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Emergency declared in Yemen as Violence Spirals

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  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Emergency declared in Yemen as violence spirals

    From Mohammed Jamjoom, CNN
    March 18, 2011 -- Updated 1535 GMT (2335 HKT)

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    (CNN) -- At least 40 people were killed and more than 100 hurt Friday in clashes between tens of thousands of anti-government protesters and security forces outside Sanaa University in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, medical officials on the scene said.

    President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced that a state of emergency had been declared, according to one source at the presidential palace and another at the Interior Ministry.

    An Interior Ministry official said casualties from the violence were suffered from both sides. The official would not be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

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    Mnashangaa ya Libya; Gaddafi kuua watu wake mwenyewe? Hii imetokea huko Yemen muda mfupi uliopita:

    Unidentified gunmen firing on an anti-government rally in the Yemeni capital Sanaa have killed at least 39 people and injured 200, doctors told the BBC.

    The gunmen fired from rooftops overlooking the central square in what the opposition called a massacre.

    President Ali Abdullah Saleh declared a national state of emergency but denied his forces were behind the shooting.

    US President Barack Obama condemned the violence, urging Mr Saleh to allow peaceful protests.


    FULL STORY: BBC News - Yemen unrest: 'Dozens killed' as gunmen target rally

    Kweli hawa jamaa kweli hamnazo; sijui wanataka kitu gani huku duniani.
     
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    Sina ugomvi na watu wanaouana kwa kudai haki zao. Freedom comes with a price!
    Ugomvi wangu ni kwa jirani zetu kwa Kabila-Congo wanakovamia vijiji usiku na kuwabaka na kuwachakachua wanawake live mbele ya waume na watoto wao
     
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    cha ajabu ni kuwa usa na washirika wake macho yote libya tu, why?????????
     
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    Ni swali zuri sana lakini lingefaa waulizwe AU/OAU
     
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    Ali abdala salehe na marekani ni damudamu ,huko libya ni mafuta,tena mafuta yao hua ni high guality BP wako na usongo nayo punde na Exxon ya usa nayo itakua interested gadaf akiondoka wanatia timu,utaski,
    'hi exxon am BP lets go and milk dry of oil as hard as we could these fkng arab'
     
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    Undumila kuwili wa Marekani. Nilitoa machozi ya furaha mara baada ya kutangazwa rasmi kwamba Obama ndiye the next president wa marekani na hata siku alivyoapishwa kwanza kwa kuona historia ambayo wengi wetu hatukutegema kabisa kuiona within our life time na pia kwa sera zake nzuri alizozipigia debe wakati wa kampeni lakini sasa hivi namuona ndiyo wale wale.
     
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    Kumbuka Obama ni rais wa USA na sio Africa, kwa hiyo kama rais yoyote wa US anatakiwa a-represent american interests. Akienda vinginevyo basi he'll be a one term prez. in 2012!
     
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    Basi wasipigwe na mshangao pale inapofanywa opinion polls katika nchi nyingi duniani hata zile za marafiki zao (nchi za magharibi) na kuonyesha kwamba asilimia kubwa ya Wananchi katika nchi hizo wana negative opinion kuhusu Marekani. Kwa sababu Walimwengu wa 2011 si sawa na wale wa mwaka 47 ambao walikuwa ama hawauoni undumilakuwili wa Marekani au waliufumbia macho.
     
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    Kwa nini mnailaumu Marekani peke yake na siyo Canada, France au UK? Wewe ulitaka Gaddafi aendelee kuuwa watu wake halafu ungesema Marekani walikuwa wapi mpaka watu wanauwawa kama kuku. Wakati mwingine tuangalie reality ya life sio kupinga tu kila kitu. This is what people like Gaddafi deserve huwezi kuuwa watu wako kwa kung'ang'ania madaraka wananchi wamekuchoka achia ngazi hutaki basi dawa ni moja tu mataifa makubwa kuintervene. Afterall anti government ndio wameomba msaada sasa nini cha ajabu hapa. Wacha walipe maana wanasema malipo ni hapa hapa duniani na si kwingineko.
     
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    [​IMG]Yemen's human rights minister resigns after protest deaths

    From Mohammed Jamjoom, CNN
    March 20, 2011 -- Updated 1113 GMT (1913 HKT)

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    Yemeni medics treat wounded anti-government protesters after a security crackdown in Sanaa March 18, 2011.

    (CNN) -- Yemen's minister of human rights, Huda al-Baan, has resigned after a government crackdown on protesters resulted in the deaths of 52 people last week, an official in her office said Sunday.

    The official did not want to be identified as he or she is not authorized to speak to the media. In addition to the fatalities, more than 100 people were hurt Friday in clashes between tens of thousands of anti-government protesters and security forces outside Sanaa University in the Yemeni capital, medical officials on the scene said. President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced that a state of emergency had been declared, and he expressed his "deep regret" over the casualties.
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    Witnesses said the clashes began after government supporters and anti-government demonstrators threw rocks at each other. Security forces shot into the air and then into the crowd; they also fired tear gas to try to disperse the crowd, witnesses said.

    Yemen has been wracked by weeks of unrest, with thousands protesting Saleh's government. High unemployment has fueled much of the anger among a growing young population steeped in poverty. The protesters also cite government corruption and a lack of political freedom.

    The president has said he will not run for another term in the next round of elections. He also has pledged to bring a new constitution to a vote by the end of the year and transfer government power to an elected parliamentary system

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    Acha hizo ww mtoto wa kike... na Cote d'ivore je? vipi Yemen, bahrain n.k... Usipige 2 kelele hapa! Mbona hawaja vamia hizo nchi zingine??
     
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    Yemen's UN envoy resigns over killings
    Sunday, 20 March 2011 07:49

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    Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations has resigned over the killing of 52 protesters calling for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. "Abdullah Alsaidi has submitted his resignation to protest at the use of violence against demonstrators," a Yemeni foreign ministry official said on Sunday.

    The move comes as Yemen's most powerful tribal confederation called on Saleh to step down. Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar, the leader of Hashed, which includes Saleh's tribe, issued a statement asking the president to respond to the people's demands and leave peacefully. It was co-signed by several religious leaders.

    Thousands were joining Sunday's burial procession of some of the 52 protesters killed on Friday, the bloodiest single day of the month-long uprising. Around 30 bodies were laid out in neat rows and the square near Sanaa University overflowed with mourners, who massed under tight security and despite a two-day-old state of emergency. Saleh had declared Sunday a national day of mourning for the "martyrs for democracy," while blaming the opposition for "incitement and chaos" that had led to the killings.

    The violence prompted condemnation from the UN and the US, which backs his government with hundreds of millions in military aid to battle an al-Qaeda offshoot based in Yemen's mountainous region.

    Ministerial resignations
    The escalation of violence has rocked the government of Saleh, and resulted in several ministerial resignations. Muslim clerics called on Yemeni soldiers to disobey orders to shoot at demonstrators, and blamed Saleh for the slaughter on Friday. "We call on the army and security forces to not carry out any order from anyone to kill and repress" demonstrators, a group of influential clerics said in a joint statement.
    "The defections are on all sides and this is just the beginning," Abdul Ghani Al Iryani, a political analyst in the capital, Sanaa, said. "I think if we don't come to some kind of national reconciliation, the defections will continue until the regime falls. "The president is talking to various political groups but he's not talking to the main group, which is the youth in the square. "If he wants to get out of this, he will have to address their concerns, he'll have to include them in any national dialogue and he will have to accept the fact that much of his power needs to be transferred to a government of national unity."

    Twenty-four parliamentarians have resigned from the ruling party. Huda al-Baan, Yemen's human-rights minister, said she had resigned from the government and the ruling party in protest over the sniper attack on demonstrators. Al-Baan said in a statement late on Saturday that her resignation was to protest the "massacre" of demonstrators demanding the departure of Saleh, who has been in power since 1978. The undersecretary at the ministry, Ali Taysir, also resigned.

    Al-Baan became the third Yemeni minister to resign over the past few weeks. Nabil al-Faqih, the minister of tourism, resigned on Friday over the "unjustifiable use of force" against protesters, while the minister of religious endowments Hamoud al-Hattar resigned earlier in the week. The chief of the state news agency has also stepped down, along with Yemen's ambassador to Lebanon.

    - MWC News
     
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    ni jirani zao kuliko nchi zingine; na kwamba kuwa karibu na mediteranean sea lazima umulikwe maana masilahi yao yako katika bahari hiyo-hivyo lazima uwe kiongozi mstaarabu pia. vinginevyo wanakuchakachua ili ulazimishwe uwe ki vyao vyao. siyo kuuwa watu wako maana hayo si maadili yao ulaya wala usa.
     
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    Middle East
    Top army commanders defect in Yemen
    Troops and tanks deployed in Sanaa to protect anti-government protesters as senior military officials back uprising.

    Last Modified: 21 Mar 2011 12:12




    [​IMG] At least 52 people were killed in a bloody crackdown on protesters on Friday [AFP] Several top Yemeni army commanders have declared their support for anti-government protesters seeking the resignation of the country's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.
    Major General Ali Mohsen Saleh, the head of the north western military zone and the head of the first armoured division, said on Monday that he had deployed army units to protect the protesters.
    Several other commanders, Brigadier Hameed Al Koshebi, head of brigade 310 in Omran area, Brigadier Mohammed Ali Mohsen, head of the eastern division, Brigadier Nasser Eljahori, head of brigade 121, and General Ali Abdullaha Aliewa, adviser of the Yemeni supreme leader of the army, rallied behind Major General Saleh and defected.
    Addressing a news conference, Major General Saleh said: "Yemen today, is suffering from a comprehensive and dangerous crisis and it is widespread.
    "Lack of dialogue and oppression of peaceful protesters in the public sphere, resulted in crisis which has increased each day.
    "And it is because of what I feel about the emotions of officers and leaders in the armed forces, who are an integral part of the people, and protectors of the people, I declare, on their behalf, our peaceful support of the youth revolution and their demands and that we will fulfil our duties."
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    The announcement came days after scores died when armed men fired at an anti-government protest in the capital Sanaa.
    Several ministers resigned from the government after Friday's violence. Abdullah Alsaidi, Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations, also quit in protest over the killings.
    Huda al-Baan, Yemen's human rights minister, said she had resigned from the government and the ruling party in protest over the sniper attack on demonstrators.
    She said in a statement late on Saturday that her resignation was to protest the "massacre" of demonstrators.

    Mohammed al Ahwal, Yemen's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, also sided with the protesters on Monday demanding the ouster of president Saleh.
    "I announce my support for the youth revolution, and for change in Yemen," Ahwal told AFP news agency in a phone interview.
    It was not immediately clear whether he was leaving his post or resigning. Earlier on Monday, the Yemeni ambassadors to Syria, Jordan, Kuwait and China resigned from their posts as well as from Saleh's ruling party.

    The chief of the state news agency has also stepped down, along with Yemen's ambassador to Lebanon.
    Hakim Al Masmari, editor-in-chief of Yemen Post, told Al Jazeera that Monday's army defections spell the end for president Saleh.
    "It is officially over, now that 60 per cent of the army is allied with the protesters.
    "For Ali Mohsen Saleh to annnouce this, it is a clear sign to president Saleh that the game is over and that he must step down now.
    "It means the fall of the Yemeni army, by nightfall, we expect 90 per cent of the army to join Mohsen Saleh.
    "According to our sources, the president knew that this will happen and he expects Major General Saleh to let him leave without further degradation and humiliation," he said.
    Masmari, however, said Major General Saleh was not an acceptable figure.
    "Ali Mohsen Saleh will not be accepted by the youth, it is not the start of a military government in Yemen, so a national emergency government will be a civil government," he said.
    "He is also very corrupt, he is not respected here in Yemen, however, it will open the doors for the fall of the current regime."
    Popular uprising
    On Sunday, president Saleh fired his entire cabinet, which came after a month-long popular uprising calling for political reform and his resignation.
    The president asked the cabinet to serve as caretaker government until he forms a new one.
    Adding even more pressure on Saleh, the country's most powerful tribal confederation on Sunday called on him to step down.
    [​IMG] Protesters are calling on president Saleh, in power since 1978, to step down [AFP] Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar, the leader of Hashed, which includes Saleh's tribe, issued a statement asking the president to respond to the people's demands and leave peacefully. It was co-signed by several religious leaders.
    Jamila Ali Raja, a former Yemeni foreign ministry spokesperson, told Al Jazeera that "They are preparing a scene for military protection, at the same time a transitional government will be put in place, so a similar scenario to Egypt."
    Speaking to Al Jazeera, Gabool al Mutawakil, a youth activist, said: "We are now in the middle of two militaries - one that has joined the protesters and one that is under the authority of president Saleh.
    "There is fear of civil war, but we are insisting on having a peaceful revolution."
    Saleh has been in power since 1978, and is facing one of the toughest challenges during his tenure.
    The violence used against demonstrators has prompted condemnation from the UN and the US, which backs Yemen's government with hundreds of millions in military aid to battle an al-Qaeda offshoot.
    Muslim clerics have called on Yemeni soldiers to disobey orders to shoot at demonstrators, and blamed Saleh for the slaughter on Friday.
    Witnesses said pro-government "thugs" rained bullets from rooftops near a square close to Sanaa University, which for weeks has been the centre of demonstrations calling for the end of Saleh's rule.
    "The defections are on all sides and this is just the beginning," Abdul Ghani Al Iryani, a political analyst in the capital, Sanaa, told Al Jazeera.
    "I think if we don't come to some kind of national reconciliation, the defections will continue until the regime falls.
    "The president is talking to various political groups but he's not talking to the main group, which is the youth in the square.
    "If he wants to get out of this, he will have to address their concerns, he will have to include them in any national dialogue and he will have to accept the fact that much of his power needs to be transferred to a government of national unity."

    Source:
    Al Jazeera and agencies
     
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    Haya mageuzi yanaongozwa na Mwenyezi Mungu......................nguvu iliyomo siyo ya kawaida kabisa......................

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    hapa nawataka waislam wajitokeze waseme tena kuna mkono wa marekani kama ilivyo kawaida yao
     
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    viongozi waliofilisika kifrika ndiyo hukimbilia majibu mepesi kwa maswali magumu .......where there is oppression there will always be protests.....................................hakuna udini hapo...................................
     
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    Yemen's envoys to Egypt, Arab League defect: diplomat
    By AFP March 22, 2011, 12:41 am

    CAIRO: Yemen's ambassadors to Egypt and the Arab League on Monday defected from the regime to join a rapidly growing protest movement demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh resign, a diplomat said.

    Abdel Wali Al-Shemiri and Abdel Malek Mansur "have joined the revolutionaries (but) continue to represent the Yemeni people in Egypt and at the Arab League,"
    the diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity.

    The government has already lost the support of religious leaders and been weakened by the resignations of ministers, ambassadors and a host of ruling party MPs, but Saleh has refused to stand down until his term ends in 2013.

    Top generals on Monday joined the revolt against Saleh — the longest serving leader in the Arab world — opening a dangerous split in the military leadership of Yemen where tanks were deployed in the capital.

    -AFP
     
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    Raisi wa Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh ameomba hifadhi kwa mfalme wa Saudi Arabia baada ya kuona mambo yanazidi kuwa magumu na kwamba huenda akalazimika kuachia madaraka ya nchi hiyo.

    PressTV - 'Yemeni pres. seeks Saudi asylum'
     
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