.....(Hal-ku-dhigyo Dhaxal-gal Noqday) = ..... President, C/raxmaan A. Cali: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland dib ayay ula soo Noqotay Qaran-nimadeedii sidaa awgeed, waa dal xor ah oo gooni u taagan maanta (18/05/1991) laga bilaabo''...>>>>> President, Maxamad I.Cigaal:''Jiritaanka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland'' Waa mid waafaqsan xeerasha u-degsan Caalamka! Sidaa darteed, waa Qaran xaq u leh in Aduunku aqoonsado''...>>>>> President, Daahir R. Kaahin: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland waa dal diimuqraadi ah oo caalamka ka sugaya Ictiraafkiisa''...>>>>> President, Axmed M. Siilaanyo: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Boqol sano haday ku qaadanayso helista Ictiraafkeedu way Sugaysaa! Mar dambena la midoobi mayso Somalia-Italia''.....[***** Ha Jirto J.Somaliland Oo Ha Joogto Waligeed *****].....

Friday, September 30, 2011

From playground to battleground: children on the frontline in Somalia

Al Shabaab soldiers

Somalia: As the rattle of gunfire becomes louder, Mohamed Abdi sits in the corner of a Mogadishu restaurant wondering how much longer he can survive in one of the world's most dangerous capital cities. "Mogadishu is full of miseries. Sometimes you fall into traps and can be abducted by either government forces or insurgents, to fight for their cause," says the 15-year-old. Thousands have been displaced because of fighting between government forces and al-Shabaab, a militant Islamist group linked to al-Qaida. Abdi is fortunate in that he recently found work as a waiter, but not so long ago he was involved in urban warfare. As Somalia's civil conflict continues, the use of child soldiers is causing growing concern. In a report last month, Amnesty International detailed cases of children as young as nine being forced into combat. The report - In the line of fire: Somalia's children under attack – exposes the ongoing conflict's impact on children, arguing that both Somalia's transitional federal government and al-Shabaab are guilty of gross human rights violations.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Do Muslims Really Care About Somalia? BY AKBAR AHMED , FRANKIE MARTIN


The image is haunting, and her words keep coming back, though they were broadcast on the BBC a few weeks ago now. Her plea is real. The richest Muslims in the world live just across the waters in the Gulf states, where billions of dollars are spent on indoor skiing facilities, artificial islands to host luxury hotels and water parks, and frolicking in yachts and faux European villas. There is never a dearth of funds for magnificent mosques, but when it comes to alleviating the mass starvation of a people, Muslims are coming up short. The only head of state or government to have visited Somalia since the famine began is Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As if to emphasize the need to show support, he brought along his wife and his foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu. Erdogan also demonstrated that instability is no excuse for not aiding Somalis; he presided over the reopening of Turkey's Mogadishu embassy after two decades of its being shuttered. Other Muslim leaders, however, are conspicuous by their absence, ignoring the Quranic command to show charity and compassion to the poor and needy.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wafdigii Reer Somaliland Oo Cunto Badan U Qaybiyay Xeryaha Qaxootiga Ee Kiiniya. Iyo Sheekh Shariif Oo La Halday Somaliland.* Dhegta maal*


Nairobi: Deeqdii reer Somaliland ururiyeen ee loo qaaday dadka Soomaalida ah ee ku tabaaloobay kuna barakacay abaaraha ba' an ee ku habsaday Soomaaliya, ee u qaxay dalka Kiiniya gaar ahaan xerada qaxootiga ee magaceed la yidhaa ''IFO-2'', oo maanta loo qaybiyay Gargaarkii dadka Somaliland u direen. Waa qaybtii labaad ee mucaawanadii reer Somaliland dhawaan u gudbiyeen dadka reer Soomaaliya. Iyada oo qaybtii hore ee macaawanadaasi Xamar la geeyay. Laba wafdi oo kala duwan ayaa kala qaaday deeqahaasi balaadhan oo gaadhaysa in ka badan $ 700.000 (todoba boqol oo kun oo doolar). Isla deeqdaasi ayaa waxa ka hadlay Sheekh Shariif, isaga oo sheegay inaanay Soomaalidu kala maarmayn ee ay midnimadu ma huraan tahay!

* Dhegta maal*

Xigasho: Somalivoa

MO FARAH Sports Academy in GABILEY


According to reliable sources close to the world top athlete (Mo Farah), he is seriously planning to launch a Sport/Athletics Academy in his home city (Gabiley). According to these sources, Mo Farah is fully determined to help, support and develop the disadvantaged and less fortunate young people in Republic of Somaliland. One of Mo Farah’s inner beliefs is that sport is an important part of every child’s development and he knows like no other how this works.

That is why Mo Farah is seriously considering setting up a Sport/Athletics Academy in his home city (Gabiley). This is the only way he would be able to give those disadvantaged young people in Somaliland the best possible foundations to develop and perform from an early age. The proposed Academy will be named after the young and world class British-Somalilander Athlete Mo Farah.

Op-Ed: AwdalState, the endeavor of a desperate man

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What was my surprise when I read Somaliland State minister for Foreign Affairs admonishing Mahiga for meeting Awdal State representative in Ottawa. And what was my astonishment when I heard that Somaliland Parliament speaker Cirro suggested that Magiha be barred from Somaliland for the same reason. Senior Somaliland officials if they want to comment on diplomatic issued ought to get the fact straight. In in this cases, it seems that they do not. I was present at the Mahiga event in Ottawa. Rashid Aw Nur, the so called Awdalstate spokesman was among the audience sporting an Awdalstate tee shirt. At the end of Mahiga presentation, members of the public got to ask questions as it became customary during the UN Special Envoy public assemblies. Most of the questions were dealing with the end of the transition period in Somalia.

Monday, September 26, 2011

U N General Debate: 66th Session : H.E. Mr. Ismaël Omar Guelleh, President and Head of Government


Statement Summary:

ISMAIL OMAR GUELLEH, President of Djibouti, reaffirmed his country’s commitments to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and to the advancement of women. He appealed, in the context of the current economic crisis, for the alleviation of the growing burden of debt on the least developed countries and the facilitation of trade and other measures in their favour. Noting the devastation of natural disasters on developing countries, particularly in his region, he called for a concerted increase in mitigation measures. Faced with the terrible scourge of global warming and the endemic drought that beset his region, he said emergency measures alone could not avert calamity. Thanking donors for aid and noting the efforts of the countries of the region, he nevertheless said that large-scale water and food security projects were needed.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Obama's Arc of Instability: Destabilizing the World One Region at a Time. By Nick Turse


It’s a story that should take your breath away: the destabilization of what, in the Bush years, used to be called “the arc of instability.” It involves at least 97 countries, across the bulk of the global south, much of it coinciding with the oil heartlands of the planet. A startling number of these nations are now in turmoil, and in every single one of them -- from Afghanistan and Algeria to Yemen and Zambia -- Washington is militarily involved, overtly or covertly, in outright war or what passes for peace. Garrisoning the planet is just part of it. The Pentagon and U.S. intelligence services are also running covert special forces and spy operations, launching drone attacks, building bases and secret prisons, training, arming, and funding local security forces, and engaging in a host of other militarized activities right up to full-scale war. But while you consider this, keep one fact in mind: the odds are that there is no longer a single nation in the arc of instability in which the United States is in no way militarily involved.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Somaliland Delegation to Visit Mogadishu in Historic Trip.


VOA-22/09/2011- Somaliland plans to send a delegation to Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, in what would mark the breakaway region's first official visit there in more than 20 years. During a news conference Thursday, Somaliland Vice President Abdirahman Saylici downplayed any political significance, saying the trip is purely humanitarian. The delegation plans to deliver money to help Somali drought and famine victims. Somaliland's trade, industry and tourism minister, Abdirisaq Khalif, said his region's people have raised $700,000. A second delegation from Somaliland will visit Kenya's massive Dadaab refugee complex near the Somali border on Saturday. Dadaab is home to more than 400,000 Somali refugees.

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Somaliland oo ($ 700.000) u Gaynaysa Dadka Ku Macaluulaya Xeryaha Qaxootiga ee Ku Kala Yaal Soomaaliya/Kiiniya! * BBC-Somali/ Dhegta maal*


Dad ka kooban wax-garad , Culimo iyo Abwaano reer Somaliland ah oo jooga magaalo madaxda Somaliland ee Hargaysa, ayaa waraysi ay idaacada BBC-Somalidu maanta la yeelatay ku sheegay, inay deeq balaadhan oo lacag ah, cadadkeeduna ka badan yahay Todoba boqol oo kun oo doolarka maraykanka ah ($ 700.000) u qaadayaan dalalka Soomaaliya iyo Kiiniya, iyaga oo deeqdaa wayn gaadhsiin doona walaalahooga reer Soomaaliya ee la isha daran macaluusha iyo abaaraha. Qaar ka mid gudidaasi lacagta qaadaysa oo BBC-Somalidu waydiisay cida gudidan wakiilatay inay tahay dawlada Somaliland iyo cid kale,  ayaa sheegay inaanay lacagtaasi ahayn mid ay shaqo ku leedahayy haba-yaraatee dawlada Somaliland, bal-se ay tahay mid shacabku iska ururiyay dabadeedna iyaga duqayti ahaan u xil-saaray gudoonsiinteeda dadka ku baahan Xeryaha qaxootiga ee Soomaaliya iyo Kiiniya.

Hoos/Sare ka dhagayso warkanoo maqal ah:

What South Sudan Can learn from Somaliland?


On July 9, 2011 the jubilations in Juba lived up to the fanfare with which the continents 54th nation and the United Nations 193rd member was inaugurated in, and fittingly so given the lopsided referendum votes that had underpinned the aspirations of the people of Southern Sudan. Less precise however, is how the apparent ethnic, political, and tribal cleavages in Southern Sudan will be curtailed, before this undercurrent besets this young nation already under the strain of outside influence and the meddling of neighboring regional-powers. The Government of South Sudan has not been helpful in amicably finding solutions that would cease the internal-conflicts among their indigent populace which does not augur well for the world’s newest country, and this lackluster action have been aided by the U.S. who remained silent and unconcerned and a western media that had keenly remained transfixed on Darfur only.

Somaliland: an oasis of success. By Charles Anderson and Glen Johnson

Photo by Charles Anderson.

Somaliland: So while central and south Somalia and the neighbouring Puntland fell into the chaos of piracy, clan-warfare and Islamic militancy, Somaliland embarked on a steady course of state-building. Remarkably, it overcame clan differences, building a relatively stable democracy, an education system and, against all odds, its own currency. Women participate in a vibrant civil society, though gender relations have a long way to go. It also, as we discovered, had a small tourism industry. However, there is always a vague sense of unease when a tour comes with a compulsory armed guard. A few days earlier the hotel manager had attempted to offer some reassurance. ’Don’t worry,’ he called after us as we were led away by a man in army fatigues carrying an assault rifle, ‘Somaliland is safe.’ Its tourism sector revolves around a series of prehistoric cave paintings at Las Geel, 60 kilometers from Hargeisa. For hundreds of years, the caves were feared by nomads who thought they were haunted by devils.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Maxamad Mooge '' Cumral-Zahuur''...*Saaca-Bi-Saaca*


EU: Border Agency Exposes Migrants to Abusive Conditions. '' Human Rights Watch''

 - Press Release.

Human rights watch: (Brussels) – Frontex, the European Union’s external border enforcement agency, is exposing migrants to inhuman and degrading conditions, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. Migrants apprehended along Greece’s land border with Turkey are sent to overcrowded detention centers in Greece, Human Rights Watch said. EU justice and interior ministers are expected to approve changes to the rules governing Frontex operations at a two-day meeting starting on September 22, 2011, but the changes do not go far enough to remedy the situation, Human Rights Watch said.

Orod-yahanka Caanka ah ee Maxamad Faarax '' Mo Farah'' oo Somaliland yimid!

'' Mo Farah in Somaliland!''

Orodyahanka Caanka ah ee u dhashay Jamhuuriyada somaliland  ee magaciisa la yidhaa Maxamed Faarax, kuse caan baxay “Mo Farah”, Oo maanta ka soo degay Madaarka Caalamiga ah ee magaalada dakada ah ee Berbera, ayaa waxa si diiran u soo dhaweyay oo halkaasi kaga hortagay, raxan wasiiro ah, masuuliyiin sarsare oo ka socota maamulka gobolka Saaxil iyo dadwayne aad u badan oo reer Somaliland ah. Waxa ay dadku si kal iyo laab ah u qaabileen orodyahanka u dhashay Somaliland. Orodyahanka reer somaliland mudane Mo Farah oo haysta dhalashada wadanka Britain, ayaa guulo waawayn iyo bilado badan oo dahab ah ka soo hooyay, tartanka ciyaaraha fudud ee 5000-mitir.

Sada Mire: Uncovering Somalia's heritage in Somaliland

Sada Mire at Dhallo Mountains
A World Heritage!

Somaliland: The brightly coloured and beautifully preserved rock paintings, depicting domesticated animals, could be up to 5,000 years old. Men are depicted riding on the back of some of the animals, or with raised arms, as if worshipping the cattle. Wild animals such as giraffes - which no longer exist in this rocky, arid climate - also appear, suggesting a shift in weather patterns since the paintings were made. "We all agree that this is an important discovery," says Lazare Eloundou Assomo, chief of Africa at the Unesco World Heritage Centre. But as Somaliland is not recognised by the UN, and Somalia has not ratified the 1972 World Heritage Convention, there is no question of the site getting world heritage status in the near future.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Somaliland: A Reliable Partner in Combating Piracy. By Morgam Roach


Piracy off the Horn of Africa increases every year due to constant instability in the region. In 2008, 111 vessels were attacked. Since the beginning of 2011, there have already been 188 attacks. Every year worldwide piracy costs the shipping industry billions of dollars in rerouting, ransoms, and many other related expenses. These costs are then passed on to the consumer. To curb piracy, the international community is working with regional partners to stabilize the region. Somalia’s U.N.-appointed Transitional Federal Government (TFG) has proven largely incapable of establishing law and order outside of parts of the capital city of Mogadishu. Constraining piracy is well beyond the limited capabilities of the TFG. By contrast, the government of Somaliland, the autonomous state in northern Somalia, is a more promising partner even though it is not recognized by the U.N.

Finally, Palestine Statehood in UN.


Palestinians have taken entire western a terrocracies by shock by its decision to move for a UN vote to ensure statehood for the besieged Palestinians. The Palestinian leader informed U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during their meeting that he would present him with a letter requesting full membership on Friday, ahead of Abbas’ speech to the General Assembly. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is pressing ahead with his diplomatic campaign to gain full UN membership for Palestine. As the Palestinians edged closer to seeking statehood recognition from the UN, Israeli terror PM B. Netanyahu called for Abbas to meet with him in New York followed with a series of such useless meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallh. He provided no other details or indications that Netanyahu was willing to cede to any of the Palestinians’ demands.The Israel hawkish leader said he wanted to resume “peace talks”, upping the pressure on Abbas and building on the frenzied diplomacy swirling around the Palestinians’ bid.

UK urges more support for Somalia at UN talks

Photo: families queue for food in Somalia

Long-awaited rains threaten to bring disease to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable families, bringing further misery to southern Somalia, Andrew Mitchell will warn the international community in New York today. Speaking ahead of his visit to the United Nations General Assembly, the International Development Secretary will urge countries to "reach deeper into their pockets" with as many as 750,000 thousand people in Somalia, mainly children, in danger of dying. He said Britain had taken "a lead role" while some other countries appear to be happy to be "merely bit part players" and called for a medium term response from the international community in a crisis likely to last into 2012. Mr Mitchell will praise the "brave and committed" work of humanitarians working in Somalia, without which "many more lives would have been lost".

Somalia/Kenya: preventing loss of family ties for refugees with a phone call


In response to the recent influx of people fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, the ICRC and Kenya Red Cross Society have stepped up tracing activities in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya. Ivan Antonic, ICRC specialist in restoring family links (RFL), is just back from a three-week mission there to establish the first family news mobile phone service for refugees in East Africa.

.How does the ICRC help Somali refugees in Dadaab?

One of the most urgent needs for new arrivals from Somalia is to be able to get in touch with their family members who stayed behind to let them know that they arrived safely and are well. Over the last few weeks, an average of 1,500 new refugees arrives at the camp daily. Many of them have horrific stories to tell about a rough journey and are exhausted upon arrival. Helping these people ontact their loved ones is a priority for the ICRC and its restoring family links (RFL) services.

Why not Somaliland?


After more than 20 years, who do we blame for the lack of diplomatic recognition and how do we go around this neverending “somali-wayn” quagmire to attain our goal? To be blunt and humble at the sametime, I think we can only blame ourselves, to certain degree, and of course our past and current governments! Well, some will argue that Kossovo, South-Sudan, South-Ossetia, Abkhazia…all had powerful political friends such as (respectively), the West and Russia…Even thought, legally speaking, we, somalilanders have a stronger case because we existed as an independent nation already (which means our cause is not in conflict with that “sacred AU and UN territorial indivisibility act). But yet, we seem to be having hard time convincing the world to our, well justified, cause and win some friends. Yes, as she said, that famous singer, “Gadhba gadhbaa la tusaayeh, gacalkeen miyuu lumay…” Gacalkeen or our supposed friends are, unfortunately the anti-democratic-arab-muslim brothers who sadly ganged up on our beloved democratic Somaliland…Why?…

Monday, September 19, 2011

Oyster Oil & Gas Limited Signs Production Sharing Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Djibouti.......'' Somaliland....


("Oyster Oil" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the formal signing of a Production Sharing Agreement ("PSA") between the Government of the Republic of Djibouti ("Djibouti") and Oyster Oil. The PSA covers four blocks: Blocks 1, 2, and 4 are located onshore and Block 3 is located offshore. These blocks are situated within the potentially prospective Guban Basin and Red Sea Basin covering a total area of approximately 14,100 km(2) (approximating to 3.5 million acres). The Guban Basin also extends into Somaliland where there is strong evidence of an active hydrocarbon system with numerous oil seeps and where oil has been recovered from wells drilled in previous decades; significantly there are also excellent analogues with the large and prolific Jurassic oil fields located nearby in Yemen. The Red Sea Basin also provides evidence of oil generation, migration pathways and trapping, with several discoveries in the Northern area of the Red Sea Basin.

War-saxaafadeed Ay Wada Jir U Soo Saareen Xisbiyada UDUB & UCID

War-saxaafadeed

(Date: September 19, 2011)

Ujeedo: Qoraal Wadajir ah

Shir aanu isugu nimi labada Xisbi Qaran ee UCID iyo UDUB, kaas oo aanu ku falanqaynay doorashooyinka inagu soo fool-ka leh iyo Diiwaan-gelintii la khasaariyey oo loogu talo galay in lagu qabto doorashooyinka soo socda, Waxaanu isla qaadanay arrimahan soo socda:- Waxay labada Xisbi Qaran caddeynayaan in diiwaangelinta hadda taalaa oo aynu ku soo galnay doorashadii Madaxtooyada ee u dambeysay ay ahayd diiwaan-gelin caddaalada ka fog oo si weyn loo musuqay, balse aanu u aqbalnay murankii ka dhashay doorashooyinkii muddo dhaafay, oo ay sababta ugu wayn lahayd Diiwaangelintu, iyo annagoo u tanaasulay maslaxadda dadka iyo dalka Somaliland. Iyadoo ay shacab badan oo reer Somaliland ahina ay si wayn u filayeen Is-beddel maamul oo dhacaa inuu nololshooda wax weyn ka baddeli doono.

Dr Maxamad Cabdilaahi Cumar oo ay Somali-Voa ku marti qaaday inuu jawaabo ka bixiyo socodkiisa USA ee haatan.. *Dhegta maal*

''Su' aalo iyo Jawaabo''

Wasiirka wasaarada arimaha dibada ee dalka Somaliland mudane Dr. Maxamad Cadilaahi Cumar, oo haatan socod shaqo ku jooga dalka Maraykanka (USA), una yimid inuu arimaha u gaarka ah dadka reer Somaliland iyo go'aankooda u gudbiyo Beesha Caalamka, ayaa waxa u suurta gashay wasiirka intii uu joogay Dalka Maraykanka inuu kulamo aad u badan oo muhiim la yeesho madax badan oo kale duwan. Hadaba waxa idaacada la yidhaa Somali-Voa, ay ku marti-qaaday Dr Maxamad Cabdilaahi Cumar inuu dhagaystayaashooda uga jawaabo waydiimo ay ka qabaan, socdaalka Wasiirka iyo waxa u qabsoomay!

*Dhegta maal*

Xigasho: Somalivoa

Hambalyo, Hambalyo , Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibadda iyo Iskaashiga Caalamiga Somaliland,Dr / Professor Maxamed Cabdillahi Cumar,halyey Qaran oo mudan in *Ra'iisal Wasaare loo caleemo saaro‏


Waxaan salaan qadarin,sharaf iyo karaamaba leh,aan u dirayaa dhammaan shacabka xarii rta ah ee reer Somaliland iyo inta maqaa lkan akhrisataba.Waxaan Allaha awoodda leh aan idiink a baryaya , inuu idinka yeelo kuwii if iyo aakhira ba liibaana, xaqa u hiiliya, dulmigana ka fogaa da. Aan ku xigsiiyo,oo aan salaan kal iyo laab ah,hambalyo iyo bogaadin aan duugoobin aan ha wada u mariyo walaalkay, Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibadda iyo Isakaashaiga Caalamiga Somalilan d,Dr / Professor Maxamed Cabdillahi Cumar.

Bal aan gudo galo dulucda qoraalkayga iyo halkaan u dan leeyahay, ee ay muhatay laabtay du Waxaynu ogsoonahay mudada kooban ee Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibadda Somalilnd,Dr /Pro fessor Maxamed Cabdillahi,uu hogaaminayey Wasaaradda Arrimaha Dibadda iyo Iskaashiga Caalmiga ah, iyo guulaha laxaadka leh ee uu ka soo hooyey dhan walbba.

The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) starts lectures in Somaliland


The Islamic University in Uganda has started a two-year education programme for students from Somaliland and Puntaland states. “We are teaching the students a postgraduate diploma in Educational Management. This is with support from the African Education Trust that selected our proposal. “We were many universities that took part but we emerged the best,” said Muhamadi Kaweesi, the programme coordinator. The programme started on July 11 with a face-to-face session.

“We are in Somaliland and Puntaland to freely interact with the 50 students. It is nice that the students have shown their dedication,” Kaweesi told The Observer via an online chat.

BAAQ iyo TALO ku socota Bulshada Somaliland ee ku nool dalka Maraykanka (USA) iyo kaalinta uga bannaan Shirka Guud ee Golaha loo dhanyahay ee UN-ta (UN General Assembly) ee ka socda magaalada New York


Waxaan salaam baaxad leh halkan uga soo gudbinayaa dhammaanba muwaadiniinta u dhashay qaranka Somaliland  ee ku nool guud ahaanba dalweynaha Maraykanka, waxaanan jeclaan lahaa inaan u soo gudbiyo farriin iyo talo la xidhiidha qaddiyadda Ictiraaf-Raadiska Jam. Somaliland. Sida aynu la wada soconno waxa magaalada New York ka socda Shirka Guud ee Golaha loo dhanyahay ee UN-ta (UN General Assembly). Qadiyadda Ictiraaf-Raadiska Jam. Somaliland ma aha keliya masuuliyad ay leedahay Xukuumadda hadda dalka ka talisa ama Wasiirka Wasaaradda Arrimaha dibedda, balse waa xil iyo waajib saaran qof kasta oo Somalilander ah oo ku nool dacallda dunida oo idil (siiba muwaadiniinta ku nool USA, Canada, West Europe iyo Australia).

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Is there a country called “Somalia”? A Widespread Misconception


The Somali inhabited areas at the horn of Africa was called ‘Somal’ and ‘Beri Somal’ by the Arab traders from Arabian Peninsula before the Europeans arrived. However, the Europeans divided area into three parts – British Somaliland, French Somaliland and Italian Somalia. The people of Somaliland (former British Somaliland) signed an agreement with British over its presence in Somaliland. The agreement renamed the territory ‘Somaliland British Protectorate’ similar status of the then South Yemen and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The agreement included that British should leave Somaliland anytime the people ask to leave, which led peaceful departure of Englishmen. The new country named State of Somaliland for four days, in which State of Somaliland signed MoU and agreements with other nations including Britain; these agreements are archived today at UN. State of Somaliland enjoyed similar status of that of State of Kuwait during such four days.

The winding road up to Sheikh (Somaliland)


It’s not fair, I think, that flights to the toughest places leave at the toughest time of day – the night.Yet again, to go off to Somaliland I had to get up before 4 a.m. to get to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by 5.15. Even at that time, there were plenty of cars on the roads. It was a Sunday morning, so they were not going early to work – more likely they were going home late from the bars and nightclubs of the city. Which was evident in the way a few of them were slowly zig-zagging along pothole-free roads. It was another slow flight over the arid lands in the inappropriately named Dash.

On arrival at the refurbished Egal International Airport at Hargeisa, I took a bottle of mineral water from my rucksack while waiting for my colleagues to clear the visa queue. I peeled off the plastic seal and looked round for a waste bin. A young Somali official noticed. “No problem,” he said.”You can throw it on the ground – this is Africa.”

''Mo Farah'' Waa Xasiid Ay Xasiidi dhashoon waligii Jimidhayn-e! ''Soo dhaweeya bilad-Dahab leh''.


Bilad-Dahableh: Waa Amad aan Warqash iyo Asalo ahayn-e ay shinidiisu ka soo jeedo Dalag waane iyo hal-horaad ahaa oo ku biqlay, baaqbaaqmay kuna bislaaday Gale caro-madaw ah oo ku yaal dhumucdii qodaalka iyo dhuuxii Qadawga iyo Wadada-godka! Waa wiil ku anqartay inta gows-qabadleh inta ugu mudan oo ah, Xasiid iyo Garaw! Waa Wiil lud iyo lafba jidhkiisa ay kusoo duxayso labeentii Dhayda iyo Sixinkii uu dhalaan-nimo ka hirqaday gorofkii Sacii Dhiin-bay, ee Cosobka iyo tigaada qaaliyada Madarka, banka Wajaale, Wadada-Godka, Geed-Balaadh, Kalabaydh, Boodhlay iyo Mitirkaba barqin iyo mayraca dharabka iyo sayaxa ku goosanayay! Dhijaanta iyo Balaygana ladaabta Xareeda ka durduuranayay! Waa Wiil Fandhaal burcad ah nasintiisa (madaxa) judha-waaga aroor kasta loogu galaalay!

Ciyaartoyga Caanka ah ee Mo Faarax oo Booqasho ku Imanaya Somaliland


 Ogaysiis :  Ciyaartooyga caalmiga ah ee u orda dalka Ingiriiska Mr. Maxamed Faarax (Mo Faarax), ayaa lagu wadaa inuu Arbacada toddobadkan booqasho ku yimaad Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland. Mr. Maxamed Faarax oo ay wehelinayaan xaaskiisa iyo fannaanka caanka ah ee Sir Maxamuud Cumar-yare, waxa la filayaa inay ka soo degaan madaarka diyaaradaha ee magaalada Berbera ee xarunta Gobolka Saaxil.

Maxamed Faarax waa orodyahankii ugu horreeyay ee ka tirsan dalka Britain ee ku guuleysta billadda dahabka ee orodka 5000 ee mitir, waxaannu dhalasho ahaan ka soo jeedaa Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Little girl with a big heart for Somalis

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She places both her hands against her chest, and with a soft voice says: “I just wanted to help them.”

''Grade 4 pupil Lungile Sikhakhane, 9, has a big heart''.

One night last month as she watched the news with her parents at their home in Mofolo, she saw images of children suffering in Somalia. The next day, she went to school with those images in her mind and spoke to her Igugu Primary School principal. “It was just before our life orientation lesson that she approached me and said: ‘Teacher, I want us to help the children in Somalia,’ and I was taken aback,” said principal Sibongile Mbuli. “I then told her that she must tell her class and the school about her idea and see how they react,” she said.

USA: Tele-conference/ Dr Maxamad Cabdilaahi Cumar (Wasiirka Arimaha Dibada ee Somaliland)- 17/09/2011, Saacada 02:00.

 Baaq-Shir-Telefoon.

Ogaysiis: Dhamaan jaaliyadaha reer Somaliland ee jooga North America waxa lagu marti qaadayaa inay ka soo qayb galaan, conference-call uu marti inoogu yahay Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibada ee Somaliland, Dr. Mohamed Abdillahi Omar, halkaas oo uu wasiirku inooga xog-warami doono xaalada dalka Somaliland ka jirsa sida abaaraha iyo guud ahaanba xaalada waddanka, waxa kale oo uu inoo sharaxi doonaa siyaasada dibada ee dawlada cusub ee hada talada dalka haysa, waxa kale oo uu inoo faahfaahin doonaa ujeedada ka danbaysa socdaalka uu wasiirku ku yimi Maraykanka ee uu hada ku gudo jiro.

Shirkan telephone-ka lagu qabanayaa wuxu dhacayaa Maalinta Sabtida ee bisha September ay tahay 17ka, saacadu marka ay tahay 2pm galabnimo ET (Washington DC wakhtigeeda).

Friday, September 16, 2011

Crisis in the Horn of Africa: A Somaliland Perspective (Dr Mohamed Abdilahi Omer, Dr Pham and other Distinguish Guests). *Watch*!

Op-Ed:Those who do not comprehend Somaliland, can seek citizenship in Somalia

''The Self named SSC group are alien and not genuine of the region''.

The self named SSC group which are suffering identity crises, sought cheap shot diplomacy in the TFG of Sheikh Sharif. They have assured to extend their animosity towards Somaliland in every trench. If we have to consider their claim to represent SSC, first and foremost, the folks are confused and myopic about their goals and are by now rather reckless and lost in the famous Somali politics of back stabbing. They are dwelling in Mogadishu begging their earned Independence in 1960 with the Somaliland block, that is if they were to be genuine. It is laughable to see them back to square one, doing what Somaliland stood firm in dealing with Southern Somalia. They claim to dismiss the accord of Somaliland communities in Burao Declaration in 1991. They despise the call from Hargeisa to end animosity among the communities but rather chose to pursue what Somaliland turned down to accept from Mogadishu.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mentally ill are stigmatized, misunderstood and shackled in Somalia

After the war in Somalia, Omar Ibrahin, 51, started to suffer from manic episodes. He is shown in mental hospital in Mogadishu on Sept. 8, 2011. - After the war in Somalia, Omar Ibrahin, 51, started to suffer from manic episodes. He is shown in mental hospital in Mogadishu on Sept. 8, 2011. | Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

Omar Ibrahin was once a hard-working tailor at his own shop in Mogadishu, sewing uniforms for the army. As he worked, he hummed and sang to himself. Then came the war. His shop was looted, his home was destroyed, and he became an unemployed refugee, living at a camp outside the city. With nothing to do all day, he began chewing qat leaves, a traditional drug with amphetamine-like qualities. His chewing became heavier and his stresses grew worse. Finally he erupted into manic episodes – frantically singing the same songs that he remembered from his tailoring days, unable to control himself.

It’s a common story here. After 20 years of war and violence, Somalia has one of the world’s highest rates of mental-health disorders. An estimated one-third of its eight million people are affected by some kind of mental illness, yet there are only three trained psychiatrists in the entire country to care for them, according to the World Health Organization.

ISLAM: How I embraced Islam! By Edgardo (Barjas) Ortega Butacan


I am Edgardo Ortega Butacan, also known as Barjas, which is my new Muslim name. Here is my testimony on how and why I embraced Islam. I was born in 1970 and baptized as Roman Catholic and lived most of my life in a Christian environment. Despite this background, I was not a religious person and grew up with many doubts about the doctrines and practices of my Christian faith. One thing I can attest though is that ever since, I believe that there is only one God although I did not know how He looked and what His name was. My doubts were cleared after I embraced Islam. Although, I still do not know how He looks, but it is enough for me to know His name and His beautiful attributes.

When I came to Saudi Arabia in 1993, I set aside many priorities including my religion in order for me to achieve all the comforts of this material life. I stayed in the Kingdom for five years and during these years, I was too prejudiced and biased with the Muslims and I tried to distance myself away from them as much as I could.

North African Democracy Looks to China for the Aid It Needs Most.....(Somaliland....)


The West has proven a valuable source of democracy-building and development aid for Somaliland, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it republic in northern Africa. But it is China that has been willing to gamble big on the economic-development projects it needs most. “When you talk about infrastructure development, China is one of the leading countries in the world,” said Somaliland Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Omar, who is in Washington this week. “You cannot get roads built and bridges done, and ports done and airports, with humanitarian and development assistance.”

“Contemporary development assistance focuses on what I would call ‘soft sector’,” Omar said: things like institutional development, education, health, capacity building. “Aid is not aimed to build roads—and for the economic development you would need to develop that infrastructure,” Omar said. “The Chinese are very good at that.”

Somaliland: a modern state minus international recognition? Written by: Bethany Brady (University of London, Birkbeck College)!

An Assessment.

The Republic of Somaliland, a protectorate of Britain until 1960, is often cited as being one of the more successful (self-declared) states in the Horn of Africa; a functioning polity against all odds since it is still without international recognition. Some observers, such as Hagmann and Peclard, unequivocally comment that Somaliland is ‘a political entity which has all the attributes of a modern state except for international recognition’ (Hagmann, T and Peclard, D 2010: 159). I hope to examine this observation and establish whether Somaliland does indeed exhibit modern state qualities or rather we are witnessing the development of a beacon of light in an otherwise war-torn area of Africa. Is this beacon leading to exaggerated positive critiques of the developmental movements taking place; a somewhat idealistic, rather than realistic, approach to the problematic of statehood in the region?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New York: Somaliland, USA, UK, France, China iyo Russia oo ka wada hadlay Qadiyada Somaliland!


New York, September 14, 2011 – Wasiirka arimaha dibadda Somaliland Dr. Maxamed C/laahi Cumar ayaa ka warbixiyey kulankii Xarunta Jimciyada Quruumaha ka dhaxaysa ee New York doraad ku dhexmaray Somaliland iyo Shanta Wadan ee Rigliga ku ah QM, kaas oo sheegay in shirkaasi uu ku soo bandhigay garnaqsi ku saabsan qadiyada Somaliland iyo Waxa ay xaq u leedahay Somaliland oo ah ka mid noqoshada beesha caalamka. Dr. Maxamed C/laahi oo khudbad ka horjeediyey shanta wadan ee joogtada ku ah Qaramada Midoobay ayaa rajo weyn ka muujiyey la kulankaasi Quwadaha waawayn ee dunida inuu soo dhaweeyey Aqoonsiga Somaliland 20-ka sano baadi-goobka ugu jirtay, waxaanu xusay inay garawshiyow ka muujiyeen horumarka Somaliland ku talaabsatay.

Somaliland: The Berbera option


Ethiopia, which has had more than one spat with Djibouti over the access it gets to its port facilities, the service levels available there and the price it pays for these, is soon to have a new port gateway made available to it.

Somaliland, Ethiopia and China have signed trilateral agreements on gas, oil and logistics which include the large-scale development of the port of Berbera, Somaliland. Road and rail networks will form part of the development and connect Berbera to Ethiopia as well as other regional networks.

Located at the mouth of the Red Sea, the port of Berbera is reported to have already attracted the interest of more than one international port operator.

Twenty Years of Collapse ''The Cost of Failure in Somalia'' By John Norris and Bronwyn Bruton (Center for American Progress and One Earth Future Foundation)

A Joint Report.

The disastrous famine in Somalia is the worst the world has seen in 20 years, and it again casts a harsh spotlight on the situation in that country. With millions of people now at risk of starvation, and appalling stories of human hardship dominating the evening news, the name “Somalia” once again conjures images of crisis and despair—a famished, suffering country peopled by pirates, terrorists, and warlords. -  Second, this report recognizes that the conditions within Somalia vary widely by region. Somaliland and other parts of the north have achieved a far greater degree of stability and self-governance than the south. These divergent conditions on the ground lead some to question the viability of Somalia’s borders as currently constructed. Somaliland has long sought international recognition as an independent state.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Somaliland’s First Female Mayor Hailed As Success


When in 1887 Susanna Madora better known as "Dora" was elected as the new mayor of Argonia, Kansas in United States, Somaliland was in the hands of its colonial master –Britain- which at the time was ruling most parts of the world. Dora was a politician and activist and became the first woman elected as mayor and the first woman elected to any political office in the United States (United Nations 1960). Khadra X. Ismail Yonis widely known as Khadra X. Gaydh has just become Somaliland’s first female mayor but already she seems relaxed in her pioneering role as she strolls around her community clad in traditional beautiful Somali dirac (a flowing lightweight dress) and a purple shalmad.

She will be a good leader, just like her father who was a successful businessman," says Hussein Warsame, an elderly man wearing the traditional white galabiyah robe, who made a point of climbing off his donkey to greet the new mayor. "And besides, a woman is in power in Germany," he adds with a smile.

Where somaliland stands now?


It is been three years, since I wrote an article to the somaliland media, and the reason that it took me so long to write an article is because when somaliland face a political dilemma before this new administration, including closing of house of parliament, Calling for impeachment of the president at that time and also unsure that the election is gone happen at that moment and also giving time to this new administration to make an evaluation if they are better than the former administration led by dahir rayale and this is the reason that I have kept silent.

Today i believe it’s the time to break my silence and ask ourselves where are we, where somaliland stands now in terms of peace and stability. Economically. Strategy on recognition. and Somaliland sovereignty

Monday, September 12, 2011

UCID: Aadan Maxamad Mire (waqaf) oo war-saxaafadeed ka soo saaray go'aankii Maxkamada sare ee Somaliland!


War-saxaafadeed!

War-saxaafadeed uu mudane Aadan Maxamad Mire (waqaf) ka soo saaray go'aankii maxkamada sare ee Somaliland ka soo saartay, isku qabsigii gudoomiyaha xisbiga UCID, ayaa u qornaa sidan hoosta ku qoran:-

Maanta oo ay taariikhdu ahayd 11-0-2011 waxa maxkamadda sare ee Somaliland soo saartay jawaabti in muddo ahba laga sugayey ee ku saabsanayd khilaafkii ka dhashay hogaanka Xisbiga UCID.

Waxanu maxkamadda sharafta leh ka sugaynay go’aan cad oo qeexaya hogaanka sharciga ah ee Xisbiga UCID yeelanayo iyo inay nagu kala saarto xeerarka iyo dastuurka dalka u yaala iyadoo raacaysa xeerkii Xisbiga UCID u yaalay.

Wikileaks: Diplomatic Cables, (DJIBOUTI)

WIKILEAKS: Djibouti

SUBJECT: DJIBOUTI: ASSISTANCE CONFUSION

REF: DJIBOUTI 1633

Classified By: ADCM Haywood Rankin for reason 1.5 (b,d).

1. (C) Summary: Chief of Armed Forces Fathi conveyed to Charge September 3 President Guelleh's confusion and vexation -- directed mainly at Djibouti's ambassador in Washington -- about assistance from the United States. He said, perhaps too frankly, that Guelleh was nervous because he needed to begin his election campaign for 2005. Guelleh is supposed to return September 5 to Djibouti, after more than a month away, and Charge has requested an appointment. The fundamental problem is that the Djiboutians are accustomed to the simpler French way of handling assistance and have a steep learning curve with the Americans (and vice versa). End Summary.

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Calgarians urged to send aid during worst famine in East Africa in 60 years

Asha Jama has been receiving calls nearly every day from family, friends, even complete strangers in Somalia crying out for help as famine spreads through the drought-stricken Horn of Africa. "They tell me they see children dying," said the president of the Calgary Somali Women, adding many of her own relatives in Somalia have perished. "I can't eat. I'm thinking about them."

Jama and her family joined World Vision Canada president and CEO Dave Toycen at the Ethno Cultural Council of Calgary last week to urge Calgarians to make donations and help fight the worst famine to hit East Africa in 60 years.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Edna Adan: Vive Le France-Water!!!


As you may know, access to water has long been a pressing concern for Edna. She has often spoken of this as being her single biggest challenge. Edna is deeply, deeply grateful to France for having funded this months-long effort, which has now met with success. During the past four months, we have been in labour with our water well drilling effort which we started with kind support from France. These months have been among the most difficult and harsh times I have spent and at times, lost hope that we would ever find water.

On the 7th of September, we pumped water out of the well for the first time, and on the 9th of September we could pump water with a good pressure from the well with borrowed equipment in order to assess the water pressure and potability.

Wall Street figures, Peter Collery and Anand Desai, co-hosted a fundraiser at the Yale Club for the benefit of Abaarso Tech (Somaliland).

Two prominent Wall Street figures, Peter Collery and Anand Desai, co-hosted a fundraiser at the Yale Club for the benefit of Abaarso Tech (Somaliland). Peter Collery and his daughter Claire recently returned from visiting Abaarso Tech, after which their family vowed to do all they can to support the institution. Peter and Anand are long time friends of Jonathan Starr, and Jonathan too spoke at the event.

Approximately 65 individuals, a great number of whom come from the financial world, attended the reception at the Yale Club. Guests were almost exclusively friends and professional relations of the two generous hosts, and they came to learn more about the Abaarso Tech cause that Peter and Anand have so generously supported.

The Market Economy and its Enemies


Human beings are driven to improve their socio-economic circumstances. They utilise whatever resources of material and intellectual capital they have to address their condition of unlimited wants. They engage in economic transactions with fellow humans. Those who produce goods and services sell them to those who need them. A spontaneous order exists. And that is how Friedrich Hayek, the late Austrian economist, described the free market. Self-interest drives people in their quest to meet their needs, but the resources available to them are limited. Individuals or groups of individuals, therefore, must compete amongst themselves to provide the goods and services which others will want to own or consume.