Friday, January 15, 2016

Afkaa Caano Lagu Qabay

Waa tix baroordiiq ah oo xusaysay geeridii Abwaan Cali Sugule Cigaal (Duncarbeed) oo ku geeriyooday dalka Imaaraadka Carabta 10kii bishii kowaad sanadka 2016 lagu aasay magaalada Hargeisa 14kii Jan. 2016.


In kastoy dhul ciiriyo
Geerida carceeriyo
Dishaa wiil cimaamadan

Ama caan bixii oday
Caalim deeqa uunkiyo
Curadada odhaahdiyo
Abwaan maanso curiyoo
Ciiltira dadkiisiyo
Hooyo lagu cigaashaa
Ay tahay cir soo dumay

Colaadow sidaan qabo
Nin xabaali celisaa
Maaha wiil cadceediyo
Cali Sugule oo kale

Oo abwaanku ciid iyo
Carro tuul nin qariyoo
Cidla lagu illooboo
Aayar uun la cidhif maro
Wuu ka cidhibo dheeryahay
Ka ciraabo weyn yahay

Wuxuu heeso curiyiyo
Wuxuu erayo caan baxay
Suugaan coddoon iyo
Wuxu caano iyo malab
Ceeryoonshay baa tuban

Oo ciidda Soomaal
Inta ubad carruuriyo
Cirrolaba dul joogaan
Afkeenuna  cammiran yahay
Carrabkeenu dihin yahay
Codkiisiyo iyo dhawaqii
Carradeena hadhiyaan
Cali wuu ku nool yahay

Ceeriga dhulkeeniyo
Carrigeena Soomaal
Abwaanada ku caan baxay
Haddaan sheego dhawr ciriq
Oo Cali dad dheeraa
Cidna kaga tilmaanaa

Wuxu Cali dad dheeraa
Cidna kaga tilmaanaa

Tix u curiyay uu diray
Oon curubo soo ridin
Midhaheedu caan noqon
Caleemaysan lama arag

Wuxu Cali dad dheeraa
Cidna kaga tilmaanaa

Runta uu caddeeyoon
Ceeryaamo iyo qiiq
Cawriir la hoos gelin

Markuu ciil dareemaba
Iyadoo cillaan iyo
Calankeedi wadatoo
Cidla laga arkaayuu
Tixo ay carruurtiyo
Cawaankuba fahmaayaan
Oo haddana culays iyo
Caqli lagu abaydimay
Calcalyada xareediyo
Ciidda raacin jirayoo
Duhurkiyo caweysyada
Sida cadarka baariis
Carfi laysku marin jiray

Wuxu Cali dad dheeraa
Cidna kaga tilmaanaa

Haddaan gabayga ciiliyo
Cadho lagu bogsiinayn
Ama maalin ciidoo
Carcaraaf xun loo maray
Aan lagu cimaamadin

Ama caashaq iyo lool
Dhallinyaro u ciidmayn
Hiddo iyo ciyaar iyo
Cashar aanu noqonayan
Weligiiba uma curin
Inu cuud ku raadsado
Casho maanso uma tirin

Canaan iyo tus mooyee
Madax inu u ciidmuu
Been ugu cidaadaa
Caadadiisa ma ahayn
Weligii cod quudheed
Carrabkiisu muu odhan

Wuxu Cali dad dheeraa
Cidna kaga tilmaanaa

Hal abuur wax curiyoo
Inta gabay cisaysaa
Ka cibaaro qaatiyo
Caynaanka maansada
Iyo wuxu ahaa calan

Cawo dhalad ilaahay
Dadkeenaw ugu ciidmiyo
Caroogii afkeenee
Cudurada qalaad iyo
Cayayaanka dhawrtiyo
Ka ilaashay ceebtee
Kuushiyo cabbaadhkiyo
Cunaabida u soo xidhay

Caliyow cirrooliyo
Carruurta iyo dumarkiyo
Cidda iyo dhirtii iyo
Ciiddaad u oydeed
Ilaa calan sudhkii iyo
Maantoy cid kale tahay
Ood  cidhib xumaantiyo
Ciilkeeda dibadaha 
Cidlada ugu dhimataa
Ciidho kuugu ooyee
Aakhiro ku cadho beel
Carfi iyo wanaag iyo
Cisi lagugu sooryee
Afkaa caano lagu qabay
-         ©Bashir Goth, 14th Jan. 2016.







Waraysi ka baxay VOA oo ka hadlaya Suugaantii Cali Sugule



Abwaan Cali Sugulle ayaa sugaantiisi ay ahayd mid qota dheer, sida uu VOA-da ugu warramay Bashiir Sheekh Cumar Good oo ah aqoonyahan u kuur gala suugaanta Soomaaliyeed, qoraalna ka sameeyay sugaanta Cali Sugulle. Xuseen Barre ayaa khadka tilifoonka ee magaaladan Washington ku warreystay.






Saturday, January 09, 2016

Will Hiiraan Dare to Change the Damn Title? by Bashir Goth




As Hiiraan prepares to declare its own state, adding another episode to Somalia’s tragic story of disintegration into clan Bantustans, I wonder if Hiiraan would go down the same road of insanity towards destroying the country’s statehood or would it chart a new course and usher in a new dawn for Somali sovereignty and nationhood.

The choice will definitely be that of the people of Hiiraan and its leaders but I would like to take the liberty to remind them a few shining moments of their history. Hiiraan was the birth place of great men who played a pivotal role in the creation of the Somali nation. 

The generation of Somalis who grew up with the euphoria of independence,  have cherished memories of the legacy of men like Adan Abdullah Osman, Somalia’s first President and a man who gave Somalia the pride to be the first country in Africa where an elected civilian president handed over power to his successor in a democratic process in 1967. Osman could have followed suit of other African liberation leaders who held  on to power until they died or were overthrown by military dictators but he chose not to. And after leaving office, he lived as an ordinary citizen and a farmer without any involvement in the country’s politics until his death. This is a fact worth reminding the young generation who know Mandela as the only African leader who left the presidency after one term. Also Mandela was an elderly man of 81 when he left office which could have contributed to his decision not to run again but Osman was only 59.

Other remarkable independence figures of Hiiran included Abdillahi Iise Mahmoud, an SYL leader, Somalia’s Prime Minister under the Italian trusteeship period and first foreign minister after independence, and Sheikh Ali Jimaale, an independence leader who challenged Osman for the presidency and later served as a cabinet minister in the first post-Independence government. 

It is such history that obliges Hiiran to take the lead in stopping the current spiral towards the disintegration of the Somali state under the false and abused concept of federalism.

It was Winston Churchill who said: “If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law”. And in today’s Somalia one can say that if you have half a dozen men, each one calling himself a president, then you definitely destroy the legitimacy and meaning of a President of a sovereign state. 

According to sources, there are about 25 federal states in the world and none of them has the title of president for other than the leader of the federal state. As an example in the USA you have state governors and in India and some Commonwealth countries you have the chief minister, as the elected head of government in the province or state, while in the UAE you have rulers in each of its seven Emirates and only one president for the whole country. As far as I know only Bosnia Herzegovina has three member presidencies, each member hailing from one of the three races in the country. But even there, only one of the three serves as chairman of the council for every eight months in a four-year term. Switzerland also comes to mind but it has a confederation and not a federation. It has a seven-member federal council who collectively act as head of a state but each member is elected as chairman of the body for one year in the council’s four-year term. 

Somalia, therefore, could be the only country in the world where the head of every clan-based state not only adorns himself with the title of President but indeed acts like one, literally negating the authority of the country’s president.  It has almost become a daily occurrence to see the so called “State Presidents” being summoned to foreign capitals, meeting foreign heads of state and signing agreements dictated to them including military agreements that allow foreign troops to be deployed to the areas they control. Here, one may argue that if the ruler of a certain area of the federal government can invite foreign troops and sign agreements that infringe on the authority and duties of the country’s President, then it is very hard to deny that such a country is indeed a divided country.

To make an end to this “federal” nonsense, it is my wish that the people of Hiiran show real leadership in ending the country’s free fall towards anarchy and disintegration. 

I know the temptation for the title could be too strong to resist in a tribal society where every clan reinforces its fences and raises its flag, but the existential question that faces every clan and every leader should be: What next? And what next should be quite obvious to every observer of the Somali political landscape today. A divided nation is easy prey to every scavenger. And the country is now literally divided into tribal fiefdoms calling themselves states. People who are homogeneous by race, language, skin color, and culture including religion are divided by walls erected by self-serving politicians whose main objective is to ingratiate themselves to their foreign masters as long as they can have the hollow title of “President” which can easily be replaced with the word “stooge” in the current Somali political context. 

So how Hiiraan could break this trend? They can do it by rejecting the title of “President” for their highest executive and instead call him a “governor” or “Chief Minister” or whatever other title they could come up with. This may sound as trivial to some but it is indeed a serious matter and if adopted it could bring a monumental change to Somalia’s political landscape. Indeed one can argue that names really matter. They come loaded with ideologies, images, and perceptions. It was Confucius, the Chinese teacher and philosopher, who brought this concept home when he was asked what he would do first if he was a ruler. Confucius said the first thing he would do should be to rectify names. And when his confused friend asked him how that would change things, Confucius gave a him a long list of things that could be harmed including the structure of society and the dispensation of justice if names were not correct. 

Therefore, to rectify names is what we direly need today in Somalia and by changing the name of their “state” leader from president to Governor or Chief Minister or even Ruler, leaders of Hiiraan could bring a sea of change in the thinking of the people. And this could encourage the weak parliament in Mogadishu to initiate a bill to change all the titles of “state” rulers from “president” to governor and to rectify the names of the mushrooming and meaningless “Lands” to their proper descriptions such as regions or provinces. This will be a small step from Hiiraan but a giant leap for the Somali statehood to borrow Neil Armstrong’s famous quote.

So the question is: Will Hiiraan be bold enough to change this damn title?