Thursday, February 17, 2011

Somali Government arrests suspects of Tuesday’s attack on Peace Festival. Somalia arrests five over demo bloodbath.U.S. Condemns Feb 15 Attacks, Appluads TFG and AMISOM Reaction

 Hawiye  warlord Mohamed Dhere disgraced

Mohamed Dhere, Former mayor of Mogadishu ( Formar Hawiye WorLord)

Press Release 008/2011
Mogadishu – 16 February, 2011 The Somali Government have arrested five who are suspected to be involved in Tuesday’s attack on Peace Festival in Mogadishu, in which three civilians and a soldier were killed.

The Prime Minister, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, H.E. Abdulhakim Mohamud, Minister for Interior and Internal Security, H.E. Abdishakur Sheik Hassan, and Minister for Information, Posts and Telecommunications, H.E. Abdulkareem Hassan Jama, jointly told Radio Mogadishu on Wednesday night that the Government forces with the help of AMISOM peacekeepers placed behind bars the following suspects:

1. Mohamed Omar Habeb (aka Mohamed Dhere), former mayor of Mogadishu
2. Abdi Qeybdiid (not General Abdi Hassan Awale Qeybdid, former Police Commissioner)
3. Mohamed Raaghe Tifow
4. Ali Nur Mohamed
5. Nur Ali Yalahow

The Government confirmed that the arrested suspects will be brought before justice as soon as possible. It has also stressed that this is one of the steps it is taking to end impunity in the country so that the citizens can live in peace and stability.

Source: Ministry of information of the TFG

Somalia arrests five over demo bloodbath

MOGADISHU — Somalia's transitional federal government has arrested five people, including a powerful Mogadishu warlord, over a deadly exchange of fire at a pro-peace demonstration, an official said.

"As we had said we would, we have identified the culprits behind the indiscriminate shots fired on the peaceful crowd," Prime Minister Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed "Farmajo" told reporters late Wednesday.
On Tuesday members of the Somali military opened fire on a group of several hundred demonstrators who had been marching from the presidential palace to protest against violence and to support peace efforts.
Three people were killed in the fire exchange between the soldiers and the security escorting the marchers. Sources said there had been disagreements between rival factions in the security apparatus over the demonstration, which some top brass had wanted to ban.Among the five arrested were Mohamed Omar Habeb, also known as Mohamed Dhere, a powerful warlord and a former Mogadishu mayor.Habeb was sacked by the government in early 2008 and has since been running a small security unit made up of gunmen from his Abgal clan.Defence Minister Abdihakin Mohamed Fiqi said the five would be charged soon over the shooting.AFP

U.S. Condemns Feb 15 Attacks, Appluads TFG and AMISOM Reaction
U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya

Press Release  February 16, 2011

The United States condemns the February 15 attack on the Peace Festival in Mogadishu. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families. We applaud the reaction to the attack by the Transitional Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia with today’s arrest of several suspects. The Somali people have the right to live, work, and assemble peaceably without fear. The Transitional Federal Government’s swift response to yesterday’s attack is a signal to the people of Somalia that it is serious about challenging the culture of impunity that has plagued Somalia for the last years.
Matt Goshko
Public Affairs Officer
Somalia Affairs Unit
U.S. Embassy, Nairobi

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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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