Wednesday, March 9, 2011

UN aims to bring Somalia off the 'forgotten' list


update on  Somali PM flies to New York as pro-government forces seize southern towns

UNITED NATIONS — The international community will try again on Thursday to rally to the cause of war-torn Somalia's UN-backed government, which has launched its biggest offensive yet against Islamist insurgents.The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting against the backdrop of a major land push against the Shebab militia in which dozens of African Union troops have been killed, while an international flotilla battles pirates.If a death toll of at least 400,000 from the country's 20-year-long civil war nightmare is not enough, the United Nations estimates more than two million people are now threatened by drought.Somalia is jockeying for global attention with the Libya revolt and the Ivory Coast conflict.But China called the Security Council meeting, which gives the strongest recognition yet of the need for an effective government if Somalia -- which many call the "ultimate failed state" -- is to stand any chance of recovery.In parallel, Russia is circulating a draft council resolution for a later vote that calls for setting up three special courts for Somali pirates and building two special prisons for the sea bandits, diplomats said.China, council president for March, wants the 15 nations to agree on a statement recognizing that Somalia's strife fuels Indian Ocean piracy and the "need for a comprehensive approach to tackle piracy and its underlying causes."
The transitional government's mandate ends in August, with no accord yet between President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and the various clans and factions on what will follow.The statement would call on the government to promote "broader political dialogue and participation" and for UN member states to bolster the 8,000 African Union troops from Uganda and Burundi propping up the government.At least 43 Burundi troops have been killed in the latest battle for Mogadishu, according to security sources, and African nations in particular demand greater international help for establishing a stable government."It is a very intractable crisis, which has almost been forgotten by the international community," said South Africa's UN ambassador Baso Sangqu, one of three African representatives on the Security Council.While welcoming the chance to set a broad strategy for Somalia, South Africa is highlighting the continent's frustration at the rejection of demands for the United Nations to take over the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) force."There is no one reason that holds water," said Sangqu, who accused international powers of using "cynical arguments".
"If it was a UN force, we would be providing more resources.
"They say 'show us what you can do so we can give you more resources and more strength'. How many more lives must be lost before it is realized that somebody has to do something," the envoy said.
"AMISOM is keeping the government alive, but we must do more than keeping the government alive. You must make sure the government can keep itself alive. You can't keep being a machine for a government to live."The government's capacity to provide basic services to the long-suffering population must be strengthened if the militant threat is to be beaten, Sangqu added."You see Shebab collecting taxes and organising new generating services that outshines the capacity of the government."The international community has to ensure that we provide the necessary nucleus capacity for the transitional government to be able to stand on its own."The international community may have to accept "moderate" members of Shebab in any new government after August, he said.China's emphasis on putting Somalia high on the Security Council agenda has also been welcomed by European nations, who have spent heavily on equipment and training for AMISOM and Somali forces.
They are in turn demanding more effort from the transitional government."We also have to be very clear," said German ambassador Peter Wittig."The Security Council cannot by itself bring a solution to the conflict. We expect the transitional federal government and the parliament to live up to their own commitments."
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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
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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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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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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
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