Press Release on Saturday July 22, 2017
Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS) would like to warn the Somali People and the Republic of Somalia about foreign illegal firms and their mercenary Mafia Troops working illegally in the Republic of #Somalia.
It is very wise to establish and appoint Somalia's Anti- Corruption Commission as soon as possible, and the vetting of the Somalia's Anti- Corruption Commission must be done by the both Somali Lower and Upper Houses of Representatives in regard to the Current Federal Constitution.
Unfortunately, it is not wise to witness or know that former #Shabab Intelligence Commanders to head key Somali governmental posts such as the Directorate of the Somali Immigration and Nationalities, Heads of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agencies "NISA" including key Somali Ministries.
Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS) also suggests to the Current Leaders of #Somalia to fire all ex- Somali confirmed criminals in the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea report issued on July 13, 2013 and many other international reports in order to revive and return the transparency, accountability and trustworthy in Somalia.
It is not easy to seek and ask for international funds and assistance from the International Community while the same all ex- Somali confirmed criminals in the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea report issued on July 13, 2013 are working as the Chief of the Cabinet Staff, Ambassadorial Designates or still occupying in key public office to further commit more crimes against humanity in Somalia, Africa and the world at large.
Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS) wants to share that there are no foreigners acting as consultants hired by the Somali people or Somali Government so, who hired them? What kind of consultancies they do for Somalia? All such foreign people must be investigated, and Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS) have clearly investigated that there are several foreign men acting as consultants without vetting or know who really had hired them to do services in Somalia?
On behalf of the Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS), Somali Cyber Teams and the Somali people, Somalia is our country, and anyone acting or trying to disagree with our constitution and customary norms must leave Somalia in peace or face the law!
Dr. Badal Kariye
Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS)
On 19 July 2017 the
main Radio Mogadishu transmitter, which has been broadcasting to the
capital city and surrounding area since it was installed in 2011, was
replaced with a new 5 kilowatt FM transmitter. This was achieved by a
coordinated effort by the Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism
with the Bar Kulan Trust (BKT), supported by USAID and UNSOS. The
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Information, Deputy Minister of
Information, the Director General and the Director of Radio Mogadishu
spoke at the event to cut the ribbon of the new transmitter that took
place today in the Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism.
“This cooperation in maintaining and improving media in
Somalia demonstrates the importance of the media sector, recognised by
the international organisations that have been involved in this and
other Somali media development initiatives. The new 5 kilowatt
transmitter will increase the coverage and the reach out areas of Radio
Mogadishu, and is part of the over plan of the ministry to expand its
reach to more citizens, especially those in rural areas.” commented HE
Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture
& Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia.
The Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Mahdi Mohamed Guled
(Khadar) cut the ribbon of the new transmitter and encouraged the
ministry of information to continue expanding the reach of radio
Mogadishu to rural areas in the country. The Deputy PM continued to say
that media development in the country is key to the progress that the
Federal Government aims to achieve so that people can be given
opportunities to take part in the rebuilding of the country.
UNSOS through BKT has provided support to Radio
Mogadishu and the Ministry during 2011 to 2014. This included assisting
in the digitisation of the Radio Mogadishu archive and playing a part in
the first Somali Cultural Festival in 2014 and other assistance in the
past, and the transmitter that has been replaced, which was provided by
UNSOS and has been used by Radio Mogadishu since 2011. BKT hopes to
continue this relationship with the Ministry, including development of
Somali public broadcasting in line with the Somali Media Law.
Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism
Mogadishu, 18 July 2017 – H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman
(Eng. Yarisow), the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism is
aware of criticism by some individuals of the new media law that was
recently passed by the cabinet. A number of these concerns have been
addressed directly, but as the complainant decided to voice their views
on online and social media, it is necessary for the Minister to release a
On coming to office in April 2017, Eng. Yarisow
immediately met with journalists and editors to promise a review of the
media law and asked them to identify which particular clauses they would
like amended. Despite the fact that the law was still relatively new
having only received Presidential decree in January 2016.
Three days of consultation were held in Mogadishu over
the period 6-8 May 2017, attended by the Ministers of Information from
each region of Somalia and media practitioners. All agreed the clauses
that needed changing and the draft of amended clauses was reviewed two weeks later.
The clauses that was agreed to amend included the removal of the
condition of journalism degree, to reduce the fines, to remove
criminality issues in the media law and considered recommendations from
the Somalia Media Support Group (SMSG).
Since that time the Ministry of Information, Culture
& Tourism has held several meetings with media leaders to ask them
to provide their comments. After including all the changes, the ministry
sent out an e-mail on 22 June 2017 to all interested parties,
including; media practitioners’ leaders and Ministers of Information
from the Federal Member States. In this e-mail we included the latest
draft with highlighted changes. No further comments were received and
their agreement with the draft was confirmed by telephone.
Finally, on 11 July 2017, the finished document was sent
out for comment with a request for comments by 13 July 2017. The
Minister even specifically promised in this e-mail that additional
comments would be included in the meeting of the Council of Ministers.
No comments were received and the Media Law was passed by the Cabinet.
It will now go before Parliament for ratification and the media can
still lobby through their elected representatives for further changes.
Throughout the process the media were consulted and
given multiple opportunities to make amendments. However, senior leaders
within the media community now have concerns that prevents them from
being members of the Media Committee. This clause was added due to
obvious conflict of interest of having current editors and managers as
members of the Media Committee. This is the true cause of the personal
grievances aired through online press releases and on social media under
the banner of ‘press freedom’.
The Media Committee consists of nine members, six of
whom come from civil society groups; three from private media, one human
rights activists, one women advocate, one from the Law Society. The
rest of the committee are from public media. This construct will ensure
that the Media Committee is impartial and independent.
The Ministry of Information believes that they deserve
great appreciation as the Ministry did a proactive and inclusive
approach and by having the media law reviewed and opening it for wider
consultations. The Ministry provided an opportunity to Somali media
practitioners and their representatives to contribute and support this
process. The Ministry of Information considered and included all the
amendments or recommendations from the media practitioners in the
country as well as to the ministries of information from member states
The revised version of the Media law will be aligned to
the international standards, provide a legal framework that will
contribute to an enabling environment for press freedom, freedom of
expression, access to information, plurality and diversity of the
Somalia media sector.
The Ministry of Information is ready and willing to
listen all genuine concerns that still exist with a view to lobby
together all of us including media practitioners so that we can as our
MPs and in particular to the parliamentary committee on Information,
Posts & Telecommunications to consider addressing all concerns well
before the parliament approves the media law.
Notes to Editors:
Protection of sources – The new media
law is clear. Journalists are not required to reveal sources. However,
if a case is brought through the judicial process, a court CAN reveal
any relevant sources and so journalists are protected. This is a change
to the previous Media Law which required journalists to reveal their
sources. This change is an example of how the Media Law was drafted in
full consultation with the media and meets their wishes. Furthermore, we
completely removed issues of criminality in this latest Media Law as
Culture & Religion – Respect for
culture and religion are fundamental to the ethics of responsible
journalism. The Media Law clarifies that there will be bye-laws, ethical
codes and standards that the media themselves will devise with the
consultation of the Ministry of Information. This self-regulation is the
hallmark of a free and trusted media.
Qualifications – Journalists will no longer be required to hold a university degree in journalism.
For more information:
Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism
Mogadishu, 17 July 2017)
The Federal Government of Somalia in collaboration with the owner of
the fiber-optic cable has successfully restored Internet and data
services to South and Central Somalia.
The loss of Internet and data services for nearly three
weeks caused considerable economic damage to many sectors of the Somali
economic, such as commerce, education, healthcare, and the delivery of
The Ministry of Post, Telecommunications and Technology
put enormous focus and spared no efforts in trying to minimize the
damage to the nation’s economy by assisting the owner of the fiber-optic
cable to expedite the restoration of the services and by providing
permits and security protection to the repair ship.
Recognizing the enormity of the negative economic impact
this incident had on the country’s economy and public services, the
Ministry is committed to work with all public and private stakeholders
to ensure an outage of this magnitude and length does not occur again.
The following measures are needed to prevent similar future incidents:
greater need than ever for the Parliament to pass the National
Communication Law that has been submitted to the Parliament on 10 July
2017 after the Cabinet approved it on 22 June 2017. The Law would have
protected the interests of consumers, telecommunication companies, other
companies as well as the public sector who would have clear legal
recourse through the Law to recover damages and/or levy fines on
telecommunication companies who didn’t meet their legal commitment.
Telecommunication companies providing undersea infrastructure are
required to work with the relevant Government agencies to prevent ships
docking at the Mogadishu port from damaging this vital infrastructure.
service providers will be required to provide backup and failover
methods for their services to minimize the impact of outages.
Government will promote and encourages investors to invest in other
cable systems. This unfortunate outage clealy demonstrated how the
pervasiveness of usage and the critical nature of the Internet for the
country’s economic and social life.
is working on a national communication and information technologies
policy in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders. This policy will
ensure that every citizen would get basic Internet and
telecommunication services with adequate speed and affordable cost.
Finally the Ministry would like to thank the Somali
people for their understanding and patience during this difficult
period. We hope and expect that if the aforementioned steps were taken
similar incidents would not occur again.
Today's Seven Facts of Ex- Shabab Terrorists who became Current Heads
within the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) Who
can hide the #Facts in #Somalia
on Thursday July 13, 2017? The Current Somali Government hired many ex-
known Shabab Terrorists, and know their names below here:-
Somali cabinet passes flawed media bill after
The National Union of Somali Journalists
(NUSOJ) and affiliate media organizations including Somali Media
Association (SOMA), Media Association of Puntland (MAP), Somali
Independent Media Houses (SIMHA), and Somali Women Journalists (SWJ)
are dismayed about the endorsement of what was called a reviewed
Somalia Media Bill by the Somali Cabinet on Thursday 13 July ,2017 in
Members from Somali media organizations hold a
meeting subsequently on Friday and Saturday 14,15 July 2017 following
the cabinet endorsement of Somalia media bill. They expressed their
concern over Somali government?s failure to take into account most of
their recommendations and requests proposed by the independent media
organizations and Somali media partners including Somalia Media
Support Group (SMSG).
Profoundly reading the reviewed clauses
and by comparing it to the previous ones, the media watchdogs found
out that there were no substantial amendments and changes made by the
cabinet and literally this seems another abortive attempt of ruling
out any achievement through the expected review which could have
given full assurances of freedom of media and freedom of expression
in the country.
?We?ll negotiate with the Media Committee in
the Somali parliament and we will carry this battle to the next stage
and lobby against any attempt to deny the media of this country to
gain full freedom. We hope that parliamentarians will be wise enough
to amend the media law properly before passing it, otherwise it shall
be another lost opportunity? said Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu NUSOJ
?We, the independent media in general,
aren?t against having a media law in our country but we are
interested to have a media law that aligns with the international
standard by providing legal framework that will contribute to the
establishment of an enabling environment for the freedom of the
press, freedom of expression and access to information as enshrined
in the national constitution of Somalia.? said SOMA Secretary
General, Ismael Sheikh Khalifa.
Independent Somali Media
Organizations would like to thank the government of Somalia
particularly the Ministry of Information on its attempt to review
media law and for the minor amendments it did but we would like now
to appeal to the Members of Parliament who have the ability to amend
the clauses we still have the concerns and we politely request them
to reconsider the requests and calls from Somali journalists and
their media organizations.
The latest review gives an
excessive power to the Ministry of Information a power that could
lead to full control of the media freedom.
Below is a summary
of key recommendations and changes from the media organizations to
the reviewed Media Law:
Media output should not be required to
reflect the ?right information and ideology.
should be given to doing away with the distinction between
journalists and other members of the media
Consideration should be given to doing away
altogether with the obligations placed upon journalists. Instead, the
law could include a provision appropriately tailored to the
protection of confidential sources of information.
funded media should be transformed into true public service media,
protected against political interference, operating in the public
interest and accountable to the public rather than the government or
Ministry of Information.
A comprehensive law on access to
information should be adopted in line with international standards
and better practice.
Finally, Somali Media Organizations
believe the government can be a useful tool to media freedom by
accepting these recommendations. It is now the parliament?s task to
listen to us and save the freedom of the media and freedom of
expression when the media law is brought before them for their
We look forward to an international standard media
law that frees the media and does not attempt to control them.
are some of the articles in the reviewed media law which we are still
Clause 25.2 says- The Ministry of
Information and the Media Commission in consultation with
journalist?s organizations in the country shall set the regulations
of the general code of ethics of journalism, which shall stipulate
the following issues, among others:
A- Respect for the Islamic
religion and sound Somali culture.
B- Accuracy and reliability
of news reports and programs, and protection of confidential sources
of information unless a court orders to be disclosed.
to disseminate or publish videos and photos that are against the
sound conduct of the society.
First of all, as independent
media organizations we want the journalist code of conduct is to be
established by the journalist professionals in close consultation
with the Somalia Media Commission and other media stakeholders
therefore, Government or Ministry of Information should not have a
role in establishing the journalists code of conduct.
minister of Information has full power according to article 40.1 C
.To take an urgent decisions related to security emanating from media
Article 35.1 explains who can become a journalist and
says journalist is anyone who has journalist knowledge and has been
in the journalism industry for about two years. Under international
law, the freedom to seek and impart information and ideas can never
be conditioned on a certain diploma or membership of a professional
Article 36.1 tells - The journalist should not
violate the rights of a person, organization, places of worship,
Islamic religion, laws of the country and sound Somali culture, this
clause is totally contrary to the article 48 on the interpretation of
the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
also see as unacceptable and direct limitation to media the below
clauses in article 36 which say
36.7- If media outlet sees the
need for the anonymity due to the security of the anonymous source
and that of the nation, they can broadcast the information, without
revealing the confidential source. They shall, however, keep the
source and the information properly, to be disclosed when needed. The
disclosure of the source and the information may be ordered by a
court if there is a dispute.
36.8- If the information provided
by the sources leads to an outcome that cannot be obtained from
elsewhere, and a court has ordered for the disclosure of the source
of information, the media shall disclose the source where they
obtained from and related evidences when ordered so by the competent
court, which shall decide on the method of meeting the source,
whether secretly or otherwise
Current Director of the Directorate of the Somali Immigration &
Nationalities Colonel Mohamed Adan aka Kofe was known Shabab Terrorists
Head of Intelligence for 3 years so, who many Shabab terrorists did he give Somali passports to abroad?
2. Ex- Shabab terrorist Zakariya Hersi who is now the appointed Head of
the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency in Mogadishu
“NISA” was also was known Shabab Terrorists Head of Intelligence for 2
& half years so, who many people did he wound and kill under his
command as the Head of Shabab terrorists Intelligence Chief?
Current Director of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency
in Mogadishu “NISA” Abdilaahi Sanboloshe was a former Head of the Death
Squad of the Somali Union of Islamic Courts and later served in Shabab
terrorism activities before joining to ex- the Somali Transitional
Federal Government which appointed him as the Director of the Somali
National Intelligence and Security Agency in Mogadishu “NISA” later he
was appointed as Somali Ambassador to Turkey.
4. Ex- Shabab
Intelligence high ranking Officer Farah Qarole who is now a Head of
Branch within the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency in
5. Ex- Shabab Intelligence high ranking Officer
Farah Qarole Mahad Korow who is now now a Head of Branch within the
Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency in Mogadishu “NISA”
6. Ex- Ex- Shabab Intelligence high ranking Officer Farah Qarole Mahad
Korow Harow who is now now a Head of Branch within the Somali National
Intelligence and Security Agency in Mogadishu “NISA”
7. Ex- Shabab
Intelligence high ranking Officer Farah Qarole Mahad Korow Abdi Dhere
who is now now a Head of Branch within the Somali National Intelligence
and Security Agency in Mogadishu “NISA”
These Shabab terrorists
were Exposed publicly by Somali Investigative Journalist Dahir Alasow,
and translated into English Version by SCST.
Mogadihsu; 12th July 2017: President
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has opened the second parliamentary plenary
session of the Upper House of the Somali Federal Parliament.
In his constitutional address, the president called upon
the two houses of parliament to cooperate in the ongoing process of
reviewing Somalia’s provisional constitution
“The two chambers of the federal parliament must
cooperate in the important duty of the process of reviewing our
President Farmaajo urged members of the upper house to
take the lead in ensuring delivery of services aimed at achieving
development goals and plans.
“You must ensure in all you do that it should only be in
the interest of the nation, and avoid personal, groups or clan
The president in his address underscored the key
objectives that the house must prioritize in this parliamentary session
including political dialogues and consultations, as well as defining the
sharing of powers and responsibilities between the central government
and the federal states.
The president further urged both houses of parliament to
strengthen their relations and cooperate as stipulated in article 56 of
the provisional constitution.
ENDThe Five Today's Facts in #Somalia to Know how International Corruption #works in #Somalia on Tuesday July 11, 2017? Who can deny the #facts now?
1. #Why the World Bank is play #internal derailments in #Somalia as exposed by Semi-Autonomous #Information Ministers?
2. #Somalia confirms that the #World #Bank has never built a school, #college or #University in #Somalia since 1960 2 2017. #Fact is fact
3. Is there/are there any International NGOS opened or built a #school, #college or university in #Somalia since 1960 2 2017. #Fact is here!
4. How many #foreign #NGOS or #Mercinary #Firms are illegally operating in #Somalia funding #terrorists or stealing #resources from #Somalia.
5. #Why the @UN #funding #AMISOMSOMlia 2 #run #security #operations in #Somalia not #Somalia #National #Forces 2 #establish #Somali #Forces?
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson affirmed US Commitment to support Somalia
US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson; ? We are ready to support Somalia and cooperate on eradicating the threats of terror?
United States? Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has affirmed America?s commitment to support Somalia?s development goals, and cooperate on the efforts to eradicate the threats of terror.
Mr. Tillerson while speaking on the phone with the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, gave the assurance that the United States is fully in support of Somalia?s peace and stability efforts.
The US has been a committed ally and a friend of Somalia, and has recently aided the Somali Special Forces to take out various Alshabab hideouts
?Our top priority is security sector reform to ensure our security institutions are able and accountable. We need to embark on the fight against Alshabab with renewed urgency?
The US has in the past taken significant action against global terror networks, and has specifically been instrumental in the fight against Alshabab.
Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism
AMISOM hands over a rebuilt Somali National University to the Federal Government of Somalia
JOINT PRESS STATEMENT
(For immediate release)
Mogadishu, 11 July 2017 - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today officially handed over the Somali National University to the Federal Government of Somalia, relinquishing control of the institution, which it has occupied for the last 10 years.
At least 300 troops from the Burundi contingent who occupied the university?s premises in the capital Mogadishu, were relocated to AMISOM Sector 5 headquarters in Jowhar, in an exercise that commenced in April 2016. The troops occupied the university in 2007, starting off as a small Forward Operating Base, and later evolving into a Battalion headquarters.
?I want to thank the Federal Government of Somalia for supporting AMISOM through providing land and premises, where we could execute our mandate,? Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, the AU Special Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM said, during the handover ceremony.
The ceremony officiated by the federal Minister for Higher Education Mr. Abdirahman Dahir Osman comes after extensive reconstruction, logistical and engineering works, spearheaded by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). ?We are happy that today, this institution is ready and will start admitting students once the government gives the green light,? Amb. Madeira remarked.
AMISOM also handed over assets that will facilitate the administrative operations of the institution, to enable it to operate effectively. ?As we hand over these assets, we do so with confidence, knowing that the normal day-to-day activities of a thriving country can continue, free from the threat of terrorists.?
Minister Osman described the institution as a symbol of the rebirth of Somalia. ?As a Government, we prioritize security, economic development and most importantly education because we believe that education is the anchor for sustainable development,? he said.
Established in 1954, the Somali National University suffered extensive damage and material shortage on the onset of the civil war that broke out in 1991, leading to the suspension of classes and effective closure. However, in August 2014, the university reopened its constituent colleges to offer specialized training.
?Receiving the Somali National University premises today symbolizes a return to peace, security and stability in Somalia,? the Rector of Somali National University, Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale told guests, among them senior government officials and Somalia?s key partners.
Ministry of Information, Culture & Toursim
Mogadishu: Tuesday 11/07/2017
Somaliland releases the arrested journalist in Hargeisa on bail.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes the release of
Journalist Omar Hassan Ali Known as Omar Serbia who has been arrested
in Hargeisa, Somaliland since on Saturday 7, July 2017.
Omar was working with a Mogadishu-based radio and television station,
Goobjoog and was arrested upon arrival at Egal International Airport in
the capital, Hargeisa after travelling from Mogadishu.
?I confirm that I have now been freed from detention on bail and I am
indeed quite sorry that I lost my freedom without justified case against
me. I wasn?t fully explained the exact reason of my detention except
that the authority was complaining about some unspecified scripts and
talks which they said I had mentioned both the media I work for and my
personal Facebook account? Omar Serbia told NUSOJ on the phone after
minutes of his release.
It is good to hear that Omar Hassan Ali to be released from jial despite
the National Union of Somali Journalists is deeply concern the repeated
arrests against Journalists in Somaliland and we see these kind of
arbitrary arrests as tactics to intimidate and undermine the freedom of
expression and to silence the independent media, Secretary General of
NUSOJ Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu said.
Harassment and intimidation against journalists have been a major
concern for journalists in Somaliland in the past several years and the
arrest of Omar Hassan Ali is another disturbing development, therefore
we call upon Somaliland authority to respect fully the freedom of
expression enshrined by its constitution
On 25, May 2017 Somaliland government released from jail a journalist
Abdimailk Muse Oldon whom they arrested on 15 February ,2017after
Another journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe is still arrested in Garowe since
July 2,2017 after he was accused of posting in his Facebook account what
Puntland authority called a defamatory remark against Puntland
We request from Puntland authority the immediate release of Mr Kilwe who illegally jailed in Garowe.
EndPress Release on Saturday July 08, 2017
Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS) warns failed Somali politicians to mislead the Somali public about their constant in-fighting political interests for diverting and misinterpreting common interests of the general public and the Republic of Somalia for their individualistic interests.
It is true that ex- Somali politicians got away with multiple crimes including treason, and yet, they are eager to come forward and try their best to mislead the common interests of the People and the Republic of Somalia therefore; it is the best time for the two lower and upper houses of the Federal Republic of Somalia to appoint a ant-corruption commission to investigate and tackle their past crimes and solve their on-going useless political derailment tactics in the Republic of Somalia.
Somalia is back with visionary mission but there are still elements of corrupted people from top to bottom, and lack of Anti-Corruption Commission and Somali Judiciary Commission availability in the Federal Republic of Somalia, there will always be corruption with many political derailments in the country.
Unfortunately, it was a big mistake for the Current Somali Government to hire and re-employ corrupted people whose corruptions have been reported internationally by the United Nations Monitoring Group on #Somalia and Eritrea a, and to the surprise of the Somali people and the world, these internationally reported Somali corrupted people started their previous corruption styles in the country which means the start of fresh political derailment in the country.
On behalf of the Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS), we are urging to the Current Leaders of Somali Government and everyone serving public must submit their official financial and property assets within 3 months for open transparency, accountability and trustworthy government.
Ambassador Dr. Badal W. Kariye
Somali Institute of Security Studies (SIOSS)
1 Jidka Villa Somalia
The Federal Republic of Somalia
The Five Today's Facts in #Mogadishu,
on Friday July 07, 2017
planned to plot two #public
Ahmed Farah & Fahad Abdi who survived #assassination.
is #Somalia's #Minister of #Information wants to fire or kill
#journalists who opposed his #corruption?
No more hiding #facts.
did #Somalia's #Minister of #Information fired ex- #Director
#Minister of #Information Abdirasak Bahalawe? No more #lies!
many #public #journalists is #Somali #Minister of #Information wants
illegally without valid #excuse? #Fact
5. How many #public
#journalists are at risk for firing or #assassinations from #Somali
#Minister of #Information? More facts coming soon,.
Mogadishu Wednesday, JuWednesdayy 5, 2017#Shabab #terrorists attacked #Somalia's #Defense Headwaters in #Mogadishu, and there are several deaths and wounded personnel. #Fact is fact
Sannad-Guuro wacan Luulyo 1, 2017! #Luulyo12017
#Happy 57th #Independence Day July 1, 2017 2 to #Somalis in #Somalia around the #world
Mogadishu on Wednesday June 28, 2017
Somali Prime Minister H.E. Hassan Ali Kheyre consulted with his
special advisers at the Office of the Prime Minister indicating about
possible resignation in regard to recently submitted motion to fire
him after 138 Somali Members of Parliament exposed his weak
leadership and endless corruption as they stated in that submitted
motion to fire him after the Somali Lower and Upper Houses re-opens
on August 8, 2017.
Somali Prime Minister H.E. Hassan Ali
Kheyre worries the possibility to face corruption charges about the
Soma Oil and Gas issue which he tactically collaborated with a big
Somali Prime Minister H.E. Hassan Ali
Kheyre has already submitted his willing letter to resign from the
Office of the Prime Minister, and he thanks to #Somalia's Ex- Federal
President H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who he worked with fraternally
during his presidency.
Somali Prime Minister H.E. Hassan Ali
Kheyre has also explained that there are foreign countries willing to
use #Somalia as place to either dictate or use Somalia as the
circling shits in the name of ugly diplomacy but he mentioned that
Somalia will be neutral, and it is the best time for Saudi Arabia and
the United Arab Emirates to stop meddling with our internal affairs.
United States on June 28, 2017
Facebook has announced that it now has two billion monthly users.
The company reached the milestone today, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg
revealing the news in a post on his Facebook page.
“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2
billion people!” he wrote.
“We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s
bring the world closer together.
“It’s an honor to be on this journey with you.”
The company was founded in February 2004, and reached one billion
users in October 2012.
More than 800 million people now ‘Like’ something on the site
To mark the occasion, Facebook has started rolling out new
features that users will gain access to over the coming days.
One of these is the Good Adds Up personalised video, which
features “inspiring stories of people using Facebook to bring
Another is Celebrating The Good People Do. “After someone reacts
to a friend’s post with Love, wishes someone happy birthday or
creates a group, they will see a message in News Feed thanking them,”
says the site.
Facebook has made it its mission to get people to join more groups
and communities on the site.
According to Mr Zuckerberg, 100 million users are currently part
of “meaningful communities”, but he wants that figure to rise to
Key to this change will be group administrators, who the Facebook
CEO compared to pastors.
“As I’ve travelled around and learned about different places,
one theme is clear: every great community has great leaders. Think
about it. A church doesn’t just come together. It has a pastor who
cares for the well-being of their congregation, makes sure they have
food and shelter.”
Media Law is ready for the Cabinet to approve following a review process
Mogadishu 27 June 2017 - HE Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow),
Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Republic
of Somalia thanked all key stakeholders in the Media sector of the
country for their input, feedback and comments to the review of the
Minister of Information consulted media stakeholders when he took office
and agreed to review the Media Law following concerns raised by media
practitioners in the country. As a result the Minister of Information
began wide consultation process to the review of the Media Law.
During the Consultation conference in Mogadishu between 6 to 8 May 2017
Ministers of Information from regional Federal Member States and the
Minister of Information of the Federal Government of Somalia had
discussed the need to review some clauses of the Media Law, such as
articles 5, 14, 33, 34, and 35. Key issues raised included the fines
which was reduced now, the conditions of a journalists that we now
removed conditions of a journalism degree and the issue of criminality,
which we completely removed it now.
Minister Eng. Yarisow said "As I promised to Somali journalists when I
took office, we have now reached stage where we have done consultations
to the review of the Media Law and now ready to forward to the cabinet
for their consideration to debate, discuss and approve it so that it
will be forward to the parliament for their consideration as well."
Eng. Yarisow concluded his remarks "I wholeheartedly thank all those
involved in the review process including Somali journalists, regional
federal member states, Somali Media Support Group (SMSG), UNSOM,
IMS/FOJO, Free Press Unlimited, UNESCO, Human Rights Watch, local human
rights organizations, civil society groups and all those who dedicated
their time to the process. We now have a fully reviewed Media Law, that
is international standard and has gone under a rigorous consultation
which we are now very confident that the revised Media Law is acceptable
to all segments of the society as it reflects the wishes of Somali
journalists. The Media Law will hugely help the media industry in the
country to be regulated and it will protect the freedom of expression as
enshrined in chapter 18 of our provisional constitution."
Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism
Wannaagsan #Ummadda Soomaaliyeed Iyo Muslimiinta Adduunka, waxaan idiin
rajaynaynaa #cibaado suuban iyo #kheyr. #Amiin nala dhaha!
عيد الفطر السعيد إلى الصوماليين والمسلمين في جميع أنحاء العالم أينما كانوا يعيشون.#
#Eid AL-Fitri #EidFitri #EidMubarak
#Happy #Eid to #Somalis and #Muslims around the #world wherever they live, and we #wish you #good #worship and #deeds
Statement on the passing of MIF Board member Sir Ketumile Masire
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of a brother
and Board member, Sir Ketumile Quett Joni Masire and wishes to express
its deepest condolences to the Masire family, the people of Botswana and
Africa as a whole.
Serving as Botswana?s second President, Sir Ketumile Masire is credited
with building the country?s modern economy. Under his leadership,
Botswana became synonymous with good governance and transparency. It has
demonstrated that natural resources can be a blessing, not a curse.
Mo Ibrahim: ?Africa today lost a great statesman and role model. We at
the Foundation will greatly miss his wise counsel, guidance, and his
Copyright © 2017 Mo Ibrahim Foundation, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
3rd Floor North
35 Portman Square
London, W1H 6LR
Press Release on Friday June 23, 2017
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
email@example.com or ali firstname.lastname@example.org
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