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Being a Politician in Somalia

De-Programming the defeatist mentality of today's Somali politicians
De-Programming the defeatist mentality of today’s Somali politicians from appeasing their traditional-foe and abuser Ethiopia seems a greater challenge for the greater people of Somalia. But for the Al-Shabaab, the alternative is simple: Eliminating them.

By Ahmed Abdi,

THERE is a direct association between the Somali politicians’ ill-fated and their actions against Somali history, culture, language and ethnicity.

Government officials were preparing their  Friday prayers at the Central Hotel in Somalia’s capital when an Al-Shabaab extremist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the hotel gate, and another went inside the mosque and blew himself up, killing at least 25 people and injuring 40 others on Friday, officials said. Continue reading Being a Politician in Somalia

ARDUF Urges Ethiopia to Return Afar Territory or Risk Addis Ababa Djibouti Corridor

ARDUF asks the Ethiopian Federal authorities to dismantle all illegally constructed settlements in the Afar Region immediately and unconditionally if not risk peace and security of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti corridor.

By ARDUF,

THE Afar-Issa conflict is no longer an encounter about access to grazing lands and water resources between two related pastoral communities. It is no longer about the raiding and counter-raiding of animals (camels, cows and goats) as war booty. It is not even being inflamed between the two traditional pastoral groups in the Eastern part of Ethiopia known as the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Corridor. However, it is raging far from home.

The intractable and unmanageable, years-old Afar-Issa conflict is being fought out in social media in a feverish war of words between two Diaspora, namely, the Afar and Issa Diaspora in Western countries (USA, Canada and Australia). The conflict is being fought out on Deutchwelle and VOA Amharic Services. Anyone who has been following recent developments with regard to this conflict would recognise this. Continue reading ARDUF Urges Ethiopia to Return Afar Territory or Risk Addis Ababa Djibouti Corridor