Thursday, April 27, 2017

5 Al-Shabaab suspects nabbed with explosives in Somalia

Somalia's security forces have arrested five Al-Shabaab suspects and seized a vehicle laden with explosives in the northern port town of Bosasso, officials said on Wednesday.
Police Commissioner of Bari region, Abdihakim Hussein Yusuf said the security forces received a tip off from members of the public and swung into action to thwart a terrorist attack in the town.
"We have captured five Al-Shabaab suspects and a vehicle loaded with explosives after receiving prior intelligence. Investigation is still continuing now," Yusuf said.
He said the suspects who were arrested on Tuesday night have been planning to carry terror attacks on unspecified locations in Puntland including public places.
Hussein said the security forces have enhanced operations to identify the group's targets, saying this was a significant operation against the terror cells in the region.
The latest arrest comes after Al-Shabaab and pro-Islamic States' militants killed nine Puntland soldiers in a roadside blast.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

US strikes kill more than 100 AlShabaab Islamic terrorists

US aircraft attacked southern Somalia, killing more than 100 Al-Shabaab militants, including 20 commanders, residents and officials have said according to nation.co.ke.
Witnesses said the planes targeted the militants’ hideouts in Wargaduud and El-Adde where many Kenyan soldiers were killed by the terrorists in January 2016.
Among senior Shabaab commanders killed in the dawn attack that also destroyed two Vehicles Bound Explosive Devices at Wargaduud were Abdirahman Fillow and Abdirahman Ben Dutie. Dutie was from Marehanrer Dalal section.
“In Wargaduud and El-Adde, US airstrikes killed 20 Al-Shabaab commanders, among them Abdirahman Fillow and about 85 militants,” said a security official who declined to be named.
SIEGE CONTINUES
“The strike happened at 2am and the siege continues.”
Residents in El-Adde reported hearing explosions just after midnight on Friday.
“There was heavy bombing on an Al-Shabaab base near El-Adde Town but we don’t know the number of casualties. We heard sounds of jets and then explosions,” a resident said.
The bombardment came after US military officials said soldiers had been deployed to Somalia to train and equip the national and African Union forces fighting the terrorists.
The team is carrying out a train-and-equip mission that is expected to last through the end of September, according to American officials.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS
The US soldiers will join the small number of special operations forces already in Somalia providing counterterrorism support to local forces.
America maintains a small unit of about 50 troops in the country, mainly to advise and assist Somalia and Amison soldiers. When called in, their helicopters, drones and manned aircraft are available for quick response.
President Donald Trump in March granted additional powers to US Africa Command to conduct counterterrorism strikes against the terrorists.
HIGH ALERT
The bombing came just hours after Kenyan security agencies were put on high alert following reports that nine Kenyans who had joined Al-Shabaab in Somalia could be headed back to the country to launch attacks.
The alert said the terrorists were returning home following sustained attacks by Kenya Defence Forces troops who are part of Amisom.
Police asked Kenyans to be on the alert and report any suspicious people. The attacks were to be carried out during the Easter weekend, according to the police report.
In the last one month, Kenyan troops say they have killed at least 90 Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia, “which has weakened the group’s capability to launch attacks”.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Can there be a country with a worthless currency? The country of counterfeit notes

Can there be a country with a worthless currency? The history of Somalia is marked by it. But behind this monetary disorganization is a region punished by a fierce famine and an infinite civil war.
To this day, Somalia is enduring the worst drought of the last two decades. So serious is the situation that they estimate a balance of mortality even greater than that of 6 years ago, where the famine killed approximately 260,000 people.
Cash bags with money and hunger
The African country could be an imaginary world in a dramatic novel, but it is the reality of a hostile world. "Somali pirates with machine guns," a friend tells me when I name the region. But it is also  the place of fake bills. 
In Mogadishu, its capital, the buildings are skeletons: they have the chariots dressed in concrete and with huge holes that reveal that there is nothing inside. The civil war devastated the place. Through these streets, however, there are men and women who walk with bags full of money.
The Central Bank has not issued a single ticket for 25 years. Mogadishu circulates false and worthless silver. The papers emanate scent and break easily, disintegrate between the fingers. There, one dollar is 22,000 Somali shillings. Citizens, overwhelmed by hunger and burned by drought, change innumerable amounts of worthless bills for some bread.
Perpetual agony
Until 1991, Somali best president strongman Siad Barré presided over the country. When it was overthrown, the Somali institutions ceased to function. The country became institutionally sterile. From the decade of the 90 until today, several regions declared themselves autonomous.
The clans, who fought the territory with fierce civil wars, also took power. The power of the state, as Marxist theory would call it, was nobody's. That state does not exist. To this day, they call it failed.
Somalia is also the place of "warlords" and groups of Western mercenaries. The platform for chaos is propitious. Within this reality also the ethnic differences coexist. The inhabitants of Mogadishu live the second of their life in a limbo. There is nothing inhumane in the Somali context, everything comes from the humanism of man.

The country of counterfeit notes is also that of malnutrition, death, war, poverty, pirates and drought. In Somalia the agony is perpetual because it can not stop its escalation of decay, but also because nobody wants. If the world has erred its way, this is one of its results

NEW Minister of Finance: Abdirahman Bayle was swearing in office today. 



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Friday, March 31, 2017

From Yemen to Somalia: US strikes on Al-Qaeda

The US president sought Donald Trump 's management powers granted to the army, to carry out strikes in Somalia against al Shabaab rebels. 
Under the unprecedented powers, the US military will not be obliged to justify the legitimate self - defense, to launch air strikes.
Well, granted, more independence in the decision to launch strikes, the commander of US forces in Africa, General Thomas Aldozr.
Greater powers of the US Army, the largest US unmanned aircraft in Somalia and freedom.
American fighters, watching, and hunting, and bomb Yemen base. And American ground forces additional, up to the front lines against Daesh, in Syria and Iraq. The talk is about sending more.
US military seems motivated, to resolve the fight against terrorism, especially his head Daesh, great.
And it seems the US president, who has made the slogan "America first" a symbol of the isolation, dramatic surprise internal issues statements.
Words Trump also appeared during the election battle, at odds on achieving victory on terrorism, with a number of very limited ground forces, is not inconsistent with his faith the judge to limit Washington's obligations abroad and as it is supposed to reject the policy of nation-building.
Trump criticized in the door of his predecessor, Obama, who was ironically one of the most American presidents in an effort to distance the US forces, foreign policy conflicts.
It was considered that the main reason for the chaos that the region now, and Daesh infiltration into the region of the gap left by the United States in Iraq ... 
The man has won, and say between What a difference already.
All the movements of Washington Wednesday leaves no doubt that the military approach aimed at expanding the direct role in the front rows of its own, and expand its operations in more than one spot in the world, from the fight against terrorism gate legislator.
In any case, many of the sayings of Trump as soon as he entered the White House changed.
It may be his position of rejecting the sticky ground troops in the front lines in the region, one of them, not the most recent


Somalia recently elected President Mohamad Abdullahi Farmaajo welcome the new policy. According to the chief of Somali Army General Mohamed Adan message post on his Twitter account. @ChiefOfDefence.  

Somali president it was one of his campaign promise to eliminate Alshabaab terrorist.. he's a Somali American from upstate New York.. work for New York Department of Transportation Before he ran for president of Somalia, Farmaajwas always Affiliated with Republican of New York.. it seems President Donald Trump  is very fortunate to have willing partner in Somalia . There's absolutely no doubt alshabaab terrorist days are numbered.


There was absolutely no progress for the last 8 years on the fight against alshabaab in somalia.. under the leadership Somalia Muslim Brotherhood Dumjadiid Pary of former president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and democratic Obama administration
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Trump authorizes more aggressive airstrikes against Alshabab in Somalia

Trump authorizes more aggressive airstrikes against al-Shabab in Somalia: The new authorization will allow the United States to conduct offensive counterterrorism airstrikes against al-Shabab in the east African nation of Somalia without seeking prior presidential approval, a Pentagon spokesman said.

White House Gives "Green Light Department of Defense DOD Offensive in Somalia to Eliminate Alshabaab terrorist


















Pentagon spokesman captain Jeff Davis today press briefing
US President , Donald Trump , approved a proposal submitted by the Department of Defense DOD to grant additional powers to support the operations of the mission Union AU in Somalia and the security forces of Somalia to eliminate the "Alshabaab terrorist " movement extremist.
Spokesman Davis added , these powers commensurate with the US commitments to expand the capabilities of the security forces of Somalia and to support regional partners.
Alshabaab terrorist is a Somali movement emerged in 2006 and linked to al - Qaeda through the mediation of some officials of the cells of the international organization in East Africa
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

The White House gives the military a broader mandate offensive in Somali

Pentagon Pres Sec  US Department of Defense (Pentagon) The White House, the US Army awarded a broader mandate to strike in Somalia against the militant youth movement linked to al-Qaeda




The officials White House announced on Wednesday evening parts of Somalia , " the work of anactive combat zone" for at least 180 days.   
These parts do not include the capital Mogadishu.

 President of Somalia H:E Mohamed Abdullahi (Farmajo) and Somalia chief o8f Defense Somali National Army General Mohamed Adan Ahmed. Welcome expanding ops in Somalia to counter alqaeda linked AlShabaab 

General Twitter account  statement said we welcome DOD nnounces White House approved additional precision fires in support of AMISOM & Somali security forces ops to defeat alShabaab. 


German parliament extends mission training force in Somalia












The German parliament approved the extension of the work of German troops participating in the training mission in Somalia for another year
The parliament decided on Thursday to extend the task forces that are involved in the training of Somali forces to fight al Shabaab militias engaged in terrorist operations inside the country.

Allowed parliament 's decision send up to twenty German soldiers to train Somali troops and to advise them.
The number of participants in the training mission in Somalia , the German soldiers until recently was only 11 soldiers.
According to the justification of the German troops ' mission in accordance with the decision that instability in the Horn of Africa poses a threat to security in Europe as well.
The German government says that since the beginning of the Somali forces led by the European Union since 2010 training mission has been training about 5,400 Somali troops so far

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Somalia H:E President of Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, The Arab League Amman Summit Speech





Somalia H:E President of Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo
 The president's speech
President of the Federal Republic of Somalia 
Somalia H:E President of Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, The Arab League Amman Summit Speech
before the 
Arab Summit 
held in Sea the Dead Jordan 
March 29, 2017 In the 
name of God the Merciful Your 
Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses , 
Excellencies
His Excellency the Secretary General of the League of Arab State
Gentlemen , heads of delegations
ladies and Gentlemen, peace be upon you and God 's mercy and blessings be upon you begin by thanking and appreciation to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 's King, government and people , and especially thank His Majesty King Abdullah II, President of the twenty - eighth session of the summit presentation Yeh for his kind invitation to us to participate in the work ofthis summit, and for the warm reception and generous hospitality, I wouldalso like to thank and due to His Excellency President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz , President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania , the sister, thePresident of the previous summit , which led the vessel to safety wisely.
- and I share for the first time in an Arab summit let me extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses and HE the Secretary General of the League of Arab States to congratulate them and Tpricathm us on the occasion Atnkhabna President of the Republic of Somalia , federal, and assure you that I will do my best to be an active member and active contributor in the Arab labor joint.
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses:
It was natural to convene the Arab summits always the Arab world passes through certain circumstances, where each summit dealt with topics and issues before it and issue appropriate decisions according to the prevailing circumstances, and this summit , like other Arab summits held in exceptional circumstances and in the period critical and accurate Arab world , which is facing the challenges of security, political, economic and humanitarian needs us more collective action and to unify the efforts and the word and take appropriate decisions to confront and overcome insurance for the protection of our present and for the future of our countries and our peoples.
- The security and humanitarian challenges of the most serious facing theArab world at the moment and came mostly due to internal differences, Throughout the Arab world are suffering our people in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen , the problem of strife, wars , and the lack of security and stability, so we invite them all to renounce violence and unite and tell them the reality of Our experience and long bitter that there is no alternative to dialogue and sit at the negotiating table, then stand united against the terrorists who reject peace because terrorism is aimed at everyone.
• All crises and challenges that we talked about and facing a number of Arab countries sister and other threatening and ignite the fire on Aziza from the Arab parts of the body, it can not end with a magic wand unless our summit take this crucial political decisions extinguish the fire before the flames reach the relatively safe areas the entire Arab body Victal.
• I am in this place the oldest advice fraternal Arab countries which iswitnessing disputes and internal conflicts and acts of violence that benefit from the experience and the lesson of Somalia there is no substitute for dialogue, no matter how prolonged the war and whatever spilled the blood of the parties will turn eventually to dialogue so they inject their blood.

Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses:
Despite the crises and challenges looming over the Arab world has bled you human from Somalia , where he held elections in our country early this year in an atmosphere for peaceful and unprecedented Anthus free democratic transparent and was broadcast live in full view of all the world starting with the legislative elections , which the Somali people elected according to which the members of the Federal parliament , which consists of the parliament and the Senate, followed by the presidential elections that were not less enthusiastic presence and where the members of parliament and the Senate together to perform the constitutional duty and the election of a new president of the Republic responded in a manner Rigg Of the Somali people in change and received the Somali people as a result of the elections by welcoming and cheers, and welcomed and blessed by the international community, and these elections have been through the ballot boxes peaceful transfer of power between the new presidents and former before the heavy presence of international Almojta and under the eyes of the local and international media lenses, and in the light of the election result, according as determined by the Constitution and the system in force in the country, we have appointed brother Hassan Ali charity a new prime minister who won the confidence of the parliament and on March 21 the formation of the new government and submitted it to the parliament again to gain confidence.

Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses:
Somalia 's new government faces a number of challenges that need to be realistic planning and support to our brothers and friends to overcome. Many polymorphic challenges and worst:
1. the danger of extremism and terrorism ,
the continuing attacks and terrorist bombings subsequent that destroy what was built by the Somalis with their efforts and their race and claim the lives of thousands of unarmed innocent and deplete the human and material energies, is the president who is an obstacle to the reconstruction of Somalia and restore security and stability of the danger. It is true that terrorism has become epidemic spread in most of the world 's continents, but we suffered from the Massaibh for is short and more than any other country, and the reality of the experience we call on the world to unite positions and coordinate its efforts and assembling its resources to confront and eradicate the plague of terrorism , which does not exclude anyone.
2. wave of drought and famine:
recurrent drought in Somalia is due to the phenomenon of climate change in the world and the interruption of rain, dry rivers and gore water sources, causing famine and the spread of epidemics and deadly diseases for more than three million children, women and elderly Somalis who may be exposed to the risk of death unless their ministry and providing assistance to them, and also causes drought killed millions of heads of livestock which is one of the most important pillars of the Somali economy. The face of the risk of drought need urgent action and effective relief to those affected and need a movement medium and long term to find sustainable solutions to break the cycles of successive drought by providing permanent water sources and the expansion of agricultural land.
3. limited physical possibilities:
no doubt that any country is exposed to a series of wars and strife and turmoil for a period of twenty - six years will collapse , its economy and up to the brink of bankruptcy and poverty no matter how great potential and flourishing economy , and this situation is Mayaaneha the Somali people at the moment and make efforts to overcome them.
- Somali people face the challenges and risks that I 've listed thetogetherness of the official and popular efforts and stand united and bearing in mind first and foremost to assist drought - affected where harnessing all material capabilities limited to provide some of the immediate needs of food and medical supplies , but the little that we have to Effi the desired goal and ISD the need for affected brothers therefore appeal to our brothers in the Arab world from governments, philanthropic organizations and the private sector to rise up to save millions of Somalis affected by providing emergency humanitarian aid of food, medical and water drinkable Oll Agriculture and livestock watering.
Your Majesties, Excellencies and Highnesses:
The temporary aid and aid emergency can not be a solution to what we are experiencing economic problems and do not achieve what we are looking for economic growth and rebuilding the infrastructure and the fight against terrorism, extremism and provide security to the citizens so we appeal to our brothers in the Arab countries to take one practical steps include:
1. to stand by the Somali government and its support in the fight against terrorism and extremism through the Somali National army and security services building and the provision of equipment necessary for them weapons and help improve the performance of the judicial organs and the judiciary.
2. Review the special support of Somalia items in the decisions taken by the Arab summits of successive terms of the new government of the Republic of Somalia attaches hopes to implement the provisions of these resolutions, and we request the current of our summit to issue decisions calls for treatment plant assistance to meet the challenges and risks that we mentioned and to activate and implement all decisions with the support of Somalia, and the mention of which decision to Sharm el - Sheikh summit to provide urgent financial support amounting to ten million dollars a month for the Somali government 's budget for one year and the decision to hold a conference for the development of Arab Somalia this year, and in this context , I would like to express our thanks Jizzi And gratitude for the decision of the State of Kuwait to host conference to support Somalia 's education sector , hoping to take place as soon as possible and look forward to Arab broad participation and effective in this conference, reform of the education sector approaches important to address the problems of Somalia and in the forefront of the problem of violence directed young Somali movements of terrorist and extremist.
3. invite Arab businessmen and the private sector to Arab investment in Somalia and more open Arab markets to Somali products.
4. Provide possible long - term Odion financial aid to help Somalia in theextraction of resources buried in the ground and in the depths of the sea and the development of agricultural, livestock and fisheries.
Conclusion:audience you asking God to grant our summit with successGentlemen , heads of delegat

Saturday, March 25, 2017

COMMUNIQUÉ: SPECIAL SUMMIT OF THE IGAD HEADS OF STATE ON DURABLE SOLUTIONS FOR SOMALI REFUGEES

COMMUNIQUÉ:  SPECIAL SUMMIT OF THE IGAD HEADS OF STATE ON DURABLE SOLUTIONS FOR SOMALI REFUGEES
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Somali President His Excellency Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo IGAD summit speech



Federal Republic of Somalia
Statement by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia
On Special Summit of IGAD Heads of States and Governments on Protection and Durable Solutions of Somali Refugees
Nairobi, 25 March 2017

Excellences and distinguished delegates:

Presidents, Prime Ministers and Vice Presidents of the IGAD Member States;
I would like to take this opportunity to thank H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya for hosting this special Summit on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees.

I would also like to thank the head of the UN High Commission for Refugees, H.E. Filippo Grandi and Ambassador Alex Rondos of the European Union for co-organizing this important event.

Most importantly, I want to express my deepest gratitude to the people and governments of IGAD member states and Yemen, who collectively host more than one million Somali refugees in their countries. Your generosity to my people at the time of their greatest need is immensely appreciated. On behalf of my people, we are eternally grateful to you.

Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentleman:

I take this opportunity to commend you for the commitment you have demonstrated by attending this important summit, which renews attention to the plight of Somali refugees and IDPs, considered to be one of the most protracted problems in the world.

This summit is the culmination of a series of meetings and side events intended to bring to the attention of the world, the magnitude and complexity of the Somali refugees and IDPs. I refer here to a few of those meetings:
The High Level Global Initiative on Somali Refugees in Geneva in 2013, followed by the one in Addis Ababa in August 2014 which resulted in the Addis Ababa Commitment by the countries in the region hosting Somali refugees.

These commitments were also highlighted at the High Level Partnership Forum held in Mogadishu between 29-30 July 2015, the High Level side event on Somalia held at the margins of the General Assembly in New York on 28 September 2015, the General Assembly meeting and September’s Commitment to Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and its side event on Somali refugees, and lastly, the IGAD meeting held in Mogadishu on the 13th September 2016 and its resolution to hold this Special Summit.

These commitments and those entered into within the Tripartite Agreement of November 2013, and its six months extension, all are based on two crucial principles which are: To find sustainable and durable solutions to the problem of Somali displacement, and to preserve the institution of asylum.
Let me say at the outset that, it is my hope that we will be able to re-dedicate ourselves to the achievement of both these aspects for the benefit of the Somali displaced people.

Today, about two and half million Somali refugees and IDPs live in camps in and out of the country. Tragically, some have lived in these camps for 3 generations, all because the environment wasn’t conducive enough in Somalia for them to return. That said, many have voluntarily returned over the past few years, as conditions in their regions have improved gradually.
However, the current drought and the looming famine pose yet another challenge to voluntary return. We must not leave a stone unturned to avert another famine in Somalia.

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen:

The Federal Government of Somalia has made Durable Solutions for Refugees and IDPs a centerpiece of its resilience strategy. The basis of our strategy is the inherent believe that refugees and IDPs are deeply tired of being displaced and living on handouts in squalid camps. Moreover, it’s based on the principle that the overwhelming majority of them would rather live in dignity and self-reliance. Based on that, our strategy aims to unshackle them from the vicious cycle of displacement, and investing in their innate ability to reclaim their dignity. For far too long, we have been investing in the management of refugees and IDPs. Time has come for us to invest in their God-given ability to manage themselves.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Daawo War Farxad leh Qodo Muhim ah oo ay ku heshiyen Somali iyo Kenya

Press Release: Dhamaan Xubnaha Xildhibaanada ah ee isku bahaystay qabyalaada si ay sadbursi awoodeed u helaan

سَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

 Press release: Gudoomiya Isbadaldoonka shacabka soomaaliyeed

Ku: Dhamaan Xubnaha Xildhibaanada ah ee isku bahaystay qabyalaada si ay sadbursi awoodeed u helaan =Muqdisho=
Ujeeddo:- Digniin kama danbeys ah.
Anigoo ku hadlaaya magaca dhamaan Isimada ama Salaadiinta caafimaadka qaba ee Beelaha Soomaaliyeed meel ay joogaanba, magaca Shacabka Soomaaliyeed ee wadaniyiinta ah iyo magacayga waxaan uga digaayaa inay kusii adkaystaan ama kusii dhiiradaan falkooda daneystanimo ee meelka dhaca ku ah Xildhibaanada kale ee sharafta leh dhamaan Xildhibaanada isu bahaystey qabyaalada si ay sadbursi awoodeed uga helaan Xukuumadeena curdanka ah ee baryahan ku mashquulsanaa in ay is hortaagaan ansixinta Golaha Wasiirada la magacaabey dhawaan.
 Waxaan leeyahay Xildhibaanoow Allaah ka cabsada cabsida uu mudan yahay kana waantooba qabyaalada iyo isbahaysiga xaqdara ku dhisan ee kasoo horjeeda Maslaxada Guud ee Dalka, Dadka iyo Diinta Soomaaliyeed isla mar ahaantaasna ceebta ku ah magaciina iyo diintiina maadaama aad Allaah hortiisa Kitaab ku dhaarateen inaad daacad ugu adeegaysaan Maslaxada Dalka, Dadka iyo Diinta Soomaaliyeed.
 Soomaalidu waxay ku maahmaahdaa "meeshaad nin ka qaadatid nin ayaa uga tagtey" ee ogaada hadaad qabiilkiina la safataan inaad Qaranimadii qabyaalad ka doorateen, taariikhdaana xusi doonta Xildhibaan walbaa sidii u dhaqmay mudaduu xilka hayey.
Allaah xeer u dhigta Ummaddana ka xishooda inshaa Allaahh.


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Kenyan president Hosted a State Banquet in honour of Somalia President H:E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. President Republic of Kenya H:E Uhuru Kenyatta Joint press briefing

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President Republic of Kenya H:E Uhuru KenyattaJoint press briefing with H:E Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

 Kenyan president Hosted a State Banquet in honour of Somalia President H:E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed at State House
Hosted a State Banquet in honour of Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed at State House.

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmaajo) Kenya State Visit

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Why al-Shabaab Attacks Kenya: Questioning the Narrative Paradigm: Terrorism and Political Violence: Vol 0, No 0

This article questions the current narrative paradigm and argues that al-Shabaab attacks Kenya for strategic and highly rational reasons, beyond sharing a border and having bases in southern Somalia closer to major population centres than Ethiopia or Uganda. Al-Shabaab targets Kenya more than other frontline states because of the opportunity spaces linked to Kenya’s international status and visibility, its relatively free and independent media that widely publicizes terrorist attacks, a highly developed and lucrative tourist sector that provides soft targets, the comparatively high number of Kenyan foreign fighters within the group’s ranks, the presence of terror cells in Kenya, expanding democratic space, and high levels of corruption. These variables play into al-Shabaab’s motivations and aid planning and execution of terrorist acts that aim to fulfil the group’s quest to survive by maintaining relevance. In order to address this predictable menace, we offer a number of measures that Kenya needs to take, including reducing corruption in order to properly invest in intelligence efforts and relevant homeland security measures, thereby making it possible for Kenya to sustainably and effectively combat al-Shabaab.
Why al-Shabaab Attacks Kenya: Questioning the Narrative Paradigm: Terrorism and Political Violence: Vol 0, No 0: (2017). Why al-Shabaab Attacks Kenya: Questioning the Narrative Paradigm. Terrorism and Political Violence. Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1080/09546553.2017.1290607

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo said UN chief's visit to Somalia reinforces the severity of the drought facing Somalia


Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo said UN chief's visit to Somalia reinforces the severity of the drought facing the country,

Make Somalia Great Again Somalia newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo ia Already making Somalia Great Again

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Somalia: Countdown to AMISOM Withdrawal

Kampala — The swearing-in last week of Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" was greeted with a surge of optimism on the streets of Mogadishu that a new era of stability was on its way.
He won by a landslide, on a wave of nationalist fervour. But the fact that the ceremony took place in a highly secured airport zone, under the control of African Union peacekeepers, in a city repeatedly bombed by the jihadist group al-Shabab, betrays how huge the task confronting him is.
The International Crisis Group's latest report said Farmajo had benefited from being seen as the right leader "to build a robust Somali National Army (SNA), speed up the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)'s exit, stabilise security, curb interventions by neighbouring countries, and protect Somalia's dignity and sovereignty."
But this is an ambitious wish list and the path ahead is fraught with danger.
Countdown
Central to Somalia's security is the 22,000-strong AMISOM multinational force. It has been in Somalia for a decade, battling al-Shabab and helping slowly expand state authority.
AMISOM is due to start withdrawing its troops from October next year and is expected to be fully out of the country by December 2020, handing over to the SNA, which will probably number just 20,000.
"AMISOM alone cannot defeat al-Shabab," said a report last year by Mogadishu's Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS). "This can only happen if AMISOM can partner with a capable, legitimate and inclusive set of Somali security forces."
But the Somali National Army is a force beset with problems, particularly over corruption, capacity and its acceptance in regions beyond Mogadishu. At the moment, there are doubts it will be able to stand up to a degraded, but still dangerous, insurgency.
Francisco Madeira, AU special representative to Somalia, is painfully aware of that challenge. "Building the capacity of the Somali National Security Forces is something that is central to the mandate of AMISOM, and we are doing this to the best of our ability and within the available resources," he told IRIN
oo soon?
Given this, and the historically weak and divided nature of the Somali state, experts fear AMISOM's departure will be premature.
"It seems highly unlikely to me that the Somali army [and state institutions] would be ready in just three years, given the current state of the security situation," said Nina Wilen, a research fellow at Université Libre de Bruxelles.
"A withdrawal of AMISOM in 2020 will be untimely," agreed Christian Ani Ndubuisi, a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies. A more viable option, he believes, is for international donors to support a longer transition, of five to 10 years.
The challenge for AMISOM is that exiting Somalia with some honour hinges on several factors beyond its control. Crucially, it relies on international funding, and not enough has been forthcoming "to seriously degrade rather than simply displace al-Shabab", said the HIPS report.
AMISOM draws its main fighting forces from Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Burundi. Allowances for the troops are paid by the EU, and logistical support - from food to medical supplies - is provided by the UN. The attack helicopters it desperately needs have not been available.
There is also now trouble in the ranks of the troop-contributing nations, which have threatened to withdraw ever since the EU cut the monthly allowance paid to soldiers by 20 percent in January 2016, from $1,028 to $822.
While the AU argues that its soldiers bleed and the West provides only money, the EU counters that there are other peace operations on the continent deserving of its support, including Central African Republic, Mali and the Lake Chad crisis.
"AMISOM will celebrate its 10th year this year, and the main funder [the EU] does not see the light at the end of the tunnel," said Thierry Vircoulon, ICG project director for Central Africa. "It is not ready to fund another never-ending peacekeeping mission as the UN usually does."
Somalia: Countdown to AMISOM Withdrawal - Is Somalia Ready? - allAfrica.com

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

When our world changed forever

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic

Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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