Rotating Banner

Web Hosting
Main Page
Latest News
BBC Somali 1800

BBC Somali 1600

Topic of the week
Mogadishu Links
Somalia (60 - 69)
Somalia-Study
Somali Links
Chat Room

Djibouti Conference



M.M.Afrah's Books
  

0rder M. M. Afrah's book
THE SOMALI TRAGEDY
THE GANG RAPE OF A NATION. Mr. Afrah is a skillful writer and innovative storyteller. CLICK HERE FOR THE REVIEWS AND HOW TO ORDER THE BOOK.


Search BBC News

 


Previous News

Sep-Oct 2004 News
Aug 2004 News
July 2004 News
June 2004 News
May 2004 News
April 2004 News
Mar. 2004 News
Feb. 2004 News
Jan. 2004 News
Dec. 2003 News
Nov. 2003 News
Oct. 2003 News
Oct. 2003 News
Sep. 2003 News
Aug. 2003 News
July 2003 News
June 2003 News
May 2003 News
April 2003 News
March 2003 News
Feb 2003 News
Jan 2003 News
Dec 2002 News
Nov 2002 News
Oct 2002 News
Sep 2002 News
July 2002 News
May 2002 News
April 2002 News
March 2002 News
Feb. 2002 News
Jan 2002 News
Dec 2001 News
Nov 2001 News
Oct 2001 News
Sep 2001 News
Aug 2001 News
June 2001 News
July 2001 News
May 2001 News
April 2001 News
March 2001 News
Feb. 2001 News
Jan. 2001 News
Dec. News
Nov. News
Oct. News
Sept. News
August News
July News
June News
May News
April News
March News
February News
January News


Somalia PM rules out deployment of foreign forces

 

Somali prime minister Ali Mohamed Gedi said his government would give its first priority to forming national Somali forces to work out peace and security in his war-torn country, dismissing any deployment of outside troops to Somalia.

Prof. Gedi said in an interview with BBC network Africa in Addis Abba Ethiopia that Somali government is ready to build its national security forces rather than bringing foreign troops in the country. Mr Gedi talked about the government forces encamped in Bakol region, saying previously his government had to prepare around six thousand well trained Somali troops but it got the possibility of arranging two thousand Somali forces in Wajid, capital town of Bakol region bordering with Ethiopia.

"We are requesting from IGAD member states and Arab League to provide capacity building trainings to our forces since we can not do our activity alone" he said adding "our national security plan is based on our national security forces.

Asked whether national forces fail to bring peace in the country what would be the second priority, Mr Gedi said if Somali troops are not able to stabilize the nation we are compelled to invite foreign troops to secure the country.

He also replied a question about the call from president Abdulahi Yusuf on twenty thousand outside troops in Somalia during his election in Nairobi late 2004 and he said the government have been waiting one year and half to get response from the international community saying "so we have realized that we are able to organize ourselves before bringing troops from outside Somalia, so let us start of our first priority to establish our nation security forces and later we are still requesting held from world"

Meanwhile Mr Gedi talked about the recent fighting in Mogadishu between Islamic courts and counter terrorism alliance which formed by some government ministers, saying " I am very sad about the bloodshed in Mogadishu at this critical moment, we Somali people need peace and stability and good leadership".

Mr Gedi lastly said that it is unfortunate that Somalis still have warmongers in the country.


Hosted and Developed By The Web Technology

Main Page | Latest News | Reuters News | A. Press News| Washington Post |Contact Us

Copyright 1999 banadir.com  All Rights Reserved

 


The Centre for Research & Dialogue (CRD)
-->