Monday, October 29, 2012

Ururka Rays Oo Gabiley Ka Soo Sharaxay Musharax Ka Soo Jeeda Bariga Burco Iyo Dad-Waynaha Oo Siyaabo Kala Gedisan Ufasiray Musharaxnimadiisa.

Ururka Rays Oo Gabiley Ka Soo Sharaxay Musharax Ka Soo Jeeda Bariga Burco Iyo Dad-Waynaha Oo Siyaabo Kala Gedisan Ufasiray Musharaxnimadiisa.
Musharax Xasan Cali Sh.Axmed (Xasan Barre) oo ka mid ah Dhalinyarada Gobolka Togdheer gaar ahaa bariga Magaalada burco...

Wajaale (GNS)- Urur Siyaasadeedka Rays ayaa Gobolka Gabiley ka soo sharaxay Musharax ka soo jeeda Bariga Burco ka dib markii uu ku guuldaraystay in uu buuxiyo tirada xubnaha laga rabo in uu Gobolka ka soo sharaxo. 

Musharax Xasan Cali Sh.Axmed (Xasan Barre) oo ka mid ah Dhalinyarada kasoo jeeda Gobolka Togdheer gaar ahaa bariga Magaalada burco ayaa ururka Rays uga sharaxan Doorashada Golaha deegaanka Somaliland Degmada Gabiley iyada oo dadka deegaanku siyaabo kala duwan ufasiteen Musharaxnimadiisa. 

Qaar ka mid ah dadwaynaha ku dhaqan magaalada tog-wajaale ayaa sheegay in Gudoomiyaha ururka Rays Xasan Gaafaadhi buuxinayo shuruud ka mid ah Qodobadii lagu heshiiyay shirkii gar'adag ee Beeshiisu ku yeelatay halkaasi, taasi oo uu tilmaamay in ay ka mid ahayd in Xubnaha beesha ka soo jeeda laga sharaxo gobol kasta inta xukuumadda Madaxwayne siilaanyo dalka haysto. 

Dadka qaar ayaa sheegay in ay tahay arin dimuqraadiyada kor u qaadaysa in musharax kastaa iska sharixi karo gobol kasta oo Somaliland ka mid ah haddii uu ka heli karo cod uu kusoo bixi karo doorashada. 

Waa markii ugu horeysay ee musharax ka soo jeeda bariga Burco lagu arkay isaga oo ka sharaxan golaha deegaanka Degmada Gabiley gaar ahaana magaalada ganacsiga ee Tog-wajaale oo uu hadda musharuxu ka shaqeeyo. 

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Wajaale office

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Somaliland: Kenyan Embassy To Be Opened In Hargeisa

Somaliland: Kenyan Embassy To Be Opened In Hargeisa

The Kenyan government is planning to have new diplomatic missions in at least six African countries, Somaliland among others, hereby showing its growing interest in intra-African trade. 

Below is an article by Somaliland Press:

Kenya is planning to open embassies in at least six Africa countries in an effort to deepen economic diplomacy on continent.

Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Thuita Mwangi on Wednesday [24 October 2012] told the Nation that the government was planning new diplomatic missions in Ghana, Algeria, Morocco and Angola.

An embassy in Senegal will serve as a key entry point for Kenyan commerce into Francophone West Africa while a mission will also be established specifically for the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

At the same time, the Kenyan embassy to Somalia, currently based in Nairobi, will be moved to Mogadishu while a separate mission will be sent to Hergeisa in Somaliland.

"Africa is becoming more and more competitive. We realise the importance of intra-African trade. These missions are one way for us to pursue our economic interests on the continent," said Mr Mwangi.

He was speaking during a breakfast meeting to address private sector concerns over regional trade barriers. According to the World Bank, Africa loses billions of dollars annually due to intra-regional trade barriers.

Intra-African trade, which accounts for about 12 per cent of the continent's total trade, could become more essential as an economic crisis ravages traditional markets in Europe.

In the West African powerhouse Nigeria, Kenya has already established one of the largest embassies on the continent. The ministry is hoping that the country will prove a ready market for dairy products, tea and cut flowers from Kenya.

Mr Mwangi also revealed that a treaty with Ethiopia that would allow Kenyan traders free movement in the country was nearing conclusion.

Kenya has been actively seeking markets in non-traditional trading partners as the credit crunch continues to constrain Western Europe's purchasing power.

The country is also trying to extend its influence in Africa in the face of stiff competition from South Africa and Nigeria.

Last month, Kenya took a delegation of representatives from the energy and agricultural sectors to Russia to explore investment partnerships.

Earlier this month, the ministry of Foreign Affairs was selling the country to investors in Kazakhstan.

To tighten its grip on the East African region, the country is establishing a regional integration technical fund that is expected to provide training and education to students from the region, thereby advancing Kenya's soft power.

As a bulwark to all these plans, Kenyan embassies abroad are facing an overhaul that will see an increased focus on the economy as opposed to politics and culture.

Currently, the ministry is training foreign service appointees in business and economics.

"We need to rationalise and make our embassies more effective, efficient but lean. We want to break away from the past and structure our embassies in such a way that they become a sales force for our businesses," said the permanent secretary.

Thursday, October 25, 2012



Waxaan hanbalyo iyo bogaadin u dirayaa ummadda Soomaliland, shacbi iyo xukuumad, yar iyo weyn, dumar iyo rag munaasabadda ciidal Adha Al- Mubarak. Sidoo kale ayaan hanbalyada u dirayaa ummadda Islaamka si gaar ahna inta ku abtirsata Soomalida ee ku nool Soomaliya, Kiinya, Itoobiya, Jabuuti iyo qurbajooga Soomaaliyeed. Waxaan dhammaan inoo rajeynayaa Ciid caafimmad, Ciid dambi-dhaaf, Ciid naxariis iyo In Alle qof walba u fidiyo muraadkiisa ifka iyo aakhiro waxii kheyr ugu jiro.

Waxaan Hujaajta Alle uga baryayaa inuu xajka ka aqbalo, kuna soo guryo celiyo dalalkooda iyagoo nabad iyo caafimmad qaba. Allow maytidayada iyo kuwa Islaamkaba ka yeel kuwa ku naalooda qabri waasac ah oo u furan janatul fardows. Amiin.

Ciid Mubarak iyo ayaan soo noqosho badan oo kheyr iyo badhaadhe iyo naxariis leh.

Axmed Xasan Carwo
La-taliyaha Madaxweynha ee
Dhaqaalaha, Ganacsiga, iyo Maalgashiga

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Somaliland: President Praises Sahil Region Achievement In Education

Somaliland: President Praises Sahil Region Achievement In Education

For the first time Sahil region students have recorded 'A' in national secondary examinations.  President Silanyo praised the Sahil regional education officials for their efforts. The 17 'A' distinction achievers have become local heroes.

Below is an article published by Somaliland sun:


The president H.E Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo has returned to the capital city after an overnight working visit to Berbera the Sahil regional capital where he initiated various development projects.

The president and his entourage that received a warm welcome from area residents upon arrival at the port city said that the presidency has noted the successful endeavours of regional education whose result is the attainment of 'A' distinction by 17 students from Sahil region in this year's final national examinations for form four students.

The presidential praises that were heaped on the regional education officials during a visit to the Bursade School by the president's entourage has lifted the spirits of residents whose jubilation was visible for all.

The 17 'A' distinction achievers who sat their final "O" level examinations at the Bursade Secondary school in Berbera have become local heroes with various institutions and tycoons offering them jobs or scholarships for those intent on university education in recognition of their having placed the region within the 'A' bracket in national examinations for the first time in 21 years of self-rule

During his hectic working visit to the port city the president whose entourage included the first lady Amina Weris, Presidential affairs minister Hon Hirsi Ali, interior minister Hon Duur among other top administration officials, visited several institutors in the town.

Before departure for Hargeisa the head of state officially launch the construction of a number of road networks within the port city and sports stadium all funded by the local municipality.

The president also commissioned the construction of an extension to the regional customs and a branch of the customs dept. at the Berbera international airport in addition to brand new offices for the regional education coordination.

The head of state who addressed thousands of citizens before departure to Hargeisa urged them to maintain peace and security thus facilitate a conducive environment for development act ivies geared towards uplifting living standards.

The head of state also held meetings with regional officials where the presidential entourage received briefings from the regional governor Mahmoud Ali 'Ramah', Berbera mayor Abdale Mohamed Arab as well as by all regional government departments' coordinators.

On the way, back to his residence in Hargeisa the president made several stopovers in order to greet residents of the numerous towns who lined up the road waving green twigs as a mark of welcome to their head of state.

FOOD: The state of African wheat research

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JOHANNESBURG, 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - Researchers in Africa are identifying ways to improve domestic wheat production in the face of sub-optimal conditions and stiff international competition.

For example, in Somalia - a country better known for conflict and famine than agricultural research - postgraduate volunteers are exploring ways to reduce the country's wheat import bill, a subject discussed in one of several research abstracts released at the recent Wheat for Food Security in Africa conference in Addis Ababa

Wheat imports, which cost Somalia US$30 million to $40 million annually, consume "scarce hard currency earned from livestock exports and remittances," reports Jeylani Abdullahi Osman, the author of the paper. The volunteers, who studied agriculture abroad, have returned to Somalia to develop wheat varieties suitable for the country's increasingly high temperatures. Wheat thrives in cool conditions, but is able to adapt to a wide range of climates.

In 2005, the volunteers established the Afgoye Field Crop Research Farm (AFCRF) in the Afgoye District of the Lower Shabelle Region. There, they have been testing wheat varieties for tolerance to heat and water stress. Osman reports they have identified several promising cultivars, but a lack of technical and financial support have limited commercial production.

Improving local wheat

An abstract of a study published out of Cameroon notes that, while there is growing demand for bread in the country, the protein content of the imported wheat used for bread-making is less than 12 percent. High-quality wheat has 14 to 15 percent protein.

''[Somali]... volunteers, who studied agriculture abroad, have returned to Somalia to develop wheat varieties suitable for the country's increasingly high temperatures''
Lead author Michael Taylor, from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, now working with the Divisional Delegation of Agriculture and Rural Development Fontem-Lebialem in Cameroon, identifies varieties of wheat with high protein content that could be grown in Cameroon.

Researchers from the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research report that the older wheat varieties used for making bread flour are unable to cope with new strains of stem rust - a virulent fungal disease that can devastate crops within weeks. The authors identify new strategies to robustly multiply newly released rust-resistant seeds for distribution.

Standing up to competition

Research teams from Zimbabwe and South Africa also have investigated how to make their wheat production stand up to competition posed by cheap wheat imports.

Zambia offers an important case study. The country, which recently became self-sufficient in wheat production, is already facing the threat of dropping yields, report researchers with Seed Co, a Zimbabwe- based company. The researchers highlight several contributing factors, including marketing challenges for small producers, the increasing cost of production and lack of availability of suitable wheat varieties.

These and other abstracts, covering Algeria, Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia, are available on request from the Mexico-based International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its acronym CIMMYT.


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TOGO: Simmering discontent ahead of polls

TOGO: Simmering discontent ahead of polls

LOME, 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recent wave of protests by Togolese opposition groups and a heavy-handed clampdown by security forces have set the scene for a tense struggle for reforms in a country that has been ruled for 45 years by a father and his son.

Since April, the opposition has been holding demonstrations to press for electoral reforms ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for an as yet undeclared date this month. Their demands have steadily grown tougher: They now want to see the back of President Faure Gnassingbé who came to power following a bitterly contested poll after the death of his father, Gnassingbé Eyadema, in 2005. Eyadema had ruled the tiny West African country for 38 years.

"This is a citizen's movement working to break the election-dispute-crackdown-dialogue cycle which is hampering Togo's progress towards a democratic and lawful state," said Zeus Ajavon, the coordinator of Save Togo, a coalition of opposition groups and civil society organizations.

The coalition is demanding transparent and fair elections, a two-term limit for the presidency - currently there is no presidential term limit - and respect for human rights among a raft of reforms. The last parliamentary polls were in 2007.

Street protests in June, August and September were violently quashed by security forces using rubber bullets and teargas.

The government in September led talks on electoral reforms, but the main opposition groups boycotted the negotiations. The talks' outcome did not specify whether the two-term limit would take effect in future elections, implying that Gnassingbé could run for two more five-year terms.

"For the sake of political change. Faure Gnassingbé should not stand for re-election in 2015. Any scheme crafted to breach this limit exposes Faure Gnassingbé to yet unknown consequences," said Agbéyomé Kodjo, an opposition party chief.

The government insists it is committed to holding peaceful elections and implementing reforms after negotiations with the opposition.

"The government's aim is to hold inclusive dialogue to advance the country's institutional and constitutional reforms, improve the electoral system and hold peaceful elections for Togo to consolidate democracy and build a lawful state," said Gilbert Bawara, the territorial administration minister.

Prime Minister Arthčme Ahoomey-Zunu said the negotiations in September were meant to calm tension and create "ideal conditions for transparent, credible and fair legislative polls".

In 2005, soon after his father's death, the military installed Faure Gnassingbé, sparking a barrage of international condemnation that forced him to resign and organize elections. However, the polls were disputed by the opposition as fraudulent, and triggered deadly violence. His re-election in 2010 also drew opposition complaints of malpractice.

"Every election time there are talks, whose recommendations are quickly shelved, then a fraudulent poll to cling to power is organized. We are no longer going to be duped," said Jean-Pierre Fabre, head of the opposition group National Alliance for Change.

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For Agbalč Homéfa, a market trader in the capital Lomé, the upheaval has awoken fears of a recurrence of the deadly 2005 poll unrest, a concern voiced by other residents IRIN spoke to.

"This is how things started in 2005. The opposition and the government clashed over the elections. Everybody knows what the outcome was," said Homéfa. Fellow trader Da Yawa added: "The president's silence is worrying. Faure should speak to the people and reassure us that his militia will not massacre us like they did in 2005."

"The situation is very worrying. The opposition is hardening its stance and the government doesn't seem to be listening. Holding elections under such conditions is a risky bet and a threat to peace," said Saturnin Akué, a sociology student at Lomé University.

"I'm worried about the upcoming elections. I'm afraid they'll cause violence if the government and the opposition don't agree on the rules. If the make-up of the national electoral commission is already being contested by the main opposition groups, what about the results?" said Kokou Amékoudji, a mason.

The protests and the security forces' heavy-handedness portray a country mired in crisis, argued Victor Komla Alipui, Togo's former economy and finance minister.

"The peoples' determination, despite the repression and threats, shows how much Togolese are angry about the government's slip-ups in terms of human rights, acting arbitrarily and using the judiciary to cling to power," Alipui told IRIN.



Somalia: Somali Pirate Attacks Show Sharp Fall

Somalia: Somali Pirate Attacks Show Sharp Fall


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The International Maritime Bureau (IBM) noted in a report issued Monday (October 22nd) that attacks by pirates on shipping off the coast of Somalia had fallen sharply this year.

Seventy attacks had been reported in the first nine months of this year compared to 233 in 2011, and only one attack has been reported in the past three months off Somalia. The director of the IMB, Captain Pottengal Mukundan, said it was good news that hijackings were down, but added "there can be no room for complacency - these waters are still extremely high-risk and the naval presence must be maintained." The Bureau warned seafarers to remain vigilant in the waters around Somalia. Somali pirates are still holding 11 vessels for ransom with 167 crew members as hostage. The IBM report said anti-piracy operations by international naval operations had significantly contributed to the decline. Other factors include the presence of armed guards on ships and the improving security situation on the ground in Somalia itself.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Somaliland: gross corruption and maladministration of higher education

Somaliland: gross corruption and maladministration of higher education 
By Mowliid Abdirahman
Oct 21, 2012

Anybody who was following the news from Somaliland recently must have noticed the numerous graduation ceremonies at many of the so called universities in the country.  A gang of ministers, occasionally led by the Vice President, Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi (and at least in one case by the President) attended the ceremonies and made keynote speeches. 

Higher education has been growing in Somaliland in the last two decades.  Led in the way by the universities of Amoud and Hargeisa, over a dozen universities established themselves in the country. Beder International University, Horn International University, University of Burao, University of Golis, Somaliland University of Science and Technology, Berbera Marine University, Admas University, Alpha University, Kampala University, Hope University, Fairland University, EELO University, Addis Ababa Medical College, New Generation University and Neelayn University are some of the new universities in Somaliland.

On the face of it, one might be led to belief that the number of universities operating in Somaliland is indicative of a country on track for the development of solid tertiary education and peaceful transformation. However, a deeper analysis of the situation will show a country awash with a tertiary education synonymous with corruption, lack of regulation and opportunism which borders on the criminal.    

Many of the universities were established in a haphazard manner by individuals with dubious educational qualifications, who are more interested in making a quick buck than producing graduates with the right qualification. Some universities are branches of private universities in countries of the region like Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda. The only thing that these universities share with their parent universities, however, is the name and everything else remains quite different.  Addis Ababa Medical College, Hope, Kampala, EELO, Fairland, Admas, Alpha and Neelayn universities belong to this group. 

Majority of universities produce graduates with first degrees. Amoud University only recently raised the bar and announced its first intake of students for master's programmes in medicine and law. There was few among the above universities, however, who had institutions that granted good post-graduate diplomas like the Institute of Peace and Conflict studies in University of Hargeisa. 

The growth of tertiary education in Somaliland is attributed in part to the ever increasing number of students graduating from secondary schools and the conspicuous lack of government regulation and oversight in the sector. One can easily rent a house with five rooms, buy plastic chairs and tables, call it a university, and advertise for a list of degree programmes in the local papers.  Majority of universities were established in this manner. And except for very few of them, these universities admit every student who comes their way, regardless of his or her qualification.  A primary schooler can enroll in one of these universities with ease and possibly survive in it. 

The universities lack qualified faculty and majority of 'professors' (as the locals call whoever lectures in one of these) have BA degrees from Indian and Sudanese private universities with some accreditation issues.  In addition, many of the administrative staff in these universities has outside business interests, some of them mixed up with NGO interests, while others have Institutes with same course schedules as those of university departments they administer. No wonder students who graduate from these universities lack education commensurate with the degrees that they are granted.  Thousands of these poorly educated, lost generation graduates with 'run of the mill' diplomas hit the employment (or the unemployable!) market every year. 

Again few universities have well equipped libraries and laboratories. Old books faced out of libraries in Europe and America are sent in containers to stack in the shelves of university libraries. In addition, laboratories for science related subjects are of a lesser quality than those one can expect to find in a proper higher education institution. You will hardly meet students practicing in university laboratories in Somaliland.  

disciplinary and licensing committee for lawyers in Somaliland

A good example of the corruption, mismanagement and the poor quality of education in Somaliland is the law department of University of Hargeisa.  The department was one of the earliest established in the University. It started with one class and few lecturers with LLB degrees from Ethiopia, Pakistan and Sudan. The department grew along the years and graduated over five batches of students.  I was told that at least two of the faculty who lectured in the department in the past had no degrees at all, and were indeed secondary school graduates. I was also told that, although it is difficult to believe and borders on the absurd, the department graduated four mentally ill students with LLB degrees! In addition, 98% of the faculty in the department holds BA degrees. Many of them do not speak very good English, and usually conduct lectures in Somali contrary to university instruction guidelines. 

In a given year, courses provided in the department depended on the availability of the faculty and course content changed with change of faculty. Thus students might learn the tax laws of Sudan one year and the tax laws of Pakistan in the next.  

The dean is absent from the department in most of the time and is always engaged in outside business activities that implicate the resources of the university. He wears many hats and is a member of Law Reform Commission; the Chair of the Disciplinary and Licensing Committee for Lawyers; and a member of the Anti-piracy Committee. The time spent in all these activities is ultimately deducted from the required working hours in the department.  Thus, responsibility and administration of the department devolves to an associate dean who holds the fort by himself. 

The president of Somaliland nominated a higher education committee in 2011 to improve the status of higher education in Somaliland. Strangely enough, the committee included the presidents of universities which the committee was supposedly set up to regulate! No wonder the committee proved to be dysfunctional. 


  • The government of Somaliland should develop a higher education policy to guide the growing demand for higher education in the country. The government should also strengthen the capacity of the higher education committee and bar university presidents from becoming members in the committee. 

  • The government should review licensing procedures as well as the licenses of existing universities.  It should also revoke licenses granted to opportunistic, private universities from neighboring countries. 

  • The government needs to reduce the number of universities operating in the country to four (maximum) and to provide financial support in terms of capacity building, research and development.  

  • University entrance exams need to be strengthened and competitive. 

  • The government should conduct an external audit of the curricula of universities. 

  • The government should establish vocational schools in the regions. Every student who graduates from secondary school need not enroll in a university.  

Mowliid Abdirahman


SOMALIA: IDPs in Luuq seek humanitarian assistance

SOMALIA: IDPs in Luuq seek humanitarian assistance

NAIROBI, 22 October 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Luuq, in Somalia's southern Gedo Region, say their overcrowded settlements are desperately short of basic needs, from shelter to clean water.

"The majority of the population here in these camps are women, children and elderly people who fled from recent battles and droughts in Bay, Bakool and lower Juba. There has been no basic human needs provision for the last months, the condition of the camps is deteriorating as there is no shelter, food or adequate health attention, and it's the raining period," said Ali Mohamed, leader of one of the makeshift camps in the area.

According to Mohamed, up to 3,000 families are in need of humanitarian support. He noted that the situation was particularly serious as the 'Gu' seasonal rains - which last from September to December - had started and were putting the population at risk of waterborne diseases.

Ahmed Dagawyne, head of the local NGO Centre for Research and Integrated Development (CeRID) told IRIN that, although humanitarian assistance had started trickling in, there remains a wide gap in addressing the IDPs' needs.

Andreas Needham, public information officer for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), told IRIN that the agency was aware of the situation in Luuq.

"UNHCR is operating through local partner organizations on the ground, and on 10 October distributed 2,000 emergency assistance packages and 2,000 hypothermia kits to 4,000 needy households," he told IRIN via email.

The emergency assistance packages - also known as non-food items - include blankets, sleeping mats, a plastic sheet, a kitchen set, a jerry can and soap. The hypothermia kits contain blankets, mattresses and plastic sheeting, among other things.

"This initiative is being undertaken as a result of lessons learned following the 1992 famine, when a number of children succumbed as a result of the onset of the cold conditions," Needham said.

UNHCR estimates that the current IDP population in Luuq is 16,380, occupying 10 settlements; many of them were displaced over the last two years following the 2011 food crisis [ ].


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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Commercialisation of education has turned it from the Universities in Somaliland into a Business By Mukhtar Mohamed Abby

Commercialisation of education has turned it from the Universities in Somaliland into a Business By Mukhtar Mohamed Abby
The educational institutions specifically the universities are staunchly mushrooming in recent years throughout Somaliland

Executive Summary and Recommendations 
The main purpose I have penned this article pertaining to the Universities in Somaliland is that I have been moved by in the wake of seeing hundreds of university graduates churned out day in day out by the multitude universities in the country, which their quality is highly questionable at the best, and that they are understandably established nothing short of commercial purpose. The bogus universities are capitalising on the desperate need for universities by the students shown enthusiasm about pursuing their higher education with these universities. The universities are seemingly untrammelled by the rules and the regulations of the government, and that there is inability on the part of incumbent dispensation to streamline and regulate the upsurge of the universities euphemism for commercial entities. 
The educational institutions specifically the universities are staunchly mushrooming in recent years throughout Somaliland. In the capital city of Somaliland, Hargeisa, alone there are large number of private universities chiefly run by the citizens of the country; the authorities of these universities are hell bent on how to commercialise the higher education system in the country by making capital out of the blissful ignorance coupled with the wants for universities, and colleges by the country's freshly Secondary school graduates, who diametrically keen on pursuing their higher studies with these bogus universities. The newly Secondary school graduates have no option, but to join one of these phony universities established for commercial purpose; the students are kept in a blissful ignorance by the authorities of the universities, whilst the quality education of the universities is highly questionable at the best . 
The increasing of the private universities in Somaliland reminds me of the gone days I had been an English teacher in Hargeisa, whereby private English institutions were instituted in every nook and cranny in the country in haphazard manner. By that time the government institutions have not been fully fledged, and there was markedly inability on the part of the respective government agency to check the quality education, and the rise of the English private schools as the government of the gone days has been busy with nation - building . 
The erstwhile dispensation of late President Egal had been obsessed with nation-building, and the other key infrastructures of his government, which were nonexistent. It was the responsibility of the successive administrations led by President Riyale and President Siilaanyo to come up with strategy to streamline the rise of the universities. 
Universities are for namesake 
Needless to say, university is the highest educational institution that provides the highest studies in any country on the face of earth as per this operational definition, the universities in the country have failed to fall under this benchmark or yardstick as they do not have defined syllabi, reference textbooks, libraries; students are not given seminars, presentations or assignments by their lecturers. There is also a dearth of seasoned teaching staff, who can professionally handle their 
respective papers assigned to them. Similarly, they do not have a board of examinations, or examiners, who designs the exams of the various departments of the university to take place in a synchronised fashion. As of now, each and every lecturer of the universities in the country corrects his exams for his respective paper – and there is likelihood that this could trigger a trust deficit between the students and the lecturer of the University for correcting his paper in haphazard manner. 
It is worth noting that the universities in Somaliland do not professionally maintain students' academic records, which would help the administration of the universities to easily keep track of the students' academic performances. Moreover, the educational backgrounds of the students enrolled in the universities are not traced or verified prior to their enrolment, but they are simply admitted to the course for which they show enthusiasm about it. Also, there is no continuity of the teaching staff at the universities each semester one lecturer leaves, whilst new one comes to handle the former's paper, and this brings about confusion to the students. 
Absence of Government rules and regulations towards curbing of the mushrooming Universities 
The current dispensation led by President Ahmed Siilaanyo of Somaliland, and its previous administration of President Riyale – have turned blind eye to check and improve the quality education of the mushrooming private universities being set up in a haphazard fashion by money minded people, whose sole purpose is nothing but to commercialise the higher education of the country by capitalising on the desperate need for universities by the public. 
Going by his political manifesto, while he has been in the opposition, President Siilaanyo in the recent past formed a Commission dedicated for higher education in the country headed by one of his cabinet ministers, who himself busy with the activities of his portfolio. The Commission for higher education is either ignorant about their job description in toto or they have wilfully overlooked of curbing the bogus universities increasingly mushrooming in the country. 
The so called Commission for higher education established by President Siilanyo of Somaliland had made no effort of any sorts to end the commercialisation of education which has turned it from the universities into a business ever since its inception. The principal aim for which this Commission has been set up is not yet known to the public at the large, and the people of Somaliland are still wondering the chief objective behind its formation. The increasing of the universities and the paucity of rules and regulations on the part of the current dispensation towards the universities to streamline clearly indicates that Siilaanyo administration is not bothering about the progress of the entire education system of the country. President Siilanyo appointed umpteen commissions ever since he came to power none of these commissions are not effectively functioning as is expected but remained on paper. 

The education Ministry is unfazed by the upsurge of the Universities. 
The education ministry is one the chief government agencies, which is said to be in charge of the educational institutions of the country, be the privately owned institutes, and that of the public. However, the right thinking citizens contend that the education ministry is seemingly unfazed by theupsurge of the phoney universities and that it dropped off the radar how to regulate the universities euphemism for commercial entities. 
The relations between the ministry and that of the universities is diametrically low key as this markedly indicates the education ministry of Somaliland is beyond its ability to monitor and oversee the surge of the universities in the country. And its presence is only felt while there are graduation bashes at the universities. 
In conclusion, if the incumbent dispensation of President Siilaanyo does not step in to restricting the growing universities in Somaliland meant for commercialisation of education in which their quality is highly questionable at the best – the entire country will be awashed with bogus universities, which will be untrammelled by the rules and the regulations of the ministry of education of Somaliland. 

To the Government 
• Demonstrate a genuine commitment to quality education of the entire universities in the country, and at the same time keep track of their upsurge. 
• Introduce legislation regulating the privately owned universities, and also make sure that the universities in the country fully comply with the legislation. 
• Provide teaching training to all teaching staff of the various universities prevailing in the country. 
• Initiate an independent review of the syllabi of the universities. 
• Introduce legislation spelling out criteria for how to become assistant professor, associate professor and professorship. 
• Establish a commission that assess the quality of the universities by giving them grades corresponding to their level. 
• Effectively operationalise the Commission for higher education appointed by the current dispensation in order to perform duties and responsibilities assigned to them. 
• Verify documents of the new candidates being enrolled in the universities at the time of the admission. 
To the Universities 
• Demonstrate a genuine commitment to the quality of their teaching staff. 
• Establish board of examination that sets the exams of the university departments and at the same time corrects the exams. 
• Conduct the examinations of the various faculties of the university in a synchronised fashion. 
• Demonstrate a commitment to the students' overall attendance shall be 75 %. 
• Commercialisation of education shall not be the priority of the university. 
• Ensure that every student wears his/her university ID card, while inside the campus. 
• Seminars, workshops, and group discussions shall be encouraged by the university teaching staff. 
• Comply with the rules and the regulations of the ministry of education. 
• Sports and games shall be encouraged and be part and parcel of the syllabus of the university. 
• Library equipped with valuable books shall be made available at the university. Reading room and reference room shall be used at any time during the working hours; and the corridor steps and the area around it shall be a silent zone. 
• Separate toilet facilities shall be allocated for lady students plus prayer room. 
• Record of attendance of the teaching staff shall be maintained. 
• Dress code of the students shall be in conformity to that of our Islamic religion and student who wears indecent dress shall be warned. 
• Academic records of the students shall be maintained and each student's records shall be kept separately. 
• Old question papers of the successive term end exams shall be kept in the library and the students be intimated to refer them for the incoming exams. 

To the Students of the Universities 

• Observe punctuality and they shall avoid absenteeism and lateness. 
• Comply with the rules and the regulations of the university. 
• Behave like students and show respect to the teachers regardless his or her age or qualifications. 
• Wear the identify card on their person while on campus. The ID card shall be shown to any member of the staff or university officials when asked for, especially when dealing with the office and library. 
• Study silently in the classroom or go to the library if the concerned teacher is on leave. 
• Avoid sitting on the steps of any building at any time of the day. 
• Be very careful of smoking on the campus, and bringing Khat (Catha edulis) or any other eatables to the university campus. 
• Be heedful of using mobiles while class is going on keep mobile in silent mode during class hours. 
• Seek permission from the teacher taking the class to enter into the class if class is commenced before your arrival. 
• Be mindful to behave indecently while class is going on. 
• Attempt not to settle scores with your companions, faculty Deans, teaching staff or Pro- chancellor or the Chancellor. 
• Instigation of indiscipline by violence, groupism, class clashes etc by your words, slogans and behaviour shall be avoided. 
• Favouritism or especial treatment from the teachers shall be eschewed at any cost. 
Mukhtar Mohamed Abby– 
India, Karnataka State

Puntland seizes arms boat destined for Somali militants

Puntland seizes arms boat destined for 
Somali militants

BOSASSO, Somalia Oct 19, 2012 (Reuters) - Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland has captured a boat coming from Yemen that was carrying heavy weapons destined for the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels, officials said on Friday.

The incident raised concern about possible cooperation between the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al Shabaab, which formally merged with al Qaeda this year and has come under pressure from African Union forces.

"The boat was from Yemen. It was laden with RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades), anti-tank mines and other weapons," Abdisamad Mohamed, the mayor of Bosasso, told reporters. The boat's occupants had fled by the time security tracked down the vessel after a tip-off by locals, he added.

Al Shabaab, which counts foreign al Qaeda-trained fighters among its ranks, is seen as one of the biggest threats to stability in the Horn of Africa. It has received advice from al Qaeda's leadership, counter-terrorism experts say.

Three weeks ago al Shabaab withdrew from Kismayu, once their nerve centre for operations and recruitment in a five-year conflict with African Union and Somali government troops in a country wracked by anarchy and insurgency for two decades.

While the retreat was a major setback for al Shabaab, weakening morale and depriving it of revenue from local taxes, the rebels have signalled their intention to fight back.

They claimed a bomb blast in Kismayu just days after leaving the city, showing they have the ability to hit back with covert and guerrilla-style attacks.


Puntland's marine forces commander linked the weapons to al Shabaab. "We are investigating but we believe the weapons were heading to al Shabaab. They are mostly explosives," Colonel Abdirizak Diriye told reporters.

Yemen's interior ministry said earlier this year that al Shabaab had sent 300 armed men to join ranks with Islamist fighters in Yemen.

Puntland, spanning the relatively calm north of Somalia, has largely escaped the worst of the country's upheaval and has been showcased by foreign powers advocating a loose federal political system in Somalia as a solution to its troubles.

The area is also rich in energy sources and being sized up by oil explorers. However, Puntland's authorities have said there is increasing insecurity and blamed it on al Shabaab.

Source: Reuters

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Siilanyo’s Flock declared 70% achievement, the people responded-‘Astaqfurulah’

Siilanyo's Flock declared 70% achievement, the people responded-'Astaqfurulah' By Dr. Ibrahim Mead

Siilanyo's Flock declared 70% achievement, the people responded-'Astaqfurulah'

Recently Siilanyo's (Ministers) flock claimed that they have achieved 70% of their target! Well, it depends on what target they were talking about. If they were talking about vision, development, honesty and capability they are on the side of deceit and deception; however if they are talking how much they damaged the hopes, aspirations, dignity and integrity of Somaliland for the time they were running the show, I think the facts are on their side. They have undone what have been done for the last twenty years in two years! They are false! "Allah guides not the snares of the false once"

Animal farm government of George Well was built on arrogance, deceit and lies.
It ended in disorder

Siyad Barre government was also built on arrogance deceit and lies.
It ended in disorder and disgrace

Siilanyo's government is built on deceit and deception. They are heading to words the same fate as the above mentioned two administrations! Like the above two they didn't heed. They did not care. They embraced the politics of the belly!

Allah said in Alcankabuut, "Do men think that they will be left alone on saying 'we believe' and that they will not be tested?  We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know (know is used here more in testing than of acquiring knowledge) those who are true from those who are false" "Do those who practice evil think that they will out strip us? Evil is their judgment."
"It was not Allah who wronged them. They wronged them selves."

Siilanyo's administration will not be left alone. Those of them who practice evil will not out strip the people of Somaliland, they will not out strip history. And hereafter, how can they out strip Allah!? It is not Somaliland which wronged them, they wronged them selves!

a)   In George Orwell's animal farm government, Pigs who were the ruling body bragged about their achievements in their first years. They showed the animals a mountain of what they called corn as a food security achievement, but that mountain which was perceived as corn turned out a mountain of sand after Mullae-(a horse) breathed out when it wanted to have some from the said mountain of food! She discovered a mountain of sand instead!  Mountain of lies was the end result!

b)   In Siyad Barre's regime the president's confidant led him to believe that nothing was happening in the war zone which was Somaliland. They told him that Hargeisa and Burao were playing foot ball match when Burao was under SNM forces.
90% of the military top brass there were brought to justice at that moment.
The result of that lie was defeat and eventually the end of that regime!

c)  Now in 2012 and in the 2nd Republic of Somaliland, the Siilanyo's administration flock blew their own horn and declared that they have achieved 70% success in their first years. Now remember the two historic declarations made by two devious entities.

a) The animal farm government.
b) and Siyad Barre's regime. Both of them ended in disorder and disgrace.

Those who declared 70% success in Siilanyo's administration must be reminded that the damage they have inflicted on Somaliland is far, far greater than the lies they rounded up in percentage. If Siilanyo believes this lie he is in a state of denial and the guy is out of it then Somaliland is in real trouble.

The informed is tormenting.
The uninformed is just uninformed!
Those who are in between are confused.
The spirits of the martyrs is by all means angry.
Only the Siilanyo's flock was happy with their lie!
"Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all"
(the autocrat of the breakfast table- by O W Holmes)


Somaliland struggled together.
Somaliland survived together.
Somaliland mourned together.

Somaliland triumphed together.
But now Somaliland is not united
there is no harmonious connection between the people and the government

Somaliland is in a free fall
Somaliland needs to be rescued

National Salvation Convention is urgently needed

Somaliland Rag iyo dumarba intii jecel qaranimada,intii soo halgantay iyo siyaasiyiinta damiirkoodu nuulyahay waxaan kula talinayaa in laysaga yimaado talo iyo shir qaran oo dalka lagu badbaadinaayo.
Wa billaahi towfiiq

Peace and prayers

Ibrahim Mead

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SOMALIA: Food insecurity still a problem

SOMALIA: Food insecurity still a problem

MOGADISHU, 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - Rising food costs, poor 'Gu' seasonal rains earlier in the year [ ] and continuing insecurity in parts of southern Somalia are affecting the nutritional status of vulnerable people there - a situation that could worsen in the coming months amid the risk of flooding, warn experts.

In Mogadishu, the cost of a 50kg bag of wheat flour has gone up from US$22 to $36 in a month. "There is not enough supply of wheat flour in the markets because businesses are importing less flour due to storage [problems]," Fatima Hassan, a businesswoman, told IRIN. Wheat flour is the main ingredient used in making anjera, a typical Somali breakfast food.

The price of cooking oil has also gone up, with a 20-litre jerrycan selling at $28.50, up from $27 last month, though the price of sugar and rice remains largely unchanged, with 50kg costing $37.50 and $52, respectively.

"A year ago, $130 was enough for my family of eight, but now I have to pay more than $200 [per month on food]," said Mowlid Sheikhdon, a pharmacist in Mogadishu.

"Our family has been forced to consume less meat," Sharif Hussein, a father of five, told IRIN in Mogadishu.

An Oxfam survey carried out between July and August in 40 districts in the south-central region and in the north-eastern self-declared autonomous region of Puntland found that the average family is spending $28 a week on food and fuel.

"For a typical family of eight, this is equivalent to just 50 cents per person per day. At current market prices, this would not pay for the minimum food intake - so even when families are buying food, they are still likely to be chronically food insecure," said Oxfam in a briefing [ ].

Still, the prices, while high, are lower than they were this time last year.

Less food production

A rise in insecurity and high import costs could see prices escalate even more as incomes fall. Oxfam found that incomes were two-thirds lower than during a normal April-to-June 'Gu' season because of decreases in livestock, crop and milk production.

The `Gu' season accounts for 60-70 percent of Somalia's cereal harvests, but there have been low harvests in the major sorghum-producing region of Bay, which normally accounts for almost two-thirds of the country's crop. The Middle Juba, Lower Shabelle and Gedo regions have also recorded significantly smaller maize harvests.

This year's poor Gu rains followed the 2011 humanitarian crisis, when the country saw devastating livestock and livelihood losses [ ], and two regions experienced famine [ ].

Most vulnerable

Many regions are facing severe water and food shortages, with children and pregnant women the most vulnerable, according to Oxfam. "Of the families surveyed, almost 50 percent had experienced a recent death in the family, and of those deaths almost 60 percent were pregnancy-related or of pregnant women," Alun McDonald, Oxfam's media and communications officer for the Horn, East and Central Africa region, told IRIN in an e-mail, adding that more analysis is needed to determine why this number is so high.

"The figure is clearly very concerning, and from the survey it seems linked to the lack of health facilities in some areas," he said. "Anaemia, hypertension and excessive loss of blood during pregnancy were all mentioned as major problems for pregnant women - which could all be dealt with if there were adequate health services."

Health facilities are insufficient in southern regions such as Bakool, Gedo, Mudug, Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba.

According to a 26 September Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit - Somalia (FSNAU) report [ ], an estimated 236,000 Somali children are acutely malnourished and in need of specialized nutrition treatment. Among them, 54,000 are severely malnourished, requiring immediate life-saving interventions. Seventy percent are from the southern regions, where vital basic services are not easily accessible.

This still represents a drop from August 2011, when an estimated 450,000 children were acutely malnourished. Despite the declining trend, FSNAU warned that "life-saving humanitarian assistance remains crucial between now and December 2012."

At Oxfam's feeding centres in Mogadishu - which is not the worst affected area - some 3,000 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 5,000 with global acute malnutrition (GAM) are treated per month, said McDonald. GAM refers to the total rate of acute malnutrition in a given population [ ], while SAM is a sub-category of GAM. SAM is life threatening.

Needs to increase

The level of need in south-central Somalia could increase with the October-December rains, which are expected to result in flooding and may be enhanced by the El Niño weather phenomenon [ ].

The southern region of Hiraan has already been hit by flooding [ ]; around 60,000 residents affected by floods and conflict [ ] are receiving emergency food rations, according to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Moderate-to-heavy rains have also been reported in many parts in southern Somalia [ ]

According to Oxfam, southern Somalia is still in crisis, with the emergency being most acute in the South East Gedo region, the riverine zone of Lower Juba and Bakool.

An estimated 2.12 million people in Somalia will remain food insecure until December []




TACSI GEERIDA . Cabdilaahi Siciid Dheera 
Guddoomiye xigeenka seddexaad ee WADANI

Waxaan tacsi u dirayaa ehelka, ubadka, tafiirta kale, gacalka, qaraabada, xigaalka, xito iyo asxaabta uu marxuum
Cabdilaahi Siciid Dheera oo ahaa Guddoomiye xigeenka seddexaad ee Ururka WADANI ka tegay meel kasta oo ay joogaanba . Sidoo kale waxaan tacsi u dirayaa shacbi weynaha Somaliland iyo gaar ahaan Ururka WADANI

Sidoo kale waxaan u rajeynayaa inta dhaawacan in Alle siiyo caafimaad buuxa oo degdeg ah.
Waxaan Illaahay uga baryayaa inuu u naxariisto oo uu janatal fardows ku abaal mariyo, innagana dhammaan inaga siiyo samir iyo Iimaan.

Ahmed Hassan Arwo
La-taliyaha Madaxweynaha ee
Dhaqaalaha, Ganacsiga iyo Maalgashiga

Monday, October 15, 2012

The launch of Somali Week Festival 2012 Friday, 19th October 2012 @ 6.00pm

The launch of Somali Week Festival 2012
Friday, 19th October 2012, 6.00pm
Oxford House
Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG
London, E2 6HG
For more information and ticket please email

Kayd Somali Arts and Culture and partners would like to invite you to Somali Week Festival 2012 which will take place from Friday 19th to 28th October,  Oxford House, The programme and tickets for all the events are now available. To access the programme click here:

Somali Week Festival 2012 will focus on the theme of 'COURAGE'. Our understanding of 'courage' is not one of gun-toting aggression, but a belief in peace and tolerance as essential principles; about dreaming the seemingly impossible, challenging the status quo in the name of collaboration and fruitful coexistence. In that sense it emphasises empathy, tolerance and personal integrity in a context of uncertainty. The acceptance that this kind of courage must necessarily exist without the security of knowing that 'everything will be all right in the end' is paramount. Tolerance and empathy in the certain knowledge of a positive outcome do not require courage.

We are delighted that the theme of this year's festival, 'courage', will be introduced by a great playwright, educationalist and poet, Said Saleh and the festival will be launched by Hon Rushanara Ali, MP for Tower Hamlets.

 Somali Week Festival is an integral part of Black History Month and offers the best of Somali arts and culture, both old and new. The festival offers a mix of events including poetry, literature, panel discussions, documentary film screenings, music and theatre. Through these different artistic forms, Somali Week Festival has explored a variety of themes in past years and has become a widely recognized and anticipated annual event in the UK. We are inviting artists, writers, campaigners, investors and people from civil society, both Somali and non-Somali, from Somaliland and Somalia, North America as well as from the UK and other European countries, to share experiences and discuss the concepts of courage, tolerance, identity, peace and development.

We are honoured to welcome international guests, including Mahamed Ibrahim Warsame "Hadraawi", Said Saleh Ahmed, Hussein Sheikh Ahmed 'Kaddare', Hassan Qawdhan, Musse Ali Faruur, Abdidhuh Yusuf, Giorgio Banti, Prof Abdallah Mansuur, Mohamed Daahir Afrah, Evan Christopher, Iara Lee, Ali Hasan 'Banfas', Abdilahi Awad awadgale,, Ismail Abdi Ibrahim 'Basbaas', Roland Marchal and more.

At the launch, some of our visiting artists from Somalia and Somaliland such as Muse Ali Faruur, Hassan Qawdhan, Abdidhuuh Yusuf together with UK based poets, Abdillahi Bootaan will recite some of their poetry and the English translations will be provided by James Byrne, poet and editor of Wolf Poetry Magazine, Clare Pollard, poet from Poetry Translation Centre and Rob Inglis.

The evening will conclude with a talk with Award winning poet and thinker, Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame 'Hadraawi'.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

FGM victims have lower sexual quality of life

FGM victims have lower sexual quality of life

Wednesday, 3rd October 2012
A women's health advocate in Somaliland has insisted undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) is not a requirement of her faith.

African support 'adds weight to UN FGM resolution'

Wednesday, 26th September 2012
Support from several African countries for a United Nations resolution banningfemale genital mutilation(FGM) across the world has been welcomed by a campaigner.

Victims of female genital mutilation(FGM) have a lower sexual quality of life, a new study has claimed.

A team at King's College London examined women from similar backgrounds to ascertain how the procedure had impacted on their sex lives.

The study, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetricsand Gynaecology, concluded the sexual quality of life for those who had undergone FGM was "significantly lower".

Professor Janice Rymer, a gynaecology specialist at King's College London, said this is not a surprise and described FGM as a traumatic procedure that offers no health benefits.

"FGM is an abuse of women and we need to do all we can to eradicate the practice," she commented.

Professor Rymer noted that the procedure can lead to many health problems arising later on, including bleeding and infection, as well as death.

She added that while these physical problems have been identified in the past, the impact of FGM on the sex lives of victims has been "poorly understood".

Posted by Alexandra George

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Somaliland: Administration initiates Self-assessment

Somaliland: Administration initiates Self-assessment

VP Sayli  & President Silanyo (1st &2nd Left) at the ministers  self assesement meetingBy: Yusuf M Hasan

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The council of ministers is in a three days intense meeting.

The cabinet meeting, which is hosted by the president H.E Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo at the presidency in Hargeisa, is geared towards assessing government achievements during the past two years.

During the course of the three days of the meeting, each minister will present ministerial activities, successes, failures etc. thus enable the government review its performance.

After the meeting is presented with each ministry's activities with the past two years, new strategies are to be set in order to sustain achievements and rectify failures.

This is the first of such a meeting for the country's administration to undertake in the past 2 decades.

According to sources within the cabinet, all the ministers and their deputies where applicable will be closet exclusively for the self-assessment thus not available for any other duties in that duration

Mashruuc Kaluumaysi Oo Khubaro Danish Ahi Ka Hirgalinayso Xeebta Somaliland.

Mashruuc Kaluumaysi Oo Khubaro Danish Ahi Ka Hirgalinayso Xeebta Somaliland.

Waxa Dhawaan lagu yagleelay Magaalada Copenhagen oo ah dalka Denmark Urur cusub oo la yidhaahdoSomali Fair Fishing, Ururka oo ah mid loogu talagalay in lagu Casiriyeeyo Kaluumaysiga Xeebaha Somaliland ayaa waxa ku bahoobay Khubaro Danish ah oo ku xeel-dheer arimha Kaluumaysiga. 
Qoraal ka soo baxay Ururka ayaa lagu qeexay in Xeebaha Somaliland ay ka mid yihiin meelaha dunida laga helo Kaluunka ugu tayada wanaagsan uguna tirada badan, sidaa awgeed waxa muhiim noqotay in laga faa'idaysto khayraadka badda ee laga helo Xeebahaa Somaliland loogana faa'deeyo dadka ku dhaqn Geeska Afrika.

Ururka Somali Fishing waxa uu si dhakhso u bilaabayaa Mashruuc kaluumiyaysi oo uu ugu magac dara The Hanstholm model1, Muddo 2 sano oo ka bilaabmaya badhtamaha 2013-ka ayaa waxa lagu hawlgalinayaa 15 Doonyood oo noqon doona kuwa lagu soo jilaabo Kaluunka iyo 75 qof oo la siin doon tababaro kaluumaysi oo casri ah, waxa la rajaynayaa in la soo qabto 400 oo ton oo kaluun ah. Xudunta Mashruuco waxa ay noqon doontaa Magaalada Berbera, dhamaan shaqaalaha kaluumaysigu iyo Mulkiilayaasha Doonyuhuba waxa noqon doonaa Muwaadiinta xeebaha Somaliland ku dhaqn.

Dhaqaalaha ku baxayaa Mashruuca waxa iska-kaashanaaya Ha'yadaha Mucaawinada bixIya kuwaas oo ka soo kala jeeda Denmark iyo Maraykan ilaa iyo iminka Miisaaniyada Ururku waxa ay cagacagaynaysaa USD 1.353.000. Gudoomiyaha Ururka oo layidhaahdo Knud Vilby iyo ku-xigeenkiisa Mahad farah Aden oo ah Somalilander ku sita Auditing-ka Shahaadada Phd ayaa ku niyadsan in Ururkani uu hirgalin doono Mashaariic dalka (Somaliland) iyo Dadkiisaba Faa'iido ka heli doonaan. Mr. Mahad Farah Aden waa senior Auditor ka shaqeeya (Danish National Bank) oo ku yaala copenhagen Denmark.

Mahad Farah Aden is an auditor in The Danish National Bank and a somali civilsociety activist focusing on Somali community andcapacity building in Denmarkand Somaliland (an independent territory in Northern Somalia, aspiring tonational recognition). Afterfinishing his MSc in Business Economics and Auditing,Mahad worked as Senior Associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers andSeniorAssociate at Ankjær-Jensen in Copenhagen. In 2011 he was recruited toThe Danish National Bank and has presently the position ofsenior auditor. Hiscivil society work focus on social activities, cultural events, and developmentprojects ranging from Denmark toSomaliland. He is particularly interested inprojects which organize Somali diasporic resources for development inSomaliland. Since 2010he has been member of the advisory board in The DRCDiaspora Fund In 2010 he became board member of PeaceWare-Somaliland,aSomali-Danish NGO that works to establish The Somaliland Telemedical Systemfor Psychiatry Since 2011 he has been vice-chair ofSomali Fair Fishing , ASomali-Danish NGO that works the develop fishing industries in The Horn ofAfrica. Mahad has an extensiveDanish and international network in the Somalidiaspora and among Somaliland policymakers.

Wixii Faahfaahina ee kale ka daalaco.

By: Osman Abdillahi Sool.....Freelance Journalist.