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.
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Kooxda Man City ayaa bartilmaameed ka dhigatay xiddiga weerarka uga ciyaara kooxda Borussia Dortmund ee Erling Haaland sida ay sheegayaan wararku.
Xiddiga Borussia Dortmund ayaa soo bandhigay qaab ciyaareed cajiib ah tan ilaa markii uu Bundesliga ku soo biiray suuqii January ee bilowgii sanadkan.
Qaab ciyaareedkiisa ayaa sii socday kadib markii uu saddexley u dhaliyay xulka qarankiisa Norway.
Wargayska Don Balon ayaa sheegaya in uu tababaraha Man City ee Pep Guardiola taageero weyn u yahay xiddiga Haaland una sheegay maamulka kooxda in ay la soo saxiixdaan xiddiga 20 jirka ah.
Guardiola ayaa maamulka Man City u sheegay in uu Erling Haaland yahay badalka mustaqbalka fog ee Sergio Aguero kaas oo laga yaabo in uu isaga tago kooxda dhamaadka xilli ciyaareedkan.
Monday October 12, 2020
Turkish ports operator Albayrak and the federal government of Somalia have signed an agreement that grants the company a new 14-year concession to manage the Port of Mogadishu.The signing in Mogadishu followed a series of discussions that revised revenue-sharing arrangements between the two parties.The accord signed by Somalia’s Ports Minister Mariam Aweys Jama says the Turkish firm will retain an exclusive terminal and marine services operation at the port.
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The previous concession was signed in 2013 and was to remain in force for 20 years but had to be renegotiated as part of Somalia’s economic restructuring.“The new concession mandates the injection of $50 million over five years for rehabilitation and investment to upgrade the port amid increasing trade flows,” Ms Jama said at the signing ceremony on Thursday, that Somalia Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid attended.
AirportBut the Turks are not involved with just the Port of Mogadishu.Travellers arriving in Mogadishu by air are greeted by the seafront Aden Abdulle International Airport, which has been renovated and modernised using Turkish technology. It is also being managed by Turkish company, Favori LLC.In October 2019, a mission led by Gamal Mohamed Hassan, Somalia’s minister for Planning, Investment and Economic Development, visited Ankara, Turkey, and met investors united under the Turkey-Somali Business Council.The council’s head, Ahmet Sami Isler, told the media, “We, as Turkish businesspeople, are ready to give all contributions to utilise the resources of Somalia for the country’s economy.”Turkish media giant, Daily Sabah, then reported that Somalia has earned special status, and that many projects on rural development, health, micro-macro enterprises and security have been carried out by Turkish businessmen and state agencies.Somali Minister Hassan stated, “We had excellent technical meetings with the Turkish delegation. This is a very good platform and mechanism to take stock of our economic and trade relations with Turkey.”
Other projectsIn 2011, Turkey’s then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said his country injected aid into Somalia following a crippling famine.Mr Erdogan said the country also helped build roads and fisheries in Somalia, and sent a large number of Turkish experts to assist with capacity building.The Turks have also helped train Somalia’s special forces known as Danab, and have an military base in Mogadishu as well as the largest diplomatic mission in Africa in Mogadishu.
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By Matt Spetalnick, Steve Holland, Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab government to set aside hostilities … Continued
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By David K. LiFriday October 23, 2020The Minneapolis Third Police Precinct is set on fire on May 28, 2020 during a third night of protests following the death of George Floyd.Carlos Gonzalez / Star Tribune via Getty Images
Federal prosecutors charged a far-right extremist in connection with a shooting at a Minneapolis police station during protests sparked by George Floyd’s killing, authorities said Friday.
Ivan Harrison Hunter, a 26-year-old apparent member of the “Boogaloo Bois,” was charged with one count of rioting after his arrest Wednesday in San Antonio, according to a statement by federal prosecutors based in Minneapolis.
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Protesters, calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism, flooded the streets of Minneapolis and many other cities across America following the videotaped killing of Floyd on May 25.
Federal agents say they have seen tape that allegedly shows Hunter firing “13 rounds from an AK-47 style semiautomatic rifle into the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building” on the night of May 28, according to a statement by federal prosecutors.
“At the time of the shooting there were other individuals believed to be looters still inside the building,” the statement said. “Law enforcement recovered from the scene discharged rifle casings consistent with an AK-47 style firearm.”
Hunter’s association with the “Boogaloo Bois” was uncovered during an investigation of Steven Carrillo, a fellow “Boogaloo” member who has been charged with two murders in California, authorities said.
Some of Hunter’s Facebook communications with Carrillo appear to have come in between two murders of law enforcement officers Carrillo has been charged with, allegedly a part of the group’s efforts to co-opt protests and kickstart a civil war, according to records released by law enforcement.
Carrillo is accused of ambushing two Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies on June 6, killing Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, then scrawling the word “Boog” on the hood of a car in blood before he was detained.
The law enforcement records show Hunter sent a message to Carrillo saying “Boog.” Carrillo simply responded “did,” followed by “in hide mode.”
Carrillo has also been accused of the May 29 slaying of David Patrick Underwood, a member of the Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service who was guarding a U.S. courthouse in Oakland.
A person who answered the family’s phone in Boerne, Texas, declined comment. It wasn’t immediately clear on Friday if Hunter had retained a criminal defense lawyer.
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Mogadishu – As Somalia prepares to hold elections, the United Nations today highlighted the need to ensure the country’s political space remains open, allowing for a diversity of voices and views to be expressed as part of the democratic process. To achieve this, freedom of expression, opinion, and assembly must be protected.
“A vibrant political space is one that permits and encourages the participation of all segments of society – individual citizens, the media, civil society, public institutions, and political parties, among others. A democratic society must allow different viewpoints on political issues to be expressed openly, free from restriction or harassment,” said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan.
“Somalia has made progress on governance reforms in recent years, and now it is imperative to expand political space further as the country prepares for elections. It is particularly important that the voices of historically marginalized groups be heard,” he added. “Democracy is more than the holding of elections; it also means ensuring a country’s political space allows for the participation of all in public life.”
The United Nations in Somalia notes that freedom of expression, opinion, and assembly are core democratic values enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Provisional Constitution of Somalia.
The United Nations stands ready to work with Somali authorities and civil society to protect and expand Somalia’s political space.
Kooxda Real Madrid ayaa marti u Barcelona oo ay wada ciyaarayaan kulan ka tirsan wareegga 7-aad ee La Ligaha
Barca waxa ay kulankaas galayaan iyaga oo ku jira booska 9-aad halka Real ay ku jiraan booska sedexaad balse Barca laba kulan ayaa u baaqatay halka Real-na ay u baaqatay hal .
Labada koox ayaa kulanakan galaya iyadoo kulankii wareeggii hore ee La Ligaha ay la kulmeen guul darro ka kala qabsatay Catefa iyo Cadiz.
Xogta Labada koox : Real waxa ay Barcelona La Ligaha ku wajaheen 180 jeer , Real ayaa badisay 73 halka ay qasaareen 72 jeer waxa ayna bar bar dhac galeen 35 kulan
* Real waxa ay ku guuleysteen in Barca ka dhaliyaan 288 gool halka Barcelona iyana ay sameeyeen mid taas la mid ah .
* Messi ayaa ah gool dhaliyaha taariikhiga ee labada koox ee La Ligaha waxa uuna ku leeyahay 18 gool.
* Inkastoo Real ku badan tahay dhanka guusha , hadana waxa ay Barcelona ka badiyeen kaliya 5 jeer oo qeyb ka ah 20 kulan kuwaasi oo yimid tobankii sano ee ugu dambeeyay , waxa ayna Barca badiyeen 10 jeer halka 5 jeerna ay galeen bar bar dhac
* Waxaa xusid mudan in Real badiyeen kulankii ugu dambeeyay La Ligaha ee xilli ciyaareedkii hore waqtigaas oo ay laba gool ku badiyeen .
Tababaraha Ronald Koeman ayaa soo saaray Liiska xiddigaha uu kaga hor tagi doono kooxda Real Madrid kulanka horyaalka La Liga.
Daafaca Jordi Alba ayaa ku soo laabtay liiska kadib markii uu ka soo laabtay dhaawac uu muddo kaga maqnaa kooxdiisa.
Goolhaye Marc-Andre ter Stegen ayaa wali ka maqan Barcelona laakiin Koeman ayaa soo xushay xiddigaha kale ee taamka u ah.
Sidoo kale waxa Liiska ka maqan xiddigaha Matheus Fernandes & Samuel Umtiti kuwaas oo uuna Koeman adeegsan karin kulanka.
Hadaba Halkan Kaga Bogo Liiska uu Ronald Keoman Soo xushay:
Tababaraha Kooxda Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane ayaa soo saaray Liiska xiddigaha uu kaga hor tagayo kooxda Barcelona Horyaalka La Liga.
Tababare Zidane ayaa Liiska ku soo daray kabtankiisa Sergio Ramos kaas oo dhaawac ka soo kabsaday kuna soo laabtay tababarka kooxdiisa.
Tababaraha ayaa soo xushay xiddigaha ugu muhiimsan kooxdiisa marka laga reebo xiddigihii dhaawaca kaga maqnaa ee hore.
Several photos circulating in various WhatsApp groups show arrests taking place at construction sites in Oran, where many migrants work and sometimes even sleep. In both cases, the arrested people were taken to a detention center and then taken by bus or truck to the border with Niger and left in the middle of the desert. Jacques (not his real name), who is also from Cameroon, has been living in Algeria for the last eight years: On October 7, the police came to my home in Oran. I had my papers, and so did the person I was with, so they left us. But then they went to the neighbor’s house. She had misplaced her papers. They did not give her time to look for them; they just took her away. Now she’s in the desert [Editor’s note: at the border]. Sometimes it does not matter whether you have papers or not; the police do not distinguish.
They do not deport people from Cameroon or Mali or many places back to their homeland. Authorities are just bringing them to the desert on the border with Niger. But why should these people ever stay in Niger? Or go back to their countries of origin? Here in Algeria they have their lives; they have work. So many people pay exorbitant fees to be smuggled back to cities in Algeria.
When there was a wave of arrests, people panicked. The authorities know everything; where “blacks” live, where “blacks” work. So we do not go out, we send each other messages on WhatsApp about what is going on outside and we wait. We’re used to it. It’s always the same story.
Another man, Soufiane (not his real name), who did not tell us what his nationality is, contacted observers on October 12 from Oran’s detention center. A few days later, he was brought to the border between Algeria and Niger and sent our team a video showing several men stranded in the desert. He said he was in Tamanrasset without food and without any way to return to Oran.
Screengrab of the video sent to us by one of our observers, who was brought to the Nigerian border and left in the desert.
Similar arrests documented since 2016
Over the past few weeks, Algerian authorities have carried out feuds arresting migrants in Oran as well as Tlemcen, Algiers, Blida, Boumerdès, Tipaza, Zeralda, Sétif and Annaba, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) dated 9 October. . Some were arrested at home, others on the street, others at their workplace.
HRW estimates that Algeria has deported more than 3,400 migrants from at least 20 different nationalities to Niger, including 430 children and 240 women since early September. According to the NGO, this brings the total number of deportations to Niger over 16,000 by 2020. Just over half of the deported there are actually from Niger.
Between 2016 and 2018, the JowharObservers team documented several waves of arrests targeting people from West and Central Africa.
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Fouad Hassam, an activist with the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH), says these deportations were suspended in 2019 with the Hirak protest movements and then again in 2020 with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“But now they can justify their behavior because they say the number of Covid-19 cases is falling in the country,” he says.
He’s worried that people do not care what happens.
“In 2018, NGOs followed what happened and were able to respond when these mass arrests took place. Today, no one is talking about what is happening.”
‘Official’ and ‘unofficial’ convoys
Moctar Dan Yaye, head of communications and public relations for Alarm Phone Sahara, an organization that helps migrants trapped in the desert, says these expulsions can be extremely dangerous and that sometimes people get lost in the harsh, disorienting landscape: There are official convoys transporting people from Niger back to their country, and unofficial convoys transporting people of different nationalities back to Niger. These people are then handed over in the middle of the desert. Often they are brought there at night or early in the morning. Then they can see a light in the distance. It is the first village on the Niger side, Assamaka. This is where they’re going. There find the people who work with the International Organization for Migration [Editor’s note: IOM, the UN’s migration agency], which helps organize voluntary repatriation.
Some refuse to go to Assamaka and instead try to return to Algeria. It does not matter what choice they make; some get lost. That’s why we patrol. When I was in Assamaka in January, I saw the grave of an immigrant. I do not know when he died. It is impossible to have statistics on the number of people who died when they got lost in the desert.
This Facebook post from NGO Alarm Phone Sahara (as translated from French) explains that Algeria is still carrying out mass deportations of migrants to Niger. This post mentions a group of people who had been deported from Algeria who arrived in the border city of Assamaka, Niger on October 8, 2020. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned Algerian human rights violations in their treatment of these migrants.
On 1 October, Algerian Interior Minister Kamel Beldjoud announced a new national strategy to combat undocumented migration “in strict compliance with international conventions and treaties signed by Algeria, in particular those concerning respect for human rights and the dignity of migrants”.
Algeria is working with the IOM, and the minister claimed it would ensure that “all the right conditions” would be met during repatriation operations. In a notable example, he quoted that there would be “creation of residential centers, restaurants, transportation and medical care”.
Niger and Algeria have had an agreement on the deportation of people from Niger back to the country since 2014. However, the agreement does not concern the deportation of people from other countries in West or Central Africa. In 2018, Niger asked Algeria in vain to stop deporting people who are not Nigerian citizens to their country.
This article was written by Maëva Poulet.
Madaxweynaha Maraykanka Donald Trump ayaa ku dhowaaqay in Sudan iyo Israel ay oggolaadeen inay caadi ka dhigtaan xiriirkooda.
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Prosopis julifora is a tree dreaded across the Horn of Africa. Prosopis has the ability to outcompete other trees and vegetation, deplete water sources and take over large areas, which would otherwise have been home to trees and vegetation preferred by local people.
“This invasive species generates severe impacts. It is reducing the availability of grazing land, farming land, and water for both pastoral and agropastoral populations,” says Stella Keino, Natural Resource Management Associate for FAO in Somalia.
The tree produces pods that livestock feed on when grazing. Although this contributes to nourishing animals, it also feeds the problem of prosopis spreading further. “Livestock consume the pods which are full seeds. These seeds remain intact in the animals’ digestive system and their droppings basically plant new generations of the tree wherever the animals move,” adds Keino. This includes livestock migration routes being blocked off by the spread of these fast-growing trees that form dense thickets and make passage very difficult.
Because of its hardiness, thorns and aggressive nature, local people see prosopis mostly as a threat to livestock-related livelihoods. But the tables have now turned thanks to the United Nations Joint Programme on Youth Employment project called “Supporting communities in Somaliland to ‘make prosopis make money’ through cash for work and small business development”, funded by Sweden, Denmark and Italy.
The project was implemented by FAO and the local non-governmental organization the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) to create entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for vulnerable women and youth through the effective management and utilization of prosopis pods in Baki, Berbera, Burao and Odweyne districts of Somaliland.
“Our research showed that processing pods into animal feed supplements and turning the trees into charcoal for domestic energy was a hidden opportunity to turn the prosopis menace into a valuable resource,” says Sadia Ahmed, PENHA country director. “Importantly, processing prosopis will also contribute to control its spread. When the pods are milled to produce feed, the crushed seeds no longer spread the tree,” added Sadia Ahmed.
The project aimed to engage and uplift small-scale traders in the region through these innovative activities and establish livestock feed processing cooperatives.
A valuable resource
With the support of PENHA, FAO raised awareness on how the species can be turned into a valuable resource by providing training on its management and utilization.
Hundreds of jobless women and youth were employed. They were provided with tools to manage the invading prosopis trees and earned money through the cash-for-work programme. People who used to see prosopis as a useless tree species that only displaced productive trees and vegetation, realized its many economic possibilities, and learned how to control its spread across vital grazing lands.
“The project has helped many unemployed people like me by providing an income that we didn’t have before. Thanks to this activity, we were able to pay some debts here and there, and managed to purchase a few things,” says Abdullahi Abdi, one of the cash-for-work beneficiaries in Odweyne district.
The laborious work carried out in the heat of the bush managed to reduce prosopis ground cover area by 2.1 km squared. This work has opened up space for other valuable vegetation preferred by local livestock.
“We cleared the prosopis and now expect other trees to grow in its place. We would love to do it again so that we earn an income from it while we pave the way for other trees to grow,” says Abdullahi. In some areas, trees were uprooted and replaced by other non-invasive trees; in other areas such as rangelands, prosopis trees were cleared to allow grass to grow.
Through the management and utilization of prosopis, the locals have also been able to spare other trees, in particular the prized Acacia trees, which they used to burn for charcoal as their main source of fuel. This has helped reduce the environmentally destructive effects of charcoal burning.
A tool to withstand drought and boost animal production
A total of 3 200 people benefited from the project, 2 480 people took part through the cash for work scheme, 570 people through unconditional cash transfers, and 100 traders and 50 representatives from local universities were trained on the uses and value of the tree’s by-products.
As an immediate result, local people were able to use the milled pods for both animal and human consumption during the dry season, enabling them to better withstand the impacts of drought.
Moreover, animals yielded more meat and milk in the dry season when they consumed prosopis by products. This decreased reliance on animal feeds and foodstuffs purchased from local markets has increased people’s savings.
Women and youth have particularly benefited from the new business opportunities related to prosopis. Through the utilization of prosopis products, nine cooperative groups were established, out of which five have been able to make their businesses profitable and self-sustaining. “Local women’s associations have proved to be effective actors in spreading awareness and establishing commercial activities that utilize prosopis,” says Keino.
Local people who have long feared and dreaded this alien tree species have now developed a better understanding of it, and see the potential to make good use of prosopis to enhance and sustain rural livelihoods affected by drought and climate change.
“The prosopis tree has turned from a useless tree to a tree with many uses, something that had never crossed our minds,” says Abdullahi happily.
The work to maximize prosopis opportunities continues through the joint FAO-WFP Resilience Initiative funded by Canada. Through this Initiative, two fodder processing facilities were built in 2019 in Beerato and Ceelxume village. “They will accommodate a variety of fodder processing machines to process prosopis pods into animal feed, including heavy duty hammer mills, feed choppers, mixer and pellet machines and feed block formation machines,” says Abdideeq Yusuf, Animal Health Officer, FAO.
One-hundred and twenty people from Beerato village have collected and dried 3.6 tonnes of prosopis pods, which will be processed between September and November 2020. This quantity of pods, when mixed with other feed ingredients, is sufficient to feed 1 000 small ruminants (sheep or goats) for one month. They will also participate in capacity building activities on prosopis animal feed production, leading to the increased production and utilization of the plant.
Somaliland parliamentary delegation headed up by the First Deputy Speaker of House of Reps. arrived in Kampala, Ugandan capital and started and 8 days working visit.
Yasin Ali Ayanle is accompanied by the chairs of the foreign relations committee, Ahmed Abdi Kijandhe, head of environment committee, Mohamed Yusuf Wabeye, deputy head of foreign relations committee, Abdiasis Ismail Du’ale and the House of Reps. Secretary, Abdirisak Said Ayanle.
The parliament delegation will participate ground breaking ceremony of the Atiak Sugar Factory by the prominent Tycoon, Amina Hersi Moghe on the 22th October. Somaliland Delegation will hold meetings with different officials of the Ugandan Government and other parties as well.
Muqdisho:-Dowladda India ayaa sheegtay in 33 muwaadiniin ah oo u dhashay dalkaas ay afduub ku haysato shirkad Soomaaliyeed oo fadhigeedu yahay magaalada Muqdisho ee caasimada Soomaaliya.
Guddiga sare ee India ee dalka Kenya ayaa sheegay inay xiriir la sameeyeen dowladda federaalka Soomaaliya, si loo soo bad-baadiyo loona soo daayo dadkaas.
Waxay sidoo kale sheegeen inay xiriir joogto ah la leeyihiin shaqaalaha, si ay u siiyaan kaalmo kasta oo ay u baahan yihiin.
“Waxaan xiriir joogto ah la leenahay dowladda Soomaaliya, si 33-ka qof ee Hindida ah loo soo bad-baadiyo. Wasaaradda Arrimaha Dibedda Soomaaliya ayaa noo xaqiijisay inay ka shaqeyneyso sidii dadkaas ay deg deg ugu soo laaban lahaayeen India,” ayaa lagu yiri qoraal guddiga uu soo dhigay barta twitter-ka.
Rajesh Mani oo u dhaq-dhaqaaqa arrimaha bulshada ayaa sheegay in 33-ka qof oo ahaa shaqaale, islamarkaana 25 ka mid ah ay kasoo jeedaan gobolka Uttar Pradesh, ay shirkad Soomaali ah ku haysato Muqdisho muddo sideed bilood ah.
Sida uu sheegay Mani, dadkan ayaa shirkadda Soomaalida ah ku biiray 10 bilood ka hor, markii ay ka heleen qandaras shaqo. Waxa uu yiri in labadii bil ee ugu horrreysay loola dhaqmay si wanaagsan, hase yeeshee sideeddii bilood ee dambe aan la siin mushaharkooda.
Markii ay dalbadeen mushaharkooda ayuu sheegay in laga qaatay baasabooradooda, loogu hanjabay in la toogan doono, laguna qasbay inay shaqeeyaan,wuxuuna ntaas ku daray inay ku dhex nool yihiin warshad ay leedahay shirkadda.
Dhanka kale lama shaacin magaca shirkadda dadkan ay u afduuban yihiin, iyo sababta loo haysto midna.