Press Release on Friday June 23, 2017
Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS) warns to the People & the Federal Republic of Somalia that terrorism is something that has been armed and financed by foreign entities in so many ways but we, the Somali People and the Federal Republic of Somalia lack to track and investigate foreign entities in Somalia and their criminally minded NGOS to monitor their activities legally in the Republic of Somalia.
To the best of our knowledge in security analysis and counter-terrorism strategies, it is the truth that the Somali Security Agencies are lack of technical, educational and experience related safety, security and preventive protection analysis capabilities, and Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS) believes that we can rehire and employ ex- highly trained Somali Security Operatives who had once made Somalia the best country for security mighty in Africa and around the world.
On behalf of the Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS), we want the Somali Lower and Upper Houses of Representatives, Cabinet, the Office of the Prime H.E. Hassan Ali Kheyre and the Office of the President H.E. Mohamed Abdillahi Farmajo to appoint highly training security committee with known degrees in security studies to write, plan and implement the Somali National Security Act (SNSA) in order to implement the security analysis and counter-terrorism strategies as a preventive safety and protection to the Somali People and the Republic of Somalia.
Fortunately, Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS) is able to open and trained all Somali Security Agencies and its personnel in regard to the Somali National Security Act (SNSA), and we have the best of security educators from many countries around the world.
Well, the Somali National Security Act (SNSA) will likely offer to decrease security lapse in the country, and the Somali Security Agencies will have the opportunity to track and investigate anything relating to the instability and organized criminal activities in the country.
Terrorism is a real game in Somalia, and we want those foreign countries arming and financing terrorism linked Islamist Organizations to stop urgently otherwise; we will retaliate legally in order to stop your criminally organized terrorism in Somalia willy-nilly.
Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS) sends condolence to the families of recently blasted victims, and we wish quicker recover to the wounded people.
Ambassador Dr. Badal Kariye
Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS)
1 Jidka Villa Somalia
The Federal Republic of Somalia
Somali Government welcomes the resilience of youth for planning to
re-open Pizza House Restaurant following terrorists? attack on 14th June
Mogadishu, 18 June 2017 - Somali Government welcomes the resilience of
its youth for planning to re-open Pizza House Restaurant as they took
bravery step in mobilizing communities to clean up Pizza House
Restaurant in Mogadishu, which was destroyed by terrorists groups of
Al-Shabaab on 14 June 2017.
H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information,
Culture & Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia today supported
the efforts of young people to defy terrorists refusing youth to enjoy
their lives by going out to restaurants and social places that young
people exchange ideas, come together to discuss about their future.
Minister Yarisow wrote in his twitter account "Somalia: Youth show
resilience & came out to clean the Pizza Restaurant that terrorists
destroyed in order to reclaim their country back"
Today's bravery step by young people attracted the attention of citizens
as social media outlets were displayed photos of young people cleaning
up the Pizza House Restaurant and showing to the world that terrorists
will never win. Young people said that they will keep coming back to
these places such as the Pizza House Restaurant that was destroyed by
terrorists attack. Young people promised to support restaurant owners in
order to re-open soon so that terrorists will know that they cannot
deny young people their places.
Since 8th of February 2017 when President Farmajo was elected Somali
people overwhelmingly came out on the streets voluntarily in support of
the government. Somali citizens gave full confidence and a strong
mandate to the current government. Somalia is now moving forward to the
right direction since leaders, government officials and public at large
are all together to bring peace and stability in their country. Somali
proverb says "One finger alone cannot wash the face" which means we
together can do more for the interest of the greater good of our
Minister Eng. Yarisow concluded "Somalis are born resilient and
entrepreneurs people as each hotel or businesses that terrorists
destroyed were built up again within few weeks. This is the spirit of
Somali unity against terrorists that kill innocent people while the
government is protecting its citizens. By cleaning up and re-opening
Pizza House Restaurant sends strong message to terrorists that business
as usual and terrorists cannot harass people anymore. Somalia moves on
and it will be a matter of time before we eliminate the threat posed by
terrorists in Somalia."
Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism
Somali Government Progress Activities in the Past Week 10 - 16 June 2017
Mogadishu, 17 June 2017 ? H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow)
briefed the media on the progress activities undertaken by the Federal
Government of Somalia in past week 10 - 16 June 2017
HE Minister Yarisow noted the main achievements in this period, which included:
Somali forces killed men who planted landmine
On the 15th of June 2017 the Somali National Army killed members in
Al-Shabab militia who have buried landmine which has caused damages in
the road that connects Jowhar and Balad districts. Three vehicles
carrying troops, which have left Balad and heading to Jowhar met with
landmine which was buried on the ground. After the blast the soldiers
carried out operation to pursue the perpetrators who buried the landmine
and killed them.
Consultative meetings for the review of the constitution was held in Garowe
The Ministry of Constitutional Affairs of the Federal Government of
Somalia has been doing Consultative program to review the constitution
process and this week it has held consultative meeting in Garowe, the
headquarters of Puntland State. The Minister for Constitution Affairs
has had meetings with the President of Puntland, the speaker of the
parliament, other officials and the sectors of the civil society in
Puntland. In a consultative meeting which has taken place at the Center
for Research, Peace and Development, the Ministry of Constitution
Affairs of the Federal Government of Somalia has held consultative
meeting for the different sectors of the civil society in Puntland.
Draft of the Anti-Corruption legislation prepared
The Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia H.E. Mahdi Mohamud Guled (Khadar)
has on the 14th of June 2017 received from the Ministry of Justice the
draft of the Anti-corruption legislation which is planned to be
submitted to the Cabinet so that they debate over the new law in order
to approve it. The deputy Prime Minister of Somalia H.E. Mahdi Mohamud
Guled has thanked the officials and staff of the Ministry of Justice,
since they put a lot of effort and time for the completion of the
anti-corruption law which was keenly needed to operate, as well he has
pointed out that they translated the former anti-corruption law which
was used to be practiced in the year 1968, which was at the time written
in Italian language.
National consultative reconciliation conference held in Mogadishu
The deputy Prime Minister FGS who was also the Acting Prime Minister
H.E. Mahdi Mohamud Guled has on 13th of June 2017 officially opened the
National Consultative Reconciliation Conference, data collection of
disputes and resolving. The conference was going on 4 days, and was held
in Mogadishu. The meeting was attended by the Minister of Interior, the
Federal and reconciliation of Somalia, some officials in the
government, ministers from the regional States, traditional elders,
poets and sections of the society. The Minister of Interior, Federal and
Reconciliation, H.E. Abdi Farah Saeed (Juha) has stated that this
conference is only a preliminary meeting for authentic reconciliation
for the Somali people. He has pointed out that the need for such
consultations meeting and the outcome to be inheritance points for the
Somali people, and he has promised that the agreed decisions in the
meeting will be implemented.
Conference to unify the process of the country?s tax system held in Mogadishu
The Minister for Finance Dr. Abdirahman Duale Beyle has on the 12th of
June opened a conference which his Ministry had invited the Finance
Ministries in the regional States, and basically the conference was the
unification of the tax and the income and as well the strengthening of
the corporation and collaboration. Minister of Finance has told the
Ministers and other members who attended the meeting that it is a big
responsibility to ensure that the country reaches economically
self-reliance. The Minister has urged the participants to collectively
work on how to make the country to have credit, and as well the
taxpayers to have confidence, and to achieve this there should be
accountability. Finally, Minister has said that it is essential to have
permanent collaboration between the finance Ministries in the regional
States and to put extra effort on this issue.
Al-Shabaab training base in Saakow destroyed
On the 11th of June 2017, the Somali National Army (SNA), in cooperation
with international partners, the US have successfully destroyed a
stronghold of the terrorist group Al-Shabaab near Saakow district in the
middle Jubba region of Jubbaland. The operation was carried out by the
specially trained Somalia troops, gaining military support from other
international forces. This victory will weaken the ability of the foe to
organize new attacks.
The Federal Government has implemented training to Understand Child Rights
Awareness training based on the understanding of Child Rights, preparing
of the report of the International Convention of Child Rights was held
for some of the senators in the Parliament, officials in the government
institutions and civil society organizations on the 11th of June 2017.
The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Women and Human Rights of
the Federal government of Somalia. During the seminar the focus point
was the understanding of Child rights government has focused on
understanding during the awareness of children's rights. The purpose of
the training was to make the society understand well Child Rights, and
such training will be practiced regularly.
Federal Government plans to revive tourism
The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism H.E. Abdirahman Omar
Osman (Eng. Yarisow) has on the 16th of June 2017 had meeting with the
Secretary General of the International Tourism Organization (Word
Tourism Organization) Mr. Taleb D. Rifai and has said that the Federal
Government of Somalia is planning to revive tourism in Somalia, so that
foreigners can come for tourism in the country, this will also attract
international investors and there will also be job creation for the
youth. Since the security is an issue, but we should not wait till
everything is in its accurate place, we have to prepare for the new
generation to come to a conducive atmosphere in the country, which they
can in the future compete with the rest of the world. The meeting with
the Secretary General of the WTO is an opportunity for Somalia as a
country to play its role in the World Tourism Organization.
Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism
United States condemns in the strongest terms last night’s barbaric
attack on the Pizza House restaurant in Mogadishu. We extend our
heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those killed and
hope for a speedy and complete recovery of the wounded.
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection and increased piety, which
makes the timing of this attack all the more atrocious. Many of the
victims were breaking their daily fast, which exemplifies the menace
that al-Shabaab poses to all Somalis.
The United States conveys its resolute solidarity with the people and
government of Somalia and continues to work closely with Somali
officials and security forces to defeat al-Shabaab.
For more information, please contact
Raymond W. Stephens
Public Affairs Officer
United States Mission to Somalia
The Public Sector Capacity Injection Project (CIP) is a joint
approach to capacity building in Somalia. Administered by the World Bank
through the Multi-Partner Fund (MPF), the project enables the
government to fill critical capacity gaps in the civil service. And a
central part of it is the recruitment of skilled and qualified personnel
for cross-cutting government functions.
The CIP has been active in Puntland, at the northeastern tip of
Somalia, since November 2015. Since its inception, 54 positions have
been filled in key government institutions, such as the Office of the
President, Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Planning and
All the positions were filled through a transparent and competitive
recruitment process, with technical tests on subject matter, and
We spoke to some of the recruits who succeeded to get jobs in the
civil service as a result and talked to them about differences in the
recruitment processes, about encouraging women in employment, and what
they would advise their fellow citizens to do in terms of finding work
in Somalia today.
Farhiya, Head of M&E, says volunteering is a great way to show interest in your field.
Farhiya Abdinasir Mohamud, Section Head, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Puntland Civil Service Commission (PCSC)
Farhiya graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
from Puntland State University in 2014. While she was there, she
volunteered as an administrative assistant with a local Civil Society
Organization (CSO). “I mostly managed support staff and administrative
tasks in the office,” she said. “After I graduated, I got a volunteering
opportunity with the Puntland Civil Service Commission, working with
data collection. This was my first exposure to working with M&E.”
As she was volunteering in an M&E capacity in Garowe, Puntland’s
administrative capital, government ministries were beginning to
implement the capacity project and Puntland coordinated with the Bank to
assess where the gaps were within the government. The CIP is
recipient-executed, which means that the project is designed and
implemented by the government. The Bank just provides it with technical
Once the project was launched in late 2015, job opportunities started
to populate the local news outlets. “I remember seeing many new
positions in the beginning of 2016,” Farhiya said. “I wasn’t qualified
for many of them though.” However, in July 2016, a suitable position was
published: Head of M&E for the Puntland Civil Service Commission
Farhiya saw the position and decided to apply.
New procedures for getting a job
For all civil servant positions, a 20-step procedure is followed to
ensure a fair recruitment process. The steps include the submission of
CVs, a technical test, an interview with an unbiased panel, and
induction training for successful applicants. This process is used in
Puntland, other federal states in Somalia, and by the Federal Government
of Somalia (FGS) based in Mogadishu, southern Somalia.
Farhiya was successful at getting the job she applied for. She is
convinced that it was her experience as a volunteer there that gave her
the decisive advantage—“the upper edge,” as she described it.
The changes she brought to the Commission were already visible only a
few months after she had started in September 2016: “My position didn’t
exist before, so there wasn’t somebody dedicated to measuring the
impact of our work,” she said. “Now, my colleagues and my superiors
receive monthly reports on our projects, so we can easily monitor our
work and evaluate it.”
The main piece of advice Farhiya has to offer other job seekers is
the importance of showing your commitment through internships or
volunteer positions. “Young people may not see the benefits of
volunteering in the beginning, but I can guarantee that the experience
and the exposure will benefit them in the long run”.
Ahmed reports directly to the Minister to brief him about the professionalization of MOLYS.
Ahmed Abdulqadir Omar, Section Head, Human Resources (HR), Ministry of Labor, Youth and Sports (MOLYS)
Ahmed took a similar route as Farhiya. He joined the Ministry of
Labor, Youth and Sports (MOLYS) in February 2013 as an HR intern. He
thinks “it is rare that young people get good jobs that reflect their
academic background without some kind of internship.”
Ahmed has a Bachelor’s degree in HR and Leadership from a university
college in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Before becoming section
head at the sports ministry, he held a range of positions, from intern
to HR technical adviser. He also has consulting experience with
international organizations in developing training policies and programs
for the civil service in Puntland. “The consultancy contract ended in
early 2016, and I knew that the government was hiring soon through the
Once his position was posted, Ahmed applied and was successful at
getting it. He joined as Section Head in May 2016. “The tests were a
particularly good initiative. The government is adopting this practice,
and we’re seeing that qualified personnel are drastically increasing the
capacities of our ministries.”
Working in HR, Ahmed is well aware of the need for mechanisms for
hiring practices. “Nepotism was commonly practiced before,” he said. “I
know how it is to be unemployed in Puntland. It’s disheartening when
people are unfairly hired.” After the success of the Capacity Injection
Project in 2016, Puntland will hire about 80 more civil servants for
nine government institutions in 2017.
The project’s emphasis on transparent recruitment is designed to
eliminate unfair hiring. Ahmed has also put in place standardized
payroll systems to monitor who gets paid, justifying it to the Minister.
This has changed the attitudes of people seeking work. “I meet more
young people who are interested [in working here] simply because they
know that they have a real chance of employment,” he said.
Maryam and Shukri are the heads of their respective Sections.
Shukri Mohamed Ahmed, Section Head, Human Resources (HR), Office of the President of Puntland
Shukri works at the Office of the President of Puntland. He was
employed in May 2016. He had previously worked at the Ministry of Health
and the East Africa University in Puntland.
The Office of the President of Puntland is unique in the fact that
half of its section heads are women. Female participation is encouraged,
though it has yet to become as gender balanced as it is in Shukri’s
office. “It is up to both men and women to recognize that women are
productive members of society,” said Shukri. “Their qualifications, not
gender, should be considered. I think this office recognizes that.”
When asked how more women can be encouraged at work, Shukri said
build their capacity so they can grow. “The last thing we want to do is
employ women and limit their possibility of career progression.”
Maryam Mohamud Hussein, Section Head, Finance Office of the President of Puntland
His colleague, Maryam, was employed through the 20-step process in
August 2016. She had worked with both local and international NGOs
before joining the President’s office. “There’s been a slow change in
the attitude toward women’s participation in the public sector,” she
said. “I think it’s good, but we need to continue to encourage girls and
women to pursue education and employment.”
Mogadishu June 15, 2017 Somali survivors early Thursday described harrowing scenes of the
night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabab Islamic
extremists that was ended by security forces.
At least 17 people, including foreigners, were dead, police and an
ambulance driver said. Survivors of the attack were led by soldiers from
the Pizza House restaurant building. The injured were taken by
Al-Shabab claimed responsibility as the restaurant was under siege.
Soldiers surrounded the restaurant building and used guns mounted on
the backs of vehicles to neutralize the militants. Troops entered the
ground floor while the insurgent snipers held positions upstairs.
All five attackers were killed and after dawn the soldiers secured
the building, said senior Somali police office Capt. Mohamed Hussein.
The troops’ efforts to take control of the Pizza House restaurant were
slowed by the darkness of night, forcing them to wait until morning,
Survivors recounted harrowing stories of hiding under tables, as
armed attackers continued firing in the restaurant and hunted for
patrons. Attackers moved from room to room, looking for people, said a
“I never thought I would have the chance to see the sun again. They
were killing people on sight,” Saida Hussein, a university student, told
The Associated Press. She said she survived the attack by hiding behind
a large table downstairs.
Another survivor, Aden Karie, was wounded by an attacker who spotted him moving behind a curtain in the dark room.
“He shot at me twice and one bullet struck me on the leg,” said Karie as he was taken to an awaiting ambulance.
The roofs were blown off the restaurant and nearby buildings from the powerful blasts.
The bodies of five girls thought to have been killed by the militants
were found in the restaurant, said police. Inside the building, the
body of a Syrian man who worked as a chef at restaurant lay near the
rubble of a blood-spattered and bullet-marked wall.
The attack began Wednesday evening a car bomb exploded at the gate to
the restaurant and then gunmen posing as military forces stormed into
An ambulance driver with the Amin Ambulance service, Khalif Dahir,
said early Thursday they had carried 17 bodies and 26 wounded people.
Most of the victims were young men who had been entering the Pizza House
when the vehicle exploded, Hussein said.
The gunmen “were dressed in military uniforms. They forced those
fleeing the site to go inside” the restaurant, witness Nur Yasin told
Wednesday night’s blast largely destroyed the restaurant’s facade and
sparked a fire. While al-Shabab claimed to have attacked the
neighboring Posh Treats restaurant, which is frequented by the city’s
elite and was damaged in the blast, security officials said the Pizza
House was targeted instead.
Security forces rescued Asian, Ethiopian, Kenyan and other workers at Posh Treats as the attack continued, Hussein said.
The Somalia-based al-Shabab often targets high-profile areas of
Mogadishu, including hotels, military checkpoints and areas near the
presidential palace. It has vowed to step up attacks after the recently
elected government launched a new military offensive against it.
Al-Shabab last year became the deadliest Islamic extremist group in
Africa, with more than 4,200 people killed in 2016, according to the
Washington-based Africa Center for Strategic Studies.
The extremist group also faces a new military push from the United
States after President Donald Trump approved expanded operations,
including airstrikes, against al-Shabab. On Sunday, the U.S. military in
Africa said it carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that killed
eight Islamic extremists at a rebel command and logistics camp.
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed confirmed that airstrike
and said such attacks would disrupt the group’s ability to conduct new
With a new federal government established, pressure is growing on
Somalia’s military to assume full responsibility for the country’s
security. The 22,000-strong African Union multinational force, AMISOM,
which has been supporting the fragile central government, plans to start
withdrawing in 2018 and leave by the end of 2020.
Also Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a
resolution extending the U.N. political mission in the Horn of Africa
nation, which is trying to rebuild after more than two decades as a
failed state, until March 31, 2018. The resolution recognized that “this
is a critical moment for Somalia.”
Somali PM attends IGAD Summit on South Suda
Addis Ababa 13 June 2017 Somali Prime Minister Ali Khaire travelled to Ethiopia’s capital
Addis Ababa on Monday to attend the IGAD summit to discuss the conflict
in South Sudan.
He was welcomed at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport by senior Ethiopian and IGAD officials.
The Prime Minister attended the summit in the place of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo who declined to attend the summit.
Sources say the President is preoccupied with the Gulf crisis, the
Qatari State Minister of Foreign Affairs met with President Farmajo
yesterday and a Saudi delegation is expected to arrive in the following
days to present their case.
The President is also facing mounting criticism at home for his frequent trips abroad.
While at the meeting, the PM held side talks with Ethiopian Prime
Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, who also serves as the IGAD chairperson.
The IGAD summit is focused on the civil war in South Sudan that was
worsened in the past few moths. Famine has affected many parts of South
Sudan and aid agencies worry that it will spread to other parts of the
José Graziano da Silva, director of the UN’s Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO) recently told a think-tank audience:“We just
distributed seeds in South Sudan. And they ate them — all the seeds. And
we can’t blame them for that.”
South Sudan has been in near constant conflict since December 2013
when President Kiir, a Dinka and Dr. Machar, a Nuer, failed to uphold a
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD, according to
Mr. da Silva, “has the political power” to help end the fighting in
South Sudan, “But they are divided. Half support one side [in South
Sudan’s civil war]; half the other.”
IGAD member countries include: Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and Sudan
Somali Government Progress Activities in the Past Week 04 - 10 June 2017**
Mogadishu, 10 June 2017 ? H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow)
briefed the media on the progress activities undertaken by the Federal
Government of Somalia in past week - 04 - 10 June 2017
HE Minister Yarisow noted the main progress activities in this period, which included:
The Council of Ministers approved the national budget of 2017
The Ministry of Finance has on the 8th of June 2017 presented before the
cabinet the National Budget and after discussion and debate the cabinet
first agreed the audit report of the previous budget and the
implementation of the 2017 budget. The cabinet has agreed and approved
the new budget, comprises of $ 246 million dollars, which the government
will work on for the rest of the year.
President Farmajo laid the foundation stone for the construction of Federal Government center in Jubbaland State
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi
Mohamed (Farmajo) has on 6th of June 2017 reached port town of Kismayo
the headquarters of the regional State of Jubbaland. President Farmajo
has laid the foundation stone of the construction of the Federal
Government Center in Jubbaland State. The tour duty of the President was
part of the plan and the political out-reach to the entire locations in
country in order to observe the situation of Jubbaland. During his two
days visit the President has had talks with the President of Jubbaland
Ahmed Madobe, the Jubbaland officials, the Somali National Army and the
Somalia making follow-up on the implementation of the decisions of the London Conference
The Prime Minister of Somalia His Excellence Hassan Ali Khayre and the
UK Ambassador to Somalia Mr. David Concar co-chaired a vital meeting on
the 7th of June 2017. Basically the meeting was all about the
implementation of the outcome of the London Conference, especially in
the security sector and how to work jointly on the processing of the
agreement. The key points which were focused on in the meeting include,
re-building the national forces. The meeting was also attended by
Ministers from the federal government and most of the foreign
ambassadors in the country.
Consultative conference of the Interior Ministers in the country held in Jowhar
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Federal Government of Somalia
has held national conference in Jowhar town, the conference was
basically about consultation between the Ministry of Internal Affairs
and its counterpart Ministries in the regional States in order to
implement of a joint program to accelerate the systems of the local
governments in the country.
Approval of the National Youth Policy conference held in Mogadishu
The deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia His
Excellence Mahdi Mohamed Guled (Khadar), has on the 7th of June 2017
attended the approval of the national youth policy conference, which was
organized by the Ministry of Youth & Sports. The meeting was
attended by the Minister of Youth, the Deputy Minister, regional States
Ministers of Youth, Youth Organizations, Benadir Region Youth, the civil
society organizations, and Youth from districts in Benadir region. The
Minister of Youth and Sports of the federal government of Somalia H.E.
Khadija Mohamed Dirie said that the best advices from the conference
will be accumulated for the strenghtening of the National Youth Policy.
The Ministry of Humanitarian and Disaster Management has received 40 containers of food from the government of Indonesia
ACT organization of Indonesia has on the 5th of June 2017kii handed over
40 containers of food aid to the Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster
Management of the Federal Government of Somalia Drs. Maryan Qasim Ahmed.
The food-aid intended for the vulnerable people in the regions who are
affected by the drought in the country. The National Drought Committee,
the Benadir regional administration, some of the district commissioners
in Benadir region and some other officials were present at the handing
over of the aid to the Ministry of Humanitarian and Disaster Management
The Citizens fully supported the Government's Activities for last 100 Days
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia His Excellence Mohamed
Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo) and Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre have on
the 4th of June 2017, addressed the people at Benadir Stadium (Conis
Stadium). The Citizens come out in large numbers supporting the
government?s activities for the 100 days, sine president Farmajo was
elected. The Prime Minister summed up what the government has achieved,
while the president has wrapped up the meeting, and told the citizens
the vision of the government and how its determined to reach one person
one vote election in the country.
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications offering .so e-mail to government institutions
The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Technology of the
Federal Government of Somalia has on the 6th of June 2017, officially
announced that its providing the government institutions the use of .SO
e-mails which is the national symbol of Somali Internet.
The stabilization operation in Mogadishu city is going on well
The Federal Government of Somalia has started the implementation of the
decisions of the cabinet of Ministers of the 11th of May 2017 with 1,500
joint forces who have been in training and awareness sessions for a
while. Many weapons and individuals who are now under investigation were
seized during this operation which is now going on well. Duration of
the operation, terrorist acts, which were intended to harm civilians
have been foiled.
Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism
Somalia Statement on the diplomatic row
between Arab countries**
Mogadishu, 07 June 2017
- The Federal Republic of Somalia is deeply concerned about the
diplomatic row between the brotherly Arab countries.
calls to all the brotherly countries involved to settle the
differences through dialogue and within the Arab League and the
Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Somalia as a member of
both the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference
is ready to give a helping hand to find a solution to the dispute
among the brotherly countries.
Mogadishu Thursday, June 1, 2017
Somalia welcomes the approval of the cabinet of India regarding the
agreement between India and Somalia on transfer of sentenced persons**
Mogadishu, 07 June 2017 - The Federal Government of Somalia welcomes the
India Cabinet approval of the Agreement between India and Somalia on
transfer of sentenced persons.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has
given its approval for signing and subsequent ratification of the
Agreement on Transfer of sentenced persons between Indi and Somalia.
Signing the Agreement with Somalia shall facilitate the Indian prisoners
imprisoned in Somalia or vice-versa to be near to their families, for
serving remaining part of their sentence and shall facilitate their
H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information,
Culture & Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia said the
approval of the cabinet of India means that Somali citizens who are in
prison in India will be transferred to Somalia where they can be close
to their families and inside their country where they can receive the
appropriate rehabilitation so that when they finish their sentencing
they can become a useful citizens that can take part the rebuilding of
Eng. Yarisow continued to say "The Federal Government hugely thanks
India for honoring its commitment during the signing of the agreement.
The decision by the India cabinet is a huge welcome by the families of
prisoners and the Federal Government of Somalia that hardly lobbied for
the agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons."
Ministry of Information
can now hide the endless corruption and appointments of corrupted
people like this man Fahad Yasin as A Chief of Staff at the Somali
Statehouse, his corrupted deals and illegal activities were reported
and exposed by the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and
Eritrea and as well as Transparency and many International Organizations
so, what is wrong wth Somalia' Current President H.E. Mohamed Abdillahi
Farmajo appointing such corrupted man as the Chief of Staff at
the Somali Statehouse. This show us and tell us how corrupted this man
bought Somali Presidency to Current President H.E. Mohamed Abdillahi
Farmajo? Well, the international community must stop funding such
endless corrupted people and corrupted projects which ends at the end
fruitless with more corruptions.
1. #Somalia's #President H.E.Farmajo appointed Somalia's most corrupted man Fahad Yasin as Chief of Staff #Statehouse
2. Newl #Somalia's Chief of Staff Fahad Yasin was reported in @UN Monitoring Group Reports as the most corrupted man. http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/2013/413
3. New #Somalia's Chief of Staff Fahad Yasin brought money to buy Somali #Presidency twice, & he is on the black list
4. Why #Somalia's President H.E. Farmajo appointed the Most Corrupted Man as Chief of Staff Fahad Yasim? #Fact is fact
Approved by Minister of Information in conjunction with Semi-autonomous Ministers of Information.
Somali Government Progress Activities in the Past Week 20-26 May 2017**
Mogadishu, 27 May 2017 ? H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow)
briefed the media on the progress activities undertaken by the Federal
Government of Somalia in the past week 20 - 26 May 2017
HE Minister Yarisow noted the main progress activities in this period, which included:
**The Prime Minister launches National Cleaning Campaign**
25 May 2017 ? The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia
His Excellence Hassan Ali Khayre and the deputy Prime Minister His
Excellence Mahdi Mohamed Gulled have officially launched National
Cleaning Campaign which will be implemented on in the country wide and
has started in the capital city of Mogadishu. This campaign was launched
on the 25th of May 2017. The campaign is basically to collect the
entire rubbish in the city which are dumped in inappropriate places such
as the sides of the streets. The Regional Governor of Benadir region
who is also the Mayor of Mogadishu has inspected districts in Benadir
region where the sanitation activities are being done well. The Prime
Minister has announced that Cleaning campaign will be done on last
Thursday of every month.
**The Armed Forces Court has publicly executed murderer who has killed the security chief of middle shabelle**
The Armed Forces Court has on 25th of May 2017 publicly executed Ex-NISA
constable NISA Yussuf Hussein Mohamoud who is the man who killed the
security chief of the Middle Shabelle region late Abdiweli Ibrahim
Mohamed. The security chief of the middle shabelle region was shot dead
on the 21st of June 2016, and it was in the month of Ramadan, the
killing occurred while the security chief was breaking his fasting.
**The government launches project to offer meal to 1.1 million fasting people to break their fasting**
The Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management Ms. Maryam Qasim
has on 26th of May 2017 launched Iftar project for one million and one
hundred thousand people. The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)
has responded the call from the Federal Government and will be
implementing the project in all the regions throughout the country,
particularly in where the most vulnerable people are. The launching
ceremony was attended by the Minister of Information, the Minister of
Religion and Endowments, the head of OIC in Somalia and some Islamic aid
**The Prime Minister placed the foundation stone on a projects to improve Mogadishu airport.**
The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia His Excellence
Hassan Ali Khayre has on the 24th of May 2017 placed the foundation
stone of the sparkling lights on the runway in Aden Abdulle
International airport in Mogadishu. The Prime Minister has switched on
the first sparkling light that was installed in the airport. This is a
development which the government has achieved after the company which
operates in the airport was given a short time of period to implement
**The military impounded weapons and other devices in an operation in Mogadishu**
The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, His Excellence
Hassan Ali Khayre has on the 23rd of May 2017, has visited a military
base of joint forces who will be implementing restoration of stability
in the capital city. These joint forces have on the 23rd of May carried
out security operation in which they impounded weapons and other
**SNA troops prepared countering terrorism operation**
The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia His Excellence
Hassan Ali Khayre has on the 24th of May 2017 visited Balidoogle where
Somali National Army in order to accelerate the operation to combat the
terrorist group Al-Shabaab. The Federal Government has given special
priority to the restoration of security and stability in the country,
and has prepared the National Security Planning and Strategies.
**Government has implemented the SRDF conference to evaluate the decisions of London conference**
The deputy Prime Minister of Somalia Mahdi Mohamed Gulled has on the
24th of May 2017 presided a conference which was basically about
discussing the outcome of the London conference, the Impact of the
drought and the federal affairs. The conference was organized by SDRF
(Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility Steering Committee).
The conference was attended members in the Somali cabinet of Ministers,
the ambassadors of Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Italy, the UN deputy and
other officials from the regional States in the country.
**Somali National Army waged operation to removed illegal roadblocks in Bakool region**
The Somali National Army has on 23rd of May 2017 commenced an operation
to remove illegal roadblocks set by the militants of the terrorist group
Al-Shabaab at some locations in Bakool region. An official from the
60th brigade troops of SNA in Bakool region has told the media that the
SNA troops have removed several roadblocks which were set by Al-Shabab,
which they used to harass the civilians inhabiting in those areas.
**Ministry of Youth has launched consultative meeting of the Youth Policy**
The Ministry of Youth has held a National Youth policy consultative
meeting on the 25th of May 2017 in Benadir region, the Ministry has
invited the Youth Organizations, the meeting which was going on for two
days the Youth debated their perspective on the National Youth Policy
which the Ministry of Youth and Sports is engaged in seating it.
**The Election Commission has opened an office to register the political parties in Mogadishu**
On 23 May 2017, the event of the opening of an office to register the
political parties in the country was held in Mogadishu. The independent
National Electoral Commission has implemented the registration office,
the opening ceremony was attended by members of both Houses of
Parliament, the political parties and members of the electoral
commission. The Commissioner of the National Electoral Commission Halima
Yarey has said that there are extensive activities before this office
and in order to succeed the political parties and the electoral
commission should work jointly.
The country has experienced different election system, but now the
commission is engaged in the implementation of one man one vote in the
**The Ministry of Information launched symposium about the relation between the media and security**
The Minister for Information His Excellence Eng. Yarisow has on the 22nd
of May 2017 opened symposium on how the security agencies and the
Somali media can work together, the symposium was attended by Ministers
and officials from the EU agencies, officials from ALBANY, the Somali
research institution which deals with the resistances of problems, SDRI
which does research. In a research conducted in Banadir, Baay, the lower
Jubba and Mudug regions showed that the cooperation between the media
and the security agencies is very imperative.
The Ministry of Information
Turns out that’s not true, according to CNN’s Evan Perez,
who reported Tuesday that Comey had drastically overstated the number
of emails Abedin had forwarded to Weiner and that the FBI was in the
midst of trying to find a way to correct the record.
It’s not clear what led Comey to offer
such an exaggerated number during his testimony in front of the Senate
judiciary committee. It could have been a simple error, the result of
hours of questioning that was largely adversarial from senators in both
In truth, it doesn’t really matter why
Comey screwed up — even if the honest answer is that he had a brief
mental lapse or got two figures confused in his head.
The 5 Top Questions to the Somali People, Somali Lower & Upper Houses of Representatives, Office of the #Somalia's Most Corrupted Prime Minister H.E. Hassan Ali Kheyre & Office of the Somalia's Most Corrupted President of #Somalia H.E. Mohamed Abdillahi Farmajo for hiring ex- internationally reported corrupted people into his government.
The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology
(MPTT) held a 3-day national consultative conference on
telecommunications and technology in Mogadishu from 6th to 8th May 2017.
The conference, which was officially opened by the Prime
Minister and closed by the Speaker of the Parliament, had more than 60
representatives from Office of President, Office of the Prime Minister,
Minister, State Minister and Deputy Minister of Posts, Telecom and
Technology, Parliamentary Committee on Information and Telecom, State
Attorney General, Central Bank, and ministries in charge of
telecommunications from federal states of Puntland, Southwest,
Jubbaland, GalMudug, and HirShabelle, telecom and ISP operators, and
For Clinton and her allies, Comey’s
mistake is further evidence of his botched handling of the investigation
into her private email server and the role he played — wittingly or
unwittingly — in shaping the 2016 election.
Clinton, in a conversation with CNN’s
Christiane Amanpour last week, blamed Comey’s letter to members of
Congress on October 28 — informing them that the Weiner-Abedin computer
had been found and the investigation re-opened — for her loss at the
hands of Donald Trump.
“I was on the way to winning until the
combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks
raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me
but got scared off,” Clinton said. “And the evidence for that intervening event is compelling, persuasive.”
Comey admitted in the Senate hearing
that the decision on whether to inform Congress of the re-opened
investigation or keep quiet until more could be known about the contents
of the emails found on the Weiner-Abedin computer made him “mildly
But he went ahead with it anyway. And it
turned out that the emails on that computer contained nothing new or
revelatory. The FBI announced that on November 6, two days before the
That decision — and the impact it
clearly had on the election — has been a very sore spot since November
8. This latest revelation — that Comey overstated the number of emails
that Abedin forwarded to Weiner — will serve to grind salt into that
And, more importantly, it will confirm
for many Clinton loyalists that Comey knew exactly what he was doing
when he sent that letter to Congress. That, contrary to Comey’s
assertion that “I can’t consider for a second whose political fortunes
will be affected in what way,” he was totally aware that re-opening the
investigation would have a negative impact on Clinton. And that he did
The conference, which was closed by the Speaker of the
Parliament, shows the Ministry’s commitment to build confidence within
stakeholders, exchange information and ideas through direct
communication, and share Ministry’s annual plans for the sector.
After extensive discussions and exchanging views, the followings recommendations were made:
1. The Ministry shall maintain close partnership with relevant
state-level ministries through direct communications and by organizing
similar meetings to help stakeholders share information, plans and build
confidence among them. The next national conference is planned to be
held in Jubbaland.
2. The Ministry shall strengthen the existing relations between the
Federal Ministry and state-level ministries in charge of
telecommunications by devolving the federal services through the states.
3. The Ministry shall take into consideration the needs of the
state-level ministries in charge of telecommunications in the areas of
telecommunications and technology.
4. The Ministry shall strengthen its partnership with telecom operators,
ISPS and university associations for advancement of the sector.
5. The Ministry shall endeavor to promote and expand the services of
Somalia’s top-level domain (dotSO) to all federal and state-level
6. State-level ministers in charge of telecom and technology underscored
the need to review the World Bank-funded ICT Support Project so that it
may reflect the priorities of the beneficiaries and have an effective
impact on their institutions.
TELECOM AND INTERNET
7. The participants unanimously agreed the urgent need for sector to
have the Telecommunications Act passed. The Act, once implemented, will
address serious challenges the sector is currently facing in the areas
of spectrum management, licensing, taxation, government-sector
8. The sector requests the Ministry to facilitate the establishment of a
one-stop solution for all issues related to registration, licensing,
9. The telecom operators and ISPs ask the Ministry to work with other
government agencies in creating a conducive environment for sector,
especially in their movements during emergency times.
TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION
10. The Ministry shall encourage the use of ICT in all government
institutions in order to improve security, revenue collection, and other
11. To promote the establishment of ICT vocational schools and encourage
technology-based innovation amongst the youth to help them create more
12. To enhance the capacity of civil servants in the use of ICT through
re-launching of the National Institute for Telecom and Technology.
13. The Ministry shall work with the Ministry of Education in the
incorporation of ICT in Somalia’s school curriculum so that children may
embrace technology at an early stage.
14. The Ministry shall help education and research institutions in the
promotion of ICT in education and in promoting ICT centres where
students can access cost-effective ICT services.
15. Promote Somalia’s top-level domain, especially (.edu.so), within the
education sector so that they can access specialized services for them.
Finally, the Conference expresses its gratitude to all
the conference participants, especially to the chair and MPs from the
Parliamentary Committee on Information and Telecom, the State Attorney
General, ministers from state ministers of telecommunications, and
intellectuals who shared their experiences with the ICT sector.
Lastly, the Minister for Posts, Telecom and Technology,
H.E. Eng Abdi Ashur Hassan, extends his special gratitude to the
president of the Federal Republic of Somalia, His Excellency Mohamed
Abdullahi Mohamed; Speaker of the Parliament, Hon. Mohamed Sheik Osman
(Jawari); and H.E. Hassan Ali Khaire, Prime Minister, who all expressed
their support for the work that the Ministry is currently undertaking.
National Consultation Conference on ICT
Mogadishu May 8, 2017
1. How many ex- fired Somali #Foreign based #media #journalists wants to derail and misrepresent #Somalia's Media Outlets ? #Fact is fact.
2. Who is the real Executive of the #Union of Somali National Journalists "NUSOJ"? & Why are corrupted ex- failed Somali journalists mislead #people?
3. Who is the #Executive Director of #Somali Independent #Media #Outlets "SIMO"? How many Somali Media Outlets works in #Somalia?
4. #Somali #Media #Empire (SME) is not supporting #foreign illegalities in #Somalia 4 #Media bribes, & #Somali #Media #Empire is #free #Media.
5. How many illegal #foreign media outlets works in semi-autononous states & in #Somalia? Can corrupted foreign governments mislead us further?
Fact is Fact!
Somali Media Development Consultative meeting is launched in Mogadishu
Mogadishu 6 May 2017 ? The Ministry of Information of the Federal
Government of Somalia has today the 6th of May 2017 launched in
Mogadishu consultative meeting for the development of Somali media, the
meeting will be going on for the next two days to come. The deputy Prime
Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia His Excellence Mahdi
Mohamed Guled (Khadar) has officially opened the meeting.
The consultative meeting is attended by the Information Minister of the
Federal Government of Somalia His Excellence Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng:
Yarisow), the deputy Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia His
Excellence Abdurrahman Iidan Yunis, the Information Minister of
Jubbaland State His Excellence Abdinur Ali Adan, His Excellence
Abdifatah Ashkir Nur, Puntland State Minister, Dahir Farah Fidow, the
deputy Information Minister of Galmudug State, Abdikarim Mohamed Diriye,
the media leaders and representatives of the media fraternity. His
Excellence Hassan Abdi Mohamed the Information Minister of Southwest
State has joined the meeting at midday.
Somali Media Development Consultative meeting is focused on issues such
as the strengthening of relations and cooperation between the federal
level and the state level and private owned media; reviewing of the
Media Law; review of the National Strategy of Somali Media; and the
Strategies & plans of National Public Awareness Programs.
The deputy Prime Minister has appreciated the Ministry of Information
for its role of organizing vital consultative meeting, which is good for
the strengthening the cooperation ties between the national level and
regional State level, and it is very significant to maintain such
His Excellence Engineer Yarisow the Information Minister of the Federal
Government of Somalia has similarly appreciated the attendance of
regional State Ministers, key stakeholders in the media, civil society
groups, and appealed from them to strengthen the cooperation and the
consultations between them.
Eng Yarisow has at length talked about the importance of public
awareness, and the need for the participation of the entire Somali
Ministry of Information
Somalia is well prepared for the forthcoming London Conference
Mogadishu 5 May 2017 ? Information Minister His Excellency Abdirahman
Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) has reported about the preparations for the
London conference which is due to take place on the 11th of May 2017 in
the UK, in particular at Lancaster House, the capital city of London.
Minister Eng. Yarisow talking about the preparation of the conference
said "The Federal Government is fully prepared for the London conference
which is co-chaired by Somalia, UK and the United Nations, and will be
attended by the international community."
The Federal Government of Somalia spearheaded by the President of the
Federal Republic of Somalia His Excellence Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
(Farmajo) will be attending the conference. The agenda of the conference
will be issues such as, security, political, economic development in
Somalia and the biting drought in the country.
Continuing his talk Minister Eng: Yarisow said "The government of
Somalia has been in quite long-time engaged on how this conference
should be a fruitful one, the assigned committee for the London
conference has been having regular meetings with the officials of the
government of UK, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of
the United Nations and Somalia?s diplomatic friends. The Federal
Government has prepared security plans to enhance the capacity of the
Somali National Army, so that in the near future they can take the
security role in the county from the AMISOM troops?.
?Likewise the government has prepared the Public Financial Management of
the country which can give full confidence to the International
Community and the plan to prepare for the process of the democratization
in the country, so that within these four years there will be one
person one vote election in the country? added Eng: Yarisow
Eng. Yarisow has finally thanked UK for its leadership towards Somalia
as this is the third of such international conference for Somalia. We
cannot forget UK's leadership on galvanizing international efforts
towards Somalia. I therefore appeal to Somali citizens to fully support
the conference since it is a conference unlike previous conferences. In
this conference the Somali government will table its plans in order for
the international community to support us. The conference will be led
and owned by Somalis, and will appeal its plans from the international
For Immediate release
Mogadishu, May 5, 2017
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the
strongest terms the arrest of a Somali journalist on Friday afternoon,
May 5, 2017 in the town of Jowhar, the capital of Hirshabeelle regional
state, located around 90 km North of the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Ismail Abdulle Sabriye who works for London based Somali TV (Universal)
was arrested by the police after receiving arrest order from
Hirshabeelle President?s office.
Hirshabeelle Information Minster Mr Mahad Hassan Osman whom the National
Union of Somali journalists talked on the phone to clarify the reason
behind the detention of the journalist confirmed that Ismail was
detained by the police after being accused that the journalist
misinterpreted the remarks of President who held a press conference in
Jowhar on Thursday, May 4 ,2017 after returning from Mogadishu.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms all violations and arrests
against journalists without due process including the case of Ismail
Abdulle and we call upon Hirshabeelle regional Administrations to
release him unconditionally." Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, Secretary
General of the National Union of Somali Journalists said, "We also call
on all sides and regional states to respect the freedom of media f and
freedom of expression which is currently still under.
National Union of Somali Journalists will closely follow up the arrest
case and will definitely watch the 15 minutes long footage of
Presidents? press conference on Thursday to find out more the
accusations against the journalist.
This is the fourth arrest made by the administration since January 2017 .
Feburay 26,2017 VOA journalist Hussien Hassan Dhaqane was arrested in
The Ministry of Information
Federal Government of Somalia met international partners at a high
level meeting today in Mogadishu to prepare for the 11 May 2017 London
Conference on Somalia.
The meeting presented senior FGS
officials with an opportunity to share their policy priorities and
discuss the basis for a high-level partnership agreement to be agreed in
London between Somalia and its international partners.
agreement will cover a range of issues, including a security pact;
support for drought response and economic recovery; and political
priorities including the constitutional review process and a
democratization process leading to one-person, one-vote elections in
Participants praised the recent political agreement that
was reached by the country’s top federal and state government leaders on
a new architecture for Somalia’s national security forces. This
agreement will provide the basis for the gradual transfer of lead
responsibility for the country’s security to Somali security forces in
the coming years.
“Today’s meeting was
an important step towards reaching a high-level partnership agreement at
the upcoming London Conference on Somalia.
Conference is a major opportunity to accelerate reform, strengthen the
partnership between the international community and Somalia, and set out
shared priorities for the coming years to help give the Somali people
the future they deserve" said the Special Representative of the UN
Secretary-General for Somalia, Michael Keating.
facing the people of Somalia are formidable. They include effective
response to the drought, creating jobs and building a more resilient
economy, improving security and containing violence, and a process to
resolve constitutional issues to ensure greater stability and a strong
The key to success is reconciliation among
Somalis, as well as coherent and sustained support from the
international community around Somali priorities.”The UAE promises $45 million for the Somali people
London Conference on Somalia will be a unique opportunity to secure
high-level international support for Somalia at a critical stage in its
ongoing security, political and economic transition.
Mogadishu, 23 April 2017 ? The United Arab Emirates ambassador to
Somalia H.E. Mohamed Al-Othman, has paid courtesy call to the Ministry
of Information and met with the Minister for Information H.E. Abdirahman
Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) in his office, the two officials talked about
Minister Eng. Yarisow has first and foremost thanked the ambassador for
his courtesy call in the Ministry, and was taken round in the department
of Somali National Television and the archives of Radio Mogadishu.
Likewise, the Minister has once again thanked the humanitarian efforts
made by the UAE based on the drought rescue on which the UAE Red
Crescent has been lately executing in Somalia, by donating food stuff to
the drought affected people.
?My special thanks goes to the government and the people of the UAE for
their donation promise which was made six hours live via the UAE TVs on
Friday the 21st of April, and in this six hours 167 dirham was collected
and if converted into US $ will be $45 million. This shows that the UAE
is unflagging brother that feels the pain of the Somali people. Somali
National Television has succeeded in airing live the contribution in the
UAE to the Somali people.? Said Eng. Yarisow.
In addition to that the Minister and the ambassador have discussed about
the modernisation the national media, in particular upgrading the
capacity of the Somali journalists, such as their skills and their
UK takes leadership role to campaign for Somalia in international level, says Eng. Yarisow
Mogadishu, 23 April 2017 ? The Minister for Information of the Federal
Government of Somalia H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman [Eng: Yarisow] has on
Saturday had lengthy meeting with the UK ambassador to Somalia H.E.
The two officials discussed about, the development of the media, the
forthcoming London conference which is due to take place on the 11th of
May 2017 and some other issues.
Minister Yarisow has sincerely thanked the ambassador on behalf of the
government of UK?s international leadership role campaign for the
support of making Somalia and the implantation of Good Governance.
?The United Kingdom has taken international leadership role, so that the
international countries can turn their eyes for the support of Somalia,
and likewise the United Kingdom has been in past years doing campaign
in the United Nations Security Council which has passed a number of
resolutions to support Somalia in different sectors? said Minister
The UK ambassador to Somalia H.E. David Concar has underlined the
important role of the media towards the development and the stability of
Ambassador Concar has promised that the government of UK is and will
stand shoulder to shoulder the Federal Government of Somalia and its
citizens at this tense situation, in particular the development of the
Eventually Minister Yarisow has shared with the ambassador the plans and
the policies of the Ministry of Information, in which the Ministry is
intending to develop the media and the support of the local journalists,
so as they execute their duties in a skilful manner, and transmit the
development of the country to the public.
The Ministry of Information and Public awareness
Five Top Questions to the Current Leaders of the Somali Federal Government:- Answers must be clear!
#Somalia's #President H.E. Mohamed Abdillahi Farmajo signed secrets in the #U.A.E. & in the United Kingdom of #SaudiArabia.Why are you hiding #deals?
Why the U.A.E. wants 2 #control Berbera Port & establish #military #base in Berbera, #Somalia without #Somalia's #Parliament approval? #Fact
How many foreign illegal forces & NGOs are operating in #Somalia illegally? Who gave them permission to operate in #Somalia? #Fact is Fact!
How many Ex- #Somali #Shabab #terrorists are working at the #Somalia #Immigration & Nationality #Directorate? #Fact is fact
Who looted #Somalia's Public #Broadcasting into private owners? Why is #Somalia's #Parliament not discussing real looted #public #assets
Somalia Statement on Turkey's referendum on Sunday
17 April 2017, Mogadishu, Somalia - The Government and People of the
Federal Republic of Somalia congratulate the Turkish Government and
People on the positive outcome of Sunday?s referendum on their future
political governance. We congratulate H.E. President Recep Tayyip
Erdo?an on the referendum success which he led for a stronger and even
more prosperous Turkey. We are confident under his proven leadership
Turkey will continue to progress and prosper.
Turkey is a valuable ally, friend and supporter of Somalia with whom we
seek to strengthen our bilateral ties even further. The Government and
People of Somalia wish the greatest of success, progress and prosperity
for Turkey and its brotherly people who have chosen a new path of
Ministry of Information
Federal Republic of Somalia
Communique on the National Consultative Forum of National & Regional Leaders
April 15 -16, 2017, ?Mogadishu - The national and regional level leaders
of the Federal Government of Somalia held a National Consultative Forum
in Mogadishu from the 15-16 of April 2017.
The forum was presided over by the President of the Federal Republic of
Somalia H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, and was attended by the Speaker
of the National Assembly, H.E. Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, the Prime
Minister, H.E. Hassan Ali Kheyre, the president of Puntland State, H.E.
Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, the President of Jubbaland State, HE Ahmed
Mohamed Islaam, the President of Southwest State, HE Shariff Hassan
Sheikh Aden, the President of Hirshabelle State, H.E. Ali Abdullah
Osoble and the deputy President of Galmudug State, who is also the
Acting President H.E. Mohamed Hashi Abdi.
In the forum the issues discussed were the biting drought in the
country, reforming of the different elements of the national security
agencies, combating with those who refuse peace and all other
international terrorist groups, the political scenario in the country,
enriching the economy, the development of the economic infrastructure
and strengthening the relations between the central government and the
1. The President expressed concern over the deteriorating situation of
the drought, which has affected the lives of many people and livestock
and caused extensive displacement.
2. The leaders collectively appreciated the rescue efforts spearheaded
by Somali citizens, both in national and international levels and as
well the international community.
3. The leaders recognize the urgent need for strengthening the efforts
to save the lives of the needy, and have agreed upon that a clear plan
to avoid repeated drought is needed.
4. The leaders expressed positive anticipation regarding the political
process in the country and the collaboration between the national and
the Regional States leaders
5. The leaders giving consideration bringing peace to the country
through reconciliation and they encouraged the talks between Galmudug
State and Ahlu-Sunna-Waljama
6. The leaders agreed upon the of the National Security Policy and the
guidelines to follow on its implantation: this will be spearheaded by
the National Security Council.
7. The leaders approved the new structure of the National Security
Council, which is chaired by the President of the Federal Republic of
8. The leaders likewise agreed upon that there should be Regional State
level security councils, which will be chaired the Regional State
9. The leaders agreed that there should urgent plan for joint security
forces operations to reopen key roads, thus ensuring aid can reach to
the drought affected people.
10. The leaders have agreed upon that the plan for the election process
in the year 2020, and that it should be started soon and accelerated.
11. The leaders agreed on enhancing the country?s economy, income, job
creation, encouraging investment and trade and as well the development
of the country?s economic infrastructure.
12. The leaders have also agreed upon that special consideration should
be given to the fight against corruption and there should be a modern,
standard way of eradicating it.
13. The leaders endorsed the National Development Plan and its
priorities, and said that there should be statistics and a new
14. The leaders are hoping that the international community will support
their decisions and the plans, which the Somali government has decided
are its priorities.
15. Finally the leaders expressed their appreciation for the constant
support of the international community to the Somali citizens.
Ministry of Information & Public Awareness
MOSCOW, April 7. /TASS/. The US missile strike against Syria’s
facilities was an act of aggression and impairs both Russian-US
relations and the key goal of fighting international terrorism, Russian
Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday citing the
opinion of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Putin considers the US strikes against Syria an act of
aggression against a sovereign country violating the norms of
international law, and under a trumped-up pretext at that,” Peskov
stressed. He noted that the Syrian army has no stockpiles of chemical
weapons. “The fact that all Syrian armed forces’ chemical weapons
stockpiles were eliminated was registered and confirmed by the
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a
specialized UN unit,” he highlighted.
“Putin believes that the total disregard for the use of chemical
weapons by terrorists only exacerbates the situation significantly,”
Peskov went on to say. “Putin also sees the strikes on Syria by the US
as an attempt to divert the attention of the international community
from numerous civilian casualties in Iraq.”
“Washington’s move substantially impairs Russian-US relations, which are in a deplorable state as it is,” Peskov emphasized.
“And, most importantly, Putin believes that this step does not bring
us closer to the ultimate goal in the fight against international
terrorism. On the contrary, it creates serious obstacles to efforts in
forging an international coalition to fight against it and effectively
counter this global evil. By the way, US President Donald Trump
proclaimed this as one of the key objectives during his election
campaign,” the Kremlin spokesman explained.
The US military fired at least 50 cruise missiles at a military base
of the Syrian government forces in the Homs province last night. The
missile strike comes in response to what Washington believes was the
Syrian government’s use of banned chemical weapons in the province of
Idlib. The Tomahawk cruise missiles were intended for a single target –
an airfield in the Homs province from which, according to the US
intelligence data, the alleged chemical attack was launched.
US President Donald Trump confirmed that he had given the order to carry out the strike.
Eng. Yarisow "Somali Government is committed to National Security and the fight against terrorism, corruption and Poverty."
07 April 2017 – Somali Minister of Information Eng. Yarisow said the
Federal Government of Somalia has taken major steps designed to bring
peace back to Somalia by getting rid of terrorism with the assistance of
Somali people. Somalia is ready to intensify the fight against
Terrorism, Corruption and Poverty.
president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has yesterday 06 April 2017
declared war on al-Shabaab (aS) by announcing that Somalia is in a state
of war with terror groups in Somalia while asking Somali people to
stand side by side with the national army and security forces.
declare that Somalia is in a state of war. It will not be a war from
one front. We’ve ordered the national army to get ready for waging this
war to bringing peace back to Somalia. The second front will be waged by
the Somali people whom we call upon assisting the army” declared Somali
Farmajo offered amnesty and promised Somali government will take care
those young people who denounce aS and its unlawful activities: “The
government welcomes with open hand those young former al-Shabab members
and will offer them full amnesty by also extending them education,
create jobs. We call upon you to leave the rogue ideas of aS, the
terrorist group as soon as possible. We give you an ultimatum of 60
Somali government is engaged in a war with three fronts such as
Terrorism, Corruption and Poverty. It has yesterday replaced all
commanders of security institutions. This change of security chiefs is a
way to redouble the efforts of bringing peace and stability in the
The President and the PM promised to prioritize security and yesterday's changes are part of the overall security reforms.
government is fully committed to engage with the Somali public of all
walks of life such as the Youth, Elders, Religious leaders and Women. As
part of this, the Ministry of Information and Public Awareness is
tasked to work with Somali people in maintaining the trust between the
government and the public.
Minister of Information and Public Awareness H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman
(Eng. Yarisow) said “the Somali people are the backbone of success for
the government’s attempts to fight terrorism, corruption and poverty. My
ministry will give priority to these areas of importance and call upon
the Somali people to work with the government specially the youth to be
part of this three front war. The Ministry of Information is open to the
public and extremely happy to take its role in increasing the public
awareness of government operations.”
is time for Somali people to take stock of this government commitment
and maintain their momentum in their support for Somali president,
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo which they gave during his election as the
President of the Federal Government of Somalia.
Somalia will be better and be stabilized to reach self-sufficient in a limited time with the cooperation of the Somali people.
Somalia belongs to Somalia.
Ministry of Information & Public Awareness
Federal Republic of Somalia
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Mogadishu on Wednesday March 29, 2017
The Somali MP's were persuaded to abandon the petition which was filed
by 105 MPS early this week. Fortunately Somali Members of Parliament
approved the new cabinet by 214 votes out of 275 MPS only 15 rejected to
The Cabinet was sworn into office immediately after the
vote by the Supreme Court. Now, they can legally take up office and
begin their work in a
Mogadishu on Thursday, February 9, 2017
THE BEST EDUCATED INTELIGENCE COMMANDER OF SOMALIA & THE WORLD AT LARGE
Somali Top Commanders and Somali Cyber Security Teams salutes &
congratulates to our Ex- Chief of the Command Alpha General Dr. Badal
Kariye who stopped foreigners and traitors to manage or control
Somalia's internal & external interests.
We, all the
Somalia's Top Commanders & Somali Cyber Security Teams hereby
officially wish all the best to Ex- Chief of the Command Alpha
Ambassador Dr. Badal Kariye who resigned from his official public
service after defeating Somalia's internal and external enemies on
Wednesday February 08, 2017 .
It is true that Ex- Chief of the
Command Alpha Ambassador Dr. Badal Kariye had completed his security
studies at various well-known governmental military colleges and
academies including the Inter-American Defense College, Swiss Federal
Institute, German, Italy and Somalia.
Adding to his security
studies, he is PhD holder and he speaks 19 languages as well as being
internationally well-known Somali writer of 104 books, investigative
journalist, businessman and diplomat.
To reach or contact him please you can use his web based email from this website: www.badalkariye.com/
is back on track, and we would like to thank all those who sacrificed
their lives to defend the common interests of the Somali people and the
Republic of Somalia.
Mark C. Toner
February 8, 2017
The United States congratulates the people of
Somalia on the successful conclusion of their national electoral
process. We congratulate Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on his selection
as the next President of the Federal Government of Somalia and look
forward to working closely with him and a new government. We commend the
Somali Security Forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia for
their efforts over the past six months to allow the electoral process to
unfold in a relatively safe and secure environment.
This transition represents an important step forward for the country.
We commend the thousands of Somalis from across the country, including
youth and women, who were able to vote in greater numbers than in the
2012 elections, but regret the numerous credible reports of
irregularities in the electoral process. We encourage Somalia’s new
administration to take credible steps to stamp out corruption and to
establish strong electoral institutions to enable a free and fair one
person one vote poll in 2020.
The United States looks forward to the timely formation of a new
government, and to working in partnership with the President and new
government to advance reconciliation, drought relief, security, and
build the strong institutions to deliver good governance and development
for the Somali people.
The Foreign Secretary congratulates President Farmajo on his victory in the Somali presidential elections
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson looks forward
to meeting newly elected Somali President and working with him on