Egypt says dam dispute with Ethiopia not yet a military one
(Reuters) - Egypt's armed forces are not yet involved in a dispute with Ethiopia over a giant dam on the Nile, a spokesman for the general staff said on Wednesday, playing down bellicose rhetoric between Cairo and Addis Ababa."This is not a military issue at this stage," Ahmed Mohamed Ali told Reuters after days of irate exchanges between Africa's second and third most populous nations over a new hydroelectric plant that Egypt fears will reduce its vital water supply.On Monday, Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said he did not want "war" but would keep "all options open", prompting Ethiopia to say it was ready to defend the Great Renaissance Dam.Egypt's previous military rulers had warned against such projects in the past and last week Egyptian politicians were caught on camera discussing air strikes or offering support to Ethiopian rebels.
Askari ka tirsan Ciidanka Nabad Ilaalinta u joogo dalka Soomaaliya ayaa feer kala daalay Taliyaha Ciidamadda Booliska Somaaliya General C/xakiin Saacid.Arintaan ayaa dhacday kadib markii uu Taliyaha damcay in uu Gudaha u galo Garoonka Diyaaradaha ee Aadan Cadde ee Magaalada Muqdisho balse askari Ilaala ahaa ayaa Taliyaha u diiday uu gudaha u galo Garoonka.Generaal Saacid ayaana la sheegay in uu cod dheer ah ku yiri Waxaan ahay Taliyaha Ciidanka Booliska Soomaaliyed, Balse Askarigii ayaa u sheegay in uu Dibada taagnaado amarkiisana uu ka shaqeyn Garoonka Diyaaradaha.
The Somali parliament should revise the draft law establishing a national human rights commission to ensure a robust, independent body with a broad mandate and enforcement powers, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Parliament should hold public hearings on the draft law and consult widely with civil society during the revision process.“The proposed human rights commission could play a valuable role in helping to tackle Somalia’s ongoing human rights crisis,” said Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “But a weak law will cripple the commission from the start and parliament should make sure that doesn’t happen.”Somalia’s provisional constitution provides for the establishment of a national human rights commission. The Justice Ministry presented a version of the draft law to Parliament on May 30, 2013. It is scheduled for a second reading before it will be presented to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, Women and Humanitarian Affairs, which has the power to recommend amendments.
Somali’s unite in London to protest violence against Somalis in South Africa
Trafalgar Square in London was a hub of activity on the 7th and 8th of June when large numbers of the Somali community gathered in protest outside the South African Embassy. What resulted was a vocal and passionate atmosphere where demonstrators expressed their anger, rage and upset at the horrific stoning to death of 27 year old Somali grocery shop owner Abdinasir Mahmoud in Port Elizabeth.Though this episode is the catalyst for Somali’s around the world to raise their voices, it is not an isolated incident. Aside from the killing of Mr Mahmoud, there has been widespread news of Somali owned businesses being looted, and riots taking place in a township in Johannesburg along with Port Elizabeth.Thousands took to the streets in Mogadishu to air their disgust at the situation, the mayor of the city in his speech to the demonstrators’ spoke of his disappointment at the South African authorities’ lack of protection for the Somali community.
(Ogadentoday Press)- Dagaallo labbo maalmood ka socday Kismaayo ayaa lagu eedeyay inay Xukumadda DF ay qayb ka qaadatay isla markaasna abaabushay Ciidamo la dagaalama Maamulka Jubbaland ee Madaxwayne Axmed Maxamed Islaam.Sida ay shaacisay Horseedmedia waxaa la sheegay in Magaaladda Kismaayo lagu arkay hubkii ay Dowladda Masar oogu deeqday Dowladda Soomaaliya midaas oo ka dhigaysa in Masar ay durba bilowday in Dowladda Soomaaliya ka caawiso dhanka Ciidanka.Dagaalka ka dhacay Kismaayo ayaa dhexmarey malayshiyaad uu hoggaaminaayo Nin ka tirsanaa ciidanka Dowladda isla markaana sheeganayey in uu yahay Madaxweyne is magacaabey kaas oo lagu magacaabo Iftiin Xasan Baasto iyo ciidamada maamulka Jubaland. Maamulka Jubaland ayaa sheegay in dagaalka ay ka qaybqaateen malayshiyaad ka tirsan ururka al-Shabaab kuwaas oo ka faa’ideysanaya khilaafka Dowladda iyo maamulka Jubaland, waxaana Jubaland sheegtay in Dowladdu u fududeysey in Shabaabku magaalada soo galaan.
(Ogadentoday Press)- Ka hor Bishii Feberaayo sanadkii 2012, qaar kamid ah dadka Soomaaliyeed waxay ahaayeen kuwo wareersan oo garan la halka loo socda markaas oo la qabanayey Shirkii London Confrence Somalia 2012, sababta u weyn ee carada iyo xayraan in ay noqdaan kaliftey ayaa ahayd, xaaladda kala guurka ah ee Soomaaliya ayaa ahayd mid mugdi ku jiro, muddada Dowladda sharciga ay u haysatey waxaa ka harsanaa wax ka yar lix bilood, Road Map-ka la siiyey in looga baxo kumeelgaar waxba kama qabsoomin, waxaa soo baxay warar sheegaya in Soomaaliya la gelin doono Maxmiyad ama dib loogu celinaayo kuwii horey u gumeysan jirey si ay Dowladnimo u gaarsiiyaan, arrimahaas iyo kuwo la mid ah waxay ahayeen kuwo miiska saaran, waxaana la hubaa in isbedel ku yimid arrimahaas wax yar ka hor shirkii London 2012, Bayaanka shirkaas ka soo baxay ayaa ahaa mid la qorey ka hor inta aysan ergooyinka Soomaaliyeed imaan shirka, waxaana uu ahaa mid xaaladda lagu dejinaayo.
Accord key to end Jubaland stalemate, says Somali leader
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud has denied relations between Kenya and Somalia had soured following the setting up of a new administration in Jubaland headed by Sheikh Ahmed Madobe.In an interview with Nation’s Rashid Abdi, in Nairobi, President Hassan said his “special retreat” with President Kenyatta had put ties on a sure footing.The Somali leader also hinted an accord was imminent to end the political deadlock over Jubaland. Excerpts from the interviewQ Mr President, there is a great deal of interest in the region over your current trip to Kenya. What was the purpose of the two-day retreatA We had so many things to discuss – principally, security and the well-being of our people.
Nairobi, Kenya: President of Somalia’s autonomous region Jubaland has said he is ready to engage Federal Government of Somali under Sheikh Hassan Mohamoud.Sheikh Ahmed Madobe said the self-declared State of Jubaland is not seeking secession from Mogadishu but creating a strong administration in Kisimayu.Speaking in Nairobi, Madobe said he was willing to meet Sheikh Mahmoud and the Mogadishu administration to work out a formula of co-operation where the federal government recognises the autonomous State.The former warlord also refuted claims that his administration is composed of members from his clan and thus cannot be acceptable to the people of South Somalia.
(Reuters) - Egypt does not want war with Ethiopia but will keep "all options open", President Mohamed Mursi said on Monday, turning up the heat in a dispute over a giant dam Addis Ababa is building across the Nile.In a televised speech to cheering Islamist supporters, Mursi voiced understanding for the development needs of poorer nations upstream in the Nile basin, but rammed home in emotive language that Egyptians will not accept any reduction in the flow of the river on which their civilization has been based for millennia.Bellicose rhetoric, including talk of military action by Egyptian politicians last week, had raised concerns of a "water war" between Africa's second and third most populous states.
Ogaden: 18 civilians arrested in Ogaden Town “ Garbo”.
(Ogadentoday Press)- Ethiopian troops along side with Local Militia Liyuu Police in Ogaden Region in Eastern Ethiopia have arrested civilians in Garbo town area. A source informed to Ogadentoday Press.The move came after Ethiopian troops and Ogaden Rebel group, ONLF, Ogaden National Libeation Front clashed in the area on last week.According to, Ogadentoday’s Human Right issue has received the names of detainee and was provided by the relatives.Arresting civilians in Ogaden is oppression and is to ‘silence dissent'. On the other way it can be interpreted as political move between the federal government and regional administration, the regional heads believe as long as they punish the civilians their relationship to federal government gets strong, Ahmed Abdi , an expert of Ogaden issue based in Oslo said to Ogadentoday Press Unit of human right.
Dhaawaca Wasiirka Gaashaandhiga Soomaaliya uu Xamar La Yimid!
(Ogadentoday Press)- Maamulka Jubbaland ayaa ku cel celiyay in Wasiirka Gaashaandhiga Soomaaliya uu u yimdi Kismaayo inuu dagaal ka huriyo isla markaasna uusan u iman wadda haddal iyo waan waan.Arrintan ay maamulku ku cel celiyeen ayaa hadda cadayn waxaa u ah Wasiirka Gaashandhiga Soomaaliya oo sheegay inuu Kismaayo ka soo qaaday Dhaawac kaas oo uu sheegay in waalidiinta dhaawacaas ka codsadeen isaga inuu xamar u qaado si loogu soo daweeyo.Shir-Saxaafadeed oo galabta qabtay ayuu sheegay in Hospital AMISOM ee Muqdisho lagu dawaynayo Dhaawacaas.Maamulka Kismaayo ayaa ku eedeyay in Malayshiyadda Beeleedka dagaalka ka sameeyay Kismaayo uu isagu hubeeyay isla markaasna ku amray inay dagaal ku qaadaan Maamulka Jubbaland ee Axmed Madoobe. Haddaba maxay dowladdu ku diidaysa in hal dhan oo ka mid ah ah Soomaaliya ay la safan tahay!