Monday, January 28, 2013

5 Things Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Can Do to Improve Somalia

1.Cut ties with the Arab League
Revolts, sectarian strife, collapsed states, and potentially a new front in the War on Terror in the traditional Maghreb region–these are the images that define the Arab World today. When Somalia joined the Arab League in 1974, the cash-strapped Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration Siad Barre sought to benefit from the fuel subsidies and unconditional grants offered by wealthy member states. That was 1974, when peak oil was taken as a myth, and a time when military strongmen projected confidence in the strength of their states. The Arab World in 2013 is the sight of dwindling resources, frail regimes, and the impending doom of water scarcity. While Somalia has always been a minor basket case in the Arab League, the League will soon be a serious burden to Somalia.
2. Sell off natural resources
The benefits of sovereignty have still not been fully appreciated by Somali leaders. The country is now a full and legally-empowered member of the United Nations. Even during the violent and uncertain transitional period we witnessed serious interactions between major foreign companies and the Somali government. Within months of the Transitional Federal Government ousting terrorists from the capital Mogadishu in 2007, the Chinese National Offshore Oil Company had struck a deal with the Somali government. But as the first month of 2013 closes, there has not yet been any serious news of President Mohamud courting foreign energy interests. Somalia cannot rely on conditional handouts forever, it must be a priority of this new government to seek independent sources of income.
3. Limit the influence of inner circles
From advisers to ministerial officers, it seems that everyone in Mohamud’s political circle has been given presidential authority. Late last year, a minor adviser to the president declared that all post-1991 exploration contracts were to be annulled. And just this week, it was announced that the information minister had been bestowed the power to name regional governors for all of Somalia’s 18 provinces. It’s alarming to see that anyone with even a minor acquaintance with President Mohamud inherits his powers.
4. Reform the security forces
Banditry has reached its highest levels since the 1990s in some of the regions under the Somali government’s control. Even districts just beyond Mogadishu have become havens for renegade security forces. Checkpoints are rampant in every district manned by Somali personnel, and security has deteriorated to the point that AMISOM peacekeepers have had to protect the public from the men sent to protect them.
5. Engage in reconciliation efforts
Aside from a post-campaign apology made to secession movement  Somaliland,and  shabaab Islamists   Mohamud has not made any effort to reconcile any of Somalia’s major factions or region-states. The current regime in Mogadishu has been characterized by their unwillingness to engage Somali actors, instead opting to ignore the reality on the ground in hopes that it may eventually disappear. The biggest obstacle to reconciliation is the absence of a property return policy in Mogadishu. The president has yet to even address the issue the ongoing criminal occupation of private property, which has prevented thousands from returning to the capital. Already, segments of the population have abandoned Mohamud’s government in favor of fomenting a new political framework which addresses their concerns.
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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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