Puntland President Abdiwali Mohamed Ali Gaas.
Puntland is experiencing a crisis of leadership, not an electoral dispute with the Federal Government
Thursday February 11, 2016 – Moment Media IQRA – A member of the diplomatic (international) community recently shared a frustration with me asserting, “We are in disbelief of President Abdiweli Gaas; the guy is indecisive. What is more appalling is his weakness to lead. We are no longer sure whom to consult with on matters pertaining to Puntland. In fact, we have asked him if it was Faroole [Former President] or Ali Haji [opposition leader] because he [Abdiweli] doesn’t exercise this responsibility”.
Leadership can be defined in so many ways. But, for the purposes of this article, we shall settle on the concept that leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. In other words, leaders take charge of their sworn responsibilities, admit their failures/shortcomings, and never blame others for their failures.
Ultimately, it all starts with leadership. In this short article, I will underscore why Puntland is experiencing a crisis of leadership, not an internal crisis nor a dispute with Mogadishu over the electoral process. Continue reading
AYAX TAG (TAGAY) EELNA REEB
Ra’isul-wasaarihii hore ee Soomaaliya ee Fashilmay C/weli Sheekh Ahmed, oo hada ku sugan deegaanada Maamul Goboleedka Puntland, asiga iyo rag kale oo sharwadayaal ah, horeyna ugu soo fashilmay siyaasadda dalka, caqabadna ku ah, Midnimada iyo deganaanshiyaha Koofurta Soomaaliya. Gaar ahaan Magaalo madaxda dalka ee Muqdisho. Waxaa loogu yeeray shir lagu sheegay Daah-furka Eerabotka cusub ee Boosaaso, balse BAROORTA ORGIGA KA WEYN, Madaxweynaha Maamul Goboleedka Puntland C/weli Maxamed Cali (Gaas) oo garwadeen ka ah Ruwaayadda lagu soo jilayyo Puntland.
Waxaa ku lammaansan, Ruwwaayadan HIIGSIGA 2016 maya Hoogga 2016, qaybta SHARWADAYAASHA, Raisul-wasaarayaashii hore: C/weli Sheekh Axmed, Cali Maxamed Geedi iyo Barre/Macalin hore (Jaamacad) laakin u waashay, Mar uun Xil culus haleygu aaminno, dariiqeediinna aan hayn C/raxmaan Macalin Baadiyow Waxay jilayyaan Ruwaayad hal abuurkeeddii berri hore laga tagay ( Rubac Qarni) 1991. Waa siyaasiyiin wada fashilmay iga dheh!!!! Qaran danbanna lagu aamini Karin dhamaantood. Continue reading
Mohamed Ali ( Americo)
Africorruption – The United Nations Monitoring Group Report on Somalia and Eritrea, which was released this week, offers a scathing attack on former Somali ambassador to Kenya, Mohamed Ali Nur “Americo” for engaging in a widespread graft and misappropriation of state funds. Americo, who was stationed in Nairobi for a decade, has yet to respond to the allegations.
Many loved the popular ambassador for his accessibility, humbleness, and activism. In April of this year, three weeks after he was recalled to Mogadishu, he told Abdi Latif Dahir of Sahan Journal that he was honored to be liked by many people. “I was doing my job, and it is really nice when you are liked for what you did,” he humbly said. “God forbid the other way around,” he added. As if to punctuate his message and legacy, he said “I am leaving on a high note.”
Mohamed Ali Nur “Americo”
Misappropriation of funds at the Somali Embassy in Nairobi
The Monitoring Group has discovered serious irregularities concerning the management of public financial resources at the Somali Embassy in Nairobi and has conducted an investigation into funds collected by the embassy for passports and other travel documents for the period January 2014 to April 2015.
The former Somali Ambassador, Mohamed Ali Nur “Americo”, had been in office for more than 10 years and was the longest-serving diplomat in Kenya. He was recalled to Mogadishu in early April 2015. The newly nominated Jamal Hassan began his mandate on 4 August 2015 after the Government of Kenya accepted his credentials. Sources informed the Monitoring Group that approximately 10days prior to his recall Ambassador “Americo” brought a team of IT specialists into the Embassy, allegedly to perform updates on the embassy’s computers. In fact, information was removed from the computers and many documents were also destroyed. Continue reading
Oil firm chaired by former Tory leader accused of bribing Somali officials
A leaked report from the Somali government raises fresh questions about bribery allegations surrounding a British oil company chaired by former Conservative Party leader Michael Howard.
Soma Oil and Gas was criticized in a confidential Somalian government report for allegedly paying the oil ministry’s staff salaries in such a way that “may indicate a conflict of interest.”
The Serious Fraud Office raided Soma’s office in early August as part of an investigation into allegations of corruption following a leaked United Nations report which questioned the propriety of payments made to Somali officials.
This latest document, obtained by the Wall Street Journal, also features the Somali government criticizing Soma for proposing an oil deal that would leave the country with “a fraction” of the revenue it deserves.
Soma is chaired by Howard, who was leader of the Conservative Party from 2003 to 2005. He is now a member of the House of Lords. Continue reading
Shalay Badda, Maantana Webiga: DF oo Ethiopia iyo Kenya ku wareejisay Biyo Xireenkii BAARDHEERE + Caddeyn
Muqdisho (Africorruption Online) – Waxay ahayd sanadkii 1980, markii dowladdii hore aay ku soo saartay FAAFIN RASMI AH L. 4 & Law #7 r 2 ee 25 feb. 1980, (Halkan Riix) mashruucii Biyo Xireenka Baardheere (Bardheere Dam Project).
Mashruucaas oo la dhameeyay daraasaadkii lagu sameeyay, waxaa maalgeliyay Bankiga Adduunka (World Bank). Heshiiska mashruucan ayaa waxaa kala saxiixday wasiirkii Qorsheynta Axmed Xabiib Axmed iyo Bankiga Adduunka. Mashruucan oo loo qoondeeyay in ay ku baxdo adduun dhan (lix boqol oo milyuun oo dollar – $600,000,000) kaa soo bilowday dhismihiisa Bishii Maarso 1986, Halkan Ka Akhri. Waxaa loo sameeyay wasaarad gaar ah oo lagu magacaabi jiray Wasaaradda Dooxada Jubba, oo uu wasiir ka ahaa Mudana Axmed Xabiib Axmed, nasiib darro intii uu socday dhismihiisa ayaa waxaa bilowday dagaalkii sokeeya oo markaa keenay in uu baaba’o mashruucii biyo xireenka Baardheere. Continue reading
Michael Howard Soma Oil and Gas chairman Michael Howard,oo ah Guddoomiyaha Shirka Soma Oil and Gas
Africorruption – Wasiir ka tirsan dowladda Somalia ayaa warqad u qoray Michael Howard sanadkii lasoo dhaafay kana codsaday taageero dhaqaale oo ay ka rabaan shirkadda Shidaal laga leeyahay UK waxaana lacagaha ay shirkadda Soma Oil and Gas siisay madaxda dowladda Somalia haatan ay xudun u noqotay baaritaanka fadeexado shirkadaas ay dhex taallo.
Michael Howard,oo ah Guddoomiyaha Shirka Soma Oil and Gas ayaa soo bandhigay Nuqulka qoraal la sheegay inuu Wasiirkii Batroolka ee Somalia ku codsaday in la siiyo Taageero Dhaqaale sannadkii hore, taasi oo sababtay inuu Michael Howard bartanka ka galo Fadeexadda Taagan. Continue reading