Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tanzanian Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab under arrest in Somalia

Dar es Salaam. Ten Tanzanians have been arrested in Mogadishu fighting alongside Al Shabaab Muslim militants, Home Affairs minister Shamsi Vuai Nahodha said in Dar es Salaam yesterday.This is the first official public confirmation linking Tanzanian nationals to the terror group, which is fighting both the Somali transitional government and an African Union peacekeeping force. Three weeks ago, Kenya also sent in its army to fight the militants after the abduction of several people on Kenyan soil blamed on Al Shabaab.Mr Nahodha told journalists that security agencies were investigating reports that a number of businessmen in the country, including some of Somali origin, have been recruiting Tanzanian youths on behalf of the group.
“We have information to the effect that Al Shabaab recruiting agents are working in the country. We have information on people trying to convince Tanzanian youths to join Al Shabaab,” he said.The minister also linked the development to the massive illegal immigration of people from the Horn of Africa travelling southward, saying some of the illegal immigrants might have connections with the terror group.Mr Nahodha said, however, that the government had taken a number of measures in response to the security threat. “The various security organs are working closely to counter the threat,” he said.He added that a team of security experts had been dispatched to Mogadishu to question the Tanzanians who were seized while allegedly fighting alongside Al Shabaab.“Our officers have already interrogated them and we have taken their finger prints for further identification…the suspects are still being held in Somalia.”Mr Nahodha said the government was also in contact with other countries and international agencies involved in the fight against terrorism as part of wider efforts to protect Tanzania.“The fact that there are people in the country who have been cooperating with and working for the group has compromised our security. We are taking nothing for granted.”He urged Tanzanians to be patriotic and distance themselves from Al Shabaab and its activities and to report any person or activity they suspect may be linked to the group.Mr Nahodha asked drivers of public transport vehicles, especially taxis, to be wary of strangers who ask them about important places such as embassies and other sensitive installations.He said owners of guest houses should also be careful and take all important particulars of people who check into the establishments to make it easy to trace them if the need arose.The minister said although Al Shabaab had not carried out an attack on Tanzanian soil, attacks in neighbouring Kenya and Uganda should serve as a lesson to Tanzanians. Over 70 people were killed in twin bomb explosions in Kampala on July 10, last year. Al Shabaab quickly claimed responsibility for the attacks.There has been a string of kidnappings of foreign tourists on Kenya’s coast in recent months blamed on the group. This prompted Kenya to launch a military operation against the militants inside Somalia.In its global ranking index of countries most at risk from terrorist attacks, Maplecroft of the UK warns that Tanzania was among countries facing an imminent danger from terrorist attacks. According to its latest Terrorism Risk Index, which covers 2010-2011, all East African Community (EAC) member states face the same terror risk level as Uganda, which is placed among high-risk countries in the world.Meanwhile, Mr Nahodha said eight immigration officials were being investigated in connection with the wave of illegal immigrants who have entered the country in recent months.The minister told reporters that he warned the officers after he was informed of their conduct, which, he added, put the country’s security at risk.“I have their names in my briefcase here… I have already issued them with warning letters. We are monitoring them and if they are not going to change in the next one month, we will act against them.”
He said the government recently deported two Pakistani nationals who had entered the country illegally through the assistance of one of the eight officers.“The government’s move against the Pakistani nationals shows that we know what is going on,” he said. via The Citizen.
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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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