Monday, July 26, 2010

US vows to help Uganda track down the terrorists, African Union boosts troop role in Somalia

President Yoweri Museveni has commended African Union (AU) member countries and others from outside the continent for supporting Uganda following the twin bombings in Kampala on Sunday 11th this month by the Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab in which over 76 people lost their lives. The victims were football fans that were watching the World Football Cup Kyadondo Rugby club in Lugogo and the Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala. The President who was addressing African Heads of State and Government at the opening of the three-day 15th African Union Summit at Speke Resort Munyonyo informed the summit that many of the perpetrators of the barbaric act had been arrested. He, therefore, recommended to the summit meeting that the AU should not accept the arrogance of terrorists.

“Who are these people who can dare attack the AU flag? Who are they and whose interests are they representing and serving”? he asked adding that these terrorists can be defeated. He expressed gladness that the whole of Africa had condemned the act and called on the people of the continent to sweep out the terrorists from Africa. "Let them go back to Asia where I understand most of them come from," he said.
The summit is attended by over 25 Heads of State and government as well as observers and other guests from several countries including the President of Mexico, Mr. Felipe Calderon.
Meanwhile, President Barrack Obama of the United States of America has reiterated his government’s commitment to help Uganda track down perpetrators of the twin bombing in Kampala.
In his message read for him at the opening of the Summit, President Obama said his government had joined others in working to bring the perpetrators of the heinous act to justice. He said US recognized that the ending of the threat of Al-Shabaab to the world would take more than just law enforcement adding that this justified the move by his government to work closely with the AU to support African Union’s mission in Somalia. Mr. Obama hailed contributions that have been made by the Ugandan and Burundian forces in Somalia. He pledged total support to the peace keeping forces.
Welcoming guests to Uganda, President Museveni noted that the decision to hold the Summit in Kampala was an honour to the people of Uganda.
Mr. Museveni said that although the theme of the summit targeted mothers and children he, however, stressed the need to discuss it with the foundation of job creation, human resource development and infrastructure. He told the summit that Africa needs to address issues that form the major stimuli necessary to cause transitioning of the continent from 3rd to 1st world status.
He cited some of the stimuli as electricity, infrastructure and human resource development. He noted that high costs of electricity, its shortage, lack of human skills, among others, translate into high costs of doing business making a country not an attractive destination for doing business. He explained that depending on grants has also been dangerous as it is too little, very unreliable and too slow.
President Museveni added that much as we appreciate support from partner states, those elements needed to be addressed. He assured the summit that Uganda will become a middle income country by 2015 and said electricity generation will by then be 17,000 megawatts.
President Bingwa Mutharika of Malawi and current Chairman of the African Union condemned the recent bombings by terrorists in Kampala and called on all countries to condemn terrorism acts. "Terrorism does not advance humanity and it has no place in Africa," he said.
He appealed to AU member countries to increase their funding to enable Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).He also called on AU member countries to seize every opportunity to end violence so that the people of Africa can live in peace and tranquility. He reported that the security situation has greatly improved in the Democratic Republic of the Congo but said Somalia needs special attention where AU should look for solutions to find lasting peace in that country. President Bingu wa Mutharika announced that the AU is to launch the women’s decade in October this year in order to strengthen the continental commitment to promoting gender equality and women empowerment.
Guest speaker, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico reported the people of Mexico denounce the attack two weeks ago in Kampala. He said Mexicans are in solidarity with the people of Uganda. He called on AU member states to double their efforts in combating climate change and also called for conservation of the environment.
Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Ms. Asha Rose Migiro, joined other speakers to condemn the ruthless attack on civilians in Kampala. She, however, called on the AU and the international community to strengthen their resolve in supporting the Transitional Government in Somalia. She also urged the people of Sudan to ensure that their referendum will be conducted peacefully. She called on AU member countries to prioritize the issue of Maternal and infant mortality. Other speakers included the new President of Nigeria, Mr. Jonathan Goodluck, the chairman of the AU Commission, Mr. Jean Ping and the representative of the Caribbean countries among others. -- End

27 July 2010 Last updated at 22:25 ET Help
African Union boosts troop role in Somalia
The African Union has pledged to send a further 2,000 soldiers to Somalia, and to introduce tougher rules of engagement, in the fight against Islamist militants.A group linked to al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, have claimed responsiblity for recent attacks in both Somalia and Uganda, where the African Union is holding its meeting.

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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

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