Tuesday, October 19, 2010

UN to Return to Somalia in Attempt to Stop Terrorist Takeover

Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- The United Nations is set to establish a political presence in Somalia for the first time in 17 years, aimed at creating a new constitution and government, the world body’s top envoy to the war-torn African nation said.
Final preparations are being made to base four workers in the capital Mogadishu and five each in the semi-autonomous provinces of Puntland and Somaliland, Augustine Mahiga said in an interview. The political operatives will shift operations late this month from Nairobi, Kenya, where the conflict in Somalia has confined UN political offices until now.
“The political office has been conspicuously absent from Somalia,” Mahiga, a former UN ambassador from Tanzania, said in an interview in New York. “It is important to have international staff in there to interact with the Transitional Federal Government and with local elders and religious leaders.”
Mahiga said the UN will focus on securing agreement on a constitution and arrangements to form a government to succeed the transitional government, whose mandate is due to expire in August 2011. The UN needs to build ministries in areas of defense, treasury, health, education and information, he said.
“There are 39 ministers, but they are ministers in name only,” Mahiga said. “There are no ministries.”
Somalia hasn’t had a functioning central administration since the ousting of former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991. Most of southern and central Somalia is under the control of insurgents led by the Islamic terrorist group al-Shabaab, which has pledged loyalty to al-Qaeda.
Security Council
Mahiga is in New York for an Oct. 21 meeting of the UN Security Council, where he said the African Union will seek backing to deploy additional troops in Somalia. The AU, which has 8,000 there now, wants to send 4,000 more this year and another 8,000 in 2011, Mahiga said.
Uganda has promised to provide all of the reinforcements, which will be sent mainly to the central and southern areas.
“This was always the plan,” Elmi Duale, Somalia’s ambassador to the UN, said in an interview, referring to the UN move into his nation. “The major issue was security. They said they cannot go there. Now this will be overcome.”
The reinforcements should enable the UN to eventually send in most of the 50 international workers now based in Nairobi, Mahiga said. UN agencies including the World Food Program and UN Children’s Fund have been working in Somalia, though confined to peaceful areas and with national staff.
Local Outreach
“Wherever there is going to be reasonable security, we want our people there, working with local leaders on the draft constitution,” Mahiga said. “We want to reach out to as many people beyond Mogadishu as we can. Our main target will be the central and southern area.”
The transitional government, which controls only portions of Mogadishu, is just emerging from a political crisis following the resignation of Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke. Mahiga said it may take a month for Mohamed Abdullahi, appointed prime minister last week by President Sheikh Sharif Sheik Ahmed, to form a new government.
“We cannot afford another crisis,” he said. “All of the tasks we have before us are more or less in limbo, waiting for another government to be in place. The last thing we want is continuation of the status quo.”
--Editors: Edward DeMarco, Brigitte Greenberg.
To contact the reporter on this story: Bill Varner at the United Nations at wvarner@bloomberg.net
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Silva in Washington at msilva34@bloomberg.net

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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,

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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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