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  1. ^^

     

    Markuu caga gubyeysnaa ninkaan jaamaha u galiyey

    Isaguna kabtaydii gubaan gacalkay moodaayey

    Markuu geed koraayaba ninkaan badhi-gantaalaayey

    Isna laanta ila goynayaan gacalka moodaayey

    Gabadhuu jeclaadiyo ninkaan gaaridaw mehershay

    Isna taydii iga guursadaan gacalkay moodaayey

    Guri aan furaashiyo ninkaan gogol macaan seexshay

    Isna dhaxanta igu guuliyaan gacalkay moodaayey

    Gurgurshaaga kii aan u rareen gabanada u saaray

    Isna kaygii soo gowracaan gacalkay moodaayey


  2. This should have been one of the Hang Verses in the old Arab tradition

     

     

    Aan cabbaar tilmaamaha cuddoon, sii carcooriyo e

    Caddaan fiila cawl iyo guduud, amaa cillaan miida

    Casaan boosa maarriin canbara, ama cawiif booda

    Madoow culaya sugul caynaba, oo ciiriyo bay leh

    Xareed calasa ciid iyo asal, ama cagaar dooga

    Caarcaar shabeel ama sidii, calawyo giirgiiran

    Cir guduud qaboonoo kaliyo, cawo iyo maalin

    Cadar ama cadceedoo kaliyo, sidii roobab curanaaya

    Caadkiyo daruuraha dhulkiyo, ciirigii badaha

    Codcod subaga caaniyo baruur, cuddo iyo jiidhba

    Laan caaradeed shay ka baxa, ama curdaan yeesha

    Wax la cuno ama aan calashaniyo, waxaan cabbaynoo dhan

    Wax codkiisu yeedhiyo waxaan, ciyi aqoonaynin

    Calaamiyo wixii midab ah ee, caalamka u muuqda

    Cabbirkaaga shay lihi ma jiro, ood la caantahaye

    Ilaahayow Casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

     

    PS. and Ramdan Kareem, waryaaya ha lays cafiyo


  3. The nature of Jubbaland initiative was fundamental to the stability of south Somalia, and my interest so undivided to it that weighty matters that would usually interest me have slipped from my attention. Now Kismayo's political equation with respect to central government has been greatly advanced, and the chance of its being reversed so effectively diminished, I find it quite fitting to conclude the Kismayo chapter with an obituary to the prolific poet who passed away this year, Macallin Cabdullaahi Dhoodaan.

     

    Macallin Dhoodaan, and his Aaweeti verses

     

    Dhoodaan was from a nomadic family who valued camel herding as the greatest thing on earth, who never produced poets ,from both his mother and father. When he was in his teens he spent most his time looking after camels. What is interesting about Dhoodaan is that though he was never to religious learning centers, his interest in Allah and divine powers never faded. In fact the first poem he produced was an eloquent supplication to invoke Allahs powers as a revenge of a lion that killed his a young she-camel of his. As soon as he recited the poem with the presence of other fellow camel herders (who knew him never as poet), his choice of words and narrative of Allah's divine powers commanded astonishment. Even more surprising was the fact that within hours the lion that killed his camel was shot by two traveling nomads who encountered it as they were searching lost camels of theirs. From that day , Dhoodaan's career as a poet has only gone up, his admirers increased.

     

    His poems ranged from political critique against Barre's revolutionary regime, to social critiques on the urbanite Somalis and their diminishing traditional values. He was also known to be a creative and funny satirist; in fact he invented what has become to be known as 'Jacbur', a unique and peculiar mixture of comedy and traditional Somali poetry. But what I find most interesting in his poems is his tendency to resort and bring Allah's relevance in political and social events in the country. One of the most beautiful, linguistically richest of all of his poems (in my opinion), and with a depth of great religious scholarship is his Aaweeti poem. In a matter akin to a Muslim scholar didactically reading Abu Haneeefah's Aqeedah pamphlet, Dhoodaan describes in a rich language who Allah is, his attributes, his 'be-&-it-becomes' intentions and behaviors. He then proceeds to complain an undisclosed situation of his , asserting that Allah knows what it is , and that he (Dhoodaan) does not need to spell it out for Him.

     

    Dhoodaan in his Aaweeti poem distinguished himself from the rest of his peers, even Sayid Mohamed never had a poem like Dhoodaan's regarding the descriptions of Allah and his attributes. When Dhoodaan died in JigJiga this year , a delegation of leading Somali literature community including Hadraawi went to his funeral to read obituaries. But as Ahmed Idaaja noted in his program at VOA , none of the attendees recited what should have been Dhoodaan's capstone poem; Aaweeti.

     

    Here is yaa Jamaacah, the Aaweeti (Alla Bari) poem from the late teacher Dhoodaan:

     

     

    Ilaahii Cirshiga nuuriyoow, waanu kuu cabane

    Waxaad adigu caabiyi kartaa, ciidhoo noo taraye

    Ilaahayow Casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

     

    Adigaan cirriyo geeri iyo, cudur ka yaabayne

    Adigaan cadrana guursan oon, ciyaal dhaline

    Adigaa waxaad camal rabtaa, kugu cuslaanayne

    Ilaahayow Casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

     

    Adaan cudud laguu sheeganayn, amaan cabsoonayne

    Adaan ciidan loo qayshadiyo, caawimaad rabine

    Col wax yeelo gaystiyo adaan, cadaw ka yaabayne

    Ilaahayow Casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

     

    Cunto kaa dhamaatiyo adaan, caydh ka baqanayne

    Calal xidhasho uma baahnid iyo, cuud la foofsado e

    Ku cayiliyo adigaan ahayn, shay mar caato ahe

    Ilaahayow Casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

     

    Adaan canug lasoo dhalay ahayn, ama ciyaal reere

    Adaan barina meel kula cawayn, cuur filkaaga ah

    Cashiiriyo qaraabiyo adaan, ciirsi deydeyine

    Ilaahayow Casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

     

    Aan cabbaar tilmaamaha cuddoon, sii carcooriyo e

    Caddaan fiila cawl iyo guduud, amaa cillaan miida

    Casaan boosa maarriin canbara, ama cawiif booda

    Madoow culaya sugul caynaba, oo ciiriyo bay leh

    Xareed calasa ciid iyo asal, ama cagaar dooga

    Caarcaar shabeel ama sidii, calawyo giirgiiran

    Cir guduud qaboonoo kaliyo, cawo iyo maalin

    Cadar ama cadceedoo kaliyo, sidii roobab curanaaya

    Caadkiyo daruuraha dhulkiyo, ciirigii badaha

    Codcod subaga caaniyo baruur, cuddo iyo jiidhba

    Laan caaradeed shay ka baxa, ama curdaan yeesha

    Wax la cuno ama aan calashaniyo, waxaan cabbaynoo dhan

    Wax codkiisu yeedhiyo waxaan, ciyi aqoonaynin

    Calaamiyo wixii midab ah ee, caalamka u muuqda

    Cabbirkaaga shay lihi ma jiro, ood la caantahaye

    Ilaahayow Casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

     

    Adigaa cilmiga soo dajiyo, diin ciraab badane

    Cabdigaagii adigaa ka dhigay, nabi carfoonaaye

    Cadadii qur’aankiyo adigaa, curiyey Liilaafe

    Ilaahayow casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

    Cindallaahi ruuxii qabee camal, fashee fiican

    Een Nabiga caaradin unbaa, kheyr cantoobsada e

    Halaag bay cantuugaan kuwii, aad u cadhootaaye

    Ilaahayow Casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

     

    Janna caaliyaad suubisay oo, laga cabbaayaaye

    Cadaabkiina adigaa dhisiyo, naar ciqaab kulule

    Ciyoon baad dhamaysaa wixii aad, cidhib tiraysaaye

    Kaad caawinaysana dhaqsaad, u camiraysaaye

    Cazaa Wajala waad og tahay, caynka aan rabo e

    Adaa siiya laydh caafimaad, gaal ku caasiyeye

    Caascaasna adigaa ku rida, sheekh ku caabudaye

    Nina inaan cadaadshiyo ma rabo, inaan cidhiidhyaaye

    Carrabna kuma idlayn karo waxaan, kaaga soo cabane

    Rabbul Carshul Cadiim waad og tahay, caynka aan rabo e

    Ilaahayow Casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

     

    Inkastoo cad shaydaan qalbiga, caajis galinaayo

    Calooshayda kama goyn inaan, Eebe caabudo e

    Citiraafay Nabigaygii oo, caashaq baan ahaye (csw)

    Ilaahayow Casiis baad tihiyo, caadilkii jira e

    Cimrigay intaan noolahee, aan carrada joogo

    Ceebtiyo waxaan ugu necbahay, ciil na daashada e

    Mana lihi awood celin kartiyo, xoog cadaadshaba e

    Ilaahii Cirshiga nuuriyoow, waanu kuu cabane

    Inaad adigu naga caawisaan, kaa codsanayaaye


  4. malistar2012;961601 wrote:
    who is the power broker Afhayeenka maamulka Kismaayo Cabdinaasir Seeraa :confused:

    It is unfortunate if you are still unsure who are the power brokers in Kismayo. But those who helped flash out Alshabaab, who call home 12 out of the 14 districts in Jubba region, who deliberated more than a year , coming from near and far, who designed a flag, wrote a constitution , and finally elected a leader not through secretly recorded phone interviews via VOA, but through the votes of 500 delegates. Those are the power brokers of Jubba land. Seeraar happens to be an official , a spokesperson for the admin. Ahmed happens to be the elected president. Personnel could change, but fundamentals remain sound, and could hardly be tweaked.

     

    Get that , and you have a hope my good brother


  5. I listened both songs. Tooyo wins hands down

     

    A camel herder singing at a traditional waterhole as he pours water packets from the well to crunch the thirst of his beloved she-camels (Tooyo) :D :D

     

    Waryaa Abtigiis intaysan igusoo yaacin, ila qabo maansada , and give us your take on these two songs


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    He met with Faroole and Ahmed in Nairobi, met with Saacid and Hassan, and is meeting today with Siilaanyo. Unlike Mahiga this man has both the AMISOM command and humanitarian responsibilities of Somalia. He has the ear of Great Britain, and the mandate of Security Council. But more crucially, president Hassan's incompetence and his inability to appraise where Somalia is today gave Nicholas Kay the opportunity to act in an enhanced capacity than initially intended ...

     

    Watch his moves , he is after all the commander of the force that secures the capital

     

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  7. To correct brothers Malistar2012 & Daqane aka Liqaye's interpretation of Mogadishu conference, Jubbaland Administration issued clarification of the conditions under which they admin will participate in Mogadishu conference

     

    Kismaayo[RBC Radio]Maamulka Jubba-land ee dhawan lugu dhisey magaaladda Kismaayo ee xarunta gobolka Jubbada Hoose ee uu hogaamiyo madaxweyne Axmed Maxamed Islaam “Axmed Madoobe”ayaa marki ugu horeysey ka hadley shir ay dowladda faderaalka Soomaaliya ku baaqdey in lugu qaban doono magaaladda Muqdisho logana hadli doono arrimaha ka dhex taagan gobolka Jubbooyinka iyo Gedo ee salka ku haya dhismaha maamul.

     

    Afhayeenka maamulka Kismaayo Cabdinaasir Seeraar ayaa sheegey in maamulkoda aysan tagi dooni shirka Muqdisho dowladdu sheegtey inay ku qaban doonto.

     

    Seeraar ayaa sidoo kale sheegey inay shirkaasi ka qeyb gali doonan oo kaliya haddi ay dowladdu aqoonsato maamulka Jubbaland iyo madaxweyne Axmed Madoobe.

     

    “Anagu shirkaasi kama qeyb gali doono,waxan kaliya shirkasi an uga qeyb gali doona markii dowladda sheegto inay aqoonsan tahay maamulka ay dhisteen shacabka gobollada Jubbooyinka iyo Gedo ee Jubbaland” ayuu yiri afhayeenka Jubbaland Cabdinaasir Seeraar.

     

    Sidoo kale waxaa uu sheegay Seeraar in maamulka ka dhisan Kismaayo uu yahay mid si sax ah lugu dhisey aysan jiri karina ciid arqaladeen doona,maadama sidaa uu sheegey shacabka gobaladaasi iyagu ay dorten.

     

    Axmed Madoobe shir jaraaid oo uu ku qabtay magaalada Nairobi ku sheegay in uu maamulkiisa tagi doono shirka Muqdisho lagu qaban doono isaga oo sharuud uga dhigay in shirkaas maamulkiisa iyo dowlada fedraalka oo kaliya uu quseyn doono uusan ogalaan doonin wax aan taas aheyn.

     

    “Waxa wada hadlaya waa Dowlada Fedraalka iyo Maamul Goboleedka Jubbaland laakiin kaalay isku kalaya oo dad suuqa laga soo ururinayo isku kaalaya jirimeyso waxyaabaha Madaxweynaha aanu kawada hadalnay ayey kamid aheyd IGAD beyna u taalaa ” ayuu ku yiri Madaxweyne Axmed shirkaas jaraaid

     

    Halkaan ka akhriso

     

    Hadalkaan ayaa imanayaa kadib markii dhawaan madxaweynaha Soomaaliya Xassan Sheekh Maxamuud uu sheegey in dhawaan Muqdisho lugu qaban doono shir la doonayo in lugu xalliyo khilaafka Kismaayo,balse hadalkaan ayaa waxaa liid kunoqonaya midka kasoo baxey maamulka Kismaayo.

     

    Arrimahaan ayaa ku soo adeya iyadoo wali dowladda faderaalka Soomaaliya aysan aqoonsan maamulka Jubbaland ee Axmed Madoobe sheegtana dowladdu inuu yahay mid an sidii saxda ahaa lugu dhisin.

     

    Waxa Jubbaland ay qoonsatay ilaa hada banaanka uma soo bixin.


  8. Somalia: Jubaland's successful electoral process

    12 Jun 12, 2013 - 12:54:03 PM

     

    By WHITNEY GRESPIN, UPI Outside View Commentator

     

    ARLINGTON, Va., June 7 (UPI) -- The establishment of the new semi-autonomous Somali Jubaland state is a step in the right direction for a stable Somalia but the region isn't in the clear yet.

     

    Three weeks ago saw the turning of a significant corner in modern Somali history: a vote for the transparently elected leadership of the newly declared Jubaland state. On May 15 hundreds of clan representatives from throughout the region voted Sheik Ahmed Mohamed Islam -- aka "Ahmed Madobe" -- to serve as president, with a General Fartag reported to have been selected to serve as vice president of Jubaland.

     

    As it turns out, though, around the corner laid a number of hurdles for the newly formed state government.

     

    Mere hours after the announcement that Madobe had won the presidency, a rival clansman, militia commander and former Somali minister of defense with the Transitional Federal Government named Barre Adan Shire Hirale declared himself the electoral victor.

     

    While the conflicting claim was quickly rejected by designated clan representatives, it has been reported that some sources accused the Somali Federal Government of secretly backing the surprise self-declaration.

     

    Although the electoral process itself can be seen as a victory, caustic remarks challenging the legitimacy of the election process were made by SFG President Hassan Sheik Mohamud at an orphanage opening May 19 in Mogadishu. His statements indicated that his government recognized neither the process nor the outcome of the election as adhering to requirements outlined in the Provisional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

     

    Although the outcomes have been rejected, the process and affiliates of the Kismayo Convention, as the governance design process has been dubbed, were well known to SFG members since its activities began under the regional Inter-Governmental Authority on Development.

     

    In order to understand the motivation of the interested parties, it is important to appreciate the setting in which these disputes are occurring. The newly branded Jubaland state, which shares borders with Kenya to the southwest and Ethiopia to the north, is Somalia's southernmost territory and is composed of the three administrative regions of Gedo, Middle Juba, and Lower Juba. Though these are potentially rich agricultural regions with regular seasonal rainfall, reliably flowing rivers, relatively preserved forests and fertile land for farming and herding, it is the port city of Kismayo that is the jewel in the crown of the nascent Jubaland state.

     

    Just more than 300 miles southwest of Mogadishu, Kismayo has long been the prized possession over which opposing factions vie for control. Kismayo's status as a regional transportation hub is critical to commerce and transit. Three main thoroughfares connect Kismayo to other parts of the country and Kismayo is home to two of the country's airports. Perhaps most importantly, though, is Kismayo's deep-water seaport, which could allow for the reinitiation of profitable domestic and international trade as security in the region improves.

     

    Access to the port played a major role in the development of southern Somalia in the latter half of the 20th century but the docks and surrounding infrastructure fell into disrepair until they were jointly refurbished by the U.S. and Somali governments in 1984. Three decades of neglect and war have rendered the port unusable for large commercial and naval vessels but control of and access to the site remains vital as prospects for renewed trade begin presenting themselves.

     

    Beyond the in-fighting amongst recognized stakeholders to maintain power over resources and critical infrastructure sites, the activities of non-state actors continues to threaten the tenuous gains.

     

    Although the Kenyan Defense Forces under leadership of the African Union Mission in Somalia and alongside local Somali militias were successful in crippling al-Shabaab's hold on the region, the militant group still maintains a notable presence across southern Somalia. Their occupation limits freedom of movement throughout the region, including control of multiple checkpoints on a critical road between Mogadishu and Kismayo.

    Clan affiliations remain primary sociopolitical constructs in the region and they are the basis from which representatives pooled to form the voting council for last week's Kismayo Convention presidential elections.

     

    On a national scale it is widely thought that Jubaland's allegiances are divided between pro-Mogadishu and pro-Kenyan movements, which may lead to local elections having wider repercussions than might initially be expected.

     

    Reconciling these differences to collaborate on building a secure state with a respected legitimate government to impose rule of law will be vital to the durability of the Jubaland state and the wider Somali nation. While there are substantial obstacles that both the state and the country will have to overcome, not least of which the interpretation of the wording of the Provisional Constitution, the international community should be supportive of the transparent election process initiated by the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development body.

     

    If grassroots processes can prevail in the former militant stronghold only months after the fall of al-Shabaab, then perhaps the clouds will part on a new era of economic and sociopolitical stability for the inhabitants of Somalia.

     

    --

    (Whitney Grespin has overseen education and security sector capacity building programs on five continents. She is a research fellow with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and a member of Women in International Security and the 2012-13 inaugural class of the Eurasia Foundation's Young Professionals Network.)

     

     

    Source: UPI


  9. Jubaland: Kenya Defence Forces not supporting us

    13 Jun 13, 2013 - 3:09:03 AM

     

    NAIROBI ,Kenya 13 June,2013 (SD)-The simmering tension between the Government of Mogadishu and that in Nairobi over the establishment of Somali’s breakaway State of Jubaland has gotten intervention from a likely source.

     

    State of Jubaland President, Sheikh Ahmed Madobe, has said Kenya is not behind the establishment of his newly breakaway state.

     

    Madobe, who was recently elected President of the semi-autonomous region, defended the Government of Kenya and the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) from claims of backing his administration. In an interview with The Standard, the Jubaland leader said the establishment of a federal state in the South of Somalia was in line with Igad’s four-year marshal plan of restoring stability in Somalia.

     

    He said the creation of a strong administration based on federalism was mooted in Addis Ababa four years ago during an Igad meeting that was attended by the then Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia and presidents from the region.

     

    “The only role that Kenya and Ethiopia have played is the provision of troops who have helped in flushing out the Al Shabaab elements from Jubaland,” he said.

     

    The Ras Kamboni brigades’ Commander, who was Kenya’s key ally during the incursion against Al Shabaab by KDF, also denied allegations that Kenya’s military was abusing and mistreating his people.

     

    “KDF transited into Amison and there have been no incidents of human rights abuse by either KDF or Amison,” Madobe said while accusing some elements of the Somali Government of working in cahoots with remnants of Al Shabaab to taint the soldiers’ image.

     

    Madobe denied allegations of secession from Somalia and said external donors who include Kenya did not fund his election at the Kisimayu University.

     

    Kenya has repeatedly denied being behind the creation of a semi-autonomous state to act as a buffer zone against the Al Shabaab militants who threaten regional stability through their terrorism activities.

     

    An MP recently went to the Somalia Parliament and displayed pictures of what he claimed was proof of KDF’s abuses on the people of Jubaland, but Sheikh Madobe distanced his administration and KDF from the photos.

     

    Madobe said he is looking forward to working with the Government of Sheikh Hassan Mohamoud (Somalia President) through a federal regime system.

     

    Source: Standard Digital (Kenya)


  10. KISMAYO, Somalia Jun 12 2013 (Garowe Online) – Jubaland state President Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Madoobe returned to Kismayo on Wednesday where he held a press conference stating that he didn’t oppose President Hassan Sheikh but that Jubaland would continue forward, Garowe Online reports.

     

    The President elect, Sheikh Ahmed Madoobe arrived at the port city of Kismayo on Wednesday where he was welcomed by Jubaland officials at the Ahmed Gurey International Airport. Shortly after his arrival, the Jubaland president held a press conference discussing his meetings with Somali Federal Government (SFG) President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

     

    “President Hassan and I met; I reassured him that he did not need to be concerned and that he [Hassan] is our President and that there would be no problems from our [Jubaland] side,” said Jubaland state President Sheikh Madoobe.

     

    He continued to say that Jubaland would continue forward despite the setbacks. “Jubaland state has reached great success and we cannot afford to backtrack, we want to be an example for the Federal [states] Somalia.”

     

    Earlier this week clashes in Kismayo by what Jubaland officials alleged were Al Shabaab forces funded by SFG officials led to over 15 people being killed on the fighting sides.

     

    President Ahmed Madoobe sent his condolences to the Jubaland forces and civilians that died in the clashes.

     

    The SFG has stood firmly against Jubaland state, refusing to recognize President Ahmed Madoobe who was elected last month. Although the two met in Nairobi earlier this week, it is unclear what came out of the meeting.


  11. Carafaat the SOL kid,

     

    The conference in Mogadishu is nothing more than a face saving exit for the federal government to step back and let Jubbaland be. Ahmed Madoobe will participate in it as a the dully elected president of Jubbaland , Faroole will be there as well :D . So if there is any disappointment with respect to this, it is NOT mine :D . I am content with with Jubbaland status under the circumstances.

     

    The political conflict between Jubbaland and Mogadishu was never about opposing Hassan's government. It was about defending the federal political framework ...and on that account , the president has been humbled.