Saturday, April 24, 2010


Somalia: 18 Somalis under hard circumstances in the outskirts of Maputo
Maputo : Mozambique | Apr 23, 2010

Allvoices – Mohammed Omar Hussein
18 Somali migrants who were intending to cross the boarder between South Africa and Mozambique were apprehended by the Mozambique boarder police.
Among these apprehended Somali migrants is Mahad Osman Moalim Abikar who has spoken to Allvoices on Saturday morning.
“Previously we have been over 50 people, and we have started our adventure from Somalia where there is day-to-day battles between armed rival Islamists and the Somali transitional federal government, in fact there is no reliable stability in our country so we have decided to go to any other country which will be better than our burning country, and then we have reached Nairobi Kenya and before long we have resumed our journey from Nairobi with the guidance of individuals who were expert in taking people to as far as South Africa, and after having crossed several countries in Africa such as Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi we have bee caught at the boarder between Mozambique and South Africa and with that big number of people 18 of us have fallen into the hands of the Mozambique boarder security guards while the rest have sneaked into South Africa which was their ultimate destination” said Mahada Osman Moalim Abikar speaking to Allvoices on Saturday morning.
Allvoices has asked Mahada and her fellow Somalis their situation in the hands of the government of Mozambique.
“We have been taken to boarder post jail where we are now as I am speaking to you, some of us have not eaten any solid thing for the last three days what we are given here as food is not what we are accustomed to, we are really facing hard situation in this jail, and we are appealing from the government of Somali to instantly intervene our situation which is day-by-day deteriorating” added Mahada Osman.
On the other hand allvoices has talked to Mahada’s father Osman Moalim Abikar and this is what he had to say.
“I am heartily appealing from the transitional federal government of Somali to rescue the lives of these 18 Somalis nationals who are suffering in Mozambique” said Osman Moalim Abikar.
Since the collapse of the last effective central government of Somalia in the year 1991, Somalis have been crossing over several continents in the world.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Somali Islamist group opposes Osama invite

DAILYNATION                                                                                                                                                    News Africa
Somali Islamist group opposes Osama invite
Posted Sunday, April 11 2010 at 18:46

Moderate Islamists in Somalia have rejected the invite to the leader of terror group al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden by radical Islamists to the wartorn country.
The Council of Ahlu Sunna wal-Jamea, a moderate Islamist group of Sufis that has been fighting the radical Islamists, namely al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam vowed to oppose the visit.
A week ago, Moalim Hashi Mohamed Farah, Hizbu Islam’s boss in Mogadishu said his movement would invite Osama bin Laden to Somalia. His justification was that all Muslims shared one land and all were committed to wage jihad (holy war) whether in Palestine, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Somalia and other hotspots.

Turbulent history

But, in a statement, the Ahlu Sunna’s council scoffed at the invitation of bin Laden to Somalia. “Inviting a man with turbulent history to our country is a sign of insanity,” said the statement.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Abdullahi Abdurahman Abu Yusuf Al-qadi, the spokesman of Ahlu Sunna group in Central Somalia, has said that the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Voice of America could establish media centres in the areas controlled by the group.
Ahlu Sunna was reacting to a ban imposed on the British and American services by al Shabaab, arguably the strongest anti-government movement in Somalia.
Sheikh Abu Yusuf Al-qadi condemned the ban and confiscation of properties belonging to the BBC by al Shabaab.
By the same token, the Transitional Federal Government has today condemned the banning of the broadcasting services.
Dahir Mohamud Ghelle, the Minister for Information labelled al Shabaab’s act as gross abuse against press freedom. He called the media as entities rendering service to the public. He told the local media to feel free to establish broadcasting units in the parts of Mogadishu controlled by the TFG.

“We welcome the BBC and VOA and other media houses abused by the radical Islamists to set up stations in the parts controlled by the government,” stated Minister Ghelle, the TFG’s Minister for Information in Mogadishu.

Through a statement from the information office on Friday, al Shabaab banned the BBC and VOA to broadcast in Somalia (parts controlled by the radical Islamists). The BBC was especially singled out as being propagandist and operating in manners against the establishment of Islamic state in Somalia.

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