(Ogadentoday Press)- In Muddo ah waxaa dul haahaabayay Bogga Internet ee Google, Muuqaal Ciidamo Maraykan ah oo jooga Gobalka Ogaden, muuqaalkaas oo aan la cadayn karrin xilliga la qaaday, wuxuu muujinayaa in Ciidankaas joogaan meel ka mid ah Ogaden, isla markaasna ay wateen astaan, ku qoran yahay “ Ogadenia Should be free”Hadda kahor Xarunta Ciidamadda Maraykanka ee Dalka Jabuuti ayaa qoraal ay Gobalka Ogaden ka diyaarisay ku sheegtay in Ogaden aysan ka jirin Dowlad isla markaasna Dadkaasi ay yihin dad u dhaxeeya Soomaaliya Iyo Itoobiya.
Canada re-establishes diplomatic relations with Somalia
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced Tuesday Canada is re-establishing diplomatic relations with Somalia, where it hasn’t had an ambassador for more than 20 years.Baird made the announcement from Nairobi, Kenya, where he was meeting with Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia Augustine Mahiga Tuesday.David Angell, Canada’s current high commissioner in Kenya, will also be accredited as ambassador to Somalia, said Baird. Angell is also accredited to Burundi, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, and South Sudan.Canada has not had an ambassador accredited to Somalia since 1990, shortly before the government collapsed as a result of a civil war in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Hailemariam Desalegn outraged over the slaughter of civilians in Bahirdar
(May 13, 2013) – The rogue police officer who killed 18 civilians including Children, women and elderly in the city Bahir-dar is member of a Federal Police unit stationed in the vicinity of Bahirdar city. Sources claim the shooter was intoxicated, while others indicate he was motivated due to problems with his personal love affair. The rogue officer opened fire at random in the city, around the vicinity called Abay Mado – Kebele eleven, on Sunday evening between 8-9 pm, according to the Police Commissioner of Amhara state. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalgne issued a prompt press statement on Monday calling the massacre “cruel, outrageous and unacceptable”. He claimed that his government is probing the matters in collaboration with elected officials and security services of the region. Similarly, Ayalew Gobeze, President of Amhara state pledged to do “all necessary” to help the victims’ family. He also claimed that an inquiry is launched to probe the matter.
(Ogadentoday Press)- Raysul Wasaaraha Xukumadda Itoobiya Haile Mariman Deselaiam ayaa si xooggan u canbaareeyay 18 qof oo lagu dilay Magaaladda Baharder ee Gobalka Xabashida. Warhaahinta Dowladda ayaa soo sheegtay in Dilkan uu gaystay Askari Boolis ah oo ka tirsan Ciidamadda Dowladda. Askarigan ayaa la sheegay inuu ka soo jeedo Qoomiyadda Xabashida isla markaasna aan la ogayn sababta uu dilkan u sameeyay. Madaxwaynaha Maamulka Kililka Qoomiyadda Axmaaradda ayaa ku tilmaamay dilkan xasuuq isla markaasna dalbaday in Dowladdu ay magdhow ka bixiso.Haddaba Su,aasha muddan inaan is waydiino ayaa ah, Maxaa Gobalka Ogaden oo in ka baddan xasuuq noocan oo kalle ah uu ka dhacay loo waayay siyaasi deegaanka ah oo ka hadla, Maxayse aan oran karnaa Maxaa ku kalifay Raysul Wasaaraha Itoobiya inuu canbaareeyo?
Ogaden: Focus on Life, Politics and Regional Security In Ogaden.
(Ogadentoday Press)- Good Rainy seasons started in Ogaden for the last three months, Gode, Korahe and Jigjiga farmers started to plough their farming lands, however, the report said that some regions have faced shortage of rainfalls. People had to move to plantation areas and some challenges have faced them, including security threats that was coming from the Liyu Police. People were complaining about ill-treatments against them by the local regional security, Liyu Police. Extra-judicial arrests and disappearances.
Egyptian Irrigation minister: Egypt not opposed to Renaissance Dam of Ethiopia.
(Ogadentoday Press)-Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Bahaa ElDin said on Saturday that Egypt does not oppose the establishment of development projects or dams along the Nile River as long as it does not affect water distribution between countries. Bahaa ElDin’s statement, made during an interview on a state TV channel, was in relation to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which many fear will alter the balance of water to downstream countries such as Egypt and Sudan. The minister said Ethiopia has the right to pursue such projects as long as it does not alter Egypt’s water shares.According to the state-run news agency MENA, the Ethiopian prime minister has promised the state will not allow the dam to affect Egypt’s share of the water, stressing that the dam serves only to generate electricity.
A former foot solider for the terrorist group al-Shabab has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.Twenty-eight-year-old Kamal Said Hassan was given less than the maximum sentence of 38 years in federal court Monday. The judge cited Hassan’s cooperation with investigators. After his prison sentence, Hassan will be on supervised release for 20 years. Hassan was one of more than 20 young men who left Minnesota in 2007 to join al-Shabab in Somalia. Hassan admitted he trained with al-Shabab and participated in an ambush of Ethiopian troops before returning to the U.S.He pleaded guilty in 2009 to two terror-related counts and one count of lying to the FBI.
Rebels gun down 12 ruling party officials in Bahir Dar
BAHIR DAR, Northwestern Ethiopia -- Twelve ruling party officials were killed and two wounded here in this resort city on the shores of Lake Tana on Sunday when rebels stormed a wedding and opened fire, a rebel spokesperson told Ethiomedia by phone on Monday.The Ethiopian Unity and Freedom Force (EUFF), a rebel group that has been targetting the ruling EPRDF party officials and their businesses, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. EUFF said the names of the officials killed and wounded would be released soon. The news has not been verified by any other independent source.
Somalia Airspace And Waters’ Control Must Be Reclaimed: UN May Owe Millions In Unaccounted For Air Navigation Charges –
For nearly two decades, a small United Nations body has managed Somalia’s airspace without Somali involvement and international oversight. Sources close to that office reveal that an internal report documented its 19 years of mismanagement, financial opacity and failure in mandate fulfilment that has bewildered the United Nations civil aviation authority. In 1993 the United Nations Developments Program (UNDP) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) jointly established a Technical Assistance Project to provide basic services to air transport operations through and within the airspace of Somalia. Upon its evacuation from Somalia in 1995, a temporary operational station was established in Nairobi. In May 1996, ICAO launched a Civil Aviation Caretaker Authority for Somalia (CACAS) to manage the country’s airspace and provide basic aviation services. Seven years later in December 2003, another body replaced CACAS but with little substantive difference in its mandate or its shortcomings.
NAIROBI (IRIN) - At Gashandiga barracks in Mogadishu, Somalia, Pvt Mohamed Sheikh Issak pulled back his military fatigues to show his scarred right shoulder. “I was shot by Al-Shabab when they still controlled half of Mogadishu,” he told IRIN. “I was at home, but they knew I was a soldier.”Issak joined the army over two years ago; he proudly recalled his role in the battles for Afgoye and Jowhar. With him were new recruits - young, inexperienced and ill-equipped, but determined to fight Al-Shabab; the militant group was ousted from the capital in 2011, but still controls large swaths of the country. “I want to defend my country,” 20-year-old Efrah Ibrahim told IRIN. She joined the army as a frontline paramedic after hearing a recruitment appeal on the radio. “Mogadishu was like another country before. It was very dangerous.”
SOMALIA: The new government in Mogadishu has yet to prove its mettle
AT THE end of the colonial era Somalia was arguably in ethnic terms the most homogeneous country in sub-Saharan Africa. The nearest to it was probably Botswana, which is four-fifths Tswana—and turned out to be peaceful and prosperous, suggesting to some that countries populated and run by a single big tribe have a better chance of stability than those with a hotch-potch of smaller ones.Somalia, however, became a byword for conflict, poverty and ungovernability. Yet its ethnic homogeneity is misleading. Despite also sharing a single language and religion, it is divided into more than 500 clans and sub-clans, who are notoriously fractious and competitive. This, as well as their largely nomadic way of life, has made many Somalis fiercely loth to accept the edicts of a central government.
(Ogadentoday Press)- Magaalada Kismaayo oo uu ka socoday shirwaynihii Jubbooyinku loogu dhisayey maamulka ayaa xiligan uu marayaa meel xasaasi waxaana jira in ay soo dhawaatay xiligii la gali lahaa doorashada madaxwaynaha. Hadaba wararka aan ka helayno Kismaayo ayaa sheegaya in la gudbiyey liisaskii ergooyinka 60% iyadoo ay jiraan qabaailo aan wali soo gudbinin ergooyinkii ay qayb ahaan u heleen waxaana jira in gudigii farsamada xubno kamid aha loo magacaabay in ay noqodaan gudiga doorasha iyo gudiga xalinta khilaafaadka. Qaar kamid aha Musharaxiinta ayaa Gudbiyey waraaqohooda musharaxnimada waxaan kamid aha Sh Shakuul,Axmed Maxamed Islaam (Axmed Madobe) iyo Sh.M M.Aw-Libaax waxaan si wayn loo sugayaa xiliga la shaacin doono maalinta ay doorashadu dhacayso.
Justice Minister says no rights abuse in Ethiopian prisons
(Ogadentoday Press)- Berhan Hailu, Ethiopia’s Minister of Justice, who recently has been removed from his executive posts from the ANDM and EPRDF, said there is no human rights abuse in Ethiopian prisons. Berhan gave this response to a question that was posed by the sole opposition MP, Girma Seifu, while he was presenting his Ministry’s nine month report to the Parliament.Noting the Minister’s report about his confirmation of the respect of human rights in prisons from his recent visit, Girma asked the Minister what he learned from his visit. MP Girma also stated that he himself had travelled last Saturday to visit prisoners but was denied entrance and returned. “The prisons are breaching the Constitution that this Parliament would not even breach” Girma added. The Minister said, during his visit, he learned that prisons were highly crowded due to the large number of prisoners and there was shortage of utensils and lack of infrastructure like drinking water. Berhan said these problems would be solved.
Rapes on rise in Somaliland, say medical officials
An upsurge of gang rapes has hit the breakaway region of Somaliland - a normally peaceful enclave considered by many to be a sanctuary from Somalia's decades of violence. Knife-wielding young men follow women along the dusty streets of Hargeisa, the capital of the region, dragging them inside buildings to rape and rob them. Children are among the victims. At least 84 women have been raped since the beginning of this year, according to rights activists and medical officials. "This year is more terrifying than last year when we were barely receiving two or three in each month. This year we are seeing a new victim for every day," said a nurse at a hospital in Hargeisa. She insisted on anonymity because she is not authorized to release the details. "It's rampant and victims are being attacked at homes, streets or anywhere now," she said.
Djiboutian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Mahmoud Ali Youssouf received United States Deputy Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter in Djibouti on Saturday (May 11th), the Djiboutian Information Agency reported. Guelleh meets with British Minister for Africa International election observers arrive in Djibouti Shirdon begins regional tour in Djibouti Djibouti begins training for more than 1,300 soldiers. During the meeting, the two officials reportedly underscored their strong bilateral relations and affirmed their commitment to further co-operation in civil and military sectors. Carter thanked Youssouf for Djibouti's support to American troops stationed in the country and praised Djibouti's contribution to the African Union Mission in Somalia.
Mooshin ka Dhan ah Raysul Wasaaraha Soomaaliya oo Xildhibaano Waddaan.
( Muqdisho)- Magaalada Muqdisho ee caasimada Somalia waxaa ka socdo qorshe ay waddaan xildhibaano oo la doonaya in looga qaado Raysul Wasaaraha Soomaaliya Cabdi Faarax Shirdoon. Mooshinkan ayaa la sheegay inay waddaan Xildhibaano ka soo jeeda Beesha Daarood gaar ahaan kuwa u baddan Puntland. In kastoo aan sababta si dhab ah loo qeexin ayaa la sheegaya in Barnaamijkani uu diidan tahay Gudoomiyaha Barlamaanka Professor Jawaahiri.
(Ogadentoday Press)- Shirkan ay soo qaban qaabisay Gudiga Faraca Joke ee Gobalka Western Cape ayaa cawa waxa uu ka dhacay Xafada Bellville Shirkan ayaa ahmiyadiisa waxa uu ahaa Dar`dar galinta Howlaha halganka iyo kor u qaadida Dhalinyarada Somalida Ogadenia ee ku nool Gobalkan gaar ahaan magalada Cape town.Shirkan ayaa waxa uu furmay Salaadii maqrib kadib waxana iskugu imaaday dhalinyara aad u fara badan oo ka kala imaday meelo aad uga baxsan mesha uu shirka ka dhacayay oo aheyd Xaafada Bellville hada shirkan ayaa waxa lagu furay ayadaha quaranka Kariimka waxaan Soo jeediyay Sheikh Mohamed Yuusuf Sheikh ayaa waxa uu soo jeediyay wacdi diini ah oo aad u dheer kana hadlayay Halganka ka jiro Gudaha ogadenia iyo dhalinta kaalinta ay ku leeyihiin, wacdigan oo aad u dheeraa kaadiba ayaa waxa lagu soo dhawayay gudomiyaha Jaaliyada Joka ee Faraca Cape town Mudane Food ,Mudana Food ayaa waxa uu u mahad caliyay Dhamaan ka so qayb galayaashii wakhtigooda u huray in ay shirkan ka soo qayb galaan kadib mudane Food waxa uu u fasaxay in uu shirka furan yahay.
Attendees included British Prime Minister David Cameron, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President Museveni and recently- elected Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, along with representatives from numerous international organisations and foreign governments. Having undergone a 20-year-long civil war, Somalia is now being led by its first widely-recognised government for more than 20 years and is showing vast signs of improvement.There has been a reported rise in Somalis from the diaspora returning to the country, an increase in the availability of education for children and a sign that the government is extending its influence beyond the capital Mogadishu, a city which is starting to show signs of economic recovery despite continued terror attacks. The conference involved much discussion regarding possible strategies for the way forward in Somalia. However, it has left more questions.
Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud enjoyed business-class flights, a chauffeur-driven car and rooms at the posh Dorchester hotel — at UK expense. Five of his ministers and 14 flunkeys were flown to Britain and put up to attend a conference which saw millions more in aid handed to the war-torn country.PM David Cameron joined other nations to back a £50million pot for Somalia at the gathering in Lancaster House last week. Britain already provides £80million a year in aid. President Mohamud, 57, and his entourage had four nights at the Dorchester — where rooms start at £318 a night and the most expensive suite at £9,318 a night. If the delegation stayed in the cheapest rooms, the hotel bill would have hit £25,440. Air fares are another £24,158. And a chauffeur-driven limo costs £400 a day — making the estimated bill at least £50,798. The Taxpayers’ Alliance said: “It’s ridiculous.”