Tag Archives: Somalia

Why I disagree with UNSG Guterres’ appointment of ‘Gen. Gabre’ UNISFA Force commander, the walking terror tainted by human rights crimes & corruption in the Horn!

11 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

PART One of two

Maj-Gen. Gabre, as they refer to him in Somalia, possibly picked from his twitter handle

The purpose of this article is to express the writer’s disappointment at and opposition to the April 4, 2018 appointment by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres of Maj-Gen. Gebre Adhana Woldezgu as commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).
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How an Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa

20 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    In Early 1990s, TPLF berated all Ethiopian nationalists for raising huge concerns about the TPLF reducing the country into becoming landlocked. Today, Djibouti, like Somalia has found out friendship with the TPLF means constantly watching for once’s back.

    In those early days, the TPLF lectured Ethiopians port is just mere commodity. When it found out in office is is more than a commodity, the TPLF went into its usual cunning and hoodwinking Somaliland, the cat in its armpit, into surrendering 19 percent of the port.

    As I tried to show in recent article, the TPLF has gone even into exploiting its presence in Somalia to keep that country in permanent state of internal division, conflicts and Al-Shabaab an ever present threat! What has always amazed me is US trust of the notorious TPLF loansharks!

    A point of disagreement with the authors of the article this page has about their claim relates to: “But one aspect will not be in question: Ethiopia’s rising power and influence over the entire region.” They may be unaware the TPLF, rejected by the Ethiopian people, is on its last leg, I may say, to the cold grave — because of its human rights crimes and corruption!

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US Africa Commander Waldhauser orders new probe into Somalia raid

14 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Lolita C. Baldor, Stars & Stripes
 
WASHINGTON — The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.

Army Col. Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for Africa Command, said Wednesday that Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser has asked the Naval Criminal Investigative Service to look into the details of the raid in Bariire village by Somali troops supported by U.S. special operations forces. The decision comes just two weeks after Africa Command released a statement discounting reports that several civilians, including children, were killed in the attack.
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Delayed parliamentary committee report establishes TPLF forcibly-legitimised extradition by Somalia of Qalbi-Dhagah to Ethiopia illegal! TPLF succeeds brewing trouble to 10-month old Somalia gov’t

19 Nov

Hiiran Online picture of Abdulkerim Sheik Musa, known in Somalia as Qalbi Dhagax, TPLF describes as ONLF commander, while a victim of TPLF kidnapping last August, assuming he is Ethiopian. He is claimed to be a citizen of Somalia, a Col in Siad Barre army and veteran of the 1977 Ogaden war Somalia opened against Ethiopia. TPLF put the back of the newly-elected Somalia government against the wall to force a post facto pronouncement to describe kidnapping as extradition of a terrorist, exactly 20 days after his kidnapping by Gen. Gabre, a man shamefully with so many duplicitous titles, some of which include Ethiopian diplomat, Supreme Ethiopian Force Commander in Somalia and Political Advisor at IGAD


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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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23 dead, more than 30 wounded in Mogadishu hotel attack

29 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by ABCNews
 
Exactly 15 days after the last major truck-bomb attack, a suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest.
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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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