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Djibouti: President Guelleh Reconcile With His Longtime Enemy and Possible Successor

It's either a remedy for his 1999 mistake or a move to neutralize the opposition.
It’s either a remedy for his 1999 blunder or a move to neutralize the opposition.

By TesfaNews,

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?

During the Presidency of Djibouti’s first president Hassan Gouled Aptidon, who was also Guelleh’s uncle, Guedi and Guelleh were both senior officials. They were directeur de cabinet and chef de cabinet respectively.  Continue reading Djibouti: President Guelleh Reconcile With His Longtime Enemy and Possible Successor

President Guelleh Puts Himself Under Ethiopia’s Protection

President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) needs an Ethiopian umbrella to guarantee his immunity from the turbulent time in store for him in 2016

By African Intelligence,

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