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War in Somalia:IGAD supports Kenya,Ethiopia urged to support fight against Somalia militia

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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IGAD urges solidarity in Somalia militia fight
IGAD supports Kenya, urging coordination of efforts
Shirkii Madaxda IGAD Oo Go’aanno Laga Soo Saaray – Dhageyso

IGAD supports Kenya, urging coordination of efforts

 President Mwai Kibaki amongst other IGAD Heads of State and Government follow proceedings during the 19th Extra-ordinary summit on Somalia in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo:KBC
 

 By:PPS,    
The Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) on Friday welcomed the joint operation by Kenya Defense Forces and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in pursuit of Al Shabaab in South and Central Somalia.

The regional leaders observed that the joint operation provided a unique opportunity that must not be squandered for the region to consolidate gains made and restore stability and security in Somalia.

The IGAD leadership said it understands, appreciates and supports the joint operation, saying Kenya had every right to take the action it took.

In a communiqué released at the end of the 19th Extra Ordinary Inter-Government Authority on development (IGAD) Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the leaders called for regional solidarity and enhanced co-ordination between KDF, AMISON and TFG forces to defeat Al-Shabaab and restore stability in Somalia.

Stressing the need for IGAD and AU to galvanize International support for the on-going military operation, the leaders called up on Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) of Somalia to expedite the finalization and endorsement of national security and stability processes.

The summit chaired by Ethiopian Premier Meles Zenawi and attended by Presidents Mwai Kibaki, Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti and Sharif Sheikh Ahmed of Somalia noted that Kenya carried the heaviest refugee burden and called on the international community to develop modalities for burden sharing.

The leaders further urged Humanitarian Aid Agencies to relocate to the secure parts of Somalia in order to provide the much needed assistance to the drought stricken communities in a more effective manner to stem the influx into the neighboring countries.

IGAD also supported Kenya’s military action against Al-Shabaab saying the country had every right to defend her territorial integrity against the militants and other insurgents.

The leaders also called on the United Nations Security Council to revise its resolution 2020 extending for 12 months authorization for countries cooperating with the TFG to use necessary means to combat piracy and armed robbery.

The leaders further paid tribute to TFG forces, AMISOM and Troops Contributing countries (TCC) for their continued sacrifices in pursuit of peace security in Somalia and the horn of Africa.

The Heads of State and Government noted that the military operation had diminished the Al-Shabaab threats and subsequent consolidation of security in Mogadishu and its environs.

Addressing the Summit, President Kibaki urged the IGAD Heads of State and Government to develop practical strategies that will enhance the capabilities of the TFG security forces and AMISOM to re-establish law and order in Mogadishu and other areas that have been secured especially in South-Central Somalia.

President Kibaki encouraged the leadership of the Transitional Federal Government (TFD) of Somalia to seize the historic opportunity occasioned by the Joint Operation with Kenya and other partners to unite all political forces and the people of Somalia to move the political process forward.

The joint efforts, the Head of State said, will lay a strong basis to address the short, medium and long-term military and political road maps for the restoration of stability and security in Somalia.

Said the President,  ‘The region expects the TFG to pronounce its unequivocal support and commitment to these efforts of IGAD to re-establish peace and security in Somalia’.

In this regard, President Kibaki emphasized the importance of closer cooperation and coordination between AMISOM, TFG, and other regional forces that are keen to support the restoration of peace and stability in Somalia.

“This Summit should build on the Nairobi Tripartite Meeting of 16th November, 2011 between Kenya, Uganda and the TFG which I convened at the request of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda”, the President  observed .

President Kibaki reiterated that Kenya’s decision to pursue Al-Shabaab militants inside Somalia is aimed at stopping violations on the country’s national interests, secure its border and prevent further incursions.

He restated that Kenya’s military action to protect national security, sovereignty, and economy was precipitated by the systematic, provocative and intolerable cross border attacks by Al Shabaab.

The President commended Uganda and Burundi for the sacrifices the two countries continued to make in pursuit of peace and security in Somalia, an effort that has resulted in the consolidation of security in Mogadishu.

The Head of State reiterated his call to the international community, particularly the UN Security Council to provide the necessary support for consolidating peace and security in Somalia.

During the Summit, South Sudan was admitted as the newest full member of IGAD community.

In attendance were representatives of Uganda, Sudan, Southern Sudan and IGAD Executive Secretary  Eng. Mahboub Maalim. Others were Cabinet Ministers Moses Wetangula, Yusuf Haji and Chief of Defense Forces Julius Karangi among others.
 Fri, Nov 25, 2011
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IGAD urges solidarity in Somalia militia fight

President Kibaki (left) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (right) arrive for the 19th Extra-ordinary IGAD Heads of State and Government summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 25, 2011. PPS

By PPS

The Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) has welcomed the joint operation by Kenya Defence Forces and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in pursuit of Al Shabaab in Southern Somalia.

The regional leaders observed the operation provided a unique opportunity that must not be squandered for the region to consolidate gains made and restore stability and security in Somalia.

The IGAD leadership said it understands, appreciates and supports the joint operation, saying Kenya had every right to take the action it took.

In a communiqué released at the end of the 19th Extra Ordinary Inter-Government Authority on development (IGAD) Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the leaders called for regional solidarity and enhanced co-ordination between KDF, AMISOM and TFG forces to defeat Al-Shabaab and restore stability in Somalia.

Stressing the need for IGAD and AU to galvanize International support for the on-going military operation, the leaders called up on Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) of Somalia to expedite the finalization and endorsement of national security and stability processes.

The summit chaired by Ethiopian Premier Meles Zenawi and attended by Presidents Kibaki, Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti and Sharif Sheikh Ahmed of Somalia noted that Kenya carried the heaviest refugee burden and called on the international community to develop modalities for burden sharing.

The leaders further urged humanitarian aid agencies to relocate to the secure parts of Somalia in order to provide the much needed assistance to the drought stricken communities in a more effective manner to stem the influx into the neighbouring countries.

IGAD also supported Kenya’s military action against Al-Shabaab saying the country had every right to defend her territorial integrity against the militants and other insurgents.

The leaders also called on the United Nations Security Council to revise its resolution 2020 extending for 12 months authorization for countries cooperating with the TFG to use necessary means to combat piracy and armed robbery.

The leaders further paid tribute to TFG forces, AMISOM and Troops Contributing countries (TCC) for their continued sacrifices in pursuit of peace security in Somalia and the horn of Africa.

The Heads of State and Government noted that the military operation had diminished the Al-Shabaab threats and subsequent consolidation of security in Mogadishu and its environs.

Addressing the Summit, President Kibaki urged the IGAD Heads of State and Government to develop practical strategies that will enhance the capabilities of the TFG security forces and AMISOM to re-establish law and order in Mogadishu and other areas that have been secured especially in South-Central Somalia.

President Kibaki encouraged the leadership of the Transitional Federal Government (TFD) of Somalia to seize the historic opportunity occasioned by the Joint Operation with Kenya and other partners to unite all political forces and the people of Somalia to move the political process forward.

The joint efforts, the Head of State said, will lay a strong basis to address the short, medium and long-term military and political road maps for the restoration of stability and security in Somalia.

“The region expects the TFG to pronounce its unequivocal support and commitment to these efforts of IGAD to re-establish peace and security in Somalia,” he said.

President Kibaki emphasised the importance of closer cooperation and coordination between AMISOM, TFG, and other regional forces that are keen to support the restoration of peace and stability in Somalia.

“This Summit should build on the Nairobi Tripartite Meeting of 16th November, 2011 between Kenya, Uganda and the TFG which I convened at the request of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.”

President Kibaki restated Kenya’s decision to pursue Al-Shabaab militants inside Somalia is aimed at stopping violations on the country’s national interests, secure its border and prevent further incursions.

He said Kenya’s military action to protect national security, sovereignty, and economy was necessitated by the systematic, provocative and intolerable cross border attacks by Al Shabaab.

The President commended Uganda and Burundi for the sacrifices the two countries continued to make in pursuit of peace and security in Somalia, an effort that has resulted in the consolidation of security in Mogadishu.

The Head of State reiterated his call to the international community, particularly the UN Security Council to provide the necessary support for consolidating peace and security in Somalia.

During the Summit, South Sudan was admitted as the newest full member of IGAD community.

In attendance were representatives of Uganda, Sudan, Southern Sudan and IGAD Executive Secretary  Eng. Mahboub Maalim.

Others were Cabinet ministers Moses Wetangula, Yusuf Haji and Chief of Defence Forces Julius Karangi among others.

 Friday, November 25  2011

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Ethiopia urged to support fight against Shebab

 25 November 2011

East African leaders urged Ethiopia Friday to support Kenyan, African Union and Somali troops battling Islamist Shebab rebels in the war-torn Horn of Africa state.

Ethiopian troops are reported to have crossed last week into neighbouring Somalia, but Addis Ababa has denied having deployed soldiers.

A meeting by Ethiopian, Kenyan, Djiboutian and Somali leaders in Addis Ababa called on “the Ethiopian government to support the Kenyan-TFG and AMISOM operation.”

Kenya deployed forces in October to fight the Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents in southern Somalia, while the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is based in Mogadishu where it protects the weak Somali government from the rebels.

Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs spokesman Dina Mufti said his country’s support could be “military, political, diplomatic or otherwise.”

“It is all inclusive, it depends of what Ethiopia concretely offers, which will be worked out soon,” he told AFP.

The summit of the seven-member East African bloc, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, was attended by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, Djibouti’s Ismael Omar Guelleh and Somali leader Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.

The Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels who have waged bloody battles against the Somali government are also accused of stoking insecurity in neighbouring countries.

Kenya last week said it was willing to send troops for the AMISOM, but did not not clarify whether its troops currently in southern Somalia would switch to an AU mandate or whether it would send a separate contingent for the mission.

The Shebab are facing growing pressure as regional armies slowly encircle them, with Kenyan forces in the south, Ugandan and Burundian African Union forces in the capital Mogadishu and Ethiopian troops in the west.

Ethiopia in 2009 ended a three-year incursion into Somalia where it defeated an Islamist movement, but its presence triggered bloody resistance that gave rise to the Shebab militia.

Somalia has been ravaged by two decades of bloody conflict and lacks an effective central authority.

The Shebab, who control much of southern Somalia, withdrew from their bases in Mogadishu in August, but have resorted to guerrilla attacks.

Since Kenya’s incursion into southern Somalia, grenade attacks suspected to be the work of the extremist militia have increased in areas around the Kenya-Somali border.

Friday’s meeting also admitted South Sudan to the regional bloc.

 ANP/AFP

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Shirkii Madaxda IGAD Oo Go’aanno Laga Soo Saaray

Warka TFG da , By. Radio Muqdisho.(Codka Dawladda).

Waxaa gelinkii dambe ee maanta lagu soo gebo gebeeyey magaalada Addis Ababa ee xarunta dalka Ethiopia shirkii 19aad ee Madaxda urur goboleedka IGAD ayadoo gebo gebada Shirkana laga soo saaray go’aanno intooda badan quseeya Ammaanka Soomaaliya.

Furitaankii shirka ilaa dhamaadkiisii waxaa Madaxda IGAD ee shirka kasoo qeybgalay ay isla eegeen xaalada amni ee Soomaaliya iyo sida loosii xoojin karo howlgalka dalka looga saarayo Maleeshiyada Kooxda Khawaarijta ah ee Al-Shabaab waxaana gunaanudkii shirka laga soo saaray War murtiyeed ka kooban 25 qodob.

Ra’isulwasaare Kuxigeenka ahna Wasiirka Gaashaandhigga Soomaaliya Mudane Xuseen Carab Ciise oo markii uu shirka soo gebogeboobay Wareysi siiyey Radio Muqdisho Codka Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya ayaa tilmaamay in go’aannada shirka kasoo baxay ay badankood yihiin kuwo lagusii xoojinayo dagaalka ka dhanka ah Al-Shabaab ayadoo go’aannadaasina ay ka mid tahay in Dowladda Ethiopia ay Ciidammada Qalabka Sida ee Soomaaliya ku taageerto howlgallada ka socda gobollada xiga xuduudaheeda.

Riix Halkan Si Aad U Dhageysato Wareysiga Uu Wasiirka Gaashaandhigga Ku Aqrinayo Go’aamada Shirka

Wasiirka Gaashaandhigga Soomaaliya Mudane Xuseen Carab Ciise oo sidoo kale faah faahin ka bixiyey taageerada Ciidammada Ethiopia ay siinayaan Ciidammada Dowladda Soomaaliya ayaa tilmaamay in ay ku gacan siin doonaan sidii dagaalka Al-Shabaab lagula jiro loo xoojin lahaa ayadoo markaa kadib deegaannada laga xureeyo cadowga ay Dowladda Soomaaliya Maamullo ka hirgelin doonto.

Madaxda IGAD ayaa sidoo kale waxa ay baaq wadajir ah u direen beesha Caalamka oo ay ka dalbadeen inay ku taageeraan dalalka gobolka sidii ay Al-Qacida uga sifeyn lahaayeen guud ahaanba gobolka maadaama ay xasiloonida dalalkan caqabad ku tahay.

Wasiirka Difaaca Soomaaliya Mudane Xuseen Carab Ciise oo aynu wax ka weydiiney tasiilaadka ay u baahnaan karaan Ciidammadan ee lagama maarmaanka ah si aanay howlgalku hakad u gelin ayaa tilmaamay in Ciidammada Qalabka Sida ee Soomaaliya iyo kuwa deriska ah ee taageeraya ay hada tasiilaadkooda u dhan yihiin islamarkaana uu howlgalku si dar dar leh dhowaan ku bilaaban doono.

Ugu dambeyntii waxa uu Wasiirka Gaashaandhigga Soomaaliya rajo ka muujiyey in qodobada kasoo baxay shirkan ay noqdaan kuwo hirgala maadaama ay hada muuqaato in dalalka Gobolka iyo Caalamkuba wadajir ugu soo wadajeesteen sidii kooxdan loola dagaalami lahaa.

November 25, 2011 .

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Madaxweyne Sheekh Shariif Oo Si Diiran Loogu Soo Dhoweeyey Addis Ababa.

November 24, 2011

 

Wafdi uu hogaaminayo Madaxweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya ayaa gaaray magaalada Addis Ababa ee xarunta dalka Ethiopia halkaasi oo maalinnimada berri ah uu ka furmi doono shir ay Madaxda urur goboleedka IGAD ka yeelan doonaan Ammaanka Soomaaliya.

Madaxweyne Sheekh Shariif Sheekh Axmed wafdiga uu hogaaminayo ayaa si diiran loogu soo dhoweeyey garoonka diyaaradaha magaalada Addis Ababa waxaana soo dhoweeyey mas’uuliyiin ka tirsan Dowladda Ethiopia iyo sidoo kale Jaaliyadda Soomaaliyeed ee ku nool dalkaasi.

 

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