Remembering Yahya

July 11, 2012

It was seven years ago today that we lost one of the great peacebuilders of the world, Abdulkadir Ali Yahya.

While his passion, his physical presence, his beautiful smile, and his way of moving the unmovable is gone, the inspiration he ignited in all of us continues to burn bright.

We miss you Yahya.

From the 2005 archives:

‚ÄúThere are times when people have to rise to the occasion. These are times when saviours have to emerge to lead the nation out of the quagmire. The saviour does not come from the sky, but has to emerge from our midst. We have all failed our people by not being able to move in that direction. It is time now for us to act with a shared vision and take up that challenge.‚ÄĚ

‚Äď Abdulkadir Yahya, Co-founder and Director of the CRD, addressing the Mogadishu civic forum on 6 June 2005.