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PRESS RELEASE : ARS condemns the illegal signing of a so-called Nairobi ‘Memorandum of Understanding’

      The Alliance for Re-liberation of  Somalia (ARS) vehemently denounces and condemns the illegal signing of a so-called ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ on 7th April 2009 in Nairobi. It was signed with the foreign Minster of Kenya by a member of a pseudo entity, the so-called ‘Transitional Federal Government (TFG)’ on behalf of the Somali Republic for a no-objection submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in such a way that is likely to affect Somali territorial waters and integrity.  

      The ARS solemnly reiterates that the so-called TFG is neither recognized  by the Somali people  nor was its formation approved by the Somali people. It has, therefore, no mandate from the Somali people to act on their behalf whatsoever, much less in such crucial matters. 

      The process from which the present TFG emerged (last meetings in Djibouti) was totally foreign (western) driven agenda in order to create such puppet entity that can be externally managed by remote control. There is a major western country that is interested in the usurpation of Somali waters and its transfer into Kenyan ownership.  And not only officials of that country participated in that recent Kenya-Somali meeting in Nairobi, but they also paid lavish ‘signature bonus’ in corrupt practices.  

      The Somali actors in that Djibouti process were all of them individual office seekers who joined together and met there with no mandate from the Somali people and then self-styled themselves as representing Somalia. Furthermore, the national Resistance groups who liberated the country from Ethiopian invaders of western mercenaries and who now also control whole of central, south and southwest of the country (except the Mogadishu port and airport under the control of AMISOM) were not parties to above process (the Djibouti Meetings). Would it be possible to marginalize the FLN at the end of the Algerian war of liberation in 1962?

      The western powers define the TFG as legitimate government, but which is only recognized by them. It is a pipe dream. The simple question that always poses itself, is who can ought to confer such legitimacy to a government or an authority? Naturally by the people that such entity claims to represent. In this case, the Somali people. 

      The Somali people will never accept as binding any such agreements or contracts entered into by the TFG with any foreign parties. And any genuinely constituted future Somali government will repudiate any such agreements, etc. 

      It is regretted that the Government of Kenya should covet Somali marine resources and attempts to benefit from the present situation that Somalia finds itself. This Kenyan behavior under minds future relations between the two neighboring countries, as well as the overall stability of the Horn of African region. 

Asmara, Eritrea,

Isbahaysiga dib u xoreynta Somalia <>

April 16, 2009.

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