Sunday, December 8, 2013

Somalia:Dam Jadid makes Special Forces operating like Al-Shabab style in Mogadishu- Suna

Mogadishu {} Dam Jadid Islamist group made specially trained forces who are over 500 soldiers and were named Ruhanta according to the reports.
Ruhanta are part of the Somali National Security Forces, they operate such Al-Shabab security personnel style namely Amniyat.
Dam Jadid’s soldiers have killed five officials in the past two months including Mohamed Warsame Faysal, a member of the Somali federal parliament who was assassinated yesterday.
The assassinated figures were all dissatisfied with Dam Jadid’s policy.
Ruhanta, the Special Forces take orders from acting state minister of the Somali presidency, Farah Sh. Abdukadir and Qatar state pay their rights as government sources told Wagacusub Media.
The religious group of Dam Jadid emerged in 2011 and they are like Al-Shabab militants who were heard in 2006 and performed mass killing in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Islamist Damu Jadiid who more danger than Al-Shabaab is ruling party
in Somalia.
By Dahir Alasow

Somalia: Ethiopian troops reach Bakool region town of El Barde - Garowe Online

HUDUR, Somalia Dec.7, 2013 (Garowe Online)-Ethiopian troops in battle tanks reached Bakool regional district of El Barde in the early hours of Saturday morning according to witnesses, Garowe Online reports.
Local reports say that Ethiopians entered the town with armored fighting vehicles and infantry divisions from different directions.
The move seems response to plea by Somali Federal Government officials in the region who recently stressed the need for heavily-equipped battalions to liberate Al Shabaab-held areas.
Unlike El Barde ,Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants still maintain presence in the other districts of Bakool region of southern Somalia.
Ethiopian forces moved into Beled Hawo town of Gedo region in October to resolve grudges that degenerated into deadly battles between Somali Government troops and Ahlu Sunah Wal Jamea militias.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemarium Deselegn has so far confirmed that his troops will join African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in an effort to dwindle Al Shabaab threats to the horn of Africa country and the region at large.
Ethiopian troops intervened southern Somalia in Dec-2006 and withdrew by Jan, 2009 but returned to Gedo, Hiran, Bay, Galgaduud and Bakool border regions in early 2012 in support of Somali government's stabilization operations.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Conference in Minneapolis Shed Light on Ogaden Human Rights Issues

ONLF Miniessota conference participantsONLF Miniessota conference participants
By: Mohamed Farah
Somalilandsun - Somali Ogaden community in Minneapolis USA, held a meeting to discuss about the situation of Human right in Ogaden, eastern part of Ethiopia, where conflict ravaged since 1995.
The meeting titled on "ignored genocide in Ogaden" has been participated by elders, Youth and women. The Participants are among also, International, Journalist, researchers and well-known US Politicians and congressmen.
The conference shed on a light the disastrous events took place in Ogaden since 2007, according to source, a victims of rape who are living in USA resettled by UNHCR, United nation high commissioner of Refugee have reported many cases happened in Ogaden accusing Ethiopian Troops stationed in Ogaden Region.
Visual presentation about Human Right situation in Ogaden which women and children are main victims are addressed.
The Ogaden people believe in that International community ignored the genocide taking place in their home, and calling for the donors of Ethiopia to take a serious action to prevent further human right abuses.
ONLF Conference delegatesONLF Conference delegates
Last month, a group of Ogaden Journalists based in London presented Video about rape, and forced displacement of locals by the government of Ethiopia.
On August 2011 an undercover investigation by the Bureau and the BBC's Newsnight provided new evidence of ongoing brutal human rights abuses by Ethiopian government forces.
Ogaden, is a no-go zone for foreigners, the media and aid agencies. Instead, it is kept under strict Ethiopian government control, making it difficult to assess what is going on.
Many doubts what Ethiopia government is hiding in Ogaden despite, the government of Ethiopia denies the widely accusations.
Ethiopia government labels its opposition as terrorist group, a move widely criticized by the right organizations and donors.
The region has witnessed political instability last two decades and many thousands fled their homes and seek asylum in the neighboring countries, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti.
After years of human rights abuses in Ogaden region without international independent investigation, Ogaden region seems to finally have a good news story. Sweden will be the first European country that is investigating what Swedish Prosecutors say a serious human rights abuses committed at Ogaden region.
Participants follow ONLF conference proceedings keenlyParticipants follow ONLF conference proceedings keenly
In 2007, Ethiopia crackdown against insurgent of ONLF, Ogaden National Liberation Front, a group fighting for self-determination of Ogaden region has left thousands of Ogaden civilians who are mainly women and children.
The past few days the region has seen an increase in heavy fighting.
Since 2005, Ethiopia government isolated Ogaden region from the World, Ethiopia imposed a ban all international aid and media organizations in Ogaden despite some are operating under the permit of intelligence surveillances.
Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fighting for the self-determination of Ogaden Region in Ethiopia since 1994.
Ogadentoday Press

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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.