Monday, October 31, 2011

Kenya, Somalia Plea for Help Battling al-Shabab. Kenya, Kenya and Somalia Set on Eliminating Al-Shabaab Stronghold.Somalia invoke ICC on Al Shabaab

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Kenya and Somalia now want leaders of the rag tag Al Shabaab militia to be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court (ICC) based at The HagueThis was announced by Prime Ministers Raila Odinga (Kenya) and Abdiweli Mohammed Ali (Somalia) in a communiqué following a meeting in Nairobi on Monday afternoon.Foreign Affairs Assistant Minister Richard Onyonka read the joint communiqué that stated that Somalia’sTransitional Federal Government, TFG “will seek ICC assistance in beginning immediate probe into crimes against humanity committed by members of Al Shabaab movement with the aim of seeking indictment assoon as possible.” more  Kenya, Somalia invoke ICC on Al Shabaab
Kenya and Somalia have called for more international help to defeat al-Shabab, the al-Qaida-linked militant group which the neighboring countries have described as “a common enemy.”After meeting in Nairobi on Monday, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his Somali counterpart Abdiwelli Mohammed Ali called for more troops to join the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.In a joint statement, they also requested “logistical and financial support” for a planned blockade of the port city of Kismayo, a key al-Shabab stronghold and supply center.The AU mission currently consists of 9,500 troops based in and around the capital, Mogadishu, where they are providing support for the Somali transitional government.Djibouti has pledged another 3,000 troops for the mission.Separately, an international humanitarian group says an airstrike that hit a camp for internally displaced people in southern Somalia has killed five people and wounded more than 40 others.Doctors Without Borders said late Sunday the bombing in the town of Jilib killed mostly women and children.The aid group did not comment on who carried out the strike and called on all parties to respect the rights of civilians.Local officials said the strike targeted an area where al-Shabab militants were distributing food to displaced persons.Kenya has claimed to have bombed militant positions in southern Somalia in recent days.Kenya sent an undisclosed number of troops across the border earlier this month to fight al-Shabab, which it blames for a series of kidnapping of foreigners on Kenyan soil. H/T VOA

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his Somali counterpart Abdiweli Mohamed Ali have both vowed to work together in an effor to put an end to threats posed by Somali terrorist cell, al Shabaab. This announcement comes even as the Islamic insurgents accuse both governments of causing several Somali civilian casualties following aerial attacks on the al-Shabaab stronghold of Jibil by Kenyan military. Kenyan military dismissed the claims of the terrorist group as "propaganda". However, the BBC cited a statement released by international group Medecins San Frontier which claimed that the Sunday attack had hit a camp for displaced people in the area. According to the BBC, MSF-Holland Somalia mission head Gautam Chatterjee confirmed that Kenya's assault on the Shabaab-controlled region had also claimed the lives of a man and woman, while 45 others were wounded shrapnels dispersed during the blasts. In a BBC interview, Kenyan military spokesman Maj Emmanuel Chirchir denied that Kenya's air force had bombed the camp, adding that the "MSF is being used by al-Shabaab [for propaganda purposes]."PM Raila Odinga also raised his voice in support of the Kenyan military's actions. "Our troops are not targeting civilians. We are actually just targeting al Shabaab holdouts, or hideouts. So definitely, we have not targeted any civilians. "It would be most unfortunate, but the information we have is that that is just al Shabaab propaganda," he said in a news conference.Spokesman for the military claimed an al-Shabaab militant had driven a truck laden with explosive into the camp, causing the casualties, according to the BBC. Major Chirchir said the Kenyan fighter jet had attacked a terrorist base near the refugee camp. "We received intelligence that a top al-Shabab leader was to visit a camp in Jilib so we conducted an air raid," he said. Maj Chirchir said "human intelligence" showed that 10 al-Shabab fighters had been killed and 47 wounded.Mr Chatterjee said MSF had evacuated its staff from Jilib, according to reports from the AFP cited by the BBC.However, both Somali and Kenyan government officials are united in their desire to forge ahead with the elimination of the terrorist cell. Kenyan PM said: "There is no daylight between Somalia and Kenya in fighting al Shabaab. They are a threat to the safety and the security of both countries, therefore it's necessary for us to have a common strategy against a common enemy. We should have a unity of purpose, and we should work in tandem until this threat is eliminated from Somalia and from the Horn of Africa."Kenyan assistant minister of Foreign Affairs Richard Onyonka said: "The Transitional Federal Government will seek the ICC assistance in beginning immediate investigations into crimes against humanity committed by individuals within the al Shabaab movement with the aim of seeking their indictments as soon as possible." more Kenya and Somalia Set on Eliminating Al-Shabaab Stronghold
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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
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.

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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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