Archives for posts with tag: AlShabaab

Blog Report: NEW HOPE & EXPECTATIONS FOR SOMALIA, By Susan Sacirbey
Somalia’s 7.2 million people have struggled & survived 2 decades of civil conflict, drought, & famine. But today, 11 September, ushers in a new era of hope. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new president-elect of the Federal Republic of Somalia.
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Blog Report: SOMALIA: DOES NEW CONSTITUTION EQUAL FRESH START? By Ambassador Mo
“Today is a day of celebration. The adoption of the Provisional Constitution is an historic achievement as it completes one of the most important milestones towards ending the current transitional period & ushering in a new political future,” according to the Secretary-General’s Special Representative & head of UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), Augustine Mahiga. –MORE–
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Blog Report: IS SOMALIA FINALLY TO HAVE CONSTITUTION? By Ambassador Mo
Somalia remains highly still divided & strafed by both invasion & Al-Shabaab. Nonetheless, UN is expressing confidence that transitional period is about to transform into work of a Constituent Assembly just agreed upon. Signatories to Roadmap for the End of Transition in Somalia agreed elders will select delegates to the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) no later than 20 June. –More–
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Blog Report: COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS, By Ambassador Mo
Ethiopia has the most journalists, 150, living in exile of any country according to NY based Committee to Protect Journalists. There are at least 11 journalists imprisoned in Ethiopia under a highly Draconian terrorist law applied most effectively to silence or worse. Arrested include 2 Swedish journalists arrested in the Ogaden covering the rebellion there but then detained/convicted under the terrorism law. -MORE-
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