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Colonel Siad Barre, 50, the new Governor General of Italian Somalia

MOGADISCIO (Somalia Italiana) - In an exclusive interview with RAI Radio-Television, Italian Somalia’s newly-appointed Governor General, Colonel Siad Barre, a prominent figure of the pro-Borghese politicians of Somalia, said his priority will be to “re-confirm the credibility of the colony and improve its wealth”.

“I will follow the guidelines of the Republican Military Government and the Colonial Government of Italian Somalia to improve social services and reaffirm the friendly relations between the natives and the colonists. The Italians saved my people and my country from anarchy and lawlessness, their intervention was our salvation.” the 50 year-old Colonel pledged “I was surprised to have been chosen” Barre said.

He replaced Roberto Ciano, who held the position for one month after being appointed by General Borghese to supervise infrastructure and social projects. Asked what needs to change in Italian Somalia, now the most advanced, most developed region in the Horn of Africa, Barre told RAI: “We need to reinforce unity in Somalia and reaffirm the people’s confidence in the Italian Colonial Government”.

Colonel Siad Barre previously held two senior posts in Mr Ciano's Colonial Government, first as Head of the Colonial Police of Italian Somalia, then as Chief of Public Security. Reaction to Siad Barre’s appointment has been positive in Somalia and Italy “He’s been in the local government before so he’s aware of the political game he will have to play,” an analyst said.

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We find it rather odd that the nations of Africa are rather complacent with this colony run by a European nation, but when Molakia wanted a small port on the norther coast we were threatened by war.

"You're not the only ones wondering at the double-standard..."

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A poster of Colonel Siad Barre, the new Governor General of Somalia

MOGADISCIO (Somalia Italiana) - One month ago Southern Somalia dominated world attention. An Italian colonialist intervention had evolved into an effort to restore order to the country. One month ago thousands Italian colonists and soldiers landed in Somalia, an event vividly reported by the international community, who has been divided on the issue since then.

More broadly, the success in Somalia sharply increased the appetite of the Italian public for nation-building and made it politically possible for the Italian Republic to take action in the next big African crisis to emerge, the rebellion Spanish rebellion that broke out in the Kingdom of Carthage.

The Somalis have yet to create a native local government. Negotiations marked by bickering among various Somali factions have produced little. Just recently, some hope has emerged that an agreement to create a national government might be in sight. To boost these prospects for a local government, General Junio Borghese appointed a local politician, Colonel Siad Barre, as the new Governor General of Somalia

Despite the lack of a central government for months, Somalia has evolved in some positive directions. The Somali economy is embracing "italianization". Italy's selling power also allows Somalia to sustain strong trade figures. Thriving telecom companies keep the country wired with cell phones and satellite television. Nationalization is widespread in all areas from seaports to education to health care. Within this growing economy collective goods such as security and roads are taking great advantages.

Somali society is also opening itself to more outside influences, mainly from Italy, Transvaal and Italica. Through the Colonial Government of Somalia, the country is involved more with Europe and Africa. Interaction is also increasing within its own region in the Muslim World. In the education system, Italian is replacing Somali in many classrooms even as Italian schools are becoming more popular. As the economy and society are improving, the political system remains centralized and under the strong supervision of Rome. Over the last months, traditional leaders such as tribal factions, warlords, and militia leaders have become weaker and have less financial backing. New actors such as italian businessmen, transvaaler investors, fascist youth groups, and pro-borghese politicians, are growing in strength.

After one month later, the piracy phenomenon is almost non-existent in Somalia. The return to the rule of law can be broken down into three components.

The first component is the italian authoritarianism. While there is little political repression, the improvement of law enforcement and social services continues to some degree. Women are generally not afraid to walk around alone. Kidnapping is non-existant, and counterfeiting disappeared. The Fascist system brought a stop to this lawlessness.

The second component is the end of national instability. The long, sweeping wars in East Africa are over. Fighting ceased since the Italians established the Colonial Government.

The third component of return to the rule of law is the presence of a strong semi-local government supervised by Rome. Several factors persist in stalling the creation of a new local government. First, Somalis fear the return of a government that in the past strong-armed and stole from its citizens. Moreover, the people benefit from the status quo. They prosper in a state defended by a foreign army, and they fear losing their subsides if a local government returns.

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The Republic of Transvaal congratulates the appointment of Siad Barre as Governor of Italian Somalia and looks forward to working with him as our new enclave becomes established in the nexty month.

The Government of Transvaal would like to discuss with Governor Barre legal jurisdication issues over the enclave. We propose that all Transvaler citizens within the enclave come under Transvaler laws while any Somali citizens working within the enclave would still remain under Italian Somali laws and jurisdiction. The reason for this is so the enclave does not become a magnet for asylum seekers or other troublemakers should domestic issues arise in Somalia.

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Cascade applauds the move of appointing Siad Barre as the Somali governor, as he appears to be Somali himself. We also congratulate the restore of order to a state that was once lawless, and that the dreaded pirates that terrorized the region for some time are finally gone as Somalia becomes a stable state once again, for your methods have given hope to a people that had seen war since 1993. We shall hope that Somalia shall become a prosperous African state.

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A poster of Colonel Siad Barre, the new Governor General of Somalia

More broadly, the success in Somalia sharply increased the appetite of the Italian public for nation-building and made it politically possible for the Italian Republic to take action in the next big African crisis to emerge, the rebellion Spanish rebellion that broke out in the Kingdom of Carthage.

Somali society is also opening itself to more outside influences, mainly from Italy, Transvaal and Italica. Through the Colonial Government of Somalia, the country is involved more with Europe and Africa. Interaction is also increasing within its own region in the Muslim World. In the education system, Italian is replacing Somali in many classrooms even as Italian schools are becoming more popular. As the economy and society are improving, the political system remains centralized and under the strong supervision of Rome. Over the last months, traditional leaders such as tribal factions, warlords, and militia leaders have become weaker and have less financial backing. New actors such as italian businessmen, transvaaler investors, fascist youth groups, and pro-borghese politicians, are growing in strength.

Molakia is hoping that Italy fesses up to its imperialism sooner rather than later. We also find it rather frightful that the African culture is being crushed under the Italian one so soon after this highly deplorable act of colonization. Is the entire world getting special party hand favors from Italy to ignore all of these signs?

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Molakia is hoping that Italy fesses up to its imperialism sooner rather than later. We also find it rather frightful that the African culture is being crushed under the Italian one so soon after this highly deplorable act of colonization. Is the entire world getting special party hand favors from Italy to ignore all of these signs?

***Private message to Molakia***

We do not like it either, but there is little we can do about it.

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Molakia is hoping that Italy fesses up to its imperialism sooner rather than later. We also find it rather frightful that the African culture is being crushed under the Italian one so soon after this highly deplorable act of colonization. Is the entire world getting special party hand favors from Italy to ignore all of these signs?

Unlike Molakia's, our colonialism goes far beyond a simple military port in the Horn of Africa, in fact, apart from the Head Quarter of the Colonial Police, there are no military installations in the country. Our colonialism means order, progress and stability.

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"Order, progress and stability! At the cost of the utter destruction of the Somali culture and Somali way of life. I bet these fascists cannot even speak a word of Somali, " scoffed Maj. Gen. Anjali Kamath, Military Attache of Bosaso province.

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The Republic of Transvaal congratulates the appointment of Siad Barre as Governor of Italian Somalia and looks forward to working with him as our new enclave becomes established in the nexty month.

The Government of Transvaal would like to discuss with Governor Barre legal jurisdication issues over the enclave. We propose that all Transvaler citizens within the enclave come under Transvaler laws while any Somali citizens working within the enclave would still remain under Italian Somali laws and jurisdiction. The reason for this is so the enclave does not become a magnet for asylum seekers or other troublemakers should domestic issues arise in Somalia.

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"The proposal sounds resonable. We shall sign into law that starting from November 5, all Transvaler citizens in the enclave will come under Transvaler law while Italian and Somali citizens will still remain under Italian law. Should jurisdictional issues arise (asylum seekers or troublemakers leaving the Transvaler enclave for Italian Somalia, where Transvaler citizens will come under Italian law) we will create a special committee to speed up the processes of extradition."

Edited by Junio Borghese
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