Resignation of President Farmajo Is the Right Option before Somalia Falls Apart
The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is on track to withdraw almost all U.S. forces from Somalia by January 15, 2021, providing a gratuitous public relations and operational windfall to al-Shabaab, Somalia’s potent al-Qaeda affiliate.
The high level of political antagonism, public agitation, insecurity, and fear for violence afflicting Somalia demand the immediate resignation of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as the right option before Somalia falls apart. The most important task for all Somalis and international Partners is to defuse with urgency the current turmoil that is getting worse by the day.
The children’s mother sustained wounds in the shelling while the father escaped unharmed, according to the local residents, who spoke to KON by phone after the fighting subsided early on Monday morning.
Gedo region has been the focal point of the conflict between Jubaland led by Ahmed Madobe a close ally of Kenya and President Farmajo whose clan Marehan makes the majority of the local population.
The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia [UNSOM] said in a statement that the talks between the envoy and the regional state leader covered the wider political situation in Somalia, particularly the elections.
Mohamud M Uluso — The accusations for corruption and abetting terrorism against the federal government gained momentum and credence for the discovery of substantive evidence.
Mary Harper — Al-Shabab, the militant Islamist group operating in Somalia and Kenya, likes to communicate with journalists by SMS. But receiving their text messages and talking to them on the phone can be an unnerving, and at times surreal, experience.
Mohamud M Uluso — The formation of federal Member States (FMS) without legal and political consensus sparks fresh political and social turmoil in all regions of Somalia. It is unequivocally clear that the federal system based on clan ownership of territory has become major obstacle to national reconciliation, peacebuilding, and statebuilding in Somalia. It polluted the notion of state, citizenship, and Islamic values and intensified clan rivalry and vanity within the Somali society everywhere.
Somalia expects to complete an assessment of its oil and gas potential this year as security gains in the battle against al-Qaeda militants enable foreign investors to return, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said.
Ambassador Mohamed Osman Omar — The story you read is partially fact and partially fiction about what would happen at the end of the tenure of the present Federal Administration and the term of office of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and if the promised election fails to take place in September 2016.
Samatalis Haille — Fourteen people were killed in Somalia since July 10th, this year, up to day, July 16th, 2014. This is very conservative estimate based on wide variety of public sources. Other reports did exist but I was not able to confirm them.
Mohamud M Uluso — In violation of the Provisional Constitution, the law on establishing local administrations (districts and regions before federal states), the recommendations of the “Vision 2016 Conference” held in Mogadishu in September 2-6 2013, the mandates of the Ministry of Interior and Federalism, the purpose of Boundaries and Federation Commission, and the impartial mediation between two rival groups, on June 23, 2014, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud presided a ceremony at Villa Somalia in which he declared the formation of Southwest Federal Member State composed of three regions (SW3)-Bay, Bakol, and Lower Shabelle and rejected the rival one of six regions (SW6) which included Jubbaland State regions- Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba, and Gedo.
For much of the past half century, Kenya has cultivated an image as a peaceful oasis in a region dogged by violence and unrest. “Kenya, hakuna matata” (“No worries in Kenya”) is the unofficial motto on T-shirts peddled to the thousands of tourists who flock the East African country’s sandy beaches and safari parks every year.
Mohamud M Uluso — On May 5th, more than 100 parliamentarians signed a letter calling President Hassan to resign immediately. Then, on May 27, 2014, the Intern-Governmental Authority on Development (Ethiopia and Kenya), the United Nations (UN), and the European Union (EU) issued a follow up Joint Statement that ousted (President) Hassan and promoted Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as their designated local partner.
Sayidomar Yasin Sheikh — The Somalia’s conundrum, solving it, determines who to win and who to fail in spreading the government suit to all over Somalia, the nub of the Somali’s problem, some got trapped in it to death, others skillfully unraveled it but could not maintain the result to the end!, still the perfect testing ground for any Somali policy driver – Mogadishu, the riddle which challenged the whole world.