Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Islamist Rebels Claim Responsibility for Bombing in Somali

Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist rebels have claimed responsibility for Tuesday's suicide car bomb attack at a base for African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu. The al-Qaida-linked militants say the bombing was in retaliation for the recent killings of two senior al-Qaida commanders in Iraq.

Somali demonstrators take to the streets in government-controlled southern part of the Somali capital to protest the actions of Al-Qaida-linked groups in their country, Mogadishu (File Photo)The spokesman for al-Shabab, Ali Mohamud Rage, called Tuesday's suicide attack a "success," claiming that the explosion destroyed a former Somali commercial bank building housing African Union peacekeeping troops from Uganda.
Rage says the blast killed 20 peacekeepers, disputing statements made earlier by the Ugandan spokesman for the peacekeeping mission known as AMISOM.
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Unpaid Somali soldiers desert to insurgency

Associated Press
April 28, 2010
soldiers cross street
In this Thursday, March 11, 2010 photo, Somali government soldiers cross the street during heavy fighting against Islamist insurgents in northern Mogadishu.
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Hundreds of Somali soldiers trained with millions of U.S. tax dollars have deserted because they are not being paid their $100 monthly wage, and some have even joined the al-Qaida-linked militants they are supposed to be fighting, The Associated Press has learned.
The desertions raise fears that a new U.S.-backed effort beginning next month to build up Somalia's army may only increase the ranks of the insurgency.
Somalia's besieged U.N.-backed government holds only a few blocks of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, while Islamic insurgents control the rest of the city and most of the country. That turmoil — and the lawless East African nation's proximity to Yemen, where al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is based — has fed fears that Somalia could be used to launch attacks on the West.

Internet use in Ethiopia remain dismally low

( — Ethiopia has the lowest overall teledensity in Africa. The population is approaching 90 million, but there are less than 1 million fixed lines in service, and a little more than 3.3 million mobile subscribers. The number of internet users is dismal below 500,000 at the end of 2009. Communications service provision is reserved for the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC), one of the few monopoly providers left on the African continent.
There are indications that the Ethiopian government will finally start to liberalise the telecommunications sector, and it has already appointed a French partner on a revenue sharing basis to assist with the management and technical operations of the incumbent ETC. Liberalisation will create a substantial set of investment opportunities in the ICT sector. It is expected that the liberalisation agenda will include allowing competition into the mobile segment. Key uncertainties are the timing and scale of liberalisation that will take place, but it is widely recognised that before the country sees any of the benefits of widespread communications access, it will need to allow the private sector to take a prominent role in developing the market.
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Meles Zenawi's double dealings with aid donors

Parts of southern Ethiopia resemble the scenery in a Tarzan movie. When I was there last fall, the green forested hills were blanketed in white mist and rain poured down on the small farms and homesteads. In the towns, slabs of meat hung in the butchers’ shops and donkeys hauled huge sacks of coffee beans, Ethiopia’s major export, along the stony dirt roads. So I was surprised to see the signs of hunger everywhere. There were babies with kwashiorkor, a disease caused by malnutrition, which I’d assumed occurred only in war zones. Many of the older children were clearly stunted and some women were so deficient in iodine they had goiters the size of cannonballs.
This East African nation, famous for its ancient rock-hewn churches, Solomonic emperors, and seemingly intractable poverty, has a long history of famine. But I had always assumed that food shortages were more common in the much drier north of the country than in the relatively fertile south. Although rainfall throughout Ethiopia had been erratic in 2008 and 2009, the stunting and goiter I saw were signs of chronic malnutrition, which had clearly existed for many years.
What was causing it? Ethiopia’s long history of food crises is shrouded in myths and political intrigue. In 1984, famine killed hundreds of thousands of people and left millions destitute. At the time, the UN attributed the famine to drought. But most witnesses knew it had far more to do with a military campaign launched by Ethiopia’s then-Soviet-backed dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam against a rebel group based in the northern province of Tigray, known as the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).1 Government forces isolated the peasantry, destroyed trade and markets, and diverted food aid to their own troops.
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Burcad Badeed Diiday Madaxfurasho $ 3.5 Milyan iyo Markabkii Libya oo La Sheegay inuu Hub u Sido Xuuthiyiinta Yemen (Warbixin Khaas ah)

Hobyo (RBC) Ilo wareed muhim ah oo RBC Radio siiyey xogwaran gaar ah ayaa shaaca ka qaaday in koox burcad badeed ah oo heysata markab laga leeyahay dalka Libya oo ku socday dalka Yemen ay diideen lacag madax furasho ah oo gaareysa $ 3.5 milyan. Yaboohaasi lacageed ee ay diideen burcad badeeda oo ku sugan degmada Hobyo ayaa ka dambeeyey ka dib markii wada hadal dheer uu dhex marey raga hogaanka u haya kooxda burcad badeeda ah ee heysata markabka iyo saraakiil sare oo ka tirsan Xuthiyiinta Yemen. Waxaana wada hadalkaasi uu socday dhowrkii maalmood ee la soo dhaafay.

Ilo wareedyadan ayaa u sheegay RBC in lacagtaasi ay u yabooheen saraakiil sare oo ka tirsan kooxda Xuthiyiinta ee ka dagaalanta dalka Yemen kuwaasi oo sida la aaminsan yahay uu markabkan u sido shixnad hub ah oo markabka saaran.

Axmed Madoobe Oo Jawaab ka Bixiyay Eedeyntii Xasan Daahir Aways

Radio RBC Mugadishu:Sargaal ka Axmed Madoobe ayaa markii ugu horeysay ka hadlay wararkii Sheegaayay in ku Biirey Dowladda Soomaaliya iyo Eedeyntii Xassan Daahir Aways,waxa uuna Sheegay in Gudoomiyaha Ururka Xisbul-islaam uu Eedeynta Xiligaan uu usoo jeediyo tahay mid Nasiib dara ah. Axmed Mdoobe ayaa Sheegay in uu sii wadi doono dagaalada uu ka wado Gobolada Jubooyinka Ee kala dhaxeeyo Kooxda Al-Shabaab,waxa uuna Meesha ka saarey in uu Heshiis la galay dowladaha Soomaliya iyo Kenya.
Sii Akhri 

Ahlu Suna Oo Ku Hanjabtay Inay La Wareegeyso Muqdisho

Radio RBC mugadishu:Afhayaheenka dhanka warfaafinta Culimaa udiinka Ahlu-Suna Waljamaaca Sheikh C/laahi Cabdiraxaman Abuu Yusuf Al-Qadi ayaa Sheegay in ay ka danbeeyeen Dagaalkii Shalay Ka dhacay Magaalada Muqdisho Ee Caasimada Soomaliya.
Abuu Yusuf Al-Qadi ayaa Guul ka Sheegtay Dagaalkii Shalay, waxa uuna Sheegey in dhawaan ay la wareegi doonaan Suuqa Bakaaraha iyo Guud ahaan Magaalada Muqdisho oo inta badan ay gacanta ku hayaan Ciidamada Kooxaha Mucaaradka Ee Dagaalka kula Jira Ahlu-Suna iyo Dowladda Soomaliya.
Sii Akhri 

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Somalia: Lawmakers to appoint new speaker soon

Some 315 Somali lawmakers have promised to held parliamentary sittings, without the current speaker in the coming days as power struggle continues to derail the work of the fragile government in Mogadishu.

In a statement released after meeting in Mogadishu on Monday, the lawmakers said the plans are set for their meeting which would held in ‘a secure place’. 
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Xassan Daahir Aways oo ku Eedeeyay Axmed Madoobe in uu Heshiis Lagalay Dowladda Soomaliya

Radio RBC Muqdisho: Shir Saxaafadeed uu Maanta ku qabtay Magaalada Muqdisho Gudoomiyaha Ururka Xisbul-islaam ayaa waxa uu Sheegay in Sargaalka Axmed Madoobe uu la Heshiiyay Dowladda kumeel Gaarka Soomaaliya Xassan Daahir Aways ayaa Eed u jeediyay Axmed Madoobe Heshiishka uu la galay Dowladda Soomaliya waxa uuna Sheegay in Heshiiskaasi uu yahay mid lagu soo Weerari rabo Gobolada Jubooyin.
Sii Akhri

The horrors of being sick in Somalia

People including a mother with a sick boy wait to be seen at a clinic in Mogadishu. A few hours after this photo was taken, terrorists attacked the clinic with a mortar.But Somalia’s unending war and the targeting of foreigners has forced all but a few aid groups to pull out. A Human Rights Watch report released on Monday called Somalia “one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.”

Some of the mothers had walked from the port town of Kismayo with their sick children. That’s nearly 500 kilometres to Mogadishu, across dangerous, unforgiving terrain.
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Sunday, 25 April 2010

DOOD FURAN: Shariif Xasan Wuxuu Ka Aargudanayaa Sheekh Aadan Madoobe!

Khilaafka ka dhex taagan xubnaha barlamanka Soomaaliya ayaa sii xoogeysanaya iyadoo ay jiraan aratiyo kala duwan oo ay kala qabaan xildhibaanada barlamanka.
Xildhibaanada ka hor imaadsan gudoomiyaha barlamanka Sheekh Aadan Madoobe ayaa ku doodaya in gudoomiyaha waqtigiisii uu dhamaaday sidaasi darteedna ay waajib tahay in la qabto doorasho kale oo lagu dooranayo gudoonka. Haddii uu markaasi isa soo sharaxo Sheekh Aadan Madoobe ay suuragal tahay.
In ka badan 300 oo xildhibaan oo hadda ku sugan magaalada Muqdisho ayaa Khamiistii [22-04-2010] soo saaray mooshin ka dhan ah gudoomiyaha barlamanka. Waxaana mooshinkaasi ay xildhibaanada u gudbiyeen madaxweyne Sheekh Shariif Sheekh Axmed.
Sheekh Aadan Madoobe oo ka hadlay mooshinka ayaa ku tilmaamay mid aan sharci ku fadhin isla markaana ay ka dambeeyaan dad uusan carabaabin. Sheekh Aadan Madoobe ayaa sheegay inuu isagu yahay gudoomiyaha barlamanka o sharciga ilaalinaya illaa hadda.


Regions and territories: Somaliland

Map of SomalilandA breakaway, semi-desert territory on the coast of the Gulf of Aden, Somaliland declared independence after the overthrow of Somali military dictator Siad Barre in 1991.
The move followed a secessionist struggle during which Siad Barre's forces pursued rebel guerrillas in the territory. Tens of thousands of people were killed and towns were flattened.

Xisbiga  KULMIYE ayaa maanta ku soo bandhigay Magaalada Hargeysa Barnaamujkiisa Siyaasadeed ee uu ugu tala galay inuu dalka ku hogaamiyo marka uu ku guuleysto doorashada madaxtooyada ee dhawaan la filayo inay dalka ka dhacdo hadii ILLAHAY yidhaa.

U.S. should reject the outcome of May 2010 Ethiopian election

April 24th, 2010 |
… history offers a clear verdict: Governments that respect the will of their own people, that govern by consent and not coercion, are more prosperous, they are more stable, and more successful than governments that do not. … In the 21st century, capable, reliable, and transparent institutions are the key to success — strong parliaments; honest police forces; independent judges; an independent press; a vibrant private sector; a civil society. Those are the things that give life to democracy, because that is what matters in people’s everyday lives. – President Barack Obama’s Speech in Ghana, July 11, 2009.
The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) party will surely declare a landslide victory in the upcoming May 2010 local elections. The victory will come about because since the 2005 national elections, the party has moved aggressively to manipulate local elections, pass repressive legislations, and to ban free media in order to consolidate its power base throughout Ethiopia. 

Meles Zenawi's propensity for lies

For those of us who are accustomed to Meles Zenawi's propensity for lies, as well as his trademark boisterous rhetoric and empty bravado, his latest pre-election tantrums and deceptive shenanigans come as no surprise. The leader of the minority regime in Ethiopia, which suffers from delusions of grandeur, has never accepted responsibility for his actions and has always relied on its handlers to clean up his mess, provide it diplomatic, financial and political support as it evades its legal obligations, invades sovereign neighboring states, violates international law, reneges on Agreements it has signed, harasses and intimidates its political opponents, commits genocides and ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia etc. etc. . Today, Meles Zenawi and his cadres find themselves in yet another self created crisis-How can they win in the upcoming Ethiopian elections when the Ethiopian people have clearly spoken and rejected his regime?

Jet in first flight from Baghdad to UK in 20 years

A plane sits on the runway of Baghdad airport
Flight was delayed nearly a year amid security concerns in the EU
The first passenger flight between Iraq and the UK for 20 years has landed at London Gatwick airport.
The Iraqi Airways flight had been due to take off from Baghdad nine days ago, but was grounded by the volcanic ash cloud drifting over Europe.
The flight, nearly a year behind its original schedule, is the first since the UN imposed sanctions after Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
It stopped in Malmo, Sweden, for security checks en route to Gatwick.
Flight IA237 touched down at 2308 BST on Sunday having left Baghdad 10 hours earlier.
Thirty foreign and Iraqi passengers were on board, including transport minister Amer Abduljabbar Ismail and Iraqi Airways chief Kifah Hassan.
'Joy and pleasure'
There are expected to be two flights a week between Baghdad and Gatwick, which is just outside London in West Sussex.
Flights from Iraq will go via Malmo, but will make the return non-stop.
Iraqi exiles in London, who until now were forced to take several flights to return home, received the news of the resumption of flights "with joy and pleasure," according to the Iraqi Transport Ministry website.
The flight had been delayed mainly because of security concerns in the UK and other EU countries.
Even then, events kept the plane grounded a little longer.
It should have taken off on 16 April, but Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano had erupted two days earlier, causing thousands of flights across Europe to be cancelled.

Former Chief of Somali Gestapo Faces Lawsuit for Torture

(COLUMBUS, OHIO, April 21, 2010) - Today, the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of constitutional law professor Abukar Hassan Ahmed who was imprisoned and tortured in Somalia during the brutal regime of Siad Barre.  The lawsuit was filed against Abdi Aden Magan, a resident of Columbus, Ohio and the former head of the Somali National Security Service (NSS) Department of Investigations during the Barre regime.  The NSS, which came to be known as the "Somali Gestapo," engaged in systematic and horrific torture of prisoners.  In this complaint, Magan is accused of directly ordering, conspiring with and aiding and abetting subordinates in the torture and other human rights abuses of Mr. Abukar. Today, more than twenty years after he fled Somalia, Mr. Ahmed still bears the scars -- physical and emotional -- from the torture he suffered.  

Dawlada Shiinaha (China) oo qorsheyneysa inay Albaabada u laabto safaarada Soomaaliya ee dalka China.(Fadeexado waaweyn oo lagu helay safiir Maxamed Cawil)

Warar maalmihii ugu dambeeyey isa soo tarayay ayaa tibaaxaya in dowladda China oo ka mid ah dowladdaha ugu waaweyn caalamka isla markaana xiriir wanaagsan la leh Dowladda Federaalka KMG Soomaaliya ay qorsheyneyso inay albaabada u laabto safaaradda Soomaalida ee dalkaasi kadib markii fadeexado ay hareeyeen ninka sita magaca safiirka Soomaalida oo lagu magacaabo Maxamed Cawil.
Arrintan ayaa ka dhalatay kadib markii safiir Maxamed Cawil lagu helay inuu xiriir la leeyahay kooxo Maafiya ah oo dalkaasi Shiinaha caan ka ah kuna caanbaxay dembiyo ay kamid yihiin Dil, Dhac, Boob iyo ka ganacsiga Daroogada. SII AKHRI FADEEXADAN

Message from Osama Bin Laden

Message to President Obama from Osama regarding the unconditional support of the US towards the Isreali settlers

AMISON's Daily Civilian Bombardment

The AMISON forces who are tasked to protect three stooges are bombarding the civilians on daily bases. I wonder what the civilians have done to AMISON to attract such cruel punishment?

Somali Parliment in special session

Enjoy this special session of the Somali Parliment in Nairobi. Would tomorrows one be the same? Watch Parliment in session

Baladweyn: Gaadiid iyo ciidamo saaran oo ka tirsanaa Kooxda Ahlu Suna oo isku dhiibay Xisbul Islaam.

Baladweyn(AllPuntland)- Ciidamo & gaadiid dagaal oo ay wataan oo ka tirsanaa kooxda Ahlu Suna ayaa isku dhiibay Dhaqdhaqaaqa Xisbul Islaam ee gacanta ku haya gobalka Hiiraan ee bartamaha dalka Soomaaliya, iyadoo Saxaafada loo soo bandhigay.

Saraakiisha ciidamada ee Xisbul Islaam ayaa sheegay in ay soo dhaweeyeen dhalinyaradan ka timid gobalka Galguduud, oo ay hada meelo ka mid ah maamulayaan Ahlu Suna oo ku kala tagtay heshiiskii magaalada Addis Ababa.

Gaadiidka dagaalka iyo ciidamada saran ayaa joogay deegaanada xadka udhaxeeya Hiiraan & Galgudud, waxa ayna ka caroodeen sida ay sheegeen qababka ay kooxda ay ka tirsanaayeen wax uwaday, oo ay sheegeen in ay tahay mid ka soo horjeeda ajendayaashii markii hore ay ku tageen goobahaasi.SII AKHRI

United Nations Approves Funding to Help Somalia, Neighbouring Countries Prosecute Maritime Piracy Suspects

NEW YORK, 23 April (Department of Political Affairs) -- A package of projects to help Somalia and its neighbours prosecute maritime piracy suspects was approved today by a 10-nation board overseeing a new United Nations trust fund for the fight against piracy.
The announcement was made at United Nations Headquarters by B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, who chairs the Board of the Trust Fund to Support Initiatives of States Countering Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. "Piracy off Somalia is a menace to the region and the world. Prosecuting suspected pirates is an important piece of the international strategy to combat the problem," he said. Read More

somali speaker face oppostion from his own constituency Members from bay and bakol

MOGADISHU ( – the transitional parliamentarians from the Bay and Bakol regions in southern Somalia have opposed the speaker of the lawmakers Sheik Aden Mohamed Nor Madobe, officials told Shabelle radio on Saturday.Read More

Ethiopian troops arrest 15 clerics in southern town

MOGADISHU (Mareeg)—Ethiopian troops who have recently reached Elberde town in Bakool region in southwestern Somalia have arrested 15 well known clerics in the town, witnesses said on Friday.Read More

Somalia: Al Shabaab to capture pirate hub

HARARDHERE(Mareeg)—Fighters form al Shabaab radicals reached areas near Harardhere town in Mudug region in central Somalia, a hub for Somali pirates, sources said on Sunday.Read More

Kenya, AU abetting Somalia terror, says report

The Kenyan government and African Union forces have engaged in or facilitated “unlawful” actions related to the conflict in Somalia, Human Rights Watch charges in a new report.
Kenyan officials directly co-operated with Somalia government military recruiters who conducted “a massive drive” in the Dadaab refugee camps last year, the report says. The recruitment aided by Kenyan authorities was carried out under “false pretences,” Human Rights Watch asserts.Read More

Somalia: New dispute surfaces between President, Finance Minister

MOGADISHU, Somalia Apr 24 (Garowe Online) - Somalia's interim government is embroiled in a bitter struggle for survival as upwards of 300 MPs seek to elect a new parliament Speaker. But a new dispute brewing between President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed and Finance Minister Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden is worsening an already volatile situation, Radio Garowe reports.
Inside sources tell Somali news agency Garowe Online that Finance Minister Sharif Hassan has been secretly encouraging Somali MPs to pressure the resignation of parliament Speaker Sheikh Aden Mohamed "Madobe," who has been in power since Feb. 2007.Read the whole Story

Somalia: Al Shabaab seize town, distribute WFP food aid to residents

Somalia’s Islamist militant group of Al-Shabaab distributed foodstuffs confiscated from a warehouse run by the World Food Programme in central Somali town of Masagawaa, Radio Garowe reports.
According to Al-Shabaab commander in Galgadud region Sheikh Yussuf Sheikh Isse (Kaba-ku-tukade), the decision to release the food aid to the public was reached after the group captured the town on Friday.Read More

Foreign media editors 'betrayers of Islam', says al Shabaab

A senior al Shabaab official has called the editors of two influential media services, the BBC and VOA, betrayers of the Islamic faith.
Sheikh Fu’ad Mohamed Khalaf Shongole, al Shabaab’s head of mobilisation, called Yusuf Garad Omar of the BBC and Abdurahman Mohamed Yabarow of the VOA murtadeen (people who have abandoned the Islamic faith).
This qualifies them as enemies of the religion.Read More

DOOD FURAN: Fu’aad Shongole oo Gaaleysiiyey Masuuliyiinta BBC, VOA & Siyaasiga Axmed C/salaam

Fatwo uu soo saaray Sheekh Fu’aad Maxamed Khalaf (Fu’aad Shongole) kana jeediyey masjiid ku yaalla suuqa Bakaaraha maalintii Jimcaha ayuu ku sheegay in raga kala ah Yuusuf Garaad Cumar Axmed (tifaftiraha laanta Soomaaliga BBC), C/raxmaan Yabarow (tifaftiraha VOA qeybta Soomaaliga), siyaasiga Axmed C/salaam iyo Sheekh Maxamud Yuusuf Xeefow oo ah gudoomiyaha guud ee ururka Ahlu Sunna Wal Jameeca ay yihiin rag diinta ka baxay, sida uu hadalka u dhigay.

Muqdisho (RBC) Wadaadka kooxda Shabaab ugu qaabilsan dhinaca wacyigelinta Fu’aad Shongole ayaa markii ugu horeysay ku dhawaaqay liis cusub oo ay ku jiraan maasuuliyiinta warbaahinta caalamiga kuwaasi oo uu ku tilmaamay inay yihiin gaalo diinta ka baxday dilkooduna banana yahay.

Maleeshiyaadka Shabaab oo 30-KM u Jira Xarardheere Iyo Dadka Degaanka Walaac Ka Muujiyey

Gaalkacyo (RBC)  Maleeshiyaad ka tirsan kooxda Al Shabaab oo ku hubeysan in ka badan 15 gaadiidka dagaalka ayaa saaka gaarey meel qiyaastii degmada Xarardheere u jirta 30-km iyagoo ka soo kicitimay degmada Ceeldheer  iyo degaano kale oo ay dhowaan qabsadeen.
Wararka ayaa sheegaya in maleeshiyaadka Shabaab ay xaley soo gaareen duleedka Xarardheere iyadoo si weyn looga cabsi qabo inay saacadaha soo socda ay la wareegaan.  Sii Akhri

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The new tsunami In Somalia (inflation)

Inflation creates distortion in the allocation of resources and definitely hurts certain groups. It tends to discourage saving and encourage consumption at fast rate to stay ahead of rising prices. Moreover, the declines of saving rate discourage the capital investment. Unfortunately, it means the economic growth at side of productivity tends to slow down, the fall in productivity means that the supply of new goods and services cannot keep pace with rising demands, putting further upward pressure on price leading to what is know as inflation. Read the whole artical

The past of Seye Abraha et al in perspective

Seye Abraha’s commanding presence and well delivered speech on foreign affairs in last week’s televised debate between political parties has vexed EPRDF leaders, say sources. Their only solace is Seye’s rather brash characterization of the recent row between the EPRDF and the Obama administration as “staged drama”; which went down well with the public but will hardly endear the opposition with the diplomatic community in Addis. See the whole story

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Maxaabiistii Laascaanood oo Xukuno Dil iyo Xarig ah Lagu Riday

Hargeysa (RBC Radio) Maxkamada ku taalla xabsiga Mandhera ee maamulka Somaliland ayaa maanta xukuno kala duwan oo isugu jira dil, xarig iyo siideyn ku riday maxaabiistii dhowaan laga soo qaaday magaalada Laascaanood ee gobolka Sool.Maxaabiistan oo gaareysa illaa 9 ruux ayaa loo heystey qaraxyadii bilihii la soo dhaafay ka dhacay magaalada Laascaanood ee xarunta gobolka Sool. Waxaana dacwadooda ay ka socotay maxkamada Mandheera mudo ka badan saddex toddobaad. Sii Akhri

Message to Congress Concerning Somalia

Consistent with subsection 204(b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1703(b) (IEEPA), and section 301 of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1631 (NEA), I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order (the “order”) blocking the property of certain persons contributing to the conflict in Somalia. In that order, I declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by that conflict, as described below.

The White House Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
April 13, 2010 
Message to Congress concerning Somalia


Obama order may prohibit ransom payments to pirates

President Obama has issued an executive order that some commentators believe may prohibit shipowners from paying ransoms to pirates. In conjunction with the issue of the executive order, the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) issued a list of Somali individuals and organizations that have been added to its SDN list. U.S. persons are prohibited from having any dealings with persons on the SDN list.See the exective orde

Somalia PM holds talks with Ahlu Sunnah delegation

Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Shama'arke held consultative talks with a delegation from pro-government Sufi group, Ahlu Sunnah in the restive capital Mogadishu, Radio Garowe reports.
The delegation comprising of 19 members arrived in the war-ravaged capital ahead of big meeting between them and top transition federal government officials to discuss the recent signed power-sharing agreement between the two sides.Read the story

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Somali radio stations comply with Islamists' music ban

A Somali radio presenter broadcasts from Mogadishu, April 2010
All but two of Mogadishu's 13 radio stations used to broadcast music
Most radio stations in Somalia have stopped playing music, on the orders of Islamist Hizbul-Islam insurgents who say that songs are un-Islamic.
The stations said they had to comply with the ban as if they did not, they would be putting their lives at risk.
The BBC correspondent in Somalia says this latest order has strong echoes of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
In the past, militants in some areas have banned watching films and football and forced men to grow beards.
Somalia has not had a functioning central government since 1991 and the Islamist militants control large parts of its territory.
The transitional government - backed by African Union troops and UN funds - controls only a small part of the capital, Mogadishu.
'Losing listeners'
The BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu says the order to stop playing music and jingles was issued 10 days ago. All but two of the city's 15 radio stations used to broadcast music.
We are using other sounds such as gunfire, the noise of the vehicles and birds to link up our programmes and news
Tusmo radio's Abdulahi Yasin Jama

Residents can now only hear music from the government-controlled radio station and another Kenya-based UN-funded radio station, which has a FM transmitter in Mogadishu, he says.
"We are using other sounds such as gunfire, the noise of the vehicles and birds to link up our programmes and news," said Abdulahi Yasin Jama, Tusmo radio's head of the programmes.
Another radio controller said he feared they would lose listeners and advertisers.
Pop music is genuinely popular in Mogadishu and many people resent being told what they can hear on the radio, our reporter says.
Last week, al-Shabab, the country's other big militant group, closed down BBC radio relay stations in five cities in southern Somalia, including Mogadishu.
On Tuesday, it issued a statement explaining that it ordered the seizure of BBC transmitters in response to sanctions imposed on the group by the UK government.
But Jerry Timmins, head of the BBC World Service's Africa region, said the equipment belongs to the BBC which is independent of the government.
He said the broadcaster's job was to report impartially and accurately and from all sides, including al-Shabab, and the closures deprived Somalis in the south of a vital source of information.
Meanwhile, the UN has warned that hospitals in Mogadishu are being overwhelmed by casualties from fighting in the city.
World Health Organization spokesman Paul Garwood said that last month alone at least 900 injuries were reported at the city's three main hospitals.
"Health care workers are struggling to cope; they are overwhelmed with the huge increase in wounded. It is stretching an already weak health care system to the limit," Paul Garwood told Reuters news agency.
WHO figures show that only 250 qualified doctors and fewer than 900 nurses are working in Somalia.

Somalia: Pirates Target Food, Pushing Up Prices

Nairobi — Pirates operating off Somalia's coast have started targeting vessels operated by Somali businessmen and carrying food - something which is leading to higher food prices in Mogadishu, according to traders.
"Up until a few weeks ago, they [pirates] avoided hijacking ships carrying cargo for Somali businesses but now it is different," Abdinasir Aw Kombe, a businessman whose boat was hijacked, told IRIN on 12 April.Read the whole story

Africa's Forever Wars

Bowden: What is Going in Mogadishu is A clear violations of the law of war

NAIROBI – The United Nations on Tuesday urged Somali troops, African Union peacekeepers and Islamist militants not to indiscriminately shell densely populated areas of the capital Mogadishu.
Thousands of civilians have been killed in fighting between the Western-backed Somali government and Islamist rebels in the last several years in the Horn of Africa nation, which has been mired in civil war since the ousting of a dictator in 1991.
The death toll from the latest bout of violence on Monday rose to at least 26, a rights group said, with scores wounded.Read more

Somalia: 31 killed, 100 wounded in Mogadishu violence

MOGADISHU, Somalia Apr 13 (Garowe Online) - At least 31 people mostly civilians were killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu during heavy armed clashes and bombings on Tuesday, Radio Garowe reports.
The violence started Monday afternoon when Al Shabaab Islamist insurgents used mortars to target Aden Adde International Airport, a heavily fortified compound and guarded by African Union peacekeepers (AMISOM).
At the time, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, President of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), was flying out of the airport en route to Kampala, Uganda. The 5,300-stron AMISOM force is composed of Ugandan and Burundian soldiers.
Mogadishu hospital [File Photo]
On Tuesday, witnesses and other sources said many of Mogadishu’s districts under the control of insurgents were shelled including Hodan, Howlwadaag, Yaaqshiid, Huriwa and Daynile.

AMISOM spokesman Maj. Behoku Barigye confirmed to reporters that at least two Somali airport employees were killed by insurgent mortars that hit airport grounds yesterday.
But he rejected widespread reports that AMISOM peacekeepers shelled some of Mogadishu’s populated districts.
Ali Muse, an ambulance service worker, said: "We have seen 27 dead bodies and we have assisted 100 wounded civilians."
Medina Hospital sources said some of the wounded victims have died at the hospital, including an old man.
Separately, a series of explosions rocked the front of the Police Academy, killing at least people.
Witnesses said four of the dead were Somali police officers.
Al Shabaab insurgents claimed responsibility for staging the remotely detonated explosions. AMISOM spokesman Maj. Behoku denied that any AMISOM soldier was killed or wounded in the explosion, adding: "Our soldiers were not there."
Mogadishu has been gripped by an Islamist insurgency since 2007, when Ethiopian troops invaded southern Somalia to dislodge Islamic Courts Union militia who had seized control of Mogadishu the previous year.
Upwards of 21,000 people have been killed in the conflict since, with more than 1million civilians displaced.
The insurgents, led by Al Shabaab, have vowed to overthrow the Western-backed TFG in Mogadishu and install an Islamic government. But the West and its allies in the region, especially Ethiopia, fear that the Islamists want to provide a safe haven for Al Qaeda terrorists.

Somalia: AU denies they lost peace keepers in blast

MOGADISHU (Mareeg)—The spokesman of the African Union peacekeepers in Somalia (AMISOM) Barigye Bahoko denied Tuesday that they have lost peacekeepers in blasts in Mogadishu.Read more

Rebel group denies fighters joined to Ethiopian army

JIG-JIGA (Mareeg) – The Somali western rebel group fighting against Ethiopian army in Somali region under the control of Ethiopia has denied the some their troops joined to the Ethiopian army, officials told Shabelle radio on Monday.  
Sheik Ibrahim Dere, the consecutive secretary of the council of the western Somali guerillas fighting for independence told Shabelle radio that they believed they could talk and negotiate for nay side of the conflicts and religious ideology with Ethiopia.   
The officials said that there had no been fighters joined to the Ethiopian troops adding that both sides signed ceasefire agreement for three months that both the rebel group and Ethiopia agreed.
“For the 30th of this month officials of the guerillas and the scholars of the region would meet in the region. Some of them will come from abroad to talk more on the ceasefire agreement between the rival sides,” said Sheik Ibrahim.
The statement comes as there had been reports that Somali western guerrilla joined to the Ethiopian army while some ramous indicate that the fighters were surrender to the army.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Somalia: Puntland, TFG sign deal to horminse Galkayo accord

Representatives from Puntland state government and Somali transition government have signed an agreement to harmonize an accord which its first phase was signed by Somali PM and Puntland President on August 23 in central Somali town of Galkayo .

The two sides met on Monday in Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel, where foreign envoys representing different countries including Italy, France, Spain, Sweden and EU special envoy were present. UN’s special representative to Somalia Ahmedou Wallad Abdallah was also present.

On Puntland side, the agreement was signed by Interior Minister Gen. Abdullahi Ahmed Jama (Ilkajir) while Defense Minister Abdullahi Boss signed for the TFG. Puntland President Abdirahman Mohammed Farole and TFG’s Deputy Prime Minister Sharif Hassan witnessed the signing of the agreement.

In parts, the agreement reads that two sides have agreed:

1- To strengthen law and order in the mainland and at sea

2- To re-establish and maintain the Somali navy to fight piracy (with its headquarters in Puntland)

3- To create opportunities for the jobless and specifically those living along the coastline.

4 To clean toxic waste along Somalia’s coastline (especially Puntland)

5- To sensitize the public against the dangers of piracy in order to end the menace.

Puntland state, a collection of seven Somali regions that declared itself as an autonomous state in 1998, has remained part of a Federal Somalia.


Sunday, 11 April 2010

HomeNews News 100 flowers of repression bloom as Ethiopia moves to gag press ahead of elections

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, admitted this month that his government had jammed Voice of America’s broadcasting in the country’s Amharic language.
The reasons Meles provided for targeting the station were outrageous, even by Ethiopian standards.
He likened the VOA, the US international public information broadcaster with a track record of professional reporting, to the Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM) — the infamous radio station that incited violence throughout the Rwandan genocide. Read the story

Odayaasha dhaqanka Hawiye oo isku khilaafsan in Islaamiyiinta dagaal Beeleed lagu salkiciyo

Muqdisho (RBC Radio):-Odayaal dhaqameedyada magaalada Muqdisho ayaa isku khilaafsan sida laga yeelayo xaaladda deegaanada ay degto beesha Hawiye oo larumaysanyahay in ay gacanta ugu jiraan xoogaga Islaamiyiinta xagjirka ah.
Gudoomiyaha golaha dhaqanka Beelaha Hawiye Garabka uu hogaamiyo Axmed Diiriye Cali Maxamed Xasan Xaad ayaa ku baaqay in beesha Hawiye ay isugu tagto dagaal ka dhan ah Al Shabaab iyo Xusbul islaam oo uu ku tilmaamay Nabad diid xagjir ah.Sii Akhri

No to the tripartite plot: Islamist Government soon to come (Part II)

Editor’s note: Following is part two of Mr. Buh’s provocative piece which suggests that there is a new marriage forming between the Wahabi TFG group and some of the most notorious warlords the nation has known. His unorthodox solution-to petition General Mohamed Ali Samatar to lead a renewed effort to reconstruct Somalia-is all the more original.

The Central Region: The Ahlu Sunna divided along clan lines

Somalia Emblem  Somalia's Islamist Groups

Ahlu Sunna Galguduud Wing (Ayr clan)

The pact between Ahlu Sunna and the TFG which was quickly endorsed by the African Union, the Arab League, UN Special Envoy and the Organization of the Islamic Conference was in tatters before it was officially signed. Faction led by the group’s foreign relations office, Sheikh Bashir Abdi Olaad, along with 26 members including Sheikh Abdiqadir Abdirahman (Abu Zakaria) condemned the agreement. This faction made its press statement in Abudwaq town, Galgudud region, in which they labelled the deal as a plot to disintegrate the group. They are of the opinion that the TFG power sharing agreement is an Ethiopian scheme to further its own interest  as there is no incentive for Ahlu sunna (galguduud wing) to sign an agreement with a partner, TFG, they consider as a weak link that share Wahabi creed with Al Shabab and Hizbi – Islam.  Read the whole artical

Friday, 9 April 2010

No to the tripartite plot: Islamist Government soon to come (Part I)

Editor’s note: Following is a two parts in-depth analysis of contemporary political development in Somalia, particularly the ever-bourgeoning and bifurcated Islamist movements in the Southern half of the country.  Mr. Buuh’s provocative piece suggests that there is a new marriage forming between the Wahabi TFG group and some of the most notorious warlords the nation has known.

No to the tripartite plot: Islamist Government soon to come (Part I) 

Read the whole artical 

Ethiopia Hails Little-Known Rebel Group's Demise

Ethiopia says a little known rebel group in the eastern Somali region has renounced the use of force and agreed to join the political process, weeks before nationwide elections. The government also labeled allegations of campaign irregularities as attempts to tarnish the election process.

Ethiopian Communications Minister Bereket Simon says the United Western Somali Liberation Front has given up its attempt to break away from Addis Ababa's rule.

"They had pursued a mistaken past, and now they're desisting from it, so we will respect their right to engage in civilized politics," said Bereket.

The UWSLF has rarely been heard of in recent years. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn said in a recent speech that the group had demonstrated almost no military capacity and rarely issued news releases.

Among their most recent activities was the brief kidnapping of two Red Cross workers in 2006. Reports at the time said the rebels apologized for the abduction, calling it a case of mistaken identity.

With Ethiopia's national elections little more than six weeks away Communications Minister Bereket described the outlook for a fair vote as 'good'. The last election for parliament in 2005 erupted in violence when demonstrators took to the streets to protest alleged vote rigging by the ruling party. At least 193 opposition supporters were killed.

This time, the government has promised to keep order, and has strengthened security to handle any outbreak. But opposition parties have complained vociferously, saying the ruling party's effective control of the electoral machinery makes a fair election impossible.

Bereket dismisses those allegations, calling them an attempt by the opposition to explain away their weaknesses.

"The opposition are crying wolf. Why?  They are crying wolf because they are there to tarnish the whole process. They feel they are losing the whole game and the only objective they have in mind is to tarnish the whole image of the country as well as the electoral process," said Bereket.

The European Union has agreed in principle to send an observer team to monitor Ethiopia's election. But a final agreement is said to be bogged down in a dispute over a government demand that observers agree to abide by a code of conduct.

European diplomats say the mission would not agree to any conditions that violate the long-standing principles used by its election monitoring missions worldwide.

Ethiopia says rebels threatening oil firms surrender

Rebel group to disarm, form political party
* Another rebel group still threatens oil firms

By Barry Malone
ADDIS ABABA, April 9 (Reuters) - An Islamist rebel group which had threatened to attack oil and gas firms exploring a potentially mineral-rich region of Ethiopia has surrendered, the government said on Friday.Read the whole story

Ethiopian rebel group 'agrees to lay down arms'

ADDIS ABABA — A rebel group in Ethiopia's southeastern Somali region has agreed to lay down arms after decades of guerrilla war, Communications Minister Bereket Simon announced Friday.
Leaders of the United Western Somali Liberation Front (UWSLF) had, after talks with the government, "accepted totally to abide by the constitution of Ethiopia and operate legally and abandon the armed struggle," Bereket told a press conference.Read more

Somalia Islamists al-Shabab ban BBC transmissions

By Peter Greste
East Africa correspondent, BBC News

Islamist fighters
Al-Shabab and its allies control most of southern and central Somalia
The Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab has banned the BBC and closed down transmitters broadcasting the Somali language service inside the country.
Al-Shabab accused the BBC of fighting against Islam and supporting the transitional federal government, which the rebels are fighting to overthrow.
The group said the BBC had been broadcasting the agenda of crusaders and colonialists against Muslims.
The BBC said it was strictly impartial and spoke to all sides in the conflict.
The BBC has been broadcasting its services in Somali, Arabic and English across the country on a series of FM frequencies for at least a decade, and surveys suggest it is one of the most widely listened-to news services in Somalia.
'Strict standards'
Al-Shabab ordered all of the BBC's transmitters to be shut down.
A statement by al-Shabab demanded that any organisation transmitting the BBC, or the Washington-based Voice of America, should cancel their contracts.
Al-Shabab and its allies control most of southern and central Somalia and all but a few districts of the capital, Mogadishu.
They have been fighting to establish an Islamist administration of their own in place of the current government.
The BBC's broadcasts have been taken off the FM bandwidth, but are still available on shortwave and the internet.
In response to the statement, the head of BBC Africa, Jerry Timmins, said the organisation spoke to all sides in the conflict, including al-Shabab, adhered to strict standards of impartiality and editorial independence and rejected any suggestion otherwise.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Somalia:Pirates to release British couple in coming hours

7 Apr 7, 2010 - 7:25:41 AM

Somali pirates are reportedly releasing elderly and frail British couple hostage, who have been held for more than six months in the coming hours.
According to reports that Garowe Online received from sources, the gang holding the couple in Harardhere, a pirate haven in northeastern Somalia is said to have been promised unspecific ransom amount to free the hostages.

The gang has previously demanded a ransom money of about $2 million for the expenses they incurred while holding chandlers. But reports say they have so far received money for the expenses they incuured.

The couple is expected to be flown to Nairobi Kenya in the coming hours by a chartered plane that is currently in Somalia’s Adado district, near the area they are held.

Paul Chandler and his wife Rachel, were hijacked on October 23 while vacationing in the Indian Ocean in the middle of the piracy peak season came under pirate attack in the early hours of
Their their 38-foot empty yacht, Lynn Rival was later located in the international waters off Somalia by the British Royal Navy.


Ciidamada AMISOM oo Xabsiga u Taxaabay Maareeyihii Hore ee Dekadda Muqdisho

Muqdisho (RBC Radio):-Warar dheeraad ah ayaa kasoo baxaya qabakii ay maanta Ciidamada AMISOM Xabsiga u dhigeen maareeyihii hore ee Dekadda magaalada Muqdisho Cadbi Jiinow calasow oo waqti dheer maamulayay Dekadda.

Duhurnimadii maanta ayay ciidamada AMISOM ee ku sugan Dekadda weyn ee magaalada Muqdisho xoog ku galeen xafiis uu Cabdi Jiinow ku leeyahay Dekadda magaalada Muqdisho kadibna ay banaanka usoo saareen Jiinow oo jeebaysan Sii Akhri

Monday, 5 April 2010

Xisbul Islaam oo wata dagaalyahanadii Jabhadda Somaligalbeed oo Duulaan ku ah Dhuusamareeb

Muqdisho (RBC Radio):-dhaq dhaqaaqa hubaysan ee Al Shabaab iyo Garab katirsan Ururka Xisbul Islaam ayaa la sheegay in ay duulaan ku yihiin magaalooyinka gobalka G/gaduud ay ka maamulaan Ururka Ahlusuna.

Ilo wareedyo ayaa xaqiijinaya in ciidamo isku dhaf ah oo kala taabacsan Xisbul Islaam iyo Al Shabaab ay sedax jiho uga wajahanyihiin Guriceel iyo dhuusamareeb oo kal hore awood loogasoo saaray Al Shabaab.

Ciidamada Xisbul Islaam ayaa la sheegay in ay carcar qabaan oo ay dagaal u caaboonyihiin, wararka ayaa intaas raacinaya in Xisbul Islaam ay ciidan ahaan u qaateen boqolaal dagaalyahan oo kasoo gadooday Jabhadda Somaligalbeed ee dowldda Itoobiya kula dagaalanta dhulka Islaamulka Somalida ee lagumaysto.Sii Akhri

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Al Shabaab oo Dagaal ku Qabsatay Deegaan Ku Dhow Guriceel

Muqdisho (RBC Radio):-dagaallo culus ayaa saaka ka dhacay deegaanka Gal-qoryaale degmada Wabxo Gobalka G/gaduud kuwaasi oo u dhexeeyay Ciidamada Al Shabaab iyo kuwa Ahlusuna ee isku hayo gacan ku haynta gonalkaasi.

Sii Akhri

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Gefefkii diblomaasiyadeed ee ka dhashay booqashadii Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya ee Guriga Downing Street

Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya Sheekh Shariif Sheekh Axmed ayaa toddobaadkii la soo dhaafay socdaal rasmi ah ku yimid magaalada London ee dalkan Ingiriiska. Booqashada Madaxweynaha ayaa, marka laga eego diplomatic category, waxay ahayd mid salaan ah (courtesy visit). Is-aragga noocan ah ayaa aalaaba wuxuu yahay mid kooban. Ujeeddada socdaalka Madaxweynaha ayaa wuxuu ku saleysnaa in Ra’iisal Wasaaraha Ingiriiska Gordon Brown iyo xisbigiisa Labour-ku ay ku muujiyaan inay diyaar u yihiin inay gacan ka geystaan sidii ay wax ula qaban lahaayeen dowladda Soomaaliya.Sii akhri

Madaxweyne Shariif oo Ku Mashquulsan Xalinta Khilaaf u Dhexeeya Masuuliyiin Ka Wada Tirsan Dowlada

Muqdisho (RBC Radio):-Madaxaweynaha dowlada Federaalka KMG Somaliya shariif Sheekh Axmed ayaa ku mashquulsan xalinta khilaafaadyo u dhexeeya Goliha wasiirada Dowlada KMG ah oo gacan ka hadal sababay.
Shariif Sheekh Axmed oo shalay soo gaaray magaalada Muqdisho ayaa bilaabay in uu xaliyo khilaaf weyn oo u dhexeeya maamulka gobalka Banaadir iyo mid kamida Beelaha dega magaalada Muqdisho.Sii Akhri

Al Shabaab oo soo Gababaysay Qabuura Burburintii ay Muqdisho Ka Waday

Muqdisho (RBC Radio):-Maamulka Gobalka Banaadir u qaabilsan Dhaq dhaqaaqa hubaysan ee Al Shabaab ayaa maanta shaaciyay in ay soo gaba gabeeyay Howlgallo ay ku burburinayeen qabuuro ay ku aasnaayeen dad wadaado ah.
Shir Jaraa’id oo uu maanta magaalada Muqdisho ku qabtay sheekh Saacid Karataay madaxa Al Shabaab u qaabilsan ladagaalanka qabuuraha kor loo dhisay ayaa sheegay in ay soo gaba gabeeyeen wejigii 1-aad ee ladaaalanka qabuuraha suufida. Sii Akhri

Garab katirsan Xisbul Islaam oo ku biiray Kooxda Mucaaradka ah ee Al Shabaab “Xog muhiim ah”

Muqdisho (RbC Radio):-Garab katirsan Ururka Xisbul islaam ayaa qarka u saaran in ay la Midoobaan Dhaq dhaqaaqa Hubaysan ee AL Shabaab oo larumaysanyahay in uu xariir laleeyahay Urur weynaha Al Qaacidda e uu sheekh Osama hogaamiyo.
Ilo wareedyo lagu kalsoonyahay ayaa RBC u xaqiijiyay in saraakiil sar sare oo katirsan Xisbul islaam ay gadood ka yihiin Xisbiga islamarkaana ay wadahadallo kula jiraan kooxda Hubaysan ee Al Shabaab.
Sii Akhri

Thursday, 1 April 2010

MAAREYAHA DEKEDA MUQDISHO “Dhibaatada ka dhalata burcada afduubaneysa maraakiibta Ganacsiga, haddii aan laga hortegin waxaa ay gurigiisa ugu tegi doontaa qof kasta oo Soomaali ah”

Maareeyaha Guud ee dekedda caalamiga ah ee Muqdisho Cabdi Jiinow Calasow ayaa ka digay cawaaqib xumada ka dhalan karta haddii aan laga hor tegin afduubka kooxaha burcad badeeda ay ku bilaabeen doonyaha iyo maraakiibta ganacsiga ee ku soo jeeda dekedaha dalka Somalia.
Maareeyaha ayaa intaa ku daray in ay ka codsanayaan dowlada Somalia iyo ganacsatada in ay u istaagaan sidii loogu heli lahaa dekadda Muqdisho qalab dhamaystiran oo looga hortago falalka kooxaha burcad badeeda Soomaalida ay ka wadan xeebaha ku dhow dekadda magaalada Muqdisho oo habeen hore ay markab shixnad dejiyey ka afduubteen burcad badeeda.

Sii Akhri

Dowlada Somalia oo lagu eedeeyey iney qaab cadaalad daro ah u wajahday howlihii burburinta ahaa ee maalmo ka hor ay ka sameysay xafada Afisiyooni

Qaar ka mid ahaa boqolaalkii qoys ee dhowaan laga burburiyey guryo Jiingado ah oo ay ka dhisteen xaafada Afisiyooni ee magaalada Muqdisho ayaa ku eedeeyey maamulka gobollka Banaadir inuu si cadaalad daro ah u maamulay arintaasi isla markaana aan wali la dhameystirin burburintaasi. Sii Akhri

Isbahaysigii Argagixiso La Dagaalanka oo Ku Hawlgalaya Magaca Ahlu Suna (Xog Qarsoodi ah)

Muqdisho (RBC Radio):-Isbahaysigii Argagaxisa ladirirka ee sanadii 2006-da ka aas aasmay magaalada Muqdisho oo ay isla sanadkaasi ka adkaadeen Maleeshiyaadkii maxaakinta islaamka ee burburay ayaa hadda madaxa lasoo kacaya.
Magaalada Muqdisho iyo gobalka G/gaduud waxaa si habsami leh uga shaqa bilaabay shaqsiyaad katirsanaa Isbahaysigaasi fashilmay oo hadda isku bedelay Ururka Ahlusuna.
Ilo wareedyo muhiim ah ayaa sheegaya in Bashiir Raage Shiiraar oo isku ah ganacsade iyo Dagaal Ooge hore uu hadda guluf ugu jiro sidii uu usoo noolayn lahaa Ururkii Argagaxisa ladirirka isagoo adeegsanaya magac diin.Sii Akhri

No big offensive in Somalia, fight to be 'gradual'

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Despite months of pronouncements by officials that a big offensive is imminent, Somalia's prime minister told The Associated Press the government will only gradually try to expand its control of the capital, most of which is held by al-Qaida-linked Islamist rebels.Read More

Somalia: Aweys supports desecretion of famous clerics tombs

The Islamist leader of Hizbul- Islam rebel group Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys supports Al-Shabaab’s action of desecrating the graves of revered clerics in the capital Mogadishu, arguing that it is un- Islamic to worship or build tombs inside mosques.Read More

Party drug miaow-miaow to be banned within weeks, Alan Johnson says

The "miaow-miaow" party drug will be banned within weeks, Alan Johnson said, as new figures showed that three times as many people might have died from its effects. Mephedrone, also known as MCAT, will be added to the list of illegal drugs before the general election, the Home Secretary said. Read the story

Mephedrone can cause impotence, warns expert

John Mann, professor of chemistry at Queen's University, Belfast, also said the drug should have been banned sooner.
His comments came as it was disclosed up to 27 people in the UK may have died from taking mephedrone, which is also known as plant food and ''miaow miaow''. Read More

Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class

From Kenya to Nigeria, South Africa to Rwanda, the pandemic is decimating the livelihoods of the once-stable workers who were helping ...