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AMISOM says 1,000 troops to leave Somalia; TPLF seizes the opportunity & dispatches force

7 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
VOA
 
MOGADISHU — African Union peacekeeping troops will start withdrawing from Somalia next month, says the head of the AU mission in the country.

Francisco Madeira told a news conference in Mogadishu that 1,000 soldiers from the five troop-contributing countries — Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti — will depart.
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Ethiopia on the brink. Everyone has failed Somalia— its politicos, Horn nations, AU, UN, the West bear huge responsibilities, TPLF most of all! PART I (1)

27 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

    The following introductory paragraphs are intended to serve as a curtain raiser for the articles that would follow it in the weeks to come.

    The main conclusion is its open and honest claim that Somalia could have been up and running long ago, if the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the forces it commands within Somalia — including all sorts of shady Somalia militias — have not been allowed to become authors and contributors of Somalia’s continuing tragedy.

    In that, the individual articles provide tissues forming the conclusion’s muscle.

    While engaging Al-Shabaab as everyone’s enemy, probably as a convenient cover for the top military leadership’s goal(s), these bad apples within the TPLF and their allies’ preoccupation has been their own superior position inside Somalia and Ethiopia. This perception assumes TPLF’s continuity in power in Ethiopia, which takes among others pacifying Somalia and keeping it weaker.
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ኢትዮጵያና ሶማሊያ አል ሸባብን ለማጥፋት የሚደረገውን ዘመቻ አጠናክሮ ለማስቀጠል ተስማሙ! ይህ አባባል እውነት ነውን?

24 Oct

የአዘጋጁ አስተያየት፡

    የውይይታቸውን ዝርዝር ይዘት አልተነገረንም። ግን እንደሚመስለን ከሆን፣ የዚህ ዜና ርዕስ “ሶማልያ ኢትዮጵያ ጦሯን ከአሚሶም ሥር እንድታደርግና ከአልሻባብ ጋር የሚደረገው ትግል እንዲጠናከር ሶማልያ ጠየቀች” ማለት አልነበረበትም ወይ?

    ከሥር በመካከላቸው ያለውን ችግር እንደተከታተለ አምድ፣ በሶማልያም ሆነ በአሚሶም በኩል ያለባቸው ችግር የኢትዮጵያ ጦር ከሰላም አስከባሪው ኃይል ጋር አብሮ ለመሥራት ፈቃደኛ አልመሆን ነው! ጦሩ እንደልቡ ይወጣል ይገባል፣ ለምን እንዲህ አልተባበር ባይ መሆን ዓላማውን አጠራጣሪ ኃይል አድርጎታል፤ — ምንም እንኳ ከአልሸባብ ጋር ብዙ ጊዜ መፋለሙ ቢታወቅም!

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EU sanction takes aim where it hurts Burundi: Peacekeeper funding

30 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The European Union plans to cut back its funding for Burundi’s lucrative peacekeeping contingent in Somalia to try to force President Pierre Nkurunziza into talks with opponents and away from the brink of ethnic conflict, diplomatic sources said.
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Al-Shabab strikes as AMISOM troop contributing nations’ summit in Djibouti; 14 people killed; five nations resolve to take the anti-Shabab war to new heights;

29 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin –The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

On 28 February, the leaders of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda adopted a declaration, which among others, condemned “the recent attacks perpetuated by Al Shaabab in Mogadishu, Leggo, Janaale, and El Adde and, the continued asymmetrical warfare by this terrorist group against the Somalia government. The declaration acknowledges “the growing threats posed by Al Shabaab.”
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Al-Shabab takes control of El-ade AU miliatry base; group claims killing 63 Kenyan soliders

15 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab have been giving their version of events to the BBC, but their account has not been independently verified.
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Al-Shabab regroups in southern and southwestern Somalia; militant group takes control of towns

6 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Before Barack Obama arrived in East Africa last July, the TPLF crooks orchestrated some military action, spending lots of money and human lives. They claimed quick victory and that there was no longer any Al-Shabab anymore in Somalia.

    There you have it, barely two months since Acting Governor of Lower Shabelle Ali Nur has now confirmed to Al Jazeera “fighters have taken El Saliindi and Kuntuwarey in country’s southwest. This happened just last Friday!


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Al Qaeda-linked militants attack Somali presidential compound

21 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

(Reuters) – Al Qaeda-linked militants attacked the Somali presidential palace compound on Friday, blasting a hole in the perimeter wall with a car bomb and engaging in a fierce gun battle with African peacekeepers, police said.
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