Noticias

Minister of National Security resigns

25 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

Somalia’s Minister of National Security has unexpectedly announced his resignation last night on national television, addressing the public on the state-run media network, Somali National TV.

Abdikarim Hussein Guled, the security minister for the Somali Federal Government tendered his resignation to the Prime Minister before officially declaring it to thousands of viewers.

MPs say PM and President must share responsibility

25 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

Several MPs have reported to Shabelle that the Prime Minister and President have to take responsibility for yesterday’s attack on parliament building in Mogadishu.

MP Abdisamad Maclin Mohamud said that the PM and President are required to take responsibility immediately. He said that until the situation has been solved, parliament will refuse to work and will go on strike.

Also, MP Abdilatif Sanyare said that the recent call for the president to resign by over 100 MPs, has now increased.

Al Shabaab warns government officials

25 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, the spokesperson of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group reported to pro-Shabaab media outlets and said that they have weakened government agencies and have been successful in staging terror attacks at the supreme court, UNDP compound and parliament all in the last year.

The spokesperson said that the MPs and officials should disassociate with the government, as that is apparently the only option for them to survive.

Ali Dheere strained that the government institutions are places that officials will convene and that they will be targeted.

Somali parliament forms committee to finalise constitution, prepare for 2016 elections

22 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Sabahi

The Somali parliament on Wednesday (May 21st) formed a sub-committee tasked with finalising the country's provisional constitution before it is voted on in a nationwide referendum and preparing electoral laws for the 2016 elections.

Lawmaker Abdi Ali Hassan was elected as the chair of the committee and Elmi Mohamed Nur as his deputy, Africa Review reported.

Hassan said he was confident his committee would succeed in fulfilling its duties. "The current parliament will have to be replaced in 2016 by one-man, one-vote elected legislators," he said.

Lawmakers oppose no-confidence motion against Somali president

20 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Sabahi

A group of more than 100 members of the Somali parliament called for the withdrawal of a no-confidence motion against President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Monday (May 19th), Somalia's RBC Radio reported

The lawmakers held a press conference in Mogadishu to announce the end of their support for the motion.

"We have seen that such an impeachment motion would not serve the interests of the country during this hard time," said lawmaker Mohamed Omar Dalha. "I would call my fellow MPs who want the president to step down to bring their findings to the parliament not the media."

Interior Minister says he will modify national laws

19 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

The Minister of Interior & Federalism for the Somali Federal Government announced that the Ministry will undertake significant changes including the laws that the government has imposed.

Abdullahi Godax Barre, the Interior Minister strained that the reason for the laws to be changed are mainly because they are wrong, and will modify them before bringing it before Parliament to endorse the regulations.

Parliament to debate Interior Minister’s motion

18 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

Members of the Somali Parliament are expected to begin on the motion against the Minister of Interior & Federalism. A motion was recently brought forward by legislators and the Speaker of Parliament has decided that the MPs will be able to get their say today.

Lawmakers previously questioned the Minister of Interior & Federalism Abdullahi Godax Barre, and legislators claim that they disapproved of his answers and therefore set forth their motion against  him.

Information Minister highlights gov’t progress on 4th month in office

17 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

Speaking at a press conference in Mogadishu on Saturday morning, the Minister of Information for the Somali Federal Government highlighted the progress and advancement the government has made since January 2014.

Mustaf Sheikh Ali, the Information Minister, emphasized that the government has taken effective steps and actions to improve the security conditions in Mogadishu and other parts of the country.

New commissioner of Howlwadaag appointed

13 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

A handover ceremony was held last in Mogadishu in which the district commissioner of Howlwadaag was replaced. After a decree from the Governor of Benadir & Mayor of Mogadishu, Mohamed Abukar Jacfar was stranded of his title.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Howlwadaag district centre, Mr. Jacfar claimed that during his time as commissioner, he enforced tough security measures in the district.

Parliamentary Finance Committee to investigate gov’t corruption scandals

13 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

Abdi Barre Yusuf, a parliamentarian of the Somali Federal Government who is among legislators in the Finance Committee, reported to Shabelle on the recent corruption claims involving the Ministry of Finance.

The Member of Parliament confirmed that he has received incriminating evidence that the State Minister of Foreign Affairs ordered the compensation of $300,000 USD to a company that imported thousands of kilograms of sugar from abroad at Mogadishu seaport.

MP Dalha calls on gov’t to investigate corruption scandal

13 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

Mohamed Omar Dalha, a Member of Parliament reported to Shabelle that he is calling on the Somali Federal Government to investigate the latest of claims of corruption among the government involving the Ministry of Finance.

Mr. Dalha said that the responsibility of the parliamentary finance committee is to monitor and track mass money withdrawals and verify that the sums are being used for official reasons only, to avoid corruption among politicians and other officials.

Parliamentarians temporarily postpone motion against Interior Minister

12 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

Somali Members of Parliament (MPs) as usual, convened today for their daily session at the National Assembly in Mogadishu. Mahad Abdalla Awad, the second deputy parliament speaker announced that the motion against the Interior Minister will be delayed until further notice.

In yesterday’s sitting, over 65 MPs brought forward a motion to the second deputy speaker of parliament requesting that lawmakers hold a vote of confidence for the Minister of Interior & Federalism, Abdullahi Godax Barre.

MPs contemplate whether to motion against Interior Minister

12 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

Over 65 Members of Parliament yesterday submitted a motion against the Minister of Interior & Federalism Abdullahi Godax Barre, who in their opinion has breached several articles in the provisional constitution.

The legislators requested from the Speaker of parliament whether parliament can review whether Mr. Barre is suitable enough to continue as Interior Minister after lawmakers accuse him of appointing district and regional administration without the consent of local residents.

Peace & Democracy party chairman calls on elders to stay away from politics

12 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

The chairman of the Peace & Democratic political party Abdullahi Sheikh Hassan said that the traditional clan elders and intellectuals that are protesting the motion against President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to not being ousted in a vote of confidence, should steer well clear from politics as political affairs or disputes should be resolved by Members of Parliament.

Mr. Hassan added that the motion was prepared by the Somali legislators in parliament and that they alone get the final say on whether the President will face a vote of confidence or not.

Lawmakers bring forward a motion to oust Interior Minister

11 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

The Minister of Interior & Federalism Abdullahi Godax Barre was recently summoned by Somali lawmakers to the National Assembly building in Mogadishu to answer a few questions regarding the formation of district and regional administrations for areas liberated from Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

In today’s session, over 65 Members of Parliament (MPs) have brought forward a motion to have a vote of confidence against Abdullahi Godah Barre, the Minister of Interior & Federalism. The second Deputy Speaker was chairing the session with 128 legislators in attendance.

Marka district commissioner strands Shalanbod commissioner of his title

11 Mayo 2014
Somalia
Fuente: 
Shabelle News

The district commissioner of Marka in the Lower Shabelle region Mohamed Ali Yarisow, has reported to Shabelle that he has declared a new commissioner for the Shalanbood town after stranding the current one of his title.

Mr. Yarisow has said that Shalanbod town falls under the Marka district and for that reason, he has power to name a new commissioner.

Furthermore, the commissioner of Shalanbod Nur Osman said that the government gave him the title and that only they have the power to replace him.

 

Autor: Maalik Eng

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