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June, 2017

 


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.

Best Wishes,

Ambassador Dr. Badal Kariye
President

Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS)

1 Jidka Villa Somalia

The Federal Republic of Somalia

Email: info@sioss.org

http://www.sioss.org/


Somali Government welcomes the resilience of youth for planning to re-open Pizza House Restaurant following terrorists? attack on 14th June 2017

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 country.

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."

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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.

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Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism

United States Condemns Attack on Mogadishu Restaurant

The 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

Office  +254-20-363-6644

SomaliaPublicAffairs@state.gov

 

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 International Cooperation.

All the positions were filled through a transparent and competitive recruitment process, with technical tests on subject matter, and interviews.

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 assistance.

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 (PCSC).

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 CIP”.

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 ambulances.

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, said Hussein.

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 survivor.

“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 the establishment.

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 AP.

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 attacks.

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 country.

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 power-sharing agreement.

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**
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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 public.

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 of Somalia.

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.

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Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism

Somalia Statement on the diplomatic row between Arab countries**
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Mogadishu, 07 June 2017 - The Federal Republic of Somalia is deeply concerned about the diplomatic row between the brotherly Arab countries.

Somalia 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.

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Ministry of Information


Somalia welcomes the approval of the cabinet of India regarding the agreement between India and Somalia on transfer of sentenced persons**
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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 social rehabilitation.

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 the country.

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."

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Ministry of Information

Mogadishu Thursday, June 1, 2017

Who 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.

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1. #Somalia's #President H.E.Farmajo appointed Somalia's most corrupted man Fahad Yasin as Chief of Staff #Statehouse
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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
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May 2017

 



Somali Government Progress Activities in the Past Week 20-26 May 2017**
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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 agencies.

**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 project.

**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 devices.

**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 year 2020.

**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.

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The Ministry of Information


May 2017

 




Washington (CNN)
FBI Director James Comey told a Senate committee last week that “hundreds and thousands” of emails containing classified information had been forwarded from top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin to the home computer she shared with her husband — and one-time New York congressman — Anthony Weiner.

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.
Comey's claim to Congress about Clinton aide's emails wasn't true
Comey’s claim to Congress about Clinton aide’s emails wasn’t true
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 parties.
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 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 university associations.

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.
Clinton: I was on way to winning until Comey, Wikileaks
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“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 nauseous.”
Comey: 'Nauseous' over election thoughts

Comey: ‘Nauseous’ over election thoughts 01:57

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 election.
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 still-raw wound.
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 it anyway.

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.

RECOMMENDATIONS
After extensive discussions and exchanging views, the followings recommendations were made:

GENERAL ISSUES
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 institutions.
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 relations, etc.
8. The sector requests the Ministry to facilitate the establishment of a one-stop solution for all issues related to registration, licensing, taxation, etc.
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 government services.
11. To promote the establishment of ICT vocational schools and encourage technology-based innovation amongst the youth to help them create more employment opportunities.
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

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.
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 consultations.

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 citizens.

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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 support.

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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 Beledwein .

The Ministry of Information

 

The 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.

This 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 2020.

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.

The London 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.

“The challenges 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 federal state.

The key to success is reconciliation among Somalis, as well as coherent and sustained support from the international community around Somali priorities.”

Next month’s 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.

The UAE promises $45 million for the Somali people

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 various issues.

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 experiences.

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. David Concar.

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 Yarisow.

The UK ambassador to Somalia H.E. David Concar has underlined the important role of the media towards the development and the stability of Somalia.

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 media.

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.

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The Ministry of Information and Public awareness
Five Top Questions to the Current Leaders of the Somali Federal Government:- Answers must be clear!
1
#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?
2
Why the U.A.E. wants 2 #control Berbera Port & establish #military #base in Berbera, #Somalia without #Somalia's #Parliament approval? #Fact
3
How many foreign illegal forces & NGOs are operating in #Somalia illegally? Who gave them permission to operate in #Somalia? #Fact is Fact!
4.
How many Ex- #Somali #Shabab #terrorists are working at the #Somalia #Immigration & Nationality #Directorate? #Fact is fact
5
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 governance.

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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 Regional States.

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 Somalia.
8. The leaders likewise agreed upon that there should be Regional State level security councils, which will be chaired the Regional State leaders.
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 Partnership Agreement.
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.

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Ministry of Information & Public Awareness


 
Media captionPresident Trump: “We’ve had a long discussion already and so far I have gotten nothing!”

US President Donald Trump has welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to his Florida resort for their first summit.

Mr Trump said the two men had “developed a friendship” as they sat for dinner at his Mar-a-Lago retreat.

The American leader is expected to press his counterpart for action on North Korea, and Mr Xi to seek assurances on Taiwan.

Mr Trump has said the summit “will be a very difficult one”. Last year he accused China of “raping the US”.

During the election campaign, he said massive trade deficits and job losses could no longer be tolerated. But at dinner on Thursday, it was all smiles, with the leaders’ two wives, folk singer Peng Liyuan and First Lady Melania Trump also in attendance.

The meeting was, however, largely overshadowed later by a US airstrike on an airbase in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.

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All eyes will be on the body language between the two leaders – one a softly spoken Communist Party apparatchik and the other a brash Manhattan property tycoon.

Despite his tough campaign talk, Mr Trump has so far not followed through on his threat to formally brand China a “currency manipulator”, nor to hit Chinese imports with punitive tariffs.

The Republican president’s blue-collar supporters will hope he can translate his China-bashing election rhetoric into concrete gains for American manufacturing workers.

One of the most urgent issues for the US is North Korea, which is trying to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the west coast of the US with a nuclear device.

It fired a medium-range missile into the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, the latest in a series of launches.

Media captionWhat American and Chinese people want

Although Beijing has condemned this and previous missile tests, it has so far been reluctant to isolate its neighbour, fearing its collapse could spawn a refugee crisis and bring the US military to its doorstep.

Mr Trump is expected to call on Mr Xi to arm-twist North Korea into halting its nuclear programme by denying it access to banking institutions.

The US president told the Financial Times this week he was prepared to act unilaterally, saying: “If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.”

Media captionMaureen and Isabella don’t see eye-to-eye on Trump

A senior White House official said Pyongyang would be a key test for the Trump-Xi relationship.

“The clock is very, very quickly running out,” the official said. “All options are on the table for us.”

For his part, Mr Xi will seek assurances from Mr Trump on US arms sales to Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway province that must eventually reunify with the mainland.

Mr Trump outraged China in December when he took the unorthodox step of accepting a phone call from the Taiwanese president.

But the US president later agreed to respect the “one China” policy in a telephone call with President Xi in February.

Climate change, which Mr Trump once dismissed as a Chinese hoax, and Beijing’s building of artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, could also come up.

Some protesters lined the streets on Thursday to voice their opposition to China’s policy in the South China Sea.

Mr Xi’s visit will conclude with a working lunch on Friday.

But there is unlikely to be any golf on the agenda. While Mr Trump is fond of hitting the fairway, Mr Xi’s administration has cracked down on the sport in an anti-corruption drive

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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."

Mogadishu, 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.

The 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.

“I 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 President.

President 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 days.”

The 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 country.

The President and the PM promised to prioritize security and yesterday's changes are part of the overall security reforms.

Somali 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.

The 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.”

It 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.
ENDS

Ministry of Information & Public Awareness
Federal Republic of Somalia
media@moi.gov.so or ali sidiqfaarax@gmail.com

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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 vote.

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


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Mogadishu on Thursday, February 9, 2017

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THE BEST EDUCATED INTELIGENCE COMMANDER OF SOMALIA & THE WORLD AT LARGE
All 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/

Somalia 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.


Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Acting Spokesperson
Washington, DC
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.


Boris Johnson president congratulates Farmajo

— Press release

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 shared priorities.