Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Saraakiisha Hoggaanka SSC Oo La Heshiisiiyey Kadib Khilaaf Horey U Dhexmaray

Buuhoodle (RBC Radio):- Heshiis ayaa la dhex dhigay Saraakiisha sar sare ee Hoggaanka SSC, waxaana heshiiskani uu ahaa mid gebi ahaanba lagu baabi’inayey khilaaf soo jiray oo ka dhaxeeyay maamulka hoggaankaasi.
Waxgarad ka soo jeeda deegaanada Sool, Sanaag iyo Ceyn qaarkood ayaa isku howlay in ay xaliyaan khilaaf siyaasadeed oo soo kala dhexgalay Saraakiisha SSC, waxaana dadaal badan kadib ay ku guuleysteen in ay xal nabadeed ka gaareen dhinacyada is faham darradu ka dhaxeysay maalintii shalay ahayd gelinkii dambe.
Munaasabad lagu heshiisiinayey Saraakiisha uu u dhaxeeyay khilaafku ayaa ka dhacdey gobolka Ceyn, waxaana ka soo qeyb galay heshiisiintooda inta badan Hoggaanka SSC oo uu ka dhex muuqdo Hoggaamiyahooda Saleebaan Xagla-toosiye, iyo Saraakiil farabadan oo qaarkood Puntland jagooyin ka soo qabtey haddase xubno ka ah SSC.Sii iAkhr

Somali Government Denies Ethiopia Sent Troops into Somalia

Somalia's Transitional Federal Government is denying reports that Ethiopian troops have taken the town of Beledweyn from al-Shabab militants in the central Hiran region. A government spokesman says there is no Ethiopian military presence in Somalia.

Somali government spokesman Mohamed Nor Dabaashe issued a statement Tuesday refuting eyewitness reports that hundreds of Ethiopians soldiers carried out operations against al-Shabab militants around Beledweyne in recent days, and have entered the strategic town near the Ethiopian-Somali border.
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Uganda awaits US funds to send troops to Somalia: army

Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:18am GMT
 
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KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda is waiting for U.S. funding to send up to 10,000 extra troops to the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia, Uganda's Chief of Defence Forces General Aronda Nyakairima told the Daily Monitor on Tuesday.
"We can even call up to 10,000 but that will depend on whether the United States supports us or not," he said.
Only Uganda and Burundi have contributed troops for Somalia despite repeated requests by the EU- and U.S.-funded AU.Read More

SOMALIA: A day in the life of a Mogadishu paramedic


31 Aug 2010 14:18:14 GMT
Source: IRIN
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NAIROBI, 31 August 2010 (IRIN) - The LifelineAfrica ambulance service was launched in Mogadishu [ http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=83931 ] in December 2008 by two men who realized that trauma cases often died of blood loss before reaching hospital. Almost 18 months after IRIN first spoke to the founders, we asked Ismail Mohamed how he and his colleagues were coping as fighting in the Somali capital entered its ninth day. NationLink, a telecommunications company, funds the service. The crew of three per ambulance has no set shifts. "You could end up working 24 hours with very little rest. It depends how bad the situation is. For example, this week, the longest break I've had is now [talking to IRIN on the telephone]," Mohamed said. People call a central number - 777 - and the base guides the ambulance crew to the scene. "Once we are in the general area people will come out and lead us to the house where the injured may be."
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Sharm'arke iyo Shariifka oo mar kale ay ka dhex tolantay


Madaxweynaha dowladda federaalka Sheekh Shariif iyo R/Wasaarihiisa Cumar Cabdirashiid ayuu mar kale ka dhex qarxay khilaaf aan guntiisa la ogey inta uu gaariisan yahay, waxaana warar ku dhowdhow labada mas'uul ay sheegayaan in khilaafkoodu ku saleysan yahay Cumar C/rashiid oo doonaya in dastuurkii dhowaan ay soo bandhigeen guddigii loo xilsaaray dejinta dastuurka cusub in lagu ansixiyo shirweyne lagu qabto Garoowe, wuxuuna sidoo kale soo jeediyey Sharma'arke in maadaama ay dowladda hadda jirtaahi wax ka qaban weysay xaaladda dhinaca ammaanka ah ee wadanka gaar ahaan Muqdisho in ay fursad siiyaan ciddii kale ee qabta in ay xaaladda wax ka qaban karto, isagoo sheegay in dhaqaalaha lagu qabanayo shirka ka dhacaya Garoowe ay balanqaadeen in ay bixinayaan beesha caalamka.Sii Akhri

Monday, 30 August 2010

Fire guts Kisekka Market

Kampala

Police closed Kisekka Market yesterday after fire engulfed over 40 shops and destroyed property worth billions. The fire that started from the western wing of the market is said to have been caused by an electrical short circuit, according to the police.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Mr Andrew Sorowen, said “We highly suspect that fire was started by an electrical spark because there are no restaurants at the wing of danger to suggest [fire from a] charcoal stove.”                       Kiseka market vendors trying to put out the raging fire. Photo by Joseph Kiggundu...                                                          
He said the market will remain closed until all lost property is recorded and genuine owners identified to eliminate thieves. “We have arrested about five suspects attempting to grab property from shops,” Mr Sorowen said. Kisekka Market is the second largest market in Kampala and employs about 7,000 people. Read More

The REAL Al-Shabab in action



Al-Shabab guerrillas cheered by Mogadishu residents, Oct. 30, 2009.
 
On the afternoon of Aug. 24, 2010, the militant Somali group Al-Shabab launched a surprise attack on a hotel in central Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the Muna Hotel, a hotel in Mogadishu frequented by government and military officials and located in the zone controlled and guarded by the Uganda-led African Union peacekeeping force, AMISOM.

It was the most serious suicide bomb attack in any part of Africa since the July 11, 2010 bomb blasts in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

The nature of this attack in Mogadishu offers investigators, the media and other observers a further batch of clues into the July bomb blasts in Kampala in which 76 people are reported to have died.

At the time and long after, Al-Shabab is widely believed to have been the mastermind of the Kampala bombings. The Uganda Record was the only news media that questioned this widely-held belief. 

Strange confessions of the Ugandan terror suspects


An alleged bomber breaks down during the Aug. 11 CMI press conference in Kampala. Next to him is CMI head, Brig. James Mugira.
 
On Aug. 11, 2010, the Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI) of the Ugandan army, Brig. James Mugira, called a press conference during which several young Ugandan men confessed to having been the hands that set off the deadly bombings in Kampala on the night of July 11, 2010.

Edrisa Issa Luyima, Haruna Hassan Luyima and Edrisa Nsubuga asked Ugandans for forgiveness and explained their motive for the attacks.

"I am very sorry for the loss of life. I was hesitant to pick on Ugandans. My target was the Americans, who I think are responsible for the suffering in the world. I am very sorry to the people, who knew me," said Issa Luyima, who was described as the mastermind of the bombings.Read More

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Mortar Kills AU Peacekeepers in Somalia

Somali Government forces take up a position during clashes with Al-Shabaab insurgents, Mogadishu, 25 Aug 2010
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Somali Government forces take up a position during clashes with Al-Shabaab insurgents, Mogadishu, 25 Aug 2010

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A mortar attack on the presidential palace in the Somali capital has killed at least four African Union peacekeepers and critically wounded nine others. For the past week, the peacekeeping force, protecting the country's U.N.-backed government in Mogadishu, has been battling a new round of attacks by al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants.
Failed attack
According to the spokesman of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, Barigye Ba-Hoku, a mortar round fired from an al-Shabab position near the presidential palace exploded near a contingent of Ugandan peacekeepers guarding the palace compound, also known as Villa Somalia.

Ba-Hoku called the mortar strike a "lucky hit" for the al-Qaida-linked militants, who are battling to overthrow Somalia's weak, U.N.-backed government and to force the withdrawal of the peacekeeping force
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Meydka Akari AMISON oo lagu jiiday wadoiidamoyinka muqdisho xili uu socdo dagaal xoogan(Daawo sawirka )


Meydka Askari ka tirsan ciidanka Burundo ayaa maanta lagu soo bandhigay wadooyinka Baar Ubax iyo Jidka Sodonka ay gacanta ku hayaan ciidanka AlshbaabSii Akhri

Hogaanka dagaalka dowlada oo la wareegeen hogaamiyaasha kooxaha Muqdisho


Ciidamaad AMISON ayaa amarka dagaalka dowlada kuw areejiyey hogaamiyaasha kooxaha Muqdisho iyadoona ciidamada hadda tooska dagaalka ugu jira yihiin kuwa ka amar qaato ciidamadii Muuse ,Maxamed Dheere ,Qanyare ,Indhacade iyo Cadqeybdiid
Ciidamadii hogaamiysha dagaalka ee Muqdisho ayaa xiligaan ciidamadoode keentay dhamana goobaha dagaalka iyadoona hub kii dowladana lagu wareejiyey waxaana la soo warinayaan in AMISON ay xiligaan dagaalka iskula jiraan hogaamiyasha dagaalka Muqdisho oo iyagu cadaawtinimo gaamuurtay kala dhaxeeyo xoogag islaamiyiinta dagaalka wado Soomaaliya oo dhowrsano ka hor kula dagaalamayeen wadooyinka MuqdishoSii Akhri

Khasaare Xoog Leh Oo Ciidamada Puntland Maanta ka Soo Gaaray Dagaal Galgala Ka Dhacay

8 ka tirsan ciidamada Puntland ayaa maanta lagu dilay dagaal ka dhacay duleedka magaalada Galgala, kadib markii ay ciidamada Puntland ay weerar ku qaadeen fariisimada ay degan yihiin ciidamada wax iska caabinta ee Sheen Maxamed Siciid Atam.

warku wuxuu intaas ku darayaa in ay jiraan dhaawacyo soo gaaray ciidamada Puntland, iyadoo taliyihii ciidamadaas la sheegay in uu qabo dhaawac halis ah.

ciidanka weerarka qaaday ayaa la sheegay in ay ahaayeen ciidan khaash ah oo ka kooban Istaafyada Wasiirada Warsangeli ee gulufka colaadeed kula jira ciidamada Sheekh Atam, waxaana la xaqiijinayaa in ay ciidamda dhintay qaar ka tirsani ay ahaayeen ilaalada gaarka ah ee Wasiirka Arrimaha Gudaha Jen. Ilko Jiir iyo Wasiir ku xigeenka Amniga Cabdi Jamaal.Sii Akhri

Israel rabbi calls for 'plague' on Mahmoud Abbas

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of Shas, spoke out as Middle East talks are poised to begin in Washington.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (file pic, 2002)Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's words were condemned as "deeply offensive"
A senior rabbi from a party within Israel's coalition government has called for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to "vanish from our world".
The United States condemned the remarks as "deeply offensive".
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu distanced himself from the comments with a statement saying that his government wanted peace with the Palestinians.
The attack on Mr Abbas, delivered in the rabbi's weekly sermon, also prompted chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat to condemn the remarks as "an incitement to genocide".
Mr Erakat urged the Israeli government "to do more about peace and stop spreading hatred", the AFP news agency reported.Read More

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Somalia: Mogadishu Calm after Six Days of Fighting

There is no fighting between the Al-shabab rebel militias and the transitional Federal Government forces. However, some of the Al-shabab elements are throwing grenades at some of the estates in the Hodan and Howlwadag areas
Mogadishu (Sunatimes) The situation in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu can today be described as a little calm after six consecutive days of fighting.
There is no fighting between the Al-shabab rebel militias and the transitional Federal Government forces. However, some of the Al-shabab elements are throwing grenades at some of the estates in the Hodan and Howlwadag areas.
The African Union peacekeepers have also set a new temporary base at Dabka building near the strategic road of Makah-Al-Mukaramah.
Some of the residents of Mogadishu are still fleeing their houses in the areas where the conflict between TFG forces and Al-shabab militants have been taking place.Read More

Ciidamada Ethiopia oo Ku Qulqulaya Xuduuda Soomaaliya

Addis Ababa (RBC) Wararka ka imaanaya degaanada xuduuda Soomaaliya iyo Ethiopia ayaa sheegaya in guutooyin ka mid ah ciidamada militariga Ethiopia ay ka soo talaabeen xuduuda dhinaca Feerfeer iyagoo ku sii qulqulaya gudaha Soomaaliya.
Ciidamada Ethiopianka ayaa maalmihii ugu dambeeyey ka gudbayey magaalooyinka Ceelwaaq iyo Beledxaawo iyagoo ku sii jeeda dhinaca gobolada Gedo iyo Bakool.
Wargeyska Addis Neger ee ka so baxa magaalada Addis Ababa ayaa qoray in 1,000 askari oo ka tirsan militariga Ethiopia ay toddobaadkan gaareen Ceelwaaq iyo Beledxaawo, kuwaasi oo ku hubeysan gawaarida dagaalka iyo kuwa ciidamada.
Wargeysku wuxuu sheegay in horey xuduuda Soomaaliya ay u joogeen 6,000 askari oo Ethiopian ah kuwaasi oo ka wardhowryey isbedelada dhinaca amniga ee gudaha Soomaaliya, gaar ahaan dagaalada sii xoogeysnaya ee u dhexeeya dowlada ku meel gaarka iyo xoogaga Xarakada Shabaab.
Sii Akhri 

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Sheekh Atam Oo Soo Dhoweeyey Haddii Madaxweynaha iyo Ku Xigeenka Puntland Ay Xilka Iska Dhiibaan In Dhinacoodu Dagaalka Ay Joojin Doono

War maanta ka soo baxay Xafiiska Sheekh Maxamed Siciid Atam ayuu ku sheegay in uu soo dhoweynayo bayaanka reer Abu Dabay ay ugu baaqayaan Madaxweynaha Puntland iyo Ku-xigeenkiisa in ay xilka iska tuumiyaan, maadaama ay ku fashilmeen siday wax u maamuli lahaayeen.

Wadaadka oo aan khadka telefoonka kula xiriiray ayaa weydiiyey sababta kaliftay in uu bayaankaas ayido, wuxuuna iigu jawaabay "Mandiqadan waxay aheyd mid nabadeed, weligayna halkan waan joogi jiray anigoo aan wax dhibaato ah ummadda u geysan, laakiin markii uu xukunka qabtay Madaxweynaha iyo Ku xigeenkiisa hadda la doortay waxay abuureen waxa hadda dhacaya, dagaalkuna ma noqon doono mid istaaga inta uu Faroole iyo C/samad Cali Shire ay ummadda hortaagan yihiin"Sii Akhri

Dilal Kale oo Maanta Ka Dhacay Magaalada Boosaaso

Boosaaso (RBC) Dilal hor leh ayaa maanta iyo xaley gudaha magaalada Boosaaso loogu geystey dad kala duwan oo ku sugnaa magaalada.
Barqanimadii maanta ayaa askari ka tirsan ciidamada amniga magaalada waxaa toogasho ku dilay niman hubeysan oo aan la garan. Dilka askariga ayaa ka dhacay wadada suuqa caanaha ee bartamaha magaalada Boosaaso.
Sida ay RBC u sheegeen goob joogayaal waxaa askariga la dilay uu ku lebisnaa dharka ciidanka ee tuutaha markii la tooganayey. Dadkii dilkaasi geystey ayaa ka baxsaday goobta.Sii Akhri

Gen, Tuutaweyne Oo Dhaawiciisa Loo Duuliyey Dubai

Dubai (RBC Radio):- Warar aanu ka helayno ilo xog ogaal ah oo ku sugan dalka Imaaraadka Carabta ayaa sheegaya in Taliyihii Ciidamada Daraawiishta Puntland Gen, Siciid Cabdi Faarax (Tuutaweyne) oo ku soo dhaawacmey dagaaladii Galgala ku dhexmaray Ciidamada Puntland iyo kuwa Maxamed Siciid Atam loo duuliyey magaalada Dubai ee dalka Imaaraadka Carabta.
Dhaawaca Gen, Siciid Tuutaweyne ayaa lagu hayey gudaha magaalada Garowe ee caasimada Puntland halkaasi oo lagu daweynayey, waxaana wararku intaa ku darayaan in dhaawaca Sarkaalkaasi uu ka soo daray isla markaana wax looga qaban waayey gudaha dalka, taasi oo sababtay in loo duuliyo magaalada Dubai ee Isutaga Imaaraadka Carabta si halkaasi loogu soo daweeyo.Sii Akhri

15 dead in fresh clashes in Somalia

At least 15 civilians died and 25 others were wounded in a heavy fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu overnight, officials said Saturday. The clashes are between Islamist insurgents Al-Shabaab, and the weak Western-backed government, backed by African Union peacekeepers.  Fighting
"We have so far collected 25 wounded people since last night," Ali Muse Sheikh, head of Mogadishu ambulances told German Press Agency Saturday. Read More

Abdifatah Sheikh Abdillahi – the Character Behind the Mask


By Mohamed Awale Kahin
August 28, 2010

What was the purpose of the U.S. visit of Mr. Abdifatah Sh. Abdillahi, the chairman of the Ethiopian Somali Peoples Democratic Party (ESPDP)? Was the underlying purpose of the visit to rally support among the Diaspora community, or to drive a wedge between the Somali communities in the U.S. on clan lines? These are some of the pertinent, although troubling questions raised by the Somali Diaspora communities in Washington, Minneapolis, San Diego and Seattle, who were baffled by the bizarre behavior of the chairman, Abdifatah Sh. Abdillahi.

Getting to know Mr. Abdifatah

Abdifatah Sh. Abdillahi
Abdifatah Sh. Abdillahi
Mr. Abdifatah is a political novice who would turn every stone to move up fast in the political ladder or help members of his family accumulate ill-gotten wealth. It is widely believed that a hefty payoff to some corrupt EPRDF’s advisors in the region saved Abdifatah’s political collapse after the latter embezzled over 12 million Ethiopian Birr, which was budgeted for printing of books for primary schools (His deputy at that time is still in prison for crimes that Abdifatah’s name was written all over). When he was the head of Regional Education Bureau, the bulk of contracts for construction of schools were awarded to his own father's (sheikh Abdillahi, aka Sheikh Abdillahi Yare) numerous construction and trading firms, which at times made the charade of competing against one another.
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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Hitler: Jewish and African?

Hitler: Jewish and African?By Bev Spritzer
August 24, 2010

 The Fuhrer


Hitler may not have been quite as pure-bred as he would have liked us to think.

In research for the Flemish-language magazine Knack, journalist Jean-Paul Mulders and historian Marc Vermeeren traced Hitler`s living relatives in his native Austria, as well as the United States, with a very interesting outcome.

“The results of this study are surprising,” said Ronny Decorte, a geneticist interviewed by Knack. “Hitler would not have been happy.”

According to geneticists, there are groups of chromosomes called haplogroups that they refer to as genetic fingerprints; these “fingerprints” are what help classify populations, Haaretz reported.
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Madaxweyne Ku Xigeenka Puntland Oo Xalay Dhexe Seexday Magaalada Laga Qaxay ee Galgala, Halkaasoo Uu Kula Hadlay Ciidamo Ka Soo Gadooday Dagaalka Deegaanka Galgala.


389 ka tirsan ciidamada Daraawiishta Puntland ayaa shalay ka soo gadooday fariisimadii ay ku lahaayeen togga Sugure ilaa duleedka magaalada Galgala, kuwaasoo ka cabanaya daryeel xumo, qarxyo miino, dhimasho, dhaawac iyo daawo la'aan soo food saartay mudadii bisha ku dhoweyd ee ee ay dagaalka kula jireen ciidamada wadaadka lagu magacaabo Maxamed Siciid Atam.

Madaxweyne ku xigeenka Puntland C/samad Cali Shire iyo wefdi uu hogaaminayo ayaa shalay u kicitimay deegaanka Galgala iyo fariisimada ciidamada, waxayna xooga saareen siday dib ugu celin lahaayeen ciidamada gadoodka muujiyey, wadahaal uga furmay geedaha Canjeelka ah ee ku yaal tuulada Karin Madaxweynaha iyo ciidamada gadooday ayaa wadahadal mudo 5 saacadood soconayey uu halkaas ku dhex maray, sarkaal u hadlay ciidamada ayaa muujiyey in dhibaatooyin badan ay qabaan ciidamadu, taasoo sababtay in aysan sii wadi doonin dagaal ka dhan ah wax uu ugu yeeray Falaagada buuraha ku dhuumaaleysaneysa.Sii Akhri

AMISON iyo Hagaanka sare ee dowlada oo shaki xoogan soo kala dhax galay iyo dagaakii ciidamada dowlada oo qaabiil loo dagaal galinaayo

AMISON iyo Hagaanka sare ee dowlada oo shaki xoogan soo kala dhax galay iyo dagaakii ciidamada dowlada oo qaabiil loo dagaal galinaayo
Hogaanka sare Dowlada Soomaliya iyo Saraakiisha sar sare ee AMISON ayaa waxaa soo kala dhax galay qilaaf xoogan kadib markii looga shakiyey dowlada iyo xoogaga islamaiyiinta in uu ka dhaxeeyo xiriir hoose ee keenay in hubka ay ku dagalamayaan intoobadan uu noqday hubkii dhawaan dowlada Soomaliya loogu deeqay iyadoona la sheegay xataa sirta dagaalka in ay gudbiyaan madaxda sar sare ee Dowlada
Masuul sare oo ka tirsan dowlada kana gaabsaday in la shaaciyo ayaa sheegay in madaxweynaha iyo qaar badan oo ka tirsan dowlada looga shakisanyahay in ay la shaqeyaan xoogaga Alshabaab kuwaa oo siiyo baa lagu yiri war bixinta dhaqaalo iyo hub casri .
Kala shakinta dowlada iyo saraakiisha AMISON ayaa timid kal hore sidoow noo sheegay masuulka sar sare iyadoona madaxweynah lagu eedeeye ciidankiisa gaarka ahaa ee xiligii maxkamadaha ay xiligaan yihiin kuwa dagaalka kula jira dowlada ee taageersan xoogaga AlshabaabSII Akhri

Somalia: Frozen Warfare in Mogadishu [Intelligence Brief #2]




By: Dr. Michael A. Weinstein

An independent source on the ground in Mogadishu confirms and expands on the intelligence on the balance of power in the city provided by the source for this writer’s “Intelligence Brief” posted on Garoweonline on August 5. Based on observations made outside the enclave in Mogadishu controlled by Somalia’s internationally-recognized Transitional Federal Government (T.F.G.), which is protected by an African Union peacekeeping mission (AMISOM), the source concludes that the revolutionary Islamist movement Harakat al-Shabaab Mujahideen (H.S.M.), which seeks to displace the T.F.G. and AMISOM, remains dominant, whereas its adversaries remain militarily ineffective.

Specifically the source reports that AMISOM forces frequently fire on the T.F.G. soldiers who accompany them and have a “complete unwillingness” to dismount from their armored personnel carriers, insuring their “fundamental failure” at a military level. The source adds that militias controlled by the faction of the Sufi Islamist movement Ahlu Sunna wal-Jama’a (A.S.W.J.) that is partially aligned with the T.F.G. against H.S.M. have only between 250 and 300 fighters, and three battlewagons on the ground. Read More

Somalia: Can "Somaliland" become an independent state? [Part Two]

(Part Two)
by Qasim Hirsi Farah**
Former Presidential Candidate for Somalia, 2004

Continuation from Part One:
      Part Two: Evaluating Somaliland’s quality and quantity, there is no sign of progress leading her to statehood. Even though citizens are generous, patriotic, sincere, united, and activists in tying diplomacy connections (the latter attribute is exclusive to the Isaqs), it seems unachievable for them to separate from Somalia. Down tracking to the point, none of the stipulations narrated in part one has been found in Somaliland. To break it down, let me begin with the definition of her population:
    * Somaliland do not have fixed population: despite lack of any census over the last two decades, Somaliland advocators state that her population is approximately 3.4 million persons. However, they rely on no official census. As a matter of fact, there have never been a random statistics ever conducted since 1988 when the Somali national census was conducted.1 In that census, the population of the North-West Somali regions – the today’s self-styled state of Somaliland was estimated to be 2.2 Million.2 Right after that census, more or less all the population of Somaliland evacuated the country to Ethiopia, Djibouti and other countries. Hitherto, approximately half of the above stated population have not yet returned to the country. Many still remain in Dul’ad and Hashin refugee camps in Ethiopia or surrounding nomadic communities. Many others finally succeeded in reached for re-settlement in some other continents of the world (by land, sea or air). Added that, as a matter of fact, is that such long lasting emigration still continues, where almost everybody is on journey to anywhere in the globe just to escape from the hell-fire going on in Somalia/Somaliland.Read More

Galgala:D/Puntland oo beenisay in Ciidamo katirsan kuwa Dawladu ay dhanka Atam u goosteen.

Galgala:(Allpuntland)-Madaxweyne xigeenka dawlada Puntland ee Soomaaliyeed Jen,Cabdisamed Cali Shire ayaa beeniyey Warar maalmihii lasoo dhaafay la’isla dhexmarayey oo sheegayey in Tobonaan katirsan ciidamada Amaanka ee dawlada Puntland ay u goosteen xagga Malayshiyaad Hogaamiyaha ay Puntland ku eedayso inuu Xiriir dhow la leeyahay Alshabaab ee Atam,Waxaana uu madaxweyne xigeenku uu wararkaas ku tilmaamay kuwo been abuur ah oo lasoo dhoodhoobay.

Jen,Cabdisamed Cali Shire ayaa sheegey in Ciidamada Dawlada Puntland aysan marna ka suurtoobin falalka noocaas oo kale ah,waxaana uu sheegey in Ciidamadiisa ay ka go’antahay inay qaranka u shaqeeyaan islamarkaasna hortaagnaadaan cidkasta oo wada falal Amnixumo oo dalka khalkhal ku abuuraysa.Sii Akhri

Galgala:Madaxweyne Xigeenka Puntland & Saraakiil Weli kusugan Galgala lanahadashaday Ciidamada Halkaas jooga…(Warbixin). 26. august 2010

Galgala:(Allpuntland)-Madaxweyne Xigeenka dawlada Puntland ee Soomaaliyeed Jen,Cabdisamed Cali Shire & Tiro kamid ah Wasiirada & Hay’adaha kaladuwan ee Quseeya Amaanka & Arimaha Ciidan ee Puntland ayaa 24-kii saac ee lasoo dhaafay kusugnaa Jiida Dagaalka ee Galgala halkaas oo ay kulamo Xasaasi ah kula lahaayeen Waxgaradka deegaanadaas & Ciidamada kaladuwan ee Mudadii lasoo dhaafay kusugnaa Jiida Galgala.

Jen,Cabdisamed Cali Shire & madaxda kale ee safarka ku wehelisa ayaa xalay & Maantaba khubadbado kaladuwan oo xasaasi ah ujeedisay Ciidamada kaladuwan ee Jiida dagaalkas kusugan,waxaana ay ku gubaabiyeen inay ka qeybqaataan Amniga dalka islamarkaasna ay la dagaalamaan Kooxda Alshabaab ee kusugan weli meelo kamid ah Bariga fog ee Puntland.

Sii Akhri

Liiska masuuliyiinta M/weynaha Somaliland magacaabay iyo Hay’ado cusub oo uu soo kordhiyay

Khamiis, 26 August 2010 (HOL)- Madaxweynaha Somaliland ayaa soo saaray Liiska Magacyada masuuliyiin uu u magacaabay xilal kala duwan oo dhawaanahanba la hadal hayay in uu magacaabayo.

Madaxweynuhu wuxuu Hay’adihii jiray ku soo kordhiyay saddex Hay’adood oo kala ah, Gudiga Ilaalinta Tayada (Quality control Commission), Gudiga Diwaanka Sakada  iyo Gudiga la-dagaalanka musuqmaasuqa iyo illaalinta dawlad wanaagga.

Warsaxaafadeed uu ku saxeexnaa Afhayeenka Madaxtooyada Cabdilaahi Maxamed Daahir (Cukuse), ayaa waxa uu u dhignaa sidan;Read More

Nine years' jail for NZ's only aircraft hijacker(Somalian Women)

By David Clarkson

Refugee Asha Ali Abdille has been jailed for nine years for New Zealand’s only aircraft hijacking which terrified passengers and crew and ended a pilot’s career.
The 36-year-old, a refugee from the horrors of Somalia who never fitted into New Zealand society, will not be considered for parole until she has served six years.
She has already been in custody for two-and-a-half years since her arrest after the Air National plane landed at Christchurch Airport after the hijacking on February 8, 2008.
Crown prosecutor Pip Currie told the High Court in Christchurch: “The kidnapping of innocent air passengers and flight crew must be met with a strong response from the courts. The community expects nothing less.”
The crown had asked for a sentencing starting point of 15 years and Justice Christine French increased that by a year because of Abdille’s record of anti-social behaviour. She has 27 previous convictions and she was on bail for threatening to kill and possession of a weapon at the time of the hijacking.Read More

Mother, 6 kids killed in Somali violence

Somali government soldiers take up positions during clashes with Al Shabab in southern Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday, August 26, 2010.
Heavy clashes between al-Shabab fighters and Somali government troops have claimed seven more lives on the fourth day of violence in the conflict-torn capital.


A mother and her six sons were caught in the crossfire and killed on Thursday, brining the death toll in Mogadishu to over 100 since fighting broke out on Monday.

Another 15 people were injured as the two sides exchanged heavy artillery and mortar fire near the Bakara market, where many businesses have decided to close shops. Read More

Turkish foreign policy The great mediator

Sometimes Turkey really is a bridge between west and east

How can Mr Davutoglu help you?
IN JUNE 2006, days after a young Israeli private was captured by Hamas, Israel’s ambassador to Turkey paid a midnight visit to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister. Gilad Shalit was feared to be gravely ill, perhaps even dead. Could Turkey help? Phone calls were made and favours called in. Mr Shalit turned out to be alive, and his captors promised the Turks they would treat him respectfully.
Turkey’s relations with Israel, once an ally, have worsened of late, and hit a fresh low in May, when Israeli commandos raided a Turkish ship carrying humanitarian supplies to Gaza, killing nine Turkish citizens. Yet Turkey continues to lobby Hamas for Mr Shalit’s release.Read More

Ethiopia's capital city Make it prettier and cheaper

Architects want to make the city that hosts the African Union so much nicer

AMHARIC has no precise word for architecture, but it needs one. Ethiopia’s capital, founded by Emperor Menelik II in 1886, now has 4.6m people but that figure may well double by 2020. Dirk Hebel of Addis Ababa’s revamped architecture school says that “the first thing we do is to sit down with the students for a day and explain what [it] is”.
According to the UN, Addis has one of the higher densities of slum dwellers in the world. But their geographical pattern is unusual. Most African cities separate fairly neatly into poor and rich areas “like a sunny-side-up egg”, with slums spreading out from the rim, says Mr Hebel. But Addis is “more of a scrambled egg”. A lack of crime and a tradition whereby the rich seem to tolerate the poor living among them mean that Addis’s slums often lie in the seams between office buildings and flats in the more affluent parts of the city. Read More

Ethiopia, The Remain of Volksvagen

It remains an odd sight to see an old Volksvagen beetle motorcar trundling around Addis Ababa. “Odd,” simply because I associate them with the swinging sixties, a relic of my parents’ generation. “Remains,” because they have been in the country for some time and yet still seem out of place – contrary to the bearing of the proud Ethiopian.
vw ethiopia 300x199 Ethiopia, The Remain of Volksvagen
Volkswagen beetle, beautifully restored in Gonder, Ethiopia.
You can’t help but notice them. They are less common than the pervasive blue and white Ladas, used for taxis. But they are far more striking in their old fashioned oranges, limes and beige – probably not repainted since back in the day.
And they hold a special place in the history of Ethiopia. A beetle was the very car that the former Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, was taken away in immediately following his dethronement. On the appointed day, he was arrested at his palace and whisked away in the back of yellow vee-dub, reportedly waving regally as the car – sans motorcade – made its way towards his prison where he would die less than a year later.
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Ethiopia floods displace 9 000

Addis Ababa - Flash floods sparked by heavy rainfall have displaced nearly 9 000 people and killed a five-year old boy in central Ethiopia, an official told AFP on Wednesday.

Downpours since early August swelled several rivers in the hills of Oromiya zone in Amhara state, sending floodwaters into homes in three lowland districts.Read More

Madaxweyne Siilaanyo iyo Safiirka Itoobiya oo maryo Dhiigleh kala furtay

August 26, 2010 Madaxweyne Siilaanyo iyo Safiirka Itoobiya oo maryo Dhiigleh kala furtay

Wuxuu Madaxweynuhu ka dalbaday itoobiya inay cadayso Eedaymaha ay Xukuumadiisa la daba joogto
Hargeysa (Waaheen) Madaxweynaha Somaliland Axmed Maxamed Maxamud Siilaanyo ayaa shalay gurigiisa ugu yeedhay Safiirka Itoobiya u fadhiya Hargaysa isaga oo ugu hanjabay inuu Dalka ka saari doono hadii aanay Dawladiisu cadayn waxay ka daba gurayso Xukuumadiisa cusub.
Cadhada Madaxwaynuhu kula dhacay Safiirka waxay ka danbaysay markii ay waftigii Ingiriiska ee Dalka ka anbabaxay Daraad ee uu Hogaaminayay Safiirka ingiriiska u fadhiya Ethopia uu Madaxwaynaha soo gaadhsiiyay tuhuno ay Dawlada Itoobiya ka qabto Xukuumadiisa Cusub, isaga oo la kulmay Xubno ka tirsan Xukuumada Siilaanyo si uu u baadho eedaymaha ay Dawladiisu la daba taagan tahay Golaha Wasiirada Xubno ka mid ah.SII Akhri

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Turkey regions

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Ciidamadii Sheekh Atam Oo Beegsanaya Tiknikada Faroole, Maantana Togga Sugure Gaari Kaga Gubay Ciidamada Puntland

waxaa maanta looga gudbay ciidamada Puntland hal gaari oo nooca dagaalka ah togga lagu magacaabo Sugure, halkaasoo ah meeshii uu ka bilowday dagaalka lagu qaaday Ciidamada uu horkacayo Sheekh Maxamed Siciid Atam.

Waxaa weerarkaas ku dhintay Hal Askeri oo ka tirsan ciidamada Puntalnd, qaar kalena waa ay ku dhaawacmeen, iyadoo uu shuf beelay gaarigaas oo lala beegsaday madfaca loo yaqaan hoobiyaha.
Sii Akhri 

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Lycian Turkey - Discover the Beauty of Ancient Lycia

 Lycian Turkey - Discover the Beauty of Ancient Lycia

My Holiday Pictures _ FATHIYA TURKEY

Yakapark Restauran - Fathiya Turkey

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Somali lawmakers killed in Mogadishu hotel raid

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In pictures: Somalia hotel suicide attack

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Soldiers outside Hotel Muna
Damaged part of the hotel
At least 32 people have been killed, including six MPs, in a suicide attack on the Hotel Muna in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Warning - readers may find some of the following images disturbing.

AFhayeenka AMISOM oo Xaqiijiyey Geerida 15 Xildhibaan oo Ka Tirsanaa Barlamaanka Soomaaliya

MUQDISHO (RBC) Wararka ugu dambeeya ee ka soo baxaya weerarkii Al Shabaab ku qaaday hotelka MUNO ee magaalada Muqdisho oo ay deganaayeen mudanayaal barlamanka ka tirsan ayaa sheegaya in 15 xildhibaan ku dhinteen weerarka.

Afhayeenka ciidanka AMISOM oo goor dhoweyd la hadlay telefishanka Al Jazeera ayaa sheegay in Al Shabaab hotelka ku dileen 15 xildhibaan oo ka tirsanaa barlamanka kuwaasi oo deganaa hotelka MUNO.
Xoogaga Al Shabaab ayaa saaka ka dib dagaal xoogan oo ka qarxay magaalada waxay gudaha u galeen hotel MUNO oo qiyaastii 20meeyo mitir kaliya u jira xarunta madaxtooyada Villa Soomaaliya. Waxayna la wareegeen hotelka oo dhan.Sii Akhri

Daawo Sawirada Weerarkii Hotel MUNO oo ay Deganaayeen Xildhibaano

Xoogaga Xarakada Shabaab ayaa saaka werar ku gaklay hotelka Muno oo ku yaalla degmada Xamarweyne ee magaalada Muqdisho, halkaasi oo ay degan yihiin xildhibaano iyo saraakiil ka tirsan DKMG Soomaaliya.
Weerarkan ayaa markii dambe sababay in xoogag Shabaab oo lagu qiyaasay 7 nin inay gudaha u galaan hotelka isla markaana ay rasaas ka bilaabaan gudaha hotelka.

Muuqaalka hotel MUNO

Weerarka tacshiirada ah ayaa socday qadar 2 saacadood ah oo ay gudaha hotelka ka sictay rasaasta, waxaana illaa hadda inta la og yahay ku geeriyooday 34 ruux oo ay ku jiraan;
6 Xildhibaan oo ka tirsan barlamanka KMG
5 sarkaal oo ka tirsan DKMG
Ilaalada hotelka
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Somali MPs killed in hotel suicide attack

Somali MPs killed in hotel suicide attack

Blood in the hall inside the Hotel Muna in Mogadishu on 24 August 2010 The Hotel Muna was popular with government officials
Islamist gunmen have stormed a hotel close to Somalia's presidential palace and killed at least 32 people, including six MPs.
The BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu says the men were disguised as government soldiers.
They approached the Muna hotel, opened fire on a guard, then one of them blew himself up inside the building.
Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage from the al-Shabab Islamist militia said its "special forces" were behind the raid.
The hotel attack comes on the second day of heavy fighting between al-Shabab and troops of the transitional government, who are backed by the African Union (AU).Read More

Monday, 23 August 2010

Ethiopia comments on the Sheikh Sharif`s “Secret Memo”

The international London based, Alsharq Al Awsat newspaper, released a report (1.8.2010 edition) on an alleged `Secret memo` which it claimed had been signed by President Sheikh Sharif of the TFG in Cairo.

The memo was supposed to have been written by a group of Somali religious scholars at the request of the TFG, and suggested that the TFG should negotiate with Al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups without informing any western countries.

The alleged memo claimed that although the western countries offer material aid and moral support to Somalia, their involvement in Somalia affairs made the process of reconciliation with the opposition more difficult.

The memo claimed that “most opposition forces do not trust” western nations and this is why they were not prepared to stop fighting the TFG or prepared to join it. It suggests that bringing the opposition closer is more important than the support given by the western countries. The memo therefore suggests the TFG should ally with the Arab League and with Islamic States notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Sudan, and consult with them before taking any new political initiative.

It goes on to raise issues related to Somaliland and Puntland and the question of unity of Somalia, and calls on the TFG to refrain from diplomatic relations with countries that have any security and political relations with those two administrations. It also calls for the revival of the concept of “Greater Somalia”, and in reference to the agreement between Ahlu Suna wal Jama`a and the TFG, it even alleges that Ahlu Suna opposes efforts of the TFG to negotiate with any other opposition groups. Read More

Meles Zenawi is the prime enemy of Africa

One of the biggest mistake Ethiopians could make in the fight against one of the most brutish of leaders the world has ever seen is to believe that Meles is their problem and theirs only. Meles Zenawi is a problem for all peace loving people in the Horn of Africa, East Africa, parts of the Middle East and the African continent. Meles remains a major obstacle for peace, cooperation, development, partnerships, stability, culture and a host of other issues that enable regional-neighborhoods to bolster their standards of living. Meles also stands on the way of regional security; key to any development stability and cross border connection amongst nations that help-develop regional-stability and growth.
Clearly, Meles Zenawi remains the primarily problem of Ethiopia; and naturally, Ethiopians have to take leadership. However, it is imperative to put the case of Meles Zenawi in a broader African context for the fight to be effective.
Ethiopia has remained ground zero as it relates to African issues whether one likes it or not, rightly or wrongly for decades. This started during the reign of Emperor Haile Sellassie, which took a lead-role in formulating the Organization of African Union, OAU. It continued during Mengistu Hailemariam’s regime even when Ethiopia was undergoing major challenges as a nation. However, at that time, the role of the OAU was limited and it was ineffective because of the cold war. It did not play a destructive role as it has over the last decade under Meles Zenawi. Meles used the AU, a successor to OAU, in the same manner that he used Inter Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) affecting the lives of the entire Horn of Africa region terribly. Millions are suffering and dying on his account. Read More

V. I. Lenin Letter To Central Committee Members

Written: Written on October 24 (November 6), 1917
First Published: First published in 1924; published according to a typewritten copy
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, Progress Publishers, Moscow, Volume 26, 1972, pp. 234-235
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov and George Hanna, Edited by George Hanna
Transcription & HTML Markup: Charles Farrell and David Walters
Online Version: Lenin Internet Archive November, 2000

Comrades,
I am writing these lines on the evening of the 24th. The situation is critical in the extreme. In fact it is now absolutely clear that to delay the uprising would be fatal.
With all my might I urge comrades to realise that everything now hangs by a thread; that we are confronted by problems which are not to be solved by conferences or congresses (even congresses of Soviets), but exclusively by peoples, by the masses, by the struggle of the armed people.
The bourgeois onslaught of the Kornilovites and the removal of Verkhovsky show that we must not wait. We must at all costs, this very evening, this very night, arrest the government, having first disarmed the officer cadets (defeating them, if they resist), and so on.
We must not wait! We may lose everything!
The value of the immediate seizure of power will be the defence of the people (not of the congress, but of the people, the army and the peasants in the first place) from the Kornilovite government, which has driven out Verkhovsky and has hatched a second Kornilov plot.
Who must take power?
That is not important at present. Let the Revolutionary Military Committee do it, or "some other institution" which will declare that it will relinquish power only to the true representatives of the interests of the people, the interests of the army (the immediate proposal of peace), the interests of the peasants (the land to be taken immediately and private property abolished), the interests of the starving.
All districts, all regiments, all forces must be mobilised at once and must immediately send their delegations to the Revolutionary Military Committee and to the Central Committee of the Bolsheviks with the insistent demand that under no circumstances should power be left in the hands of Kerensky and Co. until the 25th—not under any circumstances; the matter must be decided without fail this very evening, or this very night.
History will not forgive revolutionaries for procrastinating when they could be victorious today (and they certainly will be victorious today), while they risk losing much tomorrow, in fact, they risk losing everything.
If we seize power today, we seize it not in opposition to the Soviets but on their behalf.
The seizure of power is the business of the uprising; its political purpose will become clear after the seizure.
It would be a disaster, or a sheer formality, to await the wavering vote of October 25. The people have the right and are in duty bound to decide such questions not by a vote, but by force; in critical moments of revolution, the people have the right and are in duty bound to give directions to their representatives, even their best representatives, and not to wait for them. Read More

Siyaasiyiin iyo Odayaal Dhaqameed Reer Hiiraan oo Ka Soo Horjeestay Maamulka Cusub ee Hiiraan State

Nairobi (RBC) Qaar ka mid ah siyaasiyiinta iyo odayaasha dhaqanka reer Hiiraan oo kulan ku yeeshay magaalada Nairobi ayaa dhinacooda qaadacay maamul labo maalmood ka hor looga dhawaaqay magaalada Nairobi kaasi oo loo sameeyey Hiiraan.

Siyaasiyiintan iyo odayaashan oo qaarkood caan ka ah gobolka Hiiraan ayaa ganafka ku dhuftay maamulka cusub ee Hiiraan State kaasi oo madaxweyne loogu magacaabay Maxamud Cabdi Gaab oo ka mid ah qurbe joogta reer Hiiraan.
Maxamed Maxamud Dhagaweyne oo mar DKMG Soomaaliya u magacwday gudoomiyaha gobolka Hiiraan haatana ku sugan Nairobi oo ka hadlay dhismaha maamulkan ayaa ku tilmaamay mid riyo ku dhisan, wuxuuna sheegay in raga maamulkan loo magacaabay ay yihiin qurbe joog aan waxba kala socon xaalada dalka ku jiro.
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Ahlu Sunah waljameeca oo shaaca ka qaadey in ay beesha calamka Adis Ababa ugu sheegeen in aan Waxba loo soo marsiin Dowlada Soomaliya

War saxafadeed ay manta ka Soosaren Degmada guri Ceel Culumaa Udiinka Ahlu Sunaha waljameeca ayey ku shegaan in kulankii dhowaan ka dhacey Adis ababa aysna wax miro ah oo la taaban kara ka soo bixin beesha caalamkana ay u shegaan cida jabisey heshiiski bishii March ee sanadkaan.
Afhayeenka Culumada Ahlusuh Shiikh Cabdullaahi Yuusuf Alqaadi ayaa shaca ka qaadey in beesha caalamka u shegeen sida uu shegay in dhankooda ay wali sugayaan in la fuliyo waxana uu shegay in ay hordhigen beesha Caalamka waxa ay tahey Ahlusunah, qaabka goobha ay ka taliyaan nabada ay ku soo eliyeen
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Qoraal sir ah oo uu saxiixay Madaxweyne Sheekh Shariif oo ay ka hadashay dowladda Itoobiya kuna tilmaantay…

Warqad sir ah oo uu saxiixay Madaxweynaha dowladeda KMG Soomaaliya ayaa markii ugu horeysay waxay ka hadashay dowladda Itoobiya, taas oo ka hadleysay arrimo kala duwan oo ay mid tahay maamulada Somaliland, Puntland, Al-Shabaab iyo qodob kale oo lagu sheegay inay muhiimyihiim.

Warkan oo ay jariirada Al-Sharqal Awsat ee ka soo baxda magaalada London ay baahisay ayaa waxaa lagu sheegay in qoraal ay diyaariyeen aqoonyahano Soomaali ah oo dabadeedna Shariif ka saxeexay, waxaana ku qornaa in dowladda Sheekh Shariif ay xaq u leedahay inay wadahadalo qarsoodi ah la gasho kooxaha ka soo horjeeda dowladda KMG, iyagoo ka sir qarsanaya dalalka reer galbeedka, iyo in dowladda KMG xiriirka diplumaasiyadeed u goyso dowlad kasta oo xiriir wanaagsan la leh maamulka Somaliland.

Wax yaabaha kale ee qoraalka sirta ah lagu sheegay waxaa ka mid ahaa in inta badan xoogagga mucaaradka ahi aysan kalsooni ku qabin dalka reer galbeedka, waana sababta ay dagaalka u joojin waayeen una diidanyihiin in ay ku soo biiraan xukuumadda” iyada oo xustay in mucaaradka oo la soo dhoweeyo si nabad loo raadiyaa ay ka muhiimsan tahay taageerada dowladaha reer galbeedka.” ayaa lagu yidhi qoraalkaasi uu saxiixay Sheekh Shariif, kaas oo ku talinayey in Ahlu sunna Waljamaaca lagula dhaqmo siyaasad u eg khiyaamo oo ah inaan si buuxda loo wada diidin, isla markaasna xiriir buuxa oo caafimaad qaba lala yeelan.Sii Akhri

African Union Joined by Ugandans in Effort to Control Mogadishu

Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The 6,100-strong African Union force that is trying to reassert government control over Somalia’s capital has been joined by hundreds of Ugandan soldiers and a battalion from Burundi will soon arrive, the AU said.
Somalia’s Western-backed government, which is locked in battle with Islamic insurgent groups that include al-Shabaab and Hisbul-ul-Islam, controls only a few parts of Mogadishu, such as the presidential palace, the airport and the cargo port.
“With the new troops we are hoping we are going to expand further,” Wafula Wamunyinyi, deputy head of the AU mission in Somalia, told reporters in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, today. Amisom, as the mission is known, aims to drive the rebels out of Mogadishu and then the entire country, he said. The Uganda units began arriving on Aug. 20.Read More

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Comparison: Sunnis vs. Shi'ites

An Outline Of The Differences Between The Sunnis and The Shi'ite in Matters of Faith And Doctrine
1.      The Glorious Qur'an
2.      Ahaadeeth (The Prophetic Traditions)
3.      The Companions of the Prophet
4.      Belief in the oneness of Allah
5.      Seeing Allah
6.      The Unseen
7.      Ahlur-Rasool (the family of the Messenger - may Allah be pleased with them all)
8.      The meaning of Shari'ah and Haqeeqah
9.      Islamic jurisprudence
10. Al-walaa' (obedience and devotion)
11. Taqiyyah (calculated deception)
12. Governing the Islamic state

The Glorious Qur'an
Sunnis
Shi'ites
There is unanimous agreement among them regarding its authenticity, and its text being safeguarded from any additions or deletions. The Qur'an is to be understood in consonance with the rules and bases of the Arabic language. They believe in every single letter of it, it being the word of Allah the Exalted. The Qur'an is neither temporal nor newly created, but is eternal. Falsehood does not approach it from before it or behind it. It is the primary source of all the Muslims' tenets of faith, their rites and rules of conduct.
To some of them, the Qur'an's authenticity is doubtful, and if it appears to contradict any of their sectarian beliefs or doctrines, then they give the Qur'anic text strange, far-fetched interpretations that agree with their sectarian views. For that reason they are called Al-Mutawwilah (those who give their own interpretations to the revealed texts). They love to draw attention to the discord that occurred at the time when the Qur'an was first compiled. The views and opinions of their Imams are the primary source of their jurisprudence.


Hadeeths (The Prophetic Traditions)
Sunnis
Shi'ites
For the Sunnis, it is the second source of revealed law, complementary to the Noble Quran It is not permissible to contradict or reject the rulings and directives contained in those Hadeeths (ahaadeeth) which are reliably attributed to the Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him). The methodology applied in determining the authenticity of these traditions utilizes a set of stringent rules agreed upon by the scholars who specialize in this field, and involves detailed analysis of the chain of transmitters of any given tradition. No distinction is made between male and female narrators; judgment is made solely on the basis of individual trustworthiness and technical ability in relating traditions, and every narrator's history is recorded. No tradition is accepted from a known liar, or from one whose morals or scholarly ability were not corroborated, or from anyone, merely on the basis of his family connection or lineage. The compilation of the Prophetic Traditions is taken to be a sacred Trust, the fulfillment of which overrides all other considerations.
The Shi'ites reject all Prophetic Traditions which were not related by members of Ahlul-Bait, or their descendants. The only exception to this rule is their acceptance of a few Hadeeths (ahaadeeth) narrated by those who sided with 'Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) in his political wars. They do not attend to the authenticity and soundness of the chain of narrators, nor do they approach the study of the Prophetic Traditions with a scientific, critical attitude. Their narrations often appear in a form like that of the following example: "It has been reported regarding Muhammad bin Isma'eel by way of some of our friends through a man who transmitted it from him ['Ali] that he said..." Their books are filled with hundreds of thousands of traditions whose authenticity cannot be confirmed. They have built their religion specifically upon these spurious texts while outright rejecting over three quarters of the authentic Prophetic Traditions. This is one of the main differences between the Shi'ites and the Sunnis.

Somali rebels emulate Taliban

Mogadishu - Men are forced to grow beards. Women can't leave home without a male relative. Music, movies and watching sports on TV are banned. Limbs are chopped off as punishment, and executions by stoning have become a public spectacle.

Somalia is looking more and more like Afghanistan under the Taliban - two rugged countries 2000 miles apart, each lacking a central government, each with a hard-line Islamist militia that cows the public into submission.

Al-Shabab in Somalia and the Taliban in Afghanistan - their tactics increasingly mirror each other. Those tactics worked for the Taliban until the US invasion overthrew it in 2001, and now they are making a comeback. Meanwhile, al-Shabab has gained control over large swaths of this arid Horn of Africa country.Read More

EEPCo modernizes electric cables

By Muluken Yewondwossen    
This October will see the completion of a 150km underground electric cable installation project in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) said.
The project consumed about 80 million dollars and was primarily financed by the Ethiopian government with the World Bank supporting some of the project’s costs. Mesiker Negash, Public Relation Head of Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation told Capital. “The excavation work including the extra work is almost concluded. The project will end on October 2010,” Mesiker said. Read More


58 storey five star hotel Tallest building in Ethiopia

The tallest building in Ethiopia is on its way following a land agreement between Chinese based, Guangdong Chuanhui Group and the Addis Ababa City Administration. The 58 floor, five star, Chuan Hui International Hotel, one of five proposed luxury hotel projects, will take up 50,000 square meters of land and will cost 2.4 billion birr.
“We requested the land in the area from Meskel Square to Bole,” Alem Desta, an official of the company told Capital.
Plans are for construction to begin right away and finish in 18 months, according to officials.
Currently, the government wants to increase the number of deluxe hotels in the town. “The City Administration is facilitating the plot, but we don’t know where the exact location is,” Alem added.
Recently the company official and the town Mayor held talks about the hotel.  Kuma Demekssa, mayor of Addis Ababa, promised Yanlin Liu, president of the Chinese company, they would finalize the land lease process quickly to implement the project. The City Administration has organized a special team to follow the lease process
The Chinese company manages six large hotels in China and wants to implement the project quickly. According to information obtained from the City Land Administration Office, four additional local and international investors have submitted five star hotel proposals to the city administration.Read More

UN: Starvation threatens 2 million in drought-hit Somalia

Fri Sep 13, 2019 01:44PM [Updated: Fri Sep 13, 2019 01:52PM ] Home Africa Somalia A newly arrived woman fleeing from the drought...