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Ethiopia and Kenya help Dismember Somalia

A new deal has recognised Jubaland, a strip of land in southern Somalia and bordering on Kenya and Ethiopia, as yet another quasi-independent entity in the region.

Under the dubious deal, Jubaland will operate as a self-governing entity for six months with a new name - Juba Administration
Under the dubious deal, Jubaland will operate as a self-governing entity for six months with a new name – Juba Administration

By Martin Plaut,

After nine days of late night meetings and plenty of arm-twisting, the fragile government of Somalia was finally forced to accept that a further slice of its territory had slipped beyond its control. The deal, signed in Addis Ababa, recognised Jubaland as yet another quasi-independent entity. This strip of land in southern Somalia and bordering on Kenya and Ethiopia, it is the illegitimate heir of both of these countries.

Jubaland is of critical importance to the whole of southern Somalia. Trade through the port and airport of Kismaayo is a lifeline for the region. Continue reading Ethiopia and Kenya help Dismember Somalia

Mogadishu “Election” Farce

“Practically speaking, no one in Somalia actually voted for anyone who chose the new President of Somalia”

Somalia MPs voted for “change” to change nothing

By Thomas C Mountain,

While the international media might trumpet “Somalia’s First Free and Fair Elections in 50 Years” reality on the ground in Mogadishu reveals a truly grand farce of an “election” process.

First of all, the so called “Members of Parliament”, most of whom flew in from their foreign homes for the “election” (the newly “elected” President is camped out in a hotel where he escaped assassination just days after his inauguration) were not elected by anyone, rather appointed by a panel chosen by the previously western installed puppet regime.  Continue reading Mogadishu “Election” Farce