Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Ugandans turn Kampala's uncollected garbage into versatile fuel

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Index Ugandans turn Kampala's uncollected garbage into versatile fuelCement kilns are used to transform waste, which would otherwise pollute the city, into a fuel that suits petrol engines

Wambi Michael

Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 30 November 2010 14.00 GMT Article history

Enlightened ... generator fuel is expensive in African cities. Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP

Fred Kyagulanyi and James Sendikwanawa used to get up in the dark to dump bags of rubbish in Kampala's suburbs. Trying not to be spotted, they would sneak past the houses of sleeping neighbours and throw the bags on to the roadside or toss them in drains.

"We would wait several days until we had many bags and then make a trip," Kyagulanyi says. "We were embarrassed, even if nobody was watching us at the time."

Without a proper waste collection and management system, such nocturnal enterprises are not unusual in Uganda. These days, however, the two men turn rubbish into fuel. The friends have honed a technique to produce what Kyagulanyi calls "non-fossil fuel", made from refuse such as plastic bottles, polythene bags and organic waste.Read More

Will the north vote Museveni this time or Besigye again?

While campaigning in West Nile last week, NRM president candidate Yoweri Museveni said he was convinced the people in the sub-region would vote him in 2011 unlike before. The NRM has put a lot of emphasis on capturing the northern region where the opposition has been defeating President Museveni.

The NRM government has given out new districts, given donations to cultural leaders, and compensated former soldiers in the area in a bid to win the people’s support.
The FDC vice president for Northern Uganda Prof. Ogenga Latigo remains defiant. He says all this is wasted energy that will not swing the local people’s support to the NRM.
“We don’t like being bribed,” Latigo says referring to people of northern Uganda. He says they don’t vote personalities but honesty, freedom and fair play values which NRM has failed to show. He said that they vote FDC’s Dr Kizza Besigye, even when he is from the same western region like Museveni, because they believe he represents their aspirations.Read More

Uganda oil refinery to hurt Kenya’s earnings

Uganda will start building its own oil refinery in 2012 to meet local demand and later scale up capacity for exports, a move that is set to radically change the structure of Kenya’s economy.

Uganda will refine 25,000 barrels per day (bpd) to meet its local consumption and later refine up to 200,000 bpd targeting the export markets of Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and DRC, which are served from the Kenyan market.
This will hurt the earnings outlook of a host of Kenyan institutions such as oil marketers, transporters, Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC), Kenya Petroleum Refinery Ltd and the government, which will lose billions of shillings in oil taxes.Read More

Ethiopia Imprisons Christian Accused of Defacing Quran

NAIROBI, Kenya (Compass Direct News) – A Christian in Ethiopia’s southern town of Moyale who languished in jail for more than three months after he was accused of desecrating the Quran has been sentenced to three years of prison, church leaders said.

Tamirat Woldegorgis, a member of the Full Gospel Church in his early 30s, was arrested in early August after a Muslim co-worker in the clothes-making business the two operated out of a rented home discovered Woldegorgis had inscribed “Jesus is Lord” on some cloth, area Christians said. His business partner later accused him of writing “Jesus is Lord” in a copy of the Quran, although no evidence of that ever surfaced.

Woldegorgis was sentenced on Nov. 18 for allegedly defacing the Quran and was subsequently transferred to Jijiga prison, a source said. Jijiga is the capital of Ethiopia’s Somali Region Zone Five, which is governed by Islamic principles, and his transfer there – after a period in which his whereabouts were unknown – puts his life in greater danger, a church leader said.Read More

Turning on the tap in eastern Ethiopia

Watch The Ethiopian city of Harar lies in the dry eastern region of the country.

The regional water supply from local Lake Alemaya dried out after years of water-intensive khat farming.
Industrial pollution and the growth of the population have also put a strain on water supplies.

BBC's Uduak Amimo reports on a 33 million dollar water project that, when completed, will bring water to over 300,000 people.Watch the program

Heavy firefight kills nine civilians in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — A heavy firefight between African Union forces protecting Somalia's fragile government and Islamist rebels killed at least nine civilians in Mogadishu Tuesday, medical sources and witnesses said.

Witnesses said many of the civilians were killed in Bakara market in southern Mogadishu which was struck by mortars fired by the AU forces.
"Our medical team has collected around nine civilians who were killed in the shelling in Bakara market and neighborhoods in northern Mogadishu?s Karan district. They also reported 21 injured civilians," said Ali Muse, the head of Mogadishu's ambulance service.Read More

UN council may help AU send more troops to Somalia

* Peacekeepers to increase from 8,000 to 12,000 troops

* Expanded mission hopes to secure Mogadishu from rebels
By Louis Charbonneau
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members support the idea of increasing the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia to help support the country's fragile government, Britain's U.N. envoy said on Tuesday.
The AU mission in Somalia, known as AMISOM, would like to increase its upper limit of 8,000 troops to 12,000, provided it receives a green light and financial and military aid from the 15-nation Security Council.
British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said no council member had raised any objections to the idea of raising the limit on the number of AMISOM troops during a closed-door meeting.Read More

Nin Yuhuudi Ah Oo Ka Qeybqaadanaya Colaada Ka Jirta Gobolka Mudug

SIIGaalkacyo (RBC Radio):- Waxaa soo baxaya warar qeexaya in dagaal beeleedka ka dhacay deegaanada miyiga ah ee gobolka Mudug uu ka qeyb qaadanayo nin dhalashadiisu tahay Yuhuudi, kaasi oo la sheegay in uu degan yahay koonfurta magaalada Gaalkacyo.

Ninkani Yuhuudiga ah ayaa la sheegay in magaciisa la yiraahdo Edwin waxaana uu ka howlgalaa koonfurta gobolka Mudug meelo ka mid ah, waxaana saldhig ciidan uu ku leeyahay xaafada Wadajir ee koonfurta Gaalkacyo.
Edwin waxaa uu tababar u soo xiray dufcado maleeshiyaad ah oo uu ku shaqeysto, kuwaasi oo uu hubeeyay sida ay sheegeen waxgarad ku sugan koonfurta magaalada Gaalkacyo, waxaana ninkani ajnabiga ah oo halkaasi ka dhistey hay’ad sirdoon ah uu ku dhuuntaa ama isku qariyaa in uu yahay magaca shirkad kaluumeysi taasi oo uu ugu magacdarey Iidaan.SII AKHRI

Soomaaliyeey Maxaa noo haray ??? Daawo Sawirada

Daawo Sawirad

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Kulan Qarsoodi ah oo Saxaafadda la socon oo Galabta Magaalada Muqdisho ku yeesheen Madaxada sare Doowladda iyo Madaxweynaha dalka Uganda(Daawo Sawirada)

Waxaa Maanta Duhurkii Magaalada Muqdisho Safar Gaaban oo Si Qarsoodi ah u Yimid Madaxweynaha dalka Uganda Yuweri Musafani xili dagaalo culus ka jireen iyadoona uuna soo Dhaafin Hoolka Airboorka halkaana waxuu kula kulmay Madaxweynaha Dowlada Sheikk Shariif iyo Wasiirkiisa koowaad ee Farmaajo iyo Gudoomiyaha Baarlamaanka Soomaaliya Shariif Xasan Shiikh Aadan .Sii Akhri

Uganda president makes historic visit to Somali capital

MOGADISHU — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday made a surprise visit to the Somali capital Mogadishu, becoming the first foreign head of state to set foot there in almost 20 years, officials said.
Museveni spent several hours in Mogadishu, arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon, officials with the African Union force AMISOM said.
The veteran Ugandan leader was accompanied by a group of army officers and visited Ugandan troops, who form the bulk of the 7,500-strong peacekeeping force.
Museveni met with Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, new Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and other officials, AMISON officials said.
Somalia is widely seen as one of the world's most dangerous countries and is almost entirely in the hands of Islamist insurgents fighting to overthrow the UN-backed transitional government. The insurgents also control most of the capital itself.Read More

Ugandan president pays surprise visit to Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has paid a surprise visit to Somalia's war-ravaged capital.
A spokesman for the African Union peacekeepers, Barigye Bahoku, says that Museveni's more than 4-hour visit on Sunday was meant to show his solidarity with the war-battered Somali people. Read More

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Dowladda soomaaliya oo si bareer cad is ku hilmaansiisa kumanaanka shacab ah oo cuduro iyo gaajo ugu dhimanaayo daafaha magaallad muqdisho( Daawo sawirada )

Dagaallada ka socda wadanka soomaaliya gaar ahaan muqdisho ayaa sababay barakac ballaaran oo dhibaato kasoo wajahay guud ahaan shacbiga ku dhaqan muqdisho iyadoo dagaalada aanan joogsiga lahayn laga dhaxlay dhimasho baahsan iyo dhaawac aanan dawo lahayn halka shacbiga loo adeegsado hubka darandooriga u dhaca isla mar ahantana loo adeegsado diyuuradaha Sii Akhri

Friday, 26 November 2010

Somalia: TFG says ‘Aid agencies give charities to the insurgent’

The general secretary of the Mogadishu administration of the Transitional Federal Government, Abdikafi Hilowle Osman accused Somali’s Aid agencies for supporting the hard-lines in war-torn country, Radio Garowe Reports.

Mr. Hilowle blamed Muslim Aid, ICRC, Islamic Relief, NRC and DRC assisting the insurgent group instead of the civilians.

“We urging the agencies to stop distributing Aid’ to the Al-shabaab, but help the refugees who live where the government controls,” said HilowleRead More

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Axmed Cabdi Salaan iyo Yuusuf Mire Seeraar oo ka dan beeyey weerarkii maanta lagu qaaday kulankii Beesha Ceyr ee Muqdisho

Masuul ka tirsan Beesh Ceyr kana mid ahaa ragii manata kulanka ku lahaa ayaa noo xaqiijiyey in weerarkaasi soo qadeen ciidamo daacad u ah Axmed Cabdisalaan iyo Yuusuf Mire Seeraar kuwaa oo dilay nin rayid ah oo wadada maraayey
Axmed CabdiSalaan oo horey u ahaa milkilaha Idaacda Hor Afrika ayaa xiligaan u muuqdo hogaamiye kooxeed cusub ay aburayaan dowlada Itoobiya iyadooan sida muuqatana xiligaan fulinaayey amarka Itoobiya ee ahaa in laga hor yimaado shir walba oo lagu taageeraayo wasiirka Koowaad Farmaajo iyadoona kulanka maanta soo weerareen labadaasi masuul u heestay kulan lagu taageeraayo Raiisal wasaare Farmaaje lakiin kulnaka uu ahaa mid la doonaayey Agoonka beesha xeryo lagu quudiyo in loo sameeyeySii Akhri

Maamulka Gobolka Banaadir oo Hay’ado Samafal ku Eedeeyey inay Taageeraan Al Shabaab

Muqdisho (RBC) Maamulka gobolka Banaadir ayaa maanta hadal uu soo saaray waxaa uu eedeyn ugu jeediyey qaar ka mid ah hay’adaha samafalka ee caalamiga kuwaasi oo ka hawlgala dhulka ay DKMG maamusho.
Xoghayaha maamulka Gobolka Banaadir Cabdi Kaafi Xasan Hilowle oo shir jaraa’id ku qabtay xarunta maamulka gobolka Banaadir ayaa ku eedeeyey hay’adaha kala ah;- NRC, DRC, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, ICRC iyo Bisha cas inay si toos ah u taageeraan xarakada Shabaab oo dagaal kula jirta DKMG iyo Amisom.
“Hay’adahan waxaa cadaatay in xiriir hoose oo cadaan ah ay la leeyihiin xarakada Shabaab. Waxay siiyaab dhaqaale, waxay kaloo bixiyaan gargaarka ay keenaan qeyb ka mid ah halkii ay dadka Soomaaliyeed siin lahaayeen”, ayuu yiri afhayeenka maamulka gobolka u hadlay.Sii Akhri

Maxaa ka Jira in Ninkii Talaadadii Lagu Dilay Muqdisho uu La Taliye u ahaa R/Wasaare Farmajo?

Muqdisho (RBC) Waxaa markii ugu horeysay soo baxaya warar isa soo taraya oo ku saabsan geerida nin Soomaali ah oo maalintii Talaadada ee toddobaadkan lagu dilay meel ku dhow xarunta madaxtooyada ee Villa Soomaaliya ee magaalada Muqdisho.
Warar caawa soo gaaray xafiiska RBC ee magaalada Muqdisho ayaa sheegaya in ninka la dilay la oran jiray Bashiir Cabdi oo ahaa ganacsade Soomaali ah, mudo dheerna deganaa Minneapolis dhawaana ku soo laabtay magaalada Muqdisho.
Subaxnimadii Talaadada 23-November 2010, abaare 9:40AM ayaa niman hubeysan toogasho ku dileen Bashiir Axmed Cabdi oo markaasi ku sii socday xarunta madaxtooyada ee Villa Soomaaliya, gaar ahaan xafiiska Raisul wasaare Maxamed C/lahi Farmaajo. Wararka soo baxaya ayaa sheegaya in rag hubeysan ay geysteen dilka ka dibna ay isaga carareen goobta. Saraakiisha amaanka wax xog ah kama helin arintan.
Sii Akhri 

Does Awdal Community Ever Learn?

Following the appointment of seven “Somaliland envoys” (all from the same clan as has recently become a pattern for Silanyo’s government), communities from Awdal must have by now learned their lessons through the hard way, unless they are living in a fantasy world. I bet they are. Those in Awdal who are still in doubt about the direction to which Ahmed Silanyo’s government is heading should take a pause for a moment and consider what the future holds for them. Like it or not, Somaliland is for one clan. Despite the entire furor surrounding the formation of the earlier government that was exclusively made up of one clan, the SNM men on the driving seat of this one-clan administration in Hargeisa are not in the mood of heeding to anybody’s advice or protestation. End of the story. Cidna loo joojin maayo.

The public fallout between the minister of interior, Mohamed Abdi Gabboose and Awdal elders earlier last month in Rays hotel, Borama, seems now a distant memory. The minister’s pledge that President Ahmed Silanyo will address the situation as “a matter of urgency” has turned out to be an empty gesture. Everything has been swept under the carpet. Perhaps in the eyes of Hargeisa administration there are more important and pressing issues that need to be attended in the eastern parts of “Somaliland”, Sool to be precise. Awdal is now treated by Hargeisa-based authorities as a colonial outpost. The very mention of a planned demonstration against the government in Awdal usually brings about a few “armored technicals” being sent out to Borama. This is going to become a norm in the future. If you cannot support your words with actions, nobody could give a toss about what you may or may not do. This is exactly the case in Awdal communities and their elders. General Xudhuun has gone despite Awdal elders and their constituents making furious statements one after another that nobody could take him away from Awdal. Empty talks, isn’t it?
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Ambulance service: 4,200 Somalis killed in 2 years

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The only ambulance service in war-torn Mogadishu said Wednesday that more than 4,200 bystanders have died in warfare the last two years, and a U.S. group that works to prevent civilian deaths said Somalia is more dangerous for civilians than Afghanistan or Iraq.

The seaside capital sees frequent barrages of mortars, rockets and artillery shells fired between Islamist insurgents like al-Shabab and pro-government forces who protect the sliver of land controlled by the U.N.- and U.S.-backed Somali government. Read More

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

East African Nations Urge Deployment of More Troops in Somalia

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development, which groups six East African nations, expressed “deep concern” that the United Nations Security Council hasn’t responded to its request for more peacekeepers in Somalia.
The forces are required to impose a naval blockade and a no-fly zone in Somalia to “prevent the entry of foreign elements,” the Djibouti-based organization said in a statement after a summit of the region’s leader in Ethiopia today. The group wants an African Union deployment increased to 20,000 soldiers from about 8,000 now.
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Somali Cabinet fight exposes political paralysis

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Somali parliamentarians are vowing not to endorse the proposed Cabinet of the new American-Somali prime minister over complaints that he has reduced the number of ministers, tapped technocrats from outside Somalia and reduced some clans' influence.
The Cabinet fight - which has angered regions, clans and women - exposes the paralysis that has wracked Mogadishu's government and highlights the reasons it cannot seem to accomplish anything.
The parliament was scheduled to endorse or reject the proposed Cabinet of Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Monday when an uproar over how votes would be cast - whether in secret or public - broke out.
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Lifeline Africa: Tirada Dadkii Ku Dhintay Dagaalada Muqdisho 2009-2010!

Muqdisho (RBC) Shirkada gaadiidka Ambulance ee magaalada Muqdisho oo loo yaqaano Lifeline Africa ayna maamusho shirkada isgaarsiinta Nationlink ayaa maanta soo saartay warbixin ay kaga hadleyso khasaaraha dhimasho iyo dhaawac ee ka dhacay Muqdisho labadii sanoo ee u dambeeyey.
Warbixinta had’ada ayaa sheegtay in gaadiidkeeda ambulance ay qaadayeen dhamaan dadka dhaawacyada iyo khasaaraha uu ka soo gaarey dagaaladii ka jiray magaalada Muqdisho kuwaasoo lakala geynayey isbitaalada kala duwan ee ku yaalla magaalada Muqdisho.
Marka la isku daro tirada dadka dhintay iyo kuwa
Sii Akhri

Khasaaraha Xasuuqii Amisom Maanta u Geysatay Shacabka oo Sii Kordhay (Faahfaahin)

Muqdisho (RBC) Waxaa sii kordhaya khasaaraha ciidanka Amisom eek u sugan Muqdisho maanta u geysteen dad rayid ah oo ku sugnaa wadada isku xirta KM-4 iyo garoonka diyaaradaha Muqdisho.
Wararka aan ka heleyno goobaha caafimaadka ayaa sheegaya in tirda dadka dhintay ay yihiin 2 ruux halka dhaawacuna uu gaarayo 9 kale.
Dhamaan dadka dhintay iyo kuwa dhaawacmay ayaa ah rayid waxayna isugu jiraan dad gaari bas ah saarnaa iyo dad wadada marayey kuwaasoo ay haleeshay rasaast ay fureen ciidanka Afrika ka jooga Muqdisho ee Amisom.Read More

Sunday, 21 November 2010

SSC High Ranking Delegation Confirms Their Full Opposition to One Clan Secessionist Somaliland

SSC Delegation is Warmly Received in Jomo Kenyata Airport Nairobi
A high ranking SSC delegation led by the Grand Traditional Leader of SSC and the President of SSC Regional State Garaad Jama Garaad Ali and Dr Suleiman Essa Ahmed (Haglatosie) respectively have concluded a state visit of 10 days in the Somali Capital of Mogadisho. At their arrival at Aden Adde International Airport, they were warmly received by a high ranking officials in the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.
The SSC delegation has conducted high level talks in Mogadishu with the Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the Somali Prime Minister Abdullahi Mohamed Jama, The Somali Parliament Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, other Cabinet Ministers, and many tradidional leaders in the southern part of the country, particularly those of Mogadishu and its environs. All parties have fully agreed on all issues discussed and would follow up upon their implementations.Read More

Ciidamo Ethiopian iyo Gaadiid Dagaal oo Soo Gaaray Balambale

Muqdisho (RBC) Wararka ka imaanaya degmada Balambale ayaa sheegaya in ciidamo Ethiopian iyo gaadiidkooda dagaalka ay soo gaareen degmadaasi ka dib markii dagaalo u dhexeeya Ahlu Suna iyo Shabaab ay ka qarxeen Galgaduud.
Wararka RBC ka heleyso dad degaanka ah ayaa sheegaya in xaley illaa maanta ay soo gaareen Balambale illaa 5 gaari oo kuwa waaweyn ee ciidamada qaada kuwaasoo ay la socdeen ciidamo badan oo Ethiopian ah.
Sida wararku sheegayaan waxaa ciidamada Ethiopianka fariisimo ka dhiteen duleedka Balambale halka qaar kalena ay u soo gudbeen dhinaca Guriceel.Sii Akhri

SOMALIA: What use is AMISOM? [Opinion]

BY : Adan Diini
“What use is AMISOM” is what is often heard not by Somalis that have been allegedly shelled by its peacekeepers but by UN diplomats at OCHA, UNSOA, UNPOS and Arab embassies here in Nairobi. The 7000 plus peacekeeping force with its civilian staff have been in Somalia for almost four year now and have hardly achieved anything real results. While not achieving results in Somalia is nothing new when one looks at the history of UNDP and UNPOS, AMISOM’s failure to date has been due its leadership and its inability to strengthen talent and recruit qualified staff. This is a typical African failure. Given that AMISOM is Africa’s first peacekeeping mission one would expect the AU to take the issue of Somalia with sincerity and seriousness rather than send second class diplomats to work on an issue that seen thousands of innocent Somalis die at the hands of warlords, terrorists and peacekeepers.Read More

A mayor, guided by his memories of Mogadishu

Mohamed Ahmed Noor, the mayor of Mogadishu, speaks at a rally in support of Somalia's new prime minister.
Mohamed Ahmed Noor, the mayor of Mogadishu, speaks at a rally in support of Somalia's new prime minister. (Sudarsan Raghavan)

By Sudarsan Raghavan
Sunday, November 21, 2010

IN MOGADISHU, SOMALIA On the night before Mohamed Ahmed Noor left his London home, he gathered his family together. He was leaving a comfortable life, his six children, seven grandchildren and his wife, who made their home into what he calls "a garden in heaven."
He was leaving it all to run one of the most dangerous capitals on Earth. That night, more than four months ago, Noor told his family he might never return. Read More

Payne Sees New Somali Cabinet as a Sign of Hope

Washington, DC – Last month, President Sheik Sharif Ahmed appointed Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a Somali¬American dual citizen, as the new prime minster of Somalia. The Transitional Federal Parliament approved Mr. Mohamed’s nomination on October 31. Prime Minister Mohamed moved quickly to appoint a new, leaner cabinet of just eighteen ministers ¬¬a reduction in number of more than half of the previous cabinet ¬¬with technical, rather than purely political, expertise. The cabinet is awaiting approval from the Somali Parliament, but troubling news reports indicate that certain members of parliament are deliberately stalling the approval processRead More

Friday, 19 November 2010

Al-Shabab blamed for Somalia ravages

Somalia's foreign minister has held al-Shabab and Hizbul Islam fighters responsible for the rampant bloodshed in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa country.

“These two militant groups have on occasions refused to accept the proposed peace talks in order to restore comprehensive peace and stability across the country.

“They go on with their militant attacks which have left Somalia in a complete shambles and claimed many civilian lives,” a Press TV correspondent in Mogadishu quoted Mohamed Abdullahi Omar as saying at the presidential palace on Thursday. Read More

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Somali Islamists shut down two radio stations in central region

The administration of the moderate Islamists of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a has shut down two radio stations in the Cabuud Waaq District of Galguduud Region, central Somalia.

Reports reaching us from Cabuud Waaq District say that fighters loyal to Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a closed down the two privately-owned local radio stations known as Radio Cabuud Waaq and Radio Badbaado.

Radio Cabuud Waaq Director Abdikarin Bulhan told Radio Gaalkacyo that heavily-armed militia loyal to Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama'a on three armoured vehicle raided the radio, entered the studios and put the station off air. The reason behind the closure remains unclear.Read More

Somali premier appoints state and deputy ministers

The Somali Prime Minister, Muhammad Abdullahi Muhammad has issued a letter in which he has appointed ministers of state and deputy ministers.

The premier has appointed nine ministers of state and 18 deputy ministers.

Their names are as follows:

State Ministers

1-Sahro Muhammad Ali Samatar - Minister of state in prime minister's office.

2-Abdikadir Moalim Nur Muhammad - Minister of state in president's office.

3-Muhammad Ali Hamud - Minister of state for foreign affairs.

4-Muhammad Hasan Adan - Minister of state for finance.

5-Muhammad Abdi Abtidon - Minister of state for defence.

6-Ahmad Ali Yiqle - Minister of state for internal affairs.Read More

R.wasaaraha oo maanta booqasho ku tegay qeybo ka tirsan Jiidaha hore ee ciidamada Dowladda salaana ka qaatay cutubyo ka tirsan(Daawo Sawirada)

Daawo Sawirada

Magacyada Waiirku xigeenada iyo wasiirudowladayaasha uu magacaabay Raysal Wasaare Farmaajo

Muqdisho (RBC Radio) Wasiir ku xigeennada maanta uu so soobandhigay Raysal wasaaraha ayaa waxaa ku jira rag horay wasiira oga soo noqday xukuumadihii hore, waxa ayna gaarayaan xubnaha uu manta magacaabay Raysal wasaaraha 18 Wasiir ku xigeen iyo 9 wasiiru dowle, kuwaasi oo kala ahaa
Xaaji cali Shiikh Maxamed Nuur,wasiir ku xigeenka wasaarada Garsoorka, arimaha diinta iyo Owqaafta.
Cumar Shiikh cali Idris,wasiir ku xigeenka wasaarada arimaha dibada
Ibraahim Isxaaq Yerow,wasiir ku xigeenka wasaarada arimaha Gudaha iyo amniga qaranka.
Muqtaar Shiikh Shuute Shiikh Cali maye,wasiir ku xigeenka wasaarada maaliyada iyo lacagta.
Dasa’uud Cabdi kariim Xaaji Cumar,wasiir ku xigeenka wasaarada gaashaan dhigga.Sii khri

Ergo Ku Baxdey Deminta Colaad Beeleedka Ka Jira Deegaanka Kalshaale

Burco (RBC Radio):- Ergo nabadeed ayaa ka soo ambabaxdey magaalada Burco ee maamulka Soomaaliland kuwaasi oo qorsheynaya in ay kala dhexgalaan beelo dhowaantan diriri ku dhexmartey deegaanka Kalshaale ee duleedka magaalada Buuhoodle.
Ergadani ayaa ka kooban Salaadiin, Nabaddoono, Waxgarad iyo Cuqaal waxaana la sheegay in ay doonayaan in ay kala dhexgalaan labada beelood ee ku dirirsan deegaanka Kalshaale kuwaasi oo kasoo kala jeeda degmooyinka Buuhoodle iyo Burco.
Sii Akhri 

Maxkamada Xarakada Al-Shabaab ee Gobalka Galgaduud oo xukun dil ah ku fulisay Wiil Dhalinyara ah

Galgaduud (RBC Radio) Maxkamada xarakada Al-Shabaab ee gobalka Galgaduud ayaa xukun dil ah ku fulisay nin lagu eedeeyay in uu galay fal kabaxsan shareecada Islaam.
Ninkaan xukunka dilkaa lagu fuliyay ayaa waxa uu ahaa wiil dhalinyaro ah waxaana lagu eedeeyay in uu u galmooday gabar yar oo 6 sano jir ah oo ku nool degmada Galhareeri ee gobalkaasi Galgaduud
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Many killed in Somalia fighting

Al-Shabab has been fighting the government for more then three years [File: AFP]
At least 21 people have been killed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu after fighters from an armed group clashed with African Union troops.
Scores more people were injured in the battles, which included artillery shelling and gunfire, on Wednesday, Ali Muse, an ambulance service chief, said.
Witnesses said that African Union (AU) troops shelled the area of Bakara market, the city's largest market, following an attack on one of their convoys.
"The medical teams got an emergency alert and they rushed to Bakara market where they have collected around 16 dead bodies of civilians who were killed in the shelling," Muse said.Read More

17 dead, 45 injured in Somalia fighting

At least 17 people died and 45 others were injured in the Somali capital Mogadishu Wednesday during fighting between Islamist insurgents and African Union (AU) peacekeepers. Heavy shelling and exchanges of fire followed an insurgent attack on an AU peacekeeping base, killing civilians, according to eye witnesses and officials.
"We have collected 17 dead bodies and 45 other wounded civilians," Ali Muse Sheikh, the head of Mogadishu's ambulance service, told DPA.
"Most of the casualties occurred in the two main markets in Mogadishu."Read More

PH warned it may end up like Somalia

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MANILA, Philippines—Like Somalia, the Philippines may become a failed state in 40 years if the reproductive health (RH) bill is not passed by Congress and the country’s rapid population growth is unchecked, an American population expert said Thursday.
Malcolm Potts said the Philippines would suffer far worse economic, environmental and even national security problems if the population would reach a projected 160 million by 2050.Read More

Kibaki calls for peace efforts in Sudan, Somalia

President Kibaki with members of the Global Peace forum/PPS
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 18 - President Mwai Kibaki has urged the international community to help the conflict-ravaged Sudan and Somalia to implement peace deals, in order to restore stability in a region that has been blighted by conflict for decades.

The Head of State, who spoke at the opening of the Global Peace forum in Nairobi, pointed out the need for the international community to support IGAD's efforts towards addressing security concerns in Somalia and to ensure Sudan's peace program is fully implemented.

He said international backing was also vital for Somalia's transitional government, which has failed to exert control over the warlord-infested country.

He observed that over the years, Kenya has been actively engaged in the settlement of disputes involving its neighbours through negotiations, reconciliation and arbitration. Read More

General: More troops need African language skills

The Pentagon needs more troops trained in the cultures and languages of Africa in order to better confront the increasing terror threat from the continent, a top general said Thursday.
Army Gen. Carter Ham, who has been nominated to head U.S. Africa Command, told a Senate committee that the threat of terror from Somalia and other areas of East Africa is one of the command's greatest challenges.
And he said that while a number of Special Operations forces are trained in African languages and cultures, the military is not moving fast enough to provide similar training to other troops.Read More

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

“Waxaan Xil uga raadsan waayay Somaliland waxa ay tahay waxaa Jooga dad iga Aqoon & Cilmi badan, Cismaan Kaluun & Siilaanyo Waa niman” R-Hadhwanaag oo Waraysi Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibedda ee Soomaaliya. Maxamed C/Laahi Oomaar.

Raiisul Wasaare ku xigeenka, ahna Wasiirka arrimaha dibedda ee Soomaaliya. Mr. Maxamed Cabdullahi Oomaar.
“Waxaan Xil uga raadsan waayay Somaliland waxa ay tahay waxaa Jooga dad iga Aqoon & Cilmi badan, Cismaan Kaluun &  Siilaanyo Waa niman”  R-Hadhwanaag oo Waraysi Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibedda ee Soomaaliya. Maxamed C/Laahi Oomaar.

Sii Akhri 

Somalia: Somaliland's intelligence chief resigns over 'dispute'

The intelligence chief in Somalia's separatist region of Somaliland stepped down from his post on Saturday, presenting a new challenge for newly elected Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo's administration,  Radio Garowe reports.
Some reports have revealed that Mr. Hussein Hassan Guleid (Kenyati) had an undisclosed "dispute" with President Silanyo over finances.
Garowe Online received a statement from the resigned official that says the president "interferes" with the security budget, although President Silanyo's officials reject this claim.Read More

Tanzanian premier endorsed by lawmakers

IOL pic nov17 kikwete tanzania
Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has named his choice for premier - and legislators are in favour of the candidate.
Dodoma - Tanzanian legislators on Tuesday approved President Jakaya Kikwete's nomination of Mizengo Pinda as the country's next prime minister.
Pinda, 62, was re-appointed to the position in which he has served since February 2008 following the resignation of Edward Lowassa over a graft scandal.
Pinda pledged to eradicate poverty in this vast East African state which is among the world's least developed nations.
“We will have sustainable development by lifting millions of farmers in Tanzania out of poverty,” Pinda said in his acceptance speech.
He will be sworn in on Thursday and Kikwete will announce his cabinet later.
Kikwete was re-elected for a second term after winning 61 percent in the country's October 31 general elections marked by low turnout and opposition complaints of fraud. - Sapa-AFP

IMF gives Ethiopia $62.7 mln, final tranche of package

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will give Ethiopia $62.7 million from its Exogenous Shock Facility, the final tranche of a $240.2 million package.
The lender said in a statement late on Monday that Ethiopia had successfully implemented good macroeconomic policies, such as bringing soaring inflation down and building international reserves to about 2.1 months of import cover.
"Inflation has continued to decline, reflecting monetary restraint and aided by favorable weather conditions," the IMF said in the statement on its website.
"The mild impact of the global recession on the Ethiopian economy has allowed for better performance on the external targets."Read More

Israel OKs another 8,000 Ethiopian immigrants—but these may be the last

This family in the Gojam region of Ethiopia, pictured in 2005, come from an area where there may be additional Falash Mura who were excluded from the Nov. 14, 2010 Israeli government decision to bring up to another 8,000 Ethiopians to Israel. (Uriel Heilman)
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This family in the Gojam region of Ethiopia, pictured in 2005, come from an area where there may be additional Falash Mura who were excluded from the Nov. 14, 2010 Israeli government decision to bring up to another 8,000 Ethiopians to Israel. (Uriel Heilman)
NEW YORK (JTA) -- The decision this week by Israel’s Cabinet to bring as many as 8,000 additional Ethiopians to Israel over the next four years and then close the door on mass Ethiopian aliyah has a familiar ring to it.
That’s because it has happened several times before.
In 1991, 1998 and 2008, Israel declared an end to mass Ethiopian immigration, only to reopen the gates after intense lobbying and pressure by advocates for Ethiopian aliyah.
On Sunday, again after dogged lobbying by advocates -- including a former president of the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry, or NACOEJ; a former Israeli Supreme Court justice; Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi; a former Canadian justice minister; and myriad other figures inside and outside the Israeli government -- the Israeli Cabinet again voted to expand Ethiopian aliyah. Read More

Why UPDF should hand power to Somalia’s pirates and crooks

I am in Bujumbura attending a conference on, of all places, Somalia. On reflection, however, that should not be a surprise seeing that Burundi and Uganda are the two countries that lived up to their commitment to contribute troops for the African Union peacekeeping force in troubled Somalia.
I didn’t realise how much a sacrifice Burundi had made in Somalia until I got here. Unlike Uganda, or for that matter President Museveni, which has geopolitical interests in the Horn of Africa conflict and whose regime will gain quite some political capital from it all, Burundi really doesn’t have obvious ones.
Also, this is a country that has barely started recovery from years of war (its streets are cleaner and roads less potholed than Kampala’s though), and has a much smaller population than Uganda. It was, therefore, touching to see Somali leaders getting tearful talking about Uganda and Burundi’s peacekeeping efforts. 
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Madaxweyne Faroole oo sheegay in laga bililiqaystey wasiiradii Puntland ku lahayd Federaalka

+Garowe (RBC Radio) Magaalada Garowe ayaa maantey si balaaran looga wada ciiday iyadoo salaada ciidul Adxa lagu tukadey Masaajidyada iyo garoonka kubada cagta ee Garowe. Tukashada salaada ciida ee garoonka waxaa dadka ku tukadey kala qaybgalay salaada lana tukadey labada rakco Madaxwaynaha Puntland C/raxmaan Maxamed Faroole, Isimo iyo masuuliyiin ka tirsan dawlada.
Culimada diinta ayaa khudbado diini ah kuna saabsan ciidul Adxa iyadoo ay ka hadleen arkaanta xajka isla markaasna bulshada ku boorinayay ka shaqeynta samafalka, maslaxada umada iyo nabadgalyada sidoo kale culimadu waxay bulshada musliimiinta ah uga digeen waxyaabaha fawaaxishka ah ee aan diinta Islaamka ku banaaneyn.
Madaxwaynaha dawlada Puntland C/raxmaan Faroole oo ka Hadley halka lagu tukadey ee garoonka kubada cagta ee Garoowe ayaa sheegay inay muhiim tahay in nabadgalyada dalka laga shaqeeyo ayna saran tahay ka shaqeynteedu muwaadin kasta oo reer Puntland ah. Madaxwayne Faroole waxa kale oo uu ka hadlay hadalo kazoo baxay Maamulka Somaliland isagoo tibaaxay madaxwaynuhu in Puntland ay doonayso nabad isla markaasna dariskeedana la doonayso hayeeshee waxa uu sheegay in kooxihii Sii Akhri

Gobolka Galgaduud Oo Maanta Laga xusin Ciidul Adxaha

Xilli Maanta intabadan Laga ciiday dhamaan Gobolada dalka Soomaaliya ayaa haddana waxaa soo ifbaxaya gobolada Maanta Laga ciidin, sida  Gobolka Galgaduud Ee Xaruntiisa Dhuusa Mareeb oo maanta Laga Cidin Ciidul Adxaha.
Maamulka Gobolka Galgduud ayaa ku dhawaaqay in Maanta Laga ciidaynin Gobolkani Ee Xaruntiisa tahaya Dhuuse Mareeb, waxaysa xuseen Maamulka Ahlusuna Waljameecaa oo ka arimiya Galgaduud inaysan Maanta Ciid ahayn oo Barri Ciidi doonaan Sii Akhri

Monday, 15 November 2010

Piracy in Somalia: key facts

An armed Somali pirate.
An armed Somali pirate. Photograph: Mohamed Dahir/AFP/Getty Images

• Somali pirates were responsible for 44% of the 289 piracy incidents on the world's seas in the first nine months of 2010, according to the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
• Of 39 ship hijackings, 35 were carried out by Somali pirates.
• There is evidence that Somali pirates are gaining in confidence, carrying out more attacks away from their own coast. According to the IMB, pirates are using oceangoing fishing vessels to reach as far as the southern Red Sea, where they hijacked a chemical tanker in July 2010 – the first such hijacking recorded in the area. Pirates are heavily armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, the IMB says.
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Roger Middleton: Only by tackling poverty can piracy be eradicated

Pirates made around $100m last year, while the government of their region has an annual budgetof $25m
The release of Rachel and Paul Chandler brings to an end the highest profile and longest running incident of Somali piracy – and while their family and supporters will delight in the reunion, many others are still waiting for their relatives to be released. Despite huge international attention and millions of dollars spent on counter-piracy operations, hundreds of sailors are still being held by pirates.
The core of the problem lies in Somalia. As long as a political situation exists that allows criminality to flourish it is very hard for the navies of the world to put an end to this problem. Pirates can be chased on the ocean, but piracy can only be eradicated on land. Read More

British Group: Somalia Most at Risk for Terrorism

Map-Somalia-Kenya VoA News: A global risk advisory group says Somalia has now overtaken Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan as the country facing the highest risk of terrorism.
British-based Maplecroft, which advises global businesses, ranked 196 countries in terrorism categories from extreme risk to low risk.
Maplecroft puts Somalia at the top of its list, followed by Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Palestinian territories.
Maplecroft says Somalia experienced 556 terrorist attacks between June 2009 and June 2010, killing 1,437 people. Somalia and its fragile U.N.-backed government is under threat from al-Shabab — Islamic extremists who control much of the country. They want to turn Somalia into a strict Islamic state.Read More

Israel ranked 14 in terror index, risk considered 'extreme'

Maplecroft list assessing frequency of terrorist incidents, attacks puts Somalia top of list, ahead of Iraq; risk in Yemen increased.

  Israel is 14th in the world in the frequency and intensity of terrorist incidents, according to the risk analysis firm Maplecroft in a report released Monday.

The ranking saw Israel move up three places from its 2009 ranking and categorized as one of 16 countries where there is “extreme risk.”Read More

Somali Authority From The Barrel Of A Gun

The Somali government's authority, which comes only from the barrel of a gun,stretches for several hundred yards from the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu and then ends.

African Union troops
Up to 7,000 African Union troops help prop up the Somali government

After that a whole range of militias, Islamist groups, pirates and regional warlords control different parts of the country at different times.
What passes as executive power, led by President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, is called the Transitional Federal Government, which as the name suggests is supposed to control the country as it transits from anarchy to stability.Read More

Raisul Wasaare Farmaajo oo Maanta Qaabilay Masuuliyiinta SSC

Muqdisho (RBC) Raisul wasaaraha DKMG Soomaaliya Maxamed C/laahi Farmaajo ayaa maanta kulan gaar ah la yeeshay wafdigii maamulka SSC ee beryahan booqashada ku joogay magaalada Muqdisho.

Kulankan oo ka dhacay guriga raisul wasaaraha ayaa waxaa k qeybgalay gudoomiyaha SSC Suleymaan Axmed Ciise Xaglatoosiye, Garaad Jaamac Garaad Cali oo ah garaadka guud ee beelaha Sool iyo Yaasiin Tamaad oo ah xoghayaha difaaca SSC.Sii Akhri

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Ethiopia releases more detained Ogaden rebels

(ADDIS ABABA) - The Ethiopian government has released an undisclosed numbers of Ogaden rebels, according the Somali state in the east of the country.
The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), the country’s most active rebel movement, has been fighting for the right to for the Somali region of Ethiopia to secede since 1984.

Somali state President, Aro Abdi Mohamod Oumer told journalists that the detained members of the rebel group were freed on Wednesday in accordance with lasts month’s peace deal with a breakaway faction of the ONLF.
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Puntland State of Somalia wins praise

The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to Somalia, Mr Augustine Mahiga has said that he encountered in Puntland, a semi-autonomous state in North-eastern Somalia, a different place than he imagined.
Mr Mahiga was speaking in Garowe town, the capital of Puntland State, 1,000 kilometers north of Mogadishu, at a reception held by the authority’s president, Abdurahman Sheikh Mohamed Farole, on Wednesday.
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Hope and urgency in Somalia

The formation of a new cabinet is a positive step, but the international community must now offer sustained support.
In a bold move that reveals his strong political will and willingness to affect change, the new Somali prime minister has appointed 18 ministers to his cabinet. The appointees are predominantly competent technocrats with a few selected on the basis of political and tribal considerations - making the cabinet the strongest Somalia has ever had.
Through this initiative, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmajo", the Somali-American prime minister, is taking the international community to task, while offering up an excellent opportunity, upon which Somalis and the international community must capitalise.
The new cabinet must get to work as soon as possible and put together a comprehensive strategic and operational plan. For the remaining ten months of the government's mandate - politically a long time indeed - it should focus on addressing the challenges of security, governance and controlling corruption. 
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Friday, 12 November 2010

Beesha Majeerteen oo saluugtay saamiga ay ka heshay golaha wasiira iyo aqoonsiga dowladu aqoon satay maamulka SSC.

Ilo lagu kalsoon yahay ayaa sheegaya in beesha Majeerteen ay aad uga carootay qaybta laga siiyay golaha wasiirada ayadoo horay u dalbatay in la siiyo ugu yaraan labo wasiir ayadoo ku dooday in aysan u cuntami doonin hadii ka yar la siiyo tasoo ay sabab uga dhigeen in ay ayagu yimiid maamulka kaliya oo taagan ee Darood leeyahay wixii Puntland kusoo aadana ay ayagu xaq u leyihiin qaybinta xubnaha reer Puntland halka aan laga la tashan xubnaha ayadoo nin u dhashay beesha Dhulbahante ee ay saxiibo dhow yihiin madax waynaha uu kaalin wayn ka qaatay in beesha Majeerteen la siiyo hal wasiir aysan xaq u lahayn wa ka baxsan intaa.

Dhanka kale waxaa la sheegaya in Dr Cabdi Karin uu ku guulaystay in jabhada SSC ow la kulan siiyay madaxwayne Shariif si loogu aqoon sado maamul goboleed la mid ah sida Puntland, Soomaliland iyo Galmudug tasoo ku aabuurtay caro wayn beesha Majeerteen oon ayagu donayn in laga hirgaliyo dagaanda u dhaxeeya puntland iyo Soomaaliland hadii ay dhacdo in madax waynuhu u aqoon sado SSC in uu yahay maamul jira ay keeni doonto isku dhac wayn ee u dhex mara dowlada dhexe iyo Puntland oo laga yaabo in Puntland ku dhawaaqdo in ay ka goday Soomaliya inteeda kale. Read More

Somalia: Puntland and TFG Cooperation in Jeopardy


Since the Galkayo accord was signed in August 23, 2009 there has been a deteriorating working relationship on the part of the TFG leadership towards Puntland.
HE.Abdi Hasan Jimale
• Puntland is concerned about the lack of implementation and progress of the above cited accord.

• Puntland is also worried about the unwillingness of the TFG leadership to make progress on the draft Federal Constitution.

• Puntland is concerned about the vicious infighting among the TFG leadership which also puts in question the viability of the TFG itself.
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Dowlada Puntland Oo Sheegtay In Ay Ka Fiirsaneyso Xiriirka Dowlada Federalka Somalia ( War Saxafadeed )

Boosaso ( RBC Radio ) Dowlada Puntland ayaa waxaa Maanta Ka soo Baxay War Ku sabasan wadashaqayta Mustaqbalka Iyo kan Hada Taagan Ee dowlada Dhexe Ee Somalia.

War saxaafadeedkani oo Ka soo baxay Xafiiska Madaxweynaha Puntland Ayaa Waxaa saxaafada U Akhriyay Wasiir Dastuurka Iyo Arimaha Fadaralka Ee Dowlada Puntland Cabdi Xasan Jimcaale ayaa waxaa Uu Ku soo bandhigay Qodobo badan Oo Ay Puntland Ku dhaliilsan Tahay Dowlada Federalka.

Qodobada Maanta La soo bandhigay Ayaa waxaa Saldhig U Ahaa Hirgalin La’aanta Heshiiski gaalkacayo Ay Ku wada saxiixdeen Dowlada Puntland Iyo Dowlada Fadaralka Kal Hore. Read More

Ugandan offer for Somalia aid unmet


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni last month pledged to send as many as 20,000 troops to help rid Somalia of an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group and augment the 6,000 African peacekeepers already stationed there, if a richer nation would provide funding for logistics and equipment.
The offer won him plaudits in the international community, not least of all from the Obama administration, which had been struggling to find partners to help stabilize the war-ravaged hotbed of Somalia and combat al-Shabab, the Islamist militant group responsible for killing more than 70 people in two suicide bombings in Kampala in July.
But in the time since, neither the U.S. nor any of its allies has agreed to foot the bill, allowing al-Shabab to continue to wreak terror in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, and strengthen its grip in the south and central parts of the country while plotting fresh attacks abroad.   Read More
MOGADISHU, NOV 12 (Reuters) - Somalia's prime minister unveiled his cabinet on Friday as he sought to tackle insecurity in the virtually lawless country, but some lawmakers said the new ministers might not be approved by parliament.

Left with less than a year before its mandate runs out, Somalia's transitional federal government is struggling to oust hardline Islamist al Shabaab and Hisbul Islam insurgents who control most of southern Somalia and much of the capital Mogadishu.
The government's control extends only to less than half of mortar-pocked Mogadishu and it relies on help from African Union (AU) peacekeepers for its survival.
"It is my honour to appoint the cabinet ministers that were expected from me," Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told reporters on Friday after announcing his cabinet.
It includes Finance and Treasury Minister Hussein Abdi Halane, one of two ministers retained from the previous cabinet.
But legislator Ismail Ahmed said the cabinet was unlikely to be approved as several members of the 18-strong cabinet were based outside Somalia.Read More

Somali PM unveils leaner cabinet

MOGADISHU — Somalia's newly appointed prime minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, on Friday unveiled an 18-minister cabinet line-up drastically downsized from the previous 39-strong government.

"The Somali people and the international community were waiting for a competent and credible Somali cabinet, and I am happy to appoint this lean but capable cabinet," he said in a statement.

Only two members of the Western-backed transitional federal government (TFG), which collapsed following a dispute between then premier Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke and President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, kept their jobs.

The new line-up also sees the entry of Ahlu Sunna wal Jamaa, a powerful Sufi organisation that took up arms two years ago to fight the Shebab, an Al Qaeda-inspired group that has waged a fierce insurgency against the TFG  Read More

Somalia: al-Shabaab Fighters Randomly Killed Civilians

News-worthy.info — After executing two teenage girls alleged for spying last month, the Islamic militants al-Shabaab again killed an old woman and wounded another in the town of Beledweyne, central Somalia.

The old woman, Dhuubo Garweyne, 70 years old, seemed to be arbitrarily chosen, was shot and killed by two teenage-fighters of al-Shabaab.

According to the witnesses, the two militants ordered the woman to perform the Dzuhur prayer while it was not the regular time for the prayer. As she refused, one of the militants began to beat her using a stick.
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Galabta oo lagu dhawaaqayo golahii wasiirada ee dowlada Farmaajo

Ra’iisal-wsaare Maxamed C/laahi Farmaajo ayaa wax yar kadib ku dhawaqaayo golahiisa wasiirada oo ka koobnaan doono 18 wasiir oo u badan kuwa ku cusub wajiyada Soomaalida iyadoona xiligaan xarunta Madxatooyada ay soo buux dhafiyeen xildhibaano iyo xubna kale oo farabadan

Wasiiradaan ayaa intabadan ah kuwa qurbaha disheen oo muda aan arag dalka iyagoona xiligaana sida muuqata ay adkaan doonto in ay wax weyn ka qabtaan arimaha murugsan ee ka jirta koonfurta Soomaliya
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Labada Shariif oo Liiska Xubnaha ay La Doonayaan Wasiirada Soo Gudbiyey iyo Mr Farmaajo oo Saluugsan (Wararkii ugu Dambeeyey)

Muqdisho (RBC) Dhowrkii maalmood ee u dambeeyey waxaa magaalada Muqdisho la hadalhayey golaha cusub ee wasiirada uu soo magacaabi doono raisul wasaare Maxamed C/laahi Farmaajo, ka dib markii uu codka kalsoonida ka heley golaha barlamanka KMG.

Hase ahaate wararka ugu dambeeyey ee RBC ka soo gaaraya xarunta madaxtooyada ayaa sheegaya in saddexda masuul, waa madaxweyne Sheekh Shariif, Gudoomiyaha barlamanka Shariif Xasan iyo raisul wasaare Maxamed C/laahi Farmaajo ay isku afgaran la’ yihiin xubnaha loo magacaabayo golaha xukuumada cusub SII AKHRI

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Ethiopian rebel leader calls for united front against government

November 9, 2010 (LONDON) – The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) leadership has called for collective opposition to stop to what it termed it as “one man rule” of the Ethiopian government led by Meles Zenawi.

Speaking at a workshop organized by the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE), in London, the head of OLF Diplomacy in Europe Shigux Geleta, has reaffirmed his organization’s commitment for partnership with other opposition groups.

Meles’ ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) won a landslide victory in the country’s May 23 election sweeping over 99% of total votes.Read More

Notes on Ethiopia: Pre and Post the 2010 Election

The pre-election situation and the process of the election itself and the position taken by Medrek [the opposition coalition aka Forum] after the election have been publicized broadly. Much of this note may be similar to what has been public already. However, the note will give some indication of what is going on after the election. The note is based on information gathered from participants of a two-day seminar organized by the Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) last weekend. Twenty-six people from different parts of the country participated in the seminar. I have not given the names of the 26 people and from where they came due to obvious reason. Read More

Ethiopia rebels say killed 267 soldiers, govt denies

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An Ethiopian rebel group said on Tuesday it had killed 267 soldiers since the beginning of October, in its first such claim since the government signed a peace deal with one its factions last month.

The Ethiopian government denied the claim.

The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) wants more autonomy for the country's mainly ethnic-Somali Ogaden region and has warned foreign companies exploring for oil and gas to stay away or face attack.
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Ethiopia rejects 'biased' EU report on May's elections

The Ethiopian government has rejected as biased the findings of a European Union report on May's parliamentary elections.

The EU concluded that the polls failed to meet international standards and were marred by serious flaws.
However, the Ethiopian foreign ministry said the EU's election observer mission had itself failed to meet Ethiopian or international standards.
It added that the report was flawed and based on preconceived ideas. Read More

Yaa ka masuul ah ciqaabta la mariyo kumanaanka qof ee isugu jira haweenka iyo raga ee ku xiran xabsiga weyn ee “jeel Ogaaden

Yaa ka masuul ah ciqaabta la mariyo kumanaanka qof ee isugu jira haweenka iyo raga ee ku xiran xabsiga weyn ee “jeel Ogaaden”…..……. Qalinkii wariye Anwar Bakhiit (Daawo sawirada xabsiga)
Xabsiga Weyn ee loo yaqaano "Jeel ogaaden" Ee magllad Jigjiga waxaa ladhisay sagashameeyadii xiligaasi xukunka kilalka uu haayay Khadar Macalim, isaga oo marka uu dhameystiray dhismaha jeelka ay ciidamada Federalk itoobiya ku xireen Khadar naftiisa oo ahaa madaxweynihii Kilalka, Jeelka waxa uu soo maray isbedelo badan oo kala ah dhanka dhismaha iyo dhanka dadka lagu xirayaba, jeelka oo lagu sheegay in uu yahay mid kamid ah xabsiyada ugu weyn bariga afrika Sii Akhri

Somalia: U.N. Special Envoy Praises Peace in Puntland, Pledges Support


The U.N. Secretary-General's Special Representative to Somalia (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), Ambassador Anthony P. Mahiga led a four-member U.N. delegation on his first official visit to Puntland State of Somalia.
Ambassador Mahiga's delegation was received at Garowe International Airport on Wednesday morning by Puntland presidential staff, Cabinet ministers, and U.N. staff based in Garowe, the state capital of Puntland.
The delegation of the U.N. Special Envoy includes: Ms. Nene Bah, the Special Assistant of the UN SRSG; Mr. Fredrick Maliya, the regional coordinator for UNPOS; and Mr. Asido Yellow-Duke, the Military Adviser for UNPOS, all based in Nairobi, Kenya.Read More

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Somalia's al-Shabaab 'youth movement' becoming 'strongest Al Qaeda force we have on the planet' 1

An Al-Shabaab fighter displays weapon during military exercises in northern Mogadishu, Somalia.
An Al-Shabaab fighter displays weapon during military exercises in northern Mogadishu, Somalia.

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration put Somali shipments on the no-fly list Monday, declaring the war-torn country's militants a direct threat to the U.S. homeland.
"The ban on air cargo from Yemen will continue and has been extended to all air cargo from Somalia as well," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.
Napolitano said toner cartridges over 1 pound won't be allowed to be shipped, either, because Yemen's Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula tried to conceal a PETN bomb in some last week to blow up cargo planes.
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Maxamed Dheere oo isku soo sharaxay madax waynaha maamul goboleedka Waax iyo Waadi

Ilo lagu kalsoon yahay ayaa sheegay in Maxamed Dhere duqi hore ee magalada Muqdisho isku soo taagay jagamada madax wayne nimo ee maamul goboleedka Waax iyo Waadi xili lagu guda jiray wacyi galinta beesha Mudulood ow Imaan Maxamuud goob joog ka ahaa xafladii qadada aheed ee loogu talagalay in lagu tageero maamul goboleedkaas.

Warar kale ayaa sheegaya in Maxamed Dheere xusul duub ugu jiro in uu madax wayen ka noqdo maamulkaas ay gar wadeenka tahay Marwo Jawaahir Baarqab kasoo codsaday in lagu sharfo maamul goboleedkaas si ow beesha uga samatabixiyo dhibaatooyinka ay ku jirto si loo helo maamul ay leedahay beesha oo ilaaliyo danaha iyo dagaanada beesha.
Sii Akhri

Mudane ka tirsan xildhibaanada Baarlamaanka oo sheegay in ku dhawaaqista Xukuumadda cusub ay u xayirantahay…

Mudane ka tirsan Baarlamaanka dowladda KMG Soomaaliya ayaa markii ugu horeysay si cad u sheegay in dhismaha Xukuumadda cusub iyo ku dhawaaqidda golaha wasiirada dowladda KMG ay u xayirantahay sida uu yiri khilaaf u dhaxeeya hogaanka sare ee dowladda KMG gaar ahaan Madaxweynaha iyo Guddoomiyaha Baarlamaanka.

Xildhibaan C/rashiid Siciid ayaa sheegay in labada Shariif ay isku heystaan sida uu yiri cidda galeysa liiska Xukuumadda cusub ee lagu wado in dhawaan la soo dhiso, wuxuuna xusay xildhibaankani in labaduba aysan wax shaqo ah ku laheyn dhismaha Xukuumadda, ayna aheyd inay faraha uga qaadaan Ra’isul wasaaraha si hadhow loogala xisaabtamo.Read More

Khilaafka labada Shariif oo markale soo laba kacleeyay (Warbixin)

Muqdisho RBC Radio) Haatan ayaa mar kale waxaa soo ifbaxaysa in khilaaf xoogan uu soo kala dhex galay masuuliyiinta ugu saraysa dowlada KMG Soomaaliya. khilaafkaan ayaa haatan waxa uu ka dhaxtaaganyahay Madaxwaynaha dowlada KMG Soomaaliya Sheekh Shariif Sheekh Axmed iyo waliba gudoomiyaha baarlamaanka KMG Soomaaliya Shariif Xasan Sheekh Adan.
Dad ku dhow dhow labadaan masuul ee ugu saraysa dowlada KMG Soomaaliya ayaa sheegay in uu jiro khilaaf xoogan oo u dhaxeeya labadaan masuul.Sii Akhri

Ra'iisal wasaare Farmaajo oo shalay kudhawaaqi lahaa Xukuumaddiisa oo markale dib u dhigay (Sababtu)

Ra'iisal wasaaraha xukuumadda Soomaaliya Maxamed C/llaahi Maxamed (Farmaajo) oo dhowaan baarlamaanka ay u ansixiyeen xilkiisa kadib markii uu Madaxweyne Shariif soo magacaabay ayaa waxaa laga sugayay in uu soo dhiso Xukuumad tayo wanaagsan leh.
Wararku waxa ay sheegayaan in maalintii shalay uu qorsheynayay ra'iisal wasaare Farmaajo in uu kudhawaaqo Golihiisa wasiirada hayeeshee waxaa arrintaasi ay noqotay mid socon weysay kadib markii Madaxweyne Shariif iyo Shariif Xasan ay ku qanci waayeen xilalka wasaaradaha habka loo kala qeybiyay.Sii Akhri

Monday, 8 November 2010

Qanyare Siyaasi Mise Soor Doon(Part !)

Qeeybta 1aad

 Maxamed Qanyare Afrqax waa magaca u xildhibaanka ku yahay balse Dahir Qanyare ayuu ahaa magacii u qaranka Somaliyeed lacagta kala baxasaday xilli ummadu is wada raacsantahay.

Hantida u la baxsaday waa mida ay noloshiisa oo dhan ku fadhido oo guryo iyo gaadiid shaqo ka sameeystay, taasina waxay keentay in noloshiisu ka fogtahay xalaasha la ina faray inaan ku dhaqano.

Maxamed ama Dahir waa ninba siduu u yaqaan waxa dalka u ku soo noqday isagoo baahan dalka waxaan soo dhaweeyay ganacstada beesha Muruursade ee marka ku sugneeyd Muqdisho.Sii Akhri

Somaliland Accused Of Aiding malitia fighting against Puntland

Abdi Hajji Hussein - AHN News Correspondent

Garowe, Puntland, Somalia (AHN) - Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Puntland on Monday accused its neighbor, the breakaway republic of Somaliland, of helping Islamic militias fighting against Puntland during the last few months.

Sa’id Hassan Shire, Puntland’s minister of livestock has, for the time, charged that the Somaliland security forces directly helped and took part in recent combat between Puntland and Islamic militants in the mountainous Galgala village just outside of Puntland’s commercial town of Bosaso.

“Terrorist militant militias who have links with Somalia’s Al Shabaab and Somaliland forces were in cahoots during our anti-terror raid in the mountains of Galgala village,” Shire told reporters during a press conference held in Garowe, the capital of Puntland. He said intelligence services had informed them that a number of Somaliland forces were killed while fighting alongside the militantsRead More

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Somali militants cross border, kill community leader inside Kenya as refugee issue flares

NAIROBI, Kenya — Three gunmen from Somalia crossed the Kenyan border and killed a community organizer working with Somali refugees, officials said Monday, a cross-border incursion that underscores the threat militants pose to Kenya.

The victim, Ibrahim Mohamed, had reportedly been encouraging Somali asylum seekers not to return to Somalia, and based on that he became a target, said Emmanuel Nyabera, a spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR.
"We can confirm he was one of the refugees we were working very closely with," Nyabera said.
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An Open Letter to Johnnie CarsonAss. Secretary for African Affairs : Stirring Hornet's Nest in "Somaliland"

Mr. Assistant Secretary

We are writing to you as the Northern Somalia Unionist Movement (NSUM), whose members are mainly from the regions of Sool, Sanaag and Cayn (SSC), in NW Somalia (former British Somaliland). The absence of a functioning Somali government since the collapse of the Somali State in 1991 has led to the formation of a plethora of organisations dealing with various burning issues that are of particular concern to the whole country or to specific regions or clans. Our movement, for its part, is dedicated to conflict prevention and resolution in our own region and above all the defence of Somalia's unity in the face of one clan which, through its hegemony, occupation and use of force, is imposing its unilateral declaration of secession on all the other peace-loving unionist clans in the region.

All Somalis believe, other than the secessionists, that the only sustainable solution for Somalia's long-standing conflict is one that seeks to bring about a united, democratic, federal state that could live at peace with itself and also with its neighbours. Any other policy pursued by outsiders, be it the USA or others, that is not consonant with these objectives, is bound to backfire as happened in the past, with detrimental consequences for Somalia as well as for outsiders, including the USA. Read More

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Uganda: Nation Hangs on In Somalia

Uganda House, the 14-story building that Idi Amin purchased in 1975 right across from the home of the United Nations, stands shoulder to shoulder with the flashy new New York quarters of the US State Department. This October, the distance between the two countries, admittedly strange bedfellows, for one is a rich superpower and the other a developing country, was narrowed a little further.

For the greater part of the last two years, Uganda has been a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council where America is top honcho. In October, for the second time in its membership, Uganda was the chair of the council - in theory the world's most powerful body.

As is often the case in unequal relationships, Uganda has been serving as a willing surrogate for a variety of US security intentions in Somalia, the Horn and South Sudan. It's not an easy job. And as transpired on the Security Council this month, getting paid for it is no walkover either.Read More

Somalia, US, and the Dual-Track Letdown

If there is any evidence that the best bulwark against the spread of violent extremism in Somalia is found through fragments of clannish polities and regions that function independent of the state, then both the US and Somalia ought to shout ‘Eureka!’ in unison. If not, the likely outcome is pigeonholed security schemes and safe zones under the command of various dominant clans in partnership with contracted private security companies (who are accountable to no one.) And this, needless to say, would only prove being the best recruitment campaign for al-Shabaab."


Somalia in particular and Horn of Africa in general are at such a volatile stage that any misstep—domestic or foreign—could only further exacerbate that perilous condition. One such potential misstep gathering cloud is the recently proposed US foreign policy toward Somalia known as the Dual-Track approach.
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Fresh crisis in Somalia

Regional leaders are due to hold an emergency summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week to thrash out action points to handle the dicey security and governance situation in Somalia.

The Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) meeting, at which Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa is representing Uganda, comes amid reported defection of Somali government troops to al Shabaab militants.

Security and diplomatic sources say President Sheikh Sharif’s beleaguered Transitional Federal Government is corrupt, deeply divided and unable to pay soldiers and police who get attracted to lucrative offers by insurgents Read More

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Somalia: The Story Behind Farmajo [Intelligence Brief]

On October 13, 2010, the president of Somalia’s Internationally–recognized Transitional Federal Government (T.F.G.), Sh. Sharif Sh. Ahmad, announced his selection of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo) to replace the T.F.G.’s former prime minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, who had resigned his post on September 21 after he had spent the preceding summer locked in a power struggle with Sh. Sharif. Read More

Two vessels seized by Somalia pirates released

(CNN) -- Somali pirates have released two vessels they've held for several months, appparently after ransoms were paid, officials and news agencies reported Saturday.

On June 28, pirates hijacked the MV Golden Blessing, with 19 Chinese sailors onboard. They took control of the vessel, which flew under the Singapore flag, about 60 nautical miles off the northern coast of Somalia.
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‘Somalia needs more peacekeepers’

The international community worries that Somalia, without functioning government since 1993, is turning into a hot bed for extremism. The al Shabaab, an alleged al Qaeda affiliate, reportedly recruits troops of Sheikh Sharif’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) trained by Uganda with European Union funding. Worse, TFG’s mandate lapses in just ten months. Sunday Monitor’s Tabu Butagira asked Somalia’s Information Minister, Mr Abdirahman Omar Osman, why the Horn of Africa nation is constantly blazing:-

I understand some of the European Union-sponsored Somali police and military officers trained in Uganda, upon return in Mogadishu, defect to Al Shabaab. How is this affecting the fight against the radicals?

Yes, we had very few of our soldiers defecting to join al-Shabaab in the past due to multiple factors. Such included lack of resources for the Somali government to maintain regular payments to its soldiers and al-Shabaab’s propaganda, in particular how they portray the image of Islam. Read More

Can the new American PM of Somalia succeed to deliver?

All eyes, pessimists and optimists, are on Prime Minster Mohamed (Farmaajo’s) forthcoming government that is said could take Somalia to a greener pastures for the first time since the inception of the TFG in 2004. A quality government that can turn around the dismal state of the TFG in less than a year - government that will outperform the Canadian PM’s one that resigned in September after political commotion within the TFG. A lot is expected from premier Mohamed by the international community but on the contrary the Somalis have no confidence at all in the business of the TFG because it let them down so many times over the years and they have yet to see a plausible course of action that can change their heart. Read More

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Enough bickering... time for action in Somalia

You're in a sinking life-boat, surrounded by sharks. What do you do? In Somalia, the answer seems to be "don't paddle - just haggle".

For months now, the country's grandly titled, but barely functioning "Transitional Federal Government" (TFG) has been preoccupied with a level of internal political wrangling that even the decks of the Titanic probably didn't have to endure.
So could this weekend's breakthrough mark the start of a more constructive period for the TFG, and the tiny, besieged patch of Somalia that it occupies?
Fresh from Buffalo, USA, the new Prime Minister Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed faces a daunting task, with less than a year's mandate left to restore some credibility, broaden his bickering government's political base, tackle corruption and bring some concrete benefits to the beleaguered residents of Mogadishu. A tall order, says a Western diplomat, involved in the laborious international process of trying to resuscitate Somalia's state - as things stand, "I can't see anyone being enthusiastic about extending their time in office."
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Analysis: Tough job ahead for Somalia's new prime minister

NAIROBI, 3 November 2010 (IRIN) - Somalia has a new prime minister - the fourth since 2004 - and leaders in Mogadishu hope he will breathe new life into the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), but just what can Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (also known as Farmajo) do to quickly turn round a country that has been in turmoil for almost two decades?

Plucked from the US and finally sworn in on 1 November after a struggle to obtain parliamentary endorsement, Mohamed was nominated by President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to replace Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, who resigned on 21 September.
"I will soon form a government that will make security its priority ... and [complete] the transitional tasks outlined in the charter," he said. But observers and analysts say he faces huge immediate challenges:

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Information on Persons Listed in the Annex to E.O. 13536 of April 12, 2010

BOYAH has been described as “a key organizer, recruiter, financier and commander of a maritime militia consisting of approximately 500 operating pirates, with responsibility for hijacking between 25 and 60 shipping vessels since the mid-1990s.”

In an April 2009 article on Somali piracy in the UK’s The Times, “Boyah” calls himself “chairman” of approximately 500 pirates operating as a “loose confederation” in the Eyl area. BOYAH is described as “a key organizer, recruiter, financier and mission commander” and the article recounts his claim that “all applicants for the position of Pirate (Eyl Division) must come to him.” BOYAH recounted hijackings with which he was involved, including the Japanese chemical tanker Golden Nori, in October 2007, which involved a stand-off with U.S. Navy vessels but eventually yielded a $1.5 million ransom off the coast of Somalia. The BBC News corroborates that the Golden Nori was a Japanese chemical tanker hijacked in late October 2007 that was involved in a stand-off with the U.S. Navy. The reporting states that the pirates demanded a $1 million ransom.Read More

Monday, 1 November 2010

Somalia Embassy sale case to be known on December 7

The High Court has deferred delivery of judgment of a case involving sale of Somali embassy building to December 7

High Court Judge, Justice Msagha Mbogoli said the judgment of the case involving the controversial sale of Somalia State land in Nairobi at the height of a civil war will be known next month.
Justice Mbogholi said he will deliver the landmark judgment that will end the alleged controversial sale of the Somali Embassy on December 7.Read More

U.N. tells Somalia to get to work

Read More UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The new prime minister of Somalia is called on to work diligently to form a new government as a U.N.-backed mandate expires next year, a special envoy said.

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a former official at the Somali Embassy in Washington, takes over the Western-backed transitional government after he won a vote of confidence from Somalia's Parliament Sunday by a vote of 297 to 92.Read More

First Ethiopian born minister in the Israeli government?

MK Penina Tamanu Shata in interview after leaving Yesh Atid: 'It isn't same party I joined in 2013; Gantz made very courageous d...