Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Somalia PM visit Jubaland forces training camp and the Somali Army who currently returned outside Kismayo : RA'ISUL WASAARE CABDIWELI OO BOOQDAY XERADA CIIDAMADA LAGU TABABARO EE M...

'UPDF instructors trained Al-Shabaab fighters'

UPDF instructors trained ten Al-Shabaab fighters using African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) facilities on instructions from their commanders.
Lance Corporal, Jackson Byabagambi, told the General Court Martial in Makindye, a Kampala suburb, Tuesday that the ten Al-Shabaab fighters were trained at Aljazeera training ground shared by AMISOM troops and Somalia National Army (SNA) last May.

Maj. Frank Kawero, formally the training officer at Aljazeera training school and Capt. Hassan Wantimba, formally the school’s chief instructor, are facing trial for having allegedly sneaked the Al-Shabaab fighters into the military facility to attend training on firing guns.

Byabagambi told court presided over by, Brig. Moses Ssentongo, that the alshabab fighters were trained under instructions from Watimba. He added that the SNA commandant in the camp stopped them from training the group because they were not known and their training had not been scheduled.

 “Watimba and Kawero then met the SNA commandant. After their meeting, Watimba told us to continue with the training without worry, but he asked us not to use SNA facilities,” Byabagambi said.

The witness explained that the two weeks training took place at the time when the AMISOM commandant from Ethiopia was on leave and he had left Watimba and Kawero in charge.

During examination by prosecutors Capt. Gerald Bamwitirebye and Lt. Ambrose Baguma, the witness said before the group arrived in the camp for training, Watimba told them to be prepared to train “a group” from alshabab

'UPDF instructors trained Al-Shabaab fighters'

Somali Prime Minister meets with the traditiona​l elders and women’s groups of Jubba

Mogadishu, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 – The Prime Minister of Somalia His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and a delegation he is leading have been in Kismayo, the capital of the Interim Jubba Administration, on an official visit since Saturday, April 11th 2014. In keeping with his promise to meet with various sectors of the community, the Prime Minister met with traditional elders and women’s groups from Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba and Gedo regions in Kismayo as part of his efforts to accelerate the on-going reconciliation process in the Jubba regions.
In his meeting with the traditional elders, H.E. the Prime Minister praised their historic role in promoting peace and harmony within the different communities, and called on them to assume an even bigger role in reviving peaceful co-existence among the people of the Jubba regions.

“The people of the Jubbas are brothers and sisters who have historically lived together in mutual respect and harmony while sharing everything they had. Today, there is a need to restore the brotherhood, collaboration and cooperation you were famous for. My government is ready to support the reconciliation effort from the grassroots level in the villages to the regional and federal state levels of Jubba,” said Prime Minister Ahmed while addressing the assembly of traditional elders.
The Prime Minister also met with the members of various women’s groups from the three regions of Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba and Gedo. He asked for their support in peace-building while emphasizing his government’s commitment to advancing peace in the country by establishing working institutions and credible security and governance structures.
“The Somali women are an important part of our history in the key role they played in the country’s struggle for independence. We now need you to take a leadership role in reconciling the people and resolving the conflicts in Jubba,” H.E. Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed told the women’s groups.
On their part, the traditional elders and women’s groups promised to support the government in its efforts to unify the people of Jubba and committed to work together to ensure prosperity and harmony in the Jubba regions.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ahmed and his delegation have been engaged in continuous meetings with the leaders of the Interim Jubba Administration. An official announcement is expected through the media to announce the results of these consultations once they are concluded.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Somali Prime Minister visits important sites in Kismayo

H.E. the Prime Minister was very pleased with the reception he received and announced his intention to meet with various sectors of the community while he is visiting the city.
The Prime Minister of the Somali Federal Government His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed arrived in Kismayo, the capital of the Interim Jubba Administration, on Saturday, April 11th 2014. The Prime Minister and his delegation, which includes Somali Federal Government cabinet and parliament members, received a warm welcome in Kismayo from Ahmed Mohamed Islam (Madobe), the President of the Interim Jubba Administration and other high-ranking officials. The Prime Minister’s trip to Kismayo follows his visit to some of the areas that were recently recovered from al-Shabaab terrorists.
“I bring you profound salutations from the President of the Federal Government of Somalia and the Speaker of the Parliament. I am greatly honoured to be received with such immense friendship and goodwill by the people of Kismayo,” said H.E. Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.
On his part, Islam announced his full support for the Federal Government of Somalia and remarked on the similarities between Mogadishu and Kismayo, calling them twin cities.

The Prime Minister stated his intention to focus on development, security and the revival of various livelihood projects during his Kismayo visit. He highlighted the importance of pushing on-going efforts to stabilize the region and promised that the Federal Government will oversee the preservation of peace in all areas. H.E. the Prime Minister said that all parties will build on the Addis Ababa Agreement and vowed to oversee its full implementation. In addition, he held meetings with AMISOM officials to discuss enhancing security in order to advance development and reconstruction in the region.
As part of his Kismayo visit, H.E. Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed toured government facilities including schools, hospitals, the port, and other public structures in Kismayo. H.E. Ahmed Madobe accompanied him on the tours.
During his visit to the Kismayo General Hospital, the officials of the hospital briefed H.E. Prime Minster Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, after which he declared that the central government will deliver urgent assistance to the hospital. He announced that the Minister of Health will pay a working visit to Kismayo to assess the needs of the hospital. The Prime Minister also authorized the Ministry of Interior Affairs to provide immediate food aid to the newly liberated areas in Jubba.
In addition, H.E. Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed visited the recently rehabilitated facilities of the Ministry of Interior and the Central Bank of the Jubba Administration, which represent the progress Kismayo has made since the liberation of the city by Somali National Forces and AMISOM. The inaugurated bank will boost the public financial management of the Jubba Administration, and signals the administration’s commitment to promoting transparency and accountability.
“We are delighted and proud to witness the Jubba Administration’s progress in Kismayo. The people of Kismayo have suffered many years of civil war and extremism. The city of Kismayo is now ready for prosperity after decades of civil strife,” said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister concluded his tour of public facilities by overseeing operations at the Port of Kismayo where he pledged to assist efforts to rehabilitate the port as it serves many Somali citizens in Jubba.
Sagal Ahmed
Senior Press Officer
Prime Minister’s Media Office
Mogadishu, Somalia

Somalia: PM in Kismayo Port City for official visit

KISMAYO, Somalia April 13, 2014 (terrorfreesomalia )-Federal Government of Somalia's Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed on Thursday arrived in the southern port city of Kismayo for official tour, marking his first visit since being appointed to the post in December 2013, terror free Somalia  reports.

Jubaland President Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islam (Madobe), Vice President Gen. Abdullahi Sheikh Ismael Fartag, cabinet ministers and traditional leaders received Prime Minister Mohamed at Kismayo International airport where he was saluted by a division from Jubaland forces.
Addressing reporters during a joint press conference with President Madobe, Mohamed said that he will hold discussions on Jubba agreement and the ongoing stabilization efforts with Jubaland officials.

"[Federal Government of Somalia] looks forward to removing Al Shabaab remnants from the areas under their control," said the Prime Minister. "Jubba agreement is of utmost priority for both sides [Federal Government and Jubaland] and I hope our talks will focus on key issues regarding security, liberation and stabilization efforts".

Speaking on BBC Somali Service, Jubaland Interior Minister Gen. Mohamed Warsame Darwiish unveiled that Jubaland security forces have been put on high alert for possible terror plots following the arrival of Somalia's Prime Minister in Kismayo.

He added, tight security is in place and terror threats continue to abate spectacularly due to effective measures being taken by Jubaland administration.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Abdiweli alongside his entourage and Jubaland leader toured several landmark sites including Kismayo General Hospital, the lucrative seaport, schools and former national insurance company complex.

Earlier this week, Mohamed made a surprise visit to Hiraan regional district of Bule Barde, discussing the humanitarian and security situation after Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab fighters have been flushed out of a string of strategic towns in central and southwestern Somalia.

As a follow-up move, he visited agriculture-rich town and Middle Shabelle regional capital of Jowhar, with local residents asking his government to mitigate recurrent disasters such as severe floods that more recently threatened the lives of hundreds of people.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Somali PM visits the port city of Kismayo amid alarming insecurity

A high-level delegation led by Somali prime minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has arrived on Saturday in the country's southern port city of Kismayo, the regional capital of Lower Jubba region.
As the city's security has been deteriorating over the last two years, Somali PM, paid a visit to Kismayo today in an attempt Somali government wants to boost implementing the Federal system across the country before 2016 when the current government expires.
Reports said Security of the town had been heightened while heave security presence could be observed in the main roads of Kismayo city ahead of the Somali PM's arrival.
Ras Kamboni militia leader Ahmed Madobe and dozens of Kenyan army commanders have jointly participated in welcoming the Prime minister and his delegation on their arrival in Kismayo on Saturday afternoon.
It is the first visit of prime minister Ahmed to Kismayo city since Somali national army alongside with Kenyan army, part of African Union troops seized from Al-shabab militants in 2012.
The notorious clan-based Ras Kamboni militiamen led by Ahmed Madobe are committing crimes against humanity in Kismayo since 2012 and residents are worried about their life and property dueo to the growing insecurity.
Somali National Army marks 54th anniversary
Somali National Army (SNA) marked On Saturday the 54th anniversary of its foundation in several regions in the country.
In Mogadishu, a well-organized ceremony was held at the ministry of defense building in Mogadishu marking the 54th birthday of the national army with the presence of Somalia president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, ministers and senior army officials were in attendance
Somali president and national army chief Gen. Dahir Adan Elmi gave a speech at the ceremony held at the defense ministry complex and congratulated the national army for their 54th anniversary.
"Despite challenges, the national army did a remarkable success for the liberation of the country from Al Qaeda-linked group of Al shabaab and restoring peace and stabilty in Somalia," said army chief.
Elsewhere in the country, the army celebrated the 54th anniversary in several regions controlled by Somalia government. Somali forces work under hostile conditions and endures difficulties, including lack of salaries to protect their country from enemy.
Somali national army (SNA) was established in 12th April in 1960 after Somalia got its full independence from the Italian colonials.
Goobweyn Somalia Lower Jubba region.Somali national army (SNA) marked On Saturday the 54th anniversary
Hussein Abdulahi Salah

Somali PM is his second day in Kismayo town

Mohamed Warsame Darwish, security minister of Jubba interim administration who spoke to BBC Somali service said that the Prime Minister, Abdi Weli Sheikh Ahmed and their administration will discuss the current situation in whole territory.
“We will discuss with the PM Security and anti-alshabab fighting”, the minister said.
“Security of Kismayo is better than how is used to be before Jubba interim administration. We have done campaign against instability”, he said.
Somali PM, Abdi Weli has landed Kismayo airport on Saturday where he received a huge welcome.
A statement from media office of Somali PM, Abdi Weli confirmed that he will remain Kismayo till Monday.
This trip is the first of its kind which he reaches Kismayo where there is administration which Somali government recognizes.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Prime Minister visited Bulo Burde and Jowhar

Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed along with Council Ministers, the Ambassador of Djibouti and officials from the Somali National Army, visited Jowhar and Bulo Burde to honor both districts recent liberation.The Prime Minister began his visit with Bulo Burde district which is one of the recently freed towns by the Somali National Army in a joint operation with AMISOM against Al-shabaab Militia Group. The Prime Minister thanked the Somali National Army and AMISOM for their bravery in eradicating Al-shabaab from the town. He sent his condolences to the families and relatives of those innocent lives lost in the deplorable Hotel explosion. The Prime Minister also touched on the strategic importance of Bulo Burde politically and economically to the nation.
Traditional elders of Bulo Burde have stated that they lived under pressure, torture and oppression for the last six years and regained their freedom on the twelfth of last month. The elders have requested the government to bring back basic services such as education, health and the establishment of a police force. The security sector of their region must be prioritized. The Minister of National Security, Abdikarim Hussein Guleed, promised the renovation of police stations as well as the CID.

Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, said:
“I am very pleased this morning that Bulo Burde has become the first district I've visited outside Mogadishu. Once again, I would like to send my deepest heartfelt condolences to the families and relatives who have lost loved ones at the hands of cowards who committed heinous acts of terrorism”
“Al-shabaab is a national destructive force who have brainwashed the youth to follow their incorrect ideology. They have an agenda that goes against Somalia and the Somali people. Al-shabaab has denied our nation a chance to grow, for our people to develop and escape poverty. We must urge the people of Bulo Burde to lead in the elimination of Al-shabaab from their hideouts in the region. Henceforth, Bulo Burde will receive government services”
The Prime Minister also visited Jowhar in the Middle Shabelle district. He was greeted with overwhelming support by local residents led by the provincial administration. He also met with traditional elders, assembly of women, provincial administration and the youth of Jowhar.
Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, said:
“The government has and will continue fighting by your side. I have arrived today to express my joy and gratitude with you in regards to your liberation. There have been many Ministers including the Minister of Agriculture, who have arrived and shown their support. The Minister of Agriculture has presided over renovating the watering farm canals and we must work together as a people and a government in rebuilding those canals.”
“Any member of the Council of Ministers will come to Jowhar and must make it a national duty to perform community service development. The ministries will be judged based on their engagement and work with the community. My government will not be limited to Mogadishu alone and I will ensure every region has access to basic services”
The Prime Minister affirmed that members of the Council of Ministers will come to Jowhar. The Ministries will be judged based on their engagement and work within the community. He also emphasized that his government will reach throughout the regions and aide them. Furthermore, the Prime Minister informed the people of Jowhar that this visit will not be his last one. He stated that he will return in order to consult with the people and assist them towards development.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Impact of Makaburi death on radicalism in Kenya as yet unclear

At the time of his assassination, Kenyan Islamist cleric Abubakar Shariff Ahmed was revered as an important figurehead among extremist circles, sparking concerns that his death could derail dialogue efforts rather than stem youth radicalism in the Coast region.

Although Ahmed, known as Makaburi, had become al-Shabaab's "poster boy" in Kenya, his death should not be celebrated, said Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa.
He said Makaburi's death would demoralise al-Shabaab members in the long-term if a charismatic replacement is not found, but his elimination itself is not an end to radicalism and violence in the short-term.
"Makaburi was part of the dialogue we have been holding with religious leaders, youths, [civil society] and the larger community," Marwa told Sabahi. "I am not certain how sincerely he was committed to the cause of dialogue, but it may derail a little."
Suspicions that the government may have been involved in his killing could also further undermine the government's peace efforts in the Coast region, he said.
"But in the long term, [his followers] will be demoralised without a figure to look up to for inspiration and rhetoric," he added.
To restore public trust and contain the escalation of violence, the government will continue with community dialogue, he said.
Makaburi, who was killed April 1st by unidentified gunmen outside Shanzu Law Courts in Mombasa, was a controversial figure associated with Masjid Shuhadaa (formerly Masjid Mussa) in Mombasa, and was on international sanctions lists for supporting terrorist groups.
He was a close ally of radical Islamist Aboud Rogo Mohammed, who was assassinated in August 2012 in a drive-by shooting. Rogo's successor Sheikh Ibrahim Ismail and three of his companions were also assassinated in a drive-by shooting in October 2013, sparking riots in Mombasa.
While Makaburi was not seen as a direct replacement for Rogo and Ismail, after their deaths he had become a more visible leader among radicals in Kenya.
In all three cases, police have not apprehended any suspects and the deaths have gone unpunished.
Marwa said investigations were ongoing to establish who was behind the killings, denying claims that the government was involved.
"It is not the business of the government to eliminate suspects," he said. "We were not involved in the previous killings and I strongly believe that we are not involved in Makaburi's death."

Makaburi's increasing radicalism over time

Director of the Kenya Police Reserve and Community Policing Aggrey Adoli, who served as Coast region police chief until February, said Makaburi did not possess the oratory prowess and charisma of Rogo but had become bolder after Rogo's death.
Before Rogo's death, Makaburi was viewed as withdrawn, soft spoken and too shy to be considered a natural replacement, Adoli told Sabahi.
"Rogo's fiery and confrontational style of delivering speeches, sermons and lectures is in sharp contrast to the calm and collected nature of Makaburi," he said. "But in both delivery and conduct they both had ability to poison and radicalise the youths."
By the time of his death, supporters saw Makaburi's character as humble and non-confrontational as a virtue to spread radicalism, Adoli said.
Makaburi was also respected by jihadists because of his ties to al-Qaeda in Yemen, as he reportedly travelled there frequently and lived there between 1980 and 1995.
"What is certain is that on his return he had developed strange views at a time when radicalism was still a strange phenomenon in Kenya," he said.
"If you compare the two of them, Makaburi had closer ties to Yemen where he mingled with al-Qaeda operatives and also trained in various guns," said Adoli, underscoring how essential Makaburi was to extremist networks in Mombasa even while Rogo was alive.
"When we were investigating his activities around 2010 Makaburi operated discreetly," he said, adding that authorities could not gather enough evidence at that time to prosecute him.
By 2012, when police connected him to al-Shabaab's recruitment drives in Kenya, Adoli said they noticed his modus operandi had changed.
After Rogo's death, Makaburi shifted from his behind-the-scenes activities to taking a more visible leadership role and being more vocal and open about his views.
Makaburi cleared any doubts about his allegiance to al-Shabaab when he described the Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi as "100-percent justified".
"We were a bit surprised that he was now supporting violence openly, even in the media," Adoli said describing the shift in Makaburi's behaviour.
"There are four or six other individuals we were pursuing in the war on terror, but no one can replace him in the near future," he said. "Makaburi was our main man and his death, regardless how he met it, is a positive step on war on terror."

Killing clerics could radicalise moderate youth

Security analyst and retired Kenyan army Colonel Daud Sheikh Ahmed also said it will be difficult to replace Makaburi's influence and connections in the near future.
"In a way, Makaburi took over from where Rogo left off," Ahmed told Sabahi.
"[With the belief] that he was a marked man and would be killed anyway, Makaburi came out [in the] open," he said. "Even al-Shabaab in Somalia does not operate as openly as Makaburi did. That set him apart and provided potential radicals with a point-man."
Therefore, Makaburi's death is a significant blow to radicalism and the general image of al-Shabaab, Ahmed said, adding that the group will find it difficult to find another notable Kenyan to represent them.
"Through Makaburi, al-Shabaab had wanted to shrug off claims that the group is only [made of] Somalis and fighting for Somalia," he said.
The boldness of Makaburi's speeches in the last few years was exactly what won him the support of Rogo followers and other likeminded people.
Nevertheless, Mombasa County Senator Hassan Omar Hassan warned that if the state was found to be behind the killings of Rogo, Ismail and Makaburi, it could inadvertently fuel al-Shabaab rhetoric and recruitment.
"Those being killed may openly support al-Shabaab or other terror outfits, but killing them instead of arresting them and prosecuting them could be motivation enough to attract even Muslim moderates who have been against violence meted out by al-Shabaab," Hassan told Sabahi.
"These killings are giving us leaders a hard time to prevail upon our people [and ensure that they] maintain calm and respect rules of the country," he said. "We maintain that dialogue is the solution to this violent standoff. It may take more time than the government expects but these extrajudicial killings are scuttling dialogue effort." via sabahionline

Five civilians were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Somalia,

At least five civilians were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Somalia, while another explosion in capital Mogadishu killed a government official, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday.

several African Union (AU) peacekeepers and civilians were killed and many others injured when a roadside bomb exploded outside an AU military base in the southern port town of Kismayo in the lower Juba region, according to  Witness Report.
"We are not sure yet about how many were killed or wounded, but the explosion was a powerful one, and it was followed by several bullets fired by (AU) troops," 
At least five dead civilians and several injured people were brought to Kismayo General Hospital, a medical supervisor told  on the condition of anonymity.
Raskamboni Islamist warlord backed by Kenya, Ahmed Madoobe elected himself as juba  leader. Somali government ask.. Kenya Defence Forces to leave from the City of kismayo .  Kenyans Army are supporting .Ogade clan  brigade, a militia call Raskamboni , they are  Committing  Crimes Against Humanity  according to U.N. reports. 

 Non-kenyan (AMISOM) peace keeping mission operated by the AU in Somalia with approval by the UN.were specifically targeted"for the last few weeks in city of kismayuSuspicion and distrust is very high.
The target of the attack was a convoy of Burundian soldiers belonging to the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)  is politically motivated, witnesses said. Raskamboni was suspected of conducting the attack, 

press conference : victim families from kismayo speak up against one of the worst atrocities in Somalia....Barnaamij gaar ah oo looga hadlayo dhibaatooyinka Kismaayo ka socda

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Somalia: Allied Forces Take Wabho Town, UN's political bias cripples its aid to Somalia – Red Crescent

he Somali National Army (SNA) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces took control of Wabho town in Galgadud region Sunday (April 6th), Garowe Online reported.
"After fierce fighting, we dislodged al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab fighters from Wabho," said Deputy Governor of Galgadud region Abdihakim Abdullahi.
AMISOM and the SNA engaged with al-Shabaab in a two-day gun battle over the town, resulting in 30 militants reported killed.
Al-Shabaab spokesman Ali Mohamud Rage claimed that militant forces killed Somali and Ethiopian soldiers in the clashes.
The casualties on both sides could not be independently verified.
Abdullahi said business operations have returned to normal in Wabho, but he called on international humanitarian organisations to rapidly dispatch aid for area residents who are in great need of assistance, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported.

UN's political bias cripples its aid to Somalia – Red Crescent

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Monday, April 7, 2014

There is massacre in Kismayo jubba somalia

On April 4, 2014, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) voiced concern about the ongoing massacre in the town of Kismayo. He specifically referred to the public execution of a suspect that the Raskamboni militia accused of allegedly murdering an elder. The UN human rights office noted that there is no court or due process in Kismayo and called for an end to extrajudicial killings by Kenya-supported Raskamboni militants. Interestingly, the office faulted the absent role of the Federal Government of Somalia in Kismayo and described the ongoing massacre as “directly contravening Somalia’s commitments at the international level.”

Kismayo has become a human butchery since Kenyan forces took the town in 2012. More than 2,000 civilians were killed in the town over the past 12 months and many women were raped. Thousands more were systemically displaced from their homes by armed criminal clan militias under the overt support of Kenyan forces stationed in Kismayo. Ambassador Aden Hirsi, who recently visited Kismayo, told a meeting in Mogadishu that there is a Kenyan-sanctioned clan cleansing in Kismayo and civilians from non-Ogaden clans are targeted for killing and displacement. “Militia leaders have even gone to the mosque to announce that certain clans should leave the town or brace for death,” he said.

Last month, the Minister of Women Affairs at the Interim Jubba Militia of the Raskamboni group, Moallin Mohamed Ibrahim announced that his militia wanted all women and children from other clans to depart Kismayo within 24 hours. Since then, there were serious crimes against civilians in Kismayo to the extent that more than 100 people are in the hands of the clan militia and more than 90 have been killed.

While the UN rights agency has denounced the Kismayo massacre, the Somali Government and AMISOM have said nothing about these violations of international human rights by the Raskamboni militia.
Somali Rights calls upon the government of Somalia to demand the removal of Kenyan forces from Kismayo. SR also calls on AMISOM to work towards the completion of the deployment of multi-national forces to Sector 5 and the transfer of sector command to the Sierra Leone contingency as announced earlier.

Finally, Somali Rights calls upon the Government of Somalia, UNSOM, and AMISOM to hasten the implementation of the Mogadishu agreement including the immediate return of the Somali National Forces based in the town of Gobwein to guarantee security for the civilian population in Kismayo.

We call upon the International Criminal Court to speed up the investigation of crimes against humanity committed by Kenya and its allies in Kismayo. We also call on the U.S. government to suspend all military aid to the criminal regime of Uhuru Kenyatta.

Somali Rights
Washington, D.C.

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

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The Foundation is dedicated to networking like-minded Somalis opposed to the terrorist insurgency that is plaguing our beloved homeland and informing the international public at large about what is really happening throughout the Horn of Africa region.

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We Are Winning the War on Terrorism in Horn of Africa

The threat is from violent extremists who are a small minority of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims, the threat is real. They distort Islam. They kill man, woman and child; Christian and Hindu, Jew and Muslim. They seek to create a repressive caliphate. To defeat this enemy, we must understand who we are fighting against, and what we are fighting for.

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