Significance of the new Berbera port to global Britain
By Adil Dirie
In 1961 President John F. Kennedy challenged the young people of the United States: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country’. Under the leadership of Sargent Shriver the Peace Corps came into existence on 22 September 1961.
Thousands volunteered to serve, and from 1962 to 1978 nearly 500 Peace Corps Volunteers served in Somalia, mostly on two-year assignments. They worked in agriculture, in school construction, in medical fields, in education, and even in legal fields.
Overwhelmingly, these Volunteers agree that Somalia gave them more than they could ever have given Somalia.
In this issue of our journal we are pleased to publish the reminiscences of a few of these individuals.
The first thing I saw every morning was the broad expanse of the Indian Ocean. My third-floor apartment was in a building of unknown lineage in Shingani, one of Mogadishu’s older neighbourhoods. The whitewashed....
Overturning 500 years of habeas corpus precedents
by Martin R. Ganzglass
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