The Federal Government of Somalia has named former Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmake as the new Somali Ambassador to the United States of America. The U.S government welcomed his appointment.The newly appointed Ambassador met with the State Department officials today in Washington and is scheduled to meet with the President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday. The Ambassador will be accompanied to the credentialing ceremony by his wife and children.This is the first time in 25 years that the Somali government has officially named an Ambassador to America and this coincides with the recent American government announcement that they will also appoint an Ambassador to Somalia soon.
The future American ambassador to Somalia will be based in the capital Mogadishu, and the appointment of both ambassadors is a symbolic of the growing and strengthening ties between the two nations. It must be highlighted that the United States was the first western government to fully recognize the legitimacy of the current federal government of Somalia.
Although the Somali government has not officially and publicly issued an official statement about the appointment, hiiraan times was the first news organization to be notified by a confidential source.
The appointment of the first officially recognized Somali ambassador to the US comes a month before the President’s official visit to Washington to participate in the US-Africa Leaders Summit in August. Ambassador Sharmake is the son of Somalia’s second president and first prime minister of the Somali Republic.The new Ambassador served as Prime Minister of Somalia in the last transitional federal government and stepped down that time amid conflict between him and the then President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed.
Ambassador Omar Abdirashid A. Sharmarke, new Somali Ambassador to the United States
Friday, July 11, 2014
In ka badan 10 ruux ayaa ku dhimatay tiro kale oo intaa ka sii badanna waxaa ay ku dhaawacmeen dagaal labo maleeshiyo beelleed subaxnimadii hore ee saakay ku dhaxmaray deegaannka Deefoow 35-km dhinac W/galbeed kaga beegan magaalada Beledweyne.
Ilaa 16 ruux oo ka mid ah dadkii ku dhaawacmay dagaallka ayaa la soo gaarsiiyay isbitaalka guud ee magaalada Beledweyne, kuwaasoo oo qaarkood sida ay sheegeen dhaqaatiirta qaba dhaawacyo culus.
Dagaalka ayaa salka ku haya iska horimaadyo horay u dhaxmaray labada beellood, walina waxaa ay wararku sheegayaan in ay is horfadhiyaan maleeshiyadii labada beellood.
Dhawaan ayeey aheyd markii garab ka mid ah dhinacyada iska soo horjeeda ay dab qabad siiyeen tuulo lagu magacaabo Jeereey, siddoo kalan dilleen saddex ruux oo rayid, waana tan keentay ayaa la leeyahay inuu qarxo dagaallka saakay dhacay.
Illaa hadda ma jirto waan-waan iyo dadaalo la doonayo in lagu dhax-gallo labada beelleed oo colaada u dhaxeysa marar badan leysku dayay in la soo afjaro, laakiin lagu guul-dareysatay, madaama marar badan ay soo noq-noqdeen dagaallada u dhaxeeya iyo dilal salka ku yaha qabiilka oo ay geysanayaan labada dhinac.
Khilaafka labada beellood ayaa asal ahaa salka ku haya laahaansha deegaannada lagu dagaallamayo dhinac walba uu gaar u sheeganayo.
Ma jiro wax war ah oo ay ka soo saareen mas’uuliyiinta maamulka heer gobol iyo degmo dagaallka saakay ka dhacay deegaannka Deefoow ee sababay khasaaraha isugu jira dhimashada iyo dhaawaca.
The African Union has appointed Nigerien Dr. Maman Sidikou as its new Special Representative for Somalia.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the body said Sidikou will also head the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
According to the AU, Dr Sidikou is credited with a wealth of experience in the political, diplomatic, communication and humanitarian fields.
Dr Sidikou who holds a Ph.D and a Degree in Journalism has been Niger’s Ambassador to the US since October 2011 and also served as Director of his country’s national television.
He was also presidential adviser aside from stints with a number of international organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), including USAID, the World Bank, UNICEF and Save the Children.
The AU said his appointment comes at a time when continued progress has been witnessed in the consolidation of peace and the promotion of reconciliation in Somalia.
Somalia is plagued by an upsurge in attacks by al-Shabaab militants, the latest targeting the heavily fortified presidential palace on Tuesday.
Sanbololshe ayaa horay u soo noqday wasiirka ammaanka Somalia, isagoo xilligii ugu dambeysay ahaa danjiraha Soomaaliya ee dalka Britain, xilkaasoo uu horay ugu magacaabay madaxweynihii dowladdii KMG ahayd ee Soomaaliya, Shariif Xasan Sheekh Aadan.
Agaasimaha cusub ee loo magacaabay ha’yadda Nabadsugidda ayaa horay ula soo shaqeeyay hay’adaha Qaramada Midoobay, iyadoo ra’iisul wasaaruhu uu sheegay in uu rajeynayo inuu isbedel dhinaca ammaanka ah ka la yimaado.
Ra’iisul wasaaraha Soomaaliya, C/weli Sheekh Axmed ayaa saakay aroortii hore ka qaaday xilalka taliyihii booliiska Soomaaliya, Jen. C/xakiin Saacid iyo agaasimihii hay’adda nabadsugidda, isagoo talliyaha booliiska u magacaabay Maxamed Sheekh Xasan Ismaaciil.
Dhanka kale, ra’iisul wasaaraha Somalia ayaa sidoo kale wasiirka amniga Qaranka u magacaabay Khaliif Axmed Ereg oo horay u ahaa taliyihii nabadsugidda gobolka Banaadir, iyadoo ra’iisul wasaaruhu uu ka dalbaday mas’uuliyiinta cusub inay howl-karnimo la yimadaan.
Xukuumadda Somalia ayaa sheegtay inay si dhow ula socon doonto howlaha ammaanka dalka, gaar ahaan Muqdisho oo ay dhawaanahan ka dhacayeen falal ammaan-darro oo ay mas’uuliyaddooda sheegatay Al-shabaab.
Somali lawmaker Mohamed Mohamud Heyd died while his colleague MP Abdullahi Ahmed Onka was seriously wounded after gunmen sprayed a hail of bullets in a car the two were riding with other MPs in the Hamarweyn district of Mogadishu.
Witnesses said that unknown assailants drove next to the car the MPs were riding and opened fire. Mr. Heyd died instantly in the car after several bullets were lodged in his chest while Mr. Onka sustained bullet wounds all over his body and was transported to a nearby hospital where he is in critical condition. Two other MPs in the care were unharmed.
Hamarweyn District Commissioner, Mohamed Abdiqadir Mohamed, told reporters that the MPs were shot as they were driving from Hotel Central on their way to Parliament for a meeting. The gunmen who shot the MPs were driving a Surf car and are reported to have immediately fled the scene.
“It was a drive-by shooting” said one eye witness who explained that the attack happened shortly after the MPs boarded the car and entered the road in the busy Hamarweyn neighborhood of the city. Security forces reached the scene of the crime and are conducting investigations, but they have not made any announcement or arrested anyone.
No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the al-Shabaab militia have recently threatened to increase their attacks on government officials during the month of Ramadan. They have singled out MPs for instituting un-Islamic laws.
A parliament session scheduled for today was postponed due to the attack. The late Heyd becomes the 4th Somali lawmaker to be killed in the capital in the past six months and the first since the threatened up-surge of attacks during Ramadan.