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XOG: Wasiir Odowaa Oo Kusoo Fashilmay Qorshihii Uu Cadaado U Tagay Iyo Xildhibaanada Oo Diiday Inay Lacag Qaataan.

Wararka ka imaanaya magaalada Cadaado ee xarunta KMG ee maamulka Galmudug ayaa sheegaya in Xildhibaanada Baarlamaanka maamulkaasi ee dhawaan xilka ka qaaday Madaxweynaha Galmudug ay diideen in ay ka laabtaan go’aankoodii hore. Dhawaan waxaa magaalada Cadaado gaaray Wasiirka Arimaha gudaha xukuumada Soomaaliya C/raxmaan Odawaa iyo Xildhibaano ka tirsan Baarlamaanka, kuwaa oo isku dayayay in ay […]

XOG CUSUB: Shariif Xasan Oo Heshiishyo Kala Gaar Ah La Galay Laba Musharax Madaxweyne {WAA KUWEE..?}

Shariif Xasan Sheekh Aadan Madaxweynaha maamulka Koonfur Galbeed ee Soomaaliya ayaa lasoo warinayaa inuu heshiishyo qarsoodi ah oo kala gaar ah la galay laba Musharax oo u tartamaya xilka Madaxweynaha Jamhuuriyada Soomaaliya. Sida Shabakada Xogta Media ogaatay Shariifka ayaa Isbaheysi xoogan la leh Xildhibaano kor u dhaafaya 100 Xildhibaan kuwaasoo wacdaro xoogan ka dhigay Doorashadii […]

Kulamadii Xildhibaanada Baarlamaanka Galmudug oo is hortaag lagu sameeyay

Wararka naga soo gaaraya magaalada Cadaado ee xarunta KMG u ah dowlad gobolleedka Galmudug ayaa sheegaya in wali halkaa uu ka taagan yahay ismari-waaga siyaasadeed ee ka dhashay khilaafka soo kala dhaxgalay xidhibaannada maamulka iyo madaxtooyada. Wararkii ugu danbeeyay ee naga soo gaaraya Galmudug ayaa sheegaya in maleeshiyaad hubeysan is hortaag ku sameeyeen kulan ay […]

Dood xasaasi ah oo dhex martay Xildhibaano, musharaxiin iyo dadweyne + Video

Qaar ka mid ah xildhibaanada ugu cad cad Golaha Baarlamaanka Federaalka Soomaaliya, mid ka mid ah musharaxiinta xilka Madaxweynaha, xubno ka tirsan Dowladda Federaalka wakhtigeeda dhammaaday iyo aqoonyahano ka tirsan ururrada bulshada ayaa dhex martay dood culus oo bannaanka u soo saartay arrimo ka qarsoonaa shacabka. Axmed Macallim Fiqi oo ah musharax Madaxweyne, Xildhibaan C/llaahi […]

Members of the Somali community want Ottawa police to acknowledge racism

Members of the Somali community will be meeting with the Ottawa Police Services Board Monday afternoon to discuss how they can begin to build a more trusting relationship. The death of Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi in July 2016 sparked outrage in the east African community and lead to numerous protests in the capital and across the […]

Maxaa looga hadlay kulankii ugu horeeyey ee Jawaari iyo Cabdi Xaashi?

Muqdisho (Caasimada Online) – Waxaa kulankii ugu horeeyay yeeshay Guddoomiyaha Aqalka Sare Xildhibaan Cabdi C/lalahi Xaashi iyo Guddoomiyaha Golaha Shacabka Maxamed Sheekh Cismaan Jawaari. Xaashi iyo Jawaari ayaa si hordhaca uga wadahadlay arrimaha Doorashooyinka, Guddiyada laga soo kala xulaayo labada Aqal ee qaabilsanaan doona Doorashada iyo Hanaanka lagu hirgalinaayo nidaamka Doorashada heerka Madaxweyne. Labada Guddoomiye ayaa […]

Dhageyso:Wararkii ugu danbeeyay gabadhii lagu kufsaday Goldogob iyo warar sheegaya in ay…

Ayadoo dhawaan ay kadhacday Goldogob fal kufsi ah kasoo siweyn u gil gilay quluubta shucuubta soomaaliyeed waxaana arinkaasi siweyn looga hadal hayaa guud ahaan baraha bulshada ee lagu wada xariiro.
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Xariirka FA-ga Ingiriiska oo Dacwad kusoo oogay Tababare Wenger

Tababaraha Kooxda ARSENAL Arsene Wenger ayaa muteysan kara ganaax xoogan kadib markii ay xariirka FA-ka ay goordhow dacwad kusoo oogeen. Macalinka reer France ayaa loo taagay kaarka cas kulankii ay kooxda Arsenal qal qiilka kaga badisay naadiga Burnley ee horyaalka Ingiriiska. Laakiin macalin Wenger ayaa kulanka kadib raali gelin ka bixiyay murankii uu la galay […]

Chelsea, Arsenal, United, City, L’pool & Spurs Kooxdee Sanadka Danbe ka hari doonta Champions League-

Bisha January ayaa haatan sii dhamaaneysa taas ayaana ka dhigan in la ciyaaray wax ka badan kala bar horyaalka Ingiriiska kulamadiiisii Naadiga Chelsea ayaa hogaanka sideed dhibcood ku haysa halka kooxaha Liverpool, Arsenal, Man City, Tottenham iyo Man United ay ku dagaalamayaan horyaalka iyo booska Champions League-ka loogu soo baxo. Kaliya lix dhibcood ayaa ukala […]

Musharaxnimada Faroole iyo Cumar Cabdirashiid oo laga hor yimid +Cod

Senator Maxamed Xuseen Raage ayaa sheegay in xubnaha Aqalka Sare ee Soomaaliya ay yihiin Odoyaashii Soomaaliya xalkeeda laga sugayay islamarkaana aysan habooneyn in xubnaha ka tirsan Aqalka sare ay isku soo sharaxaan xilka Madaxtinimo ee dalka. Sidaa daraadeed wuxuu uu soo jeediyay inay is casilaan Musharraxiinta ka mid ka ah Xubnaha Aqalka Sare Ee Dalka […]

Daawo Muuqaalka:Shikii ugu Horeeyay Ee Gudoonka labada aqal iyo Jawaari oo Kulan la Qaatay musharax jabriil…..

Kulankii ugu horeeyay ayaa maanta dhex maray labada guddoon ee Aqalada Baarlamaanka Soomaaliya ee dhowaan la doortay. Guddoomiyaha Baarlamaanka Maxamed Sheekh Cismaan (Jawaari) ayaa sheegay in labada guddoon la isku yiraahdo Guddoonka Golaha Shacabka, isagoo sheegay inay ka wadahadleen xoojinta wada shaqaynta labada Aqal. Riix Halkaan Ee Daawo Muuqaalka Labada Guddoon ee Baarlamaanka Soomaaliya ayaa […]

Dhageyso Barnaamijka Dhacdooyinka Maanta

Barnaamijka Dhacdooyinka Maanta waxa uu ka mid yahay Barnaamijyada Maalinlaha ah ee ka baxa Idaacadda, waxaana dhageystayaasha Radio Muqdisho ay dhageystaan habeen walba 09:30 fiidnimo, marka laga reebo Habeennimada Jimcaha oo ay Sabtida soo galeyso. B…

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Faroole oo Hubkiisa u soo Qaatay mugdisho + Goalaha aqalka sare sida uu ugu mid Noqon lahaa ayaa….

Cabdiraxmaan Shiikh Maxamed Faroole waa mudane ka tirsan aqalka sare ,21-kii bishan ayuu yimid Muqdisho, dadkoo dhami waxaa ay sugayeen xiliga uu Faroole imaan doono Muqdisho madaama uu yahay hogaamiye ay ku adagtahay qadiyada Puntland, ulama jeedo inuu neceb yahay Muqdisho laakiin waxaa laga dareemaa xisaabtan siyaasadeed oo hufan oo kala dhaxeeya siyaasiyiinta koonfurta. Waxey […]

JAALIYADA SOMALIYEED EE FINLAND OO TAAGEERO IYO HAMBALYO KUSOO DHAWEEYEY BILAD SHARAFTII UU QAATAY YAASIIN CABDI RAAGE.

Xafladan oo ahayd mid si heer sare ah loosoo agaasimay ayaa waxaa ka qaybgalay xubno aad u farabadan oo isugu jira arday, ganacsato, hogaamiyeyaasha dhaqanka, aqoonyahano, siyaasiyiin iyo dhamaan xubnaha jaaliyada somaliyeed ee Finland oo leh  rag iyo haweenba.’ Xafladan loogu hambalyeynayey Gudoomiye ku Xigeenka Ururka Midnimada Somaliyeed mudane Cabdiraxmaan Cabdi Raage oo loo yaqaano […]

Xaalada Degmada Afgooye oo weli cakiran & Al-Shabaab oo ku sugan..

Warar dheeraad ah ayaa ka soo baxay Dagaal Gelinkii Dambe ee Maanta ka qarxay Degmada Afgooye ee Gobolka Shabellaha Hoose. Goob joogayaal ku sugan Degmada Afgooye ayaa waxaa ay soo shegayan In Al-Shabaab caawa ay kusugan yihiin Qeybo ka mid ah Degmada. Waxaana dadka qaar ay xaqiijinayaan in Shabaab ay ku sugan yihiin Xaafada Baal-Guri […]

Waalidiinta Muwaadin Soomali ah oo lagu dilay Dalka Sacuudiga oo Sheegay in Dowlada Wadankaasi ay diiday in Meydka la Aaso

Cubeyd Siid Cali oo ka mid ah waalidiinta muwaadin Soomaaliyeed oo lagu dilay magaalada Jida ee wadanka Sacuudiga ayaa sheegay in loo diiday Meydka si loo aaso. Muwaadinkaan Soomaaliga ah ayaa waxaa la dilay xili uu ka baxay Guriga uu ka daganaa magaalada Jida asaga oo u socday Masaajid ku yaala meel aanan ka fogeyn …

DHAGEYSO: Musharaxnimada siyaasiin Caan ah oo laga hor yimid (Magacyada)

Senator Maxamed Xuseen Raage ayaa sheegay in xubnaha Aqalka Sare ee Soomaaliya ay yihiin Odoyaashii Soomaaliya xalkeeda laga sugayay islamarkaana aysan habooneyn in xubnaha ka

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Faroole iyo Hubkiisa (Ishii Doorashada Aqalka Sare ) Aqri

Cabdiraxmaan Shiikh Maxamed Faroole waa mudane ka tirsan aqalka sare ,21-kii bishan ayuu yimid Muqdisho, dadkoo dhami waxaa ay sugayeen xiliga uu Faroole imaan doono

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Wararkii Ugu Dambeyay Xaalada Degmada Afgooye oo weli cakiran & Al-Shabaab oo ku sugan..

Warar dheeraad ah ayaa ka soo baxay Dagaal Gelinkii Dambe ee Maanta ka qarxay Degmada Afgooye ee Gobolka Shabellaha Hoose. Goob joogayaal ku sugan Degmada

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XOG: Mareykanka oo Hoggaamiyaal ka tirsan Al-Shabaab ka saaraya Liiska Argagixisada {Aqri}

Donal Trump waxaa uu wadaa qorsho ah inuu ka fekero sidii uu Alshabaab ugu dhaadhicin lahaa inay dhigaan Hubka oo ay ka qeyb qaataan hannaanka

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XOG CUSUB: Damul-jadiid oo lasoo Shir tageysa Musharrax aan Xasan Sheekh ahayn (Magaca iyo Qabiilka)

Shabakada Wararka Xoghoose.com ayaa xog hoose waxa ay ku heshay qorshe cusub oo kooxda Damuljadiid kuala soo shirtagayaan musharrax aan ahayn Xasan Sheekh Maxamuud. Xubno

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DEG DEG: Dagaal culus oo ka qarxay Afgooye & Shabaab oo gudaha u galay

War deg deg ah oo hada naga soo gaaray Degmada Afgooye ayaa waxaa ay sheegayaan in dagaal culus uu hadda ka qarxay Xaafado ka mid

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DHAGEYSO: Puntland oo ka hadashay kiiska gabdhihii lagu kufsaday Goldogob, Una Jawaabtay Madaxweyne Xasan

Maamulka Puntland ayaa ka hadlay hadal qoraal ah oo dhawaan ka soo baxay  Xasan sheekh Maxamuud hadalkaas oo ahaa in taageero caafimaad Dal iyo Dibad

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XOG:Itoobiya oo si kulul usoo Cananatay Shariif Xasan, Kuna Amartay in…

Xog hoose oo ay heshay Xoghoose.com ayaa waxay sheegaysaa in Ra’iisul wasaaraha dalka Itoobiya uu qadka Taleefanka kula soo hadlay Madaxweynaha K/galbeed Shariif Xasan Sheekh

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AQRISO Xukunka la filayo inuu dhaco iyo Gabadhii la faraxumeeyay oo Codsi wadata…

AQRISO Xukunka la filayo inuu dhaco iyo Gabadhii la faraxumeeyay oo Codsi wadata… • Muxuu yahay XUKUNKA Lagu Fulin Doono Ragii Kufsiga geystay? Wali wax

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Beesha caalamka oo ku baaqday in la dedejiyo doorashadda Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya

Beesha Caalamka waxay sheegeen in xubnaha Barlamaanka cusub wajihi doonaan wajihi doonaan Ajendo culus oo muhiim ah Sharci-dejinta, loona baahan yahay inay ka fogaadaan Xadgudubyadda iyo dhaqan-xumida wax u dhimi kara Sumcadooda. Qoraalka Beesha Caalamka waxa kaloo lagu xusay muhiimadda Qabashadda Doorashadda Madaxweynaha iyo in loo baahan yahay inay Doorashadaasi noqoto mid Hufan, Nadiif ah, […]

Toronto: How Ontario is changing lives with construction job opportunities


Monday January 23, 2017
By John Cartwright

On December 7th, Premier Wynne was joined by four of her cabinet colleagues for an announcement about a unique agreement for “Community Benefits” for the Eglinton Crosstown transit project. The room was crowded with representatives from Metrolinx, the builder, community groups and unions. Most importantly, a number of young men who are hoping to enter a career in the trades sat behind her as she spoke of setting goals of ten per cent of the work hours to be performed by apprentices or journeypersons from diverse communities.

On the same day, a court in Toronto sentenced one of the shooters from the 2012 Danzig tragedy. He was 17 at the time he pulled the trigger, and the incident sparked a massive debate about youth violence and how to address it.

In a column shortly after the shooting, John Lorinc posed a question: if there are many young black males who don’t see a future for themselves and fall into destructive lifestyles, but at the same time we will need thousands of workers to build the massive transit projects in Toronto — why can’t someone put those things together and come up with a plan?

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Four years later, the announcement at a packed training workshop was exactly what Lorinc had called for. It represented four long years of organizing by the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN), a community-labour coalition that started in the Weston-Mt. Dennis neighbourhood after the Kodak plant closed. The original focus was to secure jobs for local residents at a planned TTC maintenance garage. But after Metrolinx took over the site as part of the Eglinton Crosstown line, a broader conversation started with their CEO Bruce McCuaig. There had already been strong commitment by building trades unions to diversity training. Could that become the part of Metrolinx approach?

The inspiration came from Los Angeles, where a referendum passed in 2008 to raise $40 billion for transit funding through a small increase in sales tax. A key piece of the argument by the proponents was that the investment would do double-duty. As well as bringing much needed rapid transit to poorer areas of the city, there would be careers opened up for African-American and Latino youth in the construction workforce. That brought a chorus of voices in support — community groups, faith leaders, politicians, unions and anti-poverty organizations. A project agreement was put in place that set goals for hiring from historically disadvantaged communities, and a monitoring system created to ensure the goals were met.

The concept of Community Benefit Agreements spread to other cities in the U.S., and has a growing level of support from civic leaders and charitable foundations. After the initial Framework Agreement was signed between Metrolix and TCBN, the government of Ontario introduced legislation to require large infrastructure projects to support both apprenticeships and community benefits. At the federal level, York South Weston MP Ahmed Hussen’s private member’s Bill 227 is making its way through the parliamentary system with the same objective.

There is one significant difference between the U.S. precedents and the agreement reached on the Eglinton project. All of the previous versions addressed blue-collar jobs in the trades. In Toronto, for the first time, there is an addition of white-collar careers in the professional, administrative and technical occupations associated with the project. To date over 40 people from diverse communities — either internationally trained or recent graduates — have been hired. In fact, three of them were in the back of the room, smiling with pride, as the premier made the announcement on December 7th.

There’s really only one unresolved question. It’s in the numerical value of community benefits. Are the project dollars doing double-duty, or, given that building transit reduces Toronto’s carbon footprint, is this really an innovative investment in shifting to a triple bottom line? Either way, hundreds of lives are being changed and local economies strengthened. Sometimes, it turns out, that when there is a will, there can be a way.

John Cartwright is the President of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council and co-chair of the Toronto Community Benefits Network.

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Tarsan oo arrin yaab leh soo jeediyey “Madaxweynaha iman doono ha laga iibsado qabiilkiisa”

Muqdisho (Caasimada Online) – Guddoomiyihii hore ee Gobolka Banaadir ahna Musharax u taagan qabashada xilka Madaxweynaha Somalia Maxamed Axmed Nuur ”Tarsan” ayaa qoraal uu kusoo daabacay Beejkiisa Faceboog ku sheegay in Madaxweynaha imaan doona laga iibsado Qabiilka uu kasoo jeedo. Tarsan waxa uu sheegay in waayadii danbe ay soo kordhayeen Madaxweynayaasha ku sifoobay qabyaalada ee u […]

DEG DEG: Dagaal qaraaran oo gowrdhow ka qarxay Degmada Qoryooley

Muqdisho (Caasimada Online)-Wararka inaga soo gaaraya Dagmada Qoryooley ee Gobolka Shabellaha Hoose ayaa sheegaya in halkaasi uu gowrdhow ka qarxay dagaal xoogan oo u dhaxeeya ciidamada Dowlada iyo Maleeshiyada Al-shabaab. Dagaalka ka socda Degmada Qoryooley ayaa yimid kadib markii Maleeshiyaad aad u hubeysan ay weerar dhowr jiho ah ku qaaden fariisimo ay lahaayen Ciidamada Dowlada. […]

DAAWO: Gabar 10 Jir Ah Oo Macalinkii Quraanka Bari Jiray Ku Kufsaday Garoowe Una Dhimatay.

Magaalada Garoowe ee caasimada maamulka Puntland waxaa laga soo sheegayaa fal kale oo Naxdin leh oo Kufsi ku saabsan isla markaana noqonaya kii labaad oo muddo bil gudaheed ah ka dhaca deegaanada Puntland. Hooyo Soomaaliyeed oo ku nool Garoowe oo Saxaafada maanta la hadashay ayaa xaqiijisay in gabar yar oo 10-sanno jir ah oo ay […]

DAAWO: Waxqabadka Musharax Maxamed Cali Nuur Ameeriko Iyo Safaro Uu Ku Tagay Guud Ahaanba Gobolada Dalka.

Xoghoose:Dowlada Dalka Mareeykanka oo Hogaamiyaal ka tirsan alshaab oo ka saray Liiska argagoxisada..

Donal Trump waxaa uu wadaa qorsho ah inuu ka fekero sidii uu Alshabaab ugu dhaadhicin lahaa inay dhigaan Hubka oo ay ka qeyb qaataan hannaanka siyaasada iyo Dowladanimada Soomaaliya. Diblumaasiyiin Maraykan ah ayaa sheegay qorshaha ugu weyn ee uu Trump ka rabo arrimaha wadanka Soomaaliya ayaa ah sidii Makaraynka uga fekeri lahaa dhaqaalaha kaga baxa […]

Members of the Somali community want Ottawa police to acknowledge racism


Monday January 23, 2017
By Idil Mussa

Acknowledging racism exists in the police service will help build trust says advocacy group

When one of his officers made racist comments online, Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau responded by saying police officers are human beings with biases. His response, and reluctance to use the word 'racist', drew criticism. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
When one of his officers made racist comments online, Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau responded by saying police officers are human beings with biases. His response, and reluctance to use the word ‘racist’, drew criticism. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)


Members of the Somali community will be meeting with the Ottawa Police Services Board Monday afternoon to discuss how they can begin to build a more trusting relationship.

The death of Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi in July 2016 sparked outrage in the east African community and lead to numerous protests in the capital and across the country.

“It was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Farhia Ahmed with the Justice for Abdirahman Abdi Coalition.

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Ahmed, and members of her organization, will make the presentation to OPS board members about the steps police can take to foster a better partnership. One concrete one, Ahmed says, is for police to acknowledge that racism exists in the service.

“This is a reality,” said Ahmed. “The barrier that exists to … moving forward is an issue of acknowledgment that these issues exist. If the OPS can acknowledge that there are challenges with racism, in particular, then we can start to address that,” said Ahmed.

“You cannot address a problem until you’ve identified it.”

Farhia Ahmed, a member of the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition, said police need to acknowledge that racism exists in their service if they hope to build trust with the Somali community. (CBC)
Farhia Ahmed, a member of the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition, said police need to acknowledge that racism exists in their service if they hope to build trust with the Somali community. (CBC)


Last September, police Chief Charles Bordeleau was criticized for not immediately calling online comments made by one of his officers about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook racist. Eventually, the police service labelled the comments as such, but only after receiving weeks of criticism.

“Although we are going there as representatives of Justice for Abdirahman Abdi and the Somali community, the concerns and issues we’re bringing forward are not just our own,” said Ahmed.

1st time group addressing police board

Ahmed said after Abdi’s death her organization met with chief Bordeleau on several occasions, but this is the first time the Justice for Abdirahman Abdi Coalition is addressing the OPS board directly — a request they initiated.

“What we’re hoping to do is basically bring the concerns of the community forward,” said Ahmed. “We’re embarking on the anniversary of Abdirahman’s death and certainly we don’t want his death to be in vain.”

CBC News reached out the Ottawa Police Service, but they declined to comment on the meeting.
Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi, 37, died after an violent altercation with police in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood in July 2016. (Supplied photo/Idil Mussa)
Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi, 37, died after an violent altercation with police in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighbourhood in July 2016. (Supplied photo/Idil Mussa)


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Analysis: Promoting peace by waging war: African interventionism


Monday January 23, 2017
By Obi Anyadike 

Gambia's opposition supporters celebrate election victory. CREDIT: Steve Cockburn/Amnesty International
Gambia’s opposition supporters celebrate election victory. CREDIT: Steve Cockburn/Amnesty International



Africa, the world’s poorest continent, faces many security challenges. But its leaders are not slow to intervene in crises when they can, as Yahya Jammeh in the Gambia is now discovering.

His refusal to accept electoral defeat on 1 December has culminated in a coalition of West African troops crossing the border from Senegal, and an ultimatum that the advance will continue to the capital, Banjul, unless he steps down.

There have been weeks of intense diplomatic activity, with delegations of leaders flying into Banjul with offers of amnesty and exile, in return for his peaceful departure from state house.

His refusal led to momentous events on Thursday. First, there was the swearing in of election winner Adama Barrow in the Gambian embassy in Senegal; next a UN Security Council resolution endorsing military action; and finally the crossing of the border, just hours later, by Senegalese troops and Nigerian aircraft.

There has been both principle and expediency in the political and military action by West African states, although intervention on this occasion is made easier by the fact that the Gambian armed forces number just 1,000 men.

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But, when Jammeh finally goes, it should be remembered that he was the last remaining West African leader to have come to power in a coup, in a region that has now witnessed peaceful political transfer via the ballot box in two key countries, Nigeria and Ghana.

Since the 1990s, the 15-member Economic Community of West African States has launched complex and controversial military interventions in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Mali, and imposed sanctions following coups in Guinea, Niger, and Guinea-Bissau.

ECOWAS, as with other regional organisations, is part of the security architecture of the African Union, the continent’s overarching political body, which seeks African solutions for African problems.

The AU has an ambitious – and underfunded – crisis management system that includes conflict prevention, mediation, and, when all else fails, intervention. But that final option requires agreement by member states, preferably endorsement by the UN, and funding from donors – conditions that are not always fulfilled.

Military intervention is not an end in itself and should be part of a political settlement, which is where the hard work can often fall apart.

Nevertheless, Africa has proved remarkably pro-active. The following are examples of some of the continent’s key peacekeeping operations:

Liberia

1990–1997: To end a brutal and regionally destabalising civil war, West African countries took the then-unprecedented step of sending in a peacekeeping force, the Economic Community Cease-Fire Monitoring Group (ECOMOG).

It secured Monrovia and installed an interim government, but the rest of the country was controlled by warlord Charles Taylor’s NPFL. After at least 13 failed peace attempts, a ceasefire agreement was finally reached in 1996. It laid the groundwork for elections in 1997, which Taylor won, largely in the hope that electing him would end the bloodshed. Despite ECOMOG’s many problems, including a reputation for looting, it had considerable support among Liberians. Nigeria shouldered much of the financial and military burden.

Sierra Leone

1997-1999: Sierra Leone was a related conflict, but a less successful intervention by ECOMOG. The RUF rebellion, infamous for its hand-cutting, began in 1991 supported by Taylor. A coup in 1997 brought members of the RUF into power. It was a period of lawlessness and chaos. ECOMOG intervened, but the RUF launched “Operation No Living Thing” and in 1999 entered Freetown. ECOMOG eventually forced them out, but the final defeat of the RUF was down to British forces who arrived in 2000.

Lesotho

1998: Post-election unrest led to a mutiny by the Lesotho Defence Force, which was put down by an intervention by South African and Botswanan forces. But the action was controversial. While South Africa claimed the intervention was a Southern African Development Community (SADC) peacekeeping mission, the regional body has not yet agreed proposals related to coups in its governing treaty. South Africa justified the intervention on the grounds that it, and other neighbouring countries, had been invited in by the Lesotho prime minister.

Somalia

2007–present: The African Union Mission in Somalia, or AMISOM, is a peace enforcement mission. It is mandated to support the Somali government in its battle against al-Shabab militants and train the Somali security forces. AMISOM has successfully squeezed the territory under al-Shabab control, but the militants are far from defeated. AMISOM’s 22,000-soldiers, currently drawn from Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya, and Ethiopia, are under-manned and under-equipped. Dependent on international funding for salaries and UN logistical support, several countries have threatened to withdraw as a result of pay cuts imposed by the European Union.

The Comoros

2008: African Union troops from Tanzania and Sudan made an amphibious landing on the Comorian island of Anjouan to topple a renegade military leader. He had refused to hold elections under the auspices of the AU and instead declared himself president of Anjouan, in defiance of the federal government. Elections were subsequently held at the end of the year. The AU contingents were withdrawn, despite requests by the central government for them to stay as a stabilising presence.

Guinea-Bissau

2012-2017: The ECOWAS Mission in Guinea-Bissau, known as ECOMIB, was deployed in the aftermath of a military coup to help establish a civilian-led transitional government in this notoriously unstable country. Elections were held in 2014, and the 650-strong ECOMIB mission was initially meant to end in June 2016. The deployment, made up of troops from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Togo, and Niger, was extended to allow for the retraining of the Bissau-Guinean military.

Mali

2013: After repeated failed peace initiatives, ECOWAS deployed the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA) to support the government threatened by separatist rebels and Islamic militants in northern Mali. It was not a success. The UN was lukewarm about the intervention. AFIMSA never reached the required troop strength and was hamstrung by logistical problems. The real turning point in the conflict was the intervention of French and Chadian forces. AFISMA was subsequently folded into a much larger and better-resourced UN operation.

Lake Chad Basin

2015–present: The Multinational Joint Task Force was established by Lake Chad Basin countries to tackle Boko Haram. Comprising Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Benin, it has gradually gained ground despite logistical, technical, and financial challenges.

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Somaliland attorney general pursues journalists acquitted of publishing false news


Monday January 23, 2017

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Somaliland Attorney General Hasan Ahmed Hasan should immediately drop his appeal of a court’s acquittal of two journalists charged with publishing false news and operating an unlicensed newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

An appeals court in Hargeisa, the capital of the semi-autonomous republic, is expected to consider the case on January 23, Guleid Ahmed Jama, chairman of the local advocacy group Human Rights Center, said in a statement emailed to CPJ. The Hargeisa Regional Court on November 12, 2016, acquitted Abdirashid Nur Ways and Said Khadar Abdilahi, the chairman and editor of the shuttered Hubsad newspaper, respectively, of charges of publishing false news and running an unlicensed publication.

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“Abdirashid Nur Ways and Said Khadar Abdilahi should never have faced criminal charges in the first place,” said CPJ Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal. “Pursuing journalists after a court has exonerated them lays bare the government’s intention to intimidate the press.”

Guleid told CPJ that the charge of publishing false news stemmed from a Hubsad article alleging irregularities in the sale of state-owned land. The lower court also acquitted Abdirashid and Said of the charge of operating an unlicensed newspaper, but upheld the newspaper’s suspension until it could complete the licensing process. The attorney general is petitioning an appeals court to overturn both acquittals and to jail both journalists. Guleid previously told CPJ that the journalists could face “years” in prison if convicted, saying that Somaliland’s laws are unclear about potential penalties.

CPJ attempted to call the attorney general several times, but the calls did not go through, and he did not reply to text messages requesting comment. Somaliland Information Minister Osman Abdullahi Sahardid likewise did not respond to CPJ’s phone calls and text messages requesting comment.

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