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Yasin Osman Kenadid

Yasin Osman Kenadid (Yaasiin Cismaan Keenadiid) was born in El Hur (Ceelhuur), Obbia in 1919 and died on 27th November 1988 in Roma (Italy). He was the son of Osman Yusuf Kenadid (Cismaan Yuusuf Keenadiid), the poet scholar who invented the first phonetically standard script for the Somali language in 1920s. This script Far Soomaali (the …

A History of Governance: The Conquest of The Sultanates

The Italian and British conquest of the Sultanates  (in 1920-1927) suppressed the peoples’ resistance and destroyed all political, economic and commercial structures. The Italian fascist authorities were more repressive than the British, as reflected by the economic policies they applied to the northeastern regions. For instance, import-export trade and all the commercial transactions with the previously …