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M i d n i m o H a l k a y Ta a l ?
W/Q: Mubarak Mohamud Saleban (Mubarak Hadi) Ummamka dunida ka jiraa xoogoodu wuxuu ku dhisanyahay midnimadoodu inta ay le’egtahay, sidaa daraadeed baa waxaa la yiraahdaa, midnimadu waa waxa ay ummaduhu ku gaaraan meesha sare ee sharafta leh. Waa waxa ay dantooda ku gaari karaan. Waa waxa keena iney bulsho noolaato iyadoo deggan oo xasiloon. Waa waxa keena ummadi ineey noqoto dad laga cabsado, la tixgaliyo ama la maamuuso. Midnimadu waa quwad, waxay ka mid tahay sunanta kowniga ah ee hadii la qaato lagu gaaro guusha, hadii la gudub marana lagu mutaysto in basharka loogu hoos maro. “ ” (Eebbe wuxuu la jirankooda yahay jamaacada). Midnimada aadamaha oo keliya horumar kuma gaaro ee xitaa cayayaanka ayaa markay midaysanyihiin oo ay wada shaqeeyaan u suurta gasha ineey sameeyaan wax markii caqliga aadamaha loo bandhigo la yaab ku noqda. Tusaale, shinnidu markay xoogeeda midayso oo ay wada shaqayso waata aad aragteen malabka ay samayso. Shaacirkii da’da yaraa ee Mohamed Muumin “Ababe” waa tii uu lahaa: “Shinniduba itaal ma leh Markay wada shaqaysana Waataa malabka shiishee Shixnadaha sameysee Haamaha ku shubatee Aadmigu shaxaadaan Ummadaha shirkoobee Xidigaha ku shirayana Midnimeey shifeesteen” Hadii aan intaa ugaga soo gudbo
gogol dhiga qormadayda oo aan u soo gondo dego dulucda qormada, waxaynu manta noolnahay wakhti dhibaatada ugu balaaran ee dunida Islaamka ka jirta ay ugu wayntahay midnimo la’aan; midnimo caqiido, midnimo hadaf, midnimo quwadeed, midnimo ganacsi, midnimo culimo, midnimo dhalinyaro iyo hogaan intaba. Waxaynu joognaa wakhti reer galbeedku ay fahmeen qiimaha ay leedahay midnimada. Tusaale, midowga Yurub (EU) waa dowlado badan oo qaarkood xoog iyo quwadba leeyihiin qaar nugliyeer (NuclearPower) haystaa xitaa ay ku jiraan. Waxay arkaan ineey noloshoodu suurtagal ahayn mustaqbalka fog hadaanay midoobin oo aysan noqon sida mareekanka oo kale. Ineey midoobaan waxay u baahantahay ineey masaalix badan ka tagaan oo ay ka tanaasulaan. Waayo waxaa la midaynayaa dowlado xoolo leh oo qani ah iyo qaar dhaqaalohoodu uu sakxada (hoos) yaalo oo aan waxbana haysan. Waxaa wax isku darsanaya oo midoobaya dowladaha Yurubta galbeed (Weastern Europe) oo dhaqaale leh sida Norway, Sweden, Netherlands iyo Switzerland iyo kuwa dhaqaalahoodu uu sakxada yaalo sida Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Albania iyo kuwo kaloo la mid ah. Waxaa cajiib ah dowladahaa midoobaya dhaqan ma wadaagaan, luqad ma wadaagaan, diin ma wadaagaan, oo taariikh ma midayso; Taariikh midaysa iskaba daaye waxaa soo kala dhex martay dagaalo iyo mugdiyo ba’an. Iyadoo intaas oo dhan ay jirto ayaa hadana la midoobayaa si loo gaaro quwad iyo horumar balaaran. Intaas oo dhan iyagoo ku kala duwan bay wax isku darsadeen mustaqbalka fog iyagoo ka fikiraya iyo iyagoo arkaya basharku inuu yahay waxa ugu qaalisan ee la helo. Tolow maxaa mideeyay oo inoo diiday inaanu midowno iyadoo aynu leenahay awoodaha ay leeyihiin mid ka badan? Waa yaab! Waaxaa ina mideeya afkaar, waxaa ina mideeya dhaqan, waxaa ina mideeya qiyyam, waxaa ina mideeya manhaj, waxaa ina
DHIS KARTIDAADA. DHIS AQOONTAADA. DHIS NIYADDAADA. AKHRI RUNTA. RUNTA WAA TAN KALIYA EE KU QANCISA.
Tifaftiraha (Editor) Mohamud Yussuf. Email: email@example.com P.O.Box 18463 Seattle, WA 98118
mideeya taariikh iyo weliba waxa dunida yaala wixii ugu qiimaha badnaa oo ah Qur’aan. Guumaystihii reer Yurub way nakala qayb qaybiyeen markaasaynu rumeynay, kadibna soohdimo iyo xuduudday noo sameeyeen laabtayada ku qoranay. Waxaa taa kaaga sii daran ummaddii walaalaha ahayd waa la kala jar jaray, kamana suulayso ineey weli u sii kala qaybsamayso tuulooyin yar yar. Waagii muslimiintu midaysnayd waxaan ahaan jirnay qabiil soomaali la yiraahdo kana mid ah dowladdii Islaamka ee lahayd halka hoggaan. Markii guumaystuhu midnimadii iyo awooddii Islaamka uu kala qayb qaybiyay kadibna innaga dhigay qoys gobol dega oo calanna leh, ayaanu hadana usii kala qayb qabsannay maamul goboleedyo. Waxaan dhawaan aruuriyay xogta maamul goboleedyada dalkeena hooyo ka jira tiradooda, waxaan la cajiibay oo aan la amakaagay ineey manta marayaan 37 maamul goboleed, maalin walbana ay ku soo biirayaan qaar hor leh oo car cartoodii qaba aadna moodo ineey ka soo baxeen xabsi ay horaan ku jireen. Rajo intee le’eg ayaa laga sugayaa baad akhristow is leedahay ummad midnimadeedu halkaa taagantahay? Miyaan garan waynay kol hadii ummaddii Islaamka ahayd nala kasoo gooyay oo aan gobol Muslim ah oo calan leh noqonay bal inaan intaa yar ku faro adeygno si inagoo midaysan oo quwad leh aan u dhinac istaagno walaaleheena Islaamka ah biri ka maalin. Markii intaa aynu garan waynay oo aan awoodeenii kala qayb qaybinay buu cadowguna na maamushay. Waxaynu ka wiiqanay xubin kasta oo ay ummaduhu ka xogaystaan, haday noqon lahayd maamul, ciidan, cilmi, dhaqan, qiyam, dhaqaale, awood iyo qaar kaloo badan. Maxaa ka run badan Eebbe sareeyee markuu yiri, " ” (Ha iskhilaafina, si aydaan u fashilmin, quwadiinana aysan u tagin). Mar kale hadaynu u fiirsano shinnida, waxaan ka baran karnaa khilaafka iyo dhibkuu leeyahay. Kor waxaynu ku soo xusnay darsi iyo
cashar ku saabsan shinnida oo aynu ka qaadan karno markay midaysantahay ee ay wada shaqayso guusha ay gaadho, sida ay wada shaqayntaa iyo midnimadaa ay malabka aad aragteen samayntiisa uga guul gaadho, ayaa hadana marka ay is khilaafto ay guul daraysataa oo lagaga faa’iidaystaa. Waxaa la yiraahdaa shinnida lama garto meel ay ku taalo inneey is khilaafto mooyaane, markaas ayaa la gurtaa hantideeda (malabka). Basharkuna waa sidaas oo kale, markuu is khilaafo oo ay midnimadiisu wiiqanto cadowgiisaa intuu isugu tago, gurta khayraadkiisa. Gabyaagii waynaa ee Dhoodaan bal ha innoogu tilmaamo gabay cajiib ah shinnada waxa ku dhaca markay is khilaafto. Wuxuu yiri: t)BEEBZTIJOJEVNBMBCUPPOTBUP oo meel tif kaga siiso t*OUBZUVEVDXBMBBMPBIUBIBZFFZ toobada u joogto t(FFEBIBUBSBYBOLBNBOBRBBO mid ay ku taalaaye t.BSLBZTFUBMBRJHVVSBZTPFFZ balo taftaafayso t5VXBMJCBBOBBUBMJOIBZFFZLPC isla taagtaaye t.BSLBBTBZEIBXBBRUBZPEIBO midiba taagteede t9JJOLFFEJCBBVUBHBEBCFFE cadow ka taag roone t0PSFFSLBZUJHUJHBOBZTBZCBB toobke loo guran e t4JEBBOMPPHVUVSJOCBBEBCFFE wada taqaaniine
caddowga ayey isaga eegtaa. Xaaji Aadan “Af Qakooc” (AHUN) waa halkii uu ka yiri “Indhaha aad isku aragtaan cadaawaha iskaga eega”. Waa hubaal hadii intaa la inaga helo innaynu gaareyno halkaan hiigsanayno; Qof ahaan, Qoys ahaan, iyo Qaran ahaanba.
Gunaanad Guntii iyo gabagabadii qoraalkayga waxaan ku soo gunaanadayaa talo iyo dardaaran. Aan ku horeeyo dardaarankee waxaa jiray oday 80 jir ahaa oo uga tagay wiilashiisa dardaaran aan is dhihi karo waa qaaciido nololeed dhab ah. Waxaa la yiri markii uu arkay ineey geeridii u soo dhawaatay ayuu u dhawaaqay shan wiil oo uu dhalay. Wuxuu ku yiri, “ Nin walbow ul ii keen ”. Uulihii baa la keenay, markaas ayuu yiri, “ Nin walbow usha aad hayso kala jebi ”. Si fudud buu mid waliba ushii uu haystay u kala jebiyay. Shantii ulood oo la isku geeyay buu midkood u dhiibay oo uu ku yiri “ Bal tana kala jebi ”. Wuu kala jebin kari waayay.Mid kastoo wiilashii ka mid ahna wuu awoodi kari waayay inuu kala jabiyo ulihii markii la isku geeyay. Markaas ayaa isagoo la dardaarmaya wiilashiisa wuxuu yiri: ”
“ ***** Midnimo maxaa lagu (Ulihii way diideen ineey kala gaari karaa? jabaan markii la isku geeyey, markii Way fududahay hadii la helo lakala qayb qaybiyayna hal hal baa loo kala jejebiyay) shuruudahan soo socda: tIlaahay dartii oo la’isku jeclaado Waxaan ugu danbayntii qormadan ku soo goynaya t wax wadaagis tuducyo micno wayn xanbaarsan tisu dul qaadasho oo aan ka soo xigtay Abwaankii t isu tanaasul waynaa Cabdullahi Muuse: t isu naxariisasho “Tabantaabaday laba Gacmood t is aaminaad tamar ku yeeshaane t isu hibeyn Tiska waxa la qaadaa markay t danta guud oo laga wada tiirisaa bidixe shaqeeyo Hadday midigtu keli taagan tahay t caddowga oo hal dhana loogaga tahar ma goyseene” soo wada jeesto, innaan la noqon doqontii la yiri labo iyo toban indhood bay leedahay; kow iyo Mubarak Mohamud Saleban tonban indhood inta u xigta (Muabarak Hadi) ayeey isaga eegtaa, il kaliyana Email: Mubarakhadi@gmail.com
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C E L E B RA T I N G
THE L AUNCH OF S TA AND NEXT 50
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A large and diverse group of Washington State innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders gathered on Sept. 6 at Intiman Playhouse to celebrate the launch of the Next 50 Commerce & Innovation Economy Month and Startup Washington. This combined launch event showcased many of the different entrepreneurial sectors in Washington, from craft food and drink to fashion, manufacturing, technology, finance, social innovation, alternative energy, international trade, global development, education and workforce development, government, and businesses of all sizes. The event, which attracted over 300 people, sold out within two weeks of being announced and featured local food, Washington wines and beers, craft chocolates, live music and a short program featuring Wash. Secretary of Commerce Rogers Weed, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, and Startup America national co-founder Pam Contag. The highlights of the evening included the energizing networking, the interactive entrepreneurial ecosystem wall on which
people could position themselves, and the playful Nintendo experience – with some original Nintendo games. Rashmir Balasubramaniam, Founder of Nsansa and MC for the evening, connected and elevated attendees with a playful and engaging tone for the evening. “Washington State is a melting pot of innovation, entrepreneurship and conscious leadership. Our unique set of industries, ideas, and intentions are coming together to ensure that our people and our environment thrive,” said Balasubramaniam. Seattle has remained a vibrant innovation economy over the last 50 years, first celebrated and accelerated through the 1962 World's Fair. Seattle and the state as a whole have seen tremendous innovation since then with the rise of the technology industry, global health, life sciences, fashion, the emergence of the green economy and more. Next 50 Commerce & the Innovation Month seeks to take stock of the region’s economic progress, look boldly into the next 50 years, create innovation synergies to sustain our region and foster the leadership within the region that will help sustain the planet far into the future. So partnering with Next 50 on this launch was the perfect fit for Startup Washington. Mayor Mike McGinn of Seattle having discussion with Mohamud Yussuf, the Chief Editor of Runta during the launch celebration. “All of us on the Startup Washington team were thrilled to see such an incredible response to this event. We are more excited than ever about celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in Washington State, and anticipate another 50 years of innovation and
entrepreneurial success stories from our region,” noted Lindsay Andreotti, CEO, Brilliance Enterprises and Co-Chair of Startup Washington. We are grateful to the sponsors without whom we would not have been able to make this happen: Brilliance Enterprise, Nsansa, BizSpark, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Additional event sponsors include Proletariat Wine, River Capital, Bestselling author Scott Berkun, Forthcoming book The Responsible Entrepreneur (and author Carol Sanford), Washington Hill Wine, Washington Health Foundation, Emerald City Brewing, Halfpops, Harris and Moure, Menrva labs, Metropolitan Market, NWEN, SEOmoz and Tree Top. Joint Partnership: About Startup Washington Established May 14, 2012, Startup Washington is ready to serve entrepreneurs and the companies that serve them, state-wide. Our mission is to connect, celebrate, and elevate businesses & entrepreneurial organizations in Washington State to invigorate our economy and be an amplified voice to what is happening here. We are proud to be a part of the Startup America Partnership, which focused on fostering innovative, high-growth firms in the United States. About Seattle Center and Next 50 Since its beginning 50 years ago, Seattle Center has served as a cultural and civic gathering place at the core of our region. In 2012, The Next Fifty at Seattle Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair and the physical legacy it left. The 74-acre Seattle Center campus exists to delight and inspire the human spirit in each person and bring
together our rich and varied community. The 12 million visits to Seattle Center each year generate $1.15 billion in business activity and $387 million in labor income for King County. Next 50 premier partners include: Bartell Drugs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coca-Cola, Grousemont Foundation, Microsoft, Samsung, Seattle Center Monorail, T-Mobile, TPN (The Production Network) and World Vision. Funding and participating partners include: 206 Inc., 4Culture, City of Seattle, Global Health Nexus, Hill & Knowlton Strategies, KOMO 4 TV, KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, One to the World, Safeco Insurance: A Liberty Mutual Company, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Washington Economic Development Commission. Our Collaborators: Brillance Enterprises Brilliance Enterprises mentors and grows entrepreneurs at all stages of business– from start-up to mature companies. We are Washington State company that has grown into an accelerator, an educational process, and a leader in mentoring next generation entrepreneurs. http://www.brillianceenterprises.com/ NSANSA Nsansa is an advisory and capacity development firm, focused on catalyzing social impact. Nsansa advises and coaches entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and thought leaders across the public, private and nonprofit sectors on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and market-based strategies for realizing social impact at scale. www.nsansa.org
For more information about Startup Washington, please contact: Lara Merriam-Smith, Co-Chair, Startup Washington Phone: 360-319-3677 . Website: www.startupwashington.org
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As Ethiopia looks beyond strongman Meles, fears of instability By William Davison The death this week of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has raised concerns about whether the imposing but brittle system he devised and dominated will unravel following his departure, leading to turmoil in America’s major ally in the Horn of Africa. Although Ethiopia has been peace-
$3 billion of Western aid poured in for food aid, health facilities, and schools every year, while Chinese loans paid for infrastructure such as hydropower dams and a railway network. The result was almost a decade of economic growth said to be more than 10 percent, improving poverty and health indicators, and shelter from criticism
ful during the two decades of his rule, especially when compared with neighboring Sudan and Somalia, critics suggest that Mr. Meles’s autocratic style means the stress-test of political transition could destabilize one of the continent’s economic success stories. “The successor issue will be the true test of the coherence of [Meles’s party] during peacetime,” says Kjetil TronAdvertisement voll, an Ethiopia expert at the International Law and Policy Institute in Oslo, Norway. Avoidance of a power struggle will indicate the “party’s maturity and its capacity and capability to rule Ethiopia for years to come.” Meles, who was 57 and died after illness, led the country after allied rebel groups overthrew a Marxist military junta in 1991. His Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which spearheaded the insurgency, then dominated politics as the core of a four-party multiethnic ruling coalition. Regarded as shrewd even by his most vitriolic critics, Meles positioned the country expertly, allowing it to develop according to his unique prescriptions, while being supported by diverse allies. His commitment to development and ability to act as regional peacekeeper – most notably in Somalia, where Ethiopian troops are part of the US-backed alliance battling radical Islamists al-Shabab – meant that around
for a ruthless approach to domestic politics. Under Meles, opposition to the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) – which sees itself as a vanguard party leading the transformation of Ethiopia from its poverty-stricken history into a middleincome nation – was decimated. After 2010 elections, one opposition representative remained in a parliament of 547 lawmakers. Dissenting voices from the media and civil society were never encouraged, rarely tolerated, and sometimes punished with lengthy jail terms.
The next leader of the EPRDF and the country will be Hailemariam Desalegn,
the former deputy of Meles who was
promoted to acting prime minister. The EPRDF is made up of parties representing Tigrayans, a collection of southern groups, the historicallydominant Amharas, and the populous Oromos, who make up at least onethird of a population of 94 million. Analysts view Hailemariam, who represents the southern bloc, as a loyal, competent administrator for Tigrayan powerbrokers. He is also not seen as threatening, as he does not have the capability to build the extensive political network an Oromo or Amhara leader might have. “I do not expect him to succeed Meles as the key link among the military, major businesses, and mass organizations,” said Terrence Lyons, associate professor of conflict resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. “Those key centers of power are likely to remain in the hands of top TPLF leaders.” The choice of Hailemariam is strategic, also. Had Meles been replaced with another Tigrayan, who make up only 6 percent of the population of around 94 million, it could have angered the two more populous coalition partners, says David Shinn, a former US ambassador to Ethiopia. The key to a peaceful transition is likely to be whether influential Tigrayan politicians agree on how to perpetuate Meles’s system. Those figures include much-praised Health Minister Tedros Adhanom; Meles’s widow, Azeb Mesfin; state minister of foreign affairs Berhane Gebrekristos; and one of the TPLF’s founders, “Father Tigray” Sebhat Nega. Last week, the Tigrayan head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Paulos, died, while the Internet rumor mill recently claimed that the commander of the military, Gen. Samora Yunis, also from Tigray, had been taken seriously ill. “The succession struggle, if there is going to be any, will be largely a TPLF affair,” says Jawar Mohammed, an expert on Ethiopian and Oromo affairs at Columbia University in New York. “The affiliated parties such as the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization only come into the game when rival factions of Tigrean political and military elites reach out to strengthen their side.” Dissent within the TPLF previously occurred in 2001, during the fallout from
the disastrous 1998 war with former province Eritrea that cost 70,000 lives and left disputes unresolved. A faction of colleagues challenged Meles for perceived weaknesses – Ethiopia’s military superiority meant regime change in Eritrea was feasible – but failed to dislodge him. Since Meles fell out of sight in July, there have been no public displays of tension within the ruling party, or other indicators of unrest, which Mr. Shinn says leads him to believe the transition is likely to be peaceful and successful. Senior party figures such as Mr. Sebhat and influential Communications Minister Bereket Simon, who during Meles’s illness was evasive or misleading on his condition and refused to discuss the succession process, are adamant that there is no risk of instability. Because Meles appears to have molded a unified TPLF leadership around him, and appointed a loyal set of cabinet ministers from across the EPRDF to serve the government, there are reasons to believe the party line. But the ruling front’s secretive and disciplined operation suggests that factionalism would be hard to discern. Years of in-fighting only surfaced in 2001 when matters came to a head and Meles’s opponents were purged. If the EPRDF system does fracture, there are plenty of disgruntled groups in the nation of more than 80 ethnicities that may try to assert themselves. Newly mobilized Muslims – who constitute about one-third of the population – have been protesting what they see as government meddling in Islamic affairs in the capital, Addis Ababa, and other cities. Insurgents ineffectively fight for more autonomy in Oromia, the ethnicSomali Ogadeni area, and other mostly peripheral locations. And violent opposition to leasing huge chunks of land for agricultural investors in Gambella, near the South Sudan border, has also broken out this year. “If [the EPRDF] ends up in an internal power struggle,” says Mr. Tronvoll, of the International Law and Policy Institute, “this may be capitalized on by other Ethiopian and regional forces, creating instability in Ethiopia and beyond. It is thus a very precarious period Ethiopia is entering, which needs to be followed closely.” Source: The Christian Science Monitor
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Pilot project will support job seekers who face barriers to employment SEATTLE – Mayor Mike McGinn detailed support in his Proposed 2013-2014 Budget for the Career Bridge pilot project, an innovative partnership among the City of Seattle, the Seattle Jobs Initiative, and grassroots community groups to help individuals who face significant barriers to employment begin on a pathway to a living-wage job and career. “We are committed to building a city where everyone in our community has the opportunity to prosper,” said Mayor McGinn. “Career Bridge will work with community partners to provide personal support and mentoring, needed services, job search skills, and career development to help low-income adults find good jobs and become self-sufficient.” Career Bridge will work with city residents with barriers to employment such as: • Limited work experience • Lack of post-secondary credential • Criminal history (including juvenile record) • Need for other basic supports (housing, food, counseling, family support, financial counseling) to maintain stability • Financial obligations and need for immediate income Because of the complexity of barriers, these populations are in need of a range of comprehensive services and support to prepare for and access good paying jobs with long-term career pathways. Without this support, they may be unable to access the existing employment and training system, which is primarily focused on post-secondary education. The project is being piloted this year, and over the next two years, this partnership will serve an estimated 360 individuals, providing them with training, wrap-around supports, and job placement services help them find meaningful, good-paying jobs that are in demand in our growing economy. In 2013 and 2014, Career Bridge will be expanded to serve individuals whose limited English language skills are themselves a significant barrier to training and employment. The Mayor’s Proposed Budget includes $60,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) resources in 2013 and $800,000 in 2014 to implement the Career Bridge pilot program. The program is anticipated to support 240 people in 2014. The 2013 CDBG amount of $60,000 is supplemented by $150,000 of redirected General Fund in OED’s budget for the Seattle Jobs Initiative to provide support to this program. The total funding level for 2013 is $210,000. Pilot is Part of Pathways to Careers Initiative The Career Bridge pilot project is part of the Pathways to Careers Initiative a partnership among the City (OED in the lead), the Seattle Community College District, business,
labor, nonprofit organizations and philanthropy to create a world-class system of professional educational and training that allows all working or unemployed adults, regardless of income, to
obtain the skills necessary to fill the jobs openings in demand by our employers. Over the next three years, Pathways to Careers will reach 1,500 students and double student completion rates within four sectors: health care; manufacturing and industrial skills; international trade, transportation and logistics; and business information technology
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Madaxeynaha Cusub ee Soomaaliya oo u Muuqda Mid Siyaasad Jilicsan! hortooda ooli doono taasi oo lagu fasiri in ujeedkiisu ugu weyni yahay in quutul daruuri la helo oo aan dib u dhis dhaqaale oo wayn qorshuhu ugu jirin. Dib u heshiisiintu waxa uu sheegay iney qaadan karto muddo 40 sano ah, iyadoo ay noola muuqato sida xaqiiqda ah in ummadda Soomaaliyeed aaney colaad dhex oolin. Waxa uu sheegay in dagaalka Shabaab uusan istaagi doonin ilaa Ajnabigu dalka ka baxaan, iyadoo dhinaca kale dowladdiisu dalka ku soo gureyso ciimado fara badan oo Madaxweyne Xasan Sheikh ajnabi ah oo ay ugu horreeyaan kuwa Maxamud oo durba markii la dowladaha dariska inala ah oo cadowtooyo magacaabay wareysi dhinacyo dhul innaga dhaxeeyo. Taasi waxa ay meesha badan taabanaya siiyey ka saartay in Xasan yahay mid waddani ah idaacadda VOA, ayey codkiisa oo ummaddiisa u danqanaya doonaya in iyo sida uu u hadlayey u dhiig qubashada istaagto. Kala go’a dalka iyo muuqday inuu ahaa mid aan midnimada meel adag kama istaagin, balse siyaasaddiisa si xor ah u cabbiri waxa uu ku raacay maamulka qaldan ee karin, hadalkiisuna u badnaa Hargeysa riyadiisa ah inuu sii kala durjiyo af-gobaadsi. Sida isuguba ummadda Soomaaliyeed oo aaney jirin wax qirtay Xasan jagadaan ka hor ay ku kala qeybsamaan. Waxa intaa dheer howlo siyaasadeed ma soo Xasan Shiikh Maxamuud uu u muuqdo nin marin, waxana ay u muuqataa aan ciyaari karin shaxda siyaasadeed ee u inuu jagadaba ku helay ka carar baahan kal adeyg iyo aragti dheeri. laga cararyey in Shiikh Shariif Soomaaliya ceelkii ay ku dhacday goor dhow mar kale soo noqdo. Dhinaca horumarka waxa uu ku kama soo bixi doonto ama marka ay ugu yar tahay 4ta sano ee soo socota. Mar haddii soo koobay oo kaliya inuu madaxeynihii sidan yahay, nooma muuqata suurto gelinayo in dadka inuu yahay mid maamuli kara xittaa Soomaaliyeed ee dalka deegaanka uu ka soo jeedo ee sababteeda gudihiisa jooga uu u suurto uu jagada ku helay. Waa ayaan darro, waana gelin doono iney habeenkii saxan ay ku caheeyaan in samirka la badiyaa.
ARI, Ha’yad Cusub AL HAMDULILLAH. Waxa maalinta Jimcaha ee ku aadaneyd Sept 28 la xareeyey magac hey’ad cusub oo ka howl gali doonta gobolka Washington. Magaca oo laga soo oggolaaday xafiiska Xogayahay Gobolka waxa uu yahay ARI. Magaca hey’addan wuu ka duwan yahay kuwa hadda jira maxaa yeelay waxa uu soo dhoweynayaa qof kasta oo Soomaali ah isku kalsoon, geesi ah, isla markaana horumarka jecel. Aannu soo dhaweyno ARI (Awareness and Recovery Institute) oo howsheeda ugu weyni tahay waxbarasho iyo samo-fal, gaar ahaan caawinaadda dadka ka soo jeeda Bariga Afrika ee halista ugu jira dhibaatooyin soo wajaha sida
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