InnerCity Press: Qarammada Midooba oo si Aamusnaan ah u Aqbashay in
Qorshaheedii ay ka lahayd xeebta Soomaaliya ay diideen Shacabka Soomaaliyeed...
Heshiiskii Is-fahamka Badda ee UN-tu u Ololaynaysay oo UN-tu qirtay in la
- Tarjumadii: SomaliTalk.com | March 15, 2010
Shabakada Innercity Press ayaa waxay qortay warbixin faahfaahsan oo ay
cinwaan uga dhigtay "Ku saabsan Soomaaliya, UN-ta Gaabiska ah oo Qirtay
diidmada Is-fahamkii MOU ee ay la gashay Kenya" Waxaana qoraalku ku bilowday
UNITED NATIONS, March 15, 2010 -- Sharcigii badda
ee ay u ololaynaysay Qaraammada Midoobay ee ay gudbisatay Kenya iyo kuwo
Soomaali ah oo u shaqeeya UN-ta, ee ku saabsanaa xeebaha Soomaaliya, ayaa ugu
dambaayntii waxay Qarammada Midoobay garwaaqsatay in la diidey sidii ay u
diideen Baarlamaanka Soomaaliya.
March 12, 2010 ayaa
website-ka UN-tu waxaa uu si tartiib ah loogu daray lifaaq sheegaya in
"Heshiiskii Is-fahamka" ee ku saabsanaa gudbisashadii (xogta badda) ee uu u
ololalaynayey ergayga xaruntiisu tahay Nairobi ee Qarammada Midoobay, Axmed
Walad Cabdalla, oo ay maal geliyeen dalka qoda batroolka ee Norway, "waxaa
diidey Baarlamaanka Federaalka Kumeelgaarka ee Soomaaliya, sidaas daraadeed waa
in loo tixgeliyo mid aan dhaqan gal ahayn."
Inner City Press hore ayey
faahfaahsan uga qortay arrinta ku saabsan Heshiiska Is-fahamka ee muranka
dhaliyey, kaas oo inkasta oo laga diidey Soomaaliya laakiin uu difaacay Ergeyga
UN-ta Walad Cabdalla, ayey qortay warbixintu, oo intaas raacisay:
Laakiin, Qarammada Midoobay si aamusnaan ah ayey
u aqbashay in qorshaheedii ay ka lahayd xeebta Soomaaliya in ay diideen
Soomaalidu, ayey qortay Inner City Press, sida ku qoran warbixinta hoose oo
On Somalia, UN Belated Admits Rejections of its MOU With Kenya
By Matthew Russell Lee
UNITED NATIONS, March 15  -- A UN-promoted
joint Law of the Sea filing by Kenya and those Somalis the UN works with, about
Somalia's offshore rights, has finally been acknowledged by the UN as rejected
by the Somalia parliament.
On March 12, 2010, the
UN web site quietly added the notation that the "Memorandum of
Understanding" about the filing, pushed by Nairobi based UN envoy Ahmedou Ould
Abdallah and funded by oil drilling Norway, "has been rejected by the Parliament
of the Transitional Federal Government Somalia, and is to be hence treated as
Inner City Press has
extensively about this controversial MOU, which despite rejection in Somalia has
been defended by the UN, Ould Abdallah and Norway. Another analysis by some
Inner City Press sources is below.
But the UN's quiet admission that its plan for
the Somali coastline was rejected by Somalis comes as the UN's Sanctions Group
on Somalia is promoting its findings about widespread diversion of aid to Al
Shabab. As Inner City Press
Sanctions report has subject last week to a staged leak, first to the New York
Times and then to wire services. Some UN correspondents reported did not
appreciate the exposure of how the document was shown. But it is relevant,
and should have been reported in the initial stories.
Ould Abdallah at UNSC stakeout, rejection of his LOS deal not shown
Here now is an alternative telling of the UN -
Somali story, an update to Inner City Press' previous reporting on the MOU:
From the [beginning, many] Somalis were
furious about the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), saying “Somali
territorial waters would have been lost had this MOU succeed”. And any where
that the Somali TFG delegations travel they were confronted by angry
citizens asking them “why did they sign that MOU” and demanding answers from
While many Somali lawmakers (MPs) were
criticizing the government about the controversial MOU with Kenya, and hand
full of TFG ministers were shying away from defending it, Deputy Prime
Minister ( he is also Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources) Abdirahman
Adan Ibbi (AKA Prof. Ibbi) became the biggest lobbyist for the MOU - Weird
Prof. Ibbi fought very had so that the MOU
would go forward. In doing so he wrote a letter* to Ban Ki Moon on August
19, 2009 supporting the MOU – it was after the Somali parliament rejected
the same MOU (and voted down on August 1, 2009).
What is serious about that letter was: it was
signed by him, Prof. Ibbi, but is says it was written by TFG Prime Minister
Omer Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke who was out of town at the time. When that
letter became public Prof. Ibbi started to fade away into the background.
Prof. Ibbi had a backing of the TFG president
Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, who also defended the MOU .
When the Somali PM Sharmarke realized that
his deputy used his name, he (Sharmarke) wrote his own letter to Ban Ki Moon
on October 10, 2009, supporting the Parliament decision. The funny thing is,
Sharmarke’s office did not send that letter to The Secretary-General of UN
as they should. Much later, realizing again, Sharmarke handed the letter to
Somalia's Foreign Minister, Ali Jama Jangali so that he could hand deliver
to Ban Ki Moon or at least send through appropriate channel.
Nobody knows whether Jangali handed that
letter to The Secretary-General – at least it was not posted at the UN
website as they did the previous letters regarding the same MOU.
While all these were going on, a group of
Somali lawmakers, who were fed up with government, sent their own letter to
Ban-Ki Moon asking him not to accept the controversial maritime deal between
Kenyan and Somalia and remind him that Somali Parliament rejected it. Again
that letter also was not posted at UN website and as far as we aware of, The
Secretary-General of the United Nations did not respond the Somali MPs’
letter – at least he did send reply back.
We do not know what did it or which letter
reached at the Ban Ki Moon’s desk. But we do know that there was an update
at UN website on 12 March 2010 stating that: “The MOU has been rejected by
the Parliament of the Transitional Federal Government Somalia, and is to be
hence treated as non-actionable.
This has been a huge relief for Somalis in
general as they realize that the MOU between Somalia and Kenya is
non-actionable – which in legal term means NULL & VOID.
Somalis think this is very good statement
from UN headquarters, why? The MOU between Somalia and Kenya had a backing
of UN Somalia Office (based mainly in Nairobi Kenya). This has been a
concern for Somali people. And that is why many believe that UN Headquarters
did not acknowledge quickly when Somali Parliament rejected the same MOU.
This is also a news dawn for Somali political
system, some say, as members of parliament realize that they can overrule
any law (for Somalia) even if the president doesn’t approve it. There had
been even a talk to impeach the Somali parliament speaker, Sheikh Aden
Mohamed Nur (AKA Aaden Madoobe) as he did not act swiftly when the TFG
government started the maritime MOU between Somalia/Kenya.
We'll have more on this.
Faafin: SomaliTalk.com | March 15, 2010
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