The new Banadir Regional Administration [whose headquarters is Mogadishu] has welcomed a recent statement by the Terror Sympathizers Hawiye Cultural and Unity Council in which they urged the new administration to rule the region according to Shariah Law. The first assistant governor of Banadir Region, Abdifatah Ibrahim Sabriye, welcomed the idea by Terror Sympathizers the Hawiye Cultural and Unity Council in which they called upon the new administration to rule the region on Shariah Law. The assistant governor said the Banadir Administration is based on the Islamic Shariah and will make sure that all it does is complaint with the Shariah Law. Sabriye also spoke on how they intend to tackle the worrying situation in Banadir Region and promised to do all they can to ensure that the internally displaced people who fled from their homes due to the fighting return. The statement by the assistant regional governor of the new Banadir Regional Administration, Abdifatah Ibrahim, comes at a time when Hawiye Cultural and Unity Council elder, Ahmad Diriye Ali, yesterday called upon the new administration to rule Banadir Region to adopt Shariah Law warning that if they do not, there fate will be similar to those of the previous Regional Administrations.
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Islamists faction says Djibouti agreement to worsen crisis in Somalia.
faction of the Union of Islamic Courts [UIC] led by Hawiye jehadist Omar Iman, has described the agreement signed by the Transitional Federal Government of Somali [ARS] and the Djibouti faction [ARS], as null and void. The spokesman of the UIC faction, Hawiye jehadist Ismail Haji Adow, described the agreement as move aimed at worsening the current situation in the country, adding that 275 opposition MPs to be included in the TFG was aimed to cause problem to the Somali people. The spokesman said if the ARS faction joins the TFG parliament, then the UIC faction will treat it just the like the government. On the other hand, the spokesman warned the Kenyan government against sending troops to Somalia, saying that Kenya was trying to provoke the Somali people in order to enter the country. He advised Kenya to learn from Ethiopia, Uganda, and Burundi whose troops they [UIC] had thought lessons. The statement of the UIC faction comes at a time an agreement was signed between the TFG and the ARS in Djibouti, in which the ARS will add 275 members of parliament to the Somali government.
Somali gov't, opposition sign power-sharing deal
MOGADISHU, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Transitional Somali government and a main opposition faction, the Alliance for the Reliberation of Somalia (ARS) have finalized a power-sharing deal during talks in Djibouti, reports reaching here said Wednesday.
The two sides have agreed to double the membership of the existing 275-member Somali national parliament, Abdurrahman Abdishakur Warsame, head of the opposition delegation told local reporters by phone from Djibouti. more..http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-11/26/content_10415829.htm
Police comb Puntland for kidnapped journalists
MOGADISHU (AFP) — Police in the northern Somali breakaway region of Puntland on Thursday combed the port city of Bosasso and its surrounding area for four kidnapped journalists, including a Spaniard and a Briton, an official said.
"I met with the commander of the police. He said he is expecting some new information soon. The police are still investigating their whereabouts," Abdulkebir Musa, Puntland's assistant minister for seaports, told AFP.
The four journalists were captured on Wednesday, apparently as they were leaving their hotel for the airport.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the abduction, the latest in a string of kidnappings and attacks targeting foreign journalists and aid workers in Somalia, a country ravaged by conflict and starvation. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hU68wiGYGxnf_GeqIvbLab8db7Jw
2 foreign journalists kidnapped in NE Somalia http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-11/26/content_10417828.htm