Jama (Nakaruma), Regional Public Health Officer
Hygiene education is an important aspect of community health
promotion. An important work of environmental sanitation personnel is
to provide to communities the knowledge of what makes and keeps
people healthy and why they become sick. People stay healthy or sick
as a result of their own actions and behaviors. Therefore, people need
to understand and analyze the root causes of the health problems
facing them, and be able to take the necessary actions to reduce or
prevent those community health problems. In most developing countries,
like Somaliland, mortality and morbidity predominantly
result form poor sanitation, contaminated water, inadequate hygiene
practices and harmful behavior or action.
Africa's Daughters: Laws Unenforced, Practices Unchanged
New York Times, July 5, 2004 – EDITORIAL OBSERVER – By TINA ROSENBERG
Mariam Bagayoko was a powerful and respected person in Bamako, the
capital of Mali. Now she is shunned and criticized by many of her
neighbors. Ms. Bagayoko used to perform what the West has come to know
as female genital mutilation, a practice inflicted on more than 90
percent of girls in Mali.
Tells The International Community Not To Help Southern Warlords & that
the 1960 Union is dead
Hargeisa, July 10, 2004 (SL Times) – Somaliland President Dahir Rayale
Kahin reiterated on Tuesday that his country will not be bound by any
outcome of the on-going Somalia peace talks in Kenya that
interferes with Somaliland’s independence.
"No One Held
Accountable For My Brother’s Death While In Prison Custody,” Adel A.
Hargeisa, July 10, 2004 (SL Times) – Adnan Abdi Farah Jome died during
the late hours of June 11, 2004 while in custody at Berbera central
prison. Initial medical reports cited a heart attack as the cause of
his death. But there is new information that Adnan complained during
the last 3 days before his death of a severe
Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Brown: Officer Who Won An MC In Italy After
Earlier Withstanding A Fierce Cavalry Charge By Native Troops In
Only 10 years earlier the two had been
fighting each other and Brown predicted, correctly, that there would
be a rebellion in the south against the north within 12 months.
He was then given command of the Somaliland Scouts, but both his
parents then died and, in 1958, he retired from the Army in order to
take over the family estate in Berkshire.
community should not rush into recognizing the government that comes
out of Mbagthi talks
The regional and international sponsors of the so-called
reconciliation talks on Somalia, being held at Mbagathi, Nairobi, are
obliged to take the necessary measures for addressing the deep
concerns expressed by the government and people of Somaliland over the
consequences that the outcome of the Kenya-hosted process might have
for their country’s sovereignty, peace, security and democracy.
Ignoring Somaliland's concerns would be a grave mistake by the
international community. Somaliland wants international guarantees
that the government expected to emerge out of Mbagathi would be a
government for Somalia (the former Italian colony) and not for
Somaliland (the ex-British protectorate).
By: Ahmed Isse Jama (Gade), Regional
Teaching – Practice, In Primary Schools
Preparing To Teach
The lesson plan
References, learning aid (s), lesson introduction, lesson development
National Dialogue Is Overdue
By: Ali Gulaid, San Jose, CA
The tension is high and that is unhealthy situation to be in prior to
the approaching parliamentary election. Including the election,
Somaliland is facing formidable challenges that require a united front
and without lowering the level of polarization, these challenges might
eventually hinder the realization of Somaliland’s aspirations.
Statement Of U.S.
Senator Russ Feingold Remarks For Africa Policy
To translate sound thinking into policy
that will yield real results, we need a sea change, across the
partisan divide and throughout
government, that brings a new seriousness and commitment to our
engagement in Africa.
Are We Living In
Rome? Is Janus Around?
By: Dr. Mohamud Tani
In the year of 1991, General Afweyne was
chased from power. In his place in Mogadisho, there came a government
that inherited an intact city, with its entire infrastructure
undamaged, it immediately earned the support of all the Hawiyas, and
got for itself the full backing of the Italian Mafia.
States Rule... Or Do They?
While it was at first the principal
loser, the multilateral governance system has arguably emerged as the
greatest winner of the war in
Iraq. But if this victory is to be meaningful, then multilateralism
must also take a hard look at itself.
Sovereignty Of Somaliland And Its Role In The Conflict Resolution Of
Farhiya Ali Ahmed, Johannesburg, South Africa
Part III [Continued from the previous
Fences Make Good Neighbors?
The task of resolving the Somali conflict has been delegated by the AU
to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Therefore
the relations that these regional member states have with the Somali
territories are a significant consideration to be taken note,
especially since it has become clear that member states’ governments
are deeply divided in their interests and approaches.
Kofi Annan At The
Somali National Reconciliation Conference
Mbagathi, Kenya, [7 - 8] July 2004 (Agencies) – Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It gives me great pleasure to join you in Mbagathi today. I am
spending only a short time in Kenya, but I wanted to come here to
demonstrate the full support of the United Nations for the historic
effort you are making to bring lasting peace to Somalia.
Let me begin by commending all of you for
taking on this tremendous challenge.
Euphoria About Peace
Nairobi, July 8, 2004 (Inter Press Service) – After a marathon round
of talks, peace may finally be in sight for Somalia, which has been
without central government since 1991. But, some fear that a
deeply-rooted practice - the chewing of khat - may undermine the
gains of negotiations.