Djibouti accuses Eritrea for destabilizing Djibouti and the Horn of Africa again
Tigrai Online, October 11, 2015
Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelle accused Eritrea occupying the northern part of his country illegally for over seven years
Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelle accused Eritrea occupying the northern part of his country illegally since 2008. Mediation effort by the African Union, United Nations, IGAD and many countries including Qatar were not successful the president said.
Addressing the UN General Assembly 70th Session on September 30, 2015, President Ismail Omar Guelle expressed his frustration and concern to the UN General Assembly about the danger posed by the Eritrean government to Djibouti and, the region, and the international community. “Mister President, member countries present here have seen since 2008 the tense and still unresolved situation in the north of my country has followed the unjustified and incomprehensible occupation by Eritrean forces parts of our territory” he said.
The Eritrean regime, though it is responsible for destroying the relationship with Ethiopia, it is jealous of the closer sisterly relationship between Ethiopia and Djibouti. Eritreans know their future prosperity is being slipping away right from their hands, especially when Ethiopia and Djibouti are moving towards reunification and building massive infrastructure which reflects that intention.
The Eritrean mafia leaders know the long term economic development of their country is directly tied to a healthy relationship with Ethiopia, but because of their foolish and childish policies they have practically ruined it. Djibouti on the other hand nurtured its relationship with Ethiopia and capitalized on the failure of Eritrean leaders.
President Ismail Omar Guelle speaking at the UN General Assembly 70th Session on September 30, 2015.
Eritrean and Djibouti conflict background
The situation between Eritrea and Djibouti started slowly when Eritrean forces crossed to the Djiboutian side of the border reportedly to get sand for a road construction, but their intention was to occupy a strategic hilltop which controls the area. On April 16, 2008 Eritrean forces have set up fortifications and dug trenches inside Djiboutian territory near Ras Doumeira. The aim of the occupation was not only territorial expansion, it was calculated military move to cut off Ethiopian only connection to the outside world and only blood line to the over 90 million Ethiopians.
The late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was alarmed by the Eritrean move and he made it crystal clear to Eritrea and the international community that Ethiopia would not sit ideally while it has been chocked. On May 15, 2008 Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said the Eritrean military move was a "threat to the peace and security of the whole Horn of Africa and Ethiopia would secure its trade corridor through Djibouti”.
Seven years later the Eritrean regime is still dreaming to cut of Ethiopia from Djibouti and destroy Ethiopia by halting the miraculous economic progress and development.
Meanwhile there are unconfirmed news reports the Eritrean dictator is extremely sick and he is getting treatment in a secret hospital in Germany. The 70 years old gangster suffers from multiple health problems including brain malaria and other alcohol induced diseases.
We hope the Ethiopian government and security forces are ready for any eventualities at the time the Eritrean dictator is not in power.