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U.S. to recognize Somali government, opening door to new aid.

The United States will on Thursday officially recognize the Somali government in Mogadishu, ending a hiatus of more than 20 years and opening the door to increased U.S. and international economic help for the violence-plagued African nation, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce the shift during a meeting with visiting Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, whose election last year marked the first vote of its kind since warlords toppled military General Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991, Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson told reporters.

“When the secretary meets with Hassan Sheikh tomorrow, she will exchange diplomatic notes with him and recognize the Somali government in Mogadishu for the first time in 20 years,” Carson told a news briefing.

The United States never formally severed diplomatic ties with Somalia, whose slide into anarchy was highlighted by the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” incident which saw militia fighters shoot down two U.S. military helicopters over Mogadishu.

In subsequent years, al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents seized control of large areas in the south and central parts of the country before Ethiopian, Kenyan and African peacekeeping (AMISOM) troops began a long, U.S.-supported counter offensive aimed at restoring order.

The formation of the new government led by Mohamud is the culmination of a regionally brokered, U.N.-backed effort to end close to two decades of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people.

Carson said the U.S. decision to formally recognize the new government underscored the progress toward political stability that Somalia has made over the past year, including “breaking the back” of the al Shabaab insurgency.

“We are a long way from where we were on Oct 3, 1993 when Black Hawk Down occurred in Mogadishu,” Carson said.

“Significant progress has been made in stabilizing the country, in helping to break up and defeat al Shabaab. Much more needs to be done, but we think enormous progress has been made and we have been at the very center of this in our support for AMISOM.”

Continued security concerns in Somalia were highlighted over the weekend when French commandos failed to win the release of a French agent held by militants since 2009 during a helicopter raid in southern Somalia.

STEPS TOWARD MORE AID

Clinton does not intend to announce any specific new aid packages for Somalia, which already receives significant U.S. humanitarian assistance for drought, famine and refugee relief, one senior U.S. official said.

But formal U.S. recognition of the new government paves the way for new flows of assistance both from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S. agencies as well as from international actors such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

“The fact that we recognize a government there will allow us to do things through USAID that we have not been able to do before. The fact that we recognize them as a legitimate government will allow the World Bank and the IMF to do things that they would not have been able to do before. This is major and it is significant,” the official said.

Mohamud and his team met with senior USAID officials as well as World Bank President Jim Yong Kim during their trip to Washington, U.S. officials said.

The senior U.S. official said the United States did not have any immediate plan to reopen an embassy in Mogadishu but indicated that this could also eventually follow Thursday’s announcement. U.S. policy on Somalia is currently handled by a special envoy based out of Nairobi.

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26 Comments for “U.S. to recognize Somali government, opening door to new aid.”

  1. Nina waa run oo berigii hore waynu is guursan jiray laakiin iminka maya

    sababtu waa berigii hore dad sharaf leh àyaa ahaydeen laakiin iminka waxaa noqoteen qof afkiisa ka fikira, midgaha la sheegaa maalin uun bay baydheen idinkuna malintii ayaa baydheen

    Adigana aan mid kuu sheego bal waxaad eegtaa adiga oo cidiba ku weydiin intaad maalintii ka maqan tahay halkan waa ugu yaraan sadex saacadood saaka waxaad ii jawaabaysay 10 GMT, waa afartii habeenimo gobolka Canada ku yaala ee Ontario, halkaas baan ka arkaa qofkaad tahay, waxaase jaable inuu ahaa ninkii ugu horeeyay ee ku arakay inaadeerkaa oo ku yidhi seexo meeshan cidna laguma dilee markaad pc bakhtiiso ayaa kuugu dambaysa qof dambee, midbaase cadaana nin ma haysatid, kkakakaakak intaa kuu dhaafi maayo seexo seexo seexo

  2. sadarka ugu dambeeya waxaan ka wadaa taasoo states kiina shaki wayn gelisay loool

  3. horta magacaagu wuxuu i xusuusiyaa islaan aan jiiraan ahayn oo xadiyo galoolay la odhan jiray oo caruurtu ka baqi jirtay waxay ahayd islaan dheer oo tuur leh
    ta aad gabdhahayaga ka hadashay ma berigii hore mise in dhawayd
    berigii socodka laydin baray ee buuraha laydinka soo dejiyey dee gabdho waa laydin siiyey si DNA giina loo hagaajiyo
    dhawaanse gabdhahayagu waa qawadeen inay idiin arkaan rag ba
    caadooyin aad leedihiin ayaana laydinkaga shakiyey nin nimadiinaba waana
    in aad dumarkiina xayaysiisaan oo aad maxfalada iska soo horaysiisaan
    ta kale ragga dhulbahante ayaad ugu yeedheen qurjiile taasoo states kiisa shaki wayn gelisay lool

  4. Caku iidoor maalin walba ma naxdin horle ayaa haysata war riyo aan dhamaanayn walee ninkii ina cigaal pinkcod ilaa maanata jabi waayey ayuu iidoor ku ilaawe subxaan bal quraan hala saaro ree rka inta aysan maryaha daadin.kkkkkkk

  5. Nina

    Hadaad ficil hinaasiday asaad hiilin kari weyday ma afkaad ku ciil bixi cidlaad ka hanjabaysaaye,

    Raguuna warankayga caqli aan lahayn ma laha

    Naagihiinuna Caqli aan guskayga lahayn ma laha

    laakiin commentka bejka kan ka hoose ayaad adigu ledahay oo suaaalo kuu yaalaan kuwaa kasoo jawaab

  6. glool
    anoon laba nin oo wada hadlaya dhex galayn barkad inaad aadan madoobe ku dacaayadayso waa useless oo dee isaaq oo dhan baaba calaamad istifhaam ku jira oo ayan dacaayad ahayn bal noo cadee isaaq reeraha soo socda yuu ka mid yahay
    1-isaaq oo oday ciraaq ka yimi uu dhalay.
    2-isaaq oo oday oroma ahaa uu awoow u yahay oo isaaq ay dhashay gabadh uu dhalay odaygaasi
    3-isaaq oo ka mid ah todobadii qabiilo ee yahuuda ka lumay (flaasha)
    4-isaaq oo yidhi iriri baan ahay
    5-isaaq oo yidhi irir ma ihi lkn la degaan baan ahay
    bal adigu meel keliya sheego oo is cadee

    barkad waa nin guuleed garraad cabdale faarax garaad ah xilguu dhashayna dhulbahante wuxuu xuduud la lahaa saldanad xabishida ka soo jeeda isaaq isagu buuruhuu saarnaa waa taariikh dhab ah taasi

  7. Markaan ku arko adiga oo iska dhigay dhulbahante waan qoslaa kkkkk

    Makraan arko adiga oo is leh cayda badi halagu moodo dhalade waan qoslaa

    Hadaan soo qoro tii barkad ee bahararsamadu dhashay ee kala hayska weynayd ee cagaha aad kor ugu taaji jirtay makra la wasayo waxaan ka baqayaa inay walaashaa noqoto, inkasta oo ay caruu ……. xaga hooyo kala walaal ahayd

  8. galool
    waxbamaad sheegine wax sheeg
    habaryahay xine xiiray wasi jiray

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  9. Horta Ninkii cali ee waraysiga laga qaaday ku lahaa bishan booqashada madaxweynuhu macna ma laha oo waa kala guur oo cidiba isma soo booqato kaa waxbaa ku dhacay…….xaasid maaya aflax baa la yidhi

    Hawd iyo Nugaala

    Islaantaa waxaan leeyahay Salaan yuu ahaa sow awoow gaa muu ahayn ilaahay baa og awowgaagii wakhtigaa noolaa siduu uga naxay geeridiisa, waayo ninka kula dhasha ma jeclid dhimashadiisa AADAN MADOOBUHUNA waabu ka xag jiraan meel ay joogaanba ilko abeeso hoosta isaga furan

  10. Madaxwaynaha Somaliya awoodiisu waa xadidan tahay somaliya mana kala goyn karo. dalkani qabiilooyin somaaliyeed baa wax isku darsaday baarlamaana waa leeyahay dastuur qorana waa yaalaa xagee laga mari
    cali khaliifna waaba fadhiyaa kkkkkkkkkkkk.

    Wax layidhi nin habarjeclo ah ayaa loo sheegay geeridii Salaan Carabey oo la yidhi Salaan dhimay suuye ma dhintay saa laye haa markaasuu yidhi oo Cali Dhuuxna makaasaa loogu jawaabay cali dhuux waa noolyahay markaasuu yidhi ilaahow waa inoo godob. diintu reerkaa kuma negaan kkkkkkkkk wiilkaa gaaban wiil isaaq u waa kkkkkkkkkk

  11. prof. xaamud
    dawlad somaliyeed oo somaliland la yiraahdaa horeyna uma dhicin hadana majirto

    http://www.boramanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5222&catid=34&Itemid=53

  12. Allthough president hassan shekh is educater then shekh shirif,
    I also agreed that he is not nationalism man because of what,
    his part damul jadid don,t does,t care about great of somalia,
    and they are planning for future to take what so colled vote in people,s north of somalia,
    and the american country they got another iam for somalia,
    they wants to get big stregestic position for their militry arms, haw ever it not good our muslim counrty, also u have to remember every forighner troops setled piece of our land will be remained bad of habets,
    As we somali people specaily khatumo people we must protect every action against our land and our religion,

    Thank u so mutch indeed

  13. kkkkk waar laaskii miyaan la xoraynayn hadalkan iska daayoo kkkkkkkkkk

    daaroodku waa COPY somaliland kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  14. prof abdikareem jama former somalia information minister , aljazeera english inside story programme ,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=teSQ6TK2k18

  15. this guy speaking english with an american accent /////

  16. wafti uu hogaaminayo wasiirka arimaha dibada somaliland oo lakulmay
    wasiiru dawlaha arimaha dibada ee imaratka carabta

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vbp7TFYlkFE#!

  17. it’s good news and it’s about the time that USA policy towards the war torn somalia is changed,we are lookin forward to see that the two sides work for what is best for their nations. i hope somali leaders will use this chance wisely,somaliya is at most need for the help that is been provided by the USA,turky and many more. many thanks for you all,viva my beloved somalia.,

  18. dadweynaha reer boorame oo taageeray maamulka khaatumo state

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=v_7RkmktYVM

  19. It is indeed great news for Somalia and will mark the end of the so called dual-track,a chaotic policy which fostered the sectarian politics that beset the somali nation.to those who blindly slander the current president of Somalia , do not inadvertantly do someone else’s dirty work. President Hassan is thousand times better than the leaders of the enclaves punland and somaliland so please be fair and mindful of what is happening around you.

  20. Snm will be finished in 2013
    Dadkaaga dhinac karaac iidoor kkkkkk
    Viva Somali nation
    Viva Khaatumo State

  21. This is a new era, new dawn of Somalia and new worry of Snm separatist, its making thing for really Somali like Khaatumo State, we hope new Somali has back, although Hassan shekh Mahamud yet far from Nationalists and he seems tribe man,.

  22. We hope excellence cooperation with us ,

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