaye miyaa layska dhigi karaa waddani".

Mukhtaar Ainashe
Washington, DC.

SleepDepraved said...

NOT and NEVER sounds pretty adamant but nevertheless thanks for the clarification!

PS:- I am not that fluent in somali. Can you or someone explain what that sentence meant?

Farah Blue said...

It means that one is born a patriot, therefore you cannot abandon it.

Very true.

Shafi Said said...

Great Site indeed. I Frequent it alot. Ainanshe is a prolific writer too and i admire his work!

Keep it up Ainanshe!

By the way FoC and SD, i have another blog which you might add to the list.

it is Blog hosted by a Somali Service. Also your blog doesn't accept anonymous comments which means i can't link my other blog here.


NomadLuv said...

nice, you've made my search alot easier!

btw, is everyone from SOL? I've noticed few members :)

The Rendezvous said...

Thank all of you for your comments.

I appreciate the blogs you post in the name of Somalis.

I wish everyone of us understands that, now, not like before, many somalis are well educated and are ready to help their people and their sorry am talking about the countries somalis live in (Somalia,Kenya,Ethiopia, Djibouti).

Blogs like the food crisis do much to highlight the problems affecting our people..

Mukhtar Kudos..

KKK said...

We like your posts matey; keep them coming.