Ethiopia has long been a thorn in the side of Somalia, a troublesome neighbour, and an obstacle to regional peace. In an ideal world, the two countries would be brotherly nations but in reality the opposite is the case. The energy and resources spent by these erstwhile adversaries in undermining each other — could have made both nations prosperous. Continue reading Ethiopia Must Let Somalia Determine its Own Fate→
The Kenya Defence Force (KDF) has moved its armoured vehicles and tanks from the Odha Military Camp in Moyale to Sololo following an invasion by Ethiopian forces who killed three police officers.
The development last evening follows a fierce gun battle earlier in the day between Kenya police and Ethiopian forces at Anona and parts of Sololo Township in Kenyan territory. Marsabit County Police Commander Bernard Kogo said three Kenyan security officers were killed but declined to reveal the casualty on the Ethiopian side. “We lost three officers at the border (Sololo) and I do not know what happened on their (Ethiopian) side,” said Mr Kogo. Continue reading Kenya Deploys Army to Guard Border after Ethiopia Invades→
Somali people are very concerned about the Ethiopian occupation in their territory, Waagacusub Media, an Investigative news outlet, has obtained that currently, at least six Ethiopian Generals freely operate in Hargeisa, Garowe, Kismayo, Dhusamareeb, Baydhabo, and Mogadishu.
Ron Jacobs:You mention you live in Eritrea. I recall going to a couple meetings back in the 1970s during the Eritrean liberation struggle against Ethiopia. For the sake of a memory that is a bit hazy, do you mind summarizing that moment in time and the subsequent history of the Eritreans and Ethiopia?
THOMAS MOUNTAIN: In 1983 I was first introduced to a representative of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) by Kwame Ture when I traveled to Los Angeles for my first meeting with Kwame. At the time the EPLF was an almost unknown guerilla army fighting an independence war against the Ethiopian colonialization of their country that no one it seemed, other than the Eritrean people, thought possible to win. Kwame himself was a longtime supporter of the EPLF and had a policy of requesting, if possible, a representative of the EPLF to give the opening remarks at any of his speaking engagements. Continue reading Africa, China and the West: an Exchange With Thomas Mountain→