Challenges and Opportunities of Federalism in Mogadishu, Somalia
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The term federalism is originates from the Latin word foedus, which refersto the fact that such a covenant is usually the starting point for the merger of two or more political entities. While modern federation originated in 1787 in the United States (which is often accepted as the first federal system) federalism has a much more ancient history. The first documented federal system was that of the ancient Israelite tribes that came into being in the thirteenth century before the Common Era or over 3200 years ago. (Daniel J. Elazar, 2001).