Somalia executes two MP assassins

Written on:May 13, 2015
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Saado Ali Warsame, who was shot dead last year, had continued to perform after becoming an MP

Two suspected members of the Islamist group al-Shabab have been executed by firing squad in the Somali capital. A military court in Mogadishu found them guilty of killing five people, including four members of parliament. One of the MPs was the popular female singer, Saado Ali Warsame, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in July.
Al-Shabab advocates the strict Saudi-inspired Wahhabi version of Islam and is battling the UN-backed government to create an Islamic state.

Khatumo’s own Said Dualeh warns against Cardiff’s meddling in Somali politics

Written on:May 2, 2015

Members of the Somali community in Cardiff have criticised a motion by Cardiff Council to recognise Somaliland as a sovereign state. The council passed a motion in March to call on the UK Government and Welsh Government to recognise the region as an independent state. However, some groups of expatriates have spoken out against the council’s motion which they claim could threaten cohesion between Somalian communities. view full post »


Museveni “The Somali People are part of the ancient Cushitic People of Africa.”

Written on:April 27, 2015

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces, on Friday (April 24, 2015) wrote an article analysing the al-Shabaab war in Somalia and its cowardly attacks on civilian targets. He says the al-Shabaab force is already defeated. Below is his comment in full. The most atrocious, criminal, cowardly and monstrous attacks by Al-Shabaab against soft and innocent targets such as shoppers in a Shopping Mall, young students…


Khatumo Oil-lamp: Somalia’s last hope for a brighter day

Written on:April 11, 2015
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Khatumo folks ! get up… wake up from the amnesia. It has been dark for a while! I mean… really wake up and turn on the kerosene lantern lights folks. It is hard to forget the intense wars of 2012 when Somaliland forces waged violent ethnic cleansing campaign against the local people of khatumo, attacking the cities of Buhodle, Sooljogto, Maygaagle, Taleh, Dharkayn, and Sahdheer. Similarly, the deadly massacre in Taleh by forces loyal to Puntland…


Khatumo Foreign Minister speaks out to the International Community

Written on:March 17, 2015

The UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Somalia, Mr Nicholas Kay Dear Mr Kay, It is with deep sadness that The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora for Khaatumo State of Somalia highlights an urgent issue regarding the intensification of aggression by militias loyal to Somaliland against the people of Khaatumo State and other civilian, non-Isaaq populations of North Somalia, in direct violation of the Federal Laws of Somalia…


LASANOD: Khatumo’s Permanent Capital city demonstrates its true Color as thousand take it to the streets in support of Somali Union

Written on:March 9, 2015

Hundreds of Khatumo residents came out to show their solidarity with the Somali Federal Government’s stance on protecting the Unity of all Somalia communities.


New Products: Somalia in Crisis: Famine, Counterterrorism, and Humanitarian Aid

Written on:February 24, 2015

In the fall of 2014, the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC) offered prototypes of two case studies under the thematic umbrella ofSomalia in Crisis: Famine, Counterterrorism, and Humanitarian Aid. The first case study focuses on an NGO General Counsel simulation, and the second centers on a National Security Council simulation. Both simulations entail a nuanced fact pattern based on the humanitarian crisis of the…