Intensifying the Hunt Against Somali Pirates – By Mike Nizza

Pirates operating off the coast of Somalia haven’t caused so much havoc by simply being ruthless. Their innovative tactics have enabled them to launch attacks farther out on the high seas than small skiffs should be able to go, and then they evade pursuers by floating closer to the shore, where international patrols can’t follow without permission from Somalia’s embattled government. Continue reading

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jacaylkii oslo iyo ayaamihii qaahira qaybtii 1aad – Cabdifatah Cige

qisadani jacaylka ah, ayaa ah qiso aad iyo aad uxiisa badan ahna, xaqiiqo jirta waliba socota qisadani, waxay kadhacday dalka masar. gaar ahaan caasimada qaahirasanadan gudeheeda, 2007 bishii 1. aad dhamaadkeedii labada qof ee ay qisadu ku socon doonto, waxay kala yihiin c/raxmaan, iyo (hana) hadii aan si hordhaca wax uga taabto heer nololeedka, c/raxmaan aan idhaahdee waxa uu kusoo koray, dalka djibouti waxbarashadiisana kuqaatay ilaa dugsi sare. Continue reading

Somalia offensive after attacks – BBC

Ethiopian-backed Somali government forces have launched an offensive against insurgents after simultaneous attacks in the capital, Mogadishu.

At least six Ethiopian bases in the city were targeted on Tuesday night by Islamists. Three civilians have died.

Correspondents say rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades and machine guns were used in the attacks.

The attacks came after Ethiopia’s prime minister said his forces are unable to withdraw from the conflict in Somalia.

Meles Zenawi said he had expected to withdraw his soldiers earlier in the year, once the Islamists had been driven out of Mogadishu.
But he said not enough peacekeepers had arrived and divisions within the Somali government had left it unable to replace the Ethiopians.
Their presence is unpopular in Mogadishu. Earlier this month, insurgents dragged the bodies of Ethiopian troops through the city.

Hunt

The BBC’s Mohammed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu says Ethiopian lorries and tanks can be seen patrolling the streets.
Those civilians that have not fled the city are remaining indoors, he says.
The attacks took place simultaneously at about 1930 local time on Tuesday night.
At least six Ethiopian army bases came under fire:

  • In the north of the city at two former factories and at Ex-Control intersection
  • In the south of the city at the football stadium and an army camp
  • In the central Bakara market district where there are bases along the main road.

About three civilian bodies have been found on Wednesday morning around one of former factories.

The dead civilians are said to have been on a bus that was caught in retaliatory fire from Ethiopian troops.
Mogadishu city council spokesman Mohamed Muhyadin has told the BBC there was another attack at midnight.

Militias in Somali army uniforms attacked a building housing government soldiers near Mogadishu International Airport.

One soldier was killed in the attack, he said. The number of Ethiopian casualities are not known.
Correspondents say troops have been sent to the area near the airport to hunt down the insurgents.

‘Encouraged’

The UN refugee agency says 60% of Mogadishu residents have left their homes, including 200,000 this month, following the latest clashes between insurgents and the Ethiopian-backed government.

Our correspondent says the insurgents say they have been encouraged by the admission by Mr Meles that his forces were becoming bogged down in Somalia.
On an Islamist website, the insurgents said they were winning the struggle, and called for further attacks on the Ethiopian forces.

Only 1,600 Ugandan peacekeepers have arrived, from a planned 8,000-strong African Union force.

Somalia has not had a functioning national government since President Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991.

Source: BBC

Somalia: Authorities Arrest Two Journalists Reporting On Regional Conflict

National Union of Somali JournalistsHouse (Mogadishu)
PRESS RELEASE28 November 2007Posted to the web 28 November 2007

NUSOJ protests the 26 November 2007 arrest of journalists Abdiqani Hassan Farah and Mohammed Shakale in Las Anod town of Sool region.

Somaliland armed forces arrested the two journalists separately in the city centre of Las Anod, according to news reports and journalists in Las Anod who reported to NUSOJ.

The motive behind the arrest of Farah, a reporter for radio Las Anod and stringer for the Hargeisa-based “Jamhuuriya” newspaper, and of freelance online journalist Shakale, remains unknown. However, some journalists believe that the arrests relate to their media work as both report on the highly sensitive topic of the armed conflict between Puntland and Somaliland.
Both journalists are being held at Las Anod central police station. The Somaliland authorities and the Las Anod administration did not offer statements on the imprisonment of the journalists.

“We protest the detention of these two journalists as an illegitimate move”, said Omar Faruk Osman, NUSOJ Secretary General. “We demand from the Somaliland authorities the immediate and unconditional return of the freedoms of Abdiqani Hassan Farah and Mohammed Shakale”.

Somaliland: Locals Resist Somaliland Troops, Radio Reporter Jailed

LAS Locals in northern Somalia’s Sool region took up arms against soldiers from the separatist government of Somaliland after the soldiers entered the town of Lasadar, reliable sources reported Monday.
One local civilian was wounded in the firefight between armed villagers and the Somaliland security forces.

A Somaliland military source from Sool region confirmed to Garowe Online that the Somaliland unit returned from Lasadar town after facing armed resistance from locals.
He declined to mention any casualties suffered by the Somaliland forces.

Somaliland troops and allied clan militias captured the provincial capital of Sool, Las Anod, in October after rival troops from the neighboring semiautonomous region of Puntland withdrew.
The self-declared republic of Somaliland has since been trying to expand its control over Sool, with neighboring Puntland threatening a counterattack to regain control of Las Anod.

In a signed declaration, a congregation of influential clan elders from Sool region called on Somaliland to withdraw its security forces from Las Anod or take “full responsibility” of anything that happens as a direct result of Somaliland’s armed presence.
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In Hargeisa, seat of the Somaliland administration, politicians from Sool region dismissed the clan elders’ declaration as “one-sided” and threatened to arrest the elders upon their return to Las Anod.

In related news, a radio reporter in Las Anod was arrested by Somaliland police on Monday for yet-undisclosed reasons.

Abdiqani Hassan Farah, a reporter for the independent Radio Las Anod, was arrested as he was performing his normal journalist duties.

Somaliland’s officials in Las Anod have issued threats to local media, including radio stations and websites, according to media sources in the town.

Sool region falls within the borders of the ex-British Protectorate of Somaliland, a colonial territory that united with ex-Italian Somalia in July 1960 to form the independent Somali Republic.

But local leaders, including clan chiefs, argue that they only recognize “clan borders” and not arbitary boundaries erected by European colonizers during the 19th century.

Source: Garowe

gabolada ladoorani mid gargooray weeyaan sog soglayna waad garan_warbixin(maanso) – Abdifatah Cige

galad eebe weeyaan hada garasha nootimid laga kacay ganoodkii lahaleelay guushii gobolana kubiireen gayigeena maantoo lago,aanshay taladii la isla garanayna hadalkii laxamdulilaaah markastaba ilaahay ayaan mahada ucelinaynaa umadwaliba aayaheega inay kataliso iyadaa leh waxaana muhiima amaaba waajiba daryeelka dhulkooga hooyo iyo kashaqaynta mustaqbalkiisa dhaw iyo kadheerba aaan udhaafa dulucdee waxaan maanta faan rayn rayn iyo niyadsamiba noo ah labada gobol ee kusoo biiraya gobolka awdal horaanta sanadka soosocda 2008 goboladaas oo lamataanoobi doona gobolka awdal waxaana ammaan gaara leh gudida kasoo shaqaysay fikirkaas gaar ahaan ragii sida joogtada ah uga qayb galayay shirkii kadhacay magaalada attowa ee dalka canada iayagoo waliba afarta kufiiqay inay ahayd arin miiska dulyaalay mudaba oo ubaahnaa uun kalatuurid iyo amba qaadid waxaana xusid mudan inaa labadaas gobol ee kusoo biiraya gobolka awdal magacdooda loobaandhigay dadka reer awdal meelkasta oo ay joogaanba si uu qofwalba argtida ugaarka ah uga dhiibto runtii anuu waxaan kamidka ahaa dadkii sida aadka ah iskugu hawlay inay keenan magacdaa hadana odhanmaayo nasiibdaro nasiib wanaag waxaa iiga horeeyay magacdii walaaalkay caateeyeh oo kumagacdheer hiildan joiogana dalkan ingiriiska runtiina waaaan kutaageerayaa walaalkay ra,yigaas wanaagsan labada gobol ee uu kadhwaaajiyay magacdooduna waalaba gobol oo uqalma inay qaataan magacdaas sida ay ukala qaadanayaana maansadayda ayaan waxkaga sheegi doonaa waxaanan leehay waaar reer awdalooow waaabaa baryaaa bal toosa isgarabqabsada oo xaqiina xishood iyo cabsi midna ha uga joogina ficil iyo dareen yeesha sidaa aad maantaba ugarateen inuu gobolkiina uqalmo 3 gobol ugarta wixii kasta ee aad xaq uleedihiin bal hadana kusoo dhawaadaqadarkana yar ee maansadaa

daayinbaa awood loo
dunidani abuurteeee
waxa daabad joogtana
isagay udiranyiin
dan ayuu kaleeyahay

kuma dayn sidaasiye
ninba daan ayuu dhigay
waxa lagu ducaystaaa
deeq lagu tilmaamaa
barya lagu dakeeyaaa
waa dalkaaga hooyoo
loodiido foolxumo
laga daaho baylihid
ladaboolo baahida
lamideeyo danahanoo
laga duulo meel qudha
isku digasho laga tago
qabiilkaa dadkala dila
dawadiisaa loohelo
dawlad waa makaahiil
laga daayo hadalkiyo
dulmi bay sameeyaaan
waxka daran ayaa jira
hakudaalin gacaliye
doorbida walaalnimo
daba socod warmaahee
daba furid inaga reeb
soodabaala xaajada
aan kudiiirsanee wada

inkastuu dareen yimid
doorta gobol laleeyahay
waa dahab warkaasiye
damaashaad haloo rido
dabin qool halaga jiro

digtooonoow nin diidoow
darmadaa inatay gu,in
naga durugtu ay dhicin
dagaal ficiltan uu uu dhicin
inta diga gub uu iman
laba dawladoodoo
isku dirira daash qudha
kadilaacin meel qudha

aan udhaafa dulucdeee
sidaan doonay waxa yidhi
waxa doortay magacdiii
degta saartay guushiii
ninka doodayaa jirin
dadoow hiildan weeyee
damacyuu iniga galin

bal udhaga dalooloo
deg deg magacu uma bixin
duntu way isku xidhantahay
darajee garrgooorray
degma saylac maahine
ogow maanta dabadeed
waa gobol dargaara leh
dhaqaalaha dalkiisana
udiyaara qaybtiis

dacalkeeda boorama
sogsoglayna darajee
dalan dool mawado hadal
daljiraan u,ahay doob
iskuduub intaasina
ogow maanta dabadeed
waaa gobol dar gaara leh
dhaqaalaha dalkiisana
udiyaara qaybtii

gobolkaan dabuubtiyo
dood ay kataagnayn
bakki baa udallaayada
awdal weeyi daaantaas
ogow maanta dabadeed
waa gobol dargaara leh
dhaqaalaha dalkiisana
udiyaara qaybtiiis

Cabdifatax Dahir Cige
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jacaylkii oslo iyo ayaamihii qaahira – Abdifatah Cige

qisadani jacaylka ah ayaa ah qiso aad iyo aad uxiisa badan ahna xaqiiqo jirta walina socota qisadani waxay kadhacday dalka masar gaar ahaan caasimada qaahira sanadan gudeheeda 2007 bishii 1 aad dhamaadkeedii labada qof ee ay qisadu kusocondoonto waxay kala yihiin c/raxmaan iyo hana hadii aan si hordhaca wax uga taabto heer nololeedka c/raxmaan aan idhaahdee waxa uu kusoo koray dalka djibouti Continue reading