See also:
» 11.03.2010 - UN confirms Somalia food aid corruption
» 01.03.2010 - Somalia’s TFG hailed after one year in power
» 23.02.2010 - Journalist abducted in Somalia
» 17.02.2010 - Somali refugees moved to Ethiopia
» 08.02.2010 - Kenya dismiss reports on Somali army training
» 02.02.2010 - Somali militant group declares affiliation to al Qaeda
» 26.01.2010 - Official condemns Mogadishu bombing
» 20.01.2010 - Tighten controls on military assistance to Somalia - AI











China wholesale online through DHgate.com


Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på Verdensmat.no:
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares


Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på Verdensmat.no:
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike


Somalia
Politics

Mogadishu mayor refuses to step down

afrol News, 30 July - The mayor of the Somali capital Mogadishu's and former warlord, Mohamed Dheere, yesterday refused to step down, after he was fired by Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein for allegedly fuelling insecurity in the city.

Mr Dheere, who is said to be a close ally of President Abdullahi Yusuf, is also accused of insubordination. There are doubts that President Yusuf will approve the Prime Minister's decision to sack his friend.

According to government spokesperson, Abdi Haji Gobdon, the sacking of the mayor has exposed a possible rift at the top of the country's embattled interim administration. Mr Gobdon told media that the Mogadishu mayor was accused of "refusing orders from the transitional federal government," adding that 30 members of the Banadir local government and community leaders called for his replacement.

"President Yusuf has not approved the decree dismissing the mayor at all," one senior official said, adding that there were tensions between the President and his Prime Minister behind the scenes.

Media reports show that tension is high in Mogadishu, where Ethiopian troops have been battling Islamist insurgents. UN estimates indicate that about 1.5 million people have fled their homes after recent fighting.

As warlord, Mr Dheere first controlled town of Jowhar, south of Mogadishu and won a temporary seat for the transitional federal government when it relocated from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to Somalia.

Mr Dheere also was a key member of US-backed alliance of warlords that was defeated by the Islamist "Union of Islamic Courts", which thus gained control of the capital until December 2006.

According to Somali media reports, plans are underway to disarm the embattled mayor who controls a large contingent of militia, which has been fighting alongside Ethiopian troops in Mogadishu. The troops helped government forces oust Islamists in 2006, but have since become bogged down in Somalia.

Some 2,200 African Union troops are stationed in Mogadishu, but have done little to quell violence, which has triggered a humanitarian crisis, that aid workers say may be the worst in Africa.

It is estimated that the conflict has created more than one million refugees. Up to a third of the Somali population is in dire need of food aid, after drought-compounded effects of the conflict.


- Create an e-mail alert for Somalia news
- Create an e-mail alert for Politics news


 
    Printable version


On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda
Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Guinea
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.



front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at mail@afrol.com