How do Somalia’s youth see the future?

Halkaan ka akhri

The 26th January marks 20 years since the fall of Somalia’s last President Mohamed Siad Barre.  Since then the country has been reduced to a battle zone with its image overshadowed by war and conflict.

To mark this anniversary BBC Africa Have Your Say is asking what role young Somalis hope to play in their country’s future.

The programme will be broadcast from the Horn of Africa community centre in west London, and we’ll be linking up with Minnesota Public Radio, a city which has the largest Somali community in the United States.

Young Somalis in both venues as well as in Mogadishu will be able to talk about their sense of identity, and their relationship with their homeland under the most trying of circumstances.

Do you have a question you’d like to put to them? How do they see the future?  What would they do if they were running the country?  Is Somalia simply ungovernable?

If you would like to debate this topic LIVE on air on Wednesday 26th January at 1600 GMT, please include a telephone number. It will not be published.

Source: BBC

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