Addis Ababa, 7 October 2015: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today, appointed Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira, of Mozambique, as her Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM),
in replacement of Ambassador Maman Sambo Sidikou of Niger. Since 2010, Ambassador Madeira has been serving as the AU Special Representative for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation and Director of the Algiers-based African Centre on the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), a post he held concurrently with that of Special Envoy for the issue of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), from November 2011 to July 2014.
Francisco Madeira served as Ambassador of Mozambique to several African countries, from 1984 to 1989, and diplomatic advisor at the presidency. He was a member of the Government delegation to the peace negotiations with RENAMO, which resulted in the signing of the August 1992 Rome General Peace Agreement for Mozambique.
He held ministerial portfolios, having been, from 1995 to 1999, Minister in the President’s Office for Parliamentary Affairs and, from 2000 to 2010, Minister in the President’s Office for Diplomatic Affairs. He has contributed to several peace processes on the continent. In particular, he was the Special Representative of the Mozambican Government to the Great Lakes Region; member of former Presidents Julius Nyerere and Nelson Mandela facilitation teams in the Arusha Peace Negotiations on Burundi (1997 – 2000); Special Envoy of the AU Chairperson (former President Joachim Chissano of Mozambique) to Sao Tome and Principe, following the July 2003 coup d’Etat; member of the Southern Sudan facilitation team in the negotiations with the LRA; and OAU/AU Special Envoy for the Comoros (1999 to 2010). He has been member of the National Parliament of Mozambique from January 2005 to January 2010.
The appointment of the new Head of AMISOM comes at a time when the AU is attempting to expedite the stabilisation of Somalia, so as to pave the way for the successful holding of general elections in 2016. Given his experience in counter-terrorism, Ambassador Madeira is expected to give a new impetus to the campaign to neutralize al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups, building on the tremendous achievements made by AMISOM over the past few years, in particular with the recovery of many of the major cities and other strategic locations of south-central Somalia. He will also assist in the implementation of Vision 2016 developed by the Somali stakeholders.
In pursuit of his mandate, Ambassador Madeira will maintain a constant interaction with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and other Somali stakeholders.
He will also work closely with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and its Member States, as well as with relevant bilateral and multilateral partners, including the United Nations (UN) and the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), the European Union (EU), the United States of America and the United Kingdom (UK).
The Chairperson of the Commission would like to express her sincere appreciation to Ambassador Sidikou for his leadership and commitment. Under his tenure, AMISOM, jointly with the Somali Security Forces, significantly expanded the territory under the control of the FGS, and played an important role in advancing the political process. She wishes him success in his future endeavours.
The Chairperson of the Commission also thanks Ambassador Madeira for his work as Special Representative for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation and Director of the ACSRT, having greatly contributed to the formulation and implementation of the AU counter-terrorism framework.
Amassador Francisco Madeira was born on 4 April 1954, in Beira, Mozambique. He is a holder of a Diploma in International Relations at the Center for Foreign Relations in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and a Law Degree at the University of Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique.
Somali Police Chief Meets British Ambassador To Somalia.
Somali Police Force Commander, Major General Abdi Hassan Hijar has held talks with the new UK Ambassador to Somalia Kate Foster.
The two sides discussed a number of issues, including strengthening British support for the force and ensuring security for the elections.
Gen. Hassan is the police commissioner and tasked with the provision of security in the horn of African nation.
”Commander of the Somali Police Force Gen. Abdi Hassan Hijaar met with the British Ambassador to Somalia Kate Forter,” SPF said in a tweet.
”The meeting focused on the security of the Federal Elections and the UK’s support for the Police Force,”
During the meeting, which took place at the UK Embassy in Mogadishu, the two officials exchanged briefings, with the Ambassador praising the hard work of the Somali Police Force.
The Chief of Police thanked the UK Government for its support to Somalia in general and the Police Force in particular.
The UK government is one of the main supporters of Somalia’s state-building process, including security forces and the police.
Southwest State Leader Arrives An Mogadishu For Polls Talks.
Southwest State president, Abdiaziz Hassan Laftagareen has today arrived in Mogadishu ahead of talks between the Federal government and its member states.
Laftagareen arrived in Mogadishu for the sixth round of electoral talks with the federal government and other regional state leaders.
The delegation led by the Southwest leader was welcomed at the airport by officials from the federal government.
A Fortnite ago, Jubaland President Ahmed Madobe and his closest ally, the president of Puntland, Sai Abdullahi Deni landed in Mogadishu.
The sixth round of electoral talks between leaders of FGS and FMS are set to take place at the Airforce Hangar within Aden Adde Airport in Mogadishu on Monday.
With Puntland and Jubbaland leaders insisting the September 17 Agreement re-opened to include the Council of Presidential Candidates (CPC) which comprises 15 presidential candidates, talks may once again fail to yield a concrete agreement.
The two leaders also demanded the talks be expanded to include demands by the opposition which include the exit of Famraajo from office and removal of senior security chiefs whom the opposition accused of working at the behest of Famraajo.
Somalia And Turkey Discuss Cooperation.
Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation of Somalia Mukhtar Hussein Afrah met with the Turkish ambassador to Somalia Mehmet Yilmaz.
The two sides discussed bilateral relations and strengthening cooperation between our two countries in the capital.
”Pleased to meet H.E. Mukhtar Hussein Afrah, Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation of Somalia,” the Turkish embassy said in a tweet.
”Discussed bilateral relations and strengthening cooperation between our two countries.”
Turkey’s Yilmaz, on his part, promised more support for Somalia as his country has provided in the Horn of Africa country since 2011.
Since 2011, Turkey has taken part in many projects in Somalia that include humanitarian, infrastructure and developmental aid.
Somali Police Chief Meets British Ambassador To Somalia.
Shirkii Baarlamaanka Maanta Oo Fowdo ku Soo Dhamaaday.
Madaxda Maamul Goboleedyada Oo Shir Gaar Ah Goor Dhow U Furmay Muqdisho.
Tallaalka Covid19 Oo Kabilaawaday Maamulka Puntland.
Dowladda Ingiriiska Oo Ka Digtay Doorasho Hal Dhinac Iyo Muddo Kororsi
AMISOM Oo Ka Guuray Degmada Afgooye Ee Gobalka Shabeelada Hoose(SAWIRRO)
Wasiirkii Amniga Jubaland oo lagu soo Dhaweeyay Degmada Beled-Xaawo.
Beesha Caalamka Oo Shaacisay In Aysan Taageeri Doonin Doorasho Hal Dhinac Ah.
Khasaaro Ka Dhashay Qarax Lala Eegtay Gaari Ay Saarnaayen Dad Shacab Ah
Qodobada ay Ku Heshiiyeen Cabdirashiid Janan & Dowladda Soomaaliya oo la Doo Bandhigay
Wafdi Wasiiro Ah Oo Ka Socda Dowladda Federaalka Oo Gaaray Doolow.
Taliyaha Ciidamada Nabad Sugidda Soomaaliyeed oo ku sii jeeda Gedo
Cabdirashiid Janan Oo Xaqiijiyay in uu la Heshiiyay Dowladda Soomaaliya.
Weerar Askar lagu Dilay oo ka Dhacay Magaalada Muqdisho
Midowga Yurub Oo Farriin u Diray Hoggaamiyeyaasha Siyaasada Soomaalida.
Maraykanka Oo Ku Baaqay in Shirka Doorashooyinka si Buuxda looga Qeybgalo.
Wafdi Ka Socda Dowladda Talyaaniga Oo Soo Gaaray Magaalada Muqdisho.
Madaxda Dawlada iyo Kuwa Dawlada Gobaleedyada oo Warbixin ka Dhageystay Guddiga farsamada Doorashooyinka.
Wasiirda Arimaha Dibada Soomaaliya iyo Masar Ayaa Kulan Yeeshay.
Shir Horudhac ah oo ka furmay Xerada Afisiyooni Ee Magaalada Muqdisho.
Ciidamada NISA Ayaa Howgal Kawada Magaalada Beled-Xaawo.
Waxaa Walii Socda Qaban Qaabada Shirka Muqdisho.
Wasiirka Warfaafinta oo Ka Jawaabay Hadalkii Saciid Deni.
Hey’addaha Ammaanka oo soo bandhigay Taleefan Nambar oo shacabka ka soo wici karaan
Saldhig cusub oo boolis oo maanta laga furay Garoonka Aadan Cadde (Daawo Sawirada)
Kulan ay isgu yimaadeen Golaha Odayaasha dhaqanka Qowmiyadda Beelaha Banaadiriga iyo Golaha Isbadal doon ka siyaasada banaadiriga ayaa waxa ay kasoosaareen war saxaafadeed
Yuusuf Maxamed Siyaad (Indha Cadde) oo ka hadlay sababaha keenay in al-shabaab puntland gaaraan
Maxkamadda Ciidamada Qalabka Sida oo 3 Ruux xukun ku riday
Baarlamaanka Somaliya, ayaa weli ku guda jira la xisaabtanka Xukuumadda Ra’iisul Wasaare Cumar C/rashiid Cali Sharmaake
Amp: Somaliya u fadhida Pakistan ayaa kulan la qaadatay wasiirada wax barashada iyo caafimaadka ee dalka Pakistan.
Maxamed Cabdi Afey ayaa sheegay in dadaal u geli doonaan sidii Maxkamadda caalamiga xafiis uga furan laheyd Soomaaliya
Golaha Aqalka Sare ee Dalaka Ayaa Canbaareeyey Falkii Ka Dhacay Guriga Cabdi qaybdiid
C/raxmaan C/shakuur “Waa in baaritaan madax banaan lagu sameeyo hantida laga dhacay Bankiga Dhexe”
Wasaaradda Owqaafta iyo Arrimaha Diinta ayaa Soo Saartay War Saxaafadeed ku wajahan Maamullada Masaajidda iyo Xarumaha Diinta
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Ra’iisul Wasaare Khayre oo kormeer ku tagey qaar kamid ah Xarumaha Wasaaradaha
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Madaxweyne Xasan Sheekh oo Muqdisho ku soo laabtay
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