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Brotherhood threatened to 'burn' Egypt if I became PM: ElBaradei
Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said in an interview with London-based Saudi daily Al-Hayat that the Muslim Brotherhood threatened to "set Egypt on fire" if he was to be appointed prime minister during Egypt's interim period of military rule following the 2011 revolution.ElBaradei said in an interview published Wednesday that Egypt's current president, Mohamed Morsi, himself threatened the then-ruling military council (SCAF) against appointing ElBaradei head of the government.The long-time opposition leader was speaking about the period in November 2011 following the resignation of then prime minister Essam Sharaf when SCAF was considering who to appoint to lead the government. The military council decided to hand the post to Mubarak-era prime minister Kamal El-Ganzouri.
Foreign minister Amr's Ethiopia visit lifted tensions: Egyptian diploma
Egypt’s ambassador in Addis Ababa, Mohamed Idris, stated on Wednesday that hostility between the two African countries was “eliminated” following the visit of Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr to Ethiopia earlier this week.Idris added that the visit has also succeeded in establishing a medium for constructive dialogue and means of cooperating for achieving the interest of both countries.“The other target that has been achieved from the visit is the agreement on jointly implementing the recommendations of the tripartite committee’s technical report,” said Mohamed, adding that the Ethiopian foreign minister is expected to visit Egypt soon.
Shirkii Mahdi Ayuub ee Magaalada Nairobi oo La Isku Khilaafay!
(Ogadentoday Press)- Magaalada Nairobi ee Caasimada Kenya ayaa mudo waxaa ku sugnaa Siyaasiga Rug Cadaaga ah ee Gobalka Ogaden, Mudane Mahdi Ayuub.Safarka Mahdi Ayuub oo si hoose loo qarinayay ayaa maalmihii u danbeeyay soo shaac baxay, waxaana la sheegay in ay doonayeen inay u socdaan kulamo ay la qaadan doonaan Dadka ka soo Jeeda Deegaanka Fiiq ee Siyaasigu uu ka soo jeedo.Mahdi Ayuub wuxuu u socday inuu si gooni ah kulamo oola qaato Dadka ka soo Jeeda Deegaanka sida weyn caanka uu ooga yahay ee Gobalka Fiiq, waxaana soo direy Maamulka Kililka oo safaro horey qaar ka mid ah oogu yimaadeen Magaalada Nairobi, Mahdi Ayuub wuxuu u sheegay dad uu la kulmay maalmo kahor in ay ka socdaan Maamulka Kililka doonayaan in Dadka ka soo qaxay Gobalka Fiiq ay kulmaan!
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "shocked" at the news of an attack on a UN compound in Somalia on Wednesday, his spokesman said. "The Secretary-General is aware of the attack against the United Nations in Somalia, and he is shocked by it," Martin Nesirky, the spokesman, said in an e-mail. "He is being updated regularly as we get more information from Mogadishu and UN Headquarters in New York."Ban is currently on a visit to China for talks with the country's leaders. Earlier Wednesday he held talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping.
President Hassan: Al Shabaab are a disgrace to Somalia and will not derail our emerging peace.
Speaking in Mogadishu today after the attack by Al Shabaab terrorists on the United Nations Common Compound, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal republic of Somalia, said:“Al Shabaab are a disgrace to Somalia. Their cowardly attack on innocent, unarmed civilian UN staff and their Somali guards today shows us all that they care nothing for Somalia or the Somali people.“It has been confirmed that eight people died in the attack, four of whom were Somali citizens. I offer my condolences, on behalf of the Somali people, to the families of all those killed and injured in the attack on the United Nations Common Compound.“I have spoken to both Ban Ki Moon, the UN Secretary General, and Nick Kay, the new UN SRSG to Somalia, to express my horror at the attack and extend my personal sympathies to all the UN family on this sad day. The UN Common Compound is home to humanitarian staff who come to help us and must never be subjected to such violence.
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia statement on Mogadishu UN attack UNSOM press statement
The UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemned the violent attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu. At about 11:30 this morning, a pickup truck rigged with explosives was detonated outside the gate of the UN compound, and attackers then entered on foot. Gunfire and further explosions followed, as staff took refuge in secure areas. “I am truly shocked and horrified by what took place in Mogadishu today. The United Nations Common Compound houses UN personnel working on humanitarian and development issues for the Somali people. This was an act of blatant terrorism and a desperate attempt to knock Somalia off its path of recovery and peace building.” “Thankfully, the vast majority of our staff are unhurt. I would like to express my gratitude to the Somali government and people for the support and concern they have shared with us. We also owe our thanks to the Somali forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) who stepped in quickly and effectively to protect dozens of UN personnel, Somali and international.”
Somali Islamist rebels attack U.N. compound in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militants carried out their first major assault for years on a U.N. compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, dealing a blow to fragile security gains that have allowed a slow return of foreign aid workers and diplomats. A car bomb exploded outside the gate of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) base and attackers then ran inside and opened fire on security guards, U.N. sources said. The al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility.
Alshabaab oo Weerarkii UNDP ku Dishay Maanta 15 qof.
(Ogadentoday Press)- Weerar dhaliyay Khasaare Xoogan ayaa goordhawayd ka dhacay Xarunta UNDP ee Magaaladda Muqdisho. Weerarkan ayaa la sheegay inay ka danbeeyeen Xoogaga Alshabaab eek a soo Horjeeda Dowladda Soomaaliya.Ugu horeyn qof naftii- hure ah oo wata Baabuur ayaa Albaabka Xafiiska UNDP ku sameeyay Qarax waxaana la sheegay in qaraxaas kadib dabley ku hubaysan dharka Ciidamada ay galeen Xafiiska UNDP oo ay ka shaqeeyaan Shaqaale Caalami ah iyo Kuwa Soomaali ah.
Ethiopia Agrees With Egypt, Sudan to Study Nile-Dam Impact
Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agreed to conduct further studies on what impact a hydropower dam on the main tributary of the Nile River will have on downstream countries, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said.Ethiopia also assured Egypt that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River is being built in a way that will address Egypt’s water-security concerns, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said at a joint press conference with Amr today in Addis Ababa, the capital.“We are embarking on a period of mutual cooperation,” Amr said. “We’re looking to the future and I think the future will be very good for both of us.”
Maxaa ka dhacay Magaaladda Kismaayo Maanta! Yaa Dhaawacay Yaasiin Raadeer?
(Ogadentoday Press)- Badhtamada Magaaladda Kismaayo ayaa maanta lagu rasaaseeyay Baabuur ay saarnaayeen Masuuliyiin ka mid ah ragii aas-aasay Maamulka Jubbaland, Baabuurkaas ayaa la sheegay in lagu dhaawacay Yaasiin Raadeer oo ka mid ahaa Gudoomiye ku xigeenkii Maamulka ku meel gaarka ahaa ee Kismaayo.Waxaa sidoo kalle rasaastan ay dhaawacday Cabdullaahi qaldaan oo ahaa Gudoomiyihii Degmada ee Magaaladda Kismaayo.Arrintan ayaa keentay cabsi aad u baddan waxaana isla markabaa Magaaladda buux dhaafiyay Ciidamadda Amaanka.Warar is khilaafsan ayaa ka soo baxay cida sida dhabta ah ooga danbaysa balse waxaa la xaqiijiyay in Baabuurka ay rasaas ku fureen Malayshiyo taabacsan Maamulka Dowladda Federalka ah kuwaas oo ka soo jeeda Gobalka Gedo.
Local warlords are vying for control of the Jubaland region that includes Kismayo, with Kenyan forces reported to be backing one of those faction leaders -- Ahmed Madobe of the Ras Kamboni militia.The Council was in a closed-door meeting on Thursday with an assistant UN secretary general briefing them on the deteriorating situation in Kismayo.The United Nations Security Council has called on Somalia's neighbours to play a "strong and positive role" to stabilise the area around Kismayo where Kenyan troops are based.
(Ogadentoday Press)- Suuqa Magaaladda Gaarisa ee loo yaqaan Suuq Mugdi ayaa dab xoogan uu ka socdaa, Sidaas waxaa u sheegay Yuusuf oo ka mid ah Dadka Deegaanka Magaaladda Gaarisa.Suuqa ayaa la sheegay inuu Dabku ku sii fidayo waxaana labba mar la maqlay Rasaas aan la aqoon cid sida dhabta ah ridaysa.
former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn:Egypt must drop its objection to an Ethiopian
Egypt must drop its objection to an Ethiopian dam on the main tributary of the Nile River or it may struggle to ensure adequate supplies from the world’s longest waterway, former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn said.A $4.3 billion, 6,000-megawatt hydropower plant, set to be Africa’s largest on completion in 2017, has raised concern in Egypt that it will cut supplies of water allocated by accords put in place more than five decades ago. President Mohamed Mursi told supporters in Cairo on June 10 his government will “defend each drop of Nile water with our blood” if the country’s water security is threatened.The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, funded solely by Ethiopia’s government, is a “game-changer” because Egypt has historically blocked international financing for large upstream Nile projects, Shinn said on June 12. The best way for Egypt to secure its water needs is by cooperating on the project that could be “transformational” in terms of industrializing East African economies, he said.
Ethiopia: Big powers will try to impose but we have our interests - Debretsion
One of two new deputy prime ministers, Debretsion is also the deputy chairman of the Tigray People's Liberation Front, the organisation formerly headed by Meles Zenawi. The Africa Report: Seven months after the death of late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, how would you describe the state of the nation?Debretsion Gebremichael: There has been no change in direction – and no reason to change direction. We have a common goal, a common vision. Meles was a great leader, not just as an individual but he was a great party leader and a leader of government. Things will continue as they were even in his absence.We have not slowed down on anything. We are accelerating infrastructure development
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Nile dam politics: Egyptian foreign minister in Ethiopia after uproar over dam construction
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The foreign ministers of Egypt and Ethiopia met in Addis Ababa on Monday in hopes of defusing tensions over a huge dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River.Egypt and Ethiopia began a sharp exchange of words after Ethiopia last month started to divert Nile waters as part of the construction of its massive $4.2 billion hydro-electric project dubbed the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.Egypt fears the dam will mean a diminished share of the Nile, which provides almost all of the desert nation’s water needs.Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr arrived in Addis Ababa on Sunday, where he is meeting counterpart Tedros Adhanom.Dina Mufti, a spokesman for the Ethiopia’s foreign ministry, said Ethiopia wants Egypt to understand that the dam is not going to harm Egypt.
Kulankii Wasiiradda Arrimaha Dibada ee Masar Iyo Itoobiya oo Khilaaf ku Dhamaaday!
(Ogadentoday Press)- Kulan dhexmaray Wasiirada arrimaha Dibada ee Masar Iyo Itoobiya ayaa la sheegay inuu ku dhamaaday is af-garanwaa, waxaana gabi ahaanba la baajiyay Shir saxaafadeed la doonayay in Wasiiradu qabtaan.Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibada ee Masar Mohamed Amr ayaa ku sugnaa Addis Ababa ilaa shalay wuxuuna kulano khaas ah la qaatay Wasiirka arrimaha Dibada ee Itoobiya Dr Tedros Adhanom.Afhayeen u hadlay Dowladda Itoobiya, Dina Maftu ayaa u sheegay warbaahinta in la joojiyay Shir saxafadeed la doonayay inay labada wasiir kula hadlaan Warbaahinta, wuxuuna hadalka raaciyay in ay doonayan inay Masar fahanto in biye-xidheenka uusan waxba u dhimaynin.Itoobiya ayaa shaacisay Bishii la soo dhaafay inay bilaabeen leexitaanka Biye Xireenka Wabiga Blue Nile oo ah wabiga nolosha shacabka Masar ay ku nool yihin, Masar ayaa aaminsan in 30% Biyahaasi is dhimanaayan midaas nolosha dalkeeda sahmayn xoogan ku leh.