Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Jaamac Yaasiin Faarax oo ah xoghayaha guud ee UDUB oo ka hadlay shirka jaraa’id ayaa sheegay in warqad cabasho ah ay u gudbiyeen masuuliyiinta komishanka doorashada una sheegeen in afar gobol oo ka mid ah lixda gobol ee Somaliland lagu shubtay. Waxayna goboladaasi ku sheegeen Hargeysa, Togdheer, Sool iyo Sanaag.
HBM-SSC and Puntland state share among other things the unionist platform and to some degree clan affiliations. The possibility of them ironing their difference in a short time appears to be within reach as the point of contention is limited only to the establishment of SSC (Sool, Sanaag and Cayn regions) administrative region. HBM and Somaliland have no common ground to negotiate about because of the obsession of the latter on a secessionist agenda that has a minority audience in the Somali political circles.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
|28 Jun 28, 2010 - 3:34:30 PM |
In a few days’ time I will end my mission in Somalia and will join UN Headquarters for other activities. I have spent nearly three years working on your country with various national, regional and international brothers and colleagues. It has been a most interesting, intense period of my professional life and has helped me to know East Africa, the Horn and your country a little better. Today I retain the same enthusiasm as on my first day about my mission.
When I arrived to begin my work I had three things in mind. To start with, I felt, and I still feel, many affinities with the Somali people as I share various aspects of your background including an understanding of camels. On a personal basis, one of my best Mauritanian friends, who was also a school mate, married a Somali when they were both students in France. Finally, from my previous experience, I knew of the terrible impact along civil war can have on people’s culture and behaviour, but also their strong desire to survive to see peace return which generates sympathy for the concerned populations. Read More
28 Jun 28, 2010 - 4:53:47 PM
Spokesmen for both ministries were responding to news of the arrest in the U.S. of Hanoch Miller, an Israeli arms merchant, for allegedly illegal arms sales to Somalia, forging documents, money laundering and violating the UN arms embargo on Somalia.
A Defense Ministry spokesman said there is a ban on arms sales to Somalia and Miller did not have permission to sell arms there, and even if he had asked in Israel he would not have received such permission
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Please watch 50th Somali Independence Day in Minneapolis
Friday, 25 June 2010
DEG DEG: Ciidamada Puntland oo La Wareegay Sanaadiiqda Doorashada Somaliland oo La Geeyey Degmada Hadaaftimo
In Nairobi, the noise from the colourful plastic horns could be heard blaring from sports bars across the city. The final whistle blew a few minutes later and Ghana’s lead held up giving the underdog side the first African victory at the world’s largest football tournament in South Africa.
Fans from Cape Town to Cairo celebrated the success of Ghana – the only African team to win its opening match.Read More
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Augustine Mahiga, the Secretary-General's Special Representative and the head of the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), told UN Radio that promoting reconciliation and a more inclusive political process must be a priority in a country that has not had a functioning national government in two decades.Read More
Katumba made the remarks while receiving a batch of UPDF peace-keepers at the Entebbe International Airport.
The troops from Somalia headed to Singo military base. Wamala said they would stay there for a week before getting a pass for one-month's leave.Read More
Mahamed Abdalla Isaq hit by bullet April 10th 2010.
Mahamed Abdalla Isaq, 20 has been rushed to the hospital after he was hit by stray bullet in Mogadishu and he has been operated instantly and his right kidney was picked up.
He has been taken instantly to operation theatre of the hospital and he had been made surgeon telling to no one of his family.Read More
Hargeysa (RBC) Boqor Cismaan Maxamud Buurmadow oo ka mid ah odayaasha dhaqanka Somliland ayaa ugu baaqay dadweynaha inay ka qeybgalaan doorashada dhawaan ka dhacaysa Somaliland si nabadgelyo iyo deganaan ah.
Boqor Buurmadow ayaa shaley dadweyne ka mid ah taageerayaasha xisbiga mucaaradka ee Kulmiye kula hadlay fagaare ku yaalla magaalada Ceynaba, halkaasi oo masuuliyiin ka tirsan Kulmiye ay khudbado ka jeediyeen iyadoo ay ahayd maalintii ugu dambeysay ee ololaha xisbigaasi.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Congressman Payne, sub-committee chairman, and Congressman Smith, ranking
member, I thank you both for the opportunity to share my assessment of the situation in
the Horn of Africa and its implications for US policy.
I would like to focus my remarks primarily on the crisis in Somalia, which at present is
the most worrisome of the region’s many troubles. My remarks will mainly address
challenges of state-building and the Transitional Federal Government, and will only make
brief reference to other urgent policy issues in Somalia related to the humanitarian crisis
and security threats. I would like to underscore at the outset that Somalia’s crisis is very
much a part of a regional conflict complex. US policies aimed at resolving the Somali
crisis must be based on a regional strategy or they will not succeed.Read the full Report
BackgroundSool, Sanaag and Cayn (SSC) of Somalia are three regions claimed by both Somaliland and Puntland administrations. Somaliland’s claim is based on shared colonial experience whereas that of Puntland is based on shared genealogy. In this paper, my aim is to contribute ideas towards creating an atmosphere in which people from SSC(1) ( i.e. Dhulbahante) can reconcile their differences so that their input in any administration can bear fruit. The starting of this paper is that unionists in SSC who were not traditional supporters of the former armed opposition group, Somali National Movement, outnumber by far their pro-Somaliland cousins. The challenge for SSC unionists is to clarify if, by supporting Somali unity, they want to persuade other SSC pro-Somalilanders with whom they do not share clan affiliation to give up on secession and or if their unionism reflects the views of SSC clansmen and clanswomen. Read More
In a telephone interview from the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, the highly-respected cleric described the war against AMISOM un-Islamic.
"No matter whether they are infidels or not, but what we know is that the AU peacekeepers have come to Somalia under international agreement signed by the United Nations and the African Union and with the allowance of the Somali government, so fighting against them is illegal in accordance with the Sharia," the cleric said.
"The AU forces were called and hosted by the legitimate Somali government and we know that since their arrival they have been helping the Somali people. They are working to pacify the war-ravaged country so they must be supported," he added.
He called on the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militants and Hezbal Islam to lay down their arms and negotiate with the Somali government and its people.
"Somalis are war-weary and they don�t need prolonged fighting and instead they want peace and stability," the cleric stated.
"I am one of the great Somali clerics and I don�t support the continuation of the war in the country. The rebels must stop violence and the people must work with the Islamic government in Somalia which is working to implement Islamic law in the country," he added.
The call from the cleric comes as the leader of Hezbal Islam rebels Sheikh Hassan Dahri Aweys this week declared a long time war against AU peacekeepers in Somalia (AMISOM) and the country�s internationally-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG).
The militants have been fighting the TFG and AMISOM for the past three years and as a result, at least 22,000 Somali civilians were killed in the restive capital Mogadishu alone, where more than 1.5 million others have fled from their homes in the city.
|22 Jun 22, 2010 - 9:13:08 AM |
Mr. Salahudin Haji Abdirahman Maow, Chairman of one of the ONLF factions told reporters in Nairobi that the aim of the agreement which was signed in Germany was to benefit the population they represent.
“Our aim for this agreement is to elevate the suffering from the Somali people in Ethiopia, who have been oppressed for the last twenty seven years. The ceasefire would continue for three months,” he said.
Hussein Matan, the group’s army commander said they have informed their fighters to cease from any fire in respect to the agreement.
The agreement comes at the backdrop of denial by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi who said on May that his government has not inked any agreement with the ONLF, but pointed out that the said agreement was between the administration in Ethiopian-controlled Somali region and the group.
Admiral Mohammed Omar Osman, a senior ONLF leader has previously announced that his group would not ceasefire until the region is liberated from Ethiopian occupation.
The ONLF group, which was founded in 1984, is fighting to make the oil-rich Somali region of Ogaden in eastern Ethiopia an independent state and has warned foreign oil explorers against prospecting on its land.
Monday, 21 June 2010
In a press conference, electoral commission of Somaliland presentational election held in Hargeysa the capital of self declared republic said the registration made to somalilan civilians who want to vote for Somaliland presentational election 26 of June 2010 indicates above 1 million eligible voters.
The report from electoral commission of Somaliland presentational election comes six days before the election time which three parties are competing.
The three parties campaigning for Somaliland presentational election refused before former numbers of election voter which was 1,300,000 but it is not know how this presented number of voters could satisfy all the parties.
The campaigning of the election is its final face and every party tries to persuade the civilians to support and all parties pledged reformation.
For India, this looked like a done deal. In January this year the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zanawi, tackled the project with the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa. He asked for specific Indian funding for the various projects.
But the charismatic Tharoor is gone – he resigned after the IPL scandal – and India has dithered on funding the construction of railway lines to stretch 5,000 kilometres from Addis Ababa into various regions of Ethiopia. Consequently, China has stepped in and granted the country a multi-million pound loan… And, let’s be clear, the resulting goodwill likely to be shown to China will be vast.
At present (and I went there yesterday) the beautiful century-old railway station in Addis Ababa is covered in weeds after lying inactive for several years, and is also under threat because of a local street project
The Fund for Peace and Foreign Policy Magazine released their 2010 "Failed States Index", on Monday, ranking 177 countries to determine those most at risk of failure. The annual reportuses 12 metrics including security threats, economic implosion, human rights violations and refugee flows.Read More
Muqdisho (RBC) Ilo xog ogaal ah oo aad ugu dhow hogaamiyaha ururka Xisbul Islaam Sheekh Xasan Daahir Aweys ayaa shaaca ka qaaday in Sheekh Xasan uu baadi goobayo wadan uu ka helo deganaansho siyaasadeed si uu uga dhoofo magaalada Muqdisho oo uu hadda ku sugan yahay. Sarkaalkaasi oo naga codsaday inaan la magacaabin amaankiisa darteed ayaa intaa ku daray in Sheekh Xasan uu waday illaa labo usbuuc wada tashiyo hoose oo madaxda ururkiisu uu kula lahaa magaalada Muqdisho kuwaasi oo diirada lagu saaray culeyska siyaasadeed iyo midka militari ee isa soo taraya ee soo wajahay Xisbiga iyo siyaasada Sheekh Aweys.Sii Akhri
Somalia – Complex Emergency Situation Report #6, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA) OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA) Note: The last situation report was dated May 14, 2010.
Since 1991, widespread violence, endemic poverty, recurrent droughts, and floods have generated a complex emergency in Somalia. From December 2006 to January 2009, fighting between the Somalia Transitional Federal Government (TFG), backed by Ethiopian forces, and armed militias opposed to the TFG led to further deterioration in humanitarian conditions. Following January 2009 Ethiopian troop withdrawals, conflict between armed militia groups in Somalia continues to displace populations and limit access to affected areas. As a result, more than 594,000 Somali refugees have fled the country, and approximately 1.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), including long-term IDPs and individuals displaced by increased fighting since February 2007, remain uprooted within Somalia. Read More
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Speaking at the press conference to mark the world refugee’s day on June 20, The United Nations High Commissioner (UNHCR) country representative, Mr. Oluseyi Bajulaiye, said since 2005, the government offered Tanzanian citizenship to a small group of Somalis who fled in the country in the 1990s.
A statement from the group explained that the administration has appointed Ali Igal as the new commander who will be leading the group’s militia in the fight against rival Islamist groups.
“From today henceforth, Ali Igal is the general commander of Ahlu Sunnah fighters. He is the man who would lead in the fight against our rivals,” said Sheikh Mohammed Yussuf Hefow while reading the statement.Read More
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Somaliland and Puntland collude to discredit the leaders of SSC regions by associating them with terrorist organizations
Monday, 14 June 2010
14 Jun 14, 2010 - 11:39:23 AM
Sheikh Abdulkadir Haji Ahmed, the Chief of Hizbu Islam’s Mobilisation Officer in Beledweyne town, announced that his group resolved to join Al-Shabaab.
Talking to an audience, the sheikh recited verses of the Holy Koran, pointing to the need to unite the insurgents in Somalia.
“We are hereby declaring our resolve to unite with our fellow jihadists (holy warriors) in this strategic Hiran region,” said Sheikh Ahmed.
“Unity is certain to arouse strength.”
He urged other Islamists to take their example and join Al-Shabaab. “I am an elder and the sheikh of Hizbu Islam in this territory and I am leading you to unite with your fellow jihadists,” remarked Sheikh Ahmed amid chants of Allahu Akbar (God is Great) by those present at the ceremony.
SOURCE: DAILY NATION
Somalia: Hizbul Islam leader of Hiran region denies the claims their administration united with Al shabab.
Sabriye told RBC his administration is still working and will work.
The denial from the leader of Hizbul Islam in Hiran region came hours after one of officials of Hizbul Islam in Hiran region came said they joined to Al shabab after meeting discussed the unity of two administrations in the region.
Sheikh Shuriye Faarah Sabriye said it is possible that a person could join every group he prefers but he reiterates no unity between the two administrations in the region is there.
He added the move taken by one of their officials in the region will not affect administration of Hizbul Islam in Hiran region
Presidents Adan Abdulle Osman (1960 - 1967 (top)) and Abdirashid Ali Sharma'arke (1967 - 1969 (bottom))
Sunday, 13 June 2010
The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), which says it is fighting for autonomy for ethnic Somalis in the region on the border with Somalia, said the operation against them started on May 18.
It said in a statement on Friday that the offensive was launched in retaliation for a raid during which ONLF claimed to have captured a town previously controlled by the government.R ead More
Muqdisho(RBC)Wararka naga soo gaaraya magaalada Beled weeyne ee gobolka Hiiraan ayaa sheegaya in Maanta kulan ballaaran ay isugu yimaadeen mas’uuliyiin ka kala scotay Ururka Xisbul Islaam iyo Al-shabaab. kulankaas ayaa ahaa mid uu al baadada u xirnaa laakiin markii uu soo gabagaboobay ayaa waxaa saxaafadda la hadlay madaxa arrimaha Garsoorka ee Ururka Xisbul Islaam ee magaalada Beledweyne Shiikh Cabdulqaadir Axmed Xaaji oo sheegey in kulankii ay lahaayeen labada dhinac uu ka soo baxay heshiis ay u dhan yihiin.
Dowladda Soomaaliya oo heshiis qarsoodi ah kula gashay wadanka Holland in si qasab ah Muqdisho loogu celiyo qaxooti Soomaaliyeed oo ku sugan dalkeeda Holand
The clash, in the Hamarjajab district in the south of the capital, wounded 14.
"The clashes came after some of the government troops started to rob a civilian car and the police were trying to stop it," Abdullahi Moalim Kerow, a police officer, told reporters.Read More
After the long and persistent outcry of the Somali flag to her sons and daughters fell onto deaf ears, the scream for resurrection and the destiny- call of the quasi-moribund flag, our “Blugley,” was finally answered by an unexpected brave young man called K’naan. K’nan, unfortunately was pushed out of his country of birth at early age, as such, he did not experience the opportunity to enjoy the fervor and Read More
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
- Afhayeenka ku dhaqanka shareecada islaamka beelaha daarood sh,axmed c/laahi shanle ayaa ku tilmaamay hadalkii kasoo baxay madaxweynaha maamul goboleedka puntland c/raxmaan faroole mid ah nin daad qaaday xunbo Cuskay . Sh axmed shanle oo manta shir jaraa,id ku qabtay magaalada muqdisho ayaa shaaca ka qaaday in cadowga koowaad ee umada reer SSC uu yahay faroole iyo inta raacsan islamrkaana loo baahan yahay in dhab ah loola dagaalamo ,waa siduu hadalka u dhigaye
- Sii Akhri
Somaliland Election: A choice between a Continuation of an Ineffective Government and a Beginning of an Era of Hope and Opportunity
To: Merga Bekana, Charmian, National Election Board of Ethiopia
Re: Troubling 2010 Election results
Dear Tagai Merga,
I wanted to wait until the final counts were all in before sending this memo and I must say I've been troubled since we passed that 91% mark. I know I said that we need to win by an overwhelming majority. I know I said the numbers need to make a statement. But what the hell Mergish, 100%? Do I need to point out this puts us at an untenable position? Think of our supporters, both paid and unpaid. Have you thought about how difficult it will be for them to profess we won fair and square with a straight face? Don't get me wrong, I admire the execution of our strategy, but the results just stripped us off of the illusion of fairness we have so successfully demonstrated in the past. All that work is now gone to waste. I called Bereket to relate this concern. He is beside himself with surprise and joy and sounded dumbfounded when I expressed irritation at his jubilation. He is minister of Information for MedhaniAlem's sake . . . of propaganda no less. Must I break this down for him? Douche bag! This is why he can't replace me when I retire at the end of my term; wink, wink.Read More
“Waxaa la yaab leh, in duulaan iyo boob lagu hayo dhulka Daarood, waad ogtihiin saaka anagu Burco duulaan kuma nihin, Hargeysana duulaan kuma nihin, dhinacan kale ee Mudug, Dagaari duulaan kuma nihin, Hobyana sidoo kale, ee maxay tahay sababta dhulkanaga duulaanka loogu soo yahay”. ayuu yiri Nabadoon Yaasiin Cabdi Samad.
Taageerayaasha UDUB oo Maanta Fagaaraha Beerta Xoriyada Uga Dareeray Xoghayaha UDUB Jaamac Yaasiin (Warbixin & Sawiro)
Subaxnimadii hore ee saaka ayaa taageerayaashu is kugu soo baxeen goobaha loogu talo galay isku soo baxyada, waxaana saaka dadweynahaas kala hadlay fagaaraha Beerta xoriyada wasiiro ay ka mid yihiin wasiirka Duulista iyo hawada Cali Maxamed Warancade iyo Wasiirka Maaliyada Mr:- Cawil iyo waliba xog hayaha guud ee xisbiga UDUB Jaamac Yaasiin sidoo kale waxaa isna halkaasi ka hadlay gudoomiyaha ololaha doorashooyinka Cismaan Hindi.
Monday, 7 June 2010
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Wardheernews.com Got it Wrong:
President Sharif Did not Hire Hiiraan Online or Ahmed Gure
June 06, 2010
By glancing the fictitious letter a mere five minutes, even a grade six student would have figured out the forgery nature of the letter that wardheernews blesses with a biased commentary. Read More
Bad Bedfellows and corruption of Journalism
June 05 , 2010
Written by Scott Stewart
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Somalia: Islamists cut telecommunication in central region
DHUSAMAREB, June 6, 2010 (Mareeg)—Alhu Suna Waljama’a moderate Islamist group has cut the telecommunications of Dhusamareb, the provincial capital of Galgadud region in central Somali, witnesses said on Sunday.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
There was a brief shoot-out with the seven pirates before they were captured, he added.
The pirates seized the 15,000-tonne ship, MV QSM Dubai, in the Gulf of Aden in the early hours of Wednesday. Read More
Ethiopia's ruling party has already staged a victory rally in Addis Ababa to mark their satisfaction with the elections held last Sunday. The official results will not be announced until 21 June. But it is already clear that Meles Zenawi's Ethiopian People's Democratic Revolutionary Party (EPRDF) has seen off the opposition parties in no uncertain terms.
The shock of 2005
Is this a surprise? Not really. The big surprise occurred five years ago when the Ethiopian electorate threw caution to the wind and voted in their millions for a change of government. But they did not secure victory and the bold democratic experiment ended in violent protests and bloodshed. Opposition supporters were harassed and intimidated. Amongst opposition politicians there were bitter recriminations. Many endured imprisonment. Some chose exile. Judging from the results of the latest contest, it was not an experience that many wanted to repeat.Read More
Ethiopian journalist and democracy activist Abebe Gellaw has worked for the Ethiopian Herald, the only English daily in the country, and is a founding editor of Addis Voice, an online journal in English and Amharic that focuses on Ethiopia. The visiting scholar at Stanford is currently working on a book, Ethiopia Under Meles: Why the Transition from Military Rule to Democracy Failed.
He has an op-ed piece, "Ethiopia's Embarrassing Elections," in Monday's Wall Street Journal.
He spoke to the Stanford News Service about the election.
What are the implications of Meles Zenawi's win for human rights in Ethiopia?
Religion is central to life in Ethiopia, as it is in the rest of Africa. But it is of a very different type. Neighbouring Kenya became Christian just over a century ago. Its Christianity still has a stripped-down missionary flavour. The Amhara and Tigray regions of Ethiopia, by contrast, were Christian long before St Augustine of Canterbury landed in England. The Band Aid anthem to raise money for Ethiopian famine victims in 1984 was in some ways ill-judged: of course they knew it was Christmastime.Read More
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
he US Supreme Court has ruled that it will not halt a lawsuit by alleged torture victims against former Somali Prime Minister Mahamed Ali Samantar. The original lawsuit was filed by Somalis living in the US under 1991's Torture Victim Protection Act.
A federal judge had originally ruled that Mr Samantar was entitled to diplomatic immunity. Read More
press conference that his regime will "soon sign an agreement" with the
Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has no basis in reality and is
intended to mislead the international community in general and foreign oil
firms in particular. The ONLF wishes to make clear that we have not been,
and currently are not, in discussions with this regime. The ONLF has
maintained a principled position that any negotiations with this regime
can only take place under the auspices of the international community in a Read More
Radio RBC, Mogadishu
Bossaso (Radio RBC )-Elders of Bari region in Puntland state have condemned yesterday the offensive which Ethiopian troops have taken last week to Buhodle district and killed many Somali innocent people .
The elders held yesterday press conference in Bossaso, the capital Bari region and said that they call Ethiopian government to stop interfering Somali internal affairs and also to keep the existence of Somali border.
Abdi Asis Afgudud, one of the elders who spoke to the reporters in the place they held the press conference have said what makes peace is good neighborhood and added that they again are calling Ethiopian government to keep good neighborhood. Read More
The fighting caused more casualties reached to Somali civilians in the area.
Somali transitional federal interior junior minister, A/rashid Mahamed Hiddig, has held press conference in Djibouti, the capital of Djibouti republic, and condemned Ethiopian government that its troops entered Somali territory aggressively and added that Ethiopia has broken the law of borders and has done more operations inside Somalia having no permission.
Somalia: Ahlu Sunna and Al-shabab fight in Dusamareb townMogadishu (RBC Radio)-Fighters loyal to Al-shabab clashed with other Fighters belong to Ahlusunna in some of Dusamareb town, the capital of galgadud region.
The clashes happened in the residents known as Mareer guur and Godoon which lie about 45km to Dusamareb town.
The reports say that the fighting caused many innocent people dead thought it is not clear how many people have died. Read More
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
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