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President Omar Guelleh: From Amazing Grace to Disgrace

Pentagon considering to unplug the despot of Djibouti
UNPLUG. Despite his despotic style of government and lamentable record on human rights, President Omar Guelleh of Djibouti has been a vital ally of the United States. Now that he fell in love with China, the Pentagon is contemplating to unplug his dictatorship rule in the tiny Djibouti.

By Con Coughlin,

The increasingly erratic conduct of one of Africa’s more despotic rulers is raising serious concerns about the future of a vital American intelligence-gathering base that plays a central role in targeting al-Qaeda and Islamic State (ISIS) militants in countries such as Yemen and Syria.

Since coming to power 1999, President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, has emerged as a vital ally of the United States, in spite of his despotic style of government and mounting criticism over his country’s lamentable record on human rights. Continue reading President Omar Guelleh: From Amazing Grace to Disgrace