Thursday, May 27, 2010


An international peace conference for Somalia last weekend, hosted by the Turkish government, generated cautiously optimistic statements from top U.N. officials. But nearly 3,000 miles away from the conference in Istanbul, in the streets of Mogadishu, the militant group al-Shabaab made a particularly audacious move: firing mortars at the presidential palace. The attack spurred a response from African Union peacekeepers and sparked a battle in which as many as 20 people died.
The timing of the attack underscored the challenge that Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government, and the international community propping it up, face. Al-Shabaab controls much of the country, save a few blocks in the capital, and has recently set its sights on the few symbolic and strategic institutions controlled by the government. Earlier this month, Shabaab launched mortars at the Parliament during its first session of the year, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens more. The group has also attacked the capital’s airport and seaport.
The head of the A.U. peacekeeping mission AMISOM dismissed Shabaab’s vow to overtake the presidential palace, saying the insurgents are “blowing hot air,” but he added that the mission wouldn’t take the threat lightly.
Meanwhile, in spite of the events unfolding in Somalia, U.N. special representative for Somalia Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah called the Istanbul conference a “major breakthrough.” U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon commended the Transitional Federal Government for “some progress toward stability” and said that the fragile government represents the “best chance in years to escape from the endless cycle of war and humanitarian disaster.”
One unique feature of the conference was the presence and significant attention given to the Somali business community. The U.N. representative for Somalia noted that one of the key aims of the conference was “to begin building viable economic structures in Somalia that will sustain peace and stability.” But here again, the disconnect with the reality on the ground in Somalia is notable.
The participation of so many high-ranking diplomats (the U.S. sent its top diplomat for Africa, Ambassador Johnnie Carson) signaled a promising level of commitment from governments and international institutions to confronting Somalia’s challenges, but as always, the follow-through on pledges made in the culminating Istanbul Declaration remains a significant open question. Even in the declaration’s bland diplomatic-speak, the frustration over unfulfilled commitments from previous high-level forums came through:
The Conference noted the existence of several outstanding commitments made in previous forums on Somalia and urged the Transitional Federal Institutions and the International Community to implement them.
And a few lines down:
[The conference] emphasized the importance of coordinated, timely and sustained support from the international community and appealed for the prompt and timely disbursement of funds pledged in support of the Somali security institutions.
In related news, a piece in today’s Washington Post puts a spotlight on another set of religious warriors in Somalia, the Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa, which has recently logged some military successes against al-Shabaab. In March, Ahlu Sunna signed an agreement to work alongside the fragile Somali government. At the conference in Istanbul, this arrangement with Ahlu Sunna was often held up as a potential model for the government to pursue with other armed groups.

 by Laura Heaton on May 27, 2010

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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
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The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

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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.

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