Monday, June 20, 2011

Kampala Accord & the Resignation of the Prime Minister: The devil is in the details

Somali Prime Minister Resigns as Part of a Political Illegal and dangerous Deal. NY Times Reports On Resignation "Uganda Kingmaker Role" Walking: On Playing into Al Qaida's Al-shabaab Hands.  update

The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, yesterday introduced the incoming Amisom commander, Maj. Gen. Fred Mugisha to Ugandan commanders

The outgoing force commander, Maj. Gen. Nathan Mugisha seriously disagreed Kampala Accord and H.E president Musoveni and Dr Mahiga  the deal a deathblow to the Confederacy of TFG troops
The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima

Demonstrators in Mogadishu in support of popular Somali PM Farmajo. Kampala accord is the wrong initiative for the nation and may escalate the crises deeper.

It's true that Kampala Accord was intended to be a breakthrough in resolving the deadlock and political bickering between President of Somalia and Speaker of the parliament but it also deepened the political impasse by creating unanticipated public outcry in Mogadishu and many cities around the world. The assumption that Somalis everywhere including Member of Parliaments will go along the whims and the desire of these leaders and their foreign sponsors is a mindboggling to think, such approach in fact contradicts the conceptual parameters of peace-building in a way that connects the security progress on the ground with the more profound political aspirations and desires of the masses
What’s even more appalling about the Kampala Accord is that Somalia’s sovereignty is now transferred to IGAD’s head of states as validated by one of the clause in the agreement that “Both Government and Parliament shall work together with the international community to establish a roadmap with benchmarks, timelines and compliance mechanisms for the implementation of the priority task. Details of the mechanisms to be agreed by 20 August 2011” This is an infringement into the sovereignty of the nation by entrusting the TFI tasks to a foreign entities, countries that are members of IGAD with contrasting political interest on Somalia, this adds insult to an injury when the responsibility of establishing political roadmap for durable peace becomes the responsibility of the International Community, notwithstanding, the former Prime Minister and his cabinet have within sixty days developed a roadmap with unambiguous benchmarks and timelines for the country.
Additionally, the accord requires IGAD head of states to constitute a political Bureau with oversight authority to oversee the performance of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Institutions- the accord basically transfer authority of the TFI to neighboring countries with divergent interest. Apart from the fact that this clause puts Somalia into an informal trusteeship, and the devil is in the details, it is difficult to grasp the inclusion of such clause (that literally puts the nation under the authority of the International Community) into a reconciliation accord between two conflicting parties, the problem here is that the Great lake Regional Peace Initiative on Burundi vis-à-vis the Burundi peace process was dealt separately and negotiations were facilitated by none other than the elder statesman Nelson Mandela, a rather tedious process that took time. Another problem is the International Community is replicating peace-building initiatives applied in other countries when we know the crisis in Somalia is unique and requires its own prescription.
It’s very clear to Somalis that both Speaker and the President are out of touch with Somalis and those who're catering to these mindless leaders couldn't envision what it would mean to dismiss the prime minister’s government. It’s true that since its inceptions TFG jockeyed around Prime Ministers without any backlash from the public, and this was true since most of these individuals who hold this post had very low public rating. The reason the current Prime Minister and his crew enjoyed high public ratings are “their can do attitude” and their success on the ground including turning the tides against Al-Shabab, they were also practical and always sought public consultation.
It is the view of HOL editorial that the Kampala accord is the wrong initiative for the nation and may escalate the crises deeper as indicative of the outpouring opposition by the Somali people inside and outside of the country. Moreover, it is appalling that the International Community including the ICG for Somalia categorically advised the conflicting parties to abide by the TFI tasks as mandated by the charter, yet the Kampala accord under the auspices of H.E president Musoveni and Dr Mahiga calls for the resignation of the Prime Minister without due process as stipulated by the Transitional charter. It is our view the resignation of the Prime Minister as announced today will delay the reconciliation process as stipulated by D’jibouti peace process and will hinder the security progress made by the former prime Minister and his able ministers and it is our view that the Kampala Accord if it is implemented will back peddle whatever little progress made in the context of peace and security

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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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