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  1. Trade and economic development begins when the value of the human capital (stock of knowledge, habits, social and personality attributes, including creativity,) are raised in the society. Who will work at your big ports? malnourished people'? Who will land at the big airports? UN- aid airplanes? Lets have food security and effective general education and lets then talk about big airports and docks. Xaqiiqda wey xanuun badantahay laakin marwalbo waxaa fiican in aad xaalada dhabta ah ka hadashid. Fuundiga xamaaliga ah maanta aqoon darro ayaa haysato. They even hire foregin professional fuundiyaal from Kenya to do basic technical issues at a "hotell". Samafal, sxb, no one is against having more infrastracture in Somalia, but I will give you a tip. Go and visit the countrey and you will be shocked when you see the current state of our nation.
  2. Ever heard of a thing called cost effectiveness when planning for public instututions? It's easy to say that a small desertified countey that according to UN-reports has massive malnourishment to have two ports and two of everything. What's more difficult is actually to find the resources.
  3. Che, hala Yaabin,., Afwerki sent two low-level intelligence officers to Somalia during the last year of Xassan Sh Maxamuuds reign and made an offer to normalise relations with Somalia and recognise TFG. Somalia woild then inform the UN that Eritrea had ceased to support al-shabaaab. The sanctions against Eritrea would then be easier to lift. It is of no intrest for us to meet this bloody dictator when he is actually ockupying parts Djabouuti and threatning soomalida jabuuti. By having this meeting he has a lot to gain while somalis will betray another soomalida jaboouti.
  4. Yemen's rebels attack Abu Dhabi airport using a drone UAE official denies attack but Abu Dhabi airport tweeted earlier there was an incident involving a supply vehicle. 2 hours ago MORE ON UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Saudi-led air raids target Yemen's Hodeidahtoday Yemen 'on brink of new cholera epidemic', charity warnsyesterday Will the UAE comply with the UN top court's ruling?3 days ago The mayhem in Yemen and the crisis of meaning in the Arab World3 days ago Yemen's Houthi rebels say they attacked Abu Dhabi's international airport in the United Arab Emirates with a drone. According to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah television channel, the Sammad-3 drone launched three attacks on the airport on Thursday. It was not immediately clear if there was any damage or casualties. Abu Dhabi airport tweeted earlier in the day there had been an incident involving a supply vehicle that had not affected operations. It was unclear if it was related to the reported drone attack. An identified UAE official told Reuters news agency the attack did not occur. 'No paper tiger' A Houthi military source said the armed drone flew 1,500km before it reached Abu Dhabi's airport. General Abdullah al-Jafri, a spokesman for the Houthis, said the drone attack showed the movement was capable of launching attacks against vital civilian infrastructure of the Saudi-Emirati-led military coalition battling the rebels in Yemen. WATCH Battle for Yemen's Hodeidah: 'Shells raining down on us' (1:26) "Our attack on Abu Dhabi airport shows our forces are no paper tiger like our enemies claim," Jafri told Al-Masirah TV on the phone. "They mocked us before, but let me make it clear that the next stage will be targeting the infrastructure of our enemies in Saudi and the UAE." The UAE official denied the airport attack. "Operations at the airport are business as usual," the unnamed official was quoted as saying. Despite the denial, people on social media noted many flights at the airport had been delayed. Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam told Al Jazeera Arabic by phone the UAE denial was "baseless". "It is a lie. They cannot deny the new reality on the ground," said Abdul-Salam. "We don't understand the hype when it comes to our attacks. We are in a state of war. We are being attacked every day. Our people are being slaughtered every single day. Our cities, our airports are being targeted by the Saudi-UAE coalition. So, why are they are surprised by us attacking their positions?" Tankers targeted The purported drone attack came a day after the rebels targeted two Saudi oil tankers in the Red Sea, prompting Riyadh to temporarily suspend the transport of oil supplies through the Bab al-Mandeb Strait. The Houthis control much of northern Yemen and have said Abu Dhabi, a member of the Western-backed coalition fighting against them since 2015, was a target for their missiles. The UAE has an advanced anti-missile interception system - the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) - which is designed to destroy short and intermediate-range missiles. Andreas Krieg, assistant professor at the Defence Studies department, Kings College London, expressed scepticism over the supposed attack. "This is quite surprising if not shocking news," Krieg told Al Jazeera. "I haven't seen any images yet, but you need to imagine that they must have flown 1,350km from Sanaa or somewhere else in Yemen all the way to Abu Dhabi. "It would be shocking if it turned out to be true, considering that the UAE has such good defensive capabilities. I mean it's very hard for me at this point to imagine this is actually possible." Krieg said some Houthi drones had been developed locally with the help of Iran or other external supporters. Iran and the Houthis have denied any such cooperation. "The issue here is that the Houthis have made a lot of claims that they have new unmanned air vehicles in place, but we've never seen it and we've never seen it in use," he said. WATCH: Yemen 'on brink of new cholera epidemic', charity warns (2:00) Humanitarian disaster The United Nations has called the war in Yemen the world's worst humanitarian disaster. At least 10,000 people have been killed and thousands of others wounded in the conflict in Yemen, one of the world's most impoverished nations. More than 20 million Yemenis need aid, millions are on the brink of famine, and hundreds of thousands have been infected with diseases, mostly cholera.
  5. Your quite true that the federal government of Somalia is a weak government, squeezed in between al-qaeda terrorists and conflicting politicians that what to keep the privelages that they gained during the vicious civil war in the 90-ties. Soomaliland was actually a beacon of hope for somali intellectuals and still is. It wasnt easy being a somali intellectual during the early 90-ties when countrey turned into a mad-max countrey with death and starvation. You needed to see clear evidence that somalis could actually create somekind of a peacefull civil adminstration in order to have hope again and Somaliland provided that. I would say that the whole notion of a federal Soomaliya got their inspiration from Soomaliland. It is not by a chance that years later your north-eastern neighbors created a similliar clan-based adminstration and even started using the word land"when they formulated a new name for the countrey. We Somalis have a this habit. If you see one somali opening a kastuumo/niikis you will see the whole street ockupied by somalis selling kastuumos/niikis. I think that your well aware of the enermous steps of stability koonfurta has undertaken. The first election of a Soomali president were held in Somalia and despite the huge obstacles , Pres. Xassan Sheekh succeeded in laying the framework a federal region based Soomalia. This was a crucial step in south as this was needed to calm the fragmented diverse south. The next big step that showed showed the return of the Somali government and what I would say is a milestone in post-1991 Somali political history is the peacefull transfer of a presidedency in Mogadishu by person in the H-block to person to the D-block. The third evidence is the solid international recognition. It has been 30 years since some not all somalis in hargeysaa (SSC, Boorama) demanded for seperatism. That project failed, if it would have been succsesfull then we would have seen Somaliland as a fully recognised nation. Instead of that as of in 2018 the FGS has firmly and succsesfully demanded that your region/nation/countrey (I dont care about semantics, if you wish it be called countrey so be it) to be treated in a equal way just as other somali regions are treated. What I am asking you is , if the boat sailed, where is it going? 30 years is a long time and the region is changing. It should be no suprise to you that the youth of Somaliland are seeking greener pastures in other greener pastures of Somalia becouse of the dire economical situation. The same could be said about the youth in the koonfurta. Even the late respected Pres cigaal (AUN) a somali nationalist said in a recorded speach that he ready for talks with other somalis once the south has cooled down. Sadly he passed away a few months after that famous interview was conducted. Politics changes, what sounded as popular slogan during the 1990-ties might sound alien or simply not relevant for a younger generation. Forget about Somalia/Somaliland, young somalis are now interconnected to each other through the social meda then never before. In short, southerners and the vast majority do share my views based upon my re-search, they are not intrested in enforcing afweyne type of central government and do not view the brotherhood of soomaliweyn connected to any kind of military adventurism. That hysteria and irrational phobia has been mainly coming from northerners and I think it has to do with the political agenda of fostering unity between northerners by screaming about an imagined threat posed by orchs of Somali koonfurians. It is not a coincidence that during Ramadaan the old man in Hargesaa had to call bunch of guul-wade journalsts and basically sell them the imagined tale of Barre 's incarnated corps like dhagdheer was doing a large scale invasion of small dusty town named Tukuraq. While everyone in the briefing room and those who followed it understood this was a simple tribal skirmish. The old man had to use scare tactics by stating "dagaal aan ku jirna". If I recall it correctly only one critical jorunalist had the the guts to spill it out and and call the whole incident for what it was. A simple tribal skirmish. By the way, regarding the borders, I do not have a problem with them but it's tragic when I see a somali using the colonial lines drawn line drawn by a few white gaalo men in a beer filled room in Berlin. Whats more tragic to see is that to see a Somali using these map-lines as a form a xirsi, seeking barako from it. Yaab! Ar niman cadaan ah oo cayilsan warkhad xun ey khariirad ku qoreen waxba kuma tareyso ee iska tuur yaakhay.
  6. Xaaji, Sorry to burst the bubble, Even though Cigaal was a brilliant politician what made him succsessfull in that field of politics was that his northern enclave had stability to certain degree. While the south had a vicious civil war, the north was slowly getting out of it. International observers wanted "a somali leader" that resembled an institution that they could speak too. As for today, the recognition of FGS and its increasing influence makes it harder for you or anyone else in Somalia to go back to those days. Compromising a nations unity is a big "no no" within international diplomatic circles or between foregin ministries of the world.
  7. Galbeedi might be far fletched but he has historical truths on his side. Why should Somalis fight against oromos when both people are cushitic and a large part of the oromos are islamic?. This might be a chance for all opressed people in that land to gain some historical justice from years of abyssinian xabashi opression. Lets look beyond a few few skirmishes and see things with some insight. By the way waxaa yaab badan how somalis never engage in self-criticism. What has made these oromos angry? Might it have been the TPLF using somali merceneries aka Liyuu police to massacre them when they were on the streets demonstrating? Why have not the Oromos engaged in skirmishes with Amhara region? I am not taking a defeatist stance nor am I being conspiratorial here but yaanan la deg-degin. IF Abey Ahmed is not a gaal is qarinaayo aka amharisied oromo, somalis have powerfull role to play. If he is one balaayo ayaa soo socoto. Regarding the ONLF they do have legitamate demands and is today just as you said the only viable opposition that has machinery to carry out an agenda but their methodology is flawed. Deeply flawed. The scars from fthe 90-ties are still fresh in some people minds. What probably unites people in the Somali region is without a doubt Soomalinimo, and Islaamnimo . What divides them is clan-based political organisation that is actually is trying to convince other deeply suspicious Somalis to accept that clan-based name for the region. Galbeedi, ask yourself the sincere question. Would a simple non-og Somali tnomad take up arms with other OG-somalis in a fight for "ogadeniya". Forget about other non--og somalis, even sub--tribes within the og- nomads would be suspicous of each other. This is the reality on how much division that exists between us somalis. While they, the Oromos are led by an Oromo with a muslim name, conspiring with an assimilated christian Oromo (Legassa guy). By the way, Legassa guy was actually the one who put forth Abey Ahmed as a candidate to the EPRDF central commite. He was the one who demonised the somalis in the media. Soomalida gobolkaas daggan hadey talo rabaan, waxaan dhihilahaay soomalinamada ku noqdo.
  8. Your forgetting that 2 million somalis, from all walks of life and regions live in Mogadishu.
  9. Iran's Rouhani warns Trump about 'mother of all wars' Share Tweet Email Share Sunday July 22, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying “America should know ... war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” but he did not rule out peace between the two countries, either. Iran faces increased U.S. pressure and looming sanctions after Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 international deal over Iran’s nuclear program. Addressing a gathering of Iranian diplomats, Rouhani said: “Mr Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret,” the state new agency IRNA reported. “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” Rouhani said, leaving open the possibility of peace between the two countries which have been at odds since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. “You are not in a position to incite the Iranian nation against Iran’s security and interests,” Rouhani said, in an apparent reference to reported efforts by Washington to destabilize Iran’s Islamic government. In Washington, U.S. officials familiar with the matter told Reuters that the Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant groups. Current and former U.S. officials said the campaign paints Iranian leaders in a harsh light, at times using information that is exaggerated or contradicts other official pronouncements, including comments by previous administrations. Rouhani scoffed at Trump’s threat to halt Iranian oil exports and said Iran has a dominant position in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping waterway. “Anyone who understands the rudiments of politics doesn’t say ‘we will stop Iran’s oil exports’...we have been the guarantor of the regional waterway’s security throughout history,” Rouhani said, cited by the semi-official ISNA news agency. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed Rouhani’s suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are halted. Rouhani’s apparent threat earlier this month to disrupt oil shipments from neighboring countries came in reaction to efforts by Washington to force all countries to stop buying Iranian oil. Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any hostile U.S. action. newsinsidSeparately, a top Iranian military commander warned that the Trump government might be preparing to invade Iran. “The enemy’s behavior is unpredictable,” military chief of staff General Mohammad Baqeri said, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. “Although the current American government does not seem to speak of a military threat, according to precise information it has been trying to persuade the U.S. military to launch a military invasion (of Iran),” Baqeri said. Iran’s oil exports could fall by as much as two-thirds by the end of the year because of new U.S. sanctions, putting oil markets under huge strain amid supply outages elsewhere. Washington initially planned to totally shut Iran out of global oil markets after Trump abandoned the deal that limited Iran’s nuclear ambitions, demanding all other countries to stop buying its crude by November. But it has somewhat eased its stance since, saying that it may grant sanction waivers to some allies that are particularly reliant on Iranian supplies.
  10. Someone wise said: Aan is waheshano walaalayaal aan wada jirno walaalayaal Shicibyahow wanaagsan walaalayaaloow wadnahayagi rumaadoow walaalayaaloow Wadajir bey laba gacnood wax ku qaban karaanee Wadajir bey laba gacnood wax ku qaban karaanee Aan is waheshano walaalayaal aan wada jirno walaalayaal
  11. Agreed Tillamook, but the problem is once a fire erupts it is hard to extinguish it. It's all over the news and it is starting to disseminate amongst somali circles.
  12. Galbeedi, Your correct in your analysis regarding Abey Ahmed's cultural orientation. It is without any kind of doubt that Caabeey Axmed is an abyssinianised Oromo. But Caabey taking power and the Amxaras lurking in the background in order to create the the gone day's of Ityopia Tikdem will not matter for the Somalis. As you know the region that have not assimilated in anyway or have been drawn to cultural sphere of the Xabashida are mainly the Somalis. They are today not part of the political changes happening in Ethiopia and even the xabashida themselves admit that they really do not see those soomali-galbeed as "ethiopian" by culture, religion and so on. Nothing of great value will change for the Somalis. The reason for this is that the Caabey Axmeds quest for "reforms" is becouse of the internal economicl crisis that the EPRDF is facing. What many have not been able to see is that these reforms are mainly driven by deep econmical factors. I dont know ifyou remember this, but last year the IMF issued a stark warning to Haile Mariams government. This was followed shortly by visit by Christian Lagarde, the chairwoman of the IMF. The first visit by an IMF leader to an African nation. The visit coincided with the ethnic unrest the scared away the little remaining investors. In januari, In december 2017 according to a friend of mine the government didnt not even have money to pay off the police officers of the countrey. The countrey was descending into anarchy and chaos becouse the economical bancrupcy. Even the chinese as we noted on SOL a couple of months ago defaulted on the loans that they readily gave to the government. That said, the main question is how will this impact on the Somalis? Nothing, Some are to young to remember this but history does repeat itself. When Aman Andom took power in the DERG before being ousted by Mengistu, he was singing the same tunes as todays Caabey. He even visited Dire Dawa in the 70-ties and gave a passionate speach to Somalis elders and promised them reforms as I have been told. He did the same to the Eritreans but nothing changed. Just as you noted the best hope for the Somalis that are not part of the political fabric of that countrey is to see Tigreega wanting article 39 but as you know they will never do that. The bonds to their Xabashi kindren is to strong. Lets face it, as long as Somalia is weak and broken soomali-galbeed will never be liberated.
  13. Galbeedi spoke the truth about the history of Wooyane's TPLF history of destabilizing the horn of Africa and creating sedition amongst Somalis. Somaalida been in ey isku sheegan ayey jecelyihiin but who remembers the 90-ties when lorries of Ethiopian arms were arriving to feuding tribal warlords in Mogadishu. The north wasnt so diffirent. A few somali leaders were in away getting active support in the what they saw as legitamate political project with their blinded eyes but was in realiity the weakning of the ethnic ties that existed amongst all Somalis To add some salt to the injury they even added a 6-th pillar to Islam and replaced the Xajka with the informal siyaaro to Addis Abeba. Every aspriring somali leader went to Addis Abeba to declare his loyalty thus cementing the client-state relationship. Yaab! Galbeedi laakin amuu ku fuduuday isbadalka Caabey Axmed? What makes him belive that the TPLF has reluinqished power without a single shot fired? Thats something that many do not understand. Africa is known for one thing surely. Jabhad iskama tagto ee tag ayaa la dhahaa.
  14. So he finally entered the black hole of petty tribal feuds? Manna la yaabo yaasinka! "Waxbarashadiisa" ma saan ayaa u dambeysay? Ninkaani waligiisa fudeedka soomalida ku arkay ayuu necbanaa laakin waaxaa yaab eh asaga ayaaba fuedeedkaasi qabo. Waxaan soo xasuusto anaa Tiifiiga ka dawaanayo dood uu ka qaybgalay. Marka uu wakhtigiisa dahamaaday intuu si aqoonyahanimo uu dhageysanlahaa dadka kale wuxuuba ku xanaaqay qofka dooda soo abaabulay. He was asked why he was leaving the debate and he answered in a very ego-centric way "I need more time to explain these issues". It didnt occur to him that the other academics he was debating also needed to talk hence their is a good reason why a debate time of 20 minutes is more then enough. Ducaale is correckt when you get the feeling that when he speaks its all about him. I
  15. I had my doubts but the political turmoil in Ethiopia seem to have swayed the EPRDF to the bossoms of Afwerki. Maakhiri remember that this guy Abiey Ahmed belongs to the deep state. He was the one who was behind the jailing of the Nadwatul Ulama, the muslim community in Ethiopia. His origins within the murky state security of Ethiopia is well known. It is not a coincidence that the Tigrayan TPLF reached the conclusion that they need their kindren Eritrea when they are now today in their weakest point. History repeats itself. It was the EPLF of Eritrea that armed and galvanized the TPLF in the beginning. Kolley Waxaan rajaynaa in dadka la mid ah Jawaad Ahmed iyo oromo kale in ey culeys saaran Abiey Ahmed.
  16. Many parts of Somalia are like that. Its about time somalis ate what they produced instead of galaaay cadaan soo nacay.
  17. Sunday July 8, 2018 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethio­pian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed traveled Sunday to Eritrea, once a bitter rival, for an unprecedented summit with its longtime leader, Isaias Afwerki. State Eritrean television showed an Ethio­pian Airlines plane landing at the sparse airport in the Eritrean capital of Asmara, where a brass band was drawn up to greet the prime minister for the first such visit in two decades. The two Horn of Africa neighbors have been sworn enemies for the past 20 years since fighting a brutal ground war from 1998 to 2000 that saw at least 70,000 killed. In the intervening years, the two sides have clashed repeatedly and supported rival rebel movements. Abiy was greeted by Isaias himself at the airport and they strode past the uniformed band and honor guard, occasionally smiling and laughing together — a marked contrast to the Eritrean president’s normally stone faced public appearances. The two men were welcomed by women in traditional dress waving palm fronds as well as rows of officials before they retired to the airport VIP lounge and sat beneath portraits of themselves sipping juice. Before departing from the airport, Abiy waded into the crowd of welcoming women and exchanged hugs. As the convoy of vehicles carrying Abiy passed through downtown Asmara, crowds lined the street and cheered loudly, spilling into the road and slowing the cars to a crawl. The change in relations between the two countries has stunned observers. For the first time in decades, Ethio­pian flags adorned the streets of Asmara and other cities in preparation for Abiy’s visit, according to photos tweeted by Natalie Brown, the U.S. chief of mission in Asmara. The rumored visit was confirmed by Abiy’s chief of staff, Fitsum Arega, on Sunday morning. “Abiy Ahmed has left to Eritrea, Asmara today to further deepen efforts to bring about lasting peace between the people of Ethiopia & Eritrea,” he tweeted. “Our two nations share a history & bond like no other. We can now overcome two decades of mistrust and move in a new direction.” Nearly 30 years ago, the future leaders of the two countries were comrades in the struggle against Ethiopia’s communist dictatorship. But after its overthrow and Eritrea’s declaration of independence, relations soured despite close cultural and linguistic ties. Ethi­o­pia’s new reformist prime minister, Abiy, broke the deadlock between the two countries on June 5 by accepting the 2000 peace agreement that ended the war, which would involve ceding territory still held by Ethi­o­pia. Events moved quickly after that, with Isaias accepting the overtures as a “positive” move and sending a delegation led by his foreign minister to Addis Ababa a week later. Now there has been talk of reopening long-closed air links between the two countries this year. The summit will probably involve negotiations on how to begin the complex process of returning territories to each other and separating populations as well as restoring ties. Under Abiy, Ethi­o­pia appears to be embarking on a new path of reform, but Eritrea has been characterized as one of the most authoritarian states in Africa. For much of the last 20 years, Eritrea has been focused on its conflict with Ethi­o­pia with substantial spending on its military and indefinite mandtory military service that has sent hundreds of thousands Eritreans seeking to immigrate to Europe. The meeting “heralds a new era of peace & cooperation,” Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Meskel tweeted Sunday. In interviews broadcast live on Eritrean state television interviewed, people praised the visit and welcomed peace between the two countries. “Peace is everything,” said an elderly man wearing a turban and sunglasses.
  18. A few men might have chosen to live amongst the baajunis, but everyone in Somalia knows that this is the heart land of the baajuni community.
  19. Talaabo that could be work but what your missing is that most of the so called "liyu force" are compromised of defected onlf rebel soldiers. Ironic isnt it?
  20. Why accept the Colonial definition of the white-man gaalka when it is not clearly to your advantage? Talaabo, when those colonialists used to a rename an area they did it with a specific agenda. Divide and rule
  21. Thats a valid question that that they need adress, overcome and finally lay it to rest. Even if some of those so called "intellectuals" can understand the the logic behind the name the question that begs to be asked is: With the trauma that somalis gas gone through the 90-ties can the masses accept such a divisive tribal name? Amxaaro Ayaan la dagalaamo, magac qabiilna waa sitaa , soomali na in ey i soo racaan aan rabaa waa bilaa xikmad.
  22. The noose around Abdi Ileys neck has been tightened by his own master. It seems that those who he tortured and maimed under direct orders from the TPLF has now been legitimized. I wonder what he is thinking of at this very moment. The events are unfoulding and those somalis from region 6 need to come together and agree upon a common stance. The Oromos have united and they seem to have achieved their goal. The least the ONLF could do is to learn from their grave mistake they made in 1994. They need to understand that their political demands are at odds with current political narrative of "etiopia tikdem" (Unified Ethiopia). In a nutshell they should not trust the political gestures made by Abey.