Coronavirus – Somalia: Frontline resilience in Somalia (19.07.2020)

NEW YORK, United States of America, July 19, 2020 – One hundred thousand households in Somaliland in northwest Somalia have better access to water, protecting them not just from the ravages of climate change but also against the spread of COVID-19, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme.

Some 70 per cent of Somalis live from agriculture and pastoralism but changing weather patterns have meant many cannot access the water to sustain these traditional activities.

Many younger people have left for cities and towns to live in slum settlements where access to facilities is limited, but now a number of dams, dykes and storage tanks built in Somaliland by UNDP and its partners are encouraging people to carry on with their traditional livelihoods by providing stability in the form of a reliable and consistent supply of water.

And as the virus which causes COVID-19 continues to spread across Africa, the new water sources are also key to slowing the spread of the disease by making it easier for people to wash hands and clean household items.

Opinion: Trump blaming everyone else for his mismanaged attempt to stem COVID-19

The White House and President Donald J. Trump have now acted the cowardly way of name-calling Dr. Anthony Fauci, the man who has warned and enlighten the public about the dangers of the Novel Coronavirus. Still, the Trump Administration nicknaming him Dr. Doom and Dr. Gloom like a kindergarten move to muffle the outspoken expert.

This pandemic have been an assault on the American public. The response from the Federal Government have been totally bonkers. Reactionary and not with anyone at the steering wheel. It has been dismissive and downplaying the risks. It has played soft-ball with a fatal disease. The President have been golfing more, then he has done legislations or regulations to safeguard lives.

That is why the President is blaming China, World Health Organization and its own expert Dr. Fauci. Because, the President is never to blame, never at fault as the perfect masculinisation of leadership he is. The orange skinned mobster is everyone’s cup of tea and everyone’s nightmare as head of state. No accountability, no transparency and no acknowledgement of utter failure.

A disgrace of a President. A man blaming everyone else. Playing it for a hoax. Saying the democrats made it happen. Speaking vile and racist about its origin. While days later enjoying the tee at his golfing estate. Instead of finding means to help states hard hit by the pandemic or making guidelines to stop the community spread. No, it is more important that the peasants dies so Wall Street can continue to print money. Ensure the billionaires gets wealthier, while the middle American and lower classes are bleeding. Also, to top it off, trying to kick out more people with pre-existing conditions out of medicaid and ensure less people have health insurance in the midst of global pandemic. That is good sport. Just like another round golf, while thousands of people are catching it and people are dying.

On the President’s watch, the US has lost 137,000 people to the disease. This has all been a blood-shed, which the President is responsible. He could have avoided many of these. That is if he wanted more social distancing, longer closure of society and lockdowns. If the President wanted to stop the spread and ensure less people got sick. He would have used the means of the Federal State to guide the Governors and secure the public. Not just donate goods and needed equipment as a gift for the up-coming election. That is what the President has done.

It is the proof of the failure. The ones paying the price isn’t the head himself. No, its the citizens, the public and society at large. He can take Air-Force One and dip through traffic for publicity stunts. While the public have to go to the store, get their necessities and even work while screaming Karens bitching about their birthright not to wear masks. Because, that just a good way to create more worry for the piss-poor employees who are working nine-to-five to pay the bills.

This President doesn’t care. If he did, he would have done something. He would have secured the bag, paid the hush-money and screwed the actress. That is what he does. However, there been no personal gain or need to do so. Unless, the President are gaining something out of it. He doesn’t care about the dead. About the families scorned and torn apart. They are just random casualties.

The President wanted at some point act like a War President against the COVID-19. Be out and speak every night like a campaign rally.. However, that worked as it was 2 hour session of tragic disproportion and disingenuous at best. The lies and deceptions got caught up combined with his vile rhetoric. It was a reason why the spokesperson does it instead. Not that it becomes more true, but a better way of self-defence. The President just made things worse and pushed the unscientific solutions on the public. Like a national hack-job to the whole public to see every night.

Now, the President has turned on Fauci. He has already been aggressive, ceased the membership of WHO and open war with China. Since all of that saves lives… which it doesn’t. It only makes the Americans more alone in the world and have less friends. The US is losing both at home and abroad. They are just pathetic and it starts from the top.

Trump trying to create scapegoats, because he got no clue how to fix this. There is no way to rig this or cheat himself out of this one. No matter what he does now, he will fail. Peace.

Somalia: Gurmad Party – Press Release on the Statement Released by the National Independent Electoral Commission (28.06.2020)

Somalia: Wadajir Party – Press Statement on withdrawal of confidence from National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) – (28.06.2020)

Forum for National Parties: FNP Statement on the presence of Non-AMISOM troops in Somalia (15.06.2020)

Somalia: Puntland State House – Press Release (09.06.2020)

OCHA Somalia: Somalia Flood Response Plan to assist hundreds of thousands in 29 districts (05.06.2020)

USA: Time for a UN Team of Experts to Investigate US Police Brutality and Ethnic Violence

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” – Matthew 7:11-12, New International Version

If it was any other nation, republic or place in the world. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and other agencies would be preoccupied with finding people, experts and a level-headed chief, a former head of state to run an operation into the demise, the failure to follow human-rights and escalating violence from the state authorities. As the curfews, the reports of killings, hospitalization and so fourth is coming in.

In this manner, the Organization of American States (OAS) would intervene. Send a former Latin American President and collect a team of experts to investigate on behalf of the UNSC. They would have configured a mandate, there would have been sessions with UNSC and the voting would have mandatory. The state then had to comply and let these experts into the Republic to investigate the matters of misconduct, wrong-doing and ill attempts of human rights violating, which in some instances has been lethal and fatal.

In this regard, there would also been missions from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), African Union (AU), European Union (EU) and Gulf States Cooperation Council (GCC). They would all participate somehow. With observers and people reporting directly from all across. Some taking the Mid-West, others taking the Southern States. Others focusing on the Eastern Coast and finally someone looking into the actions made on the West Coast. That would all make sense.

However, this is not happening. There is a few small condemnation statements, but that is about it. It is not typical, but shows a signs of hope. That the world is not having it. Nevertheless, the UNSC and the other organizations needs to gather strength and push this. If the US can to this others, then it should be done upon them as well. That is only fair and square.

The US has always piled pressure, put into sanctions and done everything possible in the book. They have used all means to undermine sovereignty and integrity of other nations. This been done with intent of pressuring the states to act differently towards it citizens. Also, to show moral superiority. However, now, the King is undressed. The facade and the whole showcase has gone ballistic.

The triggers are off and the sparking violence is on the screens. It is filmed by the citizens, the open marginalization and lack of systems towards the minorities and African American citizens are clear as day. The is no shadow of a doubt. The evils of the society in the United States is appearing right in-front of our eyes. It is not hidden and needs to be addressed. There is no better time than now.

It is time to hook-up a AU, ASEAN, GCC or OAS with a Team of Experts, enlighten the world, the UNSC and condemn the White House and Trump Administration constantly. Even try to sanction or embargo something. So, that the police officers cannot get tear-gas or riot gear. Something to shield the citizens from this havoc. They deserve better, the US has told this to everyone else.

Now the world has to tell you the same. Because, you isn’t any better. You use the same tools you say others shouldn’t. That is hypocrisy and that needs to be said. Peace.

Opinion: US is not leading anymore, it’s defeated [Trump ditches WHO]

It’s just 14 days ago since the Trump Administration suspended or halted its funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s was their decision in mid-May or around the 15th May 2020. Today, on the 29th May 2020, the United States and its President announced that they are leaving the WHO.

What is really striking is that they are doing this in the midst of global pandemic. They are not doing it in the midst of calm times. The illness is not conquered, there is no known treatment nor cure for it. The COVID-19 or Coronavirus is still on the loose. Especially in the United States. Where a 100,000 citizens has been reported dead because of it and they have about 1,3 million cases of the disease on record. Therefore, the US is hard hit by this, but that’s because of own mismanagement and lack of action early.

The US President is blaming the WHO and China. After praising both in January 2020. However, when the shit started to hit the fan. Than, the President has begun to blame outside parties, because the novelty kid in the White House. Can never be blamed, even when its his fault. That he didn’t listen to warnings and rather play golf. Because playing golf and lying at rallies saves lives.

The US is not the world leader anymore. They are defeatist. That is why all international deals are either suspended or withdrawn from. The diplomatic works of this administration is shambles. The affairs with North Korea has ended in tears. The problems with Iran only became worse with the withdrawal from the agreement there. The Iraqi leadership and people want the US Forces out. In the Philippines the government wants to end its military agreement too. Therefore, the US loosing on all fronts.

The US is marginalizing itself and making itself less relevant. They might think they are great, but they are soon left the party. They can drink their Bud Lights, what Super-Bowl and fuck-off. Because, your not participating and if you do. You do it for selfish interests to put puppets and friendly dictators in Latin America. That is what this US administration does and they do it for cause of some industry, usually too. Since, this administration doesn’t conceal the interests they have.

If not, its making trade-wars, empty promises to allies like United Kingdom and so fourth. It is the way this government plays. Instead of acting as a responsible and diplomatic partner. It is instead using all means to conquer. That is not how it works.

Now, the President blames all on China and WHO. That is why he ditches the organization and puts all blame on Chinese government. This is because, he cannot handle or figure out the reasons for why it hit the US so bad. Since, he cannot stomach or see, that his at fault and didn’t do his job. But its easier to pin the WHO.

This shows the lack of leadership. Instead of somebody at the wheel, he blames the wheels, the road and the birds in the sky. Not the driver, even if there is nothing at fault with the car nor the road. The car-crash is eminent, because the driver doesn’t follow the road nor rules. His nearly sleeping at the wheel. The driver is hoping “Jesus is taking the Wheel”, but that will not help here.

Trump and US administration is now dismantling their role in their world. By every single day their relevance gets smaller. That’s because the US is shifting or ditching their part.

When the US does this, the WHO should consider their role in the cure or vaccine for COVID-19. How they should co-operate with the US or even ditch that all together. Since, the US can swim in this sea alone. Now, that the US doesn’t want to work with WHO, they should not expect “Christmas gifts”. Since they are not participating or contributing to the solidarity projects of the world.

The US isn’t leading anymore, its just leaving. Piece by piece, its time to move-on, shall we? Peace.

Somalia: Ambassador Francisco Madeira Statement in the UN security Council Briefing on 21st May 2020 (25.05.2020)