NEW YORK, October 26, 2020 – BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), was named Global Agency of the Year at PRovoke Media’s 2020 Global SABRE Awards ceremony, which was held virtually on October 21. The global communications agency, an affiliate to Daauus Advertising Agency in Somalia, was praised for its innovative new client offerings, attracting exceptional new talent and delivering consistently strong performances across all regions.
“It is thrilling for BCW to be named Global Agency of the Year just two years after the launch of our brand,” said Donna Imperato, Global CEO, BCW. “Our leaders and teams have worked so hard to exceed all expectations for our successes so far. I’m really honored and proud of everyone for their fierce dedication, incredible talent and their palpable passion for making BCW the next generation of communications agencies. This award is for them.”
Robyn de Villiers, CEO of BCW Africa added: “This Global Agency of the Year recognition is an amazing achievement and testament to the effort of BCW staff from around the world. It also honours the global effort that has been put into creating a winning culture at BCW, one that moves people internally to deliver their best client work.”
“It’s an honor to be part of this great global network of public relation practitioners. We feel happy for the recognition given to BCW Africa. Our tribute for moving people to achieve their desired goals” said Mohamed Bashir Osman, Daauus Advertising Agency.
The Global SABRE Awards also recognise the top campaigns in the world from the previous year. BCW Mexico’s “Hagamos Esto Juntos” (“Let’s Do This Together”) for Coca-Cola Mexico was among the top 30. It was a fully integrated campaign to help the brand collect and recycle 100 percent of its packaging by 2030. BCW Mexico was the only Latin American agency honored at this year’s awards.
During the ceremony, GCI Health, a BCW Group company, was named Global Healthcare Agency of the Year. Earlier in the year, BCW’s Asia-Pacific Region won the SABRE for Regional Consultancy of the Year.
About BCW Africa
BCW Africa is a truly African agency with a leading global parent and a 30-year heritage of partnership with clients, staff and its extended team. Johannesburg-based BCW boasts an unparalleled reach across Africa through BCW Africa, our network of affiliates across the continent, and international best practice, expertise and a global footprint through BCW globally. Our African network, which covers 50+ African countries, is based on partnerships which span more than two decades with local agencies highly regarded in their markets.
BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), one of the world’s largest full-service global communications agencies, is in the business of moving people on behalf of clients. BCW delivers digitally and data-driven creative content and integrated communications programs grounded in earned media and scaled across all channels for clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, healthcare, public affairs, purpose and technology sectors. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company. For more information, visit www.bcw-global.com.
About Daauus Advertising Agency
Daauus is the first creative advertising agency in Mogadishu, Somalia. It was established in 2015. The agency provides dynamic design and brand management in Somalia. Daauus have worked with some of the country’s most high-profile businesses to help develop their brands and host events. Daauus is a multiple award-winning company best known in advertising industry, we are known for utilizing our expertise in the best way possible to bring our clients and their consumers on a single plane.
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On the occasion of United Nations Day, the UN envoy to Somalia today highlighted the long-running partnership between the world body and the country, and reaffirmed the organization’s support for Somalis now and into the future.
“The United Nations, though we are focused on it today because it’s UN Day, is here in a supporting role. It’s here in a collaborative role – fundamentally to assist Somali institutions, the Somali national government, Federal Member States and other entities in addressing the needs of the people,” said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan.
“We are committed to strong cooperation and alignment, and support for national priorities and objectives,” he added in a virtual press conference held in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
The date of 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948; it marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
In his remarks, the UN envoy spoke of the world body’s multifaceted role which combines it being a set of principles enshrined in the UN Charter and other documents outlining how countries should interact and meet collective aspirations, a grouping of specialized institutions with expertise in areas important to global progress, and its role as a gathering of its Member States coming together to make decisions collectively.
Mr. Swan noted that Somalia’s involvement with the United Nations goes back to even before its independence, while the world body has been a resolute partner and constant presence.
“Somalia has been a proud and full member of the United Nations since its independence 60 years ago. Both the UN and Somalia have worked together throughout that time, and even before as the United Nations supported progress towards independence in 1960,” he said.
“I would note,” he added, “that the United Nations has been here in Somalia through good times and bad. Even in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when there were very few other external actors operating in Somalia, the United Nations was steadfast through its agencies, funds and programmes, and through an ongoing small, political office to continue engagement and to try to support improvement during that period.”
Looking forward, the UN Special Representative noted how the world body’s activities in the Horn of Africa country are aligned with its national priorities, as set out in the Somalia Partnership Forum held in Mogadishu last year, as well as the recent signing with the Federal Government of the UN Sustainable Development Country Framework (UNCF).
The UNCF represents the Federal Government’s and the UN’s collective commitment to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone everywhere, and were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda, which sets out a 15-year plan to achieve the SDGs.
In particular, the UNCF outlines ways in which the United Nations intends to support government-owned and government-led priorities. The UNCF’s main pillars of activity directly mirror those of Somalia’s ninth National Development Plan (NDP-9), namely, inclusive politics and reconciliation; security and the rule of law; economic development; and social development.
“This is an effort for us to work together, to be partners, and that is our intent today and going forward,” Mr. Swan said.
On this note, he noted that the United Nations has more than 20 agencies, funds and programmes, as well as two Security Council-mandated missions – the UN Support Office for Somalia (UNSOS) and the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), the latter of which he also heads – operating in Somalia, supporting activities across the full range of interests and concerns of the Somali authorities and people.
During the press conference, the UN Special Representative fielded questions which included the world body’s position on Somalia’s national elections.
The envoy noted that the United Nations and a wide array of international partners had advocated for a ‘one person, one vote’ model, as enshrined in the Somali Constitution and supported over many years by Somali leaders, as well as endorsed by the UN Security Council. However, the recent meetings held by Somali leaders in Dhusamareeb and Mogadishu had led to agreement on an indirect model which has received support from a broad array of the country’s political actors.
“We continue to believe that Somalis deserve the opportunity to vote for their leaders,” Mr. Swan responded. “So our view is that while disappointed that it does not represent ‘one person, one vote,’ we nonetheless want this agreed model to succeed. No one has any interest in a failed political process in Somalia.”
He expressed the hope that adjustments made to the agreed model would indeed be respected, including the commitment to 30 per cent women’s representation in the federal parliament, and that the conduct of the selection process in held a way that adds to the diversity of the selection process, involving civil society, community leaders and Federal Member States, for example.
“We also, of course, want to make sure that the process proceeds with maximum transparency and accountability,” Mr. Swan added.
In his remarks to the media, the UN Special Representative emphasized that there are other steps Somalia could make progress on in on its path to greater democratization.
“Beyond the elections that will take place in this cycle… it’s important to remember that democracy is more than just elections. It’s about building a set of institutions in the country that can support giving people a voice and role in selecting their leaders,” Mr. Swan said.
In this vein, he noted the importance of efforts to secure elements of the country’s revised Constitution that could be agreed upon, including a number of technical provisions that could garner broad support, as well as the establishment of other institutions of government, such as human rights and judicial services commissions.
‘One person, one vote’
Mr. Swan also said now was the time to start preparing for a ‘one person, one vote’ electoral model for Somalia’s next national elections cycle.
“It would be important to begin already looking at what are the measures that need to be put in place in order to prepare for ‘one person, one vote’ in 2024 or 2025. Those measures need to be identified now and put on the calendar and, ideally, agreed on by key political stakeholders right away,” Mr. Swan said.
“Our ambition remains what we think is the ambition of Somalis: to get to ‘one person, one vote,’” he continued. “There’s work to be done right now to make this process as good as possible, but then we need to urgently look ahead to the next cycle and help Somalis put in place systems that ensure we do get to ‘one person, one vote’ in another four years.”
On a visit to Somalia’s South West State today, representatives of some of the country’s key international partners highlighted the importance of the Federal Government and Federal Member States working together for the good of all Somalis.
“We are encouraged by the revitalization of the dialogue between the Federal Government and all of the Federal Member States. This has included the series of meetings in Dhusamareb in recent months and consultative meetings in Mogadishu in September during which the agreement on the elections model was reached,” said the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan.
“We appreciate President Abdiaziz’s leadership at many stages of this process,” he added, at a brief press conference in the interim capital of Baidoa following a group meeting with the President of South West State, Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed ‘Laftagareen.’
The UN envoy traveled to Baidoa with the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Ambassador Francisco Madeira; the European Union’s (EU) Ambassador to Somalia, Nicolas Berlanga Martinez; and, from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the Head of Mission, Jamal Ahmed Ibrahim.
In his remarks, Mr. Swan said the results of the Dhusamareb and Mogadishu meetings demonstrated what can be achieved when Somalia’s leaders come together in a spirit of consensus and collaboration.
“We urge the leaders to continue with the preparations for the national elections so that they are underpinned by transparency, fairness and inclusivity,” the UN Special Representative said. “This applies to all aspects of the electoral process, such as the formation of federal- and state-level independent electoral committees, the Dispute Resolution Committee and Elections Security Committee.”
Mr. Swan also noted the importance of close collaboration to ensure security around the elections, and recognized the efforts of the South West State administration in this regard, despite persistent threats from Al Shabaab.
The partners also encouraged Somalia’s leaders to extend their cooperation further in areas such as the constitutional review and other processes that can help advance national priorities, democratic reforms and essential freedoms, such as freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
“These are all key components of a lively democratic system that will allow Somali voices to be heard,” Mr. Swan, adding that the AU, EU, IGAD and UN will continue to stand with the people of South West State as they build a better future.
On the economic front, the international partners recognized the damaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruption of economic growth in South West State, and also underscored the importance revenue collection and good governance for the future development of the state.
Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, has said that Somali pirates are now active in Nigeria’s territorial waters and the Gulf of Guinea.
He said this when the new Consul-General of the Korean Embassy, Kang Haenggu, and Ambassador-Designate of Belgium, Daniel Bertrand, paid courtesy calls on him, according to a statement.
The statement titled ‘Maritime security, trade: Korea, Belgium pledge more support for NIMASA’, was emailed by the agency’s Head, Corporate Communications, Philip Kyanet, on Sunday.
The NIMASA boss was quoted to have said, “We discovered a correlation between crimes in our waters and the activities of the Somali pirates.
“They have a means of navigating from the coast of Somalia to Nigeria, through the waters of our West African neighbours.”
“In some cases, they enter through the land borders and commission boats to carry out their activities.”
Jamoh, however, stated that Nigeria had developed an action plan to monitor the progress of its national maritime security strategy, saying, “Our goal is to achieve a sustainable end to criminal attacks in our territorial waters.”
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Maanta oo ah 12-ka Oktoober ayaa ku beegan sannad guuraddii 66aad ee helida Astaanta ama CALANKA Qaranka Soomaaliyeed. Maalintan ayeysan qiimaheeda dad badan oo Soomaali ah aysan la socon, taasi oo ay sabab u tahay sida ay u wiiqantay Wadanimadii Soomaaliyeed.
Calanka Waxaa la sameeyey Taariikhdu markay ahayd 12-kii Oktober 1954-tii, waxaana sameeyey ilaahay ha u naxriistee marxuum Maxamed Cawaale Libaan. Alla ha u naxriistee Maxamed Cawaale Libaan oo ahaa nin wadani ah ayaa in badan oo Shacabka Soomaaliyeed ah aysan aqoon magaciisa iyo waliba Muuqaalkiisa.
Marxuumka ayaa markii u sameeyey Calanka wuxuu dood dheer la galay dad badan oo ayagu su’aalo ka weydiiyey astaamaha calanka, waxayna dooda ugu weyn ka imaaneysay dhanka Gumeystayaashii oo ayagu markii hore diiday Calanka Buluuga ah.
Maxamed Cawaale Liibaan illaahay Janadiisa haka waraabiyee wuxuu ahaa nin ay ku weyntahay isla markaana aad u qiimeeya Walaaltinimada ummada Soomaaliyeed ee isku ISIR, AF iyo dhaqanba ah. Waxayna taasi astaan u tahay Xiddigta cad ee Bartamaha kaga taala calanka Soomaaliyeed oo ka tarjumeysa Jeceelkii uu u qabay Soomaali-weyn oo ay xiligaasi kala qeybsadeen Awoodihii Reer Yurub iyo Itoobiya.
Talyaaniga, Ingiriiska, Faransiiska iyo Itoobiya ayaa dalka Soomaaliya u kala qeybsaday shan qeybood oo kala ahaa:
1- Koonfurta Soomaaliya oo ah (Gobolada Puntland iyo inta kale ee kamid ah Bartamaha iyo Koonfurta dalka) xiligaasi gacanta ku hayey dalka Talyaaniga.
2- Waqooyi Galbeed oo uu hada ka dhisan yahay maamulka Somaliland, oo uu gacanta ku hayey Ingiriiska.
3- Soomaali Galbeed oo hadda Itoobiya ka tirsan tahay gacantana ugu jirta.
4- Waqooyi bari N.F.D oo hadda ka tirsan Kenya, xiligaasi ganacta ay ugu jirtay dowladda Ingiriiska.
5- Jabuuti oo xiligaasi gumeysanayey dowladda Faransiiska.
Midabka CalankaMidibka CADAAN-ka wuxuu ku micneeyey nabadgalyo, BULUUGA-na wuxuu ku tilmaamay Barwaaqadda dalkeena uu leeyahay, BADA, CIRKA(Hawada) iyo DHULKA. Sidoo kale midabka Buluuga ayaa lagu tilmaamaa midabka BIYAHA oo ah Aasaaska Nolosha.
Soo Bandhigidii Calanka
Dr. Cabdulkadir Cali Bolay oo kamid ah dhalintii SYL ee dalka Soomaaliya usoo halgamay oo ka hadlayey Ninkii hindisay astaanta Calanka Soomaaliya ayaa wuxuu yiri:
Markii uu Maxamed Cawaale Liibaan uu u soo bandhigay ururka SYL iyo kuwa mucaaradka ah ba dood dheer ka dib waxaa la isku waafaqay Muxaafid iyo Mucaaridba Calanka uu soo bandhigay Maxamed Cawaale Libaan.
Hase yeeshee markii loo geeyey maamulkii Talyaaniga ayaa diiday oo ku tilmaamay inuu u egyahay Calanka dalka Zair sidaasi darteed aan la ogoleen calan dal leeyahay in la qaato.Balse Maxamad Cawaale Liibaan wuxuu Talyaaniga u sheegay in labada calan aanay isku mid ahayn sababtoo ah Calanka (Zaire) xiddigta ku dhextaal waa mid DAHAB / Huruud ah, sidaasi darteed maamulkii waa ogolaaday in la qaato calanka buluug ah xiddigta cad dhexda kaga taala.
Halgan dheer ka dib ummadda soomaaliyeed waxay ku guuleysatay una suurta gashay in ay yeelato calan aad iyo aad u qurux badan , kaasoo ka tarjumaya jiritaanka iyo himiladda ummadda soomaaliyeed oo ah in la helo soomaali weyn oo mideysan “Pan Somalism”.
Calanka Qaranka Soomaaliyeed oo maanta 61 sano jirsaday, wuxuu ku yimid halgan adag oo loo soo galay, halgankaasoo ay hogaanka u hayeen dhallinyaraddii soomaaliyeed xisbigii SYL kuwaas ka soo horjeeday ama diidanaa gumeysiga iyo gumeysi kalkaalayaasha.
Waxaan jeclahay in aan si kooban u xuso halgankii gobonima-doonka Soomaaliyeed iyadoo maanta loo dabaal degayo 61 guuraddii astaanta calanka u ah Qaranimadda shacabka Soomaaliyeed.
Waxaana jeclahay dhallinyaradda qurbaha ku dhallatay iyo kuwa dagaalkii sokeeye ka dib dhashay ee ku nool dalka in ay fahmaan dhibaatadda xanuunka badan loo soo maray xornimadda maanta aynu haysano.
Runtii xornimadaasi kuma aysan imaanin si fudud balse waxaa loo soo maray halgan adag oo dhiig fara badan loo daadiyey, sidaasi darteed waxaa loo baahan yahay in dhallinyaradda maanta joogta in ay ku daydaan doorkii wax ku oolka ahaa ee dhallinyaraddii Soomaaliyeed ka soo qayb qaadatay xornimadda.
Dhallinyaro ka kooban 13, waxaa u suurta gashay markii ugu horeysey taariikhduna ahayd Bishii May 15, 1943-kii in ay abaabulaan urur dhallinyaro gobannimo-doon ah oo la magac-baxay S.Y.C Somali Youth Club oo aan siyaasi ahayn.
Xisbigii S.Y.C. ahaa wuxuu isku beddelay urur weyn oo siyaasi ah lana magac baxay S.Y.L. Somali Youth League, ururkaasi waxaa albaabadda loo furay taariikhdu markii ay ahayd May 15, 1947kii kaasoo go’aansaday halgan siyaasadeed oo gobannimo doon ah, sidii loo gaarsiin lahaa shacabka soomaaliyeed xornimo taam ah.
Waxaa xusid mudan 11/01/1948-dii waxay ahayd maalin xamaasad weyn leh taasoo ahayd tii ugu xoog badneyd uguna caansaneyd, sababtoo ah waxaa dhacaayey gudoonkii Aayaha Ummadda Soomaaliyeed, Maanlintaasi oo ay dhaceen dagaalo ba’an oo ay ku dhinteen 52 Talyaani ah iyo kuwa kale.
Maalintaasi waxaa dalka ku sugnaa guddigii ka socday 4ta dowladdood ugu xoog weyn ee adduunka oo ku guuleystay dagaalkii labaad ee Addunka kan koobnaa, dowladda Mareynkanka Mr. Utter, dowladda Ingriiska Mr. Stafford, dowladda Ruushka Mr. Feodorof iyo dowladda Faransiiska Mr. Burin Des Rosier.
Guddigaasi oo ka socday 4tii dowladood waxaa u suurta gashay maalintii ay bishu ahayd 20kii Janaayo 1948 in ay la kulmaan xisbigii SYL iyo xisbigii HYC (Hamar Youth Club) oo ay isku mabada’ahaayeen ururka SYL iyo axsaabtii mucaadka ahayd oo ku bahoobay daladda “umbrella” la magac baxday Patriotic Beneficient. Kuwaasoo ka koobnaa todoba urur oo yar yar .
Guddigii markii ay dhageysteen doodihii faraha badanaa ee halkaasi laga soo jeediyey , waxaa u cadaatay in xisbiga SYL iyo HYC ay haystaan taageeradda shacabka Soomaaliyeed, taasoo ay la yaabeen qabkii iyo hanaankii ay u soo agaasimeen warbixinadaasi oo soo jiidatay guddigaasi, waxayna balan qaadeen in ay u gudbin doonaan Jamaciyadda Qaruumaha ka dhaxeysa.
Taariikhda markii ay ahayd Oktoober 12.10.1954kii shacabka soomaaliyeed u suurto gashay in ay hanato calanka buluuga ah ee sharafta badan oo aan maanta aanu ku fano. Abwaakii Cabdullahi Qarshe heestiisi calanka oo ah :
Qolobaa calankeeKuwaa ceynoo,Innagaa keenu waa – Cirkoo kale’eEe aan Caadna-laheyn – Ee aan CaashaqeeXiddig Yahee Cadibaa – Naa-CiidamiseeCaradaan Kaligaa Aadow CurateeAdceeda Sideeda ee CAAN Noqo’ee
Waxaa Tariikhda Calanka iyo SYL diyaariyey sanadkii 2015 Dr. Cabdulkadir Cali Boolay oo ka mid ahaa halgamayaashii SYL. Allaha u naxariistee wuxuu geeriyooday April 2020.
Warar Xul ah
Habeen hore, gaari qaraxyo ka buuxaan ayaa ku baryay waaxda 5-aad ee degmada Kaxda, waxaa la ii sheegay iney la socdeen 5 qof oo hubeysan kuwaasoo watay dharka ciidanka dowladda.
Waxey joojiyeen dhismo jiingad ah oo halkaasi ka socday, waxaa loo sheegay in dhismahan ay ka warqabaan maamulka, si gaar ah gudoomiyaha waaxda 5-aad.
Raggii hubeysnaa ayaa amray iney u yeeraan guddoomiyaha u amray in dhismaha la fuliyo, dadkii guriga dhisanayay ayaa durba u yeeray gudoomiyaha, daqiiqado yar gudaheedna waaba uu u yimid.
Guddoomiye waaxeedka oo lagu magacaabo Ibraahim Coloow oo wata gaari Surf ah ayaa durba goobta yimid, waxaa la socotay Faaduma Mattaan oo ololaha talaalka caafimaadka waday.Raggii hubeysnaa iyo gudoomiyaha Waaxda ayaa is helay, gudoomiyaha waxa uu ku yiri ” Maxaad dhismaha u joojineysaan maadaama aan amray anigan gudoomiyaha waaxda ka ah?” Wuxuu islahaa waa askar dowladeed. Waxey u sheegeen inuu soo dagto oo ay dhulka ku wada hadlaan.
Sidaasuu u soo dagayna, iyagoo magaciisa sheegaya oo leh waxaa tahay qofkii aynu dooneynay ayey rasaas la dhaceen, halkaas ayuuna ku dhintay wll Ibraahim Coloow. Faaduma Mataan oo la socotay gudoomiyaha la dilay ayaa iyadoo argagaxsan goobta ka carartay, iyadoo qeybaha danbe ee jirkeeda rasaasta ay kala dhaceen, taasoo keentay iney iyana walaasheen goobta ku naf baxday.
Raggii hubeysnaa waxey hore u sii qaateen gaarigii gudoomiyaha ay dileen oo ay ku baxsadeen, iyagoo isaga tagay gaarigii qaraxyada ay ka buuxeen. Dadkii xaafada oo durba helay xogta labada qof ee la dilay ayaa degdeg u gaaray goobta, qiyaastii waxaa loo soconayaa mudo saacad ah, waxeyna shacabka birmaday ay wateen ku dhawaaad 7 gaari, lama socon marka hore wax askar ah, walow meeshaas khatarteeda laga warqabay.
Marka ay meesha tageen waxaa uga daba tagay Gudoomiyaha degmada oo ay la socdaan Taliyayaasha Nabad Sugida iyo Booliska degmada, iyo howlwadeeno badan oo maamulka kamida.
Dadkii goobta buux dhaafiyay waxaa si kore iyo hoosaba loogu sheegay ineysan u dhawaan gaariga oo qaraxyo looga shakisanyahay, balse dadka weyba ka maahsanaayeen fariimahaa digniinta ahaa.
In ka badan 40 daqiiiqo ayaa la iska dul taagnaa gaariga qaraxyada ay ka buuxeen, maamulka, Saraakiil iyo Shacabba cid aagiisa ka maqneyd ma aaney jirin. Waxaa la ii sheegay in laba kamida dhalinyaradii goobta tagtay uu mid kamida gaariga hoostiisa galay, halka kan kalena uu gargaraacay turuska hore ee gaariga, labadooduba wey ka badbaadeen xasuuqa dhacay.
Qof kamida asxaabta ayaa u tagay dhalinyaradii gaariga ka agdhaweyd oo qaarna soo jiiday kuwana ugu qeyliyay in gaariga qaraxyo ka buuxaan ee laga soo cararro, balse wali dadka wey dhooban yihiin halkii gaariga.
Waxaa la isku raacay in meydadka labada qof ee hore ee la dilay la saaro gaari Ambalaas ahaa oo loo qaaday dhanka C.I.D. afar dhalinyarro ah ayaa la raaciyay, sidaaduu gaarigaa u baxay ayaa mar kaliya la maqlay qarax aad u xooggan oo mar kaliya bedelay jawigii goobta.
Meeshii camirneyd waxa ay isu bedeshay lama degaan, dadkii waxaa kala qariyay qiiq iyo Uuro, waxaa la maqlayay oo kaliya dhalinyaradii qaar oo leh war i qaada dhaawac baan ahayee.Dadkii qaraxa ka badbaaday ayaa wada argagaxay, mid kasta oo gaari watay ayaa marba gaariga dhinac ula cararra, haddana wuxuu ku soo laaban isla goobtii uu ka tagay, gawaaridii waxey noqdeen kuwo muraayadihii ah ka wada daataan.
Gaarigii Ambalaaska ayaa labadii meyd ee hore laga dajiyay oo lagu daad gureeyay dhaawacyadii qaraxa ee naftu ku jirtay. Waxaa meesha ku geeriyooday gudoomiyihii waaxda LiiqLiiqato ee degmada Kaxda Nuur Geedoow, xiliga qaraxa uu qabsanayay waxa uu ku hadlayay telefoon Gaarigana waxa uu kamid ahaa dadkii ugu dhawaa.
Waxaa meesha dhaawac ahaan looga soo qaaday dad 10 ruux ah oo wada Ilma Adeera ah, taasoo keentay iney nagu adkaato cida aan Isbitaalka ku heyneyno, maadaama ehel la wada yahay.
Ma Koot Libaax baan heynaa, mise Xuseen Daahir oo ka daran, mayee Armuu labadoodaba Bashiir Garab ka sii daran yahay, Axmed Bashiir horta hala aado isagaa dhiig u baahanee, Maxamed Cabdi Cali hadda ma hadli karaa, Cabdi Khadar iyo Yaasiin Yuusuf horta qeybta ICU-da malaga soo saaray.
W/Q: Abdulshakur Mohamed
Warar Xul ah
17 Daqiiqadood ka horXigashada Sawirka, ReutersMadaxweynaha Faransiiska Emmanuel Macron ayaa ku dhawaaqay bandaw labaad kaas oo soconaya ilaa iyo ugu yaraan dhammaadka bisha Nofeembar.Mr Macron wuxuu sheegay in talaabooyinka cusub, laga bilaabo jimcaha, dadka kaliya loo ogolaan doono inay guryahooda uga baxaan sababo shaqo ama caafimaad dartiis uun.Ganacsiyada aan muhiimka ahayn, sida makhaayadaha iyo baararka, way xidhmi doonaan, laakiin iskuulada iyo warshaduhu way sii furnaan doonaan.Dhimashada maalinlaha ah ee faransiiska waxay mareysaa heerkii ugu sarreeyey tan iyo bishii Abriil. Talaadadii, 33,000 kiis oo cusub ayaa la xaqiijiyay in laga helay dalkaas.Mr Macron wuxuu sheegay in wadanku uu qatar u galay in "saamaynta darab ee mowjad labaad oo aan shaki ku jirin inay ka darnaan doonto tii hore".Dhanka kale, Jarmalka wuxuu soo rogi doonaa bandaw deg deg ah oo aan sidaa u sii cuslayn laakiin ay ka mid tahay xidhitaanka makhaayadaha, goobaha jimicsiga iyo tiyaatarada, ayay tidhi haweeneyda hogaamiyaha ka ah dalkaasi Angela Merkel Arbacadii.Fiditaanka ayaa si aad ah ugu sii kordhaya Yurub oo dhan, oo ay ku jiraan Boqortooyada Ingiriiska oo Arbacadii shaacisay 310 dhimasho cusub iyo 24,701 xaaladood oo cusub.Bandow habeenkii ah ayaa ka dhaqan gala dalal dhowr ah, oo ay ku jiraan 46 milyan oo qof oo ku nool Faransiiska.Warka ku saabsan xayiraadaha cusub ee lagu soo rogay waddamada ugu dhaqaalaha badan Yurub ayaa horseeday hoos u dhac weyn suuqyada maaliyadeed Arbacadii. Khudbad uu ka jeediyay telefishanka Arbacadii, Mr Macron wuxuu ku sheegay in Faransiisku ay tahay inay hada "si adag u dhaqan geliyaan amarradda dawladda" si looga fogaado in "dib uu u saameeyo cudurka"."Feyrasku wuxuu ku wareegayaa xawaare aan xitaa saadaasha ugu xun ee saadaashu aysan fileynin," ayuu yiri, isagoo intaa ku daray in kalabar dhamaan sariiraha daryeelka degdega ah ee isbitaalada Faransiiska ay degan yihiin bukaanada Covid.Madaxweynaha ayaa sheegay in sharciyada cusub, dadku ay u baahan doonaan inay soo buuxiyaan foom si ay ugu sababeeyaan ka bixitaanka guryahooda, sidii looga baahnaa bandawgii ugu horeysay ee bishii Maarso. Kulamada bulshada ayaa iyana la mamnuucay."Sida guga oo kale, waxaad awoodi doontaa inaad ka tagto gurigaaga kaliya marka aad shaqeynayso, iyo ballamaha caafimaadka, iyo inaad gargaar siiso qof ehelkaaga ah, inaad wax ka soo iibsato alaabada daruuriga ah ama aad socod ku tagto gurigaaga agtiisa," ayuu yidhi Mr Macron.Laakiin wuxuu caddeeyay in adeegyada bulshada iyo warshadaha ay sii furnaan doonaan, isagoo intaas ku daray in dhaqaaluhu "uusan ahayn inuu istaago ama burburo".
Muqdisho (Caasimada Online) – Kooxda Al-Shabaab ayaa inta badan canshuuro iyo lacago baad ah ka qaada ganacsatada Soomaaliyeed ee Muqdisho iyo gobollada kale ee dalka, iyo weliba shaqsiyaad ka tirsan dowladda, sida ay dhawaan daboolka ka qaaday warbixin cusub oo la shaaciyey.
Warbixintaasi oo dhawaan uu daabacay Machadka Daraasaadka Amniga ee HIRAAL ee fadhiggiisu yahay magaalada Muqdisho, ayaa lagaga hadlay qaabka ay Al-Shabaab usoo ururiso canshuuraha ay qaado, iyada oo adeegsaneysa Bankiyo kala duwan, ganacsato iyo shaqsiyaad kale.
Waxa ugu horeyntii warbixintaasi lagu sheegay in Al-Shabaab ay hal lambar oo isku mid ah u isticmaasho la xiriirka ganacstada iyo shaqsiyaadka ay canshuurta ka rabto ee isku deegaanka ah, taasi oo fududeynaysa cabsi gelinta dadkaasi oo ka xaqiijin kara shaqsiyaadka ay qaraabada yihiin ee kooxdaasi ku jira.
Canshuuraha ay kooxda Al-Shabaab ka qaado Muqdisho iyo gobollada dalka ayaa waxa loo soo aruuriyaa qaabab kala duwan, kuwaasi oo mararka qaar ku xiran xaddiga lacageed ee la uruuriyay, goobta ganacsigu ku yaal iyo meelaha ay gacanta ku hayaan dagaalyahanadaasi, sida lagu xusay warbixinta.
Arrinta yaabka leh ee lagu sheegay warbixinta HIRAAL ayaa ah in saraakiisha u qaabilsan Shabaabka soo ururinta lacagahaasi ay mararka qaar si toos ah ugu tagaan meelaha iyo ganacstada laga rabo lacagta, isla markaana kasoo qaada lacag kaash ah, kuwaasi oo ka baxsan meelaha ay gacanta ku hayaan.
Shabaabka ayaa badanaa waxa lacagaha canshuurta ku ridaan ama ku aruriyaan xisaabaad (akoono) bangi oo ku diiwaan-gashan shaqsiyaad ganacsi leh iyo kuwa aan laheyn balse damaanad buuxda ka haysta saraakiisha sare ee kooxdaasi.
“Waxa jira xubno Al-Shabaab ah kuwaas oo iska dhiga in ay ganacsato yihiin isla markaana shaqadoodu tahay in ay fududeeyaan uruurinta iyo dhaqdhaqaaqa lacagta. Tusaale ahaan, qof ganacsade ah oo raba in uu lacago ka xawilo meelo ay Shabaab ka taliso ayaa lacagta u dhiiba xafiiska maaliyadda ee Shabaab, kaas oo isna u tilmaama ganacsade kale oo AS xiriir laleh kuna sugan dhulka dawladdu ka taliso, kaas oo ganacsadihii hore siiya lacagtiisii isaga oo kubixinaya lacag cashuur ah oo uu kasoo qaaday ganacsade kale” ayaa lagu yiri warbixinta HIRAAL
Canshuurta ay kooxdu bishii aruuriso ayaa lagu sheegay marka la isku wada daro inay tahay ugu yaraan 15-milyan oo doollar, taasi oo ka dhigeysa in maleeshiyadaasi ay ganacsatada iyo dadka kaleba ka qaado canshuuro ka badan midda dowladda.
Thursday October 29, 2020Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seen here in August 2020, has drawn threats of US sanctions after tests of the Russian S-400 air system. Adem ALTAN
A US official warned Wednesday that NATO ally Turkey faced a risk of sanctions after it defiantly tested Russia's S-400 air defense system.
"That risk is very real because they... continue to pursue the S-400," said R. Clarke Cooper, the top State Department official in charge of arms sales.
"And, of course, with the testing of it, sanctions is very much something that is on the table," he told a small group of reporters.
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Turkey has confirmed the first test of the S-400 despite months of warnings from the United States that the system was incompatible with membership in NATO and could help Russia hone skills in shooting down Western fighter jets.
A law passed overwhelmingly by Congress in 2017 lays out sanctions against nations that buy significant quantities of arms from US adversaries including Russia.
The US had already kicked out Turkey from its elite F-35 fighter-jet program after it bought the S-400 system in 2017.
Cooper said the US had set a red line of Turkey not activating the S-400.
Even after the test, he hoped that Turkey would "walk back from operationalizing" the system.
"Put it away, decommission it, just do not integrate it and make it operable," he said.
"We certainly are working to make sure that Turkey remains in the West. This is something that's important not only to the United States, but to the overall alliance."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a speech Sunday hit back at the threat of sanctions, accusing the US of treating his country like a "tribal state."
The S-400 purchase had been seen as part of Erdogan's effort to rebalance Turkey's relationship closer to Russia amid tensions with Western powers on multiple fronts.
But relations between Turkey and Russia are hardly smooth, with Erdogan condemning Moscow over an air strike Monday that killed dozens of pro-Ankara rebels in Syria.
US President Donald Trump had earlier appeared to show sympathy for Erdogan, who blamed his decision to turn to Russia on Trump's predecessor Barack Obama.
Are Somali Americans the Swing Vote of the Future? - Ozy
Chair of Security Council’s Somalia Sanctions Committee Details Expert Group’s Findings on How Extremist Group Al-Shabaab Funds Activities - UN News
By Nick Fouriezos
Thursday October 29, 2020In 2018 Omar became the first Somali American elected to the U.S. Congress, riding on a surge in Somali voting rates.SOURCE: JIM WATSON/GETTY
Soon after 14-year-old Ilhan Omar arrived in Minneapolis, the Somali refugee fell in love … with the idea of democracy in action, as she would take her grandfather to a party caucus while serving as his cultural and linguistic translator. “I fell in love with the process,” she recently told OZY. “It is a very grassroots democratic process that sort of invites neighbors to have robust debate about what’s at stake.”
In 2018, three decades later, Omar became the first Somali American elected to the U.S. Congress, riding on a surge in Somali voting rates. It was no fluke. The year she was elected, the U.S. foreign-born population reached a record 44.8 million people — nearly half of whom are already naturalized citizens, and who in total account for nearly 14 percent of the American population. For context, white evangelical Protestants, who often are credited with wielding outsize political influence, only make up about 15 percent.
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That’s just one sign of how new immigrant communities are emerging as a political force asserting themselves in American civic life — with Somali Americans being a particularly strong example in key 2020 swing states, including Minnesota, Maine and Ohio.
Somali immigrants began arriving in Portland, Maine, in the early 2000s and quickly shifted northward to Lewiston, a struggling New England mill town whose factories were shutting down as NAFTA pushed manufacturing overseas. Thousands came, making their own a city that was previously 95 percent white in the whitest state in the nation. “This large number of new arrivals cannot continue without negative results for all,” the mayor, Laurier T. Raymond, penned in an open letter to the community in 2002, requesting that the city’s immigrants discourage others from coming to preserve city resources. The letter sparked outrage, national condemnations and a rally led by white supremacists — although only 32 people showed up, far outnumbered by the 4,000 counterprotesters supporting their new neighbors.
lhan Omar during her 2016 campaign for state representative in Minnesota. SOURCE:STEPHEN MATUREN/GETTY
Yet despite that uncomfortable transition, Somali Americans, and other African immigrant communities, have since integrated. The first decade was spent building businesses, particularly along Lisbon Street, where multiple ethnic groceries, clothing boutiques and phone depots dominate a strip with American flags fluttering freely next to Somali ones. The next has been spent amassing the community’s influence. “We were building our capacity. If you don’t know where your next meal is coming from … if you’ve been fleeing from violence all your life, you don’t think about politics,” says Fatuma Hussein, the Somali founder of the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine. In 2018, three Somali candidates ran for school board. And although they each lost, one of them, 23-year-old Safiya Khalid, became the first Somali American elected to a seat on the city council the following year. It was “a seminal moment,” says Phil Nadeau, who was deputy city administrator from 1999 until 2017.
Although there are some 13,000 ethnic Somalis in the Portland and Lewiston areas, the Democratic and Republican parties have been slow to bring them into the fold even though every vote will matter in Maine, where both the U.S. Senate and 2nd Congressional District race could be decided by just a few percentage points. The Senate campaign of Democrat Sara Gideon ignored requests to let a reporter interview one of their Somali volunteers for this story, and neither state party responded to questions about how they were organizing the Somali community.
“We are a huge voting number with high participation rates and we are changing the demographics of Maine, whether people like it or not,” says Hussein, who adds that their leaders are focused on holding both parties accountable. “The Democratic Party has this idea that everybody of color is a Democrat, and yet when it comes to engaging with our issues, we don’t see it in a meaningful way.”
Language barriers remain, as do religious ones. Older Muslim constituents aren’t alway eager to involve themselves in politics, and both the GOP and DNC struggle with how to court a constituency that can simultaneously reject Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric yet also may feel uncomfortable with the pro-choice and pro-LGBT stances of the left. Khalid is running nonpartisan voter registration events for Mainers, including a “Black realities” series bringing people of color together. She says that most of the younger members of the Somali community are progressive. “It’s a culture clash,” she admits. However, while Somali elders lean more conservative culturally, she says most plan to vote against Trump and for Democrats in November: “Trump stands against everything I stand for. And a lot of the immigrant population sees that too. Especially if you are a Somali, Muslim, Black woman.”
A Somali American community serves homemade lunches near a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died while in custody of the Minneapolis police.SOURCE: KEREM YUCEL / AFP) (PHOTO BY KEREM YUCEL/AFP VIA GETTY
Maine isn’t the only state where Democrats are struggling to win over new immigrants. Some 100,000 Muslim Americans of African descent reside in central Ohio. Mohamed Jama has been a nonprofit leader in the Somali community in Columbus for decades and a loyal Democrat organizer for both the Obama and Clinton campaigns. Yet when he ran for a vacant state house seat in his district earlier this year, the county Democratic Party — whose executive committee he sat on for years — took the unusual step of endorsing his opponent despite pleas from Somali residents to stay neutral to give all candidates an equal shot. “They were sending out sample ballots with [his opponent’s] name on it,” says Jama, still frustrated months after he lost by just about 1,500 votes in an election delayed by COVID-19. “They don’t see me as an African American. They see me as an immigrant.”
Democrat Emilia Sykes, the Ohio House minority leader, says she would like to see new Americans getting opportunities to lead: “They are very engaged, they are a large population that wants to be part of the process.” But with neither party truly embracing them, it’s unclear who will win their hearts and minds down the line. “We take our issues and relay them to all the elected officials, over and over again, but it’s just lip service,” Jama says. Which is why it’s become even more important for Somali Americans and other recent immigrants to break through with leaders of their own. “We’ll keep fighting. We’ll overcome this,” Jama says.
Chair of Security Council’s Somalia Sanctions Committee Details Expert Group’s Findings on How Extremist Group Al-Shabaab Funds Activities - UN News
Kooxda cheslea ayaa guusheedii ugu horaysay ee champions League ka gaadhay kooxda Krasnodar kulan ka tirsanaa todobaadkii 2-aad ee wareega Group-yada tartanka.
Kooxda Chelsea ayaa kulanka soo gashay iyaga oo ay ka go’antahay in ay gaadhaan guul kadib markii ay bar-baro ku bilowdeen tartanka champions League.
Laakiin kooxda Krasnodar ayaa iska caabin xoogan kala hor timid Blues iyaga oo ku qaadayay weeraro aan kala joogsi lahayn waliba sameeyeen fursado ay goolal ka dhalin kareen.
Si kasta ha ahaatee kooxda Krasnodar waxa ka maqnaa dhamaystirka fursadaha iyada oo uu sidoo kale Goolhaye Mendy sameeyay badbaadino cajiib ah.
Chelsea ayaa daqiiqadii 14-aad ayaa heshay rikoodhe kadib khalad lagu galay xiddiga Timo Wener waxana u Istaagay xiddiga khadka dhexe ee Jorginho.
Laakiin Jorginho ayaa birta ku dhuftay kubadii uu laaday waxana uu sidaas kaga khasaariyay rikoodhada kooxdiisa ciyaarta ayaana 0/0 sii ahayd.
Laakiin daqiqadii 37-aad ayay Chelsea dhalisay goolka 1-aad ee ciyaarta iyada oo uu u dhaliyay xiddiga garabka ka ciyaara ee Callum Hudson-Odoi kaas oo ciyaarta ka dhigay 1/0.
Waxa sidaas ku dhamaatay qaybtii hore ee ciyaarta oo ay Chelsea hogaaminayso natiijo ahaan laakiin dhanka qaab ciyaareedka iska caabin kala kulantay kooxda Krasnodar.
Qaybtii dambe ee ciyaarta ayay Kooxda Krasnodar samaysay fursado waali ah oo ay ku dhawaatay in ay goolal kaga dhaliso kooxda Chelsea.
Laakiin daqiiqadii 76-aad ayaa Chelsea loo dhigay rikoodhe waxana u Istaagay xiddiga Timo Werner kaas oo ciyaarta ka dhigay 2/0.
Isla daqiqiadii 80-aad ayay chelsea heshay goolka 3-aad ee ciyaarta iyaga oo uu u dhaliyay xiddiga Hakim Ziyech kaas oo ciyaarta ka dhigay 3/0.
Daqiiqadii 90-aad ayuu xiddiga Christian Pulisic dilay ciyaarta iyada oo uu u dhaliyay goolka 4-aad ee ciyaarta isaga oo ka dhigay 4/0 ay ku hogaaminayso ciyaarta.
Dietmar Hamann ayaa aaminsan in kooxda Jose Mourinho ee Tottenham ay fursad u haysato in ay Liverpool iyo Man City ku garaacdo Premier League xilli ciyaareedkan.
Reds ayay hor taalaa shaqo adag si ay u difaacdaan horyaalka premier League kadib dhaawacii ay ku waayeen daafaca Virgil Van Dijk kaas oo seegi doona inta ka dhiman xilli ciyaareedkan.
Dietmar Hamann ayaana aaminsan in dhaawaca Van Dijk uu dhibaato weyn ku yahay difaacashada Liverpool ee horyaalka premier League.
“Waxa uu dhaawaca Van Dijk si weyn u saamayn doonaa tartanka horyaalka”ayuu Dietmar Hamann u sheegay talkSPORT.
“Marka aad weydo daafaca Van Dijk oo ah marka aad eegto waxa uu kooxda u qabtay tan ilaa markii uu yimid kooxdana kaga dhigay koox adag”.
“Sidoo kale waxa ay saamaynaysaa weerarka kooxda, hadii uuna Van Dijk ciyaarayan kooxdu waxa ay samaynayaa is ilaalin waana khasaare weyn”.
“City ma haysato wax weeraryahan ah haatan, waxan u malaynayaa in ay halkii ugu fiicnayd soo dhaafeen, ma arkayo in ay ku guulaystaan premier League iyo champions League sanadaha soo socda”.
Dietmar Hamann ayaa rumaysan in ay Man City ugu cad-cadahay ku guulaysiga horyaalka waxana uu yidhi”Kooxda aan jecelahay haatan waa Tottenham.
“Waxa aan daawaday kulankii Burnley waana koox nidaamsan”.
“Hadii ay tartanka ku jiraan bilaha March ilaa April waxan u malaynayaa in uu Mourinho ku hogaamin karo kooxda horyaalka”.
by Nita Bhalla and Mohammed Omer
Somali parliament members raise up their hands to approve the appointment of Somalia’s new prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, in Mogadishu, Somalia September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
NAIROBI/GAROWE, Women’s rights groups, prominent businesswomen and female politicians in Somalia are urging the country’s male-dominated parliament to pass a bill reserving 30% of seats for women in next year’s general election.
Women hold 24% of the 329 seats in Somalia’s lower and upper houses of parliament, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), up from 14% in the previous election.
In June, Somalia’s lower house approved a bill allowing for 30% of parliamentary seats to be reserved for women, but the bill has not been tabled before the upper house for approval.
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed did sign an agreement on with regional leaders in September which included the 30% quota – but women’s rights campaigners said this was not good enough.
“We want this commitment on reserving 30% seats for women to be passed as legislation,” said Deqa Abdiqasim Salad, CEO of Hear Women, a charity working to strengthen the political voice of women in Somalia.
“We are happy to have achieved 24% in the current parliament, but legislation is necessary to ensure that we do not lose the seats we have and help strengthen democracy by providing for a more representative voice in policy-making.”
Salad is one of more than 135 signatories on a declaration calling for a 30% quota.
Other signatories include Chair of the National Independent Electoral Commission Halima Ismail Ibrahim, prominent doctor Amina Aden Mohamed and women’s rights activist Luul Maxamed Feerayare. Somalia’s 79 female parliamentarians are also co-signatories.
Supporters of gender quotas point to African countries such Rwanda, which leads the world with 55% of women occupying parliamentary seats, as an example of progressive governance.
This was achieved by Rwanda’s 2003 Constitution stating women occupy 30% of all government decision-making bodies.
The women’s quota system has been adopted by more than 100 countries to ensure women’s rights and participation in the political processes, said the declaration.
Somali women have played a vital role in bringing peace and prosperity in their communities in a country which has been mired in conflict since 1991 – and now deserved the right to have a representative voice in parliament, it added.
Elections are expected to take place in February 2021.
The east African nation has high rates of child marriage and violence against women, including rape and female genital mutilation (FGM). The United Nations says 45% of women are married before 18, while 98% have undergone FGM.
Women’s rights groups say a stronger voice at the top would have a trickle-down effect, helping women at the grassroots level fight abuse, discrimination and inequality.
Zahro Yusuf, who is aspiring to run as a candidate in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, said the reservation of seats for women was the only way to combat age-old sexist attitudes.
“I’m keen to have a seat in parliament. But I have the fear in my mind that local traditional, regional leaders in my clan wouldn’t consider me to represent my community, even though I want to serve my nation.”
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Somalia is heading an election despite the enormous challenges that, the country is encountering including but not limited insecurity, political disagreements, and exogenous intervention. The incumbent president his Excellency Mohamed Abdullahi, aka Farmajo was campaigning since his election in February, 2017 that, his government will deliver One-Person One-Vote in 2020-21, but that target became pipe dream, and now the country is heading indirect-election where 101 delegates from the constituencies should elect each Member of Parliament (MPs), and who themselves will go on to vote for their choice for president
Somalia and Near Abroad: Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti
When the civil strife has broken in Somalia in 1991, bunch of the Somali people fled the country, and went to the neighboring countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. As a result, there are number of Somalia’s politicians, especially within the legislative and executive branches who have dual Kenyan, Ethiopian, or Djiboutian nationalities. And, they maintain good connections and networks with their secondary nations. Particularly, Kenya hosts one of the largest refugee camps in the world, and dominated by Somalis. In this regard, these countries may have a leverage one way or another on Somalia’s fragile politics. More specifically, these three-countries are part of AMISOM troops in Somalia which estimates more than 22,000 peace-keeping troops. Especially, Ethiopia has more than 4,000 troops under AMISOM troops in Somalia, and also there are other Ethiopian forces beyond AMISOM mandate in the country. Since, Abiy becomes the new PM in Ethiopia in April, 2018, the bilateral relations between Somalia and Ethiopia was blooming. Prime Minister Atto Abiy visited in Mogadishu, and welcomed by Somalia’s president his Excellency Farmajo in June, 2018, after two-months of Abiy’s premiership. The two-leaders agreed to expedite and enhance the diplomatic relationship among the two-states, and also to take away all the economic barriers. Additionally, Ethiopia’s hegemonic power in the region is flashy as Ethiopia remains the regional actor.
International partners (Qatar, UAE, Saudi-Arabia)
Since the incumbent government of Somalia which is leading by his Excellency president Mohamed Abdullahi, aka Farmajo takes the office in February, 2017, the diplomatic relationship between Somalia and UAE was exacerbating stubbornly. The standoff peaked after Farmajo’s government announced famously a neutral role towards the Gulf-crises which erupted in 2017. The Saudi-led coalition including UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt freaked out Somalia’s decision of neutrality, because it seems that, Somalia was unwittingly with Qatar. UAE is the biggest trade partner of Somalia. Moreover, UAE signed a military pact with Somalia in 2014, since then UAE was training Somalia’s soldiers, especially Emirati’s General Goordan military base. In 2018, Somalia’s government declared that, they will take over the soldiers trained by UAE, and they will pay their salaries. In April, 2018, Somalia’s security forces have grabbed $10 Million of cash money which surreptitiously came from Abu-Dhabi.
UAE justified that, the money was earmarked the Somali troops trained by UAE, but Somalia’s government didn’t confirm UAE’s justification. But, many political commentators expressed that, the money was about to finance the oppositions against Farmajo’s government. Abu-Dhabi doesn’t have an influence only in Somalia, but also the Horn of Africa region. UAE participated ending the longest-feud in Africa among Ethiopia, and Eritrea in 2018. UAE augmented its involvement in the region by signing a deal with the self-proclaimed independent state, Somaliland, while there is a worsening relationship between Somalia, and Abu-Dhabi. The Emirati DP world company took over the seaport in Berbera where they want to build a military base for the long-term strategy. Somalia’s government nullified that deal, and denigrated that, UAE is violating Somalia’s sovereignty. As a result, Somalia cuts its ties with UAE, but still Abu-Dhabi’s iniquitous role in the region will remain. UAE has currently halted their plan to build a military base in Berbera-Somaliland, instead it will become a public airport according to the President of Somaliland his Excellency Muse Bihi.
The flipside, UAE yet is financing oppositions, and some of the regional states against the federal government under the incumbent President Farmajo.
On the other hand, Saudi Arabia has provided long-term financial support to Somalia. Despite having lead the efforts behind the regional blockade of Qatar, Riyadh’s anger towards Somalia for its neutrality in the affair was surprisingly muted. Some anticipate that Saudi Arabia will support candidates in the upcoming election in Somalia, which might be more aligned with the Kingdom’s leverage on Somalia.
Turkey: Staunch Partner!
Since 2011, the relationship between Somalia and Turkey has blossomed. Turkey aided Somalia during the deadly drought which erupted Somalia in 2011. The famine deluged all the livelihoods of the low-income people. Over 260,000 of people have been died as reported (Fews Net, 2013). The natural, and the man-made disasters was caused by droughts, and the fighting between Alshabaab, and the Somalia’s federal government backing by AMISOM troops. As a result, colossal of people have been displaced for their residents. Many countries around the world considered Somalia as a no-go area, while the vulnerable people including the children, and the elder people were dying enormously because of lack of nutrition, and care. Though, plenty of the UN agencies, and other humanitarian agencies declared that, Somalia is undertaking one of the worst humanitarian crisis, but many countries were hesitating and reluctant to offer humanitarian assistance.
Now-President and then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan touched down in Mogadishu in August, 2011while the world is despised Somalia’s natural disaster. His visit was a milestone, and showed the world that despite its problems, the security of Somalia is dependable enough for foreign heads of state to visit. Moreover, his trip demonstrated the drastically urgent need for humanitarian assistance. His assertive decision caught the world’s attention, and increased humanitarian support for Somalia. Apart from the aid, the Turkish government promised to support Somalia the infrastructure by building schools, and hospitals. The Turkish government built the main roads of the capital city of Mogadishu, Maka-Almukarama road, the seaport of Mogadishu, offered trainings to the Somalia’s troops. Moreover, closely 100 Somali students get Turkish scholarships every year. Plenty of the talking heads opined that, Turkey has a long-term strategic plan to Somalia including but not limited (Oil Exploration). Since Somalia’s federal parliament endorsed three landmark bills including Company Law in 2018, Foreign Investment Law in 2015, and the Petroleum Law in 2019, the interests of the foreign countries towards Somalia was increasing incrementally. The Turkey’s investment projects in Somalia reaches 100 Million Dollars, which makes Turkish government, the biggest foreign investor. Though, Turkish-Somalia relationship traces back to the Ottoman Empire, but President Erdogan, formerly Prime Minister of Turkey’s visit expedited and invigorated their brotherly and sisterly relationship.
Somalia, as a country ravaged by war, crippled by conflicts, bestrode by internecine inter-clans, and intra-clan-conflicts, is currently recuperating, and bouncing back the legacy of the civil war in 1991. Though, Somalia is trying to leapfrog its past misfortunes, and bootstrap, but there is a conspicuous fragility when it comes to the security, and the politics. Because, Somalia has taken a federal system in 2004 in order to hammer out and deplete the long-standing vendetta among the community, yet that goal was not achieved so far, and federalism diluted and dwindled the unity, and the solidarity among the society which makes the situation blowback. Because, Somalia’s federalism is still amorphous and bleak, and every time, there is a rift among the federal government, and her peripherals based on the interpretations of the notorious provisional constitution, and the insatiable desires, and the unfathomable claims among each other. And this political volatility led Somalia to become susceptible for any meddling from the exogenous. For instance, when a new political disagreement among the federal government, and the states erupt, the neighboring countries, and the Gulf-countries support differently. In this regard, Somalia’s upcoming election will encounter a blatant intervention from the aforementioned countries. The former prime minister of Somalia his Excellency Abdiweli, aka Gaas told one of the Somali televisions that, “some of the Gulf-states are supporting to specific candidates for the upcoming election in Somalia which is totally disaster”.
Anwar Abdifatah Bashir (Freelance Journalist/Independent Researcher, and Horn of Africa Geopolitics Analyst). The writer is also, the Author of four books including but not limited (Horn of Africa Geopolitics, with especial consideration, the Somali region in Ethiopia).
He can be contacted: [email protected]
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Muqdisho (Caasimada Online) – Olalaha doorashada Soomaaliya ee 2020/2021-ka ayaa si weyn uga socdo wadamada dariska la ah Soomaaliya, waxaana la sheegayaa in dowladaha qaar ay lacag ku bixinayaan sidii ay usoo saari lahaayeen siyaasiin ay ku aragti yihiin si ay berri uga helaan danahooda gaarka ah.
Siyaasiinta ayaa ololahooda doorashada ka wada dalalka Qatar, Turkiga, Imaaraadka iyo Kenya, waxaana dhowr jeer safaro ku kala tagay siyaasiin badan halka qaarkoodna ay Soomaaliya usoo dirsadeen wakiilo la kulama madaxda Qaranka.
Wadamada Imaaraadka Carabta iyo Kenya ayaa damacsan in Villa Somalia doorasho uga saaraan Madaxweyne Farmaajo islamarkaana ay halkaas geeyaan siyaasiin ku aragti ah maadaama uu Farmaajo dagaal siyaasadeed weyn uu la galay dowladahaan, halka dowladaha Qatar iyo Turkiga ay dhankooda lacag malaayiin doolar ah Soomaaliya gelinayaan si ay Farmaajo ugu sii hayaan ama qof kale u keenaan, haddii aysan qorshahooda koowaad ku guuleysan.
“Dowladaha Kenya iyo Imaaraadka ma jiro qof ay isku raacsan yihiin laakiin waxay ka siman yihiin aragtida ah in Farmaajo booska baneeyo, halka Qatar iyo Turkiga ay ka siman yihiin Farmaajo sii joogo ama qof kale keensadaan, labadaan dowladoodna waa isku aragti waliba iska war qaba,” ayuu yiri Nuur Shariif, oo ah aqoonyahaan bartay siyaasadda, dalkana xog ogaal u ah.
“Muqdisho wax olole ah miyaa ka socda?, ololihii doorashada waxay u weecdeen dibadda mar kastana siyaasi gadaal ay ka riixeyso dowlad kale waxba dalkan uma galo, waan soo aragnay haddana waan aragnaa in Qatar dalkan siday rabto ka yeelaneyso marka Soomaalida uma fiicno sidaan,” ayuu hadalkiisa sii raaciyay Nuur Shariif.
Magaalada Muqdisho waxaa soo gaaray wafuud ka socoto dowladaha carabta qaarkood oo taageersan madaxda Soomaaliya ee hadda talada heyso halka mucaaradka qaarkoodna ay dalalkooda ugu tageen.
Sidoo kale qaar kamid ah madaxdii hore ee dalka ayaa ku sugan wadamada dariska waxeyna wararka ugu badan sheegayaan in ay kulamo la qaadanayaan madaxda dowladaha ay martida u yihiin si ay ugu guuleestaan doorashada Soomaaliya.
‘His hatred of Islam is as bright as the sun in midday,’ protester tells Anadolu Agency
In the Somali capital, Mogadishu, hundreds protested insults against Islam and Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday by French President Emmanuel Macron.
The numbers of protesters kept growing by the hour but did not reach levels witnessed Tuesday when Somalis urged young people to join the worldwide campaign to boycott French products.
Shop owners closed their businesses to join the demonstrations dubbed the Million Man March.
“What the president of France did was an attack against our religion, Islam. This is just the beginning,” protester Yusuf Adan told Anadolu Agency. “We urge all Muslim countries not to ignore this. They should stand up and defend their religion. If the Christians, Hindus and others are supporting us, no one has an excuse not to condemn this profanity.”
One female protester, carrying the French flag, who asked not to be named, said: “We are out here protesting the blasphemy that we have witnessed from Macron. I am asking all the silent Muslims, what are you doing?” she said, noting that protesters will burn flags as a symbol of pain and anguish.
“His hatred of Islam is as bright as the sun in midday,” she added.
Protests occurred not only in Mogadishu but local media reported small protests under the same banner across Somali.
Calls are growing in the Muslim world to boycott French products to Macron’s controversial plans to crack down on “Islamist separatism” and continue publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.
Earlier this month, Macron accused Muslims of “separatism” and described Islam as “a religion in crisis.”
Tensions escalated with the murder of a French teacher who showed caricatures of the prophet to elementary school students.
Macron paid tribute to the teacher and said France would “not give up our cartoons.”
Pakistan, Turkey and Iran are among countries condemning France for the caricatures and Macron’s response.
Source: Anadolu Agency