MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress)-The president of the Transitional Federal
Government of Somalia, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmad, has accused the
international community of failing to play their role towards Somalia,
adding that his country was in dire need of their support.
Speaking at the African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis
Ababa, The president has asked the world for political support, troops
and weapons, which he said will be used to fight against Islamic
groups fighting his government and western countries policies..
‘’ We ask for more troops to join the African Union Peacekeeping
Mission those are doing a very good task’’ he said in his speech.
He waved the international community to show their commitment of
pacifying Somalia, as well as restoring law and order.
He has also outlined that his government is in what he termed as
“preparation of liberation”, which is about a war against the armed
“The Transitional Government is ready to liberate its country. We are
fighting against terrorists who invaded our country and its our duty
to fight them” said Sheikh Ahmad, said on the sideline of the African
He did not mention on the civilians suffering [because of the war] and
ways to help them, but he said that Somalis are in need of peace, law
and order, adding that all these depend on implementing the interest
of the transitional government.
The president has also said that the era of talks has ended, by
accusing Al-Shabab of trying to take the control of the East African
region, adding that the military power which Al-Shabab has
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He urged neighbouring countries to extend full support to his government.
The prop up call by Sharif came as the rebels dug trenches near the
presidential palace, posing threats to his weak government. Residents
are critic to the government for failing quick security measures and
long-drawn-out failed promises on the security.