Tag Archives: Afar

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

PM Desalegn Asks President Guelleh to Calm Issa Leader

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

By African Intelligence,

The traditional Issa elder Moustapha Mohamed Ibrahim, based in Dire Dawa, has drawn the wrath of Addis Ababa.

The creation of three kebele (small administrative entities) administered by the Issa within the Afar Regional State is a cause of ongoing concern for the Ethiopian authorities.

During his official visit to Djibouti on 7 February, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn asked Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (Issa) to intervene with the Ethiopian Issa.

He wants Ismaïl Omar Guelleh to persuade them to accept the federal arbitration decision ordering the Somali Regional State to hand the three localities situated on the Addis Ababa-Djibouti highway back to the Afar Regional State. Continue reading PM Desalegn Asks President Guelleh to Calm Issa Leader

ARDUF Warns to Attack Addis – Djibouti Corridor

ARDUF asked the Ethiopian federal authorities to dismantle all illegally constructed settlements in the Afar Region, immediately and unconditionally, or risk the peace and security of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti corridor.

By The Indian Ocean Newsletter,

THE Ethiopian government authorities are taking the mainly Afar ARDUF armed rebel movement’s opposition to the creation last month of three special kebele (small administrative entities) in the Afar Regional State very seriously.

In response to threats issued by ARDUF’s leader in Asmara, Mussa Ibrahim, to attack the transport routes, the Ethiopian federal authorities asked the head of the security in the Afar Regional State, Seyum Awal, to deploy special police forces at the strategic points where the rebels could operate.

The latter see the creation of the three special kebeles as going back on the 21 September agreement between the presidents of the two Ethiopian regional states, Ismail Ali Siro (Afar) and Abdi Mahmud Omar (Somali). Continue reading ARDUF Warns to Attack Addis – Djibouti Corridor

Somali-Issa Deal to Occupy Afar Territories a Recipe for Conflict

Ethiopia’s intention behind the unprovoked aggression and territorial expansion of the Issa-Somalis into the heartland Afar is deeply suspicious.

By Afar Diaspora Network (ADN),

THE Afar Diaspora Network (ADN) has called an urgent Extraordinary Meeting to discuss the implications of the recent agreement signed on 11 December 2014, between the Afar and Somali regions at Awash City of the Afar region legalizing the creation of three Special Self-Ruling Sub-Districts or Wards Status of Somali-Issa occupied Afar territories. After deliberating on this development thoroughly ADN passed the following resolution:

Afar Diaspora Network (ADN) representing all Afar Diaspora Organizations around the world condemns and rejects the agreement signed between the Afar and Somali Regions indorsed by the Ethiopian Federal Government which legalizes the occupation of three Afar territories namely, Adaytu, Unda Foou and Gadamaytu. Continue reading Somali-Issa Deal to Occupy Afar Territories a Recipe for Conflict

Ethiopia Banks on the Afar People Against Eritrea

Dreaming to own a sea outlet through a back door? That’s a pipe dream. If the Ethiopian regime only knows what’s in-store for itself.  It will soon meet the combined weight of the United Ethiopian Liberation Forces.

By African Intelligence,

ADDIS ABABA is not gearing up for war with its Eritrean neighbour in the short term, but is actively preparing the post-Issayas Afeworki era.

Ethiopia’s armed forces chief of staff, General Mohamed-Nur Yunus, aka Samora, played a key role for the 4th conference of the Red Sea Afar community held in Samara (Ethiopia) from 9 to 11 August by the Eritrean Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO, opposition).  Continue reading Ethiopia Banks on the Afar People Against Eritrea

Cowardly Refugee Running Away From Problems

Have fun with the following cowardly cooked up stories of an Eritrean refugee in Ethiopia. Such fake stories are what filled the reports of the incompetent Special Rapporteur on Eritrea Ms. Sheila Keetharuth. Please take a good notice of the language and motive of the writer as well. 

It only takes to just moan about “mass murder” this and “my family was killed” that if you want to get accepted in one of Ethiopia run refugee camps. Lazy experts like Rapporteur Sheila Keetharuth will then buy your story to fill up their half baked report on Human Right in Eritrea.

By The Onion,

Six months after deciding his life was just too hard and fleeing over the border to Ethiopia, cowardly Eritrean man Ismael Semed continues to hide from his problems at the Berahle refugee camp, sources confirmed this week. Continue reading Cowardly Refugee Running Away From Problems