Make Afar Great Again thought of the Day!!!!
We all heard the expression life is like a marathon not a sprint. So is politics. Some so called politicians seems not to understand this simple principle. Some will never grasp this concept or learn from it .
This Napoleon Bonaparte quotes dawned on me ”In politics stupidity is not an handicap”. Eureka!!!! I understand, now, where these guys are coming from.
This is exactly the repetitive behaviour of Afar People Party Chairman Dr Konté and Mr Gaas the Afar Human Rights Organisation.
They both keep racing to be co-opted by the regime of the day in Ethiopia, in the hope of bypassing the people mandate. Afar people mandate. The co-optation, the old TPLF rogue regime prised method that brought its downfall. You cannot by-pass people will forever.
Dr Konte et Mr Gaas came racing, in September 2018 when TPLF Woyaneh regime was brought down by Oromos Queeros and Dr Abiy Ahmed was chosen as Prime Minister in April 2018.
They came,again, running in middle of a war between Afar and Issas invaders. They did not show concerns or compassions for the Afar civilians and youngsters dying by sacrificing their lives to defend their land from Issa to live free on their land.
Even if you prefer sprinting to marathon you have to make sure that there is a level playing field, rules to abide by to validate the race.
You have to listen to the event officials instructions. Get in the starting blocks. Follow the officials instructions as they prompt you to get ready for the race starting gun shot.
The timing here is of the essence. You can only leave the starting blocks when the official fires the gun. If you leave, the starting blocks, before the official stops the race by firing the gun again. The false starter is given a first warning. They start the race process, above again. If the same person trigger another false start again he is disqualified from the whole race. Two strikes and you are out. He cannot take part in the race.
The above analogy applies to Dr Konte and Mr Gaas. They have twice overstepped political and moral decencies. They showed political naïvety driven by personal ambition and gain. The greater good and interest of Afar people is not part of their goal. They have a personal selfish agenda. “Make Afar Great Again” for them is an alien concept.
In September 2018, Dr Konte, Afar People Party Chairman and Mr Gaas Afar Human Rights Organisation race to Ethiopia to take part in the democratic glasnost brought in by the new Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed.
They both fell foul by not consulting with their Afar opposition colleagues. They did not consult with their grassroots or with Afar people either. They did not tell them this our project and vision. What do you think about it? Do you endorse it? If you don’t. What are your demands, your instruction? Give us a clear mandate to take your manifesto to negotiate, on your behalf, with the Ethiopian Federal and Afar Regional authorities.
They have done none of the above. They were used to the old TPLF rogue regime way of doing politics. Co-opting candidates and by-passing people will to choose their representatives. They both failed and left empty handed.
The new regime, in Addis Abeba, believes in Democratic values and not on dodgy deals that brought the TPLF regime demise. This equate to the first false start for the amateurs Dr Konte and Mr Gaas.
You would think they learned their lesson from the first failure. We all heard about the expression “hindsight is a wonderful thing.” They did not use their previous unfortunate experience to start again on the right foot.
They fell victims to their selfish and personal ambitions. We all know that ambition without conscience is doomed to failure. Edmund Burke said "Ambition can creep as well as soar”.
They creeped in a second time. They made the same selfish amateurish mistakes. This time they became very opportunistic. They decided to take advantage from a tragedy, the war between Afars and Issas. They showed once again they don’t have Afar people interest at heart.
They haven’t denounced or condemned Issa Al-Shabab terroristes agression and occupation of Afarland in Gadmaytu, Undafa’o and Adaytu.
The Issas terrorists groupes occupied these three Afar localities, lowered and burned Afar Regional State flag and raised the Somali Regional one. Heavily armed Issas Al Shabab terrorists killed Afar civilians and Afar polices officers in those three localities.
Dr Konte and Mr Gaas did not go to those three localities where braves Afar were battling with armed terrorists defending their land to show support. No!!!!
Dr Konte, Mr Gaas raced to Addis Abeba to take selfies with the Ethiopian Peace Minister Muferiat Kamil who organised a mediation meeting between the Somali Regional President Mustafe Mohamed Omar and the corrupt Afar Regional President Arba Awal.
Mr Arba a remnant of ADPA TPLF Manjuus clique is at the source of the current conflict between Afar and Issas. His Afar administration illegally settled, Issas, in these three localities by taking bribes paid by Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, the Djibouti Dictator, a well known backer of Al Shabab Terrorist Group.
The same group that committed a terrorist attack in Nairobi hotel, in Kenya , this week. When the time comes Dr Konte, Mr Arba and their predecessors Sirro and Siyyum will be summoned to appears in Court to answer treason and corruption charges.
Let’s note that once again Dr Konte, Mr Gaas did not seek Afar people mandate. As usual, they went there to represent their own self interest.
It is reported that the Somali Region President Mustafa Mohamed Omar agreed that the three localities belong to Afar Region. Whoever, the Somali Regional President demands that they have their own Issa Police and Armes forces, own Somali separate education. Last but not the least Afars cannot live in these three localities. They are exclusively Issas localities.
Afar are victims of apartheid policy on their own land. A state within a state. An unacceptable Issa diktat. It is completely against Internal law, Ethiopian Federal and Afar Regional State Constitution. The sovereignty solely resides with the Afar Regional State and Afar people.
The Issas have the same rights as all other Ethiopians. Nothing more. They settled in Afar Region within the same rule that applies for all the other Ethiopian nationalities. The three localities allocated exclusively to Issas and excluding Afars from it are illegals settlements and unacceptables.
If Issas want to live, on exclusively Somalis occupied land, they can move back to Somali Region. That’s the only option on the table.
On Afar Region only two flags will flies on the mats, like in every Ethiopian regional States. Ethiopia’s Federal flag and the Regional State flag. In Afar Region, the Ethiopian Federal Flag and Afar Regional flag.
Dr Konte personal ambition have no boundaries. It extends to the family circle. His nephew, Moussa Adem Omar, a Jigjiga University professor, in Somali Region capital, was pictured with Romio Maslah, an Issa extremist who armes and finances Issas Al-Shabab terrorists. Maslah is the man who bought and delivered the guns that are killing Afar braves on the battle front. His nephew, his sister son is conniving with a man whose weapons are killing Afar civilians, Afar Police and Afar Armes Forces.
One can assume that treason runs in the family. Afar lives and Afar people land is not their cup of tea. He has also been picture with Issa Ugass Mustafa Mohamed. Is Moussa Adem Omar, Dr Konte and Sultan Hanfareh emissary sent to Issa? If he is. Who gave them the mandate to speak with the Issa enemy when they are invading Afar land and killing Afar civilians?
One more time, I will take the sprint analogy. Time and time again, Dr Konte and Mr Gaas failed to abide by the rules. He failed Afar cause and Afar national interest. He showed contempt to Afar heroes sacrifices and deaths. In time of war he is conniving with the enemy. He completely capitulated in face of challenges and from his responsibilities as a political party leader.
In all of this there is the deafening silence of Afar People Party’s morale beacon, Sultan Hanfareh Ali Mirah, on Issa agression against Afar. There is no word of support for Afar cause. There is no condamnation of Issa murderous attacks or support for the Afar resistants. One can asked oneself why is Hanfareh Ali Mirah silent? Are Dr Konte and Mr Gaas acting from their own initiative or with his blessings?
Afar people believe there is a grave political vacuum in Afar Regional State compared to other Regional States. In Oromia, Amhara, Somali and other Regions a political process and dialogue was established. All Armed Groups OLF, ADFM, ONLF.... were brought into the fold to take part in the democratic process.
The question on every Afar lips is. Why is Afar Region is treated differently? Why is ARDUF/Uguugumo, Afar is kept, at arm length and not included, after agreeing to pursue their political aims through peaceful means, in the Afar Regional process?
We, Afar people, demand that ARDUF/Uguugumo is immediately included, in the political process in Afar Region.
We, Afar People, call on the Ethiopian Federal Government to act as an honest broker when it comes to Afar people. So far, no previous Federal Ethiopian Government, from Imperial time to date, has been an honest broker when it comes to Afar people.
It is everybody knowledge that the Afar Regional current administration does not represent Afar people. It is quite, the opposite, they hinder and sell Afar people interests and sovereignty to stay in power. There are eternal “Yes” men and women. “Ishi” en Amharic.
Dr Konte Afar People Party Chairman and Arba Awal, Afar Regional State agreed to the Somali Region President diktat. They must be prosecuted for corruption treason and treason.
If the situation stay like it is. The war situation and instability risks to get out of hand. Let’s not play the old political failed cards of divide and conquer. I urge Ethiopia’ Federal Government to act before Afars lose faith on Ethiopia’s nation ideal. Time is of the essence.
Mohamed Hassan Fln
Xukko Cina ( Baxi nagreh meqem baxo ).
The Afar, Out of Africa Migrants global ancestor.
If you believe in religious scriptures we, all humans, are all the progenies of Adam and Eve. The two original human creation of God. It is Adam and Eve that gave rise to mankind.
Adam and Eve early offsprings were obedient to their creator God, Allah Azawajal, for many generations to Satan displeasure. They took heed of God warnings that Satan was a clear enemy to mankind.
The later generations forgot about God warnings and let Satan to have a way back in their live. Satan made to them appealing all sort of transgression until the generation of Prophet Noah, AWS, ( NUH ).
God always keeps his promise. He said I will send you Messengers to remind you of the covenant between your father Adam and myself. This Messenger tasks is to remind you of God and warn you against Satan.
The people of Noah reached the summum of the transgression against God. Noah was God appointed messenger to warn mankind against God forthcoming punishment if they don’t come back to obedience.
You probably heard about the flood, the boat, a selection of a pair of every species on Earth ( Male and Female ) and the Ark to save mankind from the flood and God punishment. I will not dwell much on this part. For the purpose of my article, I will concentrate on Noah’s progenies.
Prophet Noah AWS ( NUH in the Quran ) had four male children: Ham, Shem, Japheth and Yam. Yam perished in the Flood for refusing to believe and boarding Noah’s Ark. So everything perished except those in Noah’s Ark. Since the flood, all humans left are Noah and his three children offsprings: Ham, Shem and Japheth. All three were Blacks off different shade and complexion and from Africa.
Let’s move from the scriptures narration to the scientific and genetic classification. These three sons, genetically, are classed into Halo groups, a genetic population that share a common ancestor on the patrilineal ( father ) or matrilineal ( Mother ) side.
The three main Halo-groups are L1 ( San people; Australe Africa ); L2 ( Pygmées people , Central and West Africa ) and L3 ( Afar people East Africa ). These three Halo groups equates to the 3 sons of Noah.
All of Out Africa Migration fall under these three Halo-groups. However one Halo Group, L3 stands out of these three as they represent 90% of out of Africa Migration. It is the Halo Group L3 ( Afar people ).
After the crossing L3 ( Afar ), the parent group branched out into two Halo-groups. The halo-group “N” ( Yemeni people, Ancestors of Arabs, Europeans and the Halo-group “M” Ancestors of South East Asian, Tamoul, Sri-Lankan, Indiens, Aborigines, Native Americans ancestors ) once they crossed the Straits of Tears ( Bab el Mandheb ) in the Red Sea, between the Afar triangle ( Djibouti, Ethiopia and Eritrea ) and Yemen, most probably around 80,000 to 60,000 years ago.
All three halo-groups took part in this Migration out of Africa and spread out across the world. It is important to mention that the halo-group L1 ( San people ) are the direct ancestors of the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans...
In the above two documentaries( All three Halo-Groups are involved in this Migration ) , the Mother and Father Line about Eddie Izzard, artist, comedian, DNA journey take us through a couple hundredth thousand years of Out of Africa trek. Eddie is the first Briton to use his DNA as a road map.
Eddie Izzards challenge was to find out if he was from Anglo-Saxon or Celtic descent. Eddie got the answer to that question and many more. Let’s take this journey with him starting with the mother line documentary and the L3 ( Afar ) Halo- group which represent 90 % of the Out of Africa Migration.
The Father Line documentary link is provided below.
Mohamed Hassan Fln
Xuko Cina ( Baxi nagreh meqem baxo )
Right of Reply to His Excellency Filippo Grandi, the UNHCR General Secretary, on Djibouti Refugee policy.
Dear Mr Grandi,
I watch your organisation UNHCR “commercial Video clip” that promote Afar people ethnic cleansing for 40 years, in Djibouti.
You praised Djibouti Government run by foreign born elites from the President to the insignifiant civil servant.
They have set up a policy of ethnic cleansing against the Afar native people, in Djibouti, since the indépendance in 1977, 40 years ago.
On the 27 June 1977, after the independence from France, Djibouti had Population of 250,000 people. In 2017, 40 years later, we are told we are 900,000 inhabitants officially. We know in truth, it’s more close to 2 millions inhabitants.
If you did your math Mr Grandi you find out that Djibouti, even if we take the official figures of 900,000 people, it is a nearly 400% inhabitants increase.
I dare you Mr Grandi, or anybody to show me an example of 400 % natural demographic growth. It is clear, what is at work, is a systematic ethnic cleansing by the Gouled/Guelleh ISSA-Somali regime during 40 years.
Guess what? The UNHCR before you and under your watch is complicit in the Afar people ethnic cleansing. I concede that the UNHCR Afar people ethnic cleansing complicity has not started under your watch. It is 40 years constant complicity with the Djibouti ISSA regime. Your responsibility Mr Grandi is to finalise and glamourise Afar people ethnic cleansing and demise with this video.
These refugees camps turned ISSA villages are on Afar lands without Afar people consent. It is a blatant land grab for ISSA people benefit. It is a time bomb your Global organisation ( UNHCR ) has artificially created.
You are certainly NOT oblivious to lands disputes across the world. The Ethiopian unrest is mainly about lands disputes and of course the absence of the rule of law, apartheid policy based on ethnicity. We have one in Djibouti thanks to you and the UNHCR.
The ISSA Gouled/Guelleh regime prove of ethnic cleansing and the UNHCR complicity, under your watch, came to the fore this year in August 2017. Several Eritrean Afar refugees, in Yemen, fleeing the Yemen conflit, seeking refuge and asylum, were denied entrance to Djibouti. They were kept at sea several days near Obock coast only to be allowed in to the uproar of Afar people. Where were the UNHCR and yourself Mr Grandi?
Djibouti ISSA Government showed its Afar people ethnic cleansing policy is not negotiable, with these Eritrean Afar refugee case handling. They expelled these Afar Eritrean refugee towards Ethiopia.
What happened to the UNHCR policy of first safe port to claim asylum? Where were the UNHCR and you Mr Grandi when those Afar Eritrean refugee were expelled to Ethiopia?
Why Djibouti ISSA Government did not show the same compassion you praise to the world towards Afar Refugees as they did it to Issas-Somali refugees?
Djibouti ISSA Government don’t have problem with Issas, Yemenis or any other ethnic or nationality Refugees. The problem is with only Afar Refugees. Why? If NOT ethnic cleansing.
The lousy excuse put forward, by the ISSA government to deny access to these Afar Eritrean Refugees, is insecurity due to its land dispute and conflit with Eritrea.
Djibouti ISSA Government is telling us they have an efficient system in place to detect Al Shabab from Somalia, or Yemenis infiltrators however they are not so good at doing so with Eritrean Infiltrators. Therefore Afar Refugees cannot be granted Asylum or refugee statut, leave alone turning their Refugees camps into villages in Djibouti.
Mr Grandi with all due respect, I beg to differ in your Djibouti Refugee policy analysis.
No there are NO idealism or altruistic action behind the Gouled/Guelleh regime towards the ISSA-Somali fake Refugees. It is Afar people ethnic cleansing pure and simple. A land grab policy to the detriment of the native Afar.
My message to those who you want to promote to, in the world, the Gouled/Guelleh ISSA regime model in Djibouti, read what I wrote and make your own investigation. Don’t sign up to it blindly like Mr Grandi and the UNHCR.
Mohamed Hassan Fln
Xuko Cina ( Baxi nagreh meqem baxo )
Moses’ Mountain ( Moussa Aaleh, [Qaleh] ) Djibouti.
Prophet Moses’ Mountain, Moussa Aaleh [Qaleh] in Afar. Not Moussa Ali, Mountain, as France,l Djibouti colonial power renamed it to wipe out our collective memory of the sacred Mountain of Moses ( sacred Valley of Tuwa: Taha 20:12 ), where Allah Azawajal ( God ) spoke to Moses for the first time when he fled Egypt for killing an Egyptian man. Itzhak Shamir, the former Israeli Prime Minister followed in Moses footstep when he sought refuge in Djibouti after the King Davids’. Hotel bombing against the British in1948.
Moses Mountain, the highest summit of Republic of Djibouti that lies on the tripoint border between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. Afar people called their land, in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti, Sidicamo [ Sidihamo ], meaning Afar Triangle along the African bank of the Read Sea that spread across three countries: Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia. They are also known by other as Danakils, however, Afar people frown upon being called Danakils. They, proudly, call themselves Afar: Afar meaning the First or the Best as they see themselves as the cradle of Civilisation ( Pharaoh’s Egypt ) and cradle of Humanity ( oldest Humanoid fossils found, in Afar Omo Valley, in Ethiopia, Lucy Australopithecus Afarensis 3.2 millions years ).
It is in the Afar people country, Midian people land ( Afar Triangle ) of the Prophet Shuaïb (AWS), in the Quran, the biblical Jethro, Moses father in Law and Zipporah, his wife father, where has taken refuge prophet Moussa, Moses (AWS) from Pharaoh revenge after killing an Egyptian. Let’s remind that those who excel in the hidden story concede that Zipporah, Moses wife was Ethiopian, therefore a Black woman and conceal that Moses himself was a Black man, a Kemites.
Jean François Champollion ( Champollion the young ) towards 1829, accomplished the deciphering of the Hieroglyphs. Thanks to this information from Champollion, France decided to colonise a part of the Afar Triangle, the actual Republic of Djibouti. France made sure Moses’ sacred Mountain is part of its colony. So it's not Moussa Ali, it's Moussa Aaleh [Qaleh], Moses’ Mountain (AWS ) in Afar language.
France colonised Djibouti, in 1862, by signing a treaty with three Afar Sultanates, in Djibouti, thanks to Champolion, ( the Young ) hieroglyphics deciphering. France made sure that she took ownership of Ancient Egyptian Ancestors and Gods Afar land. One can notice that France weaved Moses’ Mountain carefully into Its new territory, along where Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti meet, the Afar Triangle ( Sidihamo, [Sidicamo] ) .
Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, unlike the old tales lies you have been fed, the first flight of the Prophet Moses ( AWS ), the one before the Exodus, was not toward the North and Middle East but to the South of Egypt, towards the land of the Kemites Afar of Midian, actual Republic of Djibouti, the Afar Triangle. The ancient Egyptians called Afar Triangle land, the land of the Gods, the land of the Ancestors, Puntland.
Two reasons explain the flight of the Prophet Moses, Moussa (AWS) to the South inward rather than outward to the North of Egypt and the Middle East.
From the time of the Prophet Yacoub (Jacob) AWS to Moussa’s (Moses) AWS has passed 430 years. In 430 years a surge of hostile white Caucasian tribes pushed towards and settled at the gates of Kemites and Black African Egypt. A man with the standing of Moses, a Prince of Egypt would have been recognised straight away.
To the South towards Kemites’ and Afar Midianites’ land we had an European Schengen area countries like open borders to the South. A closed well defended and controlled borders to the North towards the Middle East. Like the borders between the West and the rest of the World of today.
You have the same set up of an open border between Canada and the US to the North, a closed border to the South with Mexico. Likewise Northen part of Egypt was heavily guarded because, of hostility from the barbarian, as the Egyptian called them. Again, a man of Moses standing, a Prince of Egypt could not have gone unnoticed.
Just to put everything into a contexte. Nowadays the Migration trend is to the affluent West. In Ancient Egyptian time, the immigration trend was to the South toward Pharaoh Egypt, the land of the plenty of the day and the the cradle of Civilisation.
For all the reasons above, Moses fled to the South, towards the land of the people of Midian, The Dwellers of Al-Aïka, Prophet Shuaïb, in the Quran, the biblical Jethro, the land of the Ancestors, the land of the Gods, in Afar land, not far from Moses’ Mountain, where sits the Sacred Valley of Tuwa ( Surate Taha 20:12 ) the Afar Triangle ( Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia ).
The Sacred Mountain of Tuwa Valley where Allah Azawajal, God, spoke to Prophet Moses. Where God asks him to take of his sandals as he is at the sacred Valley of Tuwa ( Taha 20:12 ). Where he saw the fire, where his shepherd's staff turns into a serpent ( snake ) by the will of Allah. Yes, it was there that Allah gave him the mission to reason Pharaoh and bring him back towards obedience to Allah Azawajal and to give up all the transgressions he was committing on earth, to stop the persecution against the Children of Israel and to free them from slavery and to let them go free.
According to historians the Children of Israël remained 430 years in Egypt, from their arrival under the Prophet Yacoub (AWS), Jacob and their exodus from Egypt under the Prophet Moses (AWS), Moses and Prophet Haroun, Aaron (AWS) to Palestine.
Let’s recall that in the time of the Prophet Yacoub, Jacob ( AWS ) the Middle East was still a colony under the influence of Egypt, the greatest power of that time and of all time.
The immigration of the Children of Israel to Egypt from the Middle East was made, by the will of Allah, under the reign of Amenhotep IV (Amenhophis IV) who became Akhenaton under the aegis of Prophet Yacoub, Jacob ( ASW).
Prophet Jacob and his 11 sons joigned Prophet Yusuf (AWS), Joseph, his 12th
son ( 12 Children of Israel ), the Treasurer ( Chancellor ) of Egypt at the invitation of Pharaoh Akhenaton who change his name from Amenhotep. Akhenaton accepts the submission to the One God of Prophet Ibrahim (AWS), Abraham, through the miracle established by Allah leave by Prophet Yusuf, Joseph (AWS) prophecies ( interpretation of Dreams ).
If the Children of Israël were Whites, Prophet Moses (AWS) would have had no chance to be part of the House of Pharaoh. He would have suffered the same fate as all the newborn male children of Israel of his time, death. His white skin would have betrayed him right away. Remember Pharaoh was killing all the Children of Israël newborn males every other year, letting live their females newborn, Moses was born that year, because Pharaoh saw them as a demographic threat to the Egyptian.
One of the 9 signs sent par Allah to Pharaoh through Prophet Moses ( Moussa ) and Aaron ( Haroun ) is Moses’ hand that come out white when drawn into his armpit. A white hand that comes out white is not a miracle, a black hand that comes out white is a miracle. What is important here is that Allah Azawajal ( God ) narrate this event, in the Quran. Is there any better proof than Allah own words and testimony?
Hieroglyphics and mural arts on egyptian monuments depict Pharaoh and his Court as Blacks, Kemites. The late Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser, who tells the Jews "you left Egypt Blacks and you came back to us Whites ..." is another jigsaw to the evidence that the Ancient Egyptians, the Jews and Ancient Arabs were Kemites Blacks.
I would like to add another element to evidence the claim of the Mountain of Moses, in Djibouti. It is a place of a discreet pilgrimage for Zionists. Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli Prime-Minister, the butcher of Sabra and Shatila Massacre, in Palestinian Refugee Camp, in Lebanon in 1982 visit in January 1964.
Sharon was in pilgrimage in that Mountain in 1964. One has to look beyond the patronising and condescending statements from Sharon, on Afar people, a man with a reputation for genocide, not a man to give Afar lesson on savagery... in the Danakil Desert, “an area where Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti meet ( Moses Mountain, Moussa Aaleh [Qaleh ] in Afar language ). I came face to face with “primitive” camel herders with a reputation for savagery,” .....
His conclusion about his African experience seemed to be a lasting one: Masaï Spears and Danakils ( Afar ) knives for his first born son Gur. Jewellery for his wife Lily and Images of Africa he will not soon forget.
How can you forget the trip to the Sacred Mountain of Moses, in the Valley of Tuwa, the Midianite Afar land of Prophet Shuaib, AWS, ( Jethro ), the cradle of Civilisation and Humanity?
Mohamed Hassan Fln
Xuko Cina ( Baxi nagreh meqem baxo )
See below the complete article in The Time of Israel published the 13/01/2014 by Mitch Ginsburg.
URGENT CALL TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI
DONE: LONDON, UK
DATE: 30th OCTOBER 2017
REF: TO END INJUSTICE AND TO ESTABLISH EQUAL JUSTICE
H.E. MR. PRESIDENT ISMAIL OMAR GUELLEH
We are gravely concerned about the recent crimes and human rights violations committed by the Police and Gendarmerie forces of Djibouti in the district of Tadjourah disproportionately. The Police and Gendarmerie forces have been repeatedly accused of being committed crimes and gross human rights abuses, arbitrary detention, judicial killings and enforced disappearances against Afar population in the districts of Obock and Tadjourah. We strongly condemn all unlawful acts, discrimination and racially motivated violence and crimes committed by the Police and Gendarmerie forces against Afars civilians in the country. It has been frequently reported by human rights Organisations, UNHCR and as well others, that the Afar population live in the districts of Obock and Tadjourah have been victims of systematic oppression, marginalisation, human rights abuses, and economic blockade since 1991. This is a clear violations of International Human Rights Law and the Constitution of Djibouti.
WE CALL on the Government of Djibouti to respect and promote human rights, end its systematic marginalization and discrimination against Afars and to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent the crimes against Afars or to punish the perpetrator.
WE ADVISE the Government of Djibouti to negotiate with the opposition Front pour la Restoration de l'Unité et de la Démocratie (FRUD) that demanding “Comprehensive Political Reforms” in the country to end the current political, economic and social injustice and to find just, democratic and comprehensive political solutions and stability in the country.
Your Highness, His Excellency Adan Bodaya,
May I convey to you my heartfelt gratitude and command you for your courage to speak out,once again, against the injustice ditched to your people by the Gouled/Guelleh ISSA regime for the last 40 years.
Tadjourah youths demonstrating pacifically to demand that the jobs generated by the Tadjourah port to be ring-fenced for the youth of the Tadjourah region were met by live bullets.
Out of more than 600 security jobs, only two Afar candidates from Tadjourah were short-listed. The rest 598 were Issa from Dire-Dawa (Ethiopia) and Guerissa (in Somalia). These 600 blue-collar security jobs are the tip of the iceberg. The other 4000 highly skilled Jobs, in Lac Assal and Tadjourah ports project are exclusively earmarked for Issas candidates, in Afar region.
As reported by 20th October 2017, Indian Ocean Newsletters article, a secret meeting took place, in Djibouti Kempeski hotel, between Seyoum Mesfin, the brother of Azeb Mesfin, the widow of late Mêles Zenawi, TPLF and, former Ethiopian Prime-Minister, Gouled/Guelleh Issa regime officials.
The Lake Assal, Tadjourah ports and the Balho-Tadjourah-Mekellé ( Capital of Tigray ) highway projects objectives are to open up enclaved Tigray region, in Ethiopia and provide them an access to the Red Sea. A Issa and Tigrean, Treaty of Berlin, 1885 like Treaty to colonise and partition Africa between European. This time, the Treaty of Mekellé project, between the the Tigray and Issa, has for objective to partition Afar land between themselves up to Assab and Massawa ports in Eritrea.
The 598 Security Issa candidates for the Tadjourah and Lake Assal ports are members of Issa police contingent of Liyu Police, in Somali Killil of Ethiopia. The Trojan horse of Tigray and Issa expansionist plan into Afar land.
These Tadjourah youths are the last bastion against this TPLF and ISSA expansionist project in Afar land. This is why the trigger happy Issa Gouled/Guelleh Issa Regime repression forces resorted to violence, once again. As always, the Issa regime met the Tadjourah Afar youths peaceful demonstration with a hail of live ammunitions round to quash their rightful demand to ring-fence these jobs.
Tadjourah, Obock, Dikhil and Afar regions are in the throes of political and economical crisis since the establishment of Gouled/Guelleh Issa regime, on the 27th June 1977, since the independence from France. Tadjourah region is gripped with an endemic unemployment crisis. Afar people are shunned and discriminated
from all the employment and development projects taking place, in the capital Djibouti-city. Now the development has reached their region, the Issa regime is discriminating against the Afar youth in their own backyard.
On the Friday 27th Octobre 2017, the Gouled/Issa regime committed another mass-murder, like in Arhiba, in 1991, Obock in 2012, Buldhuqo in 2016 and 2017. We don’t have the accurate number of victimes yet. The regime repression forces have a record to bury in Mass-grave the victimes and hide the true account of their crimes. Scores of youngsters are missing or in jail. A well known local athlete runner Hebano was badly beaten up by the security forces. We have information that he is in a critical condition and in detention.
The LDDH, President Omar Ali Ewado’s Djibouti Human Rights Ligue organisation is the only one organisation to denounce the regime crimes once again. As always, this regime perpetuate these crimes under the International, local, political and traditional authorities complicity and silence.
We demand the release of all the detained victimes. We call on the regime to instigate an independent inquiry and to bring to justice the responsible of this crime.
Mohamed Hassan Fln
Xuko Cina ( Baxi nagreh meqem baxo )
Canada Dry and the Lame Duck : An analysis on the Afar Forum held from 2nd to 4th Septembre 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.
Ugass Hanfareh and his family are out of touch with Afar masses as shown on the picture below. Omar Ali Mirah is showing how his entire family is out of touch with Afar people by not supporting the Afar attendees to the Afar Forum in NOT crossing his wrists ( Oromo people crossed arm sign to denounce TPLF regime oppression ) to show solidarity with the Oromos and Amharas people against TPLF regime. Instead he is showing like their mentor Ismaïl Omar Guelleh ( IOG ) regime solidarity with TPLF who handed 6 OLF ( Oromo Liberation Front ) movement members to TPLF regime recently. Despicable act, you give sanctuary to people and then you hand them over to a blood thirsty regime like the TPLF, in total breach of Geneva convention 1951. Djiboutian dictator Ismaïl Omar Guelleh ( IOG ) will eventually pay for this crime and many others.
There was a big contrast between the discourses of those young Afar speakers, genuinely, upbeat to further their people cause and Mr Hanfareh Ali Mirah TPLF and RPP stooge that I kindly call Ugass Hanfareh and Mr Badoul Hassan Badoul, a junior Qagabas, a Djibouti government representative and Afar people freedom aspiration gravedigger.
Mr Badoul one of the "junior Qagabas", the Qagabas are well known for their, I care less attitude towards Afar people interest and wellbeing, was present as IOG, the Ethiopian born Djiboutian dictator, special envoy to the Afar Forum.
Badoul said as a leader he knows what it takes and what he is talking about. Wait until you hear what will follow from "our leader". He even compared the Djiboutian Resistance movement FRUD struggle against the dictator IOG to the one between the Prophet Mohamed ( PBUH ) and the Quraish tribe. The regime is not at its first blasphemous rhetoric. In a presidential election rally's in 2016, a cleric likened the dictator IOG to Allah ( Azawajal ) with a "labek ya ismaïl". That cleric did not survive long his blasphemous rant. To Mr Badoul credit we knew exactly who he was and what to expect from him. He even shared with the Forum through a proverb the level of understanding there is between his RPP, TPLF regime and Ugass Hanfareh to oppress Afar people in the Afar triangle. He went on to add that we need to create an Afar Development Fund for Djiboutian ( RPP ) and Ethiopian ( TPLF ) Afar to fund projects. The Fund excludes Eritrean Afar. Why? I thought that Afar Forum encompass the whole Afar Triangle.
Are you familiar with the Arabian Nights tale "Ali Baba and the 40 thieves?" Imagine, now for a second, the 40 thieves asked you to trust them with your money. My gut reaction will be "You're having a laugh!!! " That's exactly my reaction!!!!
Mr Badoul attributed all the false flag attacks in Djibouti Afar heartland by the Djiboutian regime security forces and its military to the FRUD ( The Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy ) armed resistance movement to discredit it in front of Afar people and the International Community.
There are so bad at organising false flag attacks that the Army and the Interior ministry security forces ( Dumb and Dumber from the movie with Jim Carey and Jeff Daniel: the two unintelligent friends ) were trading accusations as to who is responsible for sabotaging the Kuwaiti ONG pick up trucks. False flag attacks Djiboutian style. Like the two unintelligent friends they are unaware what is at stake and the rule of the game: FRUD is supposed to take the blame folks! From the top IOG to a minion like Badoul Hassan Badoul the regime excels in mediocrities. The best performers in mediocrity are awarded the Incitatus prize. Incitatus was Calligula's horse, the Roman emperor. In his madness Calligula nominated his favourite horse Incitatus Consul and Senator of Rome. Likewise IOG the Dictator nominate only mediocrity as his henchmen. Mr Badoul Hassan Badoul sound like Canada Dry commercial in French "ça ressemble à l'alcool, c'est doré comme l'alcool Mais ce n'est pas de l'alcool et c'est pour ça que ça désaltere". "It looks like alcohol, it is pale gold like alcohol, however it is not alcohol and it quenches your thirst". The expression Canada Dry is used to label something that has appearance of something but without the inherent quality of that thing. He is a fake Afar. He looks like an Afar, he sounds like an Afar, and however, he doesn't behave like an Afar. Badoul Hassan Badoul is a small minion and is of no use, except excelling in treason. At least, a Canada Dry drink quenches your thirst.
Before I come to the second "personage" I would like to clarify a very important point. Afar people don't have a King. Different Afar territories, known as Sultanates, are administered by an Authority called Sultan ( authority in Arabic ). They are all independent of each other. It's true that under the Sultan Ali Mirah reign Allah Yarhamo, Afar Aussa Sultanate was very important one, as shown in the photo below of the late Sultan Ali Mirah and the late Emperor Haïlé Selassie
Unfortunately, we can't say the same of his heirs. The old adage "like father, like son" does not apply to any of his offsprings. They are délusional if they believe that they can achieve Afar kingship where their more able father could not accomplish it. It will definitely NOT be happening at the price of complicity with the Afar people enemies and oppressors. He recently reached the lowest point by torpedoing Afar people solidarity with the late Vizir Shehem Houmed Ahmed ( May Allah rest his soul ) against IOG regime. He came all the way from Addis Abeba, as usual on IOG all paid expenses, to the rescue of his master to save his regime. The Vizir died conveniently, of a heart attack within less than a month. Foul play here is very likely. The regime is very notorious for poisoning political opponents. If anybody deserves Afar people Kingship, it was the late Vizir Shehem Houmed Ahmed and Sultan Abdoulkader Daoud, the Sultan of Raheïta. How low can you get when you pretend to the Afar people kingship and you don't attend or send a representative while you are still in Djibouti to the funeral of nobility like Vizir Shehem Houmed Ahmed? He made the effort to silence him. He came all the way from Addis Abeba.
The Forum second guest was Sultan Hanfareh Ali Mirah TPLF and RPP double agent. Our own Kim Philby, the British agent who defected to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Unlike Kim Philby, unmasking Hanfareh was a piece of cake.
We put him to the "Duck test" to figure him out. The duck test implies that a person can identify an unknown subject by observing that subject's habitual characteristics. To reveal, what's is hidden or even to validate and to argument that something is not what it appears to be.
Here is the duck test expression "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck." We will kindly replace the word Duck with the word Ugass ( Issa tribu leader/authority ).
1.For the If it look like a duck ( you are an Ugass ) test deduction reveal that in facts and reality, the Afar Sultan Hanfareh is an Issa Ugass. Look at Ugass Hanfareh and Ugass Ibrahim photo. Look at Ugass Hanfareh et Ugass Ibrahim photo. Conficuis said one picture is worth a thousand words. All the pictures supporting this article are worth more that the words used.
2)For the "if it swim like a duck ( you are an Ugass )" if you associate, not only yourself and your whole family with those who oppress and kill openly your people. If they finance you and your whole family, you travel with their passports ( again the whole family ) while you are not a national of that country. The response is you are a duck ( you are an Ugass ).
3)"and quacks like a duck( You are an Ugass )" by saying that those who kill and oppress your people are your brothers. When You advise Afar people to raise the white flag by saying that the others, TPLF and RPP regime have more military hardware than us, they have more money than us or they have international backing. Did the TPLF raise the white flag when they were fighting the DERG? Or the EPLF, in Eritrea raised it for that matter? Are the Oromos and the Amharas people and their leaders raising the white flag like you suggesting against the TPLF and RPP now? I have one pertinent question for you Hanfareh. Who financed and armed TPLF during the struggle against the DERG? Wasn't it Hanfareh's Afar Liberation Front? An Afar proverbs says Qafar missila itama "Rakub numuk yakmem nun ka yeceh gaba". The camel will only eat ( bite ) the hand you hold out!
Hanfareh hope message to Afar people is to cave in. According to Hanfareh, we just have to pray for our condition to improve. Don't fight for your freedom there is no hope. I, Ugass Hanfareh Ali Mirah asking you to give up. We all know he has been paid off by TPLF and RPP to convince us that there is no need to fight. Patrice Lumumba said "without struggle you will not achieve a thing, either today nor ever."
Allah Azawajal said in Surate 13 Ar Rad verses 11: "Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves."
Hanfareh to deflect from the real issues, talked about sugar plantations, salt quarries. Not a word about Qadaytu, Qundafaqo, Gadamaytu he sold out to Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and the Issas with his complicity. Afar Forum should be the platform to discuss these issues of concern to the Afar people. He should gather Afar people leader Council to denounce it and say this illegal and say as Afar leader I oppose it. If you find,even the slightest comment from Hanfareh concerning Qadaytu, Qundafaqo, Gadamaytu . I will volunteer for a public stoning. I will even pay for the stones. I dare anybody even Hanfareh to prove me wrong. Quite the opposite he, actually, put pressure on Ismaïl Ali Sirro to agree to it. An illegal act, according to the Afar Federal State and Ethiopian Constitution. Afar people were not consulted. He blamed the incumbent Afar Federal State, TPLF puppet administration ( Ismaïl Ali Sirro, APDO/ANDP ) of all the ills of the earth. I am not saying that the current administration is blameless. It is true that the Afar federal is one of the less developed and educated of all of Ethiopian federal states however, Afar people have a very well educated diaspora who can contribute to the development drive of their state. The sticking point here is again Hanfareh.
Habib and Hanfareh Ali Mirah (ALF) administered it from 1992 to March 1996. Ugass Hanfareh ( September 1995 to March 1996 ) didn’t last a year. Under his watch the authority went in a reverse gear to the past and darkness. He could not handle Afar educated masses. He, actually, saw them as a threat to his family's feudal power. He imported Amharas workforce to work in the administration, mainly in the urban areas. To date Amharas in the Federal Afar State represent 4.5 % of the inhabitants and make up in urban areas 42.5 %, Afar come in the second place with 32.6%. ( Source Wikipedia Demographics Afar Regional State ). All the present disparity is a legacy from the Ali Mirah family's Regional State administration. A recent IOL ( Indian Ocean Letters ) press article reveal that Hanfareh had a go at the TPLF. That's far from the truth. Even with a limited Afar language grasp like mine you can see it was the opposite.
We the People ( Afar ) have to take the Afar Forum ownership. It is undemocratic the same two people are running it for 25 years. It is not acceptable that under the cover of neutrality now the Forum is NOT fulfilling its role and real purpose and doing completely the opposite of what it supposes to do. Oppress Afar people instead of emancipating it. The Forum became an accomplice of these regimes. The Forum must come back under Afar people control. It can't remain as it is. Neutrality has no place when facing oppression and injustice.
Mohamed Hassan fln
05/13/2016 (ARDHD) COFEDVI / Success of The 10 Djiboutian Women Hunger Strike action in Belgium.
Statement of Djiboutian Women Committee against the Rape and Impunity
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A European Parliament resolution on the human rights situation in Djibouti has been passed, denouncing for the first time rape and impunity in Djibouti.
The 10 Djiboutian women who had stopped eating since April 25, 2016 in the municipality of St. Josse, Brussels decided to suspend tomorrow, Saturday, May 14 their hunger strike.
They have achieved tangible results, their hunger strike led to the adoption of an emergency resolution of the European Parliament, on the serious violations of human rights and especially women's rights in Djibouti.
These 10 women have courageously led this difficult struggle for 20 days, In 20 days, many parliamentarians, both in Brussels parliament and the Flemish Parliament, and MEPs, a former minister, associations and members of civil society in Belgium , visited the hunger strikers for their support and express their solidarity.
Many associations alongside the Djiboutian Women Committee against the Rape
( COFEDVI ) and Impunity in the first place , the association Brussels Living Together and several women who accompanied the Djiboutian women throughout their action relayed the plight of Djiboutian Women and allowed them to voice their demands in the capital of Europe.
Thanks to their determination, the 10 hunger strikers have got:
- That the situation of human rights violation and intolerable rape and violence against women in Djibouti are revealed to the world and the highest European authorities and for the 1st time it is discussed by the European Parliament . It is written in the resolution that the European Parliament "condemns with firmness rape allegedly committed by Djiboutian soldiers against civilians who have also been reported by various NGOs"
- That an international investigation is conducted into the actions of the army, because it "calls on the UN to investigate the human rights situation in Djibouti, in particular the situation of women in this country.
To read the entire European resolution on the situation in Djibouti:
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