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AU Will request to Extent the duration of its Colony in Somalia At the UNSC

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AU Security Council proposes one extension for AMISOM

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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.

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ADDIS ABABA (HOL) - The African Union has proposed a one-year term extension for its continental military force in Somalia.

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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?  

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AMISom is not going anywhere. 10 years from now they will still be calling the shots. 

Qawda maqashii waxna ha u qaban. Alshabab is their golden goose.    :D

It reminds me of the New York Mafia Boss who used to own two complementing businesses. A trucking business and a road building contracting business. The trucking business will destroy the road and the New York state Government spends millions of dollars to contracting his road building business... and the profits will go into more trucks and more destruction. The cycle goes on...

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^^^^^

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. 

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Indeed its become the House of ill repute. 

Waxa calan meesha ka muuqda, waa ku dawakhay ba. 

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^^^^

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. 

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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.

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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...

 

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