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VIDEO Two Suspects Arrested Over Dusit...





Two prime suspects have been arrested as detectives swing into action following the terror attack at the DusitD2 complex on 14 Riverside Drive, Nairobi. The Tuesday attack left at least 14 people dead and scoresinjured. The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said the suspects were arrested in Eastleigh and Ruaka estates where one of the attackers lived.
“The suspects are providing good information on the incident. They were in contact with the slain men,” he said. He added that they are hunting for more suspects into the incident. Investigators who had visited the Muchatha home of one of the slain terrorists said they recovered bomb-making material.
One bomb that had been assembled half way was disabled and carried away. Police said they expected to find more materials. It is believed the terrorists were caught up with time in their mission. “We understand they had been visiting and inspecting the site for some time but given what we have gathered, they were caught up with time,” said another official.
This came as teams of detectives are being assembled and sent to various places to investigate the incident and bring to book all those involved. The teams visited the National Transport and Safety Authority officesamong other agencies. Others visited the police control room at Jogoo House for data on the movements of the car that was used to ferry the terrorists to the site while others visited apartments near Dusit complex to check if there would be more suspects hiding there.
Foreign agents joined the teams investigating the attack at the site of the incident picking up samples for testing. They concluded preliminary findings showing the AK47 rifles used in the attack may have originatedfrom Somalia. It is not clear how they were brought into the country. The grenades used in the attack were also taken for analysis. It is believed the gang had been residing in a house in Ruaka, Kiambu for months where they planned the attack.





Is Nicholas Haysom A Victim Of U.S. ‘...






It was September 2010, when the then US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, revealed the Obama administration’s US foreign policy towards Somalia, the “dual track approach.” In the first track, the United States would support the then Transitional Federal Government (TFG), and in the second track, the US will engage with the “governments” in Somaliland, Puntland, and other regional or clan entities that existed in Somalia.
However, the approach was faced with mixed reactions among Somalis and international political commentators arguing that the policy was not only a threat to the country’s sovereignty but also contradicted itself by supporting the TFG that unified the Somali clans with over 500 members of Parliament that was considered inclusive and representative all regions and clans (seats distributed along tribal lines) and at the same time working with the self-administered clan-based authorities lacking any established accountability and transparency measures.
In a nutshell, the policy was based on engaging diplomatically and economically any and all Somali political actors, armed or unarmed, as long as those entities are not supporting the extremist group al-Shabaab regardless of whether they were opposed or proponents of the Transitional Federal Government.
With the strong political connotation, the “dual track approach” carries the use of the term which had disappeared from official US lexicon since the election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the president of Somalia in 2012. Still, the policy seems to have been borrowed and employed by the rest of the international partners and neighbors that supported Somalia’s recovery towards a bright, secure and stable future.





VIDEO laba la tuhmi oo loo qabtay...





Laba tuhmane oo ayaa loo xiray iyada oo baarayaashu ay ficil-galinayaan kadib weerarkii argaggixisanimo ee dhismaha DusitD2 ee 14 Riverside Drive, Nairobi. Weerarkii Talaadada dhacay ugu yaraan 14 qof ayaa ku  dhintey isla markaana ahaa mid la qorsheeyey. Agaasimaha Waaxda Baarista Dambiyada George Kinoti ayaa sheegay in tuhmanayaasha lagu qabtay xeryaha Eastleigh iyo Ruaka halkaas oo mid ka mid ah kuwii weerarka soo qaaday uu ku noolaa.
“Tuhmanayaasha ayaa bixinaya macluumaad wanaagsan oo ku saabsan dhacdada. Waxay la xiriireen rag la dilay, “ayuu yiri. Waxa uu intaa ku daray in ay ugaarsadaan dad badan oo la tuhunsan yahay dhacdada. Baarayaasha oo booqday guriga Muchatha ee ka mid ah kuwa argagixisada la dilay ayaa sheegay in ay dib u heleen bam-sameynta.
Mid ka mid ah bambooyinka la soo ururiyey nus ahaan waa la kala furfuray oo la qaaday. Bilayska ayaa sheegay in ay filayaan in ay helaan agab badan. Waxaa la aaminsan yahay in argagixisada la qabsaday waqtigooda xilkooda. “Waxaan fahamsanahay inay booqdeen oo ay baaritaan ku sameynayeen goobta muddo wakhti ah, laakiin waxaan siinnay wixii aan soo uruurinay, waxa la qabsaday waqti,” ayuu yiri sarkaal kale.
Tani waxay timid markii kooxihii baaritaannada la ururiyay laguna diro meelo kala duwan si ay u baaraan dhacdada una keenaan dhammaanba wixii ku lug leh.
Kooxuhu waxay booqdeen Hay’adaha Qaran ee Gaadiidka iyo Ammaanka ee hay’adaha kale. Qaar kale ayaa booqday qolka kontoroolka bilayska ee Jogo House si ay xog uga helaan dhaqdhaqaaqyada baabuurta loo adeegsan jiray in ay bakhtiiyaan argagixisada goobta iyo kuwa kale waxay booqdeen guryo u dhow xerada Dusit si ay u hubiyaan in ay jiraan dad badan oo lagu tuhunsan yahay.
Wakiilada ajnebiga ah ayaa ku biiray kooxaha baaraya weerarka goobta goobta dhacdada ka soo qaadday shaybaarka si loo baaro.
Waxay soo gabagabeeyeen natiijooyinka hordhaca ah ee muujinaya qoriga AK47 ee loo isticmaalo weerarka laga yaabo inay asal ahaan ka soo jeedaan Soomaaliya. Ma cadda sida ay u soo galeen dalka.
Bam gacmeedyada loo adeegsaday weerarka ayaa sidoo kale loo qaaday baaritaan. Waxaa la rumeysan yahay in burcaddu ay ku noolayd guri ku yaal Ruaka, Kiambu muddo bilo ah oo ay qorsheynayeen weerarka.
Taliyaha Ciidanka Booliska dalka Kenya Joseph Boinnet ayaa warbaahinta u xaqiijiyay in hadda ay hayaan meydadka 21 qof oo uu ku jiro Askari Boolis ah oo ka tirsanaa Ciidankii loogu tala galay sugitaanka Ammaanka goobta uu weerarku ka dhacay.
“Waxaan dooneynaa in aan xaqiijino in Caawa lix mayd oo kale ayaa laga helay goobtii la weeraray, hal askari oo bilays ah ayaa si lama filaan ah ugu geeriyooday dhaawacyadiisa,”ayuu u sheegay wariyeyaasha Mr Boinett.
Waxaa uu sheegay Ilaa iyo haatan in la la’yahay 19 qof, islamarkaana ay wali waddaan baaritaano.
Taliyaha ayaa xusay in dadka dhintay ay ahaayeen 16 Kenyaan ah, hal British ah, hal Ameerikaana,islamarkaana dhalashada saddexda soo hartay aan weli la xaqiijin.





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Xooghaayaha bugta ah ee cumar faaruuq...





Wasaaradda Warfaafinta Puntland ayaa ka mamnuucday Cumar Faaruuq Cismaan oo sheegta inuu yahay xoghayaha ururka Saxafiyiinta Soomaaliyeed uu ku qabto wax shir ah ama tababar ah magaalada Garoowe ee caasimadda Puntland.
Wareegto ka soo baxday wasaaradda Warfaafinta Puntland kuna saxiixan yahay Cabdi Xirsi Cali (Qarjab) oo ah wasiirka wasaaraddaasi ayaa lagu sheegay in Cumar Faaruuq uusan ogolaansho ka haysan dowladda Puntland sidaasi darteedna qaban karin wax shir ama tababar ah.
Cumar Faaruuq ayaa gaaray shalay magaalada Garowe mana jirto illaa iyo hadda wax jawaab ah oo uu ka bixiyay amarka lagu soo rogay.





Sharcigu Muxuu Ka Qabaa In Madaxweynuhu...





Sharcigu Muxuu Ka Qabaa In Madaxweynuhu Kala Diro Golayaash Deegaanka Dalka?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FopnSewFo4





Wasiirka Ku Xigeenka Maaliyadda oo...





Wasiirka Ku Xigeenka Maaliyadda oo Kormeeray Kastamada Wajaale iyo Kala Baydh.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFZuGMjCJEY





Madaxweynaha JFS oo ka qeyb galay...





 Madaxweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya Mudane Maxamed Cabdullaahi Farmaajo iyo wafdi uu hoggaaminayo ayaa ka qayb-galay xafladda caleemasaarka Madaxweynaha cusub ee Dowlad Goboleedka Koonfur Galbeed, Mudane Cabdicasiis Xasan Maxamed (Lafta Gareen).
Madaxweyne Farmaajo ayaa u hambalyeeyey Madaxweynaha cusub ee Koonfur Galbeed, isaga oo kula dardaarmay in uu kasoo dhalaalo himilooyinka ay ka sugayaan bulshada Koonfur Galbeed, gaar ahaan dhinacyada amniga iyo nabadeeynta.
Madaxweynaha ayaa adkeeyey muhiimadda uu leeyahay xiriirka Dowlad Goboleedyada iyo Dowladda Dhexe, isagoona hoosta ka xarriiqay in loo baahan yahay wadashaqayn buuxda, si loo ilaaliyo qarannimada iyo sharafka shacabka Soomaaliyeed.
Madaxweyne Farmaajo ayaa shacabka Koonfur Galbeed iyo hay’adaha amniga ku boorriyey in ay si dhaw ula shaqeeyaan Madaxweynaha cusub si loo gaaro himilada Dowlad Goboleedka iyo guud ahaan tan ummadda Soomaaliyeed.
Xafladda caleemasaarka ayaa waxa ka soo qayb-galay madax ka socotay goleyaasha Dowladda Federaalka iyo Dowlad Goboleedyada dalka, duubabka dhaqanka, Xildhibaanno iyo Wasiirro heer Federaal iyo heer Dowlad Goboleed, wufuud ka socotay Urur-Goboleedka IGAD, Dowladda Itoobiya iyo Jamhuuriyadda aan walaalaha nahay ee Turkiga.
Madaxweyne Farmaajo oo caawa u hoyanaya magaalada Baydhabo ayaa kulamo xog wareysi iyo wadatashi ah la yeelan doona madaxda iyo qeybaha kala duwan ee bulshada Koonfur Galbeed, si uu ugu kuur galo xaaladda nolaleed iyo midda amni ee deegaannadaas.
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Madaxweyne farmaajo oo beydhabo lagu...





 
Madaxweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya  Maxamed C/llaahi Farmaajo iyo Wafdi Ballaaran oo uu hoggaaminayo ayaa goor dhow gaaray magaalada Baydhabo,si ay uga qeybgalaan Caleema saarka Madaxweyaha K/Galbeed.
Waxaa ku so dhaweeyay garoonka diyaaradaha magaaladaasi Madaxweynaha Koonfur Galbeed iyo mas’uuliyiin kale oo isugu jira heer Federaal iyo heer dowlad goboleed iyo qeybaha kaladuwan ee bulshada magaaladaasi.
Wafdiga ayaa loo galbiyay goobta ay ka dhacayso munaasabadda caleema saarka madaxweyne C/casiis Maxamed Xasan Laftagareen,halkaasi oo ay ku sugan yihiin guddoomiyaha Golaha Shacabka,iyo madax kale.
Amaanka magaalada Baydhabo ayaa siweyn loo adkeeyey,inta ay socoto munaasabadda caleema saarka,iyadoo la arkayay ciidamada amniga dowladda oo ku guda jira gudashada waajibaadkoodi oo la xiriira xaqiijinta amniga.





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The development relates to bloody clashes in the West African nation that claimed a reported 3,000 lives following the 2010 election in which current President Alassane Ouattara defeated Mr. Gbagbo.
In June, the Court – which has more than 15 other cases that are either ongoing or yet to commence, including against Mr. Gbagbo’s wife, Simone – overturned the war crimes conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
In a statement, the ICC said that both Mr. Gbagbo and co-defendant Charles Blé Goudé had been acquitted “from all charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 and 2011”, relating to the alleged existence of a “common plan” to keep the former premier in power.
The crimes for which they were being tried included murder, rape and persecution.
The Hague-based court added that the order to release both men could be appealed by the prosecution in a new hearing on Thursday morning.
Ahead of a full statement explaining its decision, it noted that the Prosecutor had “failed to submit sufficient evidence” showing how both men had committed crimes against civilians, “pursuant to or in furtherance of a State or organizational policy”, nor the existence of “patterns of violence” indicative of a “policy to attack a civilian population”.
The ICC statement also explained that the Prosecutor had been unable to show that speeches by each man “constituted ordering, soliciting or inducing the alleged crimes…accordingly, there is no need for the defence to submit further evidence”.
Learn more about the International Criminal Court and how it works.
The Trial Chamber’s decision had been by majority, the ICC added, with Judges Cuno Tarfusser and Geoffrey Henderson in support of the acquittal, and Judge Herrera Carbuccia against.
The court noted that since the trial began in January 2016, some 231 days had been spent hearing the Prosecutor’s evidence and 82 witnesses testified in court and through video link, while thousands of documents had been submitted into evidence, along with “hundreds of motions, requests and decisions”.
After the prosecution’s case was declared closed in June last year, both defendants filed motions for their immediate release, which were heard in October and November 2018.
The ICC was established by the Rome Statute of 1998 to prosecute the worst crimes against humanity, including genocide and war crimes.
The United Nations first acknowledged the need to establish such a court based on international cooperation in December 1948, with General Assembly resolution 260, which adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
After the International Law Commission was invited to study the “desirability and possibility” of setting up the court, a draft statute was drawn up in 1951, but not completed until 1998.
At this point, the General Assembly convened the UN Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, which was held in Rome, Italy, from 15 June to 17 July 1998, “to finalize and adopt a convention on the establishment of an international criminal court”.
 





Madaxweynaha Kenya oo ka hadlay...






Madaxweynaha Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta ayaa sheegay in lasoo afjaray howlgalka ka dhanka ah weerarka lagu qaaday hoteelka DusitD2 oo ku yaalla galbeedka magaalada Nairobi.
Kenyatta wuxuu sheegay in 14 qof ay ku dhinteen weerarka.
Wuxaa kale oo uu intaa ku daray  madaxweynuhu in la laayay dadkii weerarka soo qaaday.
Madaxweynaha Kenya ayaa amaanay sida degdeg ah ay laamaha ammaanka Kenya uga falceliyeen weerarkaas.
Al-Shabaab ayaa sheegtay mas’uuliyadda weerarkaas,iyaga oo sheegay inay ku dileen dad farabadan.





Askari Mooto Bajaajle iqaad Darteed...






War Goordhow somalisan ka soo gaaray Isgoyska Howlawaag ee Gobolka Banaadir ayaa sheegaya in halkaasi Askari ka tirsanaa Ciidamada dowlada Soomaaliya uu ku dilay Darawal Mooto Bajaajle ahaa.
Goobjoogayaal ayaa waxa ay sheegeen in dilkan uu yimid kadib markii Askariga uu darawalka Mootoolaha uu ka dalbaday in uu qaado,hayeeshee uu diiday,kadibna dhowr xabadood ku ku dhuftay,isla goobtiina uu ku geeriyooday Darawalkii Mooto bajaajlaha ahaa.
Ciidamo ka tirsan kuwa Booliska Soomaaliya oo xiliga dilka u dhacayay ku sugaa meel ku dhow Isgoyska ayaa tegay  goobta,iyagoo halkaasi ka qaaday Meydka Darawalka Mooto Bajaajta waday.
Askariga ka tirsanaa Ciidamada dowlada Soomaaliya ee falkan geystay ayaa waxaa la sheegay in durbo goobta uu ka baxsaday.
Magaalada Muqdisho ayaa waxaa marar qaarkood ka dhaca dilalka loo geysto Darawada wada Mooto Bajaajta,kuwaasi oo inta badan ay u geystaan Askarta ka tirsan Ciidamada dowlada Soomaaliya.





Gunmen Kill 15 In Kenya Hotel Compound...






Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab.Eight hours after the assault began at Nairobi’s upscale 15 Riverside Drive complex, a burst of gunfire was heard in the area, suggesting the situation was not yet under control.
Scores of people were still hiding inside the complex, a security source said. A mortuary worker told Reuters around midnight (2100 GMT) that 14 people were killed in the attack. Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i had said at 11 p.m. that all buildings had been secured and scores of people evacuated from the scene. But he did not comment on the attackers’ whereabouts and said security forces were still “mopping up”. An hour after he spoke, the gunfire rang out. The power in the hotel was out, a Reuters journalist at the scene said.
Nairobi is a major expatriate hub, and the compound targeted contained offices of various international companies, in an echo of a deadly 2013 assault on a Nairobi shopping centre in the same neighbourhood: “The main door of the hotel was blown open and there was a human arm in the street severed from the shoulder,” said Serge Medic, the Swiss owner of a security company who ran to the scene to help when he heard of the attack from his taxi driver.
Medic, who was armed, entered the building with a policeman and two soldiers, he said, but they came under fire and retreated. An unexploded grenade lay in the lobby, he said: “One man said he saw two armed men with scarves on their head and bandoliers of bullets,” Medic told Reuters, as gunfire echoed in the background. Kenya has often been targeted by Al-Shabaab, who killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping centre in 2013 and nearly 150 students at Garissa university in 2015. Al Shabaab says its attacks are revenge for Kenyan troops stationed inside Somalia, which has been riven by civil war since 1991.
More than six hours after Tuesday’s attack began, many office workers were still holed up inside the complex as officers escorted small groups to safety, some with their hands in their air. Foreign security advisors at the site scrambled to make sure their clients were safe. Kenyan police chief Joseph Boinnet said the attack began around 3 pm with an explosion targeting cars outside a bank followed by a detonation from a suicide bomber in the hotel lobby. As he spoke, a Reuters reporter on the scene reported heavy gunfire, then an explosion shortly afterwards.
CCTV footage showed three attackers dressed in black running across the parking lot at 3:30 p.m. shortly followed by a fourth. At least two of the men were wearing green scarves in the close-up footage. One appeared to be wearing a green belt with grenades in it. Two Kenyans in their early 30’s working with governance consultants Adam Smith International were among the dead, a family member said. Both had young families, she said. A Spanish national was among the injured, a Spanish diplomat told Reuters.
Kenya is a base for hundreds of diplomats, aid workers, businessmen and others operating around east Africa. The Australian embassy is across the road from the compound of the attack.





Somali Receives Special Delegation From...






Somali Minister of Finance Dr. Abdirahman Beileh has welcomed into the country a delegation from World Bank. In a Twitter post, the Minister said he held discussion with the World Bank officials in his Mogadishu office on economic development.
“I received a delegation from the World Bank headed by Mr Nirja Verma, the World Bank’s Representative in East Africa, Mr Hugh Riddle, the World Bank’s Representative in Somalia and other members in the office. We have discussed on economic development and other related issues” said Dr. Beileh. The delegation’s visit to the country and engagement with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) on issues of economic development, is a positive sign towards rebuilding the country’s financial sector.
The FGS has made efforts to put in place credible financial systems and lobbied for a waiver of debts owed to international financial institutions. Since the collapse of the Siad Barre led central government in 1991, Somalia has raised funds to run government activities and institutions through third parties. Waiver of the country’s debt will enable it to stand on its own and to get funds directly from the world’s financial institutions.





Somali ku geeriyootay weerarkii Nairobi...






Wiilashaan waa Soomaalida Kenya Waxaa la ii sheegay in la kala yiraahda Cabdala Daahir iyo Faysal Daahir.
Inkastoo lagu dilay qeybta maqaayada Hotelka oo ay ku dhinteen waloow la sheegay inaysan aheen Walaalo Laakiin ayna ka  mid yihiin dadka daga degmada Wajeer oo ka tirsan Gobolka N.F.Dee Kenya gumeysato
Cabdala iyo Faysal magacyada aabahooda ayaa kulmay Iyadoo weli rasaas goos goos ah laga maqlaa Hotelka Gudihiisa waabarigii saaka Waxaa ku hareesan Ciidamada Qalabka ee Kala duban.





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Meet Leila Ali Elmi, the first-ever...





With the rising uncertainty over the status of migrants in many European countries, the election of Somali-born woman as a member of parliament in Sweden is a welcome reprieve for many Somali immigrants in the country.
Leila Ali Elmi has made history as the first Somali and East African woman to be voted into the Riksdag, as the Swedish parliament is known. Running on a Green Party ticket, she will represent the Angered District in Gothenburg. It will not be her first time representing her people as she was a member of the Angered district council since 2014.
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Elmi, who left Somalia in the 1990s, has been living in Sweden’s second largest city, where more than 14,000 Somalis also reside.  Her home district is considered to have one of the highest employment rates and has been constantly referred to as “deprived and isolated.”
Among the things on her priorities is education.
“I come from a suburb and grew up in a suburb, the issue that matters to me is school policy, in the socioeconomically deprived areas it’s pretty bad schools, we have to focus on the school and that’s the question I especially when I enter the Riksdag,” she said.
According to reports, many people considered Elmi an underdog and even referred to her as ‘hidden’ because she was not a popular candidate. Her campaign worked as she connected more with people at the grassroots level.
Elmi now joins the long list of Somali-born political leaders that includes America’s Ilhan Omar, who is hoping to represent Minnesota in the Congress.Illhan Omar…Knight Errant
Omar defeated Rep. Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s fifth congressional district. She also made history as the first Somali legislator in the United States in 2016.
Somali-born Magid Magid also made history for becoming the youngest person to become the mayor of Sheffield. and just like Elmi, he had served as a councillor and later served as deputy mayor before his election.Photo: YouTube





Somalia is Becoming a Pawn in a UAE-...






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Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in Abu Dhabi, April 2017 | Somali Embassy UAE
By Eleanor BeevorIt’s been a breathless few weeks for the Horn of Africa in general, and for Somalia in particular. A historic agreement was signed between Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia to end all hostilities between them. Straight afterwards, Eritrea reconciled with Djibouti. For the first time in decades, it seems that the regional capitals are sincerely ready to make peace, and to build on it. But though this is no doubt good news, it will not solve Somalia’s internal strife. This week, Somalia’s future is looking extremely uncertain. And that is – at least partly - because it has become embroiled in the Gulf crisis that has pitted Qatar against its neighbours.Somalia is meant to be getting ready to take charge of its own security. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was coined as a “peace support” mission in 2007, to help Somali forces oust the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabaab insurgent group from the capital Mogadishu. But its six-month mandate kept being expanded, and a decade later it is still there. It is now comprised of over 21,000 troops from six contributing African nations.Whilst it has been indispensable in pushing back Al Shabaab and in providing some fragile security, it can’t by any standards be thought of as a “support” mission anymore. AMISOM effectively replaced the Somali National Army (SNA) in combatting Al Shabaab. But now, it is talking about winding back its presence in the country.AMISOM wants to withdraw a thousand troops by February 2019, and aims to be handing back all security responsibilities to the SNA and leaving Somalia by 2020 to 2021.There are no guarantees that this will go ahead as planned. Abdullahi Boru, a Somalia analyst, told Al Bawaba:“While Amisom has indicated its withdrawal, the situation in the Horn of Africa has seen sea change over the last few months, that, that decision could be reversed. I am not suggesting anything has been agreed as of yet, but having Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea (which has been accused of supporting Al Shabaab) on side will have a significant impact on the security situation on the ground. At the practical level, withdrawal of troops when the security situation on the ground has not changed will increase the number of attacks by Al Shabaab, and other opportunistic criminal outfits.”// But however AMISOM’s departure eventually pans out, the SNA is still a very long way from ready to assume its duties. The army has been provided with training by a number of countries - including the US, the UK, Turkey, Sudan and Egypt. But each of these militaries has differences, from how to salute to different chains of command. Reassembling the SNA into a coherent unit after it has been trained in myriad different ways will be an uphill struggle.Add to that the fact that the SNA is chronically low on resources. Somali security forces are short of everything from radios to paper and pencils. Their access to weapons is ad hoc, and corruption is rife. How things will look when the SNA assumes control from AMISOM is anybody’s guess, but it’s safe to say that it won’t be easy for them to hold the existing gains made against Al Shabaab.But a bigger security problem could be on the horizon, and it ironically comes from within Somalia’s own government system. In the past few days, five of the country’s federal states, including the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, have severed ties with the Federal Government of President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaajo. The leaders of the states in question say that the move is to put pressure on the government, and push it to meet its goals.Farmaajo’s government is aiming for the country to have its first election with universal suffrage - “One Person, One Vote” - since the decades-long Siad Barre dictatorship. So far, the security situation has rendered this impossible. Farmaajo’s government was elected by a complex system of selection by clan leaders, as a preliminary move towards universal elections. There are a lot of doubts about whether this will be possible within the next two years. But if the government fails, it will be a major blow to its credibility.The problem is that the Somali federal system, and the country’s complex colonial history, means that there is only so much will for unity anyway. States regularly pursue their own agendas, and greater autonomy. And while there are plenty of legitimate grievances to be had with Mogadishu, it’s the country’s inconsistent relationships with the Gulf states that is cleaving the deepest divisions in Somalia right now.Up until last April, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were some of the Farmaajo government’s closest international partners. The UAE was Somalia’s largest trading partner, and Saudi Arabia bought the majority of the livestock that Somalia exports.However, when these two countries led the blockade of Qatar in 2017, they pushed for all countries in the region to sever ties with Doha. But unlike many countries which kept quiet and maintained their links to Doha anyway, Farmaajo seemed to feel the need to openly declare Somalia’s neutrality in the Gulf crisis. (That may have been a gesture of quasi-solidarity with Turkey, which is Somalia’s largest foreign investor).The scene of the horrific October 2017 bombing by Al Shabaab in Mogadishu (AFP)This wasn’t good enough for the blockading states, and relations began to sour. Tensions between Farmaajo’s government and the UAE were already rising due to the latter’s relentless, and divisive port building campaign around the Horn of Africa. The UAE is upsetting Mogadishu by developing its own ports in Somali regions that are striving for autonomy from Somalia. One in Berbera, Somaliland, a self-declared independent state, and the other at Bosaso, in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland.The Federal Government sees this as undermining its authority vis-a-vis the state authorities. And they wouldn’t be wrong to do so – the UAE unsurprisingly likes to deal with state rather than central authorities, which give it a freer hand to pursue its interests.But things came to a head in April this year when an Emirati plane stuffed with $10 million in cash was found on a Mogadishu runway. Whilst the UAE insisted this was for the salaries of the soldiers it was training, the Federal Government didn’t buy it, and assumed the money was for influencing state politicians. The UAE pulled out its training support for the SNA in response, and its relations with Mogadishu are on ice. But Qatar has seemingly rushed in to fill the vacuum the UAE left.Farmaajo was courted with a state visit to Doha a month later, on which Qatar pledged hundreds of millions of dollars worth of aid to Somalia. And there is reason to believe Qatar’s influence is even further reaching. In recent weeks, the Somali intelligence agency NISA sacked a former deputy director for revealing that Al Shabaab had infiltrated the agency. His replacement is the former Al Jazeera bureau chief for Somalia, who is widely suspected to be pushing Qatari interests in his new position.To whatever extent this is true, the suspicion alone is a troubling development for Somali security. One of the key drivers of the current fallout between the striking states and Farmaajo’s Federal Government is disagreement over UAE relations, since federal states have a lot to gain or lose depending on their relationship with it. This is particularly true for the semi-autonomous regions, who are looking to leverage the Gulf conflict for their own interests. Abdullahi Boru added:“Somaliland and Puntland have been vying for control of the Sool and Sanaag regions because of their strategic link to the Gulf of Aden to the Ethiopian border. The increase of interest from the Gulf Countries post their fall out, has embolden the devolved authorities.”Equally, the UAE is proving itself adept at circumventing Mogadishu’s rule by dealing directly with state authorities. If Qatar is suspected of having too much influence in the Federal Government, the UAE will play states off against it, and vice versa. But this could come at a very significant security cost as AMISOM works to extract itself from Somalia.// The SNA is already fractured. But the army cannot operate effectively across a nation if individual states will not cooperate with the central government. And this is a weakness that Al Shabaab, an insurgency with deep roots in the Somali population, and with a history of innovatively undermining the government, will be sure to exploit.





After 15 years of elephants, Somalia...





A very popular bullion coin, the Somali Elephant is now in its fifteenth year. While it has displayed a pretty good variety of designs over the years, it must get harder and harder to come up with something new, so the producer has decided to add a second subject to the mix. This should run alongside the elephant, but for how long we don’t yet know.The subject chosen is an apex predator and one of the most beautiful animals in nature – the Leopard. The coin looks okay. It isn’t a particularly dynamic design, but here’s hoping it builds into a nice varied selection as the years go by. Available as a 1oz silver with a 30,000 mintage, or as a 1oz gold with a 1,000 mintage, this is a bit rarer than the norm, especially given the ever increasing numbers of elephants. Available to order from APMEX right now, availability should spread over the next few datys.
REVERSE: Features a full image of a leopard looking back over his left shoulder. In the background is a natural setting of a rocky landscape.
OBVERSE: Displays the Somalian Coat of Arms and the date along with the face value.





Somali FM receives EU Chargé d’Affaires






MOGADISHU – Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad received  the charge d’affaires of the European Union Delegation to Somalia, Mr. Fulgencio Garrido Ruiz.
Both sides discussed on issues of mutual concern, including international and regional developments.
The European Union is one of the main donors to improve the security situation in Somalia through AMISOM forces as well as training the Somali security forces to strengthen the stability and development of the country recovering from the scourge of civil wars and armed violence.





Third Girl Dies in Somalia After...






A 10-year-old girl has died in Somalia due to complications from female genital mutilation (FGM).
Mumtaz Qorane was the third child to die in the country this week after undergoing the practice, which is also known as female circumcision.
Dr. Mohamed Hussein Aden tells VOA's Somali service that the girl underwent the procedure three days ago in the countryside near the town of Goldogob, and contracted tetanus afterward.
He said a medical team sent to bring her to a hospital in the town of Galkayo was told Monday morning that the girl had died.
Aden received an emergency call about the girl’s grave condition on Sunday while talking to VOA Somali about the death of two sisters, Asiya Farah Abdi Warsame and Khadija Farah Abdi Warsame, who bled to death following FGM.
Doctors and activists said the girls died in Bur Salah village about 75 kilometers west of Galkayo, but the mutilation took place about a week ago near Galladi, across the border in the Somali region of Ethiopia.
Galkayo hospital is the main health facility used by nomads who live along the border areas between Somalia and Ethiopia.
Dr. Mohamed Hussein Aden said the two girls who died in Bur Salah were aged 10 and 11, adding, "There is no other way to describe it, it's brutal."
Activists are demanding an end to female circumcision, calling it a dangerous ritual with no practical benefits.
The practice involves removing part or all of the clitoris and labia for non-medical reasons. The World Health Organization (WHO) says cutting, often performed on girls 15 and younger, can result in bleeding, infection, problems with urination and complications with childbearing.





Somalia under renewed scrutiny over FGM...





Women's rights and gender equality
Global development
Somalia under renewed scrutiny over FGM after two more young girls die
Death of sisters aged 10 and 11 undermines hopes of change inspired by announcement of landmark prosecution

Two more girls in Somalia have died after undergoing female genital mutilation, just weeks after a high-profile case prompted the attorney general to announce the first prosecution against the practice in the country’s history.
Two sisters, aged 10 and 11, bled to death last week after they were cut in the remote pastoral village of Arawda North in Galdogob district, Puntland, said activist Hawa Aden Mohamed of the Galkayo Centre.
The deaths of Aasiyo and Khadijo Farah Abdi Warsame have come at a time of transition in Somalia, where 98% of all women and girls undergo FGM, the highest rate in the world. Most cases go unreported.
The case of Deeqa Dahir Nuur, 10, who haemorrhaged to death in July after she was operated on by a traditional cutter, prompted Somalia’s attorney general Ahmed Ali Dahir to send a team of investigators to her remote village with the aim of prosecuting those involved in her death.
The move was heralded at the time as a “defining moment for Somalia” by Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid, the deputy prime minister, , who said: “It is not acceptable that in the 21st century FGM is continuing in Somalia. It should not be part of our culture. It is definitely not part of the Islamic religion.”
However, activists in the country say the death of the two sisters proves that the government is not moving quickly enough to prevent further incidents.
“It is shocking that, with the massive publicity of the Deeqa case and subsequent commitment by the Somali government to do more, on the ground change does not yet seem to be happening,” said Brendan Wynne of Donor Direct Action, an international women’s group that runs a fund to end FGM. “Girls continue to die from this devastating abuse while we wait for politicians to move.”
FGM is technically illegal in Puntland, a semi-autonomous state in north-eastern Somalia, where lawmakers recently approved legislation outlawing the practice.
“Yet there seems to be reluctance in discussing and passing the anti-FGM law in Puntland, which was recently approved by the cabinet,” said Mohamed.
“We hope that this will serve as a wake-up call for those responsible to see the need to have the law in place to protect girls from this heinous practice.”
Most girls in Somalia undergo the most severe form of circumcision – during which external genitalia are removed or repositioned and the vaginal opening is sewn up, leaving only a small hole through which to pass menstrual blood – between the ages of five and nine. The operation is often performed by untrained midwives or healers using knives, razors or broken glass.
The two girls underwent the surgery on 10 September but bled continuously for 24 hours, said Mohamed. Their mother tried to take them to nearby Bursallah town to seek medical help but the girls died during the journey, according to Mohamed.
Somali-born FGM survivor and campaigner Ifrah Ahmed said the sisters’ deaths were “very upsetting” given Puntland’s professed interest in outlawing the practice.
“I’m still in shock after Deeqa’s death and hearing this [news] is very upsetting, very sad, losing two little girls again to female genital mutilation,” said Ahmed.
“Puntland has approved the anti-FGM bill and still young girls are losing their lives. Immediate action needs to be taken by international donors who support Somalia, and by the federal government of Somalia [itself].”





Dhulka Hooyo Project: Celebrating...





Sara Jabril started the “ Dhulka Hooyo Project “ after stumbling upon an old family photo album.This online photography project unveils the beauty and rich cultural heritage of Somalia in the 1980s, before the civil war.*
All photos were taken by Sabine, Sara’s mother.Born in West Germany, she met her future husband in the early 80’s and in 1985, she hopped on a plane to Mogadishu, a city she barely knew! With her camera in hand, she documented their stay and road trips across the beautiful country.
In Somali language, one could translate “Dhulka Hooyo” by homeland or motherland. A quite befitting title as Somalia was home to all the people forced to leave the country because of the civil war that broke out.
The “ Dhulka Hooyo Project “ is also a tribute to the resilience of the Somali people, and a source of inspiration for its youth dispersed throughout the diaspora.
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Somali PM rejects foreign mediation in...





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Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre has said that his government would not accept foreign mediation between the member states and the federal government.Mr Khayre was reacting to suggestions from the leaders of the federal states that a third party be invited to any talks between them and the Mogadishu-based Somali government.The Premier made the declaration on Sunday at a ceremony held in Mogadishu to re-launch a self-help programme called Isxilqaan.The leaders of the five member states of the federal government, namely Puntland, Jubaland, Southwest, Hirshabelle and Galmudug on September 8 issued a communiqué withdrawing cooperation with the central government.Natural resourcesThe communiqué followed a conference held in Kismayu, 500km south of Mogadishu.
The regional leaders expressed grievances on insecurity, the sharing of natural resources and the interference by the central government in the affairs of the member states, which they want addressed before resumption of cooperation.Mr Khayre, however, asserted that the days of Somali leaders seeking foreign mediation on internal issues were over. He reiterated that all differences should be sorted out through compromises.“We welcome that all grievances are cleared through dialogue and compromises, considering the interest of the Somali people,” said Mr Khayre.He particularly noted that Mogadishu could host a meeting of the Somali leaders, indirectly rejecting the suggestion that the capital was insecure.Our sovereignty“We cannot accept people saying that Mogadishu’s security was unreliable,” Mr Khayre stressed.“This is the Somali capital. A city in which we have all invested and stands as a symbol of our sovereignty,” he added.Presidents Ahmed Mohamed Islam Madobe of Jubbaland, Mohamed Abdi Ware of Hirshabelle, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas of Puntland, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden of Southwest and Ahmed Duale Gelle Haaf of Galmudug had not responded to call by their Somalia counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to attend a national security council meeting in Mogadishu on Monday.President Farmajo is the chair of the national security council that include the presidents of the members states and the Governor of Banadir region (Mogadishu and surrounding areas).The failure of the regional leaders to attend the meeting would be assumed to be directly related to the suspension of cooperation with the central government announced in Kismayu on September 8.
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Somalia: Somali Parliament Holds Debate...





The Members of Somalia's Lower House chamber of Federal parliament held a debate on the Security issues during today's sitting which came days after a car bomb injured MP.The Security forces were stationed near the Parliament and on Sayidka street and other Roads leading to the House early in the morning.
The MPs debated on the security of the capital amid several insecurity incidents that took place in the city shuttered months of peace.
Barely two days ago, a member of parliament, Mohamed Mursal Barrow has narrowly survived death after an IED fitted into his vehicle went off outside the national theatre in the capital.
Al Shabaab has claimed the responsibility for the attack on the MP and vowed to continue its explosions in the city amid tight security and heavy presence of police on main junctions.





Somalia: Regional Leaders Boycott...





situation reportSep 17, 2018 | 16:37 GMT1 min readWhat Happened: Somali Prime Minister Hassan Khaire has rejected calls for international assistance after the country's regional leaders chose to boycott a National Security Council meeting scheduled for Sept. 17 and 18, Goobjoog News reported.Why It Matters: Somali authorities designed the National Security Council to become the principal mechanism for security coordination between the country's federal and regional governments. Without it, Somalia will struggle to create a national army capable of combatting militancy and taking over from the U.N.-backed peacekeeping force, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).Background: Somalia's member states broke ties with the federal government on Sept. 8, plunging the country into a political crisis. The country has struggled with civil war for decades, and AMISOM has been active there since 2007. Read More:Connected ContentRegions & CountriesCopyright © Stratfor Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.





EXCLUSIVE: Former Wa All Stars coach...





Alhaji Mumuni Sokpari has been appointed coach of Somali top flight side Elman FC, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively report.
Sokpari touched down in the capital city of the Northern African country, Mogadishu over the weekend ahead of his imminent signing.
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Third Girl Dies in Somalia After...





Harun MarufMonday September 17, 2018
A 10-year-old girl has died in Somalia due to complications from female genital mutilation (FGM).
Mumtaz Qorane was the third child to die in the country this week after undergoing the practice, which is also known as female circumcision.
Dr. Mohamed Hussein Aden tells VOA's Somali service that the girl underwent the procedure three days ago in the countryside near the town of Goldogob, and contracted tetanus afterward.
He said a medical team sent to bring her to a hospital in the town of Galkayo was told Monday morning that the girl had died.
Aden received an emergency call about the girl’s grave condition on Sunday while talking to VOA Somali about the death of two sisters, Asiya Farah Abdi Warsame and Khadija Farah Abdi Warsame, who bled to death following FGM.
Ads By Google Doctors and activists said the girls died in Bur Salah village about 75 kilometers west of Galkayo, but the mutilation took place about a week ago near Galladi, across the border in the Somali region of Ethiopia.
Galkayo hospital is the main health facility used by nomads who live along the border areas between Somalia and Ethiopia.
Dr. Mohamed Hussein Aden said the two girls who died in Bur Salah were aged 10 and 11, adding, "There is no other way to describe it, it's brutal."
Activists are demanding an end to female circumcision, calling it a dangerous ritual with no practical benefits.
The practice involves removing part or all of the clitoris and labia for non-medical reasons. The World Health Organization (WHO) says cutting, often performed on girls 15 and younger, can result in bleeding, infection, problems with urination and complications with childbearing.
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Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in Abu Dhabi, April 2017 | Somali Embassy UAEBy Eleanor BeevorIt’s been a breathless few weeks for the Horn of Africa in general, and for Somalia in particular. A historic agreement was signed between Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia to end all hostilities between them. Straight afterwards, Eritrea reconciled with Djibouti. For the first time in decades, it seems that the regional capitals are sincerely ready to make peace, and to build on it. But though this is no doubt good news, it will not solve Somalia’s internal strife. This week, Somalia’s future is looking extremely uncertain. And that is – at least partly - because it has become embroiled in the Gulf crisis that has pitted Qatar against its neighbours.Somalia is meant to be getting ready to take charge of its own security. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was coined as a “peace support” mission in 2007, to help Somali forces oust the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabaab insurgent group from the capital Mogadishu. But its six-month mandate kept being expanded, and a decade later it is still there. It is now comprised of over 21,000 troops from six contributing African nations.Whilst it has been indispensable in pushing back Al Shabaab and in providing some fragile security, it can’t by any standards be thought of as a “support” mission anymore. AMISOM effectively replaced the Somali National Army (SNA) in combatting Al Shabaab. But now, it is talking about winding back its presence in the country.AMISOM wants to withdraw a thousand troops by February 2019, and aims to be handing back all security responsibilities to the SNA and leaving Somalia by 2020 to 2021.
There are no guarantees that this will go ahead as planned. Abdullahi Boru, a Somalia analyst, told Al Bawaba:“While Amisom has indicated its withdrawal, the situation in the Horn of Africa has seen sea change over the last few months, that, that decision could be reversed. I am not suggesting anything has been agreed as of yet, but having Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea (which has been accused of supporting Al Shabaab) on side will have a significant impact on the security situation on the ground. At the practical level, withdrawal of troops when the security situation on the ground has not changed will increase the number of attacks by Al Shabaab, and other opportunistic criminal outfits.”// But however AMISOM’s departure eventually pans out, the SNA is still a very long way from ready to assume its duties. The army has been provided with training by a number of countries - including the US, the UK, Turkey, Sudan and Egypt. But each of these militaries has differences, from how to salute to different chains of command. Reassembling the SNA into a coherent unit after it has been trained in myriad different ways will be an uphill struggle.Add to that the fact that the SNA is chronically low on resources. Somali security forces are short of everything from radios to paper and pencils. Their access to weapons is ad hoc, and corruption is rife. How things will look when the SNA assumes control from AMISOM is anybody’s guess, but it’s safe to say that it won’t be easy for them to hold the existing gains made against Al Shabaab.But a bigger security problem could be on the horizon, and it ironically comes from within Somalia’s own government system. In the past few days, five of the country’s federal states, including the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, have severed ties with the Federal Government of President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaajo. The leaders of the states in question say that the move is to put pressure on the government, and push it to meet its goals.Farmaajo’s government is aiming for the country to have its first election with universal suffrage - “One Person, One Vote” - since the decades-long Siad Barre dictatorship. So far, the security situation has rendered this impossible. Farmaajo’s government was elected by a complex system of selection by clan leaders, as a preliminary move towards universal elections. There are a lot of doubts about whether this will be possible within the next two years. But if the government fails, it will be a major blow to its credibility.The problem is that the Somali federal system, and the country’s complex colonial history, means that there is only so much will for unity anyway. States regularly pursue their own agendas, and greater autonomy. And while there are plenty of legitimate grievances to be had with Mogadishu, it’s the country’s inconsistent relationships with the Gulf states that is cleaving the deepest divisions in Somalia right now.Up until last April, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were some of the Farmaajo government’s closest international partners. The UAE was Somalia’s largest trading partner, and Saudi Arabia bought the majority of the livestock that Somalia exports.However, when these two countries led the blockade of Qatar in 2017, they pushed for all countries in the region to sever ties with Doha. But unlike many countries which kept quiet and maintained their links to Doha anyway, Farmaajo seemed to feel the need to openly declare Somalia’s neutrality in the Gulf crisis. (That may have been a gesture of quasi-solidarity with Turkey, which is Somalia’s largest foreign investor).The scene of the horrific October 2017 bombing by Al Shabaab in Mogadishu (AFP)This wasn’t good enough for the blockading states, and relations began to sour. Tensions between Farmaajo’s government and the UAE were already rising due to the latter’s relentless, and divisive port building campaign around the Horn of Africa. The UAE is upsetting Mogadishu by developing its own ports in Somali regions that are striving for autonomy from Somalia. One in Berbera, Somaliland, a self-declared independent state, and the other at Bosaso, in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland.The Federal Government sees this as undermining its authority vis-a-vis the state authorities. And they wouldn’t be wrong to do so – the UAE unsurprisingly likes to deal with state rather than central authorities, which give it a freer hand to pursue its interests.But things came to a head in April this year when an Emirati plane stuffed with $10 million in cash was found on a Mogadishu runway. Whilst the UAE insisted this was for the salaries of the soldiers it was training, the Federal Government didn’t buy it, and assumed the money was for influencing state politicians. The UAE pulled out its training support for the SNA in response, and its relations with Mogadishu are on ice. But Qatar has seemingly rushed in to fill the vacuum the UAE left.Farmaajo was courted with a state visit to Doha a month later, on which Qatar pledged hundreds of millions of dollars worth of aid to Somalia. And there is reason to believe Qatar’s influence is even further reaching. In recent weeks, the Somali intelligence agency NISA sacked a former deputy director for revealing that Al Shabaab had infiltrated the agency. His replacement is the former Al Jazeera bureau chief for Somalia, who is widely suspected to be pushing Qatari interests in his new position.To whatever extent this is true, the suspicion alone is a troubling development for Somali security. One of the key drivers of the current fallout between the striking states and Farmaajo’s Federal Government is disagreement over UAE relations, since federal states have a lot to gain or lose depending on their relationship with it. This is particularly true for the semi-autonomous regions, who are looking to leverage the Gulf conflict for their own interests. Abdullahi Boru added:“Somaliland and Puntland have been vying for control of the Sool and Sanaag regions because of their strategic link to the Gulf of Aden to the Ethiopian border. The increase of interest from the Gulf Countries post their fall out, has embolden the devolved authorities.”Equally, the UAE is proving itself adept at circumventing Mogadishu’s rule by dealing directly with state authorities. If Qatar is suspected of having too much influence in the Federal Government, the UAE will play states off against it, and vice versa. But this could come at a very significant security cost as AMISOM works to extract itself from Somalia.// The SNA is already fractured. But the army cannot operate effectively across a nation if individual states will not cooperate with the central government. And this is a weakness that Al Shabaab, an insurgency with deep roots in the Somali population, and with a history of innovatively undermining the government, will be sure to exploit.





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PM Khaire calls for rebuilding Somalia






Muqdisho – Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Sunday night participated in an introductory ceremony of the Is-xilqaan program in Mogadishu.
Banadir region Governor, Ministers, MPs along with citizens came together for the Is-xilqaan program implementation ceremony.
PM Khaire emphasized to participants the importance of the Is-xilqaan program stating that it is an opportunity to rebuild the country, whilst providing a better future for the youth.
The Prime Minister encouraged Somali citizens to contribute monetarily, volunteer their time, to unite for taking part in achieving national interest.
Khaire stated “Citizens must come together to rebuild the country as a whole through the is-xilqaan program. All national leaders must do their part towards rebuilding our country.”
In August 2018, during the Garow meeting, the cabinet officially approved “Is-xilqaan” program which government and civilians will jointly rebuild roads, historical places and government institutional buildings.





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