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Somalia government wants residents to ‘spy’ on militants

Apr 17 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

When militants blasted their way to within 50 metres of the Somali president’s residence, they forced a sharp rethink of security in the capital Mogadishu.

The deadly Feb. 21 assault on the Villa Somalia compound was the closest militants had got to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

The assault by al Shabaab at the heart of government, and a bloody attack five months earlier on a Kenyan shopping mall, showcased the rebels’ destructive reach at home and abroad and cast more doubt on Mohamud’s pledge to improve security.

Al-Shabaab on the verge of elimination

Apr 15 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The Minister of Information for the Somali Federal Cabinet Mustaf Sheikh Ali Dhuhulow, participated in a special ceremony in London hosted by the Somali community residing in England. During the gathering, the Minister updated the audience on the development of Somalia’s security as well as highlighting the positive progress it is going through.

Somali federalism process should not mirror tribalism, Mohamud says

Apr 14 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Saturday (April 12th) cautioned against infusing tribalism into the country's nascent federalism system, Somalia's RBC Radio reported.

Mohamud made the warning during a speech honouring the 54th anniversary of Somali National Army (SNA).

Somalia's progress towards federalism has recently been complicated by competition between rival states forming their own regional administrations.

Govt’ shuffles the Burdhubo district administration

Apr 12 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Mohamed Abdi Kalil, the commissioner of the Gedo Regional Administration for the Somali Federal Government, issued a decree this morning announcing the new district commissioner and his deputy of the Burdhubo district.

It was not too long ago when Burdhubo was liberated from the Al-Shabaab terrorist insurgents by the co-allied African Union peacekeepers and Somali National Army.

The decree mentioned that Hassan Yare Masuul was declared the new district commissioner of Burdhubo whereby his deputy is Ali Mataan Ali.

The People’s Party condemns Parliament over ‘lack of action’

Apr 11 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The spokesperson of the People’s Party Aadan Abdulle, reported to Radio Shabelle in Mogadishu that the Somali Federal Parliament is required to take action against the inhumane treatment of Somali refugees in Kenya.

Abdulle added that the Party are thanking Kenyan-Somali MP’s in the Kenyan Parliament on condemning the treatment of Somali refugees in Nairobi’s prominently Somali suburb, Eastleigh.

“The Kenyan Police Units have severely breached the international convention of protecting the rights of refugees.” Said the spokesperson

South West state ministerial cabinet announced

Apr 10 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The President of the South West state of Somalia Mohamed Hajo Abdi Nur, reported to Radio Shabelle in Mogadishu that he recently appointed his cabinet of ministers for his administration.

Abdi Nur , elected as the President of the 3 region state, mentioned that for the past few days he has been concentrating on the new ministerial cabinet.

“I am thanking the community in Bay, Bakool & Lower Shabelle region for reaching out to me by voicing their thoughts and advice” Said the President

Senator Bule protests being held in Eastleigh

Apr 10 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

TANA River Senator Abdi Bule has demanded an apology from Interior Secretary Joseph ole Lenku and Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo.

He said he was embarrassed by police during a security operation in Eastleigh. Bule said he was driving to Eastleigh on Monday afternoon with his children and a bodyguard when they were stopped by police.

He said he produced his national ID and a card showing he is a senator but the police told him both documents are fake.

Jubilee pact seals my position, defiant Duale tells his critics

Apr 10 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Majority Leader Aden Duale has told off his Jubilee coalition critics, declaring that his position is safeguarded in the agreement between The National Alliance and United Republican Party.

Speaking from Turkey, he said those calling for his resignation had forgotten details of the deal which was signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, before last year’s elections.

Elders criticize Yaqshid district administration over fraud cases

Apr 09 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Elders and intellectuals residing in Yaqshid of the Benadir region have publicized their criticism of the new district administration.

The elders contacted Radio Shabelle in Mogadishu and described that district officials fabricated documents to collect taxes from residents in Yaqshid.

“Most officials appointed to a position in the new district administration defraud us of our money.” Said Mohamud Ali Mohamud, a peacebuilder

Handover ceremony held in Mogadishu

Apr 06 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

A handover ceremony was held today in Mogadishu whereby a new district commissioner of Kaaraan was appointed.

The previous commissioner Ali Alasow gave a lecture informing the crowd of all the projects he implemented and positive changes that he promoted in the district.

“I successfully accomplished improving the security conditions of Kaaraan to make it a peaceful district.” He said

The never district commissioner of Kaaraan Ahmed Hassan Yalahow, declared that his new administration will prioritize security and support for the community.

Security meeting held in Galkacyo

Apr 02 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The president of the Galmudug state Abdi Hassan Awaale Qeybdiid met today with community members and civil society groups in Galkacyo. Mr Qeybdiid mentioned that his administration are intensifying their operations to strengthen the security in Galkacyo and prevent any insecurity acts under any of Galmudug’s towns. The meeting was allegedly held today after recent rumors that Al-Shabaab have a presence in Galmudug.

 

Autor: Maalik Eng

Source/Fuente: http://shabelle.net/?p=17896

Parliamentary Speaker meets with President in Baidoa

Apr 02 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News
The Speaker of the Somali Parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari hosted a meeting today with the newly elected president of the 3-region south western state.
 
Also present at the meeting were delegates, intellectuals and other politicians and was held at Hotel Bakin in Baidoa.
 
Mr Jawari urged on his guests to resolve the political differences in Baidoa and other areas of the Bay region through peaceful dialogue to form their rightful administration.
 
 
Autor: Maalik Eng

Somali parliament to form federalism committee

Apr 02 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

The Somali parliamentary committee on national security, interior and governance will form a sub-committee to oversee the federalism process in the country, Somalia's Goobjoog News reported Wednesday (April 2nd).

Vice chairman of the committee Dahir Amin Jessow criticised the government's handling of federalism to date, saying that the government has failed to plan ahead.

President back in Mogadishu after Baidoa trip

Apr 01 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News
The president of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud concluded his brief trip to Baidoa to meet with rival politicians in the Bay region.
 
The president returned to Mogadishu at dawn today today and reported to the media that very soon there will be a solution to the political tensions in Baidoa.
 
Furthermore, the Speaker of Parliament and his delegation are still in Baidoa and are expecting to take meetings with clan elders in Bay.
 
 
Autor: Maalik Eng

Puntland government supports 3-region South-western State

Apr 01 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

Somalia's federal state of Puntland on Monday (March 31st) announced its support for the formation of the new South-western State led by Mohamed Haji Abdinur, Somalia's Garowe Online reported.

"Puntland government conveys warm congratulations to southwest state of Somalia's people on their role in crowning an autonomous state," Puntland said in a statement. "[The Puntland government] fully supports the formation and the development of southwest state of Somalia."

President & Speaker meet with politicians in Baidoa

Mar 31 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News
The president of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the Speaker of the Somali Parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari took special meetings with political parties in Baidoa.
 
According to the president’s advisor Abdirahman Osman Yarisow, he mentioned that the aims of the meeting are to resolve political issues that are going on in the city.
 
Engineer Yarisow mentioned that the Somali Government are planning on  implementing federalized states in all of the country’s regions.

President reaches Baidoa after political crisis

Mar 30 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Our correspondent in Baidoa Ahmed Abdi Hassan informs us that today the president of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud reached the city today.

The president was accompanied by some ministers of the Federal Government, one of them Minister of Environment & Livestock Salim Aliyow Ibrow and others.

Dozens of soldiers were spread across Baidoa ahead of the president’s arrival with public transportation halted.

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