Africa
  World
  Islam
  Health
  Photos

World Islamic Prayer

Cimilada
VOA Somali
BBC Somali 14:00
BBC Somali 18:00
Deutsche Welle
BBC Radio
Voice of America
IRIN Radio
NPR Radio
Radio Netherland
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:11:05 AM
Somalia
Somalia: Ahlu Sunnah and government sign agreement in Addis Ababa

Somalia’s UN-backed government and pro-government Islamist group Ahlu Sunnah Wal-Jamaa have on Saturday signed agreement in the Ethiopian capital of Addiss Ababa

According to the sources, the pro-government group has backed down from its early demands of premiership position and now is settling for five cabinet slots in the bloated government.
 
Government delegation is led by Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Shama'arke while Ahlu sunnah is headed by Ma’alin Mahamm'ud Sheikh Hassan.

The ceremony commemorate the signing of the accord, was attended by Mr. Jean Ping, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) and Ramtane Lamamra, AU’s Commissioner for Peace and Security.

Other substantial bargaining for the group are also the merging of government and its forces under one leadership and slot in the diplomatic missions.

The accorded was signed under the blessings of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who recently held talks with Somalia’s embattled president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed on the sidelines of the African Union summit held in Addis

The agreement would once again swell the already bloated government, which was formed last year in neighboring Djibouti after months of reconciliations.

Officials from Ahlu Sunnah is said to be included in both the cabinet and the parliament.

However, the group’s spokesman Sheikh Abdullahi Abdirahman Abu-Yussuf said the signing of the agreement would not mean that the group will change its identity.

The name Ahlu Sunnah is a God given one, even if we join the government, we will not disown it because it is a name that holds the integrity of our group,” he said.

Political analysts say Sheikh Sharif’s government has a keen interest in the pro-government Ahul-Sunnah, which allegedly has the backing of Addis Ababa , but fears its domination once the other Islamist groups are eliminated from the country’s political scene.

GAROWE ONLINE
RELATED:
Somalia: MP murder sparks widespread condemnation
Somalia: Female MP gunned down in Mogadishu amid Ramadan rampage
Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting


Advertisement
 

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

EDITORS PICK:

Somalia: MP murder sparks widespread condemnation

MOGADISHU, Somalia July 23, 2014 (Garowe Online)

United States Condemns the Killing of Somali MP Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu

Somalia: Female MP gunned down in Mogadishu amid Ramadan rampage

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

Somalia: Kenya warplanes target Al Shabaab hideouts again

Somalia: Federal Govt mediates between warring militias in Hiraan

Somalia: Puntland parliament passes controversial media bill

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

Somalia: Puntland Govt seeking to contain polio spread

Somalia's al Shabaab claim responsibility for Kenya bus attack

Somalia: Federal Govt forms technical committee for south-west state

Somalia: Jubaland forces clash with Al Shabaab militants

Somalia: Allied forces, Al Shabaab clash in deadly battle near Qoryoley

Somalia: Puntland leader, UN delegation discuss plight at Danish-funded Prison facility

About Us | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us