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  1. ^^^^^ But the question is can he hold it together and still implement his desire goal of a tightly run and centralized State of the old version of Ethiopia, which is what he is aiming for to somehow restore it? I know you like to go all-in and you like to put all of your "political eggs" on the flimsy basket of men, as opposed into the "political causes" in which you can intellectually defend them without you needing to bend backward in-order to justify every action that could emerge from those who you are carrying their water for them. But the real argument in here is the fact of wondering as to whether Mr. Abiy Ahmed and how he is going about in his version of governance of this ramshackle State call Ethiopia may (to borrow a phrase in here) be more deadlier than the "wonder cure" he thinks he found for it when it comes to managing Ethiopia. Hence, see if you could reason your way into that sort of argument.
  2. ^^^^ I see you are back with your usual habit of cheerleading with a pom-pom, like teenage-girl twirling her bottom at the side of the sports field, desperately hoping her "bodily gyration" will win enough "kudos points" for her team. And the only difference in here is that you are grown-up man, doing that for the likes of Sultan Erdogan. And before that, you were doing the same thing for some "political chancer" call Mr. Cheeseman, who is about to be turf out in a few month's time from Villa Somalia when he is likely to have over-stayed his "tolerated status as a guest-boy" in Mogadishu. And, of course, not to forget about it, you were doing similar kind of stuff of a "political body-gyration" for the likes of Mr. Abiy Ahmed (ever since he came to power). And you are still doing it. One of these days, my friend, you need to develop the ability to separate "two things". And they are, on one hand, a sense of being smitten with the idea (or the hope) of thinking that another man can get you what you can't get it yourself. Which is what you are entitled to do, if that floats your political boat. And on the other hand, you need to learn how to see clearly the same men you politically have fallen in love with deeply in a clear-sighted way. Particularly, in terms of their innate ability, their political short-coming, and whatnot. But till then, I am sure of it that your head will constantly be turning from one man to the next one, whilst hoping all along that this one will finally be proven to be your "political savior". However, having said all that, the thing that really demolishes your desperate propaganda for Sultan Erdogan, is that you are happily comparing France, a leader in the EU (after Germany), with a seat at the UNSC, a nuclear power and with political influence that is wide and deep in the world, with the likes of Sultan Erdogan's Turkey. And you still want or think that you should be taken seriously around here. Poor lad.
  3. ILaahey ha u naxariisto Mujaahid Xassan Guure, bil barakeysan baa xaqii u yimid. Geesi Mujaahid ah ayuu ahaa oo dadkiisa wax badan tarey. Qadhaadh iyo macaan-ba lasoo qaatey. Dib-u-helistii xornimadoodana kasoo qeyb qaatey. Horey ayaa loo yidhi, geeridu nin aanad aqoon iyo geel-jire ayey ku fiican tahay. Runtii, inkasta oo ay xaq tahay, laakiin hadana nin rageed ayaa xaqii naga qaatey. Ilaahayow naxariistaada ugu deeq. Aamiin.
  4. IS PM ABIY A SAINT AND A SINNER: FEDERALISM ON THE DOLDRUMS April 27, 2020 By Faisal A. Roble “We, the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia: Strongly committed, in full and free exercise of our right to self-determination, to building a political community founded on the rule of law and capable of ensuring a lasting peace, guaranteeing a democratic order, and advancing our economic and social development.” PM Abiy Ahmed With these powerful words, the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia duly establishes a Federal arrangement of power-sharing between the center and the periphery regions. Notwithstanding these solemn words of high value, Dr. Abiy in his capacity as the Prime Minister does not hold this plain truth with esteem but disregards them as a foreign implant into the psyche of his countrymen. One, therefore, wonders whether he would ever be able to guarantee the peace and prosperity for which his new party called “Prosperity Party” promises. Weakening federalism, Addis Ababa is increasingly holding federal member states on a chokehold, thereby migrating regional powers guaranteed under the constitution to Addis Ababa. If this trend is left unchecked, Dr. Abiy’s actions could drag this multinational country back to a centrist and unitary state with only one power seat effectively distancing decision-making from the majority of this humpty dumpty montage of ethnic groups called Ethiopia. Dr. Abiy undeniably has introduced significant reforms to Ethiopia’s governance and leaped this ancient but static country forward more than any other administration that came before him. However, under scrutiny one would find Dr. Abiy to fit a personality portrait of a saint and a sinner painted in a different context by a melancholic Somali poet, called Ahmed Ismail Diriye (Kasim). Waxan ahay macaan iyo qadhaadh meel ku wada yaalle Marbaan ahay muftiga saahidnimo mawlacaw gala’e Marna Mukhawi waashoo xumaha miista baan ahaye… A loose translation of these verses is: I am both sweet and sour rolled in one, An ascetic celibate zeal confined to the monastery, Yet tempted to scheme mercilessly Not to spare anyone in my reach… Replacing the enigmatic and camera-shy Desalegn Haile Mariam, whose abysmal human rights record in the Somali region is yet to be told, Dr. Abiy is both a saint and a sinner in his stewardship of the Ethiopian boat. As soon as he took office in April 2018, he wasted no time but to embark in a timely fashion on massive reforms. And that earned him many accolades from many corners of the world. The only question is whether he is sliding back, as did Meles, to a personal centrist rule in lieu of the federal system enshrined in the country’s constitution. Following is the double persona exhibited by Dr. Abiyo in the political realm that which squares with poet Kasim’s portrait of the saint and the sinner in one. Dr. Abiy the saint The period of April 2018 through April 2019 could be categorized as the year of social reform and political reconfiguration of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa region. In a short period after assuming the premiership, Dr. Abiy freed thousands of political prisoners, promoted women to positions never heard in the world, let alone in Africa (he picked a female president, a female chief justice, a cabinet with more than 50% female and the first Somali woman cabinet). He also remapped Ethio-Eritrea a relationship by his landmark visit to Asmara at the expense of the entranced TPLF political cabal. Included in his impressive record is his success in bringing President Farmajo of Somalia and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean under his armpit, thus officially making Somalia his sphere of influence. Whereas Meles Zenawi wanted to touch the warm waters of the Indian Ocean by brute force, thus invading Somalia in cahoots with the US government in 2006, Dr. Abiy to his credit not only peacefully flew over the shorelines of the pearl of the Indian Ocean (Mogadishu), but he received a warm welcome at Villa Somalia on June 16, 2018. Somalis and Ethiopians would remember and assess differently the symbolism of the scene of Dr. Abiy standing at the corridors of Villa Somalia in his matched two-piece Safari suit next to the formally dressed President Farmajo. Dr. Abiy’s zealous pursuit of the Horn of Africa Regional Integration, a noble but phantom goal at this juncture says a lot about his boldness as well as his lack of familiarity with the nagging nature of the region. Dr. Abiy the sinner His second year, however, is not a success story; rather, the period between April 2019 and April 2020 is marked by vanity and a visible tendency towards autocratic rule with a visible appetite for a lone “visionary” of the country. In the same tradition as former autocrats, like Siyad Barre’s “The Collected Speeches of Major General Mohamed Siad Barre,” or Meles’ pseudo-Marxist treatise that were distributed to the upper echelon of the country to memorize, Dr. Abiy broke the bounds of self-absorption with his “medemer,” or “synergy” philosophy. Not only did Dr. Abiy undervalue all previous collective knowledges of Western as well as Eastern philosophies, but he erroneously claimed to have finally unlocked the mystery of Ethiopian socio-political problems. The answer to all Ethiopia’s past political disarticulation is rooted in “western” philosophies, argues Dr. Abiy. Simply put, that is preposterous. Such a quick dismissal of centuries-old sociological and historical analysis of the human conditions, irrespective of nationality, makes Dr. Abiy’s “medemer” join company with past nativist empty rhetoric. Arguing to solve Ethiopian century-old ethnic, class and gender inequality through “medemer” reminds students of African Studies Mobuto Sesesako’s short-lived but widely discredited “authenticite’ philosophy. Also known as the Zaireanization, Maputo likewise claimed to have found the medicine of all the ills of Zairian politics in the African tradition. Mobuto even replaced expensive Western attires in favor of locally produced African Dashiki, only to have been discovered later that he had stashed away billions of dollars in Secret Swiss banks at a time when his countrymen starved gravely. Alas, Ethiopian political problems basically emanate from lack of rule of law, lack of securing the consent of the majority, and lack of devolving real power to the regions. These are neither Ethiopian nor Western, but universal values which often prove to be source for much irritation to autocrats’ vanity. Dr. Abiy, as a practicing born-again Christian, may not place much emphasis on wealth collection. At least that is what this writer likes to believe. However, his insatiable thirst for vanity, power and autocratic rule cannot be underestimated. Forgetting the enormous human and capital cost of the long struggle ethnic groups waged for equality and autonomy since the 1960s seems to be out of synergy with his tendency to create a centrist rule. To the contrary, federalism is the only tool available to stitch together this humpty dumpty ethnic montage called Ethiopia notwithstanding Dr. Abiy’s inclination to favor a unitary system of government. In “medemer,” however, Dr. Abiy dismisses all the political struggles waged for equality, autonomy, and class struggle as irritants of Western concepts alien to Ethiopia. Just like Maputo claimed democracy to be a non-African value, Dr. Abiy unequivocally dismisses federalism as “un-Ethiopian” and seeks to bring power back to Menelik’s palace. The Prime Minister’s proclivity to frequently assemble regional leaders to his palace is emblematic of the resumption to a centrist rule. If left unchecked, more power will be accumulated in Addis Ababa which in effect may reduce regional governments into what was in the past called “gizat,” or “ruled territories.” In “gizat” based system of government, the country’s residents were compartmentalized into citizens and subjects. While it is not unique to Ethiopia to have a strong party, as the Prosperity Party of Dr. Abiy would like to evolve, it certainly is anti-federalist to amass power in Addis Ababa. The trajectory on which Dr. Abiy is travelling represents a betrayal of both the peace deal signed by all the armed groups at the beginning of Dr. Abiy’s well-received reforms, but it equally undermines his own allies in the nine autonomous region who would like to preach to their respective constituencies the solvency of Federalism. In short, if Dr. Abiy continues this anti-federalist path, he would narrow his legitimacy among his peace partners (opposition groups) as well as his friends in the regional administrations. And that is death blow dealt on the peace development and the often-touted democratic trajectory Ethiopia has supposedly embarked on that eventful month of April 2018. I wish for Dr. Abiy to be a righteous man whose sins can be minimized. Faisal A. Roble Email: faisalroble19@gmail.com ************ Source:- Is PM Abiy A Saint and A Sinner: Federalism on the Doldrums - WardheerNews WARDHEERNEWS.COM By Faisal A. Roble “We, the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia: Strongly committed, in full and free exercise of our right to self-determination, to building a political community founded on the...
  5. Remarks by Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Amb. Smail Chergui, AU PSC meeting on AMISOM, 8 may 2020 Distinguished Members of the Peace and Security Council; Ladies and gentlemen, Let me begin by congratulating the Kingdom of Lesotho for assuming the Chairmanship of the Peace and Security Council for the Month of May 2020, and also express gratitude to the Members of the Peace and Security Council for convening this virtual meeting. As the Commission, we are pleased with the way this Council has ensured it remain seized on peace and security issues on the continent, despite the challenges posed by the Novel Corona Virus Pandemic. Allow me to commend the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the Federal Member States (FMS) for their efforts and progress in facilitating implementation of the tasks set out in the Somali Transition Plan (STP). This includes ongoing political and governance processes to enhance relationship between the Federal Government of Somalia and its Member States. We also take note of the enactment of the National Electoral Bill into law to guide the direct elections that is scheduled for November this year; as well as plans for the completion of the Constitution Review Process (CPR) by June 2020 and for reaching the Decision Point on debt relief. The Commission trusts that this will facilitate new development financing and boost Somalia’s economy to better address poverty, and ensure sustainable development for its people. The Commission is aware of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic which continue to claim lives, exacerbating the risk of food insecurity, hindering the capacity of the Federal Government and Member States to deliver services to the Somali people as well as disrupt livelihoods and increasing the rate of unemployment in Somalia. Thus there is dire need for the promotion of a people and partnership centric approach in supporting the Somali people. Nonetheless, the continuous threat posed by Al Shabaab and Other Armed Groups (OAG) in Somalia and beyond, keeps evolving. It is clear that these are serious threats that requires decisive military action, couples with supporting stabilization activities, and not one that the police can fully currently address. It is important to note that, AMISOM continues to support implementation of the Transition Plan as outlined in the CPs report, to consolidate the gains achieved. Council may recall that four years ago in Djibouti, in Feb 2016, during the AMISOM TCCs Summit, which was hosted by the President of Djibouti, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh and also attended by the PM of Somalia, the Commission made its position clear, that it wanted to see a clear exit plan for AUs Mission from Somalia. We called for a Comprehensive approach to support Somalia address its stability and security. We gave ourselves up to Oct 2020 to see progress. The Commission is happy to note the development and adoption of strategy on the Comprehensive Approach to Security (CAS) by Somalia, AU and its partners. The Commission is also happy to note the subsequent development by Somalia of the Somalia Transition Plan (STP), which was endorsed by this Council and subsequently the UNSC. However, the Commission is greatly concerned by the inability of all the key players and implementers of the above two strategies, to effectively play their part. This inability or partial ability continues to affect our collective contributions to support Somalia. We are aware of the political developments in European Union, the effect of the current COVID – 19 on the global economy and financing, recent and ongoing reforms in the UN, the tensions and conflict in the Gulf countries, the expansion of terrorism in Sahel region, the increasing reach of Al Shabaab in Eastern Africa. All these have direct influence on our mission in Somalia. Your Excellencies, as we deliberate on AUs continued engagement in Somalia and future of our Mission, by considering the Report of the Chairperson to the council, copies of which were sent to you, I wish to emphasise the following five critical issues for the attention of the Council. In its 901st sitting, Council requested on the Commission to undertake a comprehensive Assessment of the situation in Somalia and the future of AMISOM and submit the report for consideration of the Council before 27 May 2020. The report of this assessment is a critical as it will present options to the Council on what the AU could do in Somalia do. The Commission is already in the process of undertaking this assessment. Secondly, it is critical to review the two strategies I highlighted above and wish to report that we reached consensus on them during the High Level meeting which I co-chaired with His Excellency, the Prime Minister of Somalia. To review the Somalia Transition Plan and its implementation modalities, under the Leadership of FGS, with close coordination with AU, UN, EU and key bilateral partners, in order to align it with realities on the ground. To undertake an independent Comprehensive Assessment of the situation in Somalia with the close coordination of FGS, AU, UN, EU and Key bilateral partners in order to present options for the roles of AU, UN, EU and bilateral development and security partners in the implementation of the CAS in Somalia. Third, we need to realistically consider the challenges of resources and funding to our Mission, and engage our Heads of States to provide possible solutions. Fourth, whereas the Commission is happy to note the positive initiatives undertaken by IGAD and the Heads of States of Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Commission wishes to request that this initiatives and other similar one be are strengthened, as they will help reduce tensions and support FGS strengthen ties with its FMS and its neighbours. Fifth, we must guard jealously the hard worn achievements in Somalia. Many Somalis, AMISOM and other bilateral partners have sacrificed their lives in the quest to make Somalis enjoy the peace which has been robbed from them over the last 30 years. Many of our partners, EU, UN too, have sacrificed a lot in other ways and we cannot therefore collectively allow these achievements and sacrifices to be wasted or reversed. With all these support and sacrifices, FGS is showing tremendous progress. But we cannot be in Somalia indefinitely. We need to continue with a smooth, respectful and honorable transition. It is for this reasons, that the Commission recommends a one year extension of AMISOMs mandate, at its current strength. With a reviewed STP and a productive outcome of the Independent Comprehensive assessment of the situation in Somalia, the Council and the Union will be on the right track in our support to Somalia. With these remarks, I therefore urge the Honourable council to positively consider the Report of the CP to the council. I thank you. ************** Source:- Remarks by Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Amb. Smail Chergui, AU PSC meeting on AMISOM, 8 may 2020-African Union - Peace and Security Department WWW.PEACEAU.ORG H.E Professor Mafa Sejanamane, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the AU and Chair of the PSC for the month of May 2020 Distinguished Members of the Peace and Security Council; Ladies and...
  6. Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo EVEN IN NORMAL times Ethiopia’s plans to hold national elections in August would have been fraught with uncertainty. Would they be free and fair? Would they help restore peace to a country riven by ethnic violence? Now, with the polls postponed indefinitely by covid-19, Ethiopia is approaching a constitutional crisis. By law Ethiopia’s parliament will reach the end of its constitutional five-year term on September 30th. That could leave the country without a legitimate parliament or government. Abiy Ahmed, a young reformer who took office in 2018 promising democracy after massive protests, says that because of the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic his government will stay in charge until elections can be held safely. The delay has prompted a backlash from opposition leaders. Many of them had suspected long before the outbreak of covid-19 that Abiy’s Prosperity Party would try to rig or postpone the elections: its predecessor suppressed the opposition so thoroughly in 2015 that it won 95% of the vote. The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which called the shots in the country for nearly three decades until it was ousted by Abiy, accused the prime minister of exploiting the pandemic to dismantle the constitution and lay the groundwork for one-man rule. It said it will press ahead with polls in Tigray, the region it still controls, in defiance of the federal government. This squabble will further pull at the seams of a federation that has been badly fraying in recent years. To avert a showdown the government has asked the Council of Constitutional Inquiry for an opinion on the postponement. But this is not an independent constitutional court. The council is merely an advisory body to the upper house of parliament, which is controlled by the ruling party, notes Zemelak Ayele of Ethiopia’s Centre for Federal Studies. Although the constitution does not spell out the circumstances under which an election may be postponed, it still provides a “framework” allowing it , says Adem K Abebe, an expert based in The Hague. But such legal subtleties may count for little without the support of opposition leaders. To get this Abiy may have to bargain with them on matters such as the timing of the election, as well as allay their concerns about its fairness and the independence of state media and the security forces. Jawar Mohammed, a popular figure among the Oromo ethnic group, wants Abiy to start talks about a caretaker administration taking charge until elections are held, among other matters. Abiy has met his opponents once to discuss the constitutional impasse. But he has dismissed calls for an interim government and warned that “illegal elections” will “harm the country and the people”. There is a risk, however, that without a compromise his prophecies become self-fulfilling. ■ ********7 Source:- Vote again another day - Ethiopia is entering constitutional limbo | Middle East & Africa | The Economist WWW.ECONOMIST.COM Postponed elections may leave it without a legal government
  7. Here are the "economic consequences" of losing the "political and strategically plot", as you can see how unsteady hands at the national level or at the steering wheel, can impact the economic credibility of the government. And that will, in turn, feed into the volatility of your market and will heavily impact also the underlying value of your currency. Especially if it's an openly traded currency, like the Turkish's Lira is. And if you as a nation were already carrying a large balance-sheet sovereign debt on your Treasury's books as Turkey currently is, then your financial (or your ability to service the debt) will be compounded for the worse. This is the reason now Turkey is begging nations like UK, Japan, China, and even Qatar, to open a "currency swap arrangement" for their exchanges, just to shore-up the value of the Turkish's Lira that will soon lose altitude as it has been losing such value for the last several years continuously. All in all, this is a very bleak - and recurring - economical outlook for Turkey, which is likely to be ahead for them. And what is worse is that its Lira currency will get battered (as I said it already) in the open Forex market unless they do what Malaysia did back in 1997. And that was when Malaysia introduced capital control, particularly when IMF and the World Bank told them to open the floodgates during that Asian's financial crisis of that year And, Malaysia, of course, did opposite of the advice by these Western institutions. For they simply closed, completely, their openly trading stock-exchange, and then instituted a tight capital control on any dollar deposit account in thecountry as well as their currency till they were out of financial's troubles they were in at that time a few years later. We shall see how Sultan Erdogan of Anatolia navigates his way out of this, or at least find his way around this emerging crisis, which will not go away with rants and with the bluster of the sort in which he seems to specialize on whenever his foolish government's action comes come as a "boomerang" on his country. Turkey seeks global funding help to gird against lira shock WWW.HIIRAAN.COM Turkey’s government has appealed to foreign allies in an urgent search for funding, three senior Turkish officials said, as it prepares defences against what analysts fear could be a second currency crisis in as...
  8. I also forget to add that the "political fate" of those we parted company back in 1991 is as wretched as anything can be. Given that we can all clearly see in here in today such reality whereby they are in effect an "Africans Bantu's colonized State", with a fictitious government that can't control the streets of its capital. Even if they are currently endowed with UN's legal legitimacy of alleged State's sovereignty. Hence, all things considered, I would rather be this precise Somaliland of the present day - with warts and all - than to be living under some sort of "African's colonized entity" as the case is in today's Somalia.
  9. ^^^^ Yep, that was the moment the "political mistake" of 1960 was corrected. And it was a beautiful day. I remember it very well, I was asked by Prof Meygaag and Chairman Tuur, along with Meygaag's cousin from the US, whose name was Saciid Meygaag, who was a friend of mine, to write (in English) the first public relation pronouncement from the SNM in terms of why we went for independence. Mr. Silanyo, and other big-wigs, like Tuur and like Meygaag, were telling us as "note-takers" (i.e., Me and Saciid) in verbatim and in the stream of consciousness sort of talk, what their thought was, and our job was to turn it into a polished version of their cumulative political thought. We went at it all night (from 18th till 19th) polishing, re-polishing it, till the leadership was satisfied with our textual handiworks. And then, it was sent by 21st from Hargeisa to various media outlets around the world and to some important countries in the international community (IC), as well as to international organizations from the then SNM's office in Djibouti. It was the moment our destiny was in our hands, for better or for worse. And we, of course, from now on, shall not blame anyone else, whatever fist of it we shall make with that destiny. And up to now, despite our lack of recognition, I wouldn't really change that history by even one tiny bit.
  10. Suldaanka, Man, what historical day it was. I was there (right there in the crowd), I was attached to late Prof. Ibrahim Meygaag Samatar (AUN), as his note-taker in the meetings. There were endless political meetings of the SNM's high command (by Mr. Tuur, the Chairman, and the rest of the central committee). Particularly as to what to do in the light of what took place in the country and the total destruction that we had in our hand at the time. I was a graduate student in London (UCL), who as soon as I heard the country was liberated, I legged-off from London, took a flight to Djibouti, and I was in the ground in Hargeisa by mid-April. The country was like a horror-scene straight out from Hiroshima kind of destruction. But by the grace of God, it was in our SNM's hand and it was free, at last. What a historical day it was, indeed.
  11. ^^^^ I am not sure you really meant that as a serious thought, or at least as a sort of a well-thought-out argument in which others should take it seriously. And by that I mean, if these carpetbaggers who are now fleeing their alleged country ever meant it a word in honoring their Somali people, they wouldn't have left them in the lurch when these same Somalis are under the cush with this Virus. You don't run away from the middle of the fight, particularly, when you have a house in the West to return to. And I would even go as far as to say, that, they ought to have stuck it out on the ground, especially because they have a dual nationality. And that ought to have been what they should have done it if ever we are to believe that they were in Somalia to help to rebuild the country or help the afflicted masses in time like this. Otherwise, they are basically what could be called a "fair-weather-friends" (or something of that sort).
  12. ^^^^ Kuwaa sidaa u bahdilan ee dalkoodii dowlad xataa Xamar oo qudha ka sifeysa waxan cawaanta ah ee Al-Shabaab la yidhaahdo aan meesha ku heyn, oo ku darsoo loo soo shaqo tegay oo Afrikaan ku xukumo dhulkoodii, ayaa habeen iyo maalin nalagu wareeriyey xayeysiis iyo iidheh raqiis ah oo halkan SOL ah loogu hayo. Runtii waxa aanu isu fahmi la'nahay duulkan waxa weeye, anigu Somaliland hadaanu nahay, nin dhulkiisu loogu taliyo, dhaqan ahaan iyo dadnimo ahaan-ba, waxba ma weydiino. Ka xukuma ayaanu la hadli, hadii wax naga soo galaan kuwa noocaas oo kale ah. Markaas, kuwa halkan jooga ee Villa Somalia u wareersan hayska ciyaan. Xaqiiqdii waa taas kor ku sawiran iyo ta kale ee ka sii sareysa ee cadeyneysa sida Somaaliya u tahay maalinkan maanta ah ee aanu joogno "mustacmarad Afrikaanka-dunida-ka-hurda" ay xukumaan uguna taliyaan dhulkoodii iyo jamhuuriyadoodii, lixdan (60) sanno dabadeed markii calankoodii lasiiyey.
  13. Apophis and Suldaanka, I also forget to add to this story, which is part tragic and part revealing in more ways than one, a sense of saying, that, it kind of a reminds me of the story with Col. Cabdiahi Yusuf Yey (AUN) and his band of loyalists from the Pirates fiefdom. You see when he was selected at Mbgathi, Kenya, back in 2004, every tom, dick, and harry of the Pirates' lineage, (from your usual welfare loser vagabond in the West to anyone who was educated) have decided to head to Somalia and to join his then TFG's government. Hence, by the time the Yanks (Uncle Sam) told him that he has to leave Somalia before he could finish his term in Villa Somalia, back in 2008, they found themselves being left in the lurch, and they were stranded in Mogadishu. Which, in turn, meant, that, they had to flee back in a hurry to their adopted Western nations. I knew a few of them here in London, who left, voluntarily, their middle-class jobs in here in the UK in 2004 when he became a leader of the TFG. And then, afterward in 2008, when he was relieved of his power, they had ended up in back London with no jobs to go to. And in particular, after they had to run out from Mogadishu in a hurry before the incoming new ruling political regime (who were mostly from the then ICU's guys with a suits-on, this time around) come to power in Mogadishu. So, it's a kind of a well-practiced "political tradition" in Somalia, specifically, in the sense of seeing all sorts of opportunistic political carpetbaggers (like these guys in the news), deciding to head home to Somalia from their adopted Western countries, at least for a few years, rake-in the money. And then when they see the first sign of trouble, start scrambling for a ride out from the country, in a hurry.
  14. Apophis, Aha, a typical carpet-baggers, is all that the lot of them are, is all I can say. In fact, if this is true (and it gets to be confirmed by other media's portals), then it shows how this is was a scam to them, a kind of a "get-rich-quick-scheme". And, of course, the first sign of trouble they are heading back to their "adopted western's countries", and are leaving the stricken masses of Somalia to their wretched fates. In other words, if you hire an NGO-minded Somali expatriate, and then the first sign of inconvenience reality in which he or she may run into it, they will be crying: "Oh, uncle Western's nation, please, Sir, take me out of this hell-hole" (or words to that effect).
  15. ^^^ It's not a strict dictatorship in the kind North Korea or even Egypt seems to be. But, it's what is known as Authoritarian regime, in the manner that the strong-man Mr. Victor Orban with his Fidesz party is running that unfortunate State call Hungary. And I think Turkey is right there with its "facsimile democracy" that acts as a "flimsy facade" to cover what is essentially a strong-man regime (centered on the presidency) with no judicial check or even a strong legislative branch to balance out any executive's fiat that comes out from Mr. Erdogan's office.
  16. ^^^ Pastor Abiy (as they call him now in Addis-Ababa) is doing far more of a destructive act to Ethiopia with his relentless attempt to put back together the Humpty-dumpty of an Ethiopian's centralized State than he is likely to have earned a "good name" for Ethiopia by being the darling of the West and even winning a Nobel Prize. Let's see how far he will get before the whole thing blows up at his face.
  17. Suldaanka, It's so brazen to behold that one has to take a step back and just take a good look at this. And if you do that, you will see a murderous misfits who are confident of their ability to run wherever they control, like so much of a "parallel government", that they are now talking about creating a health committee to look after the people they are ruling over them, murderously. Moreover, leaving aside the "sheer chutzpah" of seeing a group of blood-sucking-tin-pot-murderous-clique trying to come across as if they actually care about the health-care of anyone, the thing that really is so bizarre to observe it is the sheer "level of confidence" they have in not being inconvenienced by any other authority in the land. And that is likely to be the case, which is what one can glean it from their pronouncement, given that if you are on the run (as Villa Somalia keep on asserting that these guys are), then, such an in-your-face public pronouncement of telling the world that you are in effect on the ground and you are running areas under your control, like so much of a government, would not have come to pass, in my view. And that really takes some doing. Or at least it belies any tiresome assertions made by the likes of Villa Somalia's political clique about the current reality of these Al-Shabaab's murderous regime.
  18. ^^^^^ Suldaanka, That is what you have in Somalia, namely, a basic puppet government, pretending to be a government of a sovereign nation. When in fact, she is no more of a such thing, or at least she is no more dignified than some kind of a "glorified retained woman" (in the political sense of that word). Moreover, just think about how "politically scandalous" it would have been were it to be the case that we behold the sight of seeing Ethiopian forces guarding even a local council buildings inside Somaliland, let alone our parliament in Hargeisa, particularly in this day and age. And yet, our "Gudhuu-Eelaay-beggar" and the rest of the Villa Somalia's political groupies in here of SOL, are always quite about such indignity and of such political sight. However, it just so happens, that, they all have running tongues with endless bile and with all manner of odious spleen, when they see any issue that has something to do with Somaliland. Poor lads, their political desperation to distract people away from their wretchedness and into anything to do with Somaliland, knows no bound, indeed. And as for this "alleged investigation", mark my word, my friend, the Ethiopian army will not allow any transparent investigation (in which Kenya's will have a full access to it). And it's likely that there will be some kind of a "whitewash investigation", whereby, the end result will be that the whole thing and the whole accident will be blamed on some sort of "human's accidental error". Or the blame will be some sort of "accidental misfiring of weapons" (or some such malarkey, if you could believe it). And, what to boot will be, that, Villa Somalia will agree with that tendentious sort of "findings". Even if Kenya were to start hopping mad about the whole wretched cover-up that is likely will be put in motion by the occupying Ethiopian forces in those regions. You just watch this space, my friend.
  19. ^^^^^ Haha, that is funny, you could always rely on New-York's Italian mobsters (of the old school) to really be creative and be ingenious at the same time, particularly how they set up, or go about, their daily racket of a businesses at the expense of others. Anyway, coming back to this story the surprising thing is that how no one is asking the metrics and the yardsticks that should judge how these guys who have been on the ground for more than a whole decade should be measured with. After all, even places in Sh/Hoose and Sh/Dhexe (which are regions very close to Mogadishu) are still teeming with Al-Shabaab. It's like saying the distance between Berbera and Hargeisa is too large of a distance for this sort of 19, 000 soldiers to clear off from any Al-Shabaab misfits elements. Hence, how absurd this is will become clear to you when you put the areas in which these guys were hired to clear-off from these misfits into Somaliland's land areas. And then you do the comparison of the areas we are talking about, in terms of the whole length of it. And there and then, you will realize that these AMISOM's forces are essentially running a lucrative scam on their Colony in Somalia. But they are not there to clear off these murderous misfits off the land, once and for all. And on top of that, these guys can't even ensure their military's base doesn't get an attack on a daily basis, right there in the middle of Mogadishu. Consequently, the question is what on earth are they doing there other than sitting on their barracks, and then collecting their daily stipends and allowances, in a leisurely manner? No, as you said it, the simple truth is that Somalia is a nice cushy and lucrative colony for these hired Bantus mercenaries, and they are milking it for all it's worth. So the political racket at hand is about getting a "one-year extension" of the legal status for their colony in Somalia. And since, the UNSC does not have any confidence, whatsoever, that Somalia can look after itself, in security-wise, then they will simply extend the duration of these forces. And they will do so in a year after year manner (as they already have done for the whole of last decade). Even, if they were to "wag-the-finger" (or perhaps pretend to do so) at the AU in the mean-time, and say to them that this will be your last "mandate extension" to run your African's trusteeship colony in Somalia.
  20. Here is Berbera with its solar-electrification project coming along fine, and this project is intended for the whole city.
  21. ^^^^ A very impressive, indeed. Last summer when I was in Somaliland, this place was at the beginning of its construction. And now less than a year, it likely to be in the running in supplying the wider HoA's regional market, from Djibouti to Ethiopia, to Somalia, not say nothing about providing to Somaliland itself. Kudos, I say.
  22. Now here, folks, is the reality of Somalia. I know it pains the silly brigade of Villa Somalia's groupies in which we have in here. But, this is the reality of Somalia in this day and age. And for good measure, you should see to it to read the fact of this article which is saying that African Union (AU) will make a decision to extend their colonized State of Somalia for one more year, and then the UNSC will either agree (which is likely to be the case). Or they will decline to do so. For that would have to be the case, since the money these Bantu's mercenaries will need to run their colony in Somalia will have to come from them. Particularly, if these guys at the UNSC were to legally "sign-off" that this African's Trusteeship colony in Somalia should continue for one more year. So, the question is what on earth all those talks about Somalia being a sovereign nation was all about? Particularly all of the tendentious stuff in which we daily do end up getting bombarded with it by these Villa Somalia's senseless groupies, who are in here of SOL. Or even better, what sort of merit does that sort of claim have any way in the light of this kind of reality? In other words, ask yourself this question along the line of enquiring as to which another country in Africa or in the whole freaking wider world, gets to be treated in this "colonized way", apart from "non-existing fictional states" (like Libya, like DRC, and like Somalia) who are more akin to a "geographical expression"; as opposed to being a self-governing sovereign states?
  23. AU Security Council proposes one extension for AMISOM ADDIS ABABA (HOL) - The African Union has proposed a one-year term extension for its continental military force in Somalia. Peace and Security Council Commissioner Smail Chergui this week told the Council it was imperative to continue AMISOM’s stay in Somalia to guard gains made thus far. “We must guard jealously the hard-worn achievements in Somalia. Many Somalis, AMISOM and other bilateral partners have sacrificed their lives in the quest to make Somalis enjoy the peace which has been robbed from them over the last 30 years,” said Chergui. The Commissioner said the achievements must not be allowed to go to waste and called for concerted support from international partners noting the need ‘to continue with a smooth, respectful and honorable transition.’ “It is for these reasons that the Commission recommends a one year extension of AMISOMs mandate, at its current strength.” The UN Security Council is expected to deliberate the fate of AMISOM stay this month with a possible extension. The Council has set 2021 as a timeline for significant troops withdrawal from Somalia to allow Somali Security Forces to take charge after over 10 years stay. A further 1,000 AMISOM troops left Somalia in February bringing to 19,000 the number of AU forces in the country. ******** Source:- AU Security Council proposes one extension for AMISOM WWW.HIIRAAN.COM ADDIS ABABA (HOL) - The African Union has proposed a one-year term extension for its continental military force in Somalia.