Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Raped 5-Year-Old Girl Dies in Central India

NEW DELHI April 30, 2013 (AP)

A 5-year-old girl has died after being raped in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, an official said Tuesday, in the latest in a series of brutal attacks that have sparked outrage in the country.

The girl suffered cardiac arrest and died late Monday at a hospital in Nagpur city in neighboring Maharashtra state where she was being treated for injuries from the April 18 assault, said Bharat Yadav, collector for Seoni district, where the attack occurred.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the attack, he said.

The girl was lured by one of the men to a farm, where she was then raped by the other man, who was a friend of her parents, Yadav said. The parents, poor construction workers, were at work when the attack occurred, he said.

Ravi Manadiar, an administrator at the hospital, said the girl suffered a brain injury when the men tried to smother her cries and was in a coma from April 20 until she died.

In Nagpur, the mother of the girl was inconsolable.

"The court should give them the strictest punishment ever," she sobbed Tuesday.

"These men should be burned alive so that the whole world will see how such criminals ought to be punished," she said, wiping her tears with the corner of her sari.

About 40 supporters of the opposition Congress party held a rally in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, to protest what they said was a rise in violence against women in the state.

They burned an effigy of the state's top elected official, Chief Minister Shivraj SIngh Chouhan, who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Earlier this month, another 5-year-old girl was kidnapped, raped and tortured by two men who then abandoned her in a locked room in New Delhi. She is still recovering at a hospital in the city.

Police refused to register a case when the girl's parents reported that their daughter was missing. Hundreds of people protested outside police headquarters in New Delhi for three days, angry over allegations of police inaction and indifference to the parents' complaints.

Indian media have begun to report sexual assaults more aggressively since the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in New Delhi in December. That attack triggered outrage across India about the treatment of women in the country, and spurred the government to pass tougher laws for crimes against women, including the death penalty for repeat offenders or for rapes that lead to the victim's death.

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Maxaad Ka Taqaanaa Safiiradii Iyo Qunsiliyadihii Dowladii Maxamed Siyaad Bare Iyo Beelaha Ay Ka Soo Kala Jeedeen?Ogow Wax Anaad Ogeyn!!!

Inta badan dad aan aqoonta u lahayn ama aan wax badan ka oggaan xaaladdii dalku jirey waqtigii Maxamed siyaad barre ayaa waxay ku tilmaamaan dowladdii ugu wanaagsanayd, taasoo ka dhigan dad aan waqtigaas ahayn dad qaan gaar ah iyo kuwo sheeko baraley looga sheekeeyey, waa xaqiiq sida dadku maanta siyaasadda ula socdo inaysan ula socon berigaas keliya ay arkayeen, Dugsiyada waxbarashada iyo Booliiska Isgooysyada iyo wadooyinka taagan, iyo goobaha dowladdu ku shaqaynayso balse aysan Ogayn waxaa hoostooda ku duugan haddaba si aad u Oggaato wixii dalkan burburiyey inay ahayd cadaalad daro.

Qaaradda Waqooyiga Ameerika.
1. Washington (USA) Cabdikarim Ali Omar (Ogaadeen) a nephew of the president and president's son-in-law
2. New York (USA) Abdullahi Said Osman (Geri-Koomba, Darood)
3. Ottawa (Canada) Abdirahman Artan Aden (Mareexaan)
> Qaaradda Yurub

> 4. Roma (Italy) Yusuf Ali Osman (Majeerteen)
> 5 Bonn (Germany) Hassan Abshir Farah (Majeerteen)
> 6. Berlin (E/Germany) Ahmed Shire Mahamud (Majeerteen)
> 7. London (UK) Ahmed Jamac Abdulle (Dhulbahante)
> 8. Paris (France) Saciid Haji Mahamud (Dheer) (Dhulbahante)
> 9. Brussels (Belgium) Ali Hassan Ali (Warsangeli Daarood)
> 10. Stockholm (Sweden) Yusuf Haji Said Mahamud (Warsangeli Daarood)
> 11. Bucharest (Romania) Mahamed Ahmed Tafadal (Warsangeli Daarood )
> 12. Moscow (USSR) Abdullahi Egal Nur (Mareexaan)
> 13. Geneva (Switzerland) Faduma Isaaq Biixi (Mareexaan)
> 14. Belgrade (Yugoslavia) Faduma Mahamed Enow (Raxaweyn)
> 15. Ankara (Turkey) Hussein Mahamed Bullaale (Habar/Awal Isaaq)
> Qaaradda Aasiya

> 16. Tokyo (Japan) Dahir Farah Afey (Ogadeen)
> 17. Beijing (China) Mahamed Hassan Said (Dhulbahante)
> 18. Tehran (Iran) Abdi Shire Egal (Mareexaan)
> 19. Damascus (Syria) Hassan Musse Tarey (Mareexaan)
> 20. Abu Dhabi (UAE) Adan Hirsi Isse (Mareexaan)
> 21. San'a (Yemen) Abdisalan Moallim Diini (Mareexaan)
> 22. Karachi (Pakistan) Abdisalam Haji Ahmed Liban (Habargidir)
> 23. Baghdad (Iraq) Isse Ali Mahamed "Dheere" (Abgaal)
> 24. New Delhi (India) Mahamed Osman Omar (Banaadiri)
> 25. Doxa (Qatar) Sharif Mahamed Omar (Banaadiri)
> 26. Kuwait city (Kuwait) Abdulqadir Amin Sheikh (Banaadiri)
> 27. Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) Ahmed Abdulla Mahamed (Banaadiri)
> 28. Muscat (Oman) Mahamed Suban Nur (Gadabursi – Dir)
> Qaaradda Afrika.

> 29. Nairobi (Kenya) Ahmed Sheikh Mahamud (Mareexaan)
> 30. Kampala (Uganda) Mahamed Abdulqadir Warsame (Mareexaan)
> 31. Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ibrahim Haji Musse (Majeerteen)
> 32. Djibouti (Djibouti) Ahmed Jamac Said Xandulle (Mareexaan)
> 33. Khartoum (Sudan) Mahamed Sheikh Ahmed Tima-cade (Ogaadeen)
> 34. Dakar (Senegal) Ali Abdi Gurhan (Ogaadeen)
> 35. Algiers (Algeria) Abdullahi Mahamed Hassan (Ogaadeen)
> 36. Lusaka (Zambia) Omar Mahamed Umul (Dhulbahante)
> 37. Lagos (Nigeria) Mahamed Sheikh Hassan (Gadabursi)
> 38. Tunis (Tunisia) Abdullahi Sheekh Ismail (Biyamaal -Dir)
> 39. Tripoli (Libya) Abdirahman Osman Said (Geellle) (Gaadsan – Dir)
> 40. Cairo (Egypt) Abdirahman Abdi Hussein (Guulwade) (Reer-Aw Hassan) President's son-in-law
>Qunsuliyadihii Guud

> 1. Roma (Italy) Ahmed Sugulle Hirsi (Mareexaan)
> 2. Washington (USA) Mahamud Ali Magan (Mareexaan)
> 3. Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) Mahamed Ali Omar (Mareexaan
> 4. Aden (Yemen) Ahmed Aden Omar (Sheekhaal)
> 5. Dubai (UAE) Abdulqadir Hirsi (leelkase).


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Monday, April 29, 2013


H.E. Mr. Eugène Richard Gasana President of the UN Security Council

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the UN

Your Excellency,

1 April 2013

On 22 March 2013, the Government of the Republic of Somaliland had the honour to welcome to Hargeisa the UN's Technical Assessment Mission (TAM), which was mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 2093 (2013) to consider the implementation of a new UN Mission in the region. I wish to summarize for the benefit of the members of the Security Council the points that my government raised with the UN team.

The past year has been a critical one for the transition in Somalia. My government hopes that under the new leadership that has taken shape in Somalia, our neighbours will see a return to effective governance, and the re-­?establishment of peace and stability. At the same time, we urge the international community to continue to support my country, Somaliland, which remains a bulwark of peace and stability in the Horn of Africa. As a flourishing democracy that has engaged in an extensive process of national reconciliation, we also believe that our experience can be of value to our neighbors as they embark on critical state building and peacebuilding tasks.

To ensure that the UN's future engagement in the region is both effective and efficient, it must be guided by the reality that Somaliland is separate from Somalia and has followed a quite different course during the past 21 years since our people re-­?asserted the independence that we achieved from the United Kingdom in 1960 as part of the decolonization process. Any UN presence in Somaliland must therefore have specifically tailored priorities and strategies, and must make its decisions regarding our development partnership without prejudice to the politics or interests of the federated regions of Somalia. The UN must respect its stated guiding principle of "do no harm" and make sure that none of its interventions in Somaliland and Somalia undermine the capacity of the Somaliland government to function in the service of the citizens who have democratically endorsed its authority.

In this regard, while we welcome the TAM's assurances of a robust UN presence in Hargeisa headed by a senior official, we believe it would be wrong for the UN's presence in Somaliland to be subsumed under a management structure based in Mogadishu, as is apparently being proposed. The government in Mogadishu is not in a position to advise the UN on Somaliland's development needs and priorities—any UN activities should therefore be managed from Somaliland by the permanent team already envisioned for our country. Not only would this allow Somaliland to benefit directly from the UN's expertise, it would also enable more UN staff to experience at first-­? hand Somaliland's effective approach to peace-­?building and democracy— knowledge that is also integral to building sustainable governance in neighbouring Somalia. I would add that my government's ability to protect the security and safety of our citizens and international visitors, including UN staff, is well established.

At the London Conference on Somalia in February 2012, the participants recognized the need for the international community to support a dialogue between Somaliland and the TFG or its successor in order to clarify their future relations. That decision was endorsed by the Istanbul II Conference on 1 June 2012. A first, historic round of talks took place at Chevening House in the UK later that month, and President Silanyo subsequently met President Sheikh Sharif in Dubai on 28 June to ratify what was agreed.

My government believes strongly that this dialogue should resume as soon as practicable and should retain its unique character as a process conducted between governments. The dialogue is very important for the future stability of the Horn of Africa and the wellbeing of its people. In the longer term, it offers the prospect of Somaliland and Somalia reaching agreement about Somaliland's status. But in the near term, the dialogue is an opportunity for us to talk to Somalia about issues of practical concern, such as cooperation on terrorism, piracy, extremism, serious crime, illegal fishing and the dumping of toxic waste at sea, as well as a wide range of economic issues, the resolution of which will benefit both our peoples. We call on the UN, and the wider international community to support the early resumption of the dialogue.

I wish to reiterate, however, that given our people's decision to re-­?assert our independence in 1991, it is unacceptable to Somaliland that the new draft Somalia constitution purports to lay claim to our territory. Somaliland emphatically rejects any such claim. For the same reason, we oppose, and will not recognize, any attempt by the Government of Somalia to declare an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) which purports to include the waters adjacent to the coast of Somaliland. The Government of Somaliland reserves the right to declare and enforce its own 200-­?nautical mile EEZ, and to exercise jurisdiction and sovereign rights within the EEZ in accordance with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Meanwhile, I can confirm that Somaliland will continue to play a significant role in the international community's efforts to maintain peace and security on the Horn of Africa. As an independent and integral force in the fight against piracy, Somaliland will continue to work with UNODC, the EU and the International Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia to develop institutions and policing capabilities for the prevention, prosecution and punishment of acts of piracy up to international standards of human rights. To this end, Somaliland has concluded a bilateral agreement with the Government of the Seychelles over the transfer of convicted pirate prisoners, and changed its own laws to allow it to receive such prisoners. In addition, Somaliland cooperates directly and works jointly with the Governments of the US, UK and Ethiopia, amongst others, in the fight against terrorism, and on the promotion of regional stability. The rapidly changing political dynamics of the region will only increase the burden faced by the Somaliland government in these areas in the near term, meaning that continued international support for safeguarding and strengthening government in Somaliland should remain the objective of the UN and the broader international community.

The Somaliland people are grateful for the contribution made by the UN and donor governments to humanitarian and development assistance in our country over the years. We will continue to contribute to international efforts to build a more peaceful Horn of Africa, including by cooperating with the new Government in Somalia in areas of mutual concern. Such positive engagement will only succeed if the UN and the wider international community acknowledge our unique status and help us to consolidate our achievements. The original Somali state failed because it ignored the interests and wishes of all of its peoples. It would not be in anyone's interests, including those of the government in Mogadishu, to repeat the errors of the past by repudiating the reality of Somaliland's unique status and the reality on the ground, which would only serve to lessen the chances of establishing peace and stability across our region.

Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Dr Mohamed A Omar

Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

Republic of Somaliland

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hantidhawraha Guud Oo Sheegay Inay Gacanta Ku Dhigeen Shabakad Isku Xidhan Oo Lacag Badan Ku Lunsatay Waaxda Cashuuraha G/Saaxil

"Waxay Badaleen Ducumenty-Yada Dawladda Iyadoo La Been Abuurayo Rasiidho Lacag Qabasho Oo Aan Jirin, Lagana Dhigayo Dakhligii La Soo Qabtay Oo Aad U Yar" Maxamuud Dheere

Hargeysa, April 28, 2013 (Haatuf) – Hanti-dhawraha Guud ee Qaranka Maxamuud Aw Cabdi Ibraahim (M. Dheere) ayaa sheegay inay gacanta dhigeen Shabakad dhalinyaro ah oo si wayn iskugu xidhan, isla markaana lacag badan ku lunsan jiray Waaxda Cashuuraha ee Wasaaradda Maaliyadda ee gobolka Saaxil. Maxamuud Dheere waxa uu xusay inay mudo dheer ay daba-socdeen kooxdaas dhalinyarada ah oo uu tilmaamay inay qaar ka mid ah hayaan, kuwa kalena ay ku daba jiraan, isla markaana ay baadhistoodu socon doonto ilaa inta ay salka soo taabanayaan.

Hantidhawraha guud waxa uu sidaas ku sheegay mar uu shalay la hadlay Telefishanka afka xukuumadda ku hadla ee Qaranka. Ugu horayna isaga oo ka hadlaya, dhalinyarada ay qabteen waxa uu hadalkiisa ku bilaabay "Waxaanu ku guulaysanay inaanu qabano niman dhalinyaro ah oo yaryar oo samaystey hab ama dhaqan lagu xado lacagta dawladda ee Waaxda Cashuuraha ee gobolka Saaxil, iyaga oo badalaya Ducumenty-yada dawladda markaana ka dibna la been abuurayo Rasiidho lacag qabasho oo aan jirin, kuwaasna laga dhigayo dakhligii la soo qabtey oo aad u yar una kooban, isla markaana lacagta adagna qaadanaya oo xadaya. Way dhacaa Caalamka oo dhan in qofka meel noocaas ah joogaa uu isku dayo inuu Xatooyo sameeyo hab been abuur ah oo dadwaynaha lacagta looga qaadayo oo ta dawladad loo xaranayo iyo ta ay kooxahaasi qaadanayaana ay kala badan yihiin. Alxamdulilaah waanu qabanay ragaas oo way istaagtey arintaasi oo cidii ku luglahaydna waanu ku daba-jirnaa waxna gacanta ayaanu ku haynaa oo way istaagtey mar hadii la qabtey oo ma soconayso, markaa sidaan sheegay waanu ku guulaysanay cidii Musuqaas samaysay".

Somaliland: The Safe Haven Next Door

Somaliland: The Safe Haven Next Door

Once part of chaotic Somalia Today Somaliland is a thriving oasis of peaceBY AHMED MOHAMED MOHAMOUD SILANYO

Somalilandsun - The Horn of Africa has endured decades of violent repression, civil war, terrorism, and piracy. But after a period of neglect, the international community has taken preliminary steps to restore political stability in the region.

This new approach is evident in Somalia, where a new government, with support from the United States and others, is making a concerted effort to move forward. There are signs of progress. Expatriate technocrats are returning to help rebuild. Piracy off the coast of Somalia has diminished, with attacks falling from 239 in 2010 to 46 in 2012.

The British Embassy recently reopened its long-shuttered doors. Yet the country's stability remains fragile, as witnessed just days ago when al-Shabab terrorists bombed Mogadishu's judicial complex, taking the lives of 29 innocent people and injuring more than 40 others.

Ironically, the world has paid much less attention to a nearby model of success. Just north of Somalia, the Republic of Somaliland enjoys starkly different circumstances. Having chosen to unite with Somalia after gaining independence in 1960 -- we had been separate colonies under British and Italian rule -- our people reasserted their right to self-determination in 1991 as our neighbor descended into chaos. Since that time, Somaliland has been a virtual island of good governance, peace, and security in the Horn of Africa. There is no safe haven for terrorists on our land, no pirates off our coast. Experts around the world have advocated for the diplomatic recognition of our nation, yet support from the United States and others for our independent, sovereign status remains just out of reach.

Our success has come through decades of struggle and suffering. In the 1980s, the Somali regime of Mohamed Siad Barre waged a brutal campaign against Somaliland, killing 50,000 civilians. Like many others who have experienced similar atrocities, we learned an important, tragic lesson: Never again would we allow such a thing to happen to our people.

As Somalia subsequently disintegrated, Somaliland built a functioning, stable, and democratic state. While the international community spent millions trying to save Somalia from itself, we focused on maintaining peace within our borders, building strong state institutions, and creating a sustainable economy. Since 2000, Somaliland has held five peaceful elections and preserved a culture of consultative democracy.

In the last year, Somaliland has taken deliberate efforts to renew dialogue with Somalia's leadership. Most recently, with the support of the Turkish government, Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and I signed a communiqué in which we affirmed our shared commitment to build trust and improve relations between our governments. Future talks will aim to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism, extremism, piracy, illegal fishing, toxic dumping, and other serious crimes. Most importantly, with international support, the Somaliland-Somalia dialogue process must seek to provide final clarification on the status of our political relationship.

Somalia and Somaliland can and should be equal partners. Yet as we proceed down this track, we hope and expect that those looking to support Somalia's aspirations will also seek ways to support ours.

Engagement with Mogadishu to sustain its transition to a viable entity and support for Somaliland's national aspirations need not be mutually exclusive. In this regard, international conferences to address the region's economic and humanitarian needs are welcome, but must be coupled with steps to address political issues that might otherwise stifle or undermine such support. Likewise, security assistance must be aligned with efforts to resolve these same issues so as not to breed new instability should a final agreement be reached.

U.S. defense officials have called Somaliland "an entity that works," and for good reason. Our government does work, and with proper diplomatic recognition, it will be able to contribute more effectively to a sustainable and prosperous future for the Horn of Africa. To this end, we are building on our new dialogue with Somalia to both expand relations with other governments and pursue observer status in international organizations, starting with our region's Intergovernmental Authority on Development and the African Union.

We are not asking others to take a chance on what Somaliland may one day become, but rather to simply recognize what we have already achieved. Somaliland is a fully functioning sovereign entity. From 1960 to 1991 we gave unity within a "Greater Somalia" a chance. It did not work, and we cannot turn back.

In the midst of violence and now a fragile peace, Somaliland's people have protected -- and will continue to advance -- our cause of freedom and security because we know their true value. In partnership with our neighbors and with the support of the international community, we can ensure that the entirety of the Horn of Africa will experience the peace and stability that we have in Somaliland.

The writer Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo is the current elected president of Somaliland


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Madaxweyne Siilaanyo Iyo Wasiiradiisii Wehelinaayey Oo Washington Kula Kulmay Senator Jeff Flake

 Oo Ah Ku Xigeenka Guddida Afrika Ee Golaha Senateka Maraykankakulan1
Washington Dc (Halbeegnews)–24/04/2013– Madaxweynaha jamhuuriyadda Somaliland Axmed Maxamed Maxamuud Siilaanyo iyo xubnahii golahiisa wasiiradda ahaa ee ku wehelinaayey safarkiisa dalka maraykanka uu ku joogo gaar ahaana xarunta Washington DC ayaa maanta kulan kula yeeshay xarunta sharci dajiyayaasha maraykanka ee Capital Hill Senator Jeff Flake oo ah ku xigeenka arrimaha Afrika u qaabilsan golaha Senateka dalka maraykanka.

Kulankani oo ahaa mid Senator Flake uu ku martiqaaday wefdiga madaxweynaha xafiiskiisa Capital Hill ku dhex yaalla ayaa waxaa kulanka hadal ku furay madaxweyne Siilaanyo oo Mr. Flake uga waramay taariikhda Somaliland iyo marxaladda ay ku sugantahay wakhtigani "waa dal xornimadiisa hellay 26 June 1960-kii oo dalkii ugu horeeyey ee aqoonsaday ahaa dalkiina maraykan, waxaanu nahay dalka keliya ee gobolka aanu ku naalo leh xisbiyo iyo dimuqraadiyad lana doorto gole deegaan, baarlamaan ilaa madaxweyne oo dadku si toos ah usoo doortaan" ayuu ku yidhi.

Dhinaca kale xildhibaan Flake ayaa dhinaciisa sheegay inay dawladdu maraykanku gaar ahaana xisbiga Jamhuuriga ee uu ka tirsanyahay aad uga war qabaan horumarka ay Somaliland gaadhay wuxuuna sheegay inuu jecelyahay inuu Somaliland yimaado oo uu xaaladiisa indhahiisa ku soo arko.

Madaxweyne Siilaanyo ayaa wuxuula ballansanyahay inuu kulano la yeesho madax ka tirsan wasaaradda arrimaha dibadda ee dalka maraykanka.

Halbeegnews, Washington

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


President Uhuru names four Cabinet members

Fred Matiang'i (Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)
Henry K. Rotich (The National Treasury)
James Wainaina Macharia (Health)
Amb Amina Mohamed (Foreign Affairs)


President Uhuru Kenyatta has named four out of the 18 members of his Cabinet.

Fred Matiangi Okengo, Henry K. Rotich, James Wainaina Macharia and Amb Amina Mohamed will be the first to be vetted by Parliament.

The president said the rest of the members will be announced at a later date.

Dr Matiang'i was the executive director SUNY Kenya, working as a liaison between USAID/Kenya and Parliament.

Mr Rotich worked at The Treasury as the head of Macro Economics.

Mr Wainaina was Managing Director at the NIC Bank while Ms Mohamed served as a diplomat in Geneva for many years and was one of the front-runners for the top World Trade Organisation job.

The public is also expected to participate in the vetting process with the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments collecting their views regarding the suitability or otherwise of the Cabinet nominees.

On Tuesday, Parliament approved a 28-member team, chaired by Speaker Justin Muturi, to vet the nominees

DNO inks Somaliland production sharing contract

StockMarketWire.com - Norwegian oil and gas group DNO International has entered into a production sharing contract covering block SL18 onshore Somaliland.

Somaliland president Ahmed M. Mohamoud Silanyo and DNO executive chairman, Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani attended the signing ceremony in Washington, DC.

Mossavar-Rahmani said: "This 12,000 square kilometre block adds substantial exploration acreage to DNO International's portfolio and in an area that is both prospective and undrilled." 

He said Somaliland fell within the company's geographic and geological comfort zones adding: "We have been active across the Gulf of Aden in Yemen since the late 1990s." 

The company has initiated studies on Block SL18 ahead of an extensive seismic program planned for 2014. 

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Monday, April 22, 2013

West pins hopes on Syrian general

By Roula Khalaf and Abigail Fielding-Smith in Istanbul- Financial Times
Chief commander of the Free Syrian Army Brigadier General Selim Idriss speaks during a press confrence with Alliance of liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group leader and Belgian member of the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt (unseen) at the EU Parliament in Brussels on March 6, 2013. The press conference focused on the state of play on the ground in Syria and insight into a post-Assad Syria.
Chief commander of the Free Syrian Army Brigadier General Selim Idriss

He is a rare Syrian opposition figure who is not bitterly divisive; a military leader acceptable to many insurgent commanders as well as western supporters of the rebels. But can the hopes pinned on General Selim Idriss be realised?

The chief of staff of a "supreme military command" that in theory groups dozens of factions in Syria's fragmented and undisciplined rebel army was the star attraction at a western and Arab foreign ministers' meeting in Istanbul at the weekend, a gathering designed to persuade a recalcitrant US to take a lead on Syria policy.

For western officials, he represents the best chance of saving Syria from the grip of Bashar al-Assad – and, crucially, that of al-Qaeda. But his dilemma is that he needs western nations to fulfil his wish list if he is ever to deliver on theirs.

Educated in East Germany in the 1980s, General Idriss was the dean of the Aleppo military engineering academy when he defected in the summer of last year. He has lost 63 members of his extended Homs family and all those surviving have their names on a wanted list.

Looking more politician than general, with a dark suit, tie and professorial spectacles, he is focused on the battlefield, not on personal tragedy.

In an interview with the Financial Times in Istanbul, the 55-year-old general says he wants to create a more moderate and stronger alternative to Jabhat al-Nusrah, the al-Qaeda-linked militant group that has emerged as one of the most powerful rebel factions. Except that he cannot do it on his own.

"Our needs are very big and what we have is very little," he says.

Gen Idriss acknowledges that he does not command the forces on the ground and that the body he heads is not a "complete" military organisation since many rebels are civilians.

It would, he says, cost $35m-$40m a month to pay $100 monthly salaries to fighters who have signed up to the supreme command – funds that he lacks at this stage. "Fighters go to where there is money and weapons and if I had the means … within one or two months everyone would join," he says. "They will know that this is a national institution while the brigades and battalions will eventually disappear."

As he told the weekend meeting of foreign ministers, he could build a more credible military leadership, with real command and control, and break the deadly stalemate in the two-year conflict with Bashar al-Assad's forces, if several measures were taken, including a lifting of the European Union arms embargo so that rebels can buy weapons legally, and the establishment of a no-fly zone. He also pleaded for larger and more regular supplies of weapons, particularly anti-tank and shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles of which there has only been a trickle available to the rebels.

For now, however, western pledges have been for non-lethal aid, including parts of the new $123m US assistance announced at the weekend – support that the general said was useful but not the priority.

"What's the point of medicines to save one wounded soldier if the regime's air force is striking and killing 40 people at the same time?" The regime is using Scud missiles and the air force to bomb civilian areas, with help from Iran and Russia, he says, while the opposition's resources are severely constrained.

While the UK and France are pressing for an EU arms embargo to be allowed to expire, a no-fly zone is not under discussion and concerns over more advanced weapons provisions persist, not least in the US which fears they could end up in the hands of Jabhat al-Nusrah.

The jihadis' influence, the general lamented, had been overblown and that has boosted their appeal among young rebels. If the current stalemate continues, he warns, "it will lead to two things: more killings and more widespread extremism in Syria and the region".

Even the shipments of mostly light weaponry provided by Gulf states have been insufficient, complains the general, amounting to only one-10th of military requirements.

Gen Idriss will not speak about specific countries or deliveries but diplomats say that Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the main suppliers, have not been channelling all the weapons through the supreme command.

"We say if you want to give something, let us do it so we can tell them how to use it," says Gen Idriss, who has pledged to the US and European nations that he will track every single advanced weapon provided and return it when the conflict is over.

He says shortages of ammunition have been a particular handicap for rebels fighting a much stronger regular army. He points to the example of the Wadi Deif military base in the northern province of Idlib, which was surrounded by the rebels for two months before they ran out of ammunition. "The regime knew the fighters couldn't defend themselves so it sent a convoy of armed trucks and tanks, and broke the siege."

The general's efforts also have been undermined by sparring within the Syrian National Coalition, the main political opposition, which is divided over the recent election of an interim prime minister, a move that also upset one of the rebellion's chief supporters, Saudi Arabia.

While western policy is now focused on stronger support for the general's command in the hope of bringing the regime to the negotiating table, it is likely to remain short of the dramatic moves that analysts say would be needed to alter the balance of power on the ground significantly and allow the supreme command to assert its authority.

Gen Idriss suggests that nothing short of a massive push would persuade Mr Assad to step down and agree a political transition. The Syrian leader will negotiate, he said, only when he feels that "he will lose power by force".

Fwd: CENTRAL AND EASTERN AFRICA: IRIN weekly humanitarian round-up 679 19 April 2013

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UN makes "aggressive" push to reduce child mortality

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LONDON, 15 April 2013 (IRIN) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched their Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea, which aims to end preventable child deaths from these conditions by 2025. The launch was supported by the publication of a series of articles in the medical journal The Lancet showing that the tools to accomplish this goal already exist, and that the targets should be achievable at a reasonable cost.
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Uneven progress on child stunting in East and Central Africa

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NAIROBI, 16 April 2013 (IRIN) - Improvements in nutrition and stronger government policies have led to a decline in childhood stunting, according to a new report on child nutrition. However, the condition continues to affect some 165 million children under the age of five globally.
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Briefing: Somalia, federalism and Jubaland

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NAIROBI, 16 April 2013 (IRIN) - Moves to bring three regions in the deep south of Somalia together into the state of Jubaland have turned into a tussle with the central government, with regional powerhouses Kenya and Ethiopia playing important roles.
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Lifeline to "climate refugees"?

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JOHANNESBURG, 17 April 2013 (IRIN) - The international community has steadfastly dodged the issue of recognition and protection for "climate refugees" - people forced to relocate to another country as a result of the risks and hazards of a changing climate. Now, the first global initiative to address humanitarian options is underway, with discussions focusing on the Pacific Ocean states to take place soon.
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For women, urbanization is a mixed bag

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NAIROBI, 17 April 2013 (IRIN) - Countries across Africa are experiencing unprecedented urban growth, presenting women with greater economic and social opportunities as well as greater risks to their safety and welfare.
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In Brief: Major price cut for five-in-one vaccine

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NAIROBI, 18 April 2013 (IRIN) - The cost of vaccinating children with the pentavalent vaccine - a five-in-one formulation - is set to drop significantly following a deal between the GAVI Alliance and an Indian drug manufacturer that is reducing its price by 30 percent.
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In Kenya, technology revolutionizes TB management

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NAIROBI, 18 April 2013 (IRIN) - The use of technology is revolutionizing the way Kenya manages tuberculosis (TB). Through a computer- and mobile-phone based programme called TIBU, health facilities are able to request TB drugs in real-time and manage TB patient data more effectively, health officials say. They also use the platform to carry out health education.
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Renewed fighting worsens Darfur crisis

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NAIROBI, 19 April 2013 (IRIN) - A recent spate of violence in Sudan's western region of Darfur has left tens of thousands displaced; humanitarian agencies say they are struggling to access populations in need of support.
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Briefing: Somalia, federalism and Jubaland

The port of Kismayo is a prize warlords have fought over for the past 20 years
NAIROBI, 16 April 2013 (IRIN) - Moves to bring three regions in the deep south of Somalia together into the state of Jubaland have turned into a tussle with the central government, with regional powerhouses Kenya and Ethiopia playing important roles. 

After more than two decades of civil war and inter-clan conflict, Somalia is undertaking an ambitious programme of national reconciliation and development, with federalism is a pillar of its plan. The national administration, in place since 2012, is called the Somali Federal Government (SFG), and the country's basic law is the Provisional Federal Constitution. Both embrace the principle of power-sharing between central and regional authorities.

But the so-called "Jubaland Initiative" is exposing stark disagreements over how federalism should be implemented and over who should drive the process: the central government and parliament, or the regions themselves.

Who, what, where?

The regions involved are Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Gedo, which are adjacent to Kenya and Ethiopia. 

They cover a combined area of 87,000sqkm and have a total population of around 1.3 million. This includes numerous clans, such as the Ogaden-Darod, Maheran-Darod, Sheekhaal, Coormale, Biimaal, Gaaljecel, Raxanweyn , Dir, Gawaaweyn, Murile, Bejuni Boni and various Bantu groups.

"Due to its natural resources and location, Jubaland has the potential to be one of Somalia's richest regions, but conflict has kept it chronically unstable for over two decades," according to the Rift Valley Institute.

The regions include some of the most remote and marginalized areas of the country, some of which are entirely cut off during the rainy season for months at a time.

The most important city is the port of Kismayo, a lucrative prize for various warlords who battled for control of it following the 1991 fall of president Mohamed Siad Barre. 

Al-Shabab insurgents held Kismayo from 2006 to September 2012, when they were ousted by Kenyan troops and forces of the Ras Kamboni militia. In that time, they earned tens of millions of dollars a year in tax revenue, mainly from charcoal exports.

"Unless these tensions are managed effectively, Jubaland easily could unravel and eventually break up into areas that are controlled by smaller rival factions"
Al-Shabab still maintains a significant presence in areas outside Kismayo. Kenyan troops, who are largely integrated into the African Union's military mission in Somalia (AMISOM) continue to be deployed in the three regions.

What is the humanitarian situation?

Like much of South and Central Somalia, Gedo, Middle Juba and Lower Juba suffered extensive infrastructural damage during the civil war. Most public buildings, such as schools and clinics, have yet to be rehabilitated. Road networks are in equally poor shape.

Current risk factors include limited access to humanitarian services, coupled with outbreaks of measles, acute watery diarrhoea, malaria, water-borne diseases and conflict-related injuries.

Aid agencies are able to access Kismayo and the city of Luuq. In January 2013, for the first time in four years, the World Food Programme (WFP) resumed operations in Kismayo, where almost half the households it surveyed were found to be food insecure, and almost a quarter of children under five malnourished. WFP has initiated a nutrition programme and provides hot meals to up to 15,000 people.

Insecurity persists, with many areas still controlled by Al-Shabab. "Even where Al-Shabab has left, the vacuum has been filled with local militias, competing warlords and rival clans," said Mark Yarnell of Refugees International. Many NGOs are still forced to take AMISOM escorts, and negotiating with militias or insurgents is sometimes unavoidable. 

What would a federal state look like?

This has yet to be determined. The constitution provides for the establishment of federal states, saying: "Based on a voluntary decision, two or more regions may merge to form a Federal Member State."

But the constitution also holds that issues relating to new federal states should be sorted out by the lower house of parliament and a "national commission" that has yet to be set up.

Meanwhile, Somalia's current regional structures are matters of great political sensitivity. Many regions exist largely as geographical entities, with little in the way of local government or administration. Somaliland, in the north, is a self-declared independent republic, and Puntland, east of Somaliland, is what the UN calls a "self-declared autonomous state" within Somalia.

What steps have been taken towards establishing Jubaland?

Current efforts to form a regional, secular administration began in 2010, some two years before the SFG came into being.

Kenya, keen to create a buffer zone to protect its territory form Al-Shabab incursions, played an important role in process, hosting talks among stakeholders and backing former defence minister Mohamed Abdi Mohamed (Gandhi) as the "president" of an entity then called "Azania". Since the establishment of the SFG, these conversations have continued in the form of the Jubaland Initiative.

Neighbouring Ethiopia has also been keen to see a buffer zone in southern Somalia - so long as its leadership is not sympathetic to the Ogaden National Liberation Front, an Ethiopian rebel group. And the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which comprises several states in the region, has also supported the Jubaland Initiative.

After Al-Shabab was pushed out of Kismayo in September 2012, discussions moved to the port city itself. In late February 2013, hundreds of delegates gathered for a formal Jubaland conference to push the process forward. A flag and three-year constitution were adopted. 

Al-Shabaab earned millions of dollars from charcoal exports
News of this development prompted a huge celebration in Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex, which is home to almost half a million Somalis, many of whom had fled southern parts of that country over the past 20 years.

The Kismayo talks were led by Ras Kamboni leader and former Kismayo governor  Sheikh Ahmed Madobe, who is said to enjoy support from sections of both the Kenyan and Ethiopian administrations.

The Jubaland process also enjoys significant support from the leaders of Puntland, who favour a decentralized form of federalism.

Is there opposition to the initiative?

Yes. The SFG, while agreeing in principle that the three regions have the right to form a federal state, says the Jubaland Initiative in its current form violates constitutional provisions about the formation of such states.

From Mogadishu's perspective, Jubaland is being imposed on local inhabitants by their leaders, rather than emerging from a "bottom-up" process in which local administrations are formed before deciding to merge. Mogadishu officials, as well as politicians in the Juba and Gedo regions, have expressed concern that the emerging Jubaland leadership will not be fully representative of the various clans that live there.

Prime Minister Prime Abdi Farah Shirdon recently warned that the Kismayo conference would "jeopardize the efforts of reconciliation, peace-building and state-building, create tribal divisions and also undermines the fight against extremism in the region."

Divisions have also appeared among members of the federal parliament over whether to support the Jubaland process.

Many Somalis have long accused Kenya and Ethiopia of having a destabilizing effect on Somalia; they see Kenyan and Ethiopian involvement in the Jubaland process as a self-interested attempt to establish proxies there.

Why does this dispute matter?

This row over who should be in control of setting up new federal states threatens Somalia's internal stability and its external relations. It places the government in Mogadishu at odds with new leaders in Kismayo and established ones in Puntland, and potentially with Ethiopia, Kenya and IGAD.

The Jubaland affair is an important test case for the fledgling SFG, whose credibility depends in part on its ability to stand up to other centres of power in the country.

"Unless these tensions are managed effectively, Jubaland easily could unravel and eventually break up into areas that are controlled by smaller rival factions. This is an opportunity that a group like Al-Shabab would love to exploit," according to one recent analysis.

For Andrews Atta-Asamoah of the Institute for Security Studies, the row "has become a bone of contention capable of derailing the progress achieved thus far" in ridding Somalia of Al-Shabab's influence.

Al-Shabab fighters quickly filled the gap left by the recent withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from the town Huddur, just north of Jubaland, demonstrating the group's ability "to act swiftly when it spots weakness", Atta-Asamoah said.

Additionally, the longer political uncertainty about Jubaland's governance continues, the harder it is for humanitarian agencies to scale up their activities there.

What next?

There is now a "full-fledged" showdown between Mogadishu and leaders of the Jubaland Initiative, according to Michael Weinstein, professor of political science at Chicago's Purdue University.

He pointed to the absence of a credible judicial system to resolve the constitutional row and warned that lack of clarity in the constitution itself was "an invitation to endless legal contretemps."

There are also concerns about whether Jubaland is cohesive enough to ensure a viable state. Its constituent regions lack decent road links or any history of shared administration. "Geddo in the north links to Mogadishu, the south links to [the Kenyan town of] Garissa. But Middle and Lower Jubba roads are often impassable because of rains. There is no easy prospect of people and goods moving throughout," said Ken Menkhaus of Davidson College. 

 "Whatever solution emerges," Matt Bryden, the director of Sahan Research, told a recent seminar in Nairobi, "Jubaland is going to have to deal with the kinds of issues we've heard about [for years]: sharing and management of resources and the perception among various clans that there is some kind of equitable distribution."


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Xukuumadda Somaliland Oo Dalka Ka Mastaafurisay Baadari Diinta Kiristaanka Ku Fidinayay Hargeysa

Xukuumadda Somaliland Oo Dalka Ka Mastaafurisay Baadari Diinta Kiristaanka Ku Fidinayay Hargeysa

Hargeysa, April 20, 2013 (WAAHEEN) – Xukuumadda Somaliland ayaa dalka ka mustaafurisay Baadari Diinta Kiristaanka ku faafinayay Somaliland oo la yidhaahdo Dr: Robert isla markaana la baxay Magaca Rooble.

Robert waxa uu in muddo ah Diinta ku faafinayay Hargeysa isagoo dhakhtarada iyo Jaamacadaha Dalka kaga shaqaysan jiray Xifado Dhakhtarnimo iyo Macalinimo isugu jirta, waxaana in badan Culimadda Dalka qaarkood kaga qudbadeeyeen Masaajidada Falal cad cad oo uu ku kacay balse tan iyo xiligaa wax talaabo ah Xukuumaddu kamay qaadin.

Taliyaha Ciidanka Booliiska Somaliland Sareeyo Guuto C/laahi Fadal Iimaan ayaa Waaheen u xaqiijiyay in ninkaas ay saaka Mastaafuriyeen isagoo sheegay in ay ku cadaatay in uu Diinta fidinayay.

"Ninkaas waanu mastaafurinay in muddo ah baanu daba soconay waxaanu helnay cadaymo cad cad oo sheegaya in uu hawshaas ku lugu lahaa, Booliiska ayaa gacanta ku hayay saakana laanta Socdaalka ayaa Berbera ka dhoofisay" ayuu yidhi Taliye Fadal.

dhinaca kalena Sarkaal ka tirsan Laanta Socdaalka ayaa Waaheen u sheegay Robert iyo Xaaskiisaba inay Dalka ka saareen isagoo sheegay Booliisku inay u soo gacan galiyeen isla markaana ay kala noqdeen Fiisihii uu dalka ku joogay.

Dhawaan waxa Dalka laga Mastaafuriyay nin kale oo u dhashay Kiiniya kaasoo diinta Kiristaanka ku fidinayay Hargeysa kadib markii la ogaaday in uu qoraalo isugu jira Kutub iyo waraaqo siyaabo qarsoodi ah goobaha lagu kulmo ugu daadin jiray.

Sheekh Aadan Sunne oo ka mid ah Culimadda Hargeysa ayaa si adag uga hadlay dhacdooyinkan kooxaha Kiristaamaynta wadaa dalka soo galiyeen isagoo ka digay in inta badan ay ka soo galaan meelaha ay ka jilicda san yihiin ee waxbarshada iyo Caafimaadka.

Wasaaradaha Diinta iyo Aw-qaafta iyo Waxbarashada ayaan wax badan kala socoon dhaqdhaqaaqa Kooxahan Kiristaamaynta Wada kuwaas oo ku soo gabada inay samafal dalka u yimaadeen.

Robert ayaa waxa uu si aad ah ugu dhex milmay dhalinyarada Somaliland gaar ahaana kuwa Jaamacadaha iyo kuwa Kubada Kolayga ciyaara ee garoonka Timacade, kuwaas oo difaaci jiray marka ay Culimaddu soo bandhigto falalka Anshax xumada ah ee uu ku kaco.

Hore Somaliland waxa ay xadhig iyo mastaafuris isugu dartay nin Dhalashadiisu Jarmal ahayd kaasoo lagu eedeeyay falal Anshax xumo ah, sida ay wararka u dhuun daloola dhaqamada dadka noocan ahi sheegayaana waxa ay si weyn ugu dhex baaheen hay'adaha kala duwan ee dalka jooga, kuwaas oo u baahan in ay Xukuumaddu isha ku hayso dhaqdhaqaaqooga, iyadoo xataa Askarta ilaalisa qaarkood shaqooyinkii looga eryay ama bedelay tuhuno la xidhiidha kantarool ay ku sameeyeen Ajaanibta ay ilaaliyaan. Sources; Waaheen.

Somaliland: Government Denies List of Subversive Citizens

Somaliland: Government Denies List of Subversive Citizens

Gen Fadal (R)flanked by the National and Hargeisa attorney generals deny debarring 16 citizensGen Fadal (R)flanked by the National and Hargeisa attorney generals deny debarring 16 citizensThe exposed stamped paper named 16 Diaspora based and purportedly Subversive Citizens with Greater Somalia Sympathies that the government had debarred from entry into the country

By: Yusuf M Hasan

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The purported list of 16 citizens identified to have be sympathetic to Re-union with Somalia is a shame and baseless propaganda.

This is according to three senior government officials namely the police commissioner Brigadier General Abdilahi Fadal Iman, Deputy attorney general Mr Aden Ahmed Muse and Maroodi-jeeh (Hargeisa) region Attormey general Mr Ahmed Isman Mirre.

According to a press statement released by the three officers the timing of releasing the fake list concides with the president Silanyo's visigt to the UK thus a gimmick to raise anger among diaspora landers.

The document alleged to have been the work of the Hargeisa region Attorney general's office states that the people whose names are shown in the list have actively been destabilizing Somaliland and have published rumours and material that created friction among the Somaliland public.

Those in the list are people include well known website site owners , journalists , poets , former freedom fighters and ordinary citizens that live outside Somaliland

While the senior officers denied the debarring of any citizen the officially stamped letter for the office of the Maroodi-jeeh regional attorney general's office leaves a lot to be desired not as pertains to the denial but as to how official documents were leaked to the press.

According to medeshivalley websitehttp://www.medeshivalley.com/2013/04/list-of-somaliland-citizens-in-diaspora.html  Those said to be banned are:

1- Habil Abdi Haybe

2- Mohamed Abdi Hassan Dirdhaba (Halbeeg News)

3- Ibrahim Nuuh Hussein (Dakhare)

4- Ibrahim Isse Talabo

5- Mohamed ibrahim Aden Qabo

6-Abdilfatah Saeed Ahmed

7- Abdirashi Ali Hamari

8- Abdi Aden Adde

9- Hassan Mohamed Finiin

10- Saeed Sh . Abukar (Ilkajiir)

11- Nasser Isse Geeljire

12- Shamis Qardajeeh

13- Sahra Ahmed Mohamed (Sahra Halgan)

14- Anwar Sh . Abdalle

15- Faduma Suldan

16- Hamse Ahmed Salaan


WQ Axmed Xasan Carwo

Waxay iga qaadatay inaan maqaalkan qore muddo dheer, waayo waxaan xusuusta Yuusuf balamadii na dhex yaalay, himmiladiisii, kolkaas ayaan waayaa geesinimo aan qoraalka leynka hore ku labeeyo. Waa adduuno inaguna aadmi ayeynu nahay oo ilow ayuu Raxmaan inagu manastay. Waa nimco haddayna jirin aynaan sii noolaanayn.
Waa Axad waana 7 April 2013. Waxaan caadaystaa inaan foonka silent ka dhigo intaan hurdo. Waan shaxaadaa hurdada oo haddaan wax yar tooso ku noqosho ma leh. Kolkaan indhaha kala furo waxaan eegaa foonka waxa war soo dhacay. Waa 6.40 subaxnimo..waa laba fariimood iyo tobaneeye wicid-foon. Caado ahaan tiradan oo kale  iimey iman jirin intaan hurdo. Dareen ayaa I saaqay. Anoon fariimihii furin ayaan sawiray naxdinta ay xambaarsan yihiin. Waayahanba waxa nagu taagnaa nabar dhina xanuunka Yuusuf iyo Abu Dabay nooga imanaayey. Anoon kalsooni qabin oo naxdini dhammeysay jidhkeyga ayaan furay fariimihii waa hoog iyo murugo dhabowday. Waa tiiraanyo tii ug cuslayd, waa mid damqashadeeda Soomaliland oo dhami dareentay. Waa xaq aynaan inta badan xusuusan. Waa geeridii Mayor Yusuuf Warsame Siciid oo tol iyo saxiiba leysoo tebiyey.
Dhidid iyo wadno garaac is barkan ayaan ka haleeley Ina Lilaa Wa ina illeyhi raajicuun. Muddo dabadeed ayaan Alle iyo qadarkiisa xusuustay waxaan tukaday laba ragcadood iyo duco. Waa hubaal inaan Qadarka eebbe cidina baajin Karin. Dunidu waa geedi aan nagaansho lahayn, waa ayaamo tirsan oo Alle qofba in ka siiyey. Waa xaqiiq aynu dhammaan hubno in qabri iyo xisaabi inaga dambeyso. Xaal kasta ood ku nooshahay qani iyo faqiir, caafimaad qabe iyo bukaan socod, madax iyo shacbiba waa mid aynaan shaki ka qabin inaynu dhadhamin doono sakaraadka geerida qofba inta Alle u qadaro, keena nasiib wacana la aasi doono. Illeyn dad badan ayaan aasba helin oon raqdoodaba la arag.

Waxaan u kacay dhinaca Madaxtooyada oon iriddaba kula kulmay gurmadii ka yimid dawladda hoose oo uu hogaaminaayo Mayor Xigeenka iyo Xildhibaano ilaa lix ah. Waxaanu u galnay Madaxweyne Xigenkii annagoo dhammaan tacsi iyo murugo nagu dhantay. Waxaana bilaabmay tabaabushiihii aaska qaran. Waxa dhammaan loo tegey Madaxweynahii. Taladina waxay ku dhammaatay aas qaran iyo tacsi taabatay quluubta dhammaan reer Soomaliland.
Haddaba aaskii oo dhammaan laga daawaday Tviiyada Soomaalida oo dhan, aan ku dhaafo inaan hore loo arag baabuurta iyo dadweyne xadigaas leh oo meel kasta dhooban. Min madaarkii Berbera oonu diyaaarad yar ku tegnay kuna soo qaadnay maydka marxuumka. Waxaan adkeysan kari waayey kolkaan arkay dumarkii la socday maydka oo murugo iyo oohin indho casaysay. Waxaan isku dayey inaan dejiyo oon qaboojiyo dareenkooda xusuusiyana qadarka Alle iyo samir. Waa Khadra oo xaaskii Yuusuf ah, waa inantiisa Ayaan, waa walaalihii Nimco iyo Saynab, iyo inanta uu abtiga u yahay ee Khadra. Waa  ehelkay oon aqaanay ilaa caruurnimadii. Ilmaa buuxisay indhahayga kolkaas ayuu sankuna dareenkiisa raaciyey. Intaan sii jeestay ayaan iska biiyey, deedna aan calool adeeg mid walba tacsi iyo samir u jeediyey. Waa goob murugo iyo meel duhur dharaareed iigu muuqday mugdi habeenimo.
 Berbera waxa ku sugnaa dhammaan madaxdii Berbera mid xukuumadeed, mid dhaqan iyo mid xisbiba. Sidoo kale ayaa loo tubnaa madaarka Hargeysa oo dadki oodda soo jabiyeen kolka dayuuradii cago dhigatay.. Waxa lagu qamaamay sanduuqii maydku ku jiray. Ruux waliba waxuu rabaa inuu gacantiis la gaadho meel ka mid ah sanduuqa. Baabuurtii oo jid kasta loo xidhay ilaa qabuuraha Xeedho waxay noqdeen qaar labada haadba mara.
Marxuum Yuusuf waxuu ahaa walaal, waalid, saaxiib iyo ruux aan ka qaato toobiyaha nolasha. Intaan garaadeystayba waan aqaanay. Waxa marag ma doon ah inuu yahay nin hantay quluubta shacbiweynha Soomaliland si gaar ahna kan muwaadiniinta caasimadda.Waxuu ahaa nin waji-furan, afgaaban neceb xanta, gacan furan oo kaftan badan, nin saaxiib badan oon xidhiidhka uu dadka la leeyahay ku salayn qabiil,qowmiyad, degmo iyo gobal toona.Asxaabtiisu waxay yihiin qaar madow, caddaan, gaal iyo muslinba leh.
Waxaan weydiiyey sida uu saaxiibadiisa u kala saaro. Waxuu igu yidhi isagoo qoslaya.."Qadyadda Soomaliland ciddii aan ka hor imanayn waan la saaxiibaa".. Waxay taasi I xusuusisay kaalinta uu ku lahaa halgankii SNM..isagoo abaabulkii iyo ururiintii uu si gaar ah ugu suntan yahay inuu yahay ninka sameeyey astaanta amba loogada SNM..

Waxaan ku farxay kolkaan maqlay inuu isu sharaxay mayornimo. Dad badan ayaa is weydiiyey maxuu Yuusuf aqoontiisa sare iyo khibradiisa ula tartamayaa dhalin aan midna haysan. Yuusuf waxuu ku jawaabay hadal ninkii maqlayba ka marag furay dal jaceylkiisa iyo hammigiisa ku salaysan wax qabad iyo badbaadin ummadeed. Waxuu yidhi…"Waxaan rabaa inaan aqoonteyda ku dhiso magaalo casri ah iyo gole lagu xusuusto wax-qabad iyo horumar. Waxaan rabaa in doorashda tan xigta ay Golaha ku tartamaan rag iyo dumar aqoon iyo miisaan dhan walba leh, oo laga guuro suáasha igu badatay ee ah maxaad hoos isagu dhigeysaa. Waxaan rabaa in la yidhaahdo waar hebel maxaad isu sharaxi weyday adaa xilkaas ku habboone ….oo aqooni taliso…"
Waa adduunyo oo inana qorshaa inoo yaal tii Allena maqan. Wuu guulaystay oo waliba uu cod ka helay degmo kasta oo ka tirsan Hargeysa. Waa leysku raacay oo afka laga dhigi waayey sida Hargeysi u heshay mayorkii ku habboonaa. Waana isla aragtidaas tan dadweynaha Hargeysa ku sagootiyeen Mayor Yuusuf Warsame.
Aan ku biiriyo aqoonta iyo khabradda Yuusuf oon wax yar idinla wadaagi doono, si aad uga marag furtaan aragtida reer Hargeysa ku gaadheen inuu qalbigood fadhiisto, wallow aanu hawsha maayornimo dhaqaajin oo tii Alle ka soo gaadhay.
Yuusuf kolkuu Dugsigii Farsamada ee Hargeysa ka baxay waxuu ku guuleystay kooras dalka Ruushka ah.
Waxuu Diploma ka qaatay Moscow Road Institute, deedna waxuu hantiyey Ms Arcitecture oo uu ka qaatay Kiev Engineering Institute. Waxuu ku biirsaday tacliinta sare ee reer galbeed isagoo ka helay London University College  Diploma; Regenration and Development in Housing , Nottingham University ayuu iyana ka helay  Diploma: Environment Planning. Waxa xigtay inuu casriyeeyo aqoontiisa oo uu ku gunaanado inuu Norwegian Architect Academy  ka helo laba diploma  oo kala ah: Architecture and ecology iyo Rehabilitation and Environment.
Dhinaca Shaqada waxuu ka hawlgalay Xamar oo uu hormood ka ahaa dhismayaashii kacaanka, waxuu sidoo kale ka hawlgalay Jabuuti iyo Hargeysa oo lagu xusuusto jidadka iyo daa'irooyinka (Roundabouts) Jabuuti, dhismaha barlamanka iyo nashqadeynta madaxtooyada. Waxaan la iloobi Karin tobananka sano ee uu ka soo shaqeeyey Dawladda Hoose ee Oslo, caasimadda Norway, dal uu haystay jinsiyaddiisa. Waxuuna ka mid ahaa ururo cilmiyeed iyo qaar mihnadeed ooy ka mid yihiin:
Member of the National Association of Norwegian Architects.
Registered Chartered Architect, MNAL.
International Union of Architects, UIA. 
Member of Oslo Architects society. OAF.

Waxa kale oo uu ahaa nin muddo ahaa La-taliyaha Mayorka Hargeysa oo ku dhalisay inuu xilkaas doonto kolkuu arkay baahida taala iyo siduu wax uga qaban lahaa.
Marxuum Yuusuf waxuu ku hadli jiray afafka  Ruushka, Norweygian,Ingiriska, Carabiga iyo dabcan kan hooyo.

Marxuun Yuusuf waxa la sagootiyey maamuus sare iyo jaceyl qaran oo dhab ah.Waxaana u dhacday aas ina tusaaya jaceylka dadkiisa inoona iftiiminaaya inuu heli doono naxariista Ebbe. Alle wuu waafajiyey khaatumo san oo labadii sano ee u dambeeyeyba wuu xajay, isagoo kan dambe ooridiisana kaxeeyey. Waxuu ii sheegay inuu sanad walba xajiyi doono inta uu nool yahay.

Yuusuf waxuu ifka kaga tegay afar uu dhalay laba wiil iyo laba hablood iyo afar uu awoow u yahay seddex wiil iyo gabadh, dhammaana ku nool Norway, iyo xaaskiisa Khadra oo Hargeysa ku nool.

 Waxaan tacsi gaar ah oo qalbiga guntiisa ka timid u dirayaa Khadra oo xaaska Yuusuf ah, tafiirtiisa iyo reer Warsame iyo tafiirtooda, si gooni ah waxaan u xusayaa hablaha oo uu Yuusuf si aan xad lahayn ugu dhowaa: Caasha, Faadumo, Sahra, Nimco, Safiya iyo Saynab. Waxaan leeyahay xaqqa Alle ayaan cidi baajin Karin ee Alle haydin waafajiyo samir iyo duco haydina siiyo cawad kheyr badan. Aamiin. 

Aan ku soo afjaro maqaalkan anoo ka wakiil ah ehelka Yuusuf mahadnaq kal iyo lab ah oon u hayno xukuumadda, dawladda hoose, iyo shacbiweynaha sida maamuuska iyo qadarinta mudan ee ay u oogeen aaska mayor Yuusuf Warsame.

Waxa ila soo xidhiidhay dad badan oo raba in loo dhigo habeen xus ah (Memorial) , waxaan balan qaadayaa inaynu samayn doono xuskaas oo ay hormood ka noqon doonaan Dawladda Hoose ee Hargeysa kolka aynu isla meel dhigno garabka haweenka oo weli aan ka soo kaban naxdintii geerida. Waa la iclaamin xiliga ay ku habboonaato Insha Allah.


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