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Source: UN Security Council
Country: Somalia

SC/13566
6 NOVEMBER 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8391ST MEETING (AM)

The Security Council, acting by consensus today, decided to renew for 12 months authorizations allowing international naval forces to join in the fight against piracy in the waters off the coast of Somalia.

Adopting resolution 2442 (2018) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the 15-member Council deplored all acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the Somali coast. While noting improvements in Somalia, it nevertheless recognized that piracy exacerbates instability in the country and stressed the need for a comprehensive, international response that also works to tackle the underlying causes of the phenomenon.

By the terms of the text, the Council encouraged the Parliament of Somalia to approve a draft coast guard law and urged the Somali authorities to continue efforts towards passing a comprehensive set of anti-piracy and maritime laws without further delay. It also called upon the authorities to make all efforts to bring to justice those who are using Somali territory to plan, facilitate or undertake criminal acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea, while calling upon Member States to assist Somalia ‑ at the request of Somali authorities and with notification to the Secretary-General ‑ to strengthen its maritime capacity.

Welcoming the initiative of the Seychelles to establish a court for piracy and maritime crime and the successful prosecution of piracy cases by that entity, the Council also recognized the need for States, international and regional organizations and other appropriate partners to share information for anti-piracy law enforcement purposes. In addition, it noted the need for those partners to keep under review the possibility of applying targeted sanctions against individuals or entities that plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance or profit from piracy operations if they meet the listing criteria set out in paragraph 43 of resolution 2093 (2013). The Council also called upon all States to cooperate fully with the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group.

By other terms of the resolution, the Council renewed its call upon States and regional organizations that are able to do so to join the fight against piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia by deploying naval vessels, arms and military aircraft; providing basing and logistical support for counter-piracy forces; and seizing and disposing of boats, vessels, arms and other related equipment used in the commission of piracy-related crimes. It further encouraged the Government of Somalia to accede to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and urged all States to take appropriate actions under their domestic laws to prevent the illicit financing of piracy acts and the laundering of its proceeds.

The meeting began at 10:05 a.m. and ended at 10:07 a.m.

Resolution

The full text of resolution 2442 (2018) reads as follows:

“The Security Council,

“Recognizing that 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of resolution 1816 on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia and recalling its previous resolutions concerning the situation in Somalia, especially resolutions 1814 (2008), 1816 (2008), 1838 (2008), 1844 (2008), 1846 (2008), 1851 (2008), 1897 (2009), 1918 (2010), 1950 (2010), 1976 (2011), 2015 (2011), 2020 (2011), 2077 (2012) 2125 (2013), 2184 (2014), 2246 (2015), and 2316 (2016) and 2383 (2017) as well as the Statement of its President (S/PRST/2010/16) of 25 August 2010 and (S/PRST/2012/24) of 19 November 2012,

“Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General (S/2018/903), as requested by resolution 2383 (2017), on the implementation of that resolution and on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia,

“Reaffirming its respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence, and unity of Somalia, including Somalia’s sovereign rights in accordance with international law, with respect to offshore natural resources, including fisheries,

“Noting that the joint counter-piracy efforts of States, regions, organizations, the maritime industry, the private sector, think tanks, and civil society have resulted in a steady decline in pirate attacks as well as hijackings since 2011, with no successful ship hijackings reported off the coast of Somalia since March 2017 however, recognizing the ongoing threat that resurgent piracy and armed robbery at sea poses to the prompt, safe, and effective delivery of humanitarian aid to Somalia and the region, to the safety of seafarers and other persons, to international navigation and the safety of commercial maritime routes, and to other ships, including fishing vessels operating in conformity with international law, commending countries that have deployed naval forces in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin to dissuade piracy networks from carrying out acts of piracy,

“Welcoming the reinstatement of the Somali Maritime Security Coordination Committee (MSCC) meeting held from 9 to 10 July 2018 between the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States and international partners which called for enhanced cooperation in strengthening Somalia’s maritime security as a key priority for both the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States and urged the National Security Council to agree on a delineation of roles of the Somali maritime forces, as required by the Transition Plan and recognizing the importance of engaging in transition planning,

“Further reaffirming that international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, sets out the legal framework applicable to activities in the ocean, including countering piracy and armed robbery at sea,

“Recognizing the need to investigate and prosecute not only suspects captured at sea, but also anyone who incites or intentionally facilitates piracy operations, including key figures of criminal networks involved in piracy who plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance or profit from such attacks, and reiterating its concern over persons suspected of piracy having been released without facing justice, reaffirming that the failure to prosecute persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia undermines anti-piracy efforts,

“Noting with concern that the continuing limited capacity and domestic legislation to facilitate the custody and prosecution of suspected pirates after their capture has hindered more robust international action against pirates off the coast of Somalia, which has led to pirates in many cases being released without facing justice, regardless of whether there is sufficient evidence to support prosecution, and reiterating that, consistent with the provisions of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea concerning the repression of piracy, the 1988 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation provides for parties to create criminal offences, establish jurisdiction, and accept delivery of persons responsible for, or suspected of seizing, or exercising control over, a ship by force or threat thereof, or any other form of intimidation,

“Underlining the primary responsibility of the Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, noting the several requests from Somali authorities for international assistance to counter piracy off its coast, including the letter of 25 October 2018, from the Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Somalia to the United Nations expressing the appreciation of Somali authorities to the Security Council for its assistance, expressing their willingness to consider working with other States and regional organizations to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, asking member states and international organizations to support the Federal Government of Somalia in its efforts to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in its Exclusive Economic Zone, and requesting that the provisions of resolution 2383 (2017) be renewed for an additional 12 months,

“Welcoming the participation of the Federal Government of Somalia and regional partners in the 21st plenary session of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) in Nairobi, Kenya, 11–13 July 2018, co-hosted by the Indian Ocean Commission under the Chairmanship of Mauritius,

“Recognizing the work of the CGPCS and the Law Enforcement Task Force to facilitate the prosecution of suspected pirates, and the intentions of the Regional Capacity Building Working Group to identify regional priorities and coordination of capacity-building activities and regional responsibilities,

“Noting the progress made to enhance Somali capacity building through the National Maritime Coordination Committee (NMCC) to assess maritime priorities between the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States,

“Welcoming the financing provided by the Trust Fund to Support Initiatives of States Combating Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (the Trust Fund) to strengthen regional ability to prosecute suspected pirates and imprison those convicted in accordance with applicable international human rights law, noting with appreciation the assistance provided by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Maritime Crime Programme, and being determined to continue efforts to ensure that pirates are held accountable,

“Commending the efforts of the European Union Naval Forces (EUNAVFOR) Operation ATALANTA and EUCAP Somalia, Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 151, the counter-piracy activities of the African Union onshore in Somalia and other States acting in a national capacity in cooperation with Somali authorities and each other to suppress piracy and to protect ships transiting through the waters off the coast of Somalia, and welcoming the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction Initiative (SHADE) and the efforts of individual countries, including China, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation, which have deployed naval counter-piracy missions in the region,

“Noting the efforts of flag States for taking measures to permit vessels sailing under their flag transiting the High Risk Area (HRA) to embark vessel protection detachments and privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP), and to allow charters that favour arrangements that make use of such measures, while urging States to regulate such activities in accordance with applicable international law,

“Welcoming and encouraging the capacity-building efforts in the region made by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) funded Djibouti Code of Conduct, the Trust Fund and the European Union’s activities under the EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) which assists Somalia in strengthening its maritime security capacity in order to enable it to enforce maritime law more effectively, and recognizing the need for all engaged international and regional organizations to coordinate and cooperate fully,

“Supporting the development of a coastguard at the federal level and coastguard police at the Federal Member State level, noting with appreciation the efforts made by the IMO and the shipping industry to develop and update guidance, best management practices, and recommendations to assist ships to prevent and suppress piracy attacks off the coast of Somalia, including in the Gulf of Aden, and in relevant parts of the Indian Ocean that are still within the High Risk Area and recognizing the work of the IMO and the CGPCS in this regard, noting the efforts of the International Organization for Standardization, which has developed industry standards of training and certification for Private Maritime Security Companies when providing PCASP on board ships in high-risk areas, and further welcoming the European Union’s EUCAP Somalia, which is working to develop the maritime security capacities of Somalia,

“Underlining the importance of continuing to enhance the collection, preservation, and transmission to competent authorities of evidence of acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, and welcoming the ongoing work of the IMO, INTERPOL, and industry groups to develop guidance to seafarers on preservation of crime scenes following acts of piracy, and noting the importance of enabling seafarers to give evidence in criminal proceedings to prosecute acts of piracy,

“Further recognizing that pirate networks continue to rely on kidnapping and hostage-taking to help generate funding to purchase weapons, gain recruits, and continue their operational activities, thereby jeopardizing the safety and security of civilians and restricting the flow of commerce, and welcoming international efforts to coordinate the work of investigators and prosecutors, inter alia, through the Law Enforcement Task Force and collect and share information to disrupt the pirate enterprise, as exemplified by INTERPOL’s Global Database on Maritime Piracy, and commending the establishment of the Maritime Information Fusion Centre (RMIFC) in Madagascar, the sister centre of the Regional Centre for Operational Coordination (RCOC) in Seychelles following the signing of the Regional Agreement for the Setting up of a Regional Maritime Information Exchange and Sharing Mechanism in the Western Indian Ocean by Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius, Union of Comoros and Seychelles , including the establishment of the Piracy Prosecution Readiness Plan which, under the auspices of UNODC and in partnership with EU NAVFOR, will further develop the region’s capacity to conduct piracy prosecutions,

“Reaffirming international condemnation of acts of kidnapping and hostage-taking, including offences contained within the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages, strongly condemning the continuing practice of hostage-taking by pirates operating off the coast of Somalia, expressing serious concern at the inhumane conditions hostages face in captivity, recognizing the adverse impact on their families, calling for the immediate release of all remaining hostages, and noting the importance of cooperation between Member States on the issue of hostage-taking and the prosecution of suspected pirates for taking hostages,

“Commending Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, and the United Republic of Tanzania, for their efforts to prosecute suspected pirates in their national courts, and noting with appreciation the assistance provided by the UNODC Maritime Crime Programme, the Trust Fund, and other international organizations and donors, in coordination with the CGPCS, to support Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, the United Republic of Tanzania, Somalia, and other States in the region with their efforts to prosecute, or incarcerate in a third State after prosecution elsewhere, pirates, including facilitators and financiers ashore, consistent with applicable international human rights law, and emphasizing the need for States and international organizations to further enhance international efforts in this regard,

“Welcoming the readiness of the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States to cooperate with each other and with States who have prosecuted suspected pirates with a view to enabling convicted pirates to be repatriated back to Somalia under suitable prisoner transfer arrangements, consistent with applicable international law, including international human rights law, and acknowledging the return from Seychelles to Somalia of convicted prisoners willing and eligible to serve their sentences in Somalia, and noting that the sentences served must be those passed by the courts of the prosecuting states and that any proposal to vary the sentences must be in conformity with the 2011 Transfer Agreement with the Seychelles,

“Welcoming the work of the Maritime Security Coordination Committee (MSCC), the central mechanism for developing capability and identifying and channelling support, as highlighted at the London Somalia Conference in May 2017, and encouraging the Somali national and regional administrations to take increasing responsibility for counter-piracy initiatives,

“Expressing serious concern over reports of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) in Somalia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and noting the complex relationship between IUU fishing and piracy, recognizing that IUU fishing accounts for millions of dollars in lost revenue for Somalia each year, and can contribute to destabilization among coastal communities,

“Noting Somalia’s accession to the FAO’s Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, recognizing the projects supported by FAO and UNODC aimed at enhancing Somalia’s capacity to combat such activities, and stressing the need for States and international organizations to further intensify their support to the Federal Government of Somalia, at its request, in enhancing Somalia’s capacity to combat such activities,

“Recognizing the ongoing efforts of the Federal Government of Somalia towards the development of a legal regime for the distribution of fishing licences, commending in this regard the implementation of a component of the EU-funded Programme to Promote Regional Maritime Security (CCAP) with FAO aims to promote proper and transparent licensed and regulated fishing with regional states, and encouraging further efforts in this regard, with the support of the international community,

“Recalling the reports of the Secretary General which illustrate the seriousness of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia and provide useful guidance for the investigation and prosecution of pirates, including on specialized anti-piracy courts,

“Remaining concerned that four-Iranian seafarers from the FV Siraj remain as hostages inside Somalia in appalling conditions, and welcoming the work of International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) in the provision of post trauma intervention and financial support to victims of piracy and their families; as well as the CGPCS Piracy Survivors Family Fund (PSFF), which provides funds for the survivors of Somali piracy, and for their families, to provide a range of support during and after captivity and recognizing the need to continue supporting these initiatives and contributions to funds,

“Recognizing the progress made by the CGPCS and UNODC in the use of public information tools to raise awareness of the dangers of piracy and highlight the best practices to eradicate this criminal phenomenon,

“Noting efforts by UNODC and UNDP and the funding provided by the Trust Fund, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, and other donors to develop regional judicial and law enforcement capacity to investigate, arrest, and prosecute suspected pirates and to incarcerate convicted pirates consistent with applicable international human rights law,

“Bearing in mind the Djibouti Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, noting the operations of information-sharing centres in, Kenya, and the United Republic of Tanzania, recognizing the efforts of signatory States to develop the appropriate regulatory and legislative frameworks to combat piracy, enhance their capacity to patrol the waters of the region, interdict suspect vessels, and prosecute suspected pirates,

“Emphasizing that peace and stability within Somalia, the strengthening of State institutions, economic and social development, and respect for human rights and the rule of law are necessary to create the conditions for a durable eradication of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, and further emphasizing that Somalia’s long-term security rests with the effective development by Somali authorities of the Somali Coast Guard and Maritime Police Units, Somali National Army, and Somali Police Force,

“Welcoming the Padang Communique and Maritime Cooperation Declaration adopted by the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) at its 15th Council of Ministers meeting, which call upon members to support and strengthen cooperation to address maritime challenges including piracy and illegal trafficking of drugs,

“Welcoming the publication in June 2018 by BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping, International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs, Intertanko, The Oil Companies International Marine Forum and others, of version 5 of Best Management Practices to deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea (BMP5), acknowledging that the information and guidance contained within helps to reduce the risks to mariners and seafarers engaged in their lawful occupations,

“Recognizing that the ongoing instability in Somalia and the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off its coast are inextricably linked, and stressing the need to continue the comprehensive response by the international community to repress piracy and armed robbery at sea and tackle its underlying causes,

“Determining that the incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, as well as the activity of pirate groups in Somalia, are an important factor exacerbating the situation in Somalia, which continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region,

“Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

“1. Reiterates that it condemns and deplores all acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia;

“2. While noting improvements in Somalia, recognizes that piracy exacerbates instability in Somalia by introducing large amounts of illicit cash that fuels additional crime, corruption, and terrorism;

“3. Stresses the need for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress piracy and tackle its underlying causes by the international community in collaboration with Somali authorities and other relevant actors;

“4. Underlines the primary responsibility of the Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, encourages the approval by the Parliament of the draft coast guard law which the Somali authorities, with the support of EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta and EUCAP Somalia have submitted to the Council of Ministers and urges the Somali authorities, to continue their work to pass a comprehensive set of anti-piracy and maritime laws without further delay and establish security forces with clear roles and jurisdictions to enforce these laws and to continue to develop, with international support as appropriate, the capacity of Somali courts to investigate and prosecute persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery, including key figures of criminal networks involved in piracy who plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance or profit from such attacks;

“5. Recognizes the need to continue investigating and prosecuting those who plan, organize, or illicitly finance or profit from pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia, including key figures of criminal networks involved in piracy, urges States, working in conjunction with relevant international organizations, to adopt legislation to facilitate prosecution of suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia;

“6. Calls upon the Somali authorities to interdict, and upon interdiction to have mechanisms in place to safely return effects seized by pirates, investigate and prosecute pirates and to patrol the waters off the coast of Somalia to prevent and suppress acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea;

“7. Calls upon the Somali authorities to make all efforts to bring to justice those who are using Somali territory to plan, facilitate, or undertake criminal acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea, and calls upon Member States to assist Somalia, at the request of Somali authorities and with notification to the Secretary-General, to strengthen maritime capacity in Somalia, including regional authorities and, stresses that any measures undertaken pursuant to this paragraph shall be consistent with applicable international law, in particular international human rights law;

“8. Calls upon States to cooperate also, as appropriate, on the issue of hostage taking, and the prosecution of suspected pirates for taking hostages;

“9. Calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all seafarers held hostage by Somali pirates, and further calls upon the Somali authorities and all relevant stakeholders to redouble their efforts to secure their safe and immediate release;

“10. Welcomes the initiative of the Seychelles authorities to establish a court for piracy and maritime crime and further welcomes the successful prosecution of piracy cases by this body;

“11. Recognizes the need for States, international and regional organizations, and other appropriate partners to exchange evidence and information for anti-piracy law enforcement purposes with a view to ensuring effective prosecution of suspected, and imprisonment of convicted, pirates and with a view to the arrest and prosecution of key figures of criminal networks involved in piracy who plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance and profit from piracy operations, and keeps under review the possibility of applying targeted sanctions against individuals or entities that plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance or profit from piracy operations if they meet the listing criteria set out in paragraph 43 of resolution 2093 (2013), and calls upon all States to cooperate fully with the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group, including on information-sharing regarding possible violations of the arms embargo or charcoal ban;

“12. Renews its call upon States and regional organizations that are able to do so to take part in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, in particular, consistent with this resolution and international law, by deploying naval vessels, arms, and military aircraft, by providing basing and logistical support for counter-piracy forces, and by seizing and disposing of boats, vessels, arms, and other related equipment used in the commission of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, or for which there are reasonable grounds for suspecting such use;

“13. Highlights the importance of coordination among States and international organizations in order to deter acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, commends the work of the CGPCS to facilitate such coordination in cooperation with the IMO, flag States, and Somali authorities, and urges continued support of these efforts;

“14. Encourages Member States to continue to cooperate with Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea, notes the primary role of Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, and decides that, for a further period of 13 months from the date of this resolution to renew the authorizations as set out in paragraph 14 of resolution 2383 (2017) granted to States and regional organizations cooperating with Somali authorities in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, for which advance notification has been provided by Somali authorities to the Secretary-General;

“15. Affirms that the authorizations renewed in this resolution apply only with respect to the situation in Somalia and shall not affect the rights, obligations, or responsibilities of Member States under international law, including any rights or obligations under United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, with respect to any other situation, and underscores in particular that this resolution shall not be considered as establishing customary international law; and affirms further that such authorizations have been renewed in response to the 25 October 2018 letter conveying the request of Somali authorities;

“16. Decides that the arms embargo on Somalia imposed by paragraph 5 of resolution 733 (1992) and further elaborated upon by paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1425 (2002) and modified by paragraphs 33 to 38 of resolution 2093 does not apply to supplies of weapons and military equipment or the provision of assistance destined for the sole use of Member States, international, regional, and subregional organizations undertaking measures in accordance with paragraph 14 above;

“17. Requests that cooperating States take appropriate steps to ensure that the activities they undertake pursuant to the authorizations in paragraph 14 do not have the practical effect of denying or impairing the right of innocent passage to the ships of any third State;

“18. Calls upon all States, and in particular flag, port, and coastal States, States of the nationality of victims and perpetrators of piracy and armed robbery, and other States with relevant jurisdiction under international law and national legislation, to cooperate in determining jurisdiction and in the investigation and prosecution of all persons responsible for acts of piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia, including key figures of criminal networks involved in piracy who plan, organize, facilitate, or illicitly finance or profit from such attack, consistent with applicable international law including international human rights law, to ensure that all pirates handed over to judicial authorities are subject to a judicial process, and to render assistance by, among other actions, providing disposition and logistics assistance with respect to persons under their jurisdiction and control, such as victims, witnesses, and persons detained as a result of operations conducted under this resolution;

“19. Calls upon all States to criminalize piracy under their domestic law and to favourably consider the prosecution of suspected, and imprisonment of those convicted, pirates apprehended off the coast of Somalia, and their facilitators and financiers ashore, consistent with applicable international law, including international human rights law, and decides to keep these matters under review, including, as appropriate, the establishment of specialized anti-piracy courts in Somalia with substantial international participation and/or support as set forth in resolution 2015 (2011), and encourages the CGPCS to continue its discussions in this regard;

“20. Welcomes, in this context, the UNODC Maritime Crime Programme’s continued work with authorities in Somalia and in neighbouring States to ensure that individuals suspected of piracy are prosecuted and those convicted are imprisoned in a manner consistent with international law, including international human rights law;

“21. Encourages the Federal Government of Somalia to accede to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, as part of its efforts to target money laundering and financial support structures on which piracy networks survive;

“22. Urges all States to take appropriate actions under their existing domestic law to prevent the illicit financing of acts of piracy and the laundering of its proceeds;

“23. Urges States, in cooperation with INTERPOL and Europol, to further investigate international criminal networks involved in piracy off the coast of Somalia, including those responsible for illicit financing and facilitation;

“24. Urges all States to ensure that counter-piracy activities, particularly land-based activities, take into consideration the need to protect women and children from exploitation, including sexual exploitation;

“25. Urges all States to share information with INTERPOL for use in the global piracy database, through appropriate channels;

“26. Commends the contributions of the Trust Fund and the IMO-funded Djibouti Code of Conduct and urges both state and non-State actors affected by piracy, most notably the international shipping community, to contribute to them;

“27. Urges States parties to United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation to implement fully their relevant obligations under these conventions and customary international law and to cooperate with the UNODC, IMO, and other States and international organizations to build judicial capacity for the successful prosecution of persons suspected of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia;

“28. Acknowledges the recommendations and guidance provided by the IMO on preventing and suppressing piracy and armed robbery at sea; and urges States, in collaboration with the shipping and insurance industries and the IMO, to continue to develop and implement avoidance, evasion, and defensive best practices and advisories to take when under attack or when sailing in the waters off the coast of Somalia, and further urges States to make their citizens and vessels available for forensic investigation as appropriate at the first suitable port of call immediately following an act or attempted act of piracy or armed robbery at sea or release from captivity;

“29. Encourages flag States and port States to further consider the development of safety and security measures on board vessels, including, where applicable, developing regulations for the use of PCASP on board ships, aimed at preventing and suppressing piracy off the coast of Somalia, through a consultative process, including through the IMO and ISO;

“30. Invites the IMO to continue its contributions to the prevention and suppression of acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships, in coordination, in particular, with the UNODC, the World Food Program (WFP), the shipping industry, and all other parties concerned, and recognizes the IMO’s role concerning privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships in high-risk areas;

“31. Notes the importance of securing the safe delivery of WFP assistance by sea, and welcomes the ongoing work by the WFP, EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta, and flag States with regard to Vessel Protection Detachments on WFP vessels;

“32. Requests States and regional organizations cooperating with Somali authorities to inform the Security Council and the Secretary-General in nine months of the progress of actions undertaken in the exercise of the authorizations provided in paragraph 14 above and further requests all States contributing through the CGPCS to the fight against piracy off the coast of Somalia, including Somalia and other States in the region, to report by the same deadline on their efforts to establish jurisdiction and cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of piracy;

“33. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council within twelve months of the adoption of this resolution on the implementation of this resolution and on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia;

“34. Expresses its intention to review the situation and consider, as appropriate, renewing the authorizations provided in paragraph 14 above for additional periods upon the request of Somali authority;

“35. Decides to remain seized of the matter.”

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          Ethiopia: New Responses to the Refugee Crisis: Promises and Challenges in Ethiopia, A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: International Rescue Committee
Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Executive Summary

In 2016, the Government of Ethiopia made nine pledges to improve the lives of refugees and host communities. Soon thereafter it rolled out the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) of the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, and became one the first countries to receive multiyear, concessional financing from the World Bank’s 18th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA18) sub-window for refugee-hosting nations. Together, these commitments, framework and financing hold the promise of significantly improving the lives of refugees and their host communities across the country.

New policies and programs are underway. The Government is revising its Refugee Proclamation and is expected to expand its policies that will enable more refugees to move freely from camps and access education and jobs. New livelihoods and education projects, supported by the World Bank and UK’s Department for International Development, are being designed to support refugees and host communities. Although still early in his tenure, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali appears reform-minded and could be a champion of these approaches to the protracted refugee situation.

While progress is being made, there are a number of concerns that, if not addressed, run the risk of hampering impact. The Bank’s working groups for sub-window financed projects are distinct from CRRF working groups, and both appear to have consultative processes that often leave key constituencies, such as refugees, local governments and regional bodies, out of decision-making regarding policies and program design. The World Bank’s earliest investments are weighted towards solutions like industrial parks that do not adequately address refugees’ barriers to decent work and are unlikely to generate enough jobs in the medium term. And the government has not yet passed the Refugee Proclamation—key to ensuring refugees can access their rights, and critical for Bank programs to begin in earnest.

This case study seeks to determine what impact the CRRF and development financing are having—and are likely to have moving forward. Based on these observations, this case study offers recommendations for the Government of Ethiopia, the World Bank, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), NGOs and other stakeholders. It calls on the Government to swiftly pass the Refugee Proclamation, allowing refugees to move more freely, and access schools and formal jobs. It recommends the World Bank, UNHCR and ARRA streamline their multistakeholder engagement process to ensure key actors, such as different levels of government, regional bodies, refugees, and NGOs can contribute to decision-making processes; and to ensure projects adequately reflect the evidence base, for instance on refugee and host community livelihood skills and needs.


          Uganda: New Responses to the Refugee Crisis: Promises and Challenges in Uganda, A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: International Rescue Committee
Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda

Executive Summary

Uganda, in many ways, is ground zero for new global initiatives to address large-scale, protracted displacement. It has hosted refugees from neighboring countries for decades, and today hosts the largest refugee population in Africa.

At the 2016 Leaders’ Summit on Refugees and Migrants, Uganda doubled down on its progressive refugee policies, which allow refugees to work, go to school and access land. It opted to be the first country to pilot the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework of the New York Declaration. And it is among the first countries to receive financing through a new sub-window of the World Bank’s 18th replenishment of its International Development Association (IDA18), created to provide additional concessional financing to low-income countries hosting large numbers of refugees. Together, these commitments, framework and financing offer immense potential to meaningfully improve the lives of refugees and Ugandan host communities.

All eyes are on Uganda as an early adopter of these new tools and funding. How will World Bank-funded projects be balanced with existing humanitarian interventions for refugees—which are extensive in Uganda? How will the Bank interact with the complex set of actors, including the government, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), non-governmental actors (NGOs), civil society, and refugees themselves? Will the Bank adapt its projects or move forward with business as usual in these unique contexts? Will the Bank’s initiatives encourage other donors to provide multiyear financing and support long-term solutions for refugees and host communities?

This case study starts to answer these questions by examining Uganda’s recent policy approaches and initiatives that respond to refugee and host populations. Although it is still early days, observations so far suggest mixed results. The Government’s willingness to engage with these new platforms and maintain its progressive refugee policies, especially in the face of global actors retreating from their share in the responsibility for responding to refugee crises, is impressive and important.

However, early concerns about implementation have been, in some instances, validated. While the World Bank’s financing and CRRF are “pulling in the same direction”, there are no formal agreed on outcomes and no formal linkages between the funding and the framework. The process for making decisions about policies and programs have seemingly marginalizes NGOs and refugees themselves, even though there are new structures meant to give them a voice. And most Bank-funded projects in the pipeline piggyback on existing Bank programs, bringing refugees into projects that were already in train; it is unclear to what extent these projects will adapt to reflect refugees’ experiences.

Based on these observations, this case study offers recommendations for the Government of Uganda, donors like the World Bank, UNHCR and other stakeholders. It calls on the Government to foster better coordination and collaboration between different levels of government and to lead on simplifying and aligning decision-making processes for the CRRF implementation and World Bank financing. It recommends the World Bank and UNHCR develop more deliberate consultative process to include a broader range of actors; help bring other development actors to the table; and to work with partners to identify a clear set of outcomes they want to achieve with the new financing and frameworks. It suggests NGOs more proactively engage with the World Bank to share their expertise and help shape program and policy decisions based on their years of working with refugees.


          Somalia: UNSOM Condemns Unprovoked Shooting on UN Convoy in Galmudug State      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN Assistance Mission in Somalia
Country: Somalia

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) condemns the obstruction and attack on a convoy of UN vehicles that occurred along the road between the cities of Galkayo and Adaado in Galmudug state on Saturday, 3 November.

The convoy was accompanied by a dozen police officers from South Galkayo in the late afternoon of Saturday when it was stopped some five kilometres outside Adaado at a checkpoint manned by eight men claiming to be police officers. None of the individuals wore police uniforms, but they refused to grant passage to the convoy that was carrying a team of UN personnel assigned to make preparations for an upcoming visit to Dhusamarreb by UN officials.

After the UN officials decided to abort the mission and head back to Galkayo, a truck carrying militiamen drove through the checkpoint and opened fire on the UN convoy. None of the members of the convoy was injured nor were any of the UN vehicles damaged in the shooting incident.

“Last week’s attack on a UN convoy is unacceptable, and we call on the authorities in Galmudug state and the Federal Government to hold accountable those militiamen who opened fire on our colleagues. Such an attack has not happened to the UN in Somalia for a very long time.” said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Haysom. “United Nations personnel must be granted free passage throughout Somalia at all times. They must be able to implement the mandates of UNSOM and UN agencies, funds and programmes without running the risk of being fired upon for no justifiable reason.”


          World: Border Agencies Plan for Inter-Agency Cooperation in East and Horn of Africa      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: International Organization for Migration
Country: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World

Nairobi – Eight countries in the East and Horn of Africa have committed to the establishment of “inter-agency cross-border technical working groups” that would facilitate the implementation of 22 identified good practices meant to boost cooperation and improve the efficiency of border operations.

The region’s borders are some of the busiest, as they cut across key migration routes focused on the movement of people within the region and to other major destinations, including Europe and the Gulf countries. Disparate national priorities among adjourning countries do not always make cooperation possible. But this could soon be thing of the past, as border authority managers from neighbouring states – some meeting for the first time – established a new rapport and struck significant operational agreements.

This followed a first-of-its-kind workshop organized by the UN migration agency IOM in late October that brought together directors general of immigration and senior immigration and border management officers from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania.

The workshop took place under the aegis of the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme - a regional, multi-year and multi-partner programme funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), coordinated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Bilateral and trilateral meetings between and among representatives of all the eight countries represented produced significant results for implementation. The highlights of these IOM-facilitated meetings, include:

First time agreement between Ethiopia and South Sudan to conduct joint, cross border patrols; and to work together to open new border crossings points between the two countries. Sudan and South Sudan agreed to work together to open four border crossing points, including One Stop Border Posts. Uganda and South Sudan agreed to implement joint, cross border patrols, and to establish “Integrated Border Management Committees”. Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia agreed to implement Integrated Border Management Committees; and Joint Interagency, Cross- Border Patrols. Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania agreed to increased cooperation and implement “Good Practices” on Counter-Trafficking efforts; implement Joint Interagency Cross- Border Patrols.

The eight countries requested IOM to support a follow-up meeting to buttress the establishment of the proposed interagency, cross-border, technical working Groups. IOM is currently developing action plans to respond to stakeholder requests which will be funded through BMM and will be completed by June 30, 2019.

Keynote speaker at the workshop, Kenya Principal Secretary for Immigration and Registration of Persons, Rtd Maj-Gen Gordon Kihalangwa, said: “With increasing complexity of migration flows, countries in the East and Horn of Africa region should enhance cross-border cooperation in order to effectively deal with existing challenges in border management which include; trafficking of persons and smuggling of migrants among other forms of transnational organized crime”.

Julia Hartlieb, the BMM Senior Regional Programme Coordinator, said: “The Better Migration Management Programme has recorded key milestones in providing support to countries through the National Coordination Mechanisms for Migration, the provision of equipment and MIDAS border equipment, training, benchmarking visits to operationalization of e-visa and e-immigration systems.

For more information please contact IOM RO Nairobi:
Charles Mkude, BMM Programme Officer, Tel: +254 715 903 291, Email: cmkude@iom.int
Wilson Johwa, Communications Officer, Tel: +254 701 838 029, Email: wjohwa@iom.int


          Somalia: Somalia Food Security Outlook, October 2018 to May 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Somalia

Deyr rainfall expected to sustain current outcomes, except in some pastoral areas

Key Messages

  • Food security has continued to improve throughout Somalia since the 2018 Gu. Most northern and central livelihood zones are Stressed (IPC Phase 2), while southern livelihood zones are Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2). In October, humanitarian assistance continued to prevent worse outcomes in Guban Pastoral and northwestern Northern Inland Pastoral (NIP) livelihood zones, where Crisis! (IPC Phase 3!) and Stressed! (IPC Phase 2!) outcomes persist, respectively. Northwest Agropastoral and most IDP settlements are also in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

  • Contrary to earlier forecasts, Deyr seasonal rainfall is now expected to be below-average despite the development of a weak El Niño. Overall, favorable soil moisture is anticipated to prevent large declines in Deyr crop production and rangeland resources, and current outcomes are likely to be sustained in most livelihood zones through May 2019. In Addun Pastoral, Coastal Deeh Pastoral and Fishing, and northeastern NIP livelihood zones, however, deterioration in pasture and water resources is likely to lead to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes during the 2019 pastoral lean season.

  • In the absence of food assistance, deterioration to Emergency (IPC Phase 4) in Guban Pastoral livelihood zone and to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in northwestern NIP livelihood zone is likely. Herd sizes remain significantly below baseline in these zones and poor households have few saleable animals to purchase food. Significant improvements will not occur until after the next cohort of births in May. Other areas of greatest concern include IDP settlements, which will sustain Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4).


          Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma New Arrival Registration Trends 2018 (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe


          Somalia: Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 06 November 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Somalia

The Deyr 2018 rainy season continued to spread in space across the country with poor performance during the month of October. Some parts are yet to record any significant rains since the season begun.
The rainfall forecast in Map 1 for the next three days is calling for light or no rains in the country. The rains are expected to increase towards the end of the week to moderate levels of up to 40mm in the southern regions, west of Somaliland and the Ethiopian highlands. Most of central regions, Puntland and East of Somaliland will remain dry during the week. This calls for concern and close monitoring of the situation especially in Puntland which is already experiencing moisture stress due to the suppressed rains.
Users are advised that this is a forecast and at times there may be discrepancies between forecast and actual amounts of rainfall received. The forecast, observed river levels and rainfall amounts are updated on a daily basis and can be found on this link: http://frrims.faoswalim.org


          Kenya: Kenya: Kalobeyei Settlement Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania


          Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma and Kalobeyei Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe


          Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma Camp Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe


          Somalia: Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia, 4 October – 5 November 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Somalia

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aid agencies step up livelihood, resilience support
  • Conflict related displacement spikes in Lower Shabelle
  • Evictions continue in Mogadishu
  • Major disease outbreaks contained
  • Polio immunization continues
  • Mental health care must be prioritized
  • Sustained funding needed to support the aid operation

Aid agencies step up livelihood, resilience support

Thanks to the above-average 2018 Gu rains (April to June) and a sustained humanitarian response, harvests across the country were the best in nearly a decade. The number of food insecure people dropped from 6.7 million at the peak of the crisis in 2017 to 4.6 million by September this year. According to the FAO-led Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), rainfall in October 2018 has been below average across most parts of Somalia. Rainfall performance in November and December will determine the impact of the Deyr season on food production. While there are considerable improvements in food security, the long-term impact of the 2017 drought on livelihoods has been substantial and will take several consecutive good rainy seasons for the affected communities to recover.


          Djibouti: Points de suivi des flux de populations Djibouti - Tableau de Bord - Période 1 - 30 Septembre 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: International Organization for Migration
Country: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia

L'OIM travaille en collaboration avec le Gouvernement de Djibouti afin de mieux comprendre les dynamiques migratoires dans le pays ainsi que le profil des migrants qui transitent dans le pays. Pour ce faire, l’OIM met en œuvre le suivi des flux de population, activité qui consiste à collecter des données dans les localités par lesquelles transitent les migrants. Les données présentées dans ce rapport mensuel donnent un aperçu des mouvements et des profils de populations en Septembre 2018.

SUIVI DES MOUVEMENTS DE POPULATIONS

Le suivi des mouvements de populations est une composante de la Matrice de Suivi des Déplacements (ou Displacement Tracking Matrix, DTM) de l’OIM. La DTM a été développée afin de suivre les mouvements d’individus et de groupes qui traversent des points de transit. L’objective de la composante “Suivi des mouvements de populations” est de fournir des informations mises à jour de manière régulière sur les flux de populations et sur les profils des populations en mouvement (migrants, personnes déplacées internes, retournées, etc.).

Les informations et analyses proposées par la méthodologie du suivi des mouvements de populations permettent de mieux comprendre les difficultés rencontrées par les migrants tout au long de leur routes migratoire ou de leur déplacement forcé afin de mieux définir les priorités en termes d’assistance.

METHODOLOGIE

Les enquêteurs sont déployés aux postes frontaliers de Guelilléh et Loyada (à Kalankanleh) ainsi que dans les localités (ou quartiers) de PK9, Badaf, Fontehero, Guaherré, Godoria, Assamo, Ar-Oussa, et à Yoboki. Les données sont collectées à travers des activités d’enregistrement de groupes de migrants puis transférées vers la base de données de l'OIM. Au total, 12 enquêteurs suivent quotidiennement les flux des populations au niveau de ces différents points de suivi. L'identification des localités où ont été déployés les enquêteurs a été réalisée en collaboration avec les autorités et partenaires humanitaires.

LIMITES

La couverture spatiale et temporelle des enquêtes menées est partielle et ne permet pas de prendre en compte tous les mouvements migratoires dans le pays. Les données présentées dans ce rapport illustrent avant tout des tendances migratoires. Par ailleurs, les données sur les vulnérabilités sont basées sur les observations directes des enquêteurs et ne doivent être comprises qu’à titre indicatif. Enfin, il est possible que les migrants passant par plusieurs points de suivi soient comptés à plusieurs reprises. Ainsi, le nombre total de migrants observés aux points de suivi des flux ne reflète pas forcement les flux migratoires véritables dans chaque région. Toutes les données inclues dans ce rapport sont basées sur des observations partielles et ne sont pas représentatives de la population entière des migrants. Nous fournissons des garanties sur ce que nous rapportons, mais ce que nous rapportons n’est pas une image complète des mouvements migratoires.


          Somalia: Somalia: Upsurge in violence triggers new wave of displacement      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Somalia

An upsurge in insecurity and conflict has triggered a new wave of displacement in the Lower Shabelle region of South West State. According to UNHCR-led Protection and Return Monitoring Network (PRMN), more than 34,000 people have fled the area since the beginning of August, joining thousands of others who fled earlier in 2018 or before due to conflict, drought and floods, in which the majority are women and children.

Read more on OCHA.


          Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Durable Solutions Factsheet (September 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden, United States of America

  • Ethiopia hosts 905,831 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the 36,185 who arrived since the start of 2018.

  • The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.

  • Resettlement remains the chief durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia, but limited quotas mean that only 3,240 refugees will be referred to resettlement countries in 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR supports the Government of Ethiopia in discharging its international obligations, fulfilling the organization’s core objectives to provide refugees and other persons of concern with international protection, and to seek durable solutions for them. The three traditional durable solutions are complementary and are pursued together:

    • Voluntary repatriation, in which refugees return in safety and with dignity to their countries of origin and re-avail themselves of national protection;
    • Resettlement, in which refugees are selected and transferred from the country of refuge to a third state which has agreed to admit them as refugees with permanent residence status; and
    • Local integration, in which refugees legally, economically and socially integrate in the host country, availing themselves of the national protection of the host government.
  • UNHCR and partners support livelihoods programmes for refugees in order to reduce vulnerability and dependency on humanitarian assistance. Refugees who actively support themselves are better equipped to take on the challenges of any of the durable solutions. UNHCR recognizes the stress that the presence of refugees can place on already-impoverished host communities and works closely with development actors and regional governments to mitigate the impact. UNHCR advocates for complementarity of services for refugees and host communities, and seeks to ensure that refugees are included in their intervention and development plans, thereby promoting peaceful co-existence.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia is committed to assisting refugees in accessing complementary legal pathways including family reunification and other humanitarian migration programmes, such as private sponsorship, study and employment possibilities. UNHCR Ethiopia continues to issue refugees with proof of registration documents and provides advice on how to process family reunification cases. Specifically, UNHCR directly assists unregistered refugee children in accessing the services and documentation necessary to reunite with their family members abroad. UNHCR Ethiopia is also involved in the issuance of Convention Travel Documents (CTDs), which permits refugees to undertake international travel for employment, education and to seek medical treatment unavailable in Ethiopia.

  • The innovative Italian Humanitarian Corridor program was officially launched in 2017 and aims to relocate 500 refugees to Italy. UNHCR has undertaken this project with two faith-based organizations, Caritas Italiana and Sant’Egidio Community, through which refugees with family links in Italy as well as those with protection and medical vulnerabilities are able to find a durable solution. To date, 327 refugees have departed for new lives in Italy.


          Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Urban Refugees Factsheet (September 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen

HIGHLIGHTS

  • By the end of September 2018, there were a total of 22,885 refugees in the capital Addis Ababa, mainly from Eritrea, Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and refugees of other nationalities, including those from the Great Lakes region.

  • Of the total population, 868 are children, who either arrived alone (377 children) or were separated from their parents or relatives during flight (491 children).

  • Of the urban refugee population, 18,122 (79%) are Eritrean refugees. Of these, 17,217 are beneficiaries of the Government’s Out-Of-Camp Policy.

  • UNHCR provides reception services at the Urban Refugee Reception Centre, located around what is popularly known as the Hayahulet Mazoriya in Addis Ababa. In addition to registration and documentation services, individual protection and resettlement counselling are available at the center from Monday to Thursday every week, between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

  • UNHCR undertook its yearly participatory assessment with refugees living in Addis Ababa in August 2018.The findings will assist the UN Refugee Agency to better understand the situation of refugees and will inform the planned programmatic and service delivery activities.

  • Coordination of protection programs targeting refugees in Addis Ababa is done through the monthly Urban and Kenya Borena Sub-Working Group meetings, that are held every 1st Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the UNHCR office in Bole. The forum brings together the government refugee agency (ARRA), UNHCR and all the partners working with refugees in Addis Ababa in order to ensure coordinated response in service delivery and efficient use of resources in line with UNHCR protection priorities.


          Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Resettlement Factsheet (September 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden, United States of America

  • Out of 905,831 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 was 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada, which was revised downwards to 3,240 individuals.

  • To date, 2,136 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries, 1,907 refugees have been submitted and 608 have departed.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Resettlement is an invaluable protection tool for UNHCR Ethiopia as it addresses the specific needs of refugees who are vulnerable due to their experiences in their country of origin and/or whose safety, health or other fundamental rights are at risk in Ethiopia, by providing them an opportunity to rebuild their lives in a new country.

  • Resettlement remains the primary durable solution available to refugees in Ethiopia due to the continued instability in neighboring countries rendering voluntary repatriation untenable. Opportunities for local integration remain limited although the future looks bright in this regard with Ethiopia as a focus country for the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF).

  • Resettlement as a durable solution is available only to those refugees who meet very precise criteria. Although over 65,000 refugees in Ethiopia satisfy these criteria, the primary constraint on resettlement abroad is the quota provided by countries of resettlement, which is far too low to meet current need.

  • As resettlement numbers are dictated by quota and not need, resettlement is not a right that can be claimed by refugees.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia identifies and addresses the needs of the vulnerable within all refugee populations hosted in the country, including those with specific needs as well as those in protracted situations. The main refugee populations resettled abroad from Ethiopia are Eritreans, Somalis, South Sudanese, Sudanese as well as a few refugees from the Great Lakes.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 was set at 4,240 refugees, mainly to the USA, but had to be revised to 3,240. However, UNHCR continued to advocate for resettlement quota with different countries and has secured submissions to New Zealand, Sweden and Canada for 2018.

  • As of September 2018, 2,136 refugees were referred to the Regional Service Centre in Nairobi for onward submission to resettlement countries and 1,907 refugees have been submitted to resettlement countries.

  • In light of the changes that US made in relation to Somalis, UNHCR Ethiopia had to revise the overall target in September and it was adjusted to 3,240 individuals.


          Turkey: DTM Turkey Migrant Presence Monitoring - Overview of the Situation with Migrants, Quarterly Report | July - September 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: International Organization for Migration
Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Somalia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, World

Background and Key Findings

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) there are currently an estimated 3.9 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most are Syrians (3,567,658* individuals) who are granted temporary protection status, while according to UNHCR 361,693 asylum seekers and refugees from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, The Islamic Republic of Iran and Somalia constitute another significant group of foreign nationals seeking Turkish humanitarian and legal protection. Like the previous reporting period, since June 2018 the number of Syrians residing in camps has decreased by 36,538


          Zimbabwe: Bulletin: Cholera and AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa, Regional Update for 2018 - as of 4 November 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN Children's Fund
Country: Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Highlights

Ten out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 35,727 cholera / AWD cases and 423 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.2 % (10,086) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.2% (6,132).

Out of the 10 countries with reported cholera/ AWD outbreaks this year in ESAR, 3 (Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya) have ongoing cholera outbreaks. During the week under review, Zimbabwe reported the highest number of new cases (59 cases). Of the three countries with active transmission, Tanzania has recorded the highest CFR (at 1.9%) in 2018.

Zimbabwe: The weekly case incidence has been on a downward trend in the past 6 weeks (From week 39 to week 44). For instance, during week 44 (week ending 4 November 2018), 59 new cases were reported compared to 199 cases reported in week 43 (week ending 28 October 2018). All new cases emerged from Harare. Cumulatively, a total of 10,086 cases including 61 deaths have been reported in 2018. Majority of these cases (98%, 9,909) and deaths (90%. 55) have been reported since the beginning of the new wave of the outbreak on 5 September 2018.

Tanzania: An increase in the epidemic trend has been noted. During week 43, 43 new cases were reported compared to 28 cases reported in week 42 (week ending 21 October 2018). All new cases emerged from Ngorongoro district in Arusha region. Cumulatively a total of 32,933 cases including 548 deaths have been reported in Tanzania mainland, as from August 2015. Of these, a total of 4,302 (13%) cases and 82 (15%) deaths have been reported since the beginning of 2018.

Kenya: During week 42, 7 new cases were reported from Isiolo County. Last case was reported in Turkana County on 18 September 2018, while Embu County reported 3 cases during week 40. Cumulatively a total of 26,591 cases including 421 deaths have been reported, as from October 2016. Of these, a total of 5,781 (21.7%) cases and 78 (18.5%) deaths have been reported since the beginning of 2018


          World: Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health Annual Report      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia

Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic. As the demands continue to evolve for effective and efficient management of animal diseases, including emerging diseases and zoonoses, the Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health (EMC-AH) continues to evolve and keep pace with the global demands, adding value to Member States of FAO.

Building on the first eleven years of success, the Centre rebranded its platform in 2018 as EMC-AH, with the full support of the Crisis Management Centre for Animal Health Steering Committee in November 2017. The new name reflects the modernization of the platform and new way of working to better address the needs of the future. Further, the inaugural EMC-AH strategic action plan 2018 2022 released in June 2018 clearly states the vision, mission, and core functions of EMC AH for the coming five years with the aim of reducing the impact of animal health emergencies.

EMC AH’s annual report reflects EMC AH’s new way of working under its strategic action plan and addresses EMC AH performance and actions for the twelve-month period of November 2017-October 2018. During the reporting period, EMC AH contributed to strengthening resilience of livelihoods to animal health-related emergencies and zoonoses through the core pillars of its strategic action plan: preparedness, response, incident coordination, collaboration and resource mobilization. The annual report illustrates EMC-AH’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

FAO’s Member States have an ongoing need for a holistic and sustainable international platform that provides the necessary tools and interventions inclusive of animal health emergency management. EMC-AH strategic action plan requires a substantial commitment of resources to implement the full range of proposed activities, and EMC-AH must maintain key personnel essential to carry out its objectives and components of the 2016-2019 FAO Strategic Framework that addresses increased resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises (Strategic Programme five [SP5]).

As a joint platform of FAO’s Animal Health Service and Emergency Response and Resilience Team, and in close collaboration with related partners and networks, EMC-AH is appropriately positioned to provide renewed leadership, coordination and action for global animal health emergencies.


          Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to U.S. Congress      Cache   Translate Page      
Voters in Minnesota and Michigan on Tuesday elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the U.S. Congress, a former refugee who fled Somalia's civil war and a Detroit-born Palestinian-American.

          Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to U.S. Congress      Cache   Translate Page      
Voters in Minnesota and Michigan on Tuesday elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the U.S. Congress, a former refugee who fled Somalia's civil war and a Detroit-born Palestinian-American.

          Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to U.S. Congress      Cache   Translate Page      
Voters in Minnesota and Michigan on Tuesday elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the U.S. Congress, a former refugee who fled Somalia's civil war and a Detroit-born Palestinian-American.

          Former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson warns of an 'economic iron curtain' if the US and China can't find a way to get along      Cache   Translate Page      

US China lifting

  • Former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has warned of an "economic iron curtain" dividing the world if the US and China fail to resolve their burgeoning strategic differences.
  • Speaking from the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, the 74th secretary of the US Treasury said the world is "arriving at a moment of change, challenge, and potentially even crisis."
  • Referring to the "unprecedented political pressure on cross-national supply chains" and "great power competition surges" across the Indo-Pacific, Paulson warned of a once-healthy strategic competition tipping into "a full-blown cold war."

Former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has told a forum in Singapore that if the US — consciously or otherwise — goes ahead and decouples from China, then it will likely isolate itself from the region and trigger a "full-blown" cold war.

Paulson spoke of an "economic iron curtain" cleaving the world into estranged spheres should the US and China fail to get their houses in order and resolve their burgeoning strategic differences.

Speaking from the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, the 74th secretary of the US Treasury said the world is "arriving at a moment of change, challenge, and potentially even crisis."

Referring to the "unprecedented political pressure on cross-national supply chains" and "great power competition surges" across the Indo-Pacific, Paulson warned of a once-healthy strategic competition tipping into a "full-blown cold war" that could bring down the entire international system.

"As Treasury Secretary, I presided over the US response to the 2008 financial crisis, so I know a little something about systemic risk. And I simply cannot see how the international system can endure when the two countries that comprise some 40% of global GDP and over 50% of global growth are working at cross-purposes, attempting to de-integrate their two economies, and contesting the foundations of a rules-based order at every turn," Paulson said.

Sino-US ties have been getting icy over for some time now, with the headline-topping body-blows of a months-old trade war, just the tip of an iceberg weighed down by a shopping list of unresolved economic issues, from trade deficits to trademarks.

China's President Xi Jinping (习近平) took the latest potshots in an increasingly acrimonious relationship when on Monday he lambasted President Donald Trump's calling card "America First" policies.

Speaking from Hangzhou (杭州) where the Communist Party boss relished the chance to champion global free trade, Xi mocked the US administration's aggressive "beggar-thy-neighbor" (yi lin wei he 以邻为壑) approach to cross-border trade.

Chinese China Soldiers People's Liberation Army Navy

We need to talk ...

Wilting ties aside, Paulson said the US is in danger of falling victim to its own rhetoric on China's misdeeds.

A growing majority at home now see China not just as a strategic challenge to US interests but as a country whose rise has come pretty much at America's expense.

With this snowballing fear in the US that China has been using underhanded policies and sneaky strategies to build — most especially — an arsenal of indigenous high technologies, Paulson warned that the cold shoulder would not work in containing China.

"Some in the United States now advocate a Cold War-style technology denial regime," Paulson said. "No country, in my view, will 'divorce' a major nation that remains, even amid a slowdown, among the world’s fastest growing major economies."

He said China's habitual stealing of technology, its obligatory forced technology transfers for joint ventures and its totalitarian approach to internet governance and cross-border data flows were naturally raising serious alarm, but cautioned that both nations are now simply too tightly connected to just start cutting cords.

"Innovation and technology cannot be separated from business competitiveness."

"So, such a Balkanization of technology could further harm global innovation, not to mention the competitiveness of firms around the world."

Seemingly addressing the administration itself, Paulson warned that in its effort to isolate China, the US now "risks isolating itself."

Calling the US-China strategic interaction easily the most consequential of all, Paulson said its failure could put at risk "the very functioning" of the global system. "I am very sobered by the trajectory we are on now."

Chinese navy

On China's great iron curtain

The path to avoiding an "economic iron curtain" descending across the Indo-Pacific would begin with China's embrace of basic economic reforms that would continue to open up its markets in the same way as its global competitors and partners.

At the same time the former secretary said the US kind of needed to grow up, tone it down and trust a bit more in its own values.

"Dial down the rhetoric," he said

"Strategic competition is a fact. We have compelling differences of national interest between our two countries. And we clearly have clashing security concepts, not least in the South China Sea."

Paulson also lamented the president's slash-and-burn attitude to multilateral institutions and especially his decision to nix the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"To be blunt about this, I wish President Trump would reconsider his decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. A TPP 2.0 would offer a ready-made vehicle to shape the trade environment in which Beijing operates," Paulson said.

But for all its fireworks and fury, Paulson insisted China does not pose an "existential threat" to American civilization.

"We should prepare for the obvious strategic challenges from China. But in doing so, let’s not sacrifice those values — or the commitment to openness — that has made us the strongest, most competitive, and most admired country in the world."

"In the 242nd year of our great democratic experiment, we should have more confidence in America and the resilience of our system."

donald trump xi jinping

The 'D' word

All couples face change, and the message out of Singapore was for China and the US to get over their differences and find a way forward, because there are no winners in a divorce.

"Frankly, deintegration is inevitable, and even necessary, in some areas — not least to protect our national security. But it is decidedly not in America’s interest to attempt this across the board."

And divorce doesn't really work well for global business.

"At this point, after 40 years, when we have had one kind of relationship but now, quite clearly, face the daunting task of transitioning to a new one – anchored in a realistic and more sustainable – strategic framework – divorce is a real risk.

"If China doesn’t move quickly, I suspect the calls for divorce will intensify. And it pains me to say that."

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          Islamistische Aussteiger in Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      
Nach Rückschlägen haben Islamisten die Shabaab-Miliz verlassen, die zum Terrornetzwerk Al-Qaida gehört. Die Regierung versucht, sie wieder in die Gesellschaft einzugliedern. (Produktion 2016)
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          Former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson warns of an 'economic iron curtain' if the US and China can't find a way to get along      Cache   Translate Page      

US China lifting

  • Former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has warned of an "economic iron curtain" dividing the world if the US and China fail to resolve their burgeoning strategic differences.
  • Speaking from the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, the 74th secretary of the US Treasury said the world is "arriving at a moment of change, challenge, and potentially even crisis."
  • Referring to the "unprecedented political pressure on cross-national supply chains" and "great power competition surges" across the Indo-Pacific, Paulson warned of a once-healthy strategic competition tipping into "a full-blown cold war."

Former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has told a forum in Singapore that if the US — consciously or otherwise — goes ahead and decouples from China, then it will likely isolate itself from the region and trigger a "full-blown" cold war.

Paulson spoke of an "economic iron curtain" cleaving the world into estranged spheres should the US and China fail to get their houses in order and resolve their burgeoning strategic differences.

Speaking from the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, the 74th secretary of the US Treasury said the world is "arriving at a moment of change, challenge, and potentially even crisis."

Referring to the "unprecedented political pressure on cross-national supply chains" and "great power competition surges" across the Indo-Pacific, Paulson warned of a once-healthy strategic competition tipping into a "full-blown cold war" that could bring down the entire international system.

"As Treasury Secretary, I presided over the US response to the 2008 financial crisis, so I know a little something about systemic risk. And I simply cannot see how the international system can endure when the two countries that comprise some 40% of global GDP and over 50% of global growth are working at cross-purposes, attempting to de-integrate their two economies, and contesting the foundations of a rules-based order at every turn," Paulson said.

Sino-US ties have been getting icy over for some time now, with the headline-topping body-blows of a months-old trade war, just the tip of an iceberg weighed down by a shopping list of unresolved economic issues, from trade deficits to trademarks.

China's President Xi Jinping (习近平) took the latest potshots in an increasingly acrimonious relationship when on Monday he lambasted President Donald Trump's calling card "America First" policies.

Speaking from Hangzhou (杭州) where the Communist Party boss relished the chance to champion global free trade, Xi mocked the US administration's aggressive "beggar-thy-neighbor" (yi lin wei he 以邻为壑) approach to cross-border trade.

Chinese China Soldiers People's Liberation Army Navy

We need to talk ...

Wilting ties aside, Paulson said the US is in danger of falling victim to its own rhetoric on China's misdeeds.

A growing majority at home now see China not just as a strategic challenge to US interests but as a country whose rise has come pretty much at America's expense.

With this snowballing fear in the US that China has been using underhanded policies and sneaky strategies to build — most especially — an arsenal of indigenous high technologies, Paulson warned that the cold shoulder would not work in containing China.

"Some in the United States now advocate a Cold War-style technology denial regime," Paulson said. "No country, in my view, will 'divorce' a major nation that remains, even amid a slowdown, among the world’s fastest growing major economies."

He said China's habitual stealing of technology, its obligatory forced technology transfers for joint ventures and its totalitarian approach to internet governance and cross-border data flows were naturally raising serious alarm, but cautioned that both nations are now simply too tightly connected to just start cutting cords.

"Innovation and technology cannot be separated from business competitiveness."

"So, such a Balkanization of technology could further harm global innovation, not to mention the competitiveness of firms around the world."

Seemingly addressing the administration itself, Paulson warned that in its effort to isolate China, the US now "risks isolating itself."

Calling the US-China strategic interaction easily the most consequential of all, Paulson said its failure could put at risk "the very functioning" of the global system. "I am very sobered by the trajectory we are on now."

Chinese navy

On China's great iron curtain

The path to avoiding an "economic iron curtain" descending across the Indo-Pacific would begin with China's embrace of basic economic reforms that would continue to open up its markets in the same way as its global competitors and partners.

At the same time the former secretary said the US kind of needed to grow up, tone it down and trust a bit more in its own values.

"Dial down the rhetoric," he said

"Strategic competition is a fact. We have compelling differences of national interest between our two countries. And we clearly have clashing security concepts, not least in the South China Sea."

Paulson also lamented the president's slash-and-burn attitude to multilateral institutions and especially his decision to nix the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"To be blunt about this, I wish President Trump would reconsider his decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. A TPP 2.0 would offer a ready-made vehicle to shape the trade environment in which Beijing operates," Paulson said.

But for all its fireworks and fury, Paulson insisted China does not pose an "existential threat" to American civilization.

"We should prepare for the obvious strategic challenges from China. But in doing so, let’s not sacrifice those values — or the commitment to openness — that has made us the strongest, most competitive, and most admired country in the world."

"In the 242nd year of our great democratic experiment, we should have more confidence in America and the resilience of our system."

donald trump xi jinping

The 'D' word

All couples face change, and the message out of Singapore was for China and the US to get over their differences and find a way forward, because there are no winners in a divorce.

"Frankly, deintegration is inevitable, and even necessary, in some areas — not least to protect our national security. But it is decidedly not in America’s interest to attempt this across the board."

And divorce doesn't really work well for global business.

"At this point, after 40 years, when we have had one kind of relationship but now, quite clearly, face the daunting task of transitioning to a new one – anchored in a realistic and more sustainable – strategic framework – divorce is a real risk.

"If China doesn’t move quickly, I suspect the calls for divorce will intensify. And it pains me to say that."

SEE ALSO: Xi Jinping caught everyone off guard while celebrating China's $20 billion, 35-mile sea bridge

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          Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar Win, Become First Muslim Women Elected To US Congress      Cache   Translate Page      

Democrats Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota both won their races for House seats on Tuesday, becoming the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress.

Omar will fill the seat of Rep. Keith Ellison (D), who was the first Muslim person elected to the body and left his seat to run for state attorney general.

After both facing crowded primary races, the progressive candidates were all but guaranteed to win in the general election, with Tlaib facing no Republican challengers in Michigan’s 13th District, and Omar the favorite to prevail in Minnesota’s solidly Democratic 5th District.

Tlaib, 42, and Omar, 37, were part of a record number of Muslim candidates who ran in 2018, and anunprecedented number of women ― specifically women of color ― who were nominated.

“I stand here before you tonight as your congresswoman-elect with many firsts behind my name,” Omar said in her victory speech, to loud cheers and applause. “The first woman of color to represent our state in Congress, the first woman to wear a hijab, the first refugee ever elected to Congress and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress.”

“Here in Minnesota we don’t only welcome immigrants,” she added, “we send them to Washington.”

Tlaib and Omar are also part ofa wave of progressive Democrats headed to Congress, seeking to push the party establishment further left and supporting policies like Medicare for All and a $15 minimum wage.

They join other women of color who made history on Tuesday ― and who together will shake up the makeup of the overwhelmingly white and male halls of Congress: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress, and Ayanna Pressley in Massachusetts the first black congresswoman in her state.  

“Alexandria, Ilhan, Ayanna. I love these names!” Tlaib said at a September summit celebrating women of color in politics. “Yes, you’re going to have to learn how to say our names.”

Ilhan Omar.Rashida Tlaib.

Tlaib also became the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress on Tuesday. The Detroit-born mother of two first made history in 2008 as the first Muslim woman in the Michigan legislature.

“I’m going to be a voice for them,” the 42-year-old daughter of Palestinian immigrants told HuffPost in August, speaking of Palestinians. “I look forward to being able to humanize so many of them that have felt ‘less than’ for so long.”

Omar ― who was born in Somalia and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya before coming to the U.S. at age 12 ― became the first Somali-American elected to Congress Tuesday. She previously made history when she was elected to the Minnesota House in 2016, becoming the nation’s first Somali-American legislator.

“I hope my candidacy would allow people to have the boldness to encourage people who don’t fit into [a] particular demographic to seek office,” the mother of threetold HuffPost that year.


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Golaha dhaqanka K/galbeed oo ah cidda leh go’aanka kama dambeysta ee arrimaha doorashooyinka K/galbeed ayaa goor dhow waxa ay magaalada Baydhabo ee xarunta gobolka Baay kaga dhowaaqeen in dib loo dhigay doorashada maamulkaasi oo la filayey iney dhacdo 17-ka bishan November. Golahan oo cuksanaya qodob ka mid ah dastuurka K/galbeed ayaa go’aamiyey in doorashadaasi dib […]
          De la congresista más joven a la primera musulmana: las barreras que sí se han roto en EEUU      Cache   Translate Page      

Podían ser unas elecciones en las que se rompieran por fin según que barreras o unas elecciones en las que todo siguiera igual. Pero quizá por aquello de que estamos en la era Trump, finalmente han sido varios los candidatos que han hecho historia. Y de qué manera.

Alexandria Ocaso-Cortez: la congresista más joven

Alexandria Ocaso-Cortez en una imagen de archivo.

Tras ganar las primarias de su partido imponiéndose al congresista Joe Crowley, que ocupaba el cargo en Nueva York desde 1999, este martes Ocaso-Cortez ha ganado en las elecciones de medio mandato.

Esta latina del Bronx que trabajó como camarera pertenece al ala más progresista del Partido Demócrata, que promete llevar a Washington un cambio "generacional, racial e ideológico". Entre otras propuestas, defiende expandir el programa de salud pública a todos los ciudadanos y eliminar la agencia de deportaciones (ICE)

Ilhan Omar y Rashida Tlaib: primeras mujeres musulmanas electas al Congreso

Ilhan Omar en una imagen de archivo.

En 2016 ya marcó un antes y un después al convertirse en la primera legisladora somalí-estadounidense del país. Ahora se ha convertido en la primera mujer de ese origen en llegar al Congreso en representación de Minnesota. Esta musulmana demócrata de 33 años huyó junto a su familia de la guerra de Somalia, vivió cuatro años en un campo de refugiados en Kenia y llegó a Estados Unidos a los 12.

Promueve la sanidad universal, la abolición deICE, la gratuidad de la matrícula en las universidades y el aumento del salario mínimo a 15 dólares la hora.

Por su parte, Rashida Tlaib, hija de padres inmigrantes palestinos se ha convertido en la primera musulmana que llega al Congreso en representación de Michigan. En 2008 se convirtió en la primera legisladora musulmana de su Estado. Es abogada, tiene 41 años e integra el ala más progresista del Partido Demócrata y su triunfo en las primarias se interpretó como un azote al 'establishment'.

Jared Polis: primer gobernador abiertamente homosexual de EEUU

Jared Polis en una imagen de archivo.

Este político y empresario, representante demócrata del Segundo Distrito Congresional de Colorado desde 2009, ya es oficialmente el primer gobernador abiertamente homosexual de la historia de EEUU.

Con sólo 16 años dejó el instituto y logró entrar en la Universidad de Princeton. Con 20 creó una empresa que lo convirtió en millonario antes de graduarse. Luego potenció la compañía de sus padres y volvió a aumentar su fortuna. Hoy se estima que tiene un patrimonio neto de casi 400 millones de dólares. Y ahora es su gran momento político.

Primeras indígenas en la Cámara

Deb Haaland en una imagen de archivo.

Las candidatas demócratas Deb Haaland, de Nuevo México, y Sharice Davids, de Kansas, se han convertido en las primeras mujeres indígenas en ser elegidas para la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos.

Haaland ganó en el tradicionalmente demócrata Distrito 1 a su oponente republicana, Janice Arnold-Jones, mientras que Davids, quien ha sido elegida frente a Kevin Yode.


          Demokratische Partei: Erstmals ziehen muslimische Politikerinnen in den Kongress ein      Cache   Translate Page      
Die Eltern von Rashida Tlaib wanderten aus Palästina in die USA ein, Ilhan Omar stammt aus Somalia: Nun haben beide einen Sitz im Repräsentantenhaus erobert.
          Omar dan Tlaib Jadi Wanita Muslim Pertama di Kongres AS      Cache   Translate Page      
FAJAR.CO.ID – Ilhan Omar dan Rashida Tlaib menjadi wanita muslim pertama yang terpilih sebagai anggota Kongres dalam pemilihan sela Amerika Serikat 2018. Omar, muslim Somalia-Amerika pertama yang pernah menjadi anggota parlemen saat terpilih di Dewan Perwakilan Minnesota pada tahun 2016. Sekarang dia menjadi salah seorang dari dua wanita muslim pertama yang terpilih di Kongres AS. […]
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Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to U.S. CongressVoters in Minnesota and Michigan on Tuesday elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the U.S. Congress, a former refugee who fled Somalia's civil war and a Detroit-born Palestinian-American. The victories by the two Democrats -- Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib -- came on an election night when members of multiple minority groups had a chance to score electoral firsts. In Minnesota, Omar, about 36 and a naturalized American citizen and state representative, follows another trailblazer: She will succeed U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison, who in 2006 became the first Muslim elected to Congress and is stepping down to run for state attorney general.



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Security Council adopts Resolution 2442 (2018), authorizing 12-month extension for international naval forces fighting piracy off Somali coast at 8391st meeting.
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Afwerki Praises Eritreans for 'Victorious Resilience'
Daniel Mumbere
Africa News

Eritrea’s president, Isaias Afwerki has paid tribute to the ‘steadfastness and resilience’ of his people, saying they have emerged triumphant against decades-old tribulation that few other people could have withstood.

Afwerki was addressing an interview broadcast live on state television and radio, as he sought to update the nation on the significance of regional developments like the peace deal with Ethiopia.

“The peace process transcends Ethiopia’s full acceptance of EEBC border ruling,’‘ Afwerki said.

‘’(It) represents a new, fourth, epoch where external subterfuges of controlling the region have been vanquished through resilience of the Eritrean people,political dynamics in Ethiopia & global developments.”

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace deal in July this year, ending two decades of hostilities over a border dispute.

Last week, it also emerged that sanctions imposed on Eritrea in 2009, are set to be lifted.

Afwerki said Eritrea will consolidate the new regional developments that have included normalisation of relations with Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti.

‘‘The new reality will have its own contribution to the shared visions of cultivation of solid cooperation in the wider Horn of Africa, the Nile Basin and the Arabian Gulf that is endowed with substantial resources, huge populations and considerable human capital,’‘ said Afwerki.

Time for reforms?

The president is expected to address the impact of the regional developments on the internal politics of the country.

Eritrea, for a long time imposed stringent measures including compulsory and indefine national conscription and repression of dissenting views, in the name of protecting the nation against an aggressive and powerful enemy, Ethiopia.

With the peace deal reached with Ethiopia, many human rights advocates have called upon Eritrea to reform. READ MORE: Eritrea pledges to address human rights challenges

          Former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson warns of an 'economic iron curtain' if the US and China can't find a way to get along      Cache   Translate Page      

US China lifting

  • Former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has warned of an "economic iron curtain" dividing the world if the US and China fail to resolve their burgeoning strategic differences.
  • Speaking from the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, the 74th secretary of the US Treasury said the world is "arriving at a moment of change, challenge, and potentially even crisis."
  • Referring to the "unprecedented political pressure on cross-national supply chains" and "great power competition surges" across the Indo-Pacific, Paulson warned of a once-healthy strategic competition tipping into "a full-blown cold war."

Former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson has told a forum in Singapore that if the US — consciously or otherwise — goes ahead and decouples from China, then it will likely isolate itself from the region and trigger a "full-blown" cold war.

Paulson spoke of an "economic iron curtain" cleaving the world into estranged spheres should the US and China fail to get their houses in order and resolve their burgeoning strategic differences.

Speaking from the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, the 74th secretary of the US Treasury said the world is "arriving at a moment of change, challenge, and potentially even crisis."

Referring to the "unprecedented political pressure on cross-national supply chains" and "great power competition surges" across the Indo-Pacific, Paulson warned of a once-healthy strategic competition tipping into a "full-blown cold war" that could bring down the entire international system.

"As Treasury Secretary, I presided over the US response to the 2008 financial crisis, so I know a little something about systemic risk. And I simply cannot see how the international system can endure when the two countries that comprise some 40% of global GDP and over 50% of global growth are working at cross-purposes, attempting to de-integrate their two economies, and contesting the foundations of a rules-based order at every turn," Paulson said.

Sino-US ties have been getting icy over for some time now, with the headline-topping body-blows of a months-old trade war, just the tip of an iceberg weighed down by a shopping list of unresolved economic issues, from trade deficits to trademarks.

China's President Xi Jinping (习近平) took the latest potshots in an increasingly acrimonious relationship when on Monday he lambasted President Donald Trump's calling card "America First" policies.

Speaking from Hangzhou (杭州) where the Communist Party boss relished the chance to champion global free trade, Xi mocked the US administration's aggressive "beggar-thy-neighbor" (yi lin wei he 以邻为壑) approach to cross-border trade.

Chinese China Soldiers People's Liberation Army Navy

We need to talk ...

Wilting ties aside, Paulson said the US is in danger of falling victim to its own rhetoric on China's misdeeds.

A growing majority at home now see China not just as a strategic challenge to US interests but as a country whose rise has come pretty much at America's expense.

With this snowballing fear in the US that China has been using underhanded policies and sneaky strategies to build — most especially — an arsenal of indigenous high technologies, Paulson warned that the cold shoulder would not work in containing China.

"Some in the United States now advocate a Cold War-style technology denial regime," Paulson said. "No country, in my view, will 'divorce' a major nation that remains, even amid a slowdown, among the world’s fastest growing major economies."

He said China's habitual stealing of technology, its obligatory forced technology transfers for joint ventures and its totalitarian approach to internet governance and cross-border data flows were naturally raising serious alarm, but cautioned that both nations are now simply too tightly connected to just start cutting cords.

"Innovation and technology cannot be separated from business competitiveness."

"So, such a Balkanization of technology could further harm global innovation, not to mention the competitiveness of firms around the world."

Seemingly addressing the administration itself, Paulson warned that in its effort to isolate China, the US now "risks isolating itself."

Calling the US-China strategic interaction easily the most consequential of all, Paulson said its failure could put at risk "the very functioning" of the global system. "I am very sobered by the trajectory we are on now."

Chinese navy

On China's great iron curtain

The path to avoiding an "economic iron curtain" descending across the Indo-Pacific would begin with China's embrace of basic economic reforms that would continue to open up its markets in the same way as its global competitors and partners.

At the same time the former secretary said the US kind of needed to grow up, tone it down and trust a bit more in its own values.

"Dial down the rhetoric," he said

"Strategic competition is a fact. We have compelling differences of national interest between our two countries. And we clearly have clashing security concepts, not least in the South China Sea."

Paulson also lamented the president's slash-and-burn attitude to multilateral institutions and especially his decision to nix the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"To be blunt about this, I wish President Trump would reconsider his decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. A TPP 2.0 would offer a ready-made vehicle to shape the trade environment in which Beijing operates," Paulson said.

But for all its fireworks and fury, Paulson insisted China does not pose an "existential threat" to American civilization.

"We should prepare for the obvious strategic challenges from China. But in doing so, let’s not sacrifice those values — or the commitment to openness — that has made us the strongest, most competitive, and most admired country in the world."

"In the 242nd year of our great democratic experiment, we should have more confidence in America and the resilience of our system."

donald trump xi jinping

The 'D' word

All couples face change, and the message out of Singapore was for China and the US to get over their differences and find a way forward, because there are no winners in a divorce.

"Frankly, deintegration is inevitable, and even necessary, in some areas — not least to protect our national security. But it is decidedly not in America’s interest to attempt this across the board."

And divorce doesn't really work well for global business.

"At this point, after 40 years, when we have had one kind of relationship but now, quite clearly, face the daunting task of transitioning to a new one – anchored in a realistic and more sustainable – strategic framework – divorce is a real risk.

"If China doesn’t move quickly, I suspect the calls for divorce will intensify. And it pains me to say that."

SEE ALSO: Xi Jinping caught everyone off guard while celebrating China's $20 billion, 35-mile sea bridge

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          Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to U.S. Congress      Cache   Translate Page      
Voters in Minnesota and Michigan on Tuesday elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the U.S. Congress, a former refugee who fled Somalia's civil war and a Detroit-born Palestinian-American.

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Die Eltern von Rashida Tlaib wanderten aus Palästina in die USA ein, Ilhan Omar stammt aus Somalia: Nun haben beide einen Sitz im Repräsentantenhaus erobert.
          JUNIOR COULD CLEAR THE REPUBLICAN FIELD IN A LOT OF RACES, AND THAT'S NOT A COMPLIMENT, GOP VOTERS      Cache   Translate Page      
Most of you will regard this Maggie Haberman story as shameless suckuppery, but I think she's providing an accurate map of Republican voters' pleasure centers:
... Donald Trump Jr. ... has emerged as one of the G.O.P.’s most visible headliners in a challenging midterms climate for the party.

... Visits from President Trump have been a double-edged sword for Republican candidates in certain states, who want his backing but who fear blanket media coverage of his controversial statements.

A guest appearance by Donald Trump Jr. has become the next best thing for several candidates, some of whom he’s campaigned for repeatedly.... He is scheduled to headline six rallies in five states on Monday.

The G.O.P. base, with whom Mr. Trump was a family ambassador when his father campaigned in 2016, is almost as protective of Mr. Trump as they are of his father, seeing him as a looser version whom they can relate to, someone who does not carry himself like a celebrity.
Why? We think it's impossible to be more ignorant, conspiratorial, or polarizing than Donald Trump Sr., but Junior, in a less visible way, is Dad, only more so.
Mr. Trump [Jr.] has ... attacked news outlets with gusto and amplified conservative memes, including retweeting a conspiratorial thread about the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In recent days, he declared that Senator Angus King, independent from Maine, wants to “repopulate Maine with Syrian and Somalian refugees.” ...

David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama and an architect of Mr. Obama’s historic win in 2008, described the younger Mr. Trump as “hotheaded and even more unrestrained than his dad when it comes to mixing it up.”

“If Trump Sr. employs a dog whistle, Jr. favors a bullhorn, joyfully transmitting nutty conspiracy theories that even his dad might be hesitant to embrace,” Mr. Axelrod added.

... He focuses heavily on amplifying alternatives to established outlets that appeal to his father’s base of support, including some that traffic in misinformation, scrolling through his Twitter feed repeatedly to look at what is being said.
Junior seems to spend more time marinating in the fever swamps than his father, and more than any other Republican with a national profile. Junior doesn't just rely on a Fox News and a few dozen right-wing Twitter accounts, like Dad -- he goes out of his way to seek out extremely dubious information (and disinformation) sources. And while his father often seems to have fun goading his enemies, Junior doesn't seem to be enjoying himself -- he's in it for the grim triumphalism of (allegedly) owning the libs. He's boiled down the rage to its purest form.

Also, with his new ex-Fox News girlfriend, he must seem, to the deplorables, like a right-wing Kennedy, vigorous and in youthful trim.

You may laugh, but I'm not surprised that Haberman turns to the subject of Junior's possible future in electoral politics:
His fluency in the language of the Republican base, which comes more naturally to him than any other Trump family member besides the president, has prompted constant questions about whether he will run someday.

“People love to hear him. He’s good at his delivery,” said Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican from California, “and he’s got the passion of what he’s fighting for, but he connects with the average person.”

... Jeff Roe, [a] Republican strategist and general consultant for a number of high-profile races this year ... said that Mr. Trump “has to find a place to live, and he has to find a place he’d enjoy, because he has to run for office.”
I wonder if that was a subtext when Ron DeSantis, Florida's Republican gubernatorial candidate, said at a rally last week that he'd like to persuade Junior and his brother Eric to relocate the Trump Organization to Palm Beach County. A state that could elect Rick Scott twice (and that might elect DeSantis) could absolutely embrace Donald Trump Jr. as a politician, despite Andrew Gillum's poll numbers.

As I've said here before, I think Junior absolutely has a political future if he wants one. I realize that you all believe Junior is going to prison. I don't. I don't believe Jared Kushner or anyone named Trump will go to prison as a result of Russiagate investigations. This is America -- we don't send the people in the C-suites to prison. The investigation (and possible future investigations by a Democratic House) might reveal serious wrongdoing by the Trump family, and might lead to an impeachment or (more likely) a weakened president going into 2020. But in America we only send mid-level people to prison -- think Abu Ghraib or Plamegate (not to mention the financial crisis, for which no one went to prison).

I think Junior might be more appealing to Republican voters if the evil Deep State sent him to the hoosegow, but I don't think it will happen.

The only question is whether he wants a political career.
Mr. Trump says he is asked questions about his own future “every day,” but if there’s a specific office he would be drawn to, he didn’t say. His supporters have mentioned possible runs for statewide office, almost certainly in red states where his father performed well.

“Right now, I’m focused on other things, but you never know. I love the intensity of campaigning,” he said. “I love aspects of the fight. I don’t know how much I would love aspects of the actual job yet.”
I don’t know how much he would love aspects of any actual job -- has he ever held one? What does he do for a living? What has he ever done? He might never run for office because he has no interest in work. That would be a lucky break for America.



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Co prawda to gif prezentujący rozprzestrzenianie się dżumy w średniowieczu, ale wystarczy zamienić daty, by pokazała prawdopodobny zasięg podboju Europy przez imigrantówMOTTOJeżeli tak dalej pójdzie, to za 50 lat żywi będą zazdrościć umarłym.Wdowa po hetmanie  Żółkiewskim musiała wypłacić Turkom 300.000 reali za wydanie ciała męża poległego pod Cecorą.Ile będą płaciły europejskie wdowy i matki za głowy i ciała mężów i synów około 2050 roku?_____________________________________________________Kryzys imigracyjny w EuropieUchodźca – ALLAHU AKBAR!;Austria – właściwie to jesteśmy za uchodźcami oprócz 85% społeczeństwa. Gdyby nie to, że jesteśmy Bawarią dla ubogich mieszkańców NRD, to przeszlibyśmy do grupy Wyszehradzkiej;Belgia – zapraszamy, zapraszamy… Co, jakie zamachy na lotnisku?! Przecież pokonaliśmy prawicowych terrorystów kredkami świecowymi!;Bułgaria – jako kraj, w którym średnia pensja wynosi 14 dolarów, mamy ten problem w nosie – i tak wszyscy uciekają przez Węgry do Niemiec i Austrii;Chorwacja – oni jeszcze nie wiedzą, że my także jesteśmy w Unii Europejskiej;Cypr – owszem, wielu jest u nas uchodźców. Na szczęście stać nas na sponsorowanie biletów w jedną stronę do Berlina;Czechy – niech są;Dania – ogólnie jesteśmy za, ale jakoś nikt do nas nie przyjeżdża. Nie wiem, subwencje w postaci LEGO im nie pasują?;Estonia – lepszy uchodźca od tego kacapa bez obywatelstwa;Finlandia – my to mamy ogólnie przesra – z jednej strony kumplujemy się ze Szwecją i chcemy pomóc kolegom, ale z drugiej nie po to budowaliśmy zasieki, byśmy je teraz niszczyli;Francja – Bonsoir uchodźcy! My was kochamy po fhrancusku! A o zamachach to mówi tylko skrajna phrawica znad Wisły!;Grecja – całe szczęście, że jesteśmy tylko przystankiem dla tych pasożytów;Hiszpania – nie rozumiemy, zaminowaliśmy całe wybrzeże, a ta patologia i tak przyjeżdża. Pewnie Katalonia ich wprasza;Holandia – całe szczęście, że uznają nas za upośledzonych Niemców i nie przyjeżdżają tak masowo.Irlandia – hahahahahaha, u Angoli zostają!;./wg  UNHCR  polinLitwa – A o co chodzi? Czyżby Polska znowu chciała nas podbić?;Luksemburg – nie znaleźli nas na mapie;Łotwa – ogólnie nie mamy zdania, ale skoro Litwa uważa, że to sprawa Polski, to także ogłaszamy nienawiść do tego kraju;Malta – nie rozumiemy, jesteśmy oazą dla nich, a oni tylko poganiają kobiety do większego wiosłowania;Niemcy – Refugees welcome! Herzlich Wilkkomen in Deutschland! Co, jakie gwałty w Kolonii?! To węgierska propaganda!;Angela Merkel – Polsce należy zabrać dotacje!;Norwegia – to nie chodziło wcale o Polaków pracujących na budowach?!;Polska – jak widać, zdania są podzielone:politycy PiSu– niech wy;politycy Kukiz’15 – niech wy;dresiarze – niech wy;moherowe berety – jak katolicy to jeszcze jeszcze, reszta niech wy;Czeczeni – niech wy, robią nam konkurencję;Ukraińcy pracujący w Polsce – niech wy, robią nam konkurencję;polscy biskupi – niech wy;Mariusz Pudzianowski po aferze z Calais – niech wy;ogólnie społeczeństwo – niech wy;lemingi – powinni wy, ale skoro Kaczyński ich nienawidzi, to my ich zapraszamy;Kazimiera Szczuka – jak się okaże, że większość z nich jest terrorystami, to wtedy będziemy się martwić;Magdalena Środa – większym zagrożeniem dla kobiet są „kibole” a nie imigranci;Portugalia – u nas bida z nędzą;Rosja według Władimira Putina – XD;Rosja według Rosjan – mają lepiej od nas;Rumunia – u nas też bida z nędzą;Słowacja – paszoł won, V4 pokona uchodźców wieprzowiną!;Słowenia – znów pomylili nas ze Słowacją…;Szwajcaria – a nas ze Szwecją, zresztą my mamy neutralne stanowisko;Szwecja – Valkommen! Somalia ar bra!;Turcja – XD;Watykan – należy im pomóc, bo tak chciał Jezus Chrystus i jego apostołowie, którzy jako pierwsi emigrowali z Bliskiego Wschodu do RzymuWęgry – chyba mają to samo zdanie co Polacy, ale tłumacz nie zrozumiał o czym mówią;Wielka Brytania – ogólnie to jesteśmy i za i przeciw, ale wolimy ich od tych fachowców znad Wisły;Włochy – skoro papież żąda, by im pomóc, to pomagamy._________________________________________________ANEKSGreat White S e l b s t m o r d_________________________________________PseudouchodźcyMieli być biedni uchodźcy, matki z głodnymi dziećmi… A w rzeczywistości gęby jak Nocny Rzeźnik w „Cobrze”( )Pseudouchodźcy mogą mieć różne motywacje w dostaniu się do Europy, ale wszystkich łączy jedno – inwestują długofalowo. Nie mają nagłej potrzeby „uchodzić” z rodzinnych miejsc, lecz chcą zrealizować swój cel w przeciągu kilku lat. Cele mogą być różne. Najważniejszy z nich to szeroko rozumiane polepszenie poziomu życia po przeprowadzce do Europy, czyli klasyczna emigracja ekonomiczna. Polacy, nawet po wejściu do Unii Europejskiej i strefy Schengen musieli czekać wiele lat, aby móc legalnie pracować w Niemczech bez sterty pozwoleń (tylko Wielka Brytania i Irlandia od razu otwarły dla Polaków swoje rynki pracy). Kilka lat później mieszkańcy Afryki i Azji mają jednak dużo lepiej – Unia musi zapewnić im zakwaterowanie, wyżywienie, a jak jeden z drugim będzie chciał pracować to też nikt problemów nie będzie robił. Dlatego też normalnym i logicznym zjawiskiem są rzesze emigrantów ekonomicznych, zalewających Unię Europejską. Sam, gdybym urodził się w Pakistanie – spakowałbym toboły i ruszył do Bawarii, gdzie przywitano by mnie bardzo hojnie. Do tego dochodzi tzw. prawo o łączeniu rodzin – gdzie jeden zalegalizowany „uchodźca” może ściągnąć do Unii: żonę, dzieci, rodzeństwo i rodziców (!!!). Co smutniejsze – w szeregi uchodźców łatwo wtapiają się dżihadyści. Chcą oni realizować swój długofalowy cel, czyli przejęcie Europy.Przechodząc do sedna, czyli płci „pseudouchodźców”. Jak napisałem – składają się oni głównie z długofalowo nastawionych osób, które za zadanie mają najpierw wywalczyć coś dla siebie po dotarciu do Europy. Kto ma największe szanse? Oczywiście silny mężczyzna. Zwłaszcza, jeśli chodzi o islam i tamtejszy podział ról damsko-męskich. Silny facet szybciej znajdzie pracę w Europie i zalegalizuje swój pobyt. Później osiągnie swój cel, ściągając do siebie (legalnie) nawet dwucyfrową liczbę osób (poligamia muzułmańska i podrabiane rodzeństwo rodzą wielkie pole do nadużyć w prawie o łączeniu rodzin). Dżihadyści również szybciej osiągną swoje agresywne cele, przysyłając do Europy silnych i zdrowych, dobrze wyszkolonych mężczyzn. Kobiety są niepotrzebne w inwazjach długofalowych, one dojadą w drugiej turze i zaczną dodatkowo inwazję rozrodczą. Grunt i dobre warunki pod to zjawisko przygotowują jednak mężczyźni.Oczywisty fakt przewagi liczebnej mężczyzn nad kobietami wśród uchodźców, docierających nielegalnie do Europy potwierdza raport UNHCR (agencji Wysokiego Komisarza ds. Uchodźców ONZ), stwierdzający, że 75% przybyszy do Europy to mężczyźni,  12% to kobiety i 13% to dzieci. Tylko ten wynik brutalnie obala wszystkie lewicowe tezy o rzekomym „uchodźctwie” przybyszy, którzy docierają do Europy. Mężczyźni, zwłaszcza w islamie – walczyliby w wojnie, przed którą rzekomo uciekają, ewentualnie uciekaliby wraz z rodzinami. Podróże młodych mężczyzn islamskich do Europy mówią same za siebie. Wysyłanie żołnierzy na tereny wroga.( )etc etc etc    DA CAPO  AL  FINE  FOT  SOROS fot. NET
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          Americans elect Muslim women to Congress for the first time       Cache   Translate Page      

Americans created history on Tuesday when they elected two Muslim women – Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – to Congress.

Although Muslim men have been elected to Congress before, Ilhan and Rashida are the first Muslim women to represent Americans in the US House of Representatives.

Ilhan, 37, was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, on October 4, 1981. In 2016, she was elected a Democratic Party member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, making her the first Somali-American legislator elected to a public office in the United States.

A hijab wearing mother of three, Ilhan is married to a Somali-American Ahmed Hirsi. She has a bachelor’s degree in politics from North Dakota State University and has also studied public affairs.

She won the Democratic primary on August 14, 2018 and contested the election on a party ticket.

Read: A Muslim congresswoman

Ilhan's father, Nur Omar Mohamed, is a teacher trainer. Her mother died when Ilhan was a child and she was raised by her father and grandfather. After the start of the civil war in 1991, she and her family fled Somalia and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya.

In 1995, they emigrated to the United States, initially settling in Arlington, Virginia and then moving to Minneapolis.

Ilhan ran from Minnesota’s 5th district, a deeply Democratic area previously represented by a fellow Muslim, Keith Ellison, who won six terms from here.

She beat Republican Jennifer Zielinski to take Keith Ellison’s seat, which he vacated to run for Minnesota attorney general.

Rashida Tlaib

Technically, Palestinian-American Rashida Harbi Tlaib is the first American Muslim woman to be elected to Congress. Although her election was officially announced on Tuesday, she was elected unopposed as no one came forward to challenge Rashida in another deeply Democratic district.

Rashida, who is associated with a socialist group within the Democratic Party, is also very popular in this constituency.

On January 1, 2009, Rashida became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any US state legislature.

In 2018, she won the Democratic nomination for Michigan's 13th congressional district and won unopposed.

She was born on July 24, 1976, to working-class Palestinian immigrants in Detroit and is the eldest of 14 children. Her parents were both born in Palestine.

Rashida played a major role in raising her siblings as her parents worked or relied on welfare are for support.

She graduated from Wayne State University with a BA in political science in 1998 and in 2004, she earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Rashida is also the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress.


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Tall fra valuta­registeret som HRS har skaffet til veie, viser at det i 2017 ble overført litt over 500 millioner kroner fra privat­personer i Norge til Somalia via forskjellige betalings­foretak. Beløpet tilsvarer i gjennom­snitt 12.000 kroner pr. somalier i Norge.
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(Telecompaper) Somalian operator Somtel has introduced a 3G/4G mobile network and the eDahab mobile money transfer services to its customers in Mogadishu, reports the Daily Nation...
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Carte prepagate ai migranti: paga Soros, Onu e Ue benedicono

Si chiama Humanity Ventures, ed è la partnership siglata nel gennaio 2017 a Davos tra il finanziare George Soros e Mastercard, sulla base della promessa del magnate di stanziare 500 milioni di dollari a favore dei migranti in Europa. Come si legge sul sito di Mastercard, il progetto ha l’obiettivo di “catalizzare e accelerare lo sviluppo economico e sociale delle comunità vulnerabili di tutto il mondo, in particolare i rifugiati e i migranti”.
Dalle parole ai fatti, perché Humanity Ventures ora è realtà. Secondo il sito sloveno Nova24, che cita fonti interne alla polizia croata, ai migranti che attraversano i balcani verrebbero distribuite delle carte prepagate: “I migranti illegali che rispediamo a casa, nel giro di pochi giorni si ripresentano per provare e rientrare in Croazia. Alcuni sono molto poveri, ma la maggior parte di loro sono ben equipaggiati, con scarpe e vestiti nuovi, smartphone sofisticati e di ultima generazione, persino armi. E tutti hanno in dotazione una Mastercard senza nome ma con la dicitura Unhcr e un numero stampigliato. Quello che non ci spieghiamo è da quale conto ritirino i soldi dagli sportelli automatici”.

Soros e Mastercard 

Se al momento non è affatto chiaro il ruolo dell’Unione europa e soprattutto delle Nazioni Unite, ci sono meno dubbi sul coinvolgimento di Mastercard che sul proprio sito ufficiale annunciava l’avvio del progetto in collaborazione con il fondatore della Open Society Foundations: “Nonostante miliardi di dollari dati in assistenza umanitaria e allo sviluppo ogni anno – si legge nella nota ufficiale – milioni di persone rimangono emarginate. Mastercard e George Soros credono che le capacità del settore privato, unitamente a investimenti strategici a lungo termine, possano stimolare lo sviluppo e trasformare la vita per i meno abbienti. “Humanity Ventures è destinato ad essere redditizio in modo da stimolare il coinvolgimento di altri imprenditori”, ha detto Soros. 
In un’altra nota ufficiale datata giugno 2016, il colosso conferma il proprio impegno su questo fronte: “Sfruttando le nostre tecnologie e prodotti come MasterCard Aid Network e Prepaid, Mastercard collabora con i partner per fornire servizi essenziali nei momenti più critici della vita dei rifugiati. Ad oggi, le carte Mastercard Aid e Prepaid sono state impiegate in missioni umanitarie in Africa, Asia ed Europa – in paesi come Turchia, Kenya, Yemen, Nepal, Etiopia, Nigeria, Niger, Filippine e Grecia – e sono disponibili per supportare migliaia di beneficiari”.

Carte prepagate date ai migranti

In un’intervista rilasciata a Forbes lo scorso anno, Tara Nathan, vice-presidente esecutivo di Mastercard, spiegava come la società abbia collaborato con organizzazioni di tutto il mondo nel sostenere i migranti: “Attraverso la creazione di una piattaforma di pagamento offline e l’offerta di carte prepagate, identificazione digitale finanziaria e sistemi di punti vendita per i commercianti locali abbiamo essenzialmente creato una versione digitale del voucher cartaceo” ha osservato Nathan.
La notizia trapelata dalla polizia croata di queste ore viene confermata proprio da quell’intervista, che cita la partnership di Mastercard con Mercy Corps, altra importante organizzazione “filantropica” con sede negli Usa che, spiega la vice-presidente di Mastercard, “ha permesso la distribuzione di carte prepagate ai rifugiati in tutta la Grecia e in Serbia nel “primo programma della regione a sfruttare un sistema di pagamento senza contanti per coloro che cercano sicurezza in Europa. Il modello – osserva Nathan – consente ai rifugiati di acquistare beni in modo più efficiente senza spendere troppo”. 
Tutto questo a che scopo? Come ha spiegato lo stesso Soros, Humanity Ventures è destinata a essere un’impresa redditizia…

Soros collabora con Mastercard per finanziare i migranti

L’affarista miliardario George Soros ha ripetutamente smentito le voci secondo cui starebbe collaborando al finanziamento della carovana dei migranti che, partendo dall’Honduras e dal Guatemala, sta attraversando il Messico e che ha, come meta finale, gli Stati Uniti.
Ma tutto questo è destinato a cambiare, dal momento che il fondatore della “Open Society,” noto per aver finanziato una buona parte dell’opposizione a Brett Kavanaugh, il candidato alla Corte Suprema degli Stati Uniti scelto da Trump, si è ora associato con Mastercard per dar soldi (sotto la denominazione di ‘capitali d’investimento’) a migranti, rifugiati e “ad altri che lottano all’interno delle loro comunità, dovunque esse si trovino,” secondo la Reuters. Con questa forma di collaborazione, Soros sta effettivamente fornendo un palese supporto finanziario ai migranti e ai rifugiati che cercano di entrare negli Stati Uniti e in Europa.
L’accordo di collaborazione fra Soros e Mastercard, denominato “ Humanity Ventures” [Iniziative Umanitarie], è il risultato della promessa fatta da Soros, nel mese di settembre, di spendere 500 milioni di dollari per affrontare “le sfide a cui si trovano di fronte migranti e rifugiati.”
In una dichiarazione congiunta, Soros e Mastercard hanno affermato che i programmi di aiuti umanitari dei vari governi non sono stati sufficienti a risolvere i problemi dei rifugiati, facendo capire che questa è una questione a cui può arrivare una soluzione solo dal settore privato.
“I migranti sono spesso costretti a vivere nella disperazione all’interno delle comunità che li ospitano, perché non riescono ad accedere ai servizi finanziari e assistenziali dello stato,” ha affermato Soros.
“Il nostro investimento potenziale in questa impresa sociale, insieme alla capacità di Mastercard di creare prodotti che siano di aiuto alle comunità più vulnerabili, farà vedere come il capitale privato possa giocare un ruolo costruttivo nella risoluzione dei problemi sociali,” ha aggiunto.
Soros intende spendere subito 50 milioni di dollari per fornire soluzioni “modulabili” per i problemi riguardanti la sanità e la scuola. Ha intenzione di “investire” capitali nelle attività commerciali fondate dai migranti.
“Humanity Ventures è fatta per essere remunerativa, in modo da stimolare il coinvolgimento di altri imprenditori,” ha detto Soros.“Speriamo anche di stabilire norme di condotta tali da far sì che questi investimenti non contribuiscano allo sfruttamento delle fragili comunità che intendiamo servire.”
Soros ha detto che preferirebbe che ‘Human Ventures’ fosse redditizia, in modo da attirare ‘altri imprenditori’, però non è chiaro come pensi di ricavare qualcosa che si avvicini ad un ragionevole margine di guadagno facendo prestiti a fondo perduto a migranti e rifugiati.
Tutto questo dopo che Mastercard, nel 2016, aveva ammesso di aver fornito carte di debito prepagate a migranti e a rifugiati in viaggio attraverso l’Europa, un qualcosa che la società aveva fatto con l’esplicita benedizione dell’Unione Europea e dell’Alto Commissariato per i Rifugiati delle Nazioni Unite.
Forse il canale televisivo via cavo MSNBC e tutti gli altri media liberali che affermano che Soros e le sue reti no-profit non forniscono assistenza finanziaria ai migranti che si stanno avvicinando agli Stati Uniti dovrebbero pensarci un attimo, prima di continuare con i loro dinieghi.
Tyler Durden
Fonte: zerohedge.com
Link: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-03/soros-partners-mastercard-hand-out-money-migrants
03.11.2018
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Migrante spaccia, subito libero. E il giudice ordina: "La polizia gli ridia i soldi"

Il nigeriano arrestato dopo mesi di indagine. Ma torna subito in libertà. Ira della Municipale e della Lega: "Siamo allibiti"


Ci sono voluti mesi di indagini, mica solo qualche giorno. Però alla fine la polizia municipale di Treviso era riuscita a catturare un richiedente asilo dedito allo spaccio di droga.
Un crimine "infame", come lo ha più volte definito il ministro Salvini. Peccato che lo sforzo degli agenti non sia bastato ad assicurare al pusher la permenenza dietro le sbarre. Anzi.
I fatti risalgono a tre giorni fa, quando i quotidiani locali hanno diffuso la notizia dell'arresto da parte della polizia locale di un 21enne nigeriano richiedente asilo e ospite da due anni nella Caserma Serena di Dosson. La Municipale gli aveva messo gli occhi addosso già a luglio ma solo pochi giorni fa è riuscita a portare a termine l'operazione. Lo hanno visto nel centro storico in bicicletta, lo hanno bloccato e perquisito. Nelle tasche aveva qualcosa come 250 grammi di marijuana e una sorta di libro contabile dove - secondo i vigili - avrebbe tenuto i nominativi di altri stranieri cui forniva le dosi da spacciare. Il resto della droga, però, è stata trovata nella sua stanza alla Caserma Serena dove il migrante viveva ospite a spese dei contribuenti. Qui la polizia e la cinofila hanno scoperto altri 230 grammi di droga: in totale fa quasi mezzo chilo di droga. In camera poi è stato rinvenuta anche una carta prepagata, alcuni cellulari e diverse banconote (250 euro).
Tutto bene quel che finisce bene, direte. O forse no. Perché lo spacciatore nigeriano è stato processato per direttissima e condannato dal giudice a due anni di carcere per detenzione di stupefacenti ai fini dello spaccio. Grazie ai benefici di legge, però, è subito stato rimesso in libertà con tanti saluti agli sforzi della Municipale. Non solo. Perché come se non bastasse, la toga ha anche ordinato alla polizia Locale di ridare all'immigrato i soldi, la carta prepagata e i vari cellulari trovati durante la perquisizione.
Il sindaco si è infuriato: "Chiedo rispetto nei confronti delle forze dell'ordine e dei cittadini che ci chiedono sicurezza - ha detto Mario Conte (Lega) - Presenterò al Ministro dell’Interno Matteo Salvini una relazione dettagliata perché non è possibile buttare all’aria mesi di indagini per la mancanza di certezza della pena. Se viene fermato uno spacciatore con 500 grammi di droga, 250 euro in tasca e cellulari e di fatto risulta nullatenente non è possibile che venga dissequestrato il denaro". E pensare che per la Municipale si tratta di un grossista dello spaccio e non di un piccolo spacciatore. "Siamo allibiti - dichiara il Comandante Maurizio Tondato, come riporta TrevisoToday Dopo mesi di pedinamenti, intercettazioni, ricerche sul campo e tante energie profuse, vediamo un importante grossista della droga del trevigiano che probabilmente non viene punito a dovere, dovendo noi come Polizia Locale restituirgli quanto sequestrato in precedenza perché non è certo fosse provente della sua attività di spaccio, nonostante il ragazzo avesse dichiarato di essere nullatenente".

La Sant’Egidio mette i bastoni tra le ruote ai nostri diplomatici impegnati in Libia

MB – Ricordiamo che a capo della  “cattolica”  Sant’Egidio c’è  Andrea Riccardi, già ministro di Mario Monti per la rovina d’Italia, nonché commendatore della Legion d’Honneur – In fondo, la biografia non autorizzata del personaggio  e della sua organizzazione)
(da La Verità)
La comunità internazionale punta sulla conferenza per la Libia di Palermo per dare stabilità al Paese nordafricano. Tuttavia, il governo italiano, organizzatore dell’ evento del 12 e 13 novembre, deve guardarsi non solo dalle offensive dell’ esecutivo francese di Emmanuel Macron ma anche dal fuoco amico.
In particolare, quello della Comunità di Sant’ Egidio. Il movimento di ispirazione cattolica fondato da Andrea Riccardi, che fu ministro per la Cooperazione internazionale e l’ integrazione durante il governo di Mario Monti, è intervenuto nel Sud della Libia con una conferenza, il 22 e 23 ottobre, che ha riunito rappresentanti delle istituzioni locali e dei consigli di varie tribù tra cui tuareg, tebu e arabi.

CHI E’ ANDREA RICCARDI E PERCHE’ E’ DIVENTATO MINISTRO NEL GOVERNO MONTI?

Ecco la biografia non autorizzata che nel 1998 svelò tutti i retroscena della Comunità di Sant’Egidio
di Sandro Magister
Andrea Riccardi, il fondatore della Comunità di Sant’Egidio, è dal 16 novembre ministro. Non degli affari esteri, come lui stesso aveva sussurrato qua e là di desiderare, ma pur sempre della cooperazione internazionale, un incarico in rima con l’epiteto di “ONU di Trastevere” applicato ad arte alla sua comunità. […] Di lui esistono ricche e radiose biografie. Ma ce n’è anche una non autorizzata, mai oggetto di alcuna smentita, la cui lettura è stata sempre proibita ai seguaci di Sant’Egidio.
Propriamente, più che una biografia di Riccardi, è una storia della sua comunità, che però con lui fa tutt’uno. Quando uscì su “L’Espresso” era il 1998. Ma chi la rilegge oggi, scopre che anche ciò che allora veniva scritto al futuro si è puntualmente adempiuto.
SANT’EGIDIO STORY. IL GRANDE BLUFF
(Da “L’Espresso” del 9 aprile 1998)
Hanno la loro cittadella a Roma Trastevere, in piazza Sant’Egidio, in un ex convento di monache carmelitane con la chiesa. Ma non tengono nessuna targa sul portoncino. Lì a fianco c’è una caffetteria snob, “Pane amore e fantasia”, con l’insegna tipo pellicola da cinema e la foto di Gina Lollobrigida, ma non c’è scritto che è della comunità. Anche la loro messa del sabato sera è da qualche tempo clandestina. La dicono a porte chiuse dentro la vicina basilica di Santa Maria, che raggiungono attraverso un labirinto di locali e cortili interni. Perché ormai sia la basilica, sia quasi tutti gli edifici attigui sono loro dominio, compresi i due palazzi antichi sulla piazza grande. In uno c’è un mercatino di cose vecchie e curiose, “La soffitta”. Anche di questo non c’è scritto che è della comunità.
Sant’Egidio si vede e non si vede. Si sa che servono minestre calde ai barboni e aiutano i vecchi rimasti soli. Si sa che in Mozambico hanno messo d’accordo governo e guerriglieri e che nel Kosovo fanno la spola tra il despota serbo Slobodan Milosevic e gli albanesi maltrattati. La segretaria di Stato americana Madeleine Albright, quando all’inizio di marzo è passata da Roma, ha speso più tempo da loro che dal papa. E uscendo li ha beatificati: “Wonderful people”, meravigliosi. Sono candidati al Nobel per la pace. Hanno un efficientissimo servizio di pubbliche relazioni e tutti ne dicono un gran bene.
TRA OPUS DEI E DALAI LAMA
Ma per il resto sono come la leggendaria Opus Dei. Impenetrabili. Nemmeno in Vaticano sanno bene che cosa fanno quando sono tra loro. Neanche il papa lo sa, nonostante sia loro amico. Se sapesse che quelli di Sant’Egidio hanno praticamente abolito il sacramento della penitenza sostituendolo con i mea culpa pubblici nelle assemblee di gruppo, li redarguirebbe severo. Se conoscesse le loro stranezze in materia di matrimonio e procreazione, sobbalzerebbe sulla cattedra. Se sapesse che nelle loro messe l’omelia la tiene sempre Andrea Riccardi, il fondatore e capo, che prete non è e quindi non dovrebbe predicare (divieto assoluto ribadito di fresco da un’istruzione vaticana), li richiamerebbe subito all’obbedienza.
Questioni interne di Chiesa? Sì e no. Perché quella che oggi è detta “l’Onu di Trastevere” non è un’organizzazione laica tipo “Médecins sans frontières”, ma è nata come comunità cattolica integrale. E tuttora si presenta così: come cittadella di Dio in un mondo invaso dai barbari. È in forza di questa identità e della benedizione papale che Sant’Egidio si offre ´urbi et orbi´ come peacemaker sui fronti di guerra. Oltre che come ponte di dialogo tra le religioni.
Sono stati quelli di Sant’Egidio a organizzare il meeting interreligioso del 1986 ad Assisi, con il papa in preghiera fianco a fianco col Dalai Lama, con metropoliti ortodossi, pastori protestanti, monaci buddisti, rabbini ebrei, muftì musulmani, guru e sciamani d’ogni credo. Da allora, Sant’Egidio replica il modello di Assisi ogni anno: l’ultima volta a Padova e Venezia, altre volte a Roma, Firenze, Milano, Bari, Varsavia, Bruxelles, Malta, Gerusalemme. Con un crescendo di coreografie spettacolari. Con cerimonie ritrasmesse in mondovisione. Con un roteare di ospiti insigni, chiamati dai cinque continenti, spesati, coccolati. Minimo mezzo milione di dollari per meeting, coperti da sovvenzioni governative e private.
Con questi precedenti, Sant’Egidio non avrà rivali per il prossimo Giubileo. Sua sarà la regia dell’Assisi bis, questa volta di nuovo col papa, già annunciata dal Vaticano.
IN PRINCIPIO FU CL
Eppure, nonostante queste credenziali e le sue suggestive liturgie, il profilo cattolico della comunità di Sant’Egidio resta sfuggente. I suoi percorsi tortuosi. La sua data di nascita ufficiale è il 7 febbraio 1968. Ma a quella data non succede proprio niente di nuovo. I futuri membri di Sant’Egidio fanno semplicemente parte di un raggio, di una cellula di Gs nel liceo Virgilio di Roma. Gs è la sigla di Gioventù Studentesca, l’organizzazione fondata da don Luigi Giussani che più tardi, passata la bufera del Sessantotto, prenderà il nome di Comunione e Liberazione. Riccardi vi si era avvicinato negli anni di ginnasio, a Rimini. Dopo di che, tornato a Roma, aveva legato con i ´giessini´ del Virgilio, del Dante, del Mamiani. Tra quei compagni di liceo c’è già il nocciolo duro di Sant’Egidio d’oggi. Ma con loro ci sono anche Rocco Buttiglione e la sua futura moglie Maria Pia Corbò, che rimarranno con don Giussani. Se il gruppone si disfà, tre, quattro anni dopo, è perché se ne va via il prete che l’aveva tenuto assieme, Luigi Iannaccone. È solo a quel punto, inizio 1972, che Riccardi e i suoi si mettono in proprio. Con astio nei confronti dei fratelli separati di Cl, che infatti spariranno per sempre, anche in memoria, dalle storie autorizzate di Sant’Egidio.
MONACI DEL NUOVO MILLENNIO
Manca ancora una sede. E per un poco Riccardi e compagni, tutti di famiglia bene, meditano di traslocare in baracche di periferia. Ma poi per i poveri scelgono solo di lavorare, senza conviverci. Nel settembre del 1973 fissano finalmente il loro quartier generale a Sant’Egidio, a Roma Trastevere. Sparite le ultime monache, l’edificio era rimasto vuoto. È di proprietà del ministero degli Interni, che lo cede a loro in cambio d’un affitto di poche lire. Chiavi in mano compreso il restauro, eseguito prontamente a spese del ministero.
Segue la fase monastica. Con una spruzzata d’orientalismo. In vacanza, quelli di Sant’Egidio vanno in Belgio, a Chevetogne, un monastero che celebra raffinate liturgie bizantine, e se ne innamorano. Di ritorno a Roma, arricchiscono le loro liturgie con tocchi orientali e alla loro vita comune danno un’impronta monastica. Anche per via della giovane età, nessuno di loro è sposato. E allora s’immaginano “celibi per il Regno dei cieli” e “monaci nel deserto della città”. Danno ai loro capi i nomi di priore e priora, con i rispettivi vice. Abitano in piccoli gruppi divisi per sesso. Vestono tutti in modo austero, riconoscibile: gonne ampie e lunghe, maglioni abbondanti e colori castigati le donne; giaccone blu scuro i maschi; borsa di pelle a tracolla per tutti, modello Tolfa. Le giornate sono all’insegna dell'”ora et labora”, dove il “labora” sono il pasto ai poveri, le pulizie ai vecchi, il doposcuola ai monelli di periferia.
LA SCOPERTA DEL SESSO
Ma anche la fase monastica si spegne presto. Nell’estate del 1978, in un ritiro collettivo nelle Marche, nell’eremo di Macereto, un po’ tutti svuotano il sacco. E confessano di condurre tra loro una vita sessuale sin troppo movimentata. Da lì in poi cade il silenzio sul “nuovo monachesimo” e prendono il via i primi matrimoni. Resta l’obbedienza assoluta a quello che era di fatto l’abate indiscusso, Riccardi.
Il quale, intanto, s’è laureato in legge, ma si è subito dopo tuffato, da autodidatta, negli studi di storia, in particolare di storia della Chiesa, fino ad aggiudicarsi rapidamente una cattedra in università. Come per incanto, si danno agli studi di storia anche gli altri membri importanti della comunità, maschi. Ma quello che li distingue è che la storia non vogliono solo studiarla, ma farla. Specie la storia presente della Chiesa. Il 1978 è l’anno dei tre papi: muore Paolo VI e dopo l’interregno di papa Albino Luciani sale al trono Giovanni Paolo II. Nei due preconclavi, specie nel secondo, Sant’Egidio è tutto un via vai di cardinali d’ogni continente, di conciliaboli, di manovre elettorali.
La comunità fa campagna per il cardinale vicario di Roma, Ugo Poletti. Ma il conclave li delude. A vincere è il polacco Karol Wojtyla, per loro uno sconosciuto. Bastano poche settimane per ribaltare la sconfitta. Quelli di Sant’Egidio studiano a puntino la mappa della prima uscita del nuovo papa, alla parrocchia romana della Garbatella. Sul tragitto c’è una scuola materna, con un’aula che dà proprio sulla strada. Per una settimana occupano quell’aula e insegnano ai bambini canti in polacco. Li tengono lì dentro a cantare anche la domenica, col papa che arriva. Finché il papa passa, sente, si ferma, entra, vuol sapere. L’idillio tra Giovanni Paolo II e Sant’Egidio sboccia così. L’innamoramento è l’estate dopo a Castelgandolfo, una sera di luglio, in giardino, con le lucciole. Cantano e ballano con lui. Fann

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Liputan6.com, Michigan - Mantan perwakilan negara bagian Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, telah memenangkan pemilihan penuh dengan jumlah yang sangat signifikan di Distrik Kongres ke-13 Michigan pada Selasa, 6 November 2018 waktu Amerika Serikat.

Tlaib adalah Muslimah kedua yang berhasil meraih satu kursi di Kongres AS, setelah Ilhan Omar. Kedua wanita ini sama-sama berasal dari keluarga imigran. Tlaib adalah keturunan Palestina, sedangkan Omar berasal dari Somalia.

Distrik Kongres ke-13 Michigan, yang mencakup Detroit dan kota-kota pinggiran di sekitarnya, sebelumnya dipegang oleh John Conyers yang berasal dari Partai Demokrat. Ia mengundurkan diri awal tahun ini karena dituduh melakukan pelecehan seksual.

Karena tidak ada kandidat dari Partai Republik yang mumpuni, yang mampu menyaingi Tlaib, maka perempuan berumur 42 tahun ini bisa menang tanpa rintangan berarti. Dia pun dengan mudah memenangkan pemilihan umum di distrik yang sangat demokratis.

Terpilihnya Rashida Tlaib menjadi anggota Kongres merupakan tonggak sejarah baru di Amerika Serikat, yang saat ini hanya memiliki dua orang parlemen Muslimah, menurut laporan Pew Research Center.

Menurut Pew, sebagian besar anggota Kongres masih didominasi oleh orang-orang beragama Kristen (lebih dari 90%). Kenyataan ini tidak banyak berubah sejak 1960-an, meskipun ada lebih banyak perbedaan keyakinan di sisi Partai Demokrat.

Sebagai titik perbandingan, hanya 0,4% anggota Kongres yang merupakan Muslim, sementara 1,1% adalah agama lain yang ada di Amerika.

"Ini bukan tentang ada di Kongres dan memamerkan iman Anda," tegas Tlaib dalam wawancara bersama CNN.

"Saya selalu memberi tahu orang-orang bahwa saya mengekspos Islam dengan cara yang sangat penting, cara yang berdampak, melalui layanan publik," imbuhnya seperti dikutip dari Vox, Rabu (7/11/2018).

Tlaib adalah putri imigran Palestina dan penduduk asli Detroit (AS), menurut situs kampanyenya. Dia juga turut bergabung dalam gerakan 100 Muslim Americans, sebuah aksi yang menyerukan penolakan terhadap meningkatnya Islamophobia selama pemerintahan Donald Trump.

Tlaib juga merupakan salah satu dari banyak wanita yang mendominasi pemilihan kandidat Demokrat di Michigan. Ibu dua anak ini berhasil mengantongi 88,7% suara (108.093) dan membabat pesaingnya dari Working Class Party, Sam Johnson yang memperoleh 8% suara (9.751), serta Etta Wilcoxon dari Green Party yang mendapatkan 3,3% suara (4.073).

"Saya akan menjadi seorang wanita, seorang ibu, seorang Muslimah, seorang Palestina, seorang Arab dan begitu banyak dari lapisan lain dari identitas ini tergantung pada siapa saya berbicara dan apa yang mereka ingin kenali sebagai," ujar Tlaib kepada CNN.

Rashida Tlaib telah memperjuangkan sejumlah kebijakan progresif, termasuk mengkritik Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Imigrasi dan Penegakan Bea Cukai).

 

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Wanita Muslim Kedua di Pemerintahan AS

Rashida Tlaib, sosok wanita muslim pertama yang terpilih sebagai anggota Kongres AS (AP/Al Goldis)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sebelumnya, Tlaib diketahui menempati salah satu kursi di Dewan Perwakilan Michigan, di mana hal tersebut berasal dari kemenangannya pada 2008 silam.

Ia disebut sebagai wanita muslim kedua yang mengabdikan diri di Badan Legislatif Negeri Paman Sam, setelah Jamilah Nasheed di parlemen negara bagian Missouri.

Distrik Kongres ke-13 yang akan diwakilinya mencakup wilayah selatan Detroit di daerah Wayne County. Setelah garis batas diatur ulang pada 2012, Distrik 13 adalah satu-satunya wilayah kongres yang sepenuhnya berada dalam satu wilayah.

Kemenangan Tlaib terjadi di tengah apa yang dianggap sebagai peningkatan besar pada isu Islamophobia di seluruh AS, setelah pemilihan Donald Trump pada 2016, yang kemudian berkaitan dengan permusahan terhadap problematika imigrasi.

Tlaib, putri dari keluarga imigran Palestina, lahir di Detroit pada 1976, di mana ayahnya bekerja di perusahaan otomotif Ford. Dia belajar politik di Wayne State University dan kemudian melanjutkan ke jenjang pascasarjana di bidang hukum hingga lulus pada 2004.

Dipenjara Gara-Gara Trump

Sebelum meraih kemenangannya kali ini, Tlaib ternyata sempat menjadi pengecoh dalam kampanye yang tengah dilakukan oleh Presiden Amerika Serikat, Donald Trump pada Agustus 2016 lalu. Saat itu, Trump sedang berpidato dalam acara Detroit Economic Club.

Kesempatan itu digunakan Tlaib untuk tak henti memberikan pertanyaan mengenai isu pelecehan perempuan di tempat kerja. Pertanyaan tersebut dianggap sebagai serangan bagi Trump karena latar belakang Trump pun yang terdengar pernah melecehkan beberapa perempuan. 

Hal ini terlihat melalui postingan akun Twitter @Bdwal359, yang merekam pengusiran Rashida Tlaib saat Trump berpidato kala itu, dengan mengerahkan beberapa orang kemanan. 

Reaksi dari aksi yang dilakukan membuat Rashida akhirnya ditangkap. Namun, hal itu tidak membuatnya mundur. Justru, sikap berani yang ditunjukkan Rashida Tlaib sebagai perempuan muslim saat itu, membuat banyak orang tercengang dan mendukung dirinya di Kongres sebagai perwakilan suara yang tidak terdengar di daerahnya, Michigan.

"Seorang penduduk mengatakan dia senang saya berani maju, dan mereka terang-terangan akan memilih saya. Sungguh menakjubkan berinteraksi dengan banyak keluarga di lokasi jajak pendapat. Saya merasa sangat didukung," kata kandidat perempuan muslim yang tengah menjadi sorotan publik AS itu.


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~~ OPiS FiLMU / MOViE DESCRiPTiON ~~

Reżyseria: Bryan Buckley
Scenariusz: Bryan Buckley
Gatunek: Biograficzny, Dramat
Kraj: RPA, USA, Kenia, Somalia, Sudan
Rok produkcji: 2017
Czas trwania: 117 min.

Opis:
Rok 2008. Początkujący dziennikarz, Jay Bahadur, postanawia wmieszać się w grupę somalijskich piratów, by poznać to, kim są, jak żyją i co ich napędza.

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Las elecciones de medio mandato en EEUU han dejado un nuevo récord de mujeres elegidas para las dos Cámaras del Congreso, con 113 representantes y senadoras, frente a las 107 que hasta ahora ocupaban escaños, según medios locales.

En total, este martes resultaron elegidas 103 mujeres, que se suman a las 10 senadoras que mantienen su escaño al no estar en juego, informa el diario digital Político.

Las mujeres, muy críticas con el presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, han impulsado principalmente el avance electoral de los demócratas, que han conseguido recuperar el control de la Cámara de los Representantes.

Lea más: Trump celebra victoria pese a perder la Cámara ante los demócratasLa neoyorquina Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, demócrata latina y de 29 años, y que se ha convertido en la congresista más joven de la historia de EEUU, es un claro símbolo de ese avance, aunque no ha sido la única mujer e hispana en acceder al Capitolio.

Verónica Escobar y Sylvia García comparten el honor de ser las primeras hispanas en representar a Texas en el Congreso, mientras que Debbie Murcasel-Powell, de origen ecuatoriano, dio una de las grandes sorpresas al imponerse a su rival en Florida con más del 50 por ciento de los votos.

Otras mujeres destacadas que han llegado por primera vez a la Cámara Baja tienen ascendencia africana, son indígenas o pertenecen a la comunidad LGTB (Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales).

Lea más: Comisarios europeos socialistas celebran victoria de los demócratas en EEUUIlhan Omar, nacida en Somalia en 1981, y Rashida Tlaib, hija de inmigrantes palestinos, serán las primeras musulmanas en el Congreso.

Además, en enero dos indígenas se sentarán por primera vez en la Cámara de Representantes: Deb Haaland (Nuevo México) y Sharice Davids, que será además la primera persona abiertamente LGTB de Kansas en el Congreso.

En las primeras elecciones de EEUU tras el nacimiento del movimiento #MeToo (Yo También), son varias las mujeres que han roto el techo de cristal y se han alzado por primera vez con cargos electos, como la republicana Marsha Blackburn, primera mujer senadora en la historia de Tennessee.

En Georgia, Stacey Abrams aspira a convertirse en la primera afroamericana negra gobernadora del país, aunque deberá esperar al recuento que ha solicitado debido a lo estrecho de la diferencia con su rival republicano, Brian Kemp.


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          THE EZEKIEL 38-39 VICTORY WILL BE WON BY G-D: WHO ARE THE PLAYERS … AND WHO ARE NOT      Cache   Translate Page      

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THE VOICE OF ISRAEL
Heshvan 29, 5779

Prince Handley
President / Regent
University of Excellence



THE EZEKIEL 38-39 VICTORY WILL BE WON BY G-D
WHO ARE THE PLAYERS … AND WHO ARE NOT

THE LORD CRUSHES ZION'S ENEMY
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The LORD G-d—whether the devil realizes it or not—is going to win a major conquest for Israel.
And not just win … but defeat Israel's enemies so badly that the world will recognize that G-d is the LORD.



ניצחון מן השמים


WHO ARE NOT ALIGNED AGAINST ISRAEL IN EZEKIEL 3839 BATTLE

In Ezekiel Chapter 38, there is NO mention of Israel’s neighbors joining in allegiance with the powers from the North. NO mention of:

Lebanon
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Jordan
Iraq
Palestinians

The conflict described in Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39 involves the powers from the North.

Son of man, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

And say, This is what the Lord G-D says; Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

And I will turn you back, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armor, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling weaponry:

Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with you.” ‒ Ezekiel 38:2-6

NOTICE: Magog is a people group, while Gog is a Satanically inspired leader of that people.

Wilhelm Gesenius was a renowned German Biblical critic and pioneer of critical Hebrew lexicography and grammar. Here is his analysis of the “movers and shakers” in this passage.

Meshech was a barbarous people known as Moschi who dwelt in the Moschian mountains; the root from which the city of Moscow [derived] its name.”

However, Mushki (MŠK) of central and western Asia Minor, known in the classics (Homer, etc.) as Phrygia, fits very well. These people were well known to Ezekiel, and this may be the easier interpretation

We know that Persia is synonymous with present day Iran.

Tubal, Gomer and Togarmah represent sections of Turkey.

WHAT IS EZEKIEL SAYING TODAY

Read carefully Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39. Then compare what you have read with the following synopsis. I think you will agree.

Russia, Turkey, Iran and other Middle East and North East African nations will form an alliance to attack Israel.

G-d will defeat this alliance of Magog and others on the hills of Israel, and leave only 17 percent of them.

It will take seven months to bury the dead bodies, and seven years to burn the implements of war (probably radioactive elements).

The victory for Israel will be so great and miraculous that ALL nations will realize that the G-d of Israel is the LORD.

Thus says the Lord G-D; Are you, Gog, the one of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring you against them?

And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, says the Lord G-D, that my fury shall come up in my face.

For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

So that the fish of the sea, and the birds of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says the Lord G-D: every man's weapon shall be against his brother.

And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

This is how I will magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD. Ezekiel 38:18-23

PLAYERS IN ALIGNMENT AGAINST ISRAEL IN EZEKIEL 38–39

Think about this: the players today in alignment against Israel are the same as mentioned in Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39. We know this because of the cognate forms of names used in the original Hebrew. The only difference is … they have NOT attacked yet.

Magogthe Southern Steppes of Russia (former Soviet- Bloc countries);
Meshech―Central and Western Asia (and part of Turkey)
TubalTurkey;
PersiaIran;
EthiopiaSouthern Egypt, Sudan, Somalia;
LibyaLibya (may also include Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia);
GomerNorth-Central Turkey;
TogarmahEastern Turkey.

The Triumvirate of Testing for Israel at this moment is: Russia, Iran, and Turkey. Russia cavorts with whomever, always seeking the balance of power: its own. Iran wants to exterminate anyone the Mad Mahdi doesn't approve, which happens to be ALL non-Muslims. And Turkey, is coming out of the closet, in preparation for her role as the headquarters for New World Governance.

RUSSIA

Russia has been attempting to attach its holdings in previous Soviet Bloc countries to prevent NATO encroachment into these areas. It was strategically taking advantage of the recent American president's (Obama) weakness in military experience and foreign policy negotiations.

IRAN

Iran wants to fill the void in the Middle East which resulted from the invasion of Iraq. (This also happens to be a goal of Turkey.) Iran, under the leadership of the Grand Meany and his puppet Barney Fife want to bring destruction and chaos to ALL non-Muslim people and nations.

Iran now has the capability to produce a nuclear weapon. It has warhead capability.

Many of America’s closest Mideast allies, particularly Israel and Saudi Arabia, have warned Washington against concluding a deal with Tehran. When Obama was President of the USA, Arab countries, in particular, worried that the U.S. would forge a closer relationship with Shiite Iran to confront radical Sunni groups, such as Islamic State and al Qaeda.

That was folly, because as Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu pointed out in his speech to the USA Congress, “the enemy of your enemy―in this case―is (still) your enemy!”

The MAJOR reason Iran is NOT attacking Israel right now is to give Iran TIME to produce several bombs first. A secondary reason previously was as a major bargaining chip with the USA. Iran knew the recent USA President Obama had NO military background and was without experience in war strategy or military diplomacy. Iran felt the recent USA president was weak and would easily be dissuaded with rhetoric, using his Muslim upbringing as a tool on the chessboard.

If Iran can gain BOTH time and privilege, it will be a bonus toward their efforts. After using the recent USA President, and after gaining hard assets and other desirables earned via diplomacy, Iran was in even a better position to attack Israel. However, President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran deal and placed hard sanctions once again against Iran. If, however, no advantageous benefits are to be realized from the USA, Iran can still attack Israel; all the while having created BOTH a situation of non-apprehension while creating more bombs.

TURKEY

As I mentioned in my podcast, Confidential: Intel for Israel, (12 Feb, 2009), Turkey will be the new headquarters for the New World Governance. In due time it will become obvious that it will in effect be the (clandestine) headquarters of the NIO: New Islamic Order.

As the Global Governance center, Turkey will come into position after breaking away from its previous European and Western associations, andas the Eastern leg of the old Roman Empireit will be the epicenter of Islamic geopolitical and financial concourse.

Already, since I provided this information in 2009, we have seen (via Vaadat Orchim) that Turkey is parlaying and weighing her odds for partnership to her greatest advantage: Russia (and the Caucasus), Saudi Arabia, or Iran. Eitheror allof the three, as bedfellows, will still have the stamp of Islam.

Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai.

Your friend,

Prince Handley
President / Regent
University of Excellence

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CHICAGO, 7 Nov – Seorang wanita yang dulunya pelarian Somalia dan anak kepada pendatang dari Palestin mengongsikan detik bersejarah semalam selepas menjadi dua wanita Islam pertama yang dipilih ke dalam Kongres Amerika Syarikat (AS). (Klik di sini untuk cerita lanjut)  
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Një refugjate e dikurshme nga Somalia dhe vajza e dy emigrantëve palestinezë, shënuan të martën një rast historik në Shtetet e Bashkuara, pasi të parat femra myslimane që zgjidhen në Kongres. Ilhan Omar, 37 vjeç dhe Rashida Tlaib, 42 vjeç – janë zgjedhur nga radhët e demokratëve nga Midwest. Ato janë avokate të komuniteteve pakicë […]

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JPNN.com - Ilhan Omar mencatat sejarah baru pada 2016. Saat itu dia terpilih sebagai legislator di Negara Bagian Minnesota. Di menjadi muslimah keturunan Somalia pertama yang jadi anggota dewan. Kini dia ingin menciptakan sejarah baru lagi dengan lingkup yang lebih luas.
          11/4/2018: News: HOUR-BY-HOUR, WHAT’S HAPPENING ACROSS BRITAIN      Cache   Translate Page      

06.00 Bagpipes will be played at more than 2,000 locations across the country and around the world, from New Zealand to Somalia, and spanning every Commonwealth country. Pipers will play Battle’s O’er – a haunting tune traditionally played at the end...
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Level : F-5
Job ID : 105716
Job Network : Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain
Job Family : Logistics and Supply Chain
Department/Office : United Nations Support Office in Somalia
Duty Station : MOGADISCIO
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 11/7/2018
Deadline : 11/21/2018
          Doktorgrad om kaos og kontroll i Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      

I 2012 var han statsministerkandidat i Somalia. Nå har norsk-somaliske Mohamed Husein Gaas tatt doktorgrad i samfunnsvitenskap ved Universitetet for miljø- og biovitenskap (NMBU).


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Military report from Somalia indicate that AMISOM troops successfully thwarted an attack by the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab on Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at around midday. A small group of Al-Shabaab…
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Nazis wegputzen29. August, Wismar (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern): In einem Park brechen drei Täter einem 20-jährigen Syrer das Nasenbein und schlagen mit einer Eisenkette auf seinen Oberkörper ein. 1. September, Essen (Nordrhein-Westfalen): Zwei Männer verprügeln ein Mitglied des Integrationsrates und seinen Begleiter, einen Geflüchteten aus Afghanistan. 5. September, Wegeleben (Sachsen-Anhalt): Ein 20-Jähriger schlägt einem syrischen Schüler in einer Regionalbahn eine Bierflasche auf den Kopf. 23. September, München (Bayern): In einer S-Bahn schlägt ein Mann auf zwei Frauen aus Somalia und Äthiopien ein. Er tritt nach ihnen, beleidigt sie und würgt eine der beiden. Solche Angriffe bleiben meist Randnotizen in lokalen Medien. Es braucht dramatische Bilder - brennende Asylunterkünfte wie 1992 in Rostock-Lichtenhagen oder Videos von Angriffen wie in Heidenau, Freital oder Clausnitz 2015 und 2016 -, damit die Öffentlichkeit aufmerksam wird. 2018 geschah dies nach den Hitlergrüßen und rassistischen Attacken in Chemnitz. Dabei sind Übergriffe auf Flüchtlinge deutscher Alltag: Im ersten Halbjahr wurden 704 Angriffe auf Geflüchtete und Unterkünfte gezählt, etwa vier pro Tag…“ – aus dem Beitrag „Vier pro Tag“ von Helena Ott am 06. November 2018 in der SZ Online. Siehe dazu auch einen weiteren Beitrag: Nicht zu nicht gemeldeten Fällen, nicht zu nicht entgegen genommenen Anzeigen, und auch nicht zu perversen Statistik-Spielchen. Sondern zu: Musik

Der Beitrag Vier Angriffe des rechten Mobs jeden Tag. Werden gemeldet… erschien zuerst auf LabourNet Germany.


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Source: African Union Mission in Somalia
Country: Somalia

Nairobi, 4 November 2018 - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has developed a document that will provide an effective framework for the gradual transition of security responsibilities to Somalia’s security institutions.

The Concept of Operations (CONOPs), which will guide AMISOM’s activities and operations for the 2018-2021 period, marks the final phase of the AU Mission’s transition and eventual exit from Somalia.
The action-oriented document, once approved by the African Union and senior defence officials of troops-contributing countries, will mark yet another milestone in the Mission’s quest for a peaceful and democratic Somalia.

Speaking at the closing of the five-day meeting held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Nairobi, 4 November 2018 - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has developed a document that will provide an effective framework for the gradual transition of security responsibilities to Somalia’s security institutions.

The Concept of Operations (CONOPs), which will guide AMISOM’s activities and operations for the 2018-2021 period, marks the final phase of the AU Mission’s transition and eventual exit from Somalia.
The action-oriented document, once approved by the African Union and senior defence officials of troops-contributing countries, will mark yet another milestone in the Mission’s quest for a peaceful and democratic Somalia.

Speaking at the closing of the five-day meeting held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Francisco Madeira, hailed the document and expressed optimism that it will deliver. “We want to produce a document that is workable, a document that is in a position capable of producing the expected results and we are very much optimistic that we will do it,” said the SRCC who is also the head of mission.

The Concept of Operations (CONOPS) 2018 workshop looked at the Mission’s Somalia transition plan vis-à-vis the political and security situation in the country, emerging from decades of civil strife. Participants at the workshop included the Mission’s staff, officials of the Federal Government of Somalia, and representatives of African Union based at the Addis Ababa Headquarters in Ethiopia. The document is AMISOM’s intent regarding plans and aspirations that will culminate in the scheduled 2021 one-man-one vote elections and consequently the transfer, gradually, of the security responsibilities from the Mission to Somali security forces.

“This is a very important undertaking and endeavour because it marks a crucial step in a very crucial moment we find ourselves in our efforts in Somalia,” Amb Madeira observed, noting that the document is a product of “hard-work and open and frank discussions”.

The workshop, the SRCC noted, looked into the issue of the Mission’s military component and analyzed the way it is working towards delivering a “safe” Somalia to its people.

Resolving the problem in Somalia, the SRCC noted, requires more than just the military approach and AMISOM is towing that line.

“Security is not just a matter of shooting Al-Shabaab but it is also a matter of extending our hands to those elements of Al-Shabaab who for whatever reason had slid into violence and extremism and now are willing to abandon that path,” the SRCC explained.

The SRCC exhorted the Mission’s partners, troop and police contributing countries and all Somalis to “put our hands together” to ensure that peace and security is returned in the country. Ambassador Madeira thanked Kenya for hosting the meeting.

In his speech the representative of the Government of Kenya at the meeting, Maj Gen Adan Mulata, told the participants that an all-inclusive engagement was key to the Somalia peace effort. This, he noted, requires the stakeholders to understand the dynamics facing Somalia and the change the country deserves.

Gen Mulata, who is the Assistant Chief of Defense Forces in charge of Operations, Doctrine and Training, noted that the document produced at the workshop is intended to place Somalia on a path of recovery.

Once adapted, the CONOPs 2018 “will guide the collective actions of the international community to augment activities of the Federal Government of Somalia towards the achievement of (the country’s) transitional plan.”

Gen. Mulata reiterated Kenya’s commitment to supporting the African Union and AMISOM towards achieving lasting peace and stability in Somalia. “We shouldn’t think twice, we shouldn’t blink” in helping Somalia, he added.

As regards the proposed military drawdown, the Kenya military chief said that whereas the exit was inevitable, stakeholders should be cautious, taking into consideration the conditions on the ground. The country has to be left in the hands of people capable of pursuing peace and recovery, he noted. “Let us talk about meaningful change in Somalia not blame-games and fault-finding,” Maj Gen Mulata said and added that there has to be common objective, collective effort and clarity in order to rebuild Somalia.


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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
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          Somalia: UN mission calls for consensus on credible and peaceful presidential election in Somalia’s South West State      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN Assistance Mission in Somalia
Country: Somalia

The events unfolding in the last few days, including the divisions among the stakeholders, ahead of the upcoming presidential election in Somalia’s South West State, have the potential to lead to violence. The United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) calls on all parties and stakeholders to work together to ensure that this Somali-owned electoral process proceeds in accordance with the established rules and avoids any behaviour which may lead to conflict or undermine the integrity of the electoral process.

“With this election being the first in a series to be held around the country – both at the regional level next year and national level in 2020 – there is a real need to set the precedent for credible and peaceful electoral processes,” said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Haysom. “I note that Somalia’s international partners had expressed similar hopes and concerns in November 2016 during the country’s federal parliamentary elections, when it called on all stakeholders to collaborate in ensuring a positive outcome.”

“I am confident that, in keeping with their tradition, Somali leaders will find a solution, through dialogue, to the issues surrounding this electoral process. An electoral process that is transparent, enjoys broad consensus on the rules governing its conduct, and is free from irregularities can only promote widespread acceptance of the results, and avoid violent confrontations at or after polling,” added Mr. Haysom, who also serves as UNSOM’s head.

The regional assembly of South West State is due to hold a presidential election on 17 November. Similar votes will take place in the Federal Member States of Puntland and Jubaland in 2019.


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          #NoiNonArchiviamo il caso Alpi-Hrovatin, giovedì 8 novembre incontro con il procuratore Pignatone      Cache   Translate Page      
I rappresentanti di Fnsi, Cnog e Usigrai, rinnovando il pieno sostegno all'operato della magistratura, ribadiranno la richiesta di giustizia e verità sulla vicenda della giornalista e dell'operatore del Tg3 uccisi in Somalia il 20 marzo 1994 in circostanze ancora da chiarire.
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The World Bank has just published its Doing Business 2019 for Somalia. The evaluation includes starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency, and labor market regulation.

On the overall ranking of ease of doing business, the World Bank evaluated 190 countries, including 54 in Africa. Somalia ranked 190, last on the list. This compares with 159 for Ethiopia.
          What This Election Is About - Paul Craig Roberts      Cache   Translate Page      

I never cease to be amazed at the insouciance of Americans. Readers send me emails asking why I ever supported Trump when he was the Establishment’s candidate. If Trump was the Establishment’s candidate, why has the Establishment spent two years trying to destroy him?

The failure to put two and two together is extraordinary. Trump declared war on the Establishment throughout the presidential campaign and in his inaugural address.
 
As I wrote at the time, Trump vastly over-estimates the power of the president. He expected the Establishment, like his employees, to jump to his will, and he did not know Washington or who to appoint to support his goals. He has been totally defeated in his intention to normalize relations with Russia. Instead, we are faced with both Russia and China preparing for war.

In other words, the same outcome that Hillary would have achieved.

Trump has been so harassed by the Establishment that he is having trouble thinking straight. He was elected by “the deplorables” as the first non-Establishment candidate since when? You have to go back in history to find one. Perhaps Andrew Jackson. Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan were not the choice of the Democratic and Republican establishments, and the ruling establishments moved quickly to constrain both presidencies. The Democratic Establishment framed and removed both Carter’s budget director and chief of staff, depriving Carter of the kind of commitment he needed for his agenda. The Bush people that the Republican Establishment insisted be put in positions of power in the Reagan administration succeeded in blunting his reformist economic program and his determination to end the cold war. I fought both battles for Reagan, and I still have the bruises.

Trump is an outsider elected by “the deplorables” whose middle class jobs were offshored by America’s global corporations for the benefit only of the executives and large shareholders. A few people sold out the American middle class, which is shrinking away.

In the rest of the world, Trump’s true allies are the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, the former president of Ecuador, and the former president of Honduras, who was overthrown by “America’s First Black President,” the consequences of which are the caravan moving toward the US border. The Establishment has succeeded in so confusing Trump that he has declared the Establishment’s war against the non-establishment leaders in Latin America.
So what is this midterm US election about?
 
It is about whether “the deplorables” have been brainwashed by the Establishment’s media whores and fail to support Trump in the House and Senate elections. If the Democrats, whose politics is Identity Politics, get the House and/or Senate, Trump will be completely impotent. The Establishment hopes to drive the lesson home to every future presidential candidate to never again appeal to the people over the vested interests of the Establishment.

In America democracy is a scam. The oligarchy rules, and the people, no matter how they suffer under the oligarch’s rule, must submit and accept. No more presidential candidates, please, who represent the people. This is the lesson that the Establishment hopes to teach the rabble in the midterm elections.

What should this election be about? If America had an independent media, the election would be about the dangerous situation created by Washington that has caused two militarily powerful countries to prepare for war with the US. This is the most serious development of my lifetime. Everything President Reagan worked for has been overthrown for the material interests of the power and profit of the military/security complex.

If America had an independent media, the election would be about the American police state that, based on the 9/11 lie, the weapons of mass destruction lie, the use of chemical weapons lie, the Iranian nukes lie, the Russian invasion of Ukraine lie, was accepted by the insouciant Americans.   Those responsible for these lies, which have caused massive war crimes, for which US administrations should be indicted, are feted and rich. The rest of us have experienced the loss of civil liberty and privacy. Any individual in the way of the police state is mowed down.

If America had an independent media, the election would be about the de-industrialization of the United States. Today, as this article makes clear—https://thesaker.is/the-pentagon-realised-what-it-has-done-the-chinese-put-the-us-army-on-its-knees/ —the offshoring of American manufacturing and industry has reduced the US military to dependence on Chinese suppliers.

And the Trump administration starts trouble with China!

If America had an independent media, the election would be about the 20 years of US and NATO/EU war crimes against Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen, and US and NATO support for Israel’s war crimes against the remnants of the Palestinian people, and US and NATO/EU support for the neo-nazi regime established by the Obama regime in Ukraine to commit war crimes against the breakaway Russian provinces, the populations of which refuse to become victims of Washington’s overthrow of the democratic elected Ukrainian government and installation by “America’s first black president” of a neo-nazi regime.

If America had an independent media, the election would be about the orchastrated demonization of Iran. The completely stupid dope that Trump appointed Secretary of State just declared (the utter fool should not be permitted to open his mouth) that Washington was going to drive Iran into the ground unless the government agreed to behave like a normal state.

What does Pompeo mean by a “normal state.” He means a state that takes its marching orders from Washington. Iran has not invaded any country. The government in power is the continuation of the government that overthrew the Shah, a dictator imposed on Iran by Washington when Washington and London overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran.

What the despicable Pompeo is really saying is that Iran has to go, because Iran, like Syria, is in the way of Israel’s expansion into southern Lebanon, because Iran and Syria supply the Hezbollah militia, which has twice defeated Israeli invasions of southern Lebanon. The vaunted Israeli army is only good for murdering women and children in the disarmed Gaza ghetto.

If America had an independent media, someone would ask Pompeo precisely what Iran is doing that warrants Washington unilaterally, in the face of opposition of the European, Russian, and Chinese signatures to the Iran Nuclear Agreement, pulling out of the agreement and imposing sanctions that no other country on the planet, except Israel, supports?

But, of course, America has no independent media. It has a collection of whores known as NPR, Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, MSCBS, Fox News, etc.

Without an honest and independent media, there is no accountability of government. America has no honest and independent media. Therefore, in America there is no accountability of government.
 
“The deplorables” are faced with a dilemma. The president they elected has been overcome by the establishment and cannot represent them. Instead, Trump gives his supporters warmonger John Bolton as National Security Advisor and warmonger Pompeo as US Secretary of State. He might as well have appointed Adolf Hitler. In fact, Hitler was a more reasonable person.

So again, America is having an election in which nothing of any importance is discussed.
 
Unless the American people rise up in armed rebellion, they are finished as a free people, and, of course, they cannot rise up in armed rebellion. Not so much because the police and every agency of the government has been militarized as because Jewish cultural Marxism and the Democratic Party’s Identity Policics have the American people disorganized and at one another’s throats. Cultural Marxism and Identity Politics have divided the American population into victims and victimizers. The true victimizers and true victims are not part of the picture, which is a construction that serves ideological agendas. It is not the oligarchy that is the victimizer, but the Trump-voting white male. It is not the multi-billionaires, but the marginalized former manufacturing and industrial work force that is the source of oppression. This former work force is black and white, but the Democratic Party’s Identity Politics has blacks and whites at each other’s throats.
 
My conclusion is that America is doomed. The people, with few exceptions, are not smart enough to continue to exist. Perhaps the outcome of the elections tomorrow will change my mind. If the vote goes to the Establishment, all is lost.
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/11/05/what-this-election-is-about/

UPDATE: The people voted for the Democrat candidates in the House. This will strangle the Trump White House. Barring evidence of electronic voting machine fraud (which is possible) it seems that PCR was right - that the people are not savvy enough to support Trump's anti-globalist agenda.

While President Trump might have establishment backing to some degree, at least he appears to be a nationalist, which is what is needed to bring back the US industrial base and jobs.

Related:

Greg Hunter Live Stream: Election 2018 Analysis (Live)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 8th, 2018.]
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[ISS] On 6 November the United Nations (UN) Security Council renewed the authorisation for international naval forces to carry out anti-piracy measures off Somalia's coast. It is now 10 years since the first resolution was passed in 2008 to respond to piracy and robbery against humanitarian and commercial ships in the region.
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This Manama Dialogue was attended by key defense and foreign policy decision makers including General James Mattis; US Secretary of Defense, Brett McGurk; Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khlifa; Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al Jubeir; Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ayman Safadi; Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yousef bin Alawi; Oman’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taro Kono; Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ursula von der Leyen; German’s Minister of Defense, Elisabetta Trenta; Italy’s Minister of Defense, Raychelle Omamo; Kenya’s Secretary of Defense, Abdisaid Ali; Somalia’s National Security Adviser, Jean-Christophe Belliard; Deputy Secretary General, Political Affairs, Political Director, European External Action service. Yet, surprisingly, the media had ignored the gathering of these important persons?

The speeches of these representatives were characterized mainly as Iran bashing and condemnations, particularly the speeches of the American representatives; Mattis and McGurk, and the Bahraini and Saudi ministers. While their governments are pursuing hegemonic policies within the region, they accuse Iran of pursuing a hegemonic Iranian Crescent, previously called Shi’ite Crescent, covering Lebanon, Syria and Yemen. Iran did not impose itself on these countries. Lebanese Hezbollah requested Iranian help to free Lebanon from the 1982 Israeli occupation. Syria requested Iranian help to defeat American/Israeli/Gulf States supported terrorist groups. Yemen cannot get any outside help due to the air and sea siege imposed by American/Saudi/UAE’s forces.


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