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Somalia Needs Direct Investment, Not Aid

Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke says he sees a new era of hope and peace for his country which has struggled for years with lawlessness, civil wars, terrorism and piracy. Speaking to VOA in New York Friday, Sharmarke said his government is proposing a “grand development plan” that would help Somalia build a better and bright future. “We have proposed that all U.N. member states contribute and help Somalia rebuild itself,” he said. “We do not need charity, we need a...

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