WHY DON’T (YOU) ETHIOPIA AND LIBYA UNITE?

Least you forget.

Ismail Warsame Blog

WHY DON’T (YOU) ETHIOPIA AND LIBYA UNITE?

This question may sound very strange and absurd to many until they find out that a Somali Northern Faction Leader dared to raise it in front of Mengistu Haile-Mariam of the DERG, Ethiopia, and Muamar Al-Qaddaffi of Libyan Jamahiriya. The context was in a response to a question directed by Qaddaffi to Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed and Yusuf Sheikh Ali Madar in Tripoli, Libya, circa 1983-4 in a meeting held between the four in a last attempt to try to unite the first Somali opposition forces against Siyad Barre Regime, and thus avoid a potential civil war in post-Barre Somalia. I was a witness and participant in these events.

Whatever sinister project on Somalia Mengistu Haile-Mariam had in mind at the time, there was no doubt that Qaddaffi was sincere in helping Somalia stay united and strong after the fall of Siyad Barre. Yusuf…

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