IGAD oo Galabta shir Gaar ah la lahaa hogaamiyayaasha ergooyinka
Eldoret: Gudiga Farsamada ee IGAD ee shirka
dib u heshiisiinta Somalida ee Eldoret ayaa galabta 4-tii
galabnimo wakhtiga Eldoret kulan u gaara ugu yeeray dhamaan
hogaamiyayaasha kooxaha Somalida ee ku sugan Eldoret, si
looga wada hadlo arinta ergooyinka oo tiradoodu labalaab
ka badatay tii shirka loogu talo galay, tani oo caqabad
ku noqotay bilaabashada shirka.
Gudoomiyaha gudiga qabanqaabada ee shirka Mr. Mwangale
ayaa ilaa shalay ilaa maanta galinkii hore kulamo kala gooniya
la lahaa madaxda kooxaha shirka u yimid, iyadoo wixii laga
hadlayay ay ahayd siddii loo yarayn lahaa tirada ergooyinka
shirka u timid, ma jiraan ilaa hadda wax ergooyin ah oo
la dhimay, waxaase wali cirka iyo dhulkaba ku imaanaya Eldoret
ergooyin hor leh, kuwaas oo isugu jira kuwo haysta casuumad
rasmiya iyo kuwo iska socda oo iyaguna haysta casuumad aan
la garanayn cidda soo siisay.
Intii ka harsanayd ergadii Puntland, Gen Morgan iyo qaar
ka mid ah ergadii ururkiisa, Cumar Finish iyo ergadiisii
iyo Jamac Cali Jamac iyo rag la socday ayaa diyaarad ku
yimid Eldoret ilaa maanta iyo xalay, waxaa iyaguna yimid
ergooyin baabuur kusoo galay magaalada.
Jahawareer ayaa ka haysta
Gudiga farsamada IGAD ee shirka hagaysa siddii ay xal ugu
heli lahayd arinta ergada Somalida, lama oga kulanka ay
galabta la lee yihiin hogaamiyayaasha kooxaha Somalida in
xal lagu gaari doona, iyadoo hogaamiyayaasha qaar doonayaan
in aan marna ergadooda lagu faro galin.
Mid ka mid ah gudiga farsamada oo uu la sheekaystay wariyaha
AllPuntland ayaa isagoo la yaabkiisa muujinaya waxa uu yiri
Shirkaani wuxuu ku fiicnaa in lagu qabto meel ka fog Somaliya
sidda Yurub ama Ameerika waayo buu yiri dadkaan baabuurta
iyo diyaaradaha kusoo qulqulaya ma soo gaareen halkaas fog.
Qaladaadka ergada tirada ka badatay ayaa ka timid iyadoo
la sheegay waraaqo been abuur ah oo Nairobi lagu sameeyay
oo dad badani soo qaateen ka dibna inta ay isku diiwaan
galiyeen ku helay kaararka hoolka shirka lagu galo.
Tiro kororka ergooyinka shirka ayaa tiri kororka ugu badan
ee ergooyinka wuxuu ku dhacay ergada Dawlada Carta oo ku
dhawaatay 200 iyo waliba kooxo la malaynayo inay ay xulofo
yihiin, qaar ka mid ah kooxo horay u diiday shirka iyagoo
markaas ka qayliyay tirada ergada qayb ahaanta ay u heleen
ayaa hadda Eldoret soo gaaray iyagoo kusocda tiro ka badan
midii ay markii hore diideen, mid ka mid ah kooxahaas oo
wariyahayagu waydiiyay kororsiimada ergada halka ay ka keeneen
ayaa u sheegay in gudiga farsamadu u sameeyay kororsiimada
ergada ayna tahay sababta ay uga noqdeen diidmadoodii imaanshaha
shirka, gudiga Farsamada ayaa sheegaya inuusan jirin koox
ay ugu dareen tiradii hore wax cusub.
talks will not fail, says mediator
ELDORET, 17 Oct 2002 (IRIN) - The Kenyan special envoy
for Somalia, Elijah Mwangale, on Wednesday expressed confidence
that the current Somali peace talks would succeed, and could
make progress fast. He said this was because the international
community and the region were united in exerting pressure
for success, and because all the major players in the Somali
conflict were present.
Hundreds of Somali delegates have arrived for
the conference, which began on Tuesday in the Kenyan town
of Eldoret. It is being held under the auspices of the regional
body, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Mwangale heads the IGAD technical committee, which is mediating
in the talks. The membership of the committee comprises representatives
from the neighbouring states of Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Addressing a press conference in Eldoret, Mwangale
said the number of people attending the conference was "way
beyond our expectation", and that the "key military
stakeholders" in Somalia were all present. "We have
literally everybody," he told reporters. "I can
tell you that there is nobody who has not arrived or is not
arriving. In other words, this conference will be completely
different from the other conferences that we've had before
Mwangale said the mediation team believed that
progress could now be rapid. "We believe that we have
reached a stage that rather than going for three months, as
we had planned in our process, that it will now take about
a month for us to reach the question of constitutional structures
and the governing structures that are required for Somalia.
And I think that from the expressions that we had this morning
[from delegates], they want to have a structure that is able
to hold the whole of Somalia, and I think we are going to
end up having a decentralised kind of unitary government."
Asked how this stage would be reached, Mwangale
replied that the conference should be able to set up committees
"in the next two weeks" to make recommendations
on the key issues identified by the conference. "Now
those committees are the key ones," he continued, "because
they will address the key issues that will have been identified
in this conference, issues such as the cessation of hostilities,
demobilisation, the new constitutional structures, resumption
Mwangale told reporters that there would be
"six to seven items" on the agenda, and that the
committees would each have between 12 and 16 members. That
meant, he said, that the number of delegates in the second
phase of the negotiations would be reduced to between 75 and
100. "From now on the process will be continuous,"
said Mwangale, "but we'll cut down the numbers
[of delegates]. As it is, we're overwhelmed by the numbers."
The conference organisers originally invited
some 300 participants, but say they now have at least 450.
"We have got too many delegates," Mwangale said.
"Everybody who has come as head of a delegation has come
with more than the number allocated. So it means that we have
now got to sit down with the leadership and cut down that
overwhelm peace talks venue
warlords have joined a peace conference being held to try
to end the conflict in Somalia. Their decision
to attend has been widely welcomed but organisers of the conference
being held in neighbouring Kenya are now struggling to cope
with the unexpectedly large number of delegates.
There were supposed to be about 300 delegates,
but almost 600 Somalis have now descended on the Kenyan town
of Eldoret. There are rival warlords, faction leaders, clan
elders, businessmen - all gathered to try to agree on a way
to end the anarchy in their country.
This is the 14th attempt to hold talks, and
Western diplomats were initially worried that the right people
wouldn't show up. Now they are struggling to raise extra money
to pay for all the hotel rooms. It is early days - but the
massive turn out is an encouraging sign.The last peace talks
two years ago were boycotted by key warlords. Without their
support, the transitional government which was formed never
stood much of a chance.
This time, as one diplomat put it, the delegates
are under massive pressure, not from us, but from their own
people back in Somalia.Pulling together After 12 years of
chaos, everyone wants this conference to work.
Somalia has had 11 years of anarchy The plan is for the delegates
first to work out a framework for a new system of government
- probably one which devolves most power to regional structures.
Then the conference will break up into committees
to thrash out the details. The whole process could take several
months. After 13 failed attempts, there is understandable
caution about this latest peace initiative. But crucially,
for the first time, all Somalia's neighbours are involved,
and it seems, working together. In the past, their own political
agendas have clashed and helped to destabilise the country.