By Mahmoud Yusuf Elmi

There is a famous English saying which says “There is a bad nut in every home”, so it is the case with  the journalism profession here  in Somaliland ,home to some people who are in it not to because they want to widen the frontiers of the profession, but because they want to broaden the frontiers of their shameful cheap-money-making extortionist and blackmailing agenda.

Even though stories abound as regards the blackmailing and extortionist agenda of this journalist, oft times, there is zero evidence to support his fabricated fanciful evidence. If this gentleman has any proof why doesn’t he bring the evidence to the table and show it to the government, judiciary and the press in general.

Why he is the only guy who got the goods on the ministers because there are no respectable journalist who will stoop so low and bully government officials for their own gains. Why Somaliland Journalist association (SOLJA) kicked him out of their association? The reason is simple; he broke every journalist code that a decent journalist must abide by. You can fool some people sometime, but you can’t fool people all the time.

The half giant man who is known as Mr. Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe , who is said to be the owner of Haatuf newspaper, over last week decided to run a series of fabricated stories meant to drag the good name of the country’s Energy and Mineral resources Minister Hon Hussein Abdi Dualeh in the mud ,but this scheme of his seems to have backfired and worse he has exposed himself as being one of the country’s foremost “Extortionist ” in the Somaliland journalism family.

This Gaboobe character, has in the past made it his modus operandi to fabricate stories and call his to-be victims and force them to give him money to kill such fabrications, hit a dead end when he attempted to practice his stinking extortionist act on the Energy and Minerals in which it’s said this carrier black mailer demanded the Energy Minister to assign him with the rights for his own oil block after presenting him with a bogus company which he co-owned with his shady brother in law.

But the honorable minister went to the great extent of advising this moron to come up with a genuine oil company since he seemed to go to any lengths to get the oil block. Mr. Yusuf came to the ministry asking for an oil exploration block, which he have no capacity or knowledge , but armed with insatiable greed and dishonesty. The minister informed him to bring a bonified company that has the capacity and the resource to do the job. I don’t want to bore with the details, but you can imagine what happened.

When most young journalists seem to be prepared to risk their lives to investigate serious matters concerning our society, the likes of Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe want to make money the easy way by fabricating stories about politicians and blackmailing them to part with huge sums of money.

Mr. Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe well known for very often coming out with extremely illogical arguments to make himself relevant in the political and journalistic equation, his Haatuf’s office is a major hub for training journalists in the despicable art of blackmail and extortion.

It is a facto that assigns of the Haatuf’ are in the business of blackmailing and extorting monies from government officials and no amount of white paint can remove the black spot stain on Mr. Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe and his Somali language paper.Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe should know by now “You can’t put a good Man down”

There are four fabrications that Haatuf has been writing constantly about the Honorable minister, which I will refute all of them as baseless and fanciful lies on my next writing.


  1. I couldnt agree with you more. Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe is fat drunk thief. What he is doing at Haatuuf is not press freedom it is criminal activity.

  2. It is about time they caught up with this drunken fool. I am very glad the honorable minister refused to pay this scum.
    This government is too nice and peace loving, they should put him in jail and throw away the keys.

  3. Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe (Haatuf owner) wants to go back to Mandheera Prison again so people can collect him donations like they did when Daahir Riyaale (last government) put him in prison 5 years ago.

    • Siilaanyo was number one of the those who collected the donations for (Haatuf owner). The owner of the Haatuf still doing what he had done when he was Daahir Riyaal ruled the country. Be proud with him.

  4. May Allah give the minister a painfull life, he has robbed the country so many times and has no shame. You guys who just live behind the wall of the internet and love him because of his clan disgust me.

    If clanism continues as it is today, I promise you there will be civil war and famine in Somaliiland, with Awdal going alone, and all subclans fighting each other.

    The country is in a mess and it is because of ministers such as this man. No shame and always thinking about where to hide the next million dollar.

  5. Have you ever heard Haatuf news paper saying anything bad about SACAD MUUSE minister? NO.

    • Because all the habar jeclo ministers are corrupt, incompetent and out right useless is that enough for you?

  6. Let me guess some one paid this clown to write this peace of crap, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. The stuff this man is vomiting out are all pure speculation without giving any evidence to back up these allegations. Mr Yusuf Abdi Gaboobe is the owner of the most respected and widely circulated newspaper in Hargeisa the Capital of Somaliland. Their investigative journalism should be widely commended for exposing the endemic corruption and lack of transparency of this government and in particularly the leading culprit the minister of Energy and Mineral resources (Mr Wajixun).

    This government has brought nothing but corruption and tribalism the sooner they leave the better for Somaliland.

  7. Caali and Guled
    Tel your uncle to retired, because he is not able to rule the country. He is too old and sick and therefore his son-in-law, and other close tribe ministers have became rulers of the country. He is almost like Mugabe. If he did not retire soon we will kick him out the office.

    • Only when he finishes his second term, which is another 5 years. You need to chill, relax.

  8. Firstly read this :

    Truth about Silayoo's leadership is a direct horrible corrupted experience, lead by Cokosoo and four ladies.

    “All said in current government about respecting law and religion rules are factitious so that they can lie and pretend that the regime obeys constitution rules.”

    Go taste of what people suffered from throughout the country. Then, With pride, wrote in statement to announce your defection from this immoral, greedy and corrupted clan that now immigrating
    to Hargesia.

    Gaboobe criticized the Corrupted Yarowe's Community lead government for considering the country as their own property while silencing all voices from inside and outside the government calling for any change and must overthrow before he makes as Cuba Island

    To educate your ignorance and cure for your self research Gabooble's history!!!

    • We ubderstand Gaboobe is your Hero and you deserve each other, may be amrry him in jail.

      • I meant marry him in jail "Love Birds". I understand you don't like this government and that is your wish, but to call this drunken fool a hero that is absurd. You need to be checked by the closest psychiatrist.

  9. Philosophers say that a true leader is one who is not hateful towards any creature, who is not corrupt, who is not greedy, who is not arrogant, who is friendly and compassionate, who has no idea of egoism, who is the same in sorrow and happiness, who is forgiving, who has self-control and who has firm conviction. A true leader has no personal desires or undertakings, his desires coincide with his people’s aspirations. He is dexterous, wise, skillful, clever, sharp and resourceful. He neither rejoices nor frets; he hankers after his country’s success, he laments failures because all his actions are unequivocally devoted to his country and people.

    Siilaanyo is far off from being one who has above qualities.