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  1. 6 points
    Last time I read, Oodweyne was going to Somaliland for an election monitoring exercise or a "democracy watch" if you will. One would rightfully conclude our esteemed nomad is not happy with all the allegations of fraud under his eyeful watch.
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    That Chinese lady looks she's been working the Chow-Lo kitchen for a while. Not a billion dollar investor. Perception is reality.
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    Two quotations from the same post. In order for people to unite, they need to have faith and trust in each other. Even a marriage between a man and his future wife cannot be successful unless there is something that unites them and faith & trust in each other is foundation for that success. There is no such thing as far as Hargeisa and Mogadishu are concerned. We have gambled once and we have been bitten bitterly. A believer should not be stung twice from the same hole. While other Somalis are on a 40 year wandering on the wilderness and chaos, Somalilanders have, despite a lot of obstacles (including Galbeed's like), achieved good things. It is a prove that we are on the right track.
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    The first deception. In the 2010 Somaliland election, the UCID party led by Faysal Waraabe and Mohamed Rashiid got 17.8% of the vote. This was the second defeat of the UCID chairman , yet in both those elections his chances were small. Faysal was the third party challenging a sitting president and former SNM leader and political heavyweight Ahmed Siilaanyo. AS such , Chairman Faysal was justified to try a third term after Ahmed Siilaanyo. With C/raxman Cirro as the speaker of the parliament and Faysal as the candidates , the so called tribal grouping that is claimed today could have been formed and the chances of Faysal winning would have increased, although it was difficult to dislodge the power from the corrupt coalition of Kulmiye. As soon as Ahmed Siilaanyo swore to the office, he hastily, without consultation or party convention , transferred the chairmanship of Kulmiye to Muuse Biixi. Yet , at time , no one in their right mind thought that Muuse could win or even survive a party dominated so many heavyweights like: C/caziiz Samaale, Hersi, Mohamed Biixi and others. Everyone considered him as an enforcer not a leader. The first move to replace Ahmed Siilaanyo was started in Djibouti. It all started when in November 2010, Ahmed Siilaanyo visited Djibouti. During the meeting of a non official gathering between Ahmed Siilaanyo and members of the Djibouti elite including former governor of the Djibouti central bank and the brother in law of president Cumar Geelle, suddenly Ahmed Siilaanyo , due to the ongoing dementia and other cognitive issues, fell asleep in his couch. Everyone , either shocked or surprised, but lieutenant Hersi who is both taking care of the president and managing the affairs of the office, calmly told everyone that the president is tired and some medicine he took made him sleep, and quickly moved him to a suite in the hotel. The business oligarchs of Djibouti who have both family, business and political interest in Hargeisa made their first move. C/raxman Cirro , through Aadan M. Waqaf, the vice chairman of UCID, moved against Faysal Waraabe and asked to give the leadership to Cirro and explicitly told him that his term as a chairman was over. Since Faysal was the man who schooled chairman Cirro, he refused and declared war to keep his party and property--the UCID party. The matter went to court , but due to clan pressures and other issues , the court decided that the party must hold a convention within three months and at the meantime , Faysal would remain the chairman. Also , Amed Siilaanyo did not want a war from Waraabe clan family in Hargeisa. By the summer of 2011, the wife of president Cumar Geelle and her Banker brother wired three instalment of $630,000 dollars to the parliament speaker C/raxman Cirro*(1). Another blood relative and businessman ,and chairman of SomCable Mohamed Aw Saeed --he has monopoly on all internet services in Somaliland--, put his bet on Kulmiye and their future leaders. Their intention was to have two horses in the race and also to eliminate the UDUB party who had the support of 35% of the people. Then president Rayaale refused to give monopoly to Ina Aw Saeed and offered the licence to him and another company called Telesom, owned by former company called Al-Barakaat which was later sanctioned by former president BUsh after 911. Due to the financial capital C/raxman Cirro recieved, suddenly all the chairmen of UCID party in the six regions of Somaliland simultaneously announced their resignation from UCID party led by Faysal Waraabe. In early October 2011, chairman Cirro officially launched the Waddani party, and 75% of the sitting UCID members of the parliament changed their allegiance to Waddani party that has to yet win legitimacy. C/caziiz Samaale, the vice speaker, spoke at the ceremony and openly asked Ahmed Siilaanyo to speed up the local elections which UDUB party requested to be postponed until a vote registration takes place , and encouraged the Waddani party to replace UDUB. FAysal went ahead and chose two energetic young man to be the next candidates of the party while he would remain the chairman. Due to the financial help from Jamaal Cali Huseen and others the UCID party became part of the final three. Without the tireless campaign of Jamaal and Mataan, Ucid could not have survived the cut. There was a big challenge within the ruling party to become the candidate for the next election. Muuse Biixi was challenged by MOhamed B. Yoonis and C/cziiz Samale. If normal convention would have taken place, definitely Muuse would have lost. He intimidated Siilaanyo and his cohorts at the palace and promised a bloody war if Ahmed Siilaanyo reneged his promise to make him the candidate. Ahmed Siilaanyo and his lieutenants were facing strong opposition from east, Awdal and now Muuse in Hargeisa. From 2011 and on, they were rulling through bribes and patronage. Whoever speaks against the government and his deteriorating health issues of the president , were either paid cash or appointed to one of the 70 ministers. Now, a renegade Muuse will join the opposition and would use any means necessary to frighten the crowd from Burco who is probed up by the west Hargeisa crowd. He started few fire bombs within the city and no one was arrested. Then a former deputy security minister joined the fray and accused the government of releasing dozens of extremists accused or convicted of terrorism. To silence him they raided his home in the middle of the night and wounded and arrested his body guards. Yet, the fire bombing continued, and finally Ahmed Siilaanyo caved in by fearing that these kind of nightly fire bombs might bring other criminals and extremist groups which might bring his government to instability.He was correct to silence him or Al-shabaab or might have taken advantage. Ahmed Siilany and his wife, the finance minister and the Djibouti businessmen agreed that Muuse must be crowned, and if Hersi, who was pushing Mohamed B. Yoonis whom he brought from Daarfuur, insisted, then he must be told to accept this decision or else. Hersi resigned and took with him almost a dozen ministers he hired before, and as the man who was running the government for five years, he thought that he will eventually bring down Muuse in the long run. The second deception. When Muuse won the candidacy his biggest challenge was not C/raxman Cirro, but the young incoming candidate of the UCID party that might take a huge chunk of his base. In order to sideline Jamaal , the UCID chairman was called to the palace and paid handsomely to expel Jamaal Cali from the UCID candidacy. HE went to Djibouti and got an alleged $300 from the business oligarchs. He was as also brought to the government's agenda and made part of the both local and foreign agenda of the ruling party. He was nominated to be part of Somalia negotiations and was also given his share of Dubai port bonuses. Just like last time, the court ruled that a party convention must be held and rejected the earlier convention that nominated Jamaal and C. X. Mataan. Finally Muuse has got his wish of facing C.raxman Cirro, a very weak candidate that never opposed any agenda or went against any proposal from the ruling Kulmiye. Chairman Faysal got both the cash and the revenge of defeating Cirro. Chairman Cirro was controlled opposition. In order to defeat Rayaale and claim the leadership once in his lifetime, Ahmed Siilaanyo has promised many people to replace him. Among them were Dr. Gaboose, Muuse Biixi, C/caziiz Samaale and C/raxman Cirro. Dr. Gaboose was too strong for the business oligarchs. For the last five years, Cirro never spoken or protested any policy by the government. He never spoke against the theft of the public property, the tribal hegemony of the ruling coalition , the extra judicial nature of the police and the courts or the grievances of the other regions namely Awdal. When the Awdal elders demanded equal representation and Ahmed Siilaanyo transfer it to the parliament , Cirro rejected and said this is not the right time. For all this years, he never marched or publicly protested any government action. Hersi , who helped Cirro and Waddani to make the final cut , sometimes threatened him to take away his speakership when he refused to play ball or objected the government agenda. By getting Hersi as a member, Cirro thought that he found the key to the palace. The most important aspect of his failure was that he did not understand the role of the opposition in Africa or in the horn of Africa. Since the government would not play by the rules and use public coffers to enrich and use to win election, , the role of the opposition is to expose them and fight them to every move they make. Your job is to replace them no matter what. If you are unable to replace them electorally, them you must work hard to dismantle their hegemony and monopoly in government , public institutions and security. Fight and keep fighting them until they become weak and discardable. The tale of the election. As the opposition, you already knew that the evil coalition will do anything to hang on on power. The first indication was the inability of the commission to release early results. That alone should have rang a bell to everyone. That was among some of the main reason the Kenyan election was overturned. The court found that " the irregularity in the transmission of results". They should have also alarmed by the huge child voters found in Gabiley , Burco and Hargeisa. In his first address when he rejected results and accused the commission of ignoring incidents that could damage the integrity of the election, opposition leaders started to prepare and challenge the results. For example , the Awdal based vice presidential candidate Mohamed Cali and his supporters were told to mobilize and ready for huge protests. Those in AWDal were also prepared lawyers from Nairobi and London to challenge the result and go to courts. With an email exchange i had with one of the leaders, I told him that they must take these crucial steps in order to win, form a coalition government or a second round election. Of course, here in SOL, I am expanding them for the readers to get the whole picture. 1-Do not accept the result. Do not accept the results until all polling stations were audited. The system were set up in a way that people could only vote in the district they had registred. So, you must verify the wrong people did not vote at the wrong polling stations. 2-Early mistakes broke the camel's back. Because of the huge discrepancy in the early transmission of the results, you must find the real reasons the results were changed. Everyone was celebrating as early results from the observers came in. 3- The Gabiley (Wanlaweyn district of 1960) must be checked rigorously. Of course Wajaale, Alaybaday and Arabsiyo are part of Gabiley district , yet 60,000 is impossible in that district. Most the people in Wajaale and Gabiley reside in Hargeisa and travel for family or business reasons. In 2011, when I visited Gabiley, almost everyone had left either for Hargeisa, Borama or Wajaale. They told us that over 300 families had left for Borama. Just last summer a friend told me that Gabiley is a ghost town, and he swore that you could find 5000 people in that town. Some of the things that took place was the flipping of the WAddani observers. IMagine the young man you chose to observe was given few hundred dollars by the oligarchs and he changed allegiance or failed to show up, especially in the coastal regions and Gabiley. 4-A million people registered. 780,000 people got their cards ,and 550,000 voted. That itself is huge discrepancy. People were told to take their card within two weeks or they will expire and you will never retrieve them again. Why make the life ofthe people difficult to get their card?. Why not allow people to come and pick through the year?. THe opposition must locate where these cards are at the moment. 5- Go to the courts. Go to the local courts and take your time to prepare your case. Get international lawyers from London and Nairobi to litigate your case. In fact, get those who were involved the Kenyan election and get publicity. 6-Your role is to replace them or disband them, or alla Odinga style. Since the ruling oligarchs in Africa do not play by the rules and abuse the public trust, loot the public purse and use the public coffers for elections , your job is to replace them as a government or disband the tribal and hegemonic system that is nurturing them. With all the money that poured from Dubai, Djibouti and government coffers , every logical person knows that these people were not prepared to lose. You must realize in the early stages as the opposition leaders that you will be dismantling an entrenched tribal system that must be either destroyed or replaced. The HArgeisa West oligarchs were sucking the blood from everyone since 1997. We just heard as late as 2015 that the world bank used to offer business enhancing grants, yet that was taking place in Somaliland since 1997, and these oligarchs were the only beneficiary As I said, the issue is not only about the election but also the dismantling of the entrenched oligarchs. Demand international and regional mediation which not only focuses the irregularities in the election , but also targets the police , security and military which is intended for reform, and must reflect the entire people not the only the corrupt coalition. Eventually, as Railla Odinga did in 2008, you must force them to make a national coalition government that shares power with the opposition. With the party supports across Somaliland , now is the time to pressure the ruling click. With inflation skyrocketing and looting of public land and corruption, now is the time to dismantle these people. Letting them rule again is rewarding thieves to the crown. In the end, do not give Muuse Biixi the badly needed legitimacy. He must earn every inch of legitimacy by accepting reform after you conceded or the protest will continue. They can not keep shooting peaceful protesters or things could get ugly. That was the move a real opposition would do. Some of you would say that, my desire is to push the instability of Somaliland on the brink, but my intention is to deny impunity and create something that could have been shared by both the opposition and the ruling class which would have led to a real reform. THe problem was the man who supposed to lead the opposition was a member of the ruling oligarchy for a long time and his intention was to create and form something similar of the Kulmiye party. With all the corrupt politicians of the last twenty years joining Waddani including old farts like Ismaaciil Buuba, chairman Cirro wanted to created corrupt coalition. So what did Cirro and the boys did after the fact. While those in AWdal were planning their next move to challenge the result, Hersi H. Cali, Aadan Dhoola Yare and C/qadir Jirde started already a process to negotiate and recoup some of their money lost in the campaign. According to sources, Hersi met, Mohamuud Hashi, the palace minister and others from the Siilaanyo tribe in order to calm the waters and push the opposition to accept the result, but also the to get back over a million dollar he spent on the Waddani party campaign . As a young leader who has his political future ahead, Hersi had already decided to move ahead and made interviews that contradicted chairman Cirro by saying that they will accept the result. My sources told me that chairman Cirro was offered undisclosed amount of money to him personally by the Biixi camp , and most of that money was wired from Djibouti to Nairobi. While Cirro has built a very huge party through his low key maneuvers and negotiations, he was never a real threat to the ruling class. People familiar with him said that Ahmed Siilaanyo and others had sent wrong signals that reassured him but also disarmed his ability to challenge them forcefully. Rather than fight them as a real opposition that was willing to fight them on every inch and make them vulnerable, he got comfortable with their agenda of silencing him politically while pretending to work with him. Even before the election started he lost his last card to stop Kulmiye. Finally Chairman Cirro lost or had thrown his last card . When the parliament held a vote to replace him, his coalition lost 39 vs 38 against Baashe , a Kulmiye member who made chairman Cirro life difficult during the last five years. After careful monitoring of the video in the chamber, it was apparent that , the Waddani coalition had won the vote 39 vs 38 . THey had the opportunity to challenge the result and reconvene the members since the momentum was their side. There were a lot of members who were sitting on the fence earlier, but willing to switch allegiance to Waddani this time around. Rather than push the issue and keep the parliament speakership in order to use it for the future if they fail to win the election. Chairman Cirro conceded and gave to Baashe . The Parliament would have been a place to challenge even the election results or for the future impeachment of Biixi if he transgresses. He said " Xashkaan tagayaa oo waan ka ducaysanayaa labadan nin'. They even told him that in 2010, before the election Ahmed Siilaanyo went to Hajj and after that he won the election. The strange thing was for the last three months of the campaign he wore white KHamiis and and put a long " tusbax" in his neck looking like a Suufi.Who knows, maybe those Suufi guys he associated with might have told him that they seen him as president and told him to do all these strange things( Qaar baa malaha waxay ku yidhaahdeen waxaan ku aragnay adigoo Madaxweyne ah). In the end, if his last message of saying that " A blood will not be shed on my own ego" is genuine, then he must be a God fearing man who should not have entered the corrupt oligarch system that has taken place in Hargeisa for the last seven years. The good people of Somaliland were willing to participate and vote in democratic manner, yet it was the politicians who decided to travel the tribal road. THey would have addressed and courted people by city or region without calling the tribes, but they intentionally decided to promote tribal car and politics. IN 2010 election, you would not see RAyaale going to election halls with banners proclaiming the allegiance of certain tribe. Even though Siilaanyo started his journey in the town of Garadag, he did not campaigned like Cirro and Muuse. It was really ugly and tribal all the way to the end. Finally, the election is over and Biixi won, but in order for him to succeed, he must dismantle the tribal coalition that they and the Burco boys has created. THey should no longer lead army , police (the vice police chief is from Biixi camp) and security, finance and foreign policy, commerce and all foreign aid financed agencies. He must dismiss the police chief who allowed mayors, ministers and others to arrest those who oppose them or dislike. " Mayorki Berbera ayaa hebel xidhay" that is what you hear every day. The police and the courts must be independent , and the habit of elders, mayors, and ministers arresting people at will must end. THe warlord military chief who is in charge of the army for the last twenty years must be also replaced. The corrupt coalition has always talked about representation and equal distribution of power, yet they never vacate one single seat. When they tried to pamper the Sool people and Khaatumo, it was Cali Waran Cadde from West Burco who vacated his ministry of interior seat. When chairman Cirro was replaced as the speaker it was him who vacated the seat for Sool people. Why not replace the corrupt finance minister or others from the oligarchy?. Why Saleebaan Gaal vacate the Guurti chairmanship to Cali Kh. Galayr? YOu can not fool people all the time. It was Ahmed Siilaanyo who in 2009 openly said he will negotiate with Somalia. He signed the American led memorandum of understanding that will lead to unity, yet these same people were accusing others of taking to Somalia. Real reform must take place and the evil coalition must be dismantled. That must be the real job of the coalition. They must elect a temporary leader who only leads the party at this transition period. This person should not be from Hargeisa or even Berbera, the home of the chairman Cirro, because these groups had proven to be weak and corrupt. So far we have seen Cali Waran Cadde and Cirro, who were not resilient under pressure. I would put Hersi or Mohamed Jamac Abgaal from Awdal as the interim leaders, and if the west Burco guys want to try one more time, they must bring a real leader who is capable of dismantling the coalition or others must be given the chance. Who knows, looking back , maybe the people of Somaliland had missed a bullet or a weak leader who would have acted indecisive and who would have made the system more corrupt . Few years ago i said that , " how come this man is weak both in his speech and manners, and yet , he is not even 70 years old". Others say that because of the fear certain segments of Somaliland have for West Burco, weak characters like Cirro are the right person to sell. I am not kidding , but a very prominent member of UCID party told me that the West Burco is like H/G of Somaliland and a lot of people fear them their domination. They reside in Hargeisa, Bebera, Burco and Sanaag, and with coalition of AWdal coalition "Afarta Gabiley joogta anagaa soo qaqabanaynaa, malaha cabsidu waa run". Despite all the the election talk, the Somaliland election is much fairer than most in the region including the Kenyan one. So, despite all the problems, the people might have moved on the right direction. My main observation was the shortcomings of Cirro and how a real opposition would have dismantled Biixi and company.
  6. 5 points
    Very proud of them, jecliyaa In aan arko Somali guulaysata. Dhalintii role model badan baa u soo baxay maansha Allah.
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    I absolutely heart Nostalgic images of Somalia, Here is one from sometime in the early years of the 70's, A road trip from Mogadishu with my Uncle Ali Matan Hashi, Aunty Daleys & Big sister Aisha and other relatives
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    Niyaw horta comments kaagu kaama khasaarin aragti saxaad cabirtay oo aad qortay. Laakiin imika waanba sakhraansanay oo kuuma jawaabi karo indrkay talaabo wax waydiiya. Anigu geeridii nebiga ma ogiye
  9. 4 points
    On the positive side this shows Somaliland is starting to realize ictiraaf isn't possible and taking more active role in the politics of Somalia.
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    DP World completes 400 meter expansion of Somaliland’s Berbera port. 59Shares Friday August 14, 2020 DP World this week announced the completion of a 400-meter expansion of the Berbera port in Somaliland. The Dubai Port Company that is contracted to expand the port said once operational, it will increase the terminal’s capacity by 500,000 TEUs per year and further strengthen Berbera as a major regional trade hub servicing the Horn of Africa. In a tweet, DP World stated: “We have just completed a 400m quay and a new extension at Berbera Port, Somaliland. Once operational, it will increase the terminal’s capacity by 500,000 TEUs per year and will further strengthen Berbera as a major regional trade hub servicing the Horn of Africa.” The news has elicited excitement within the Somaliland government with the vice president Abdirahman Abdilahi saying: “As Deputy President of Somaliland and on behalf of the people, words can’t express my great excitement about the nearing completion of the Berbera port expansion. my gratitude goes to the Sheikhs of the UAE and the DP World.” DP world, the Dubai based world’s largest port operator is the key player in the rebuilding of Berbera, they have invested $442 million for the expansion of the port and are also the economic free zone. It has projected to complete work by February next year. advertisements In 2017 when the original agreement was signed, the CEO of DP World Mr. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem drew a parallel between the growth of Dubai and the development path Somaliland is on and added “Our vision is to make Berbera a trading and transportation hub for the Horn of Africa.” Berbera port is among the few corridors in the Horn of African region, which serves for both military and commercial purposes. The Berbera Port was built in 1964 by the Soviet Union and further expanded by the United States of America (USA) in 1982. It has served for both the Soviet Union and the U.S military within a span of 20 years. Once completed, facilities and service will surpass those in the neighbouring Djibouti according to the contractors. According to the DP World, the port will be able to handle the biggest ships compared to the other ports in the region and will complement activities at the Port of Djibouti and the Lamu Port which is also under expansion in the coast of Kenya. The Berbera Port expansion is the largest investment in Somaliland since it parted ways with Somalia in 1991. Work on the port expansion has reduced due to the measures put in place in the fight against the spread of the deadly coronavirus but the Somaliland government and the DP World have projected all facilities will be ready for operation early 2021. “We are very much on course. Of course the coronavirus has affected the speed at which we were on, but we will soldier on and deliver the most modern port facility in Berbera,” an official of the DP World said. The Berbera port expansion, designed to equip the Somaliland port for major vessels and transform it into one of Africa’s pre-eminent facilities. Expansion of the port started early last year with the first phase at a cost $101 million. Federico Banos-Linder, Vice President External Relations, DP World, said once the port is done, Somaliland will be one of the biggest and most modern players in the maritime industry in the Horn of Africa. “Already with phase one of the three phases done, we have increased the container capacity by 50 per cent and pushed volumes by 70 per cent which is a massive improvement. “We are now exporting 4 million livestock from 1.5 million just less than a year ago,” said Banos-Linder. Total investment of the two phases will reach $442m. The port’s current capacity is around 150,000 twenty-foot equivalent units [a measure of ships container carrying capacity] and is set to expand to 450,000 TEUs once development is complete. DP World firm will also create an economic free zone in the surrounding area, targeting a range of companies in sectors from logistics to manufacturing, and a $100m road-based economic corridor connecting Berbera with Wajaale in Ethiopia “Our aim is to make this an important regional hub for the maritime industry in the Horn of Africa,” DP World chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sultan bin Sulayem said. “We are within schedule in our work,” he added. DP World holds a 51 per cent stake in the Berbera port, while Ethiopia holds 19 per cent and Somaliland the rest
  11. 4 points
    The recently upgraded Hagreisa land database registry is actually part of a larger project by Somaliland Gov't and SolidBlock Inc. The project will be using state of art block-chain based database to register land titles and other key assets.
  12. 4 points
    Oodweyne They can't keep up. Befuddled, bemused and bewildered by Somaliland’s growing gravitas at international diplomacy. While they play tiddlywinks with Mudulood this and Dhuusomareeb 2.4 that. At least they're a curious bunch.
  13. 4 points
    This is great improvement.The land database in Somaliland has been a consistent headache and cause for a lot of troubles including missing files, disputes etc. The introduction of GIS system will greatly simplify while at the same time is more secure and more reliable.
  14. 4 points
    Ilhaan is also with white man now
  15. 4 points
    And when they are training our navy and Air force it will be reported as a "Latin American" and an "Eastern European" country respectively
  16. 4 points
    The political culture in Somaliland is an egalitarian one. Specially Beesha Dhexe. So for everyone from the unknown to the well known to have equal say and communicate their personal feelings or believes, it is a welcomed sign that the people are moving forward. This is why in Somaliland almost everything is openly discussed and nothing is hidden. The gov't is held to account, the ministers coming on TV explaining their side of the story. You will never see this type of open discussions of gov't ministers and opposition party engaging in lively political discourse about the goings on, anywhere else in the Somali regions. We know Mogadishu Khaire's moratorium on media engagement by his cabinet. We know Cheeseman, after almost 3 years, has never held an open questions interview. The same goes for Puntland where each Hagbad inheritor takes the enclave on a personal ride with no questions asked. So, all these public engagement, is music to my ears that the people are awake and taking part and shaping their future. What other Somalis take for granted, in Somaliland we don't. If we think the gov't is not on the right path, we tell it like it is without mincing words. And not wait until end of the tenor and call it 'what a bad leadersip it was' like Puntlanders do every 4years. Rather, you have to oppose what is wrong and support what is right every single day.
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    Another musharax sanadkan waa aanadkii faataalayaasha.
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    Haduu maanta Morgan yiraahdo waxaa ahay beeesha east burco instantly he would receive the Mujaahid title.
  22. 4 points
    The Xamar administration should secretly explain to the Canadians that as a poor country Somalia is very susceptible to blackmail by the arrogant Arabs and so any statement made against Canada is null and void in reality
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    I do not like this ranking. Being happy while in dire condition is not good. Of course we are resilient people, but we must hate our condition and not to be happy . Accepting misery and be happy about it is apathy.
  25. 4 points
    Somaliland: The Horn of Africa’s Breakaway State
  26. 4 points
    For seven years the Somaliland system of government was transformed as a business enterprise to loot the public purse, land, infrastructure , public buildings and houses, and every empty plot of land whether it is school property, parks or libraries. Every government office was used as a vehicle to fraudulently embazel the property of the public for personal benefits. Oil terminals, ports and public land were sold for pennies to the dollar. All the buyers need to do is offer few kickbacks and you could buy everyone and everything including ports, oil terminals, rich minerals from the mountains and about a dozen licenses for oil exploration. Most of those who stole the money including the former finance minister had left Somaliland and settled back to London. The man who supposed to watch the shop had cognitive illness (Dementia and old age due to stroke) which enabled his family members and the Jeegaan coalition to rob every thing. His inability to govern was apparent as early as 2011, yet critics of the leader and his administration were bought and silenced. Due to consecutive and successful elections help by the Rayaale administration, millions were provided to alleviate poverty and enhance capital projects. Also, they got a lion's share of the hundred of millions of dollars allocated by the international community for Somali relief and capacity building in the region. By promising to unite with the federal government in the near future, they got almost half of all aides allocated to Somalia from EU, US, Arab countries and Turkey. Unfortunately, all that money was looted and spent in huge villa's and buildings in Hargeisa. If you compare the so called Booli Qaran-- which was less than a hundred mansions built in and around Mogadishu in nineteen eighties by Siyaad Barre connected looters--this one is hundred times bigger Booli Qaran, and those who visited Hargeisa today are marveled the extensive looting and how the money is used to build mansions and buildings in Hargeisa. Yet, unemployment is 70% and the rural people are suffering, water is scarce everywhere and there is no plan to alleviate this issues. The rampant inflation felt by the poor and everyone in Somaliland is due partly by the excessive availability of huge money by the looters which are buying the few commodities that are available in the market. The commodities in the market are limited and there is no local production of these goods. Inflation occurs when demand in goods and services in an economy rises more rapidly than the economy's productive capacity. When the prices of food, clothing, housing, services and fuel rises, it will be felt by everyone except those who looted the public purse and have plenty of the unearned money. Another major cause of the inflation is the increased supply of money in the market. Almost every year, the Jeegaan government had printed hundred of billions of Somaliland Shillings and released to the market without proper economic policy. That is why you need a big dolly to carry one thousand dollars. They hired their own Jeegaan members across the civil service and allowed others to draw unearned salaries. The Siilaanyo palace alone had 120 full time employees plus a garrison of soldiers with 10% of the budget. Huge and rich nations do not even have that kind of workforce in the prime ministers office or the president. His wife had built two big hotels one in Mogadishu and one in Hargeisa. According to some researchers women embazel money more than their husbands and Somali women are not different. Now, welcome to the Jeegaan 2.0 . Hundreds of Millions of public and private money had been spent to elect Ina Biixi and his Jeegaan coalition. Everyone was was aware that Muuse could not pass neither the threshold needed to lead Somaliland nor become a respectable leader. C/raxman Cirro was a decent God fearing man who might have made few political mistakes, but the way he acted during the election showed that he was mature, good hearted man and his supporters wanted to show the people not a tough guy but a decent sensible guy who could unite the people. Unfortunately, the wrong guy became the leader and he is already sinking like a boat with big holes. What did he do for the last 30 days?. He tried to intimidate the youth by shaving their heads by force and issued gag orders to the media. This are minor issues but the big news everyone is hiding has taken place in Djibouti. Now it is apparent to everyone that the Jeegaan never planed to give up power no matter what. We know now that they have bought almost everyone including the election observers of the opposition parties. Not long ago, tribal elders were given " Cimaamad" or few hundred dollars. In this Jeegaan victory, Hundred of politicians, elders and brokers became rich during and after the election. Mohamed Aw Saeed of Som Cable has spent almost half a million dollar to buy one sub, sub clan of Awdal in order to sway the vote. SomCable, Djibouti and the changing of Somalia's 252 country code. If Russian money laundering and foreign banks were the catalyst that brought The Donald Trump business from bankruptcies in early 2000, it was Mohamed Aw Saeed who single handedly defeated Rayaale and brought now Muuse Biixi. I do not want to rehash how Ina Aw Saeed and Rayaale clashed which needs more space, but we will concentrate how this oligarch from Djibouti , who has both business and family connection to Cumar Gheelle family, is trying to make hundred of millions of dollar from the investment he spent on the Jeegaan fraud election. Som Cable owned by Aw Saeed was working for the last ten years to keep the monopoly of all cable, internet and telephone in Somaliland and is also planning to expand through Somalia. The other competitor is Telesom, a pioneer in telephone in all of Somalia from Zaylac, Puntland all the way to Mogadishu. Ahmed Siilaanyo denied the Telesome business plan to bring cable from Oman two years ago. That business deal eventually came to the shores of Somalia through Boosaaso which was opened last week by Farmaajo . Everyone knows that business monopoly is bad for the consumers and the public who should be given the choice of buying services from different companies in order to bring down prices. It is just a common sense. Now, in order to get back the millions he spent in the Jeegaan election, AW Saeed want to change the Somali telephone code of 252 to the Djibouti country code of 253. For the innocent public or what we call in the north " Gaas Dhagoole", this change of number was presented as Somaliland trying to be independent of Somalia and get it's own number which is free from Somali control. That means without lifting a finger or putting any huge infrastructure, Ina Aw Saeed want to make money for every single phone call made from around the world to Somaliland while sitting in his Djibouti office. Telesom is a company with large shareholders around the Somali region. I do not know the percentage, but in every region, the operators are local and they own a big share of the business. By the way the threat of the telecom companies to the Somali state is real and well known every where , and especially in the south. Another overriding reason is also, the anti Jeegaan people of Somaliland own shares in the Telesom company. Since the aim of the Jeegaan is to suck life out of everyone, and deny any economic gains that might challenge their monopoly in power, they are willing to do the unthinkable of denying economic prosperity to the other clans and sell the country to the highest bidder . Cumar Gheelle bites like a rat and then soothes the wound. In order to replace his uncle Hassan Guuleed ten years from late eighties , he allied himself with Menguistu of Ethiopia. While Hassan Guuleed tried to reconcile the Somalis, Geelle was serving first Mengistu and later Meles Zenawi till this day. THere were half a dozen men who were more senior or deserving to replace Guuleed, yet one by one , he either killed them, exiled them or put them in jail. No one can even whisper inside djibouti without making sure that no spy is listening. This year will be his twentieth year in power, yet for most Somalis the only dictator they keep cursing is Jaalle Siyaad. He was the chief cabinet of his uncle's government who was in charge of both internal security and intelligence. It was during this time that he cooperated with Mengistu to dismember Somalia and replace his uncle ten years after. He is shrewd politician and a gangster who knows how to play political games. Most of you do not know him, but as early as 1977, he was a member of the vice police who used to oversee the red district used by the French army. Since this place is a family blog, we will leave at that. Just like the TPLF, Kenyans and others who are taking advantage of the weak Somalia, Gheele is biting the weak Somali lion and soothes the wound at the same time. The Jeegaan is after money and power to loot the people and Geelle is one of the vehicles to achieve that goal. If we , the Somalis who understand culture , history and destiny ever come to power, Geelle, Ethiopia and others will back their boxes and leave the blessed republic of Somalia for good. The Jeegaan is begging Djibouti and others to restart the unproductive and useless Somali negotiations for nefarious or business interest reasons. They are not interested to heal the wound among brothers, but to further their strategy to gain market for their financiers and gain access for foreign aid. What would the federal government do about these oligarchs robbing the Somali people. Also, both Djibouti and Ethiopia had forced him to rethink the Dubai port and base issue. Since UAE funded Egyptian army arrived in Eritrea things went from theory to reality. There is no guarantee that the UAE controlled base could be used solely by the Emities alone.So far DP World had not done their side of the agreement and Djibouti and Ethiopia want to scrap the whole port deal. The Hungry Jeegaan foreign policy led by a soft speaking crook called Sacad Cali Shire cashed few million signing bonuses and gave away the whole port. The treasury is empty and the only thing that are doing lately is fire as many employees as possible until some foreign aid arrives. They discard the Somali area code for Djibouti to help SomCable, they scrap the port construction deal with Dubai. So, what people are wondering in this is , what does Somaliland get in return from these countries?. Is it a green light for war in Sool?, is it a recognition and military help? or to help him to oppress his people. Personally, I believe it is te later. Since opposition to Jeegaanta is getting bigger in Sanaag, Sool, Awdal, Togdheer and even Hargeisa, he needs the help of the Ethiopian regime to keep him in power.
  27. 4 points
    If Mogadishu tries to muscle its way to gaining control of Somaliland Air space, surely it won't succeed. Shutting down the Air space, both Hargeisa and Mogadishu loose. But that is how it will end if there is no agreement between the two sides. With regards to the Qatar Airways, Somaliland's support for UAE/Saudi block is symbolic.
  28. 4 points
    Madaxweyne Muse Bixi markuu olalaha ku jiray ayuu kukaftamay inuu dhalinyaradda shaqo u dirayo,timaha ka jarayo (sidii dhibooga) una diri doono shaqo xitaa hadaanu shaqo u hayn u diri doono inay tiintiinka jaraan. Kuwa timo jaristan ka dambeeyey hadalkiisii run bay moodeen.
  29. 4 points
    Rather than curb Qat and other drugs, Hargeisa has started a campaign for hair cut. Before they take police actions against the citizens, they should legislate in the parliament or enact specific by law regarding what kind of hair the Somaliland youth should have. THey should put huge billboards in the middle of the city showing the new Hargeisa hair cut. This people want to oppress the youth . They afraid that these youth might demand jobs, and they know that they could not offer anything. Waxa la damacsan yahay in la cabudhiyo oo la cadaadiyo si aanay uga mudaharaadin shaqa la'aanta. Is this place becoming the land of Taliban and backward society. THese people are getting crazy by the hour.
  30. 4 points
    The first Somali politician I came across who actually understands what swearing in the name of Allah while holding a copy of the holy Quran means!! It just shows you how deep we have descended into the gutter of disbelieve and wrong-doing as a so-called Muslim society. If only Somalis were honest about their faith and values, or were more educated about what Islam means, we could have avoided all the disasters which befell us and still afflict us.
  31. 4 points
    Well well well, they already have seen the writing on the wall. They can cry wolf, and park at the Indian Ocean. ICJ ruling in this regard (when it comes out) is final, binding, and with out appeal. The best thing Somalia did in many decades is, to understand how the legal machanisims operate in this world. Madax adeyg iyo indhacadeys meel laguma gaaro. Marka talada loo dirsado cid aqoon u leh, natiijadu waxay noqon mid loo aayo. Kudos to Wasiir Bayle who have been the architect of this case. I hope he gets the freedom to deliver more tangible benefits at his current portfolio.
  32. 4 points
    The Somalis that are being killed reside in cities and towns across Oromia. These are not people that live in the border districts. The Oromo version of Liyu Police along with the general public are the ones that are carrying out the murders. The local and federal authorities have basically told the trapped Somali civilians are on their own. While the Liyu Police have indeed committed crimes, the killings by the Oromo are under-reported and largely target civilians. The number of displaced Somalis have also been under-reported. The Oromo has an advantage over the Somalis in that they have more influence at the federal level. The current situation was initially instigated by the TLPF but there always have been simmering tensions that were bound to explode. The situation was also happening in other parts of Ethiopia though at slower rate, many Amharas and Tigray were killed in Oromo. Tigray businessmen have been kicked out of the Amhara Region. Institutions and regions are becoming segregated. It is not clear if this is by a design or things are just getting out of hand. Anyway, the situation does not bode well for the region. As much as I like to see Ethiopia disintegrate, a collapse of Ethiopia would be catastrophic.
  33. 4 points
    Many villages in question belong to Somalis. Oromo are expansionists. They have already be given many predominantly Somali districts. They have already taken Dire Dhabe (though it is technically a specially administered city). Soon, they will be claiming Jigjiga. If you give them an inch, they will demand a mile. Somaliland and Puntland are also teeming with Oromo. They may look harmless but they have pent up anger. once unleashed will create havoc. The Woyanes will make sure Ethiopia disintegrates if they cannot hold on to power. They will invoke article 39 and make sure the shit hits the roof.
  34. 4 points
    Allow Muqdisho nabad ka yeel. This is the place, despite it's instability, the free Somali spirit lives. Bombs and bullets are flying, markets are bombed , yet they raise the next day. These resilient people deserve good leadership and wise people to guide them to the right direction. The same thing goes in Baghdad, where people are maimed, bombed and killed by dozens every day, yet the great people of Iraq rise up , go to work, and sit in cafes sipping tea and smoking the Shisha . They bury their dead and rebuild the shops destroyed by the evil terrorist. Yesterday, thousands of Somalis freely demonstrated in the streets of Mogadishu objecting the Trump announcement which denies the Palestinians their capital Qudus. Since this city holds so many important holy places for diverse religions communities, it should have been designated as international neutral city. Yet this provocation and hasty decision by Trump was loudly objected by the free people of Mogadishu. This demonstration will not affect or changes the reality on the ground, but it is a symbolic gesture by those who are free. In America , you could see white nationalists, anti fascist and right wing zealots marching freely, because they have the freedom to assemble. By the way, there is nothing more illogic and backward than the so called white nationalists. Anyone could be white whether they are Muslim, Christian or Jewish. THen again if they claim to be white christian , how about their black christian brethren?.In Mogadishu, just like America, you could see people marching with Osama bin Ladan pictures, albeit in small numbers eve in 2011. The issue is the Somalis of the capital are the last free people among Somalis in 2017. No one in Hargeisa, Garoowe, Kismaayo or Djibouti would dare to protest. In Hargeisa, a paramilitary group called RRU will shoot you immediately if you protest against the government or even speak up against some government official taking your property, #am in the morning. Ahmed Guray ma uu dhiman Ma gablamin darwiishkii Geenyada ma daalana Ma af beelin Gamstii Waxan uga goleeyahay Haddii Geesi Ii kaco Geyaankayga Waan Heli Biciidkaan dili doono......... Waxaan ku riyooday habeen hore anigoo : Wiilasha Hargeise Calanka buuluuga diiday, , Kuwa Mudug iyo Bari Jooga,, Kuwa Hiiraan iyo labada webi ku dhex wareeray, kuwa banaadir nabada U diiday Iyo Kuwa Jubada Sawaaxiliga gabaadsadayba,, Anigoo Police ah iyo iyagoo budhcad ah oo katiinad kuwada xidhan oo dhar hurdi (Jaalle) ah xidhan. Illaahayow run ka dhig.
  35. 4 points
    A middle-aged woman in Limuru has discovered a libido booster - camel bones soup! Njambi sources the bones from Eastleigh and at times as far away as Isiolo, where the bones are in abundance. She then boils them on a jiko and adds some herbs like muringa (moringa oleifera) and black seed sourced from Ndeiya in Limuru. “Once the muringa and the seeds are added to the soup, it becomes very potent and revitalises a man’s sexual urge in a matter of days,” Njambi said. She added that she did not know that so many men suffer in silence because of low libido. She says her faithful customers are mostly old men, especially those who suffer from diabetes. People start flocking Njambi’s soup den as early as 9am for the soup which has been nick named maandachu soup. Maandachu is the code name for a craving for sex in the area. “The demand is so high. I have been forced to double the bones supply and get someone to look for the muringaleaves.The number of customers keep on increasing daily,” Njambi explained. One of Njambi’s customers, Peter Ndungu, a goat merchant in Limuru, said he learnt of the soup through a friend a few weeks ago and decided to give it a try . “I am now a champion in bed, thanks to the maandachu soup,” Ndungu said. He has become a loyal customer, as are most of his friends in the goat market.
  36. 4 points
    Sababta Odayada miyiga lixdan jir ugu guursadaan minyaro labaatan jir ah waa midaa. Maraq baaskan waa in laga soomiyaa odayadan maalin walba lasoo taagan lacag soo dir reer baa soo siyaaday
  37. 4 points
  38. 4 points
    Mooge what this woman accidently stumbled upon is called bone broth aka maraq in Somali. Bone broth is not only made from the bones of the camel but can be made from any animal bones for example beef, chicken, fish etc. It has many positive health benefits of which the most important is healing and repairing the gut. It's the high collagen content from the bones that gives a positive effect on the libido. Moringa is a superfood and black seed we all know. Each one of them is powerful on it's own and has many benefits and when all combined they become very potent and powerful.
  39. 4 points
    The blue pill has made odaynimo obsolete.
  40. 4 points
    Although his victory is seriously tainted, I congratulate our new president Muuse Biixi Cabdi. May Almighty Allah make him a just leader and help him make Somaliland more peaceful and prosperous.
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