Africa Regional Spotlights - Getting Somalia Right: Part II Fri, 2012-03-23 10:00

Somalia is no stranger to international interventions, having been colonised and invaded throughout its history. On Feb. 23, 2012, an international conference was held in London to plan a roadmap for Somalia?s future, with some arguing that this conference has stripped Somalia of its sovereignty. 

During part II of this two-part special, our presenter Robtel Pailey talks about the conference and what implications it might have for the country?s future with studio guests: Quman Jibril, a Somali independent research consultant who has a special interest in international refugee protection and advocacy; Mary Harper, BBC Africa Editor and author of the new book, Getting Somalia Wrong? published by Zed Books; and Mohamed Haji Ingiriis, a Somali researcher currently pursuing a Masters degree at the London Metropolitan University. We also hear from London-based Somalis and Dr. Michael Walls, Somalia expert at UCL.

Our featured musician is Somali artist Aar Maanta.

Executive Producer: Zo? Glatt 

Associate Producer: Nimo Ali