Can Somalia’s new PM deliver on reform promises?
Injineer Maxamed Xuseen Rooble ayaa noqonaya Ra’isul Wasaarihii 20-aad ee Soomaaliya. Rooble waa injineer ku dhashay magaalada Hobyo, bishii Oktoobar 1963, ahna aabe dhalay shan carruur ah.
Maxamed Xuseen Rooble ayaa sida ku xusan Cv-giisa uu darajadda koowaad ee Jaamacadda uu ka heystaa Jaamacadda Ummadda Soomaaliyeed. Shahaadadda heerka Master-ka ayuu ka qaatay Jaamacadda KTH (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan) ee Magaalada Stockholm ee dalka Sweden, wuxuuna uga qalanjabiyay culuunta Environmental Engineering and Sustainabale Infrastructure.
Maxamed Rooble ayaa ku cusub siyaasadda, wuxuuna muddo dheer (14 sanno) lasoo shaqeynaayay Qaramada Midoobay, gaar ahaan Hey’adda Shaqaalaha Adduunka (International Labour Organization) ILO.
The visit of US Secretary of State Victoria Nuland came a day after the arrival of Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio in the capital this week, who met with Mohamud at Villa Somalia.
The decision to redeploy to Somalia might appear to be surprising, for two important reasons. First, US President Joe Biden promised during his campaign to avoid the “forever wars” against terror lasting since 2002.
The strikes have in the recent past largely targeted al-Shabab figureheads based in southern Somalia where the group still maintains a strong grip in some regions.
The Biden administration announced that 400 to 500 U.S. troops will be going to Somalia and that the U.S. plans to increase drone strike activities against Somali targets.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has welcomed Biden’s decision as an important step towards the stability and fight against terrorism in his Horn of Africa country which is dealing with the threat of the Al-Shabaab group.
US officials have suggested that the final decision on whether to send troops to Somalia “had taken time because of Biden’s caution over sending US troops into a conflict zone”, The Guardian reported.
His historic election comes as the millions of Somalis are suffering from a devastating drought, inflation, lack of security, and the Al-Shabaab menace which wreaked havoc in the Horn of Africa region.
Prior to Trump's withdrawal, the United States had about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al-Shabab insurgency.
In the past, human rights groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have faulted the outcome of Africom’s probes claiming that they are inadequate and result in zero accountability.
In a nutshell, a partnership with the U.S., as envisioned in this legislation, would provide Somaliland with the financial and military wherewithal it needs to make separation from Somalia a fait accompli. It would also lend Somaliland a mantle of legitimacy.
Last month, the World Bank has announced that all financial support will be suspended by mid-May unless Somalia receives a new government by that time. It seems the election could drag on for months.
Ahmed Gurey took part in attacks against Ethiopian forces in southern Somalia during the rule of the Islamic courts’ union in 2017 before the emergence of Al-Shabaab in 2008.