PRESIDENT Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) has got a beautiful surprise for his opponents in the country. He quietly reconcile with his long time nightmare and rivalry Ismael Guedi Hared. Not only that. To cement their new found friendship, Guelleh allowed his daughter to marry Guedi’s nephew.
But who is Ismael Guedi and why Ismael Guelleh fears him to death?
THE plan for economic integration devised by Djibouti and neighbouring Ethiopia could ultimately lead to a kind of political unification between the two countries. During the last few weeks, certain Ethiopian dignitaries have hinted at it and one of them even went so far as to utter “a single country with two chiefs”.
Ethiopian desire to secure its Djibouti port outlet is nothing new and some people in Addis Ababa have been talking about “an obligatory merger” with Djibouti for years. So far this trend has been latent but is now coming into the fore, because President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) needs an Ethiopian umbrella in various sectors, including that of guaranteeing his immunity when he is no longer in power. Continue reading President Guelleh Puts Himself Under Ethiopia’s Protection→