Djibouti (HAN) May 4, 2015 – Public Diplomacy, Regional humanitarian Security News. The Somali government has told media houses to stop referring to militant group al-Shabab by their name.
They instead want the group to be called Ugus, an acronym for the Somali words meaning “the Group that Massacres the Somali People”.
Al-Shabab responded by asking journalists to refer to the Somali government with the same acronym, Ugus.
In this case, Ugus means “the Group that Subjects the Somali People to Humiliation”.
Al-Shabab, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda, controls many rural parts of southern Somalia.bbc
HAN & Geeska Afrika Online (1985-2015), the oldest free independent Free Press in the region, brings together top journalists from across the Horn of Africa. Including Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Oromo, Amhara, Somali, Afar and Harari. Plus, we have daily translations from 150 major news organizations in the Middle East and East African regions. Contact at email@example.com
Geeska Afrika Online (1985 -2015) – The International Gateway news and views about the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda), the best IGAD news and information Online Site for the last 30 Years.