Published On: Sun, May 13th, 2012

Somalia signs Memorandum of Understanding with United Nation

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Somali and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, both committing to improve human rights in the African country, Press TV reports.

Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Ali Mohamed said his government is committed to enhancing the capacity of its institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights, a Press TV correspondent reported on Saturday.

Mohamed also called on the international community to assist his administration in rebuilding the country’s law institutions that has collapsed during the decades-long civil war.

Officials from the OHCHR urged the Transitional Federal Government in Somali to investigate human rights violation in Somalia.

“We definitely encourage the government with supports of its people to investigate human rights violations including the killings or assassination attempts against members of parliament, ministers, journalists and ordinary citizens,” Director of the Field Operation and Technical Cooperation of Division of OHCHR Andres Kompass said.

The UN official also underlined the importance of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of the al-Shabab militant group.

Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

Somalia is one of the countries generating the highest number of refugees and internally displaced people in the world.

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  1. osman5 says:

    Why is the prime minister of the TFG begging for help now? It's a mind boggling, he doesn't have a full control over Mogadhishu let alone the whole Somalia, again, he has a particular tenacity of asking assistance from the IC for the Somalia's law institutions. One would assume perhaps he's in desperate situation for a quick cash grab to complete his own properties that are under-construction in Italy…

    Osman Qaal

  2. mohamed cheers says:

    TFG mandate is almost coming to an end. What couldn't be achieved since the inception in Imbathi
    Kenya can't be achieved at this late overdue. The TFG stands for a terrible dead end game
    failure and despairingly could do nothing of real substance at this late stage. TheTFG PM Gaas and
    his boss President Sharif Achmed will have to follow the downfall path of their former TFG PMs
    and particularly the former controversial dictator C/Laahi Yusuf. History will never forgive the cruel destruction and anarchy the TFG imposed on the Islamic Sovereignty Somalia and its purely
    Muslim Nation. In the absence of Civil Societies democratically elected Govts, the evils plaguing
    Somalia would not heal easily…sadly so to speak. Sadly the TFG remains evil tools being part of the problem and not part of the solution. The right solutions to salvage Somalia's crisis is not in the Roadmaps 1+2 and remains still at large in oblivion.

    • ibrahim says:

      You been confuse person and always will be,contribute something intead of jaging & jackknifing, somalis are interconnected people if one buzzle missing nothing will go head.

      • Jamal says:

        Have you lost your mind what do you mean by interconnected people brother you should understand that thy different mind contribution, please ask yourself this TFG with their 500 parliamentarian what have they done to the making of proper and stable Govt up this present other than emblezing the world fund for the making of Govt in Somalia, The world is tired of you and at this time the world is asking are the Somalis alright among the world of sound mind you ask yourselves what is happening for this failing otherwise you should feel a shamed in coping your Brotherly Country Somaliland with their Good governess really they are the shinning star in their Democracy and the world knows now the truth.

  3. misslovely says:

    this so call pm is only there for his sub clan of majeerteenia he dosen't represent other somalis

  4. Jamal says:

    What l do not understand is why Somalia insist so much in Unity with Somaliland may be they do not have the will power of making thier own Government and l think Somalia there is something is missing in them l really pitty them they need a help in making their own stable government thank you.

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