Thursday, October 22, 2020

Ethiopia: U.S- Ethiopia Relations Take A Wrong Turn

Addis Ababa (HAN) September 10. 2020. Monitoring Regional Issues. The Trump administration’s decision to suspend and delay development assistance to Ethiopia over the filling of the new Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) is misguided and shortsighted. The move will undermine Washington’s relations and influence in one of Africa’s most significant states.

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The decision taken in late August was intended to push Ethiopia into accepting a negotiated solution favored by Egypt. At issue is a timetable for filling the new dam and an agreement on how water from the dam will be allocated to Egypt and Sudan.

Although the announcement to suspend Ethiopia’s assistance was confirmed to reporters by officials at the State Department, the impetus behind this decision came from the Treasury Department, which has managed this issue for the administration, mostly to the total exclusion of the State Department and its Africa Bureau, which is led by a former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia is one of the most widely respected countries in Africa. Headquarters of the African Union, Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous state, a strong U.S. counterterrorism partner in the Horn of Africa and – in recent years – the fastest growing economy in Africa.

Construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam has been a central pillar in the Ethiopian government’s continuing effort to accelerate the country’s economic growth. When completed, the dam is expected to increase Ethiopia’s electrical generation, expand agricultural production and lift millions of Ethiopians out of poverty.

Amid internal regional, religious and political differences, construction of the GERD is one of the few things that all Ethiopians support. For domestic political reasons, the Ethiopian government is likely not to bow quickly or at all to American political pressure on the dam.

The aid suspension is also coming at a very critical moment in Ethiopia’s domestic politics. For the past eighteen months, Ethiopia has been engaged in a sensitive and complicated political transition that could have boosted the country’s potential democratic trajectory. However, national elections that were scheduled for August 2020 were postponed because of the threat of Covid 19, and the evolution of the transition has now been thrown seriously off track by civil unrest, political assassinations and a systematic closing of political space.

As political unrest has increased, Prime Minister Abiy Amed’s popularity has declined and his political control has been challenged. Leaders in Ethiopia’s nine regional states are seriously divided on the shape that Ethiopia’s new democratic transition should take, and Abiy – who won a Nobel Peace prize for ending a long running dispute with Eritrea – is struggling to mend relations between different leaders and ethnic groups in his own country.

The prime minister – once admired country wide – has lost the support of many in his own Oromo community, largely because of the arrest and detention of some the region’s most popular opposition political figures.

Ethiopia’s political transition and long-term stability are under threat, and the United States should be focused on Ethiopia’s cascading domestic and economic problems, not on leveraging assistance to push Ethiopia into supporting Egypt’s position on the GERD.

The potential for serious unrest and civil war could increase in coming days. Elections are taking place in Tigray province this week, in spite of a central government ban. Tigray, the home of Ethiopia’s once-dominant leadership class, has been operating independently and in open defiance of Prime Minister Abiy for the past two years.

U.S. efforts should be focused on keeping Ethiopia from descending into a long period of authoritarian rule, intrastate conflict and instability.

More broadly, the Trump administration’s actions threaten to generate problems across the region. The suspension of aid and a downturn in relations could open the door wider for China and others to expand their influence in Addis and increase the government’s current authoritarian tendencies.

Washington’s actions could also embolden domestic opposition groups to take a more belligerent stand against the Abiy government, resulting in an upsurge in fighting in Ethiopia and a large outflow of refugees into neighboring states.

If Ethiopia becomes distracted by internal conflict, al Shabaab terrorists in neighboring Somalia could expand their activities in Ethiopia’s large Somali region. And Eritrea, which has a history of regional conflict and covert interventionism, could take advantage of the situation to destabilize Ethiopia and increase its regional influence.

Ethiopia’s democratic transition is now stalled, and what happens over the coming months could determine whether it falters and fails. Having suspended development assistance and angered the Ethiopian leadership, the ability of the U.S. to engage on Ethiopia’s democratic, human rights and domestic security issues has been diminished.

Thoughtful action is required now. The United States needs to act fast to salvage its relationship with Ethiopia and find a way to stop the downward spiral in Ethiopia’s increasingly fissiparous and fractious domestic politics.

It needs to turn over responsibility for handling Ethiopian issues to the State Department, where experienced Africanists and regional experts can provide more informed policy guidance on how to move forward and manage Ethiopia ties. It needs to prioritize support for Ethiopia’s political transition – hopefully towards greater democracy – above resolution of the GERD issue.

Regional concerns about equitable use of the Nile waters, while important, will be of minor relevance if Ethiopia becomes engulfed in civil strife and begins to fracture like Yugoslavia did in the 1970s.

Among the steps that should be taken is to keep the current ambassador in his post for another year. Michael Raynor is a skilled diplomat who knows Ethiopia and its current leadership. This is not the time to change leadership in the Addis embassy.

Also, the administration should dispatch Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Tibor Nagy to discuss U.S.-Ethiopia relations and the GERD issue and seek a face-saving way to pull back the suspension of development assistance. To help put bilateral relations back on track, there needs to be an increase in U.S. assistance to support democratic political change and for development programs and for boosting commercial interactions.

Finally, Washington should work with its European and African partners to build a “Friends of Ethiopia” coalition to strengthen diplomatic dialogue and coordinate greater assistance to one of Africa’s most important states.

The Ethiopians may not say it bluntly or loudly, but the suspension of assistance has tarnished relations with Washington. By acting wisely and skillfully, the U.S. can probably still prevent the damage from being deeper and more enduring.

Johnnie Carson, who served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa from 2009 to 2012 during the first Obama administration, is a senior adviser at the United States Institute of Peace. A career diplomat, he served as U.S. ambassador to Uganda, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

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Somaliland MoFA Diaspora Directorate Applauds Commemoration of WW I & WW II Combatants of the Somalis Battalion in France

October 22, 2020 | Published by: yaska The Diaspora Engagement Directorate under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of the Republic of Somaliland  sends congratulation to the Somalis Battalions Association and generally to the Somaliland Diaspora Community in France and vastly appreciates celebrating  memorial of the WW I & WW II Combatants of Somaliland origin  for the second time on the Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 in Paris. On behalf of my name, and the name of the Somaliland Diaspora worldwide, I am so happy to express my sincere gratitude to the dedicated activists of the Somalis Battalions Association as well as the Somaliland Community in France for their nationalistic efforts on the momentous historic occasion of commemorating the Somaliland national combatants who fought for France in the 1st and the 2nd World Wars. Over 2.000 young men a large majority of them as origin of the British Somaliland determinedly fought alongside the French Troops in the World War I in which 400 fighters of them lost their lives at the battle ground whose bodies are currently buried with official notes in different places in France within 1916-1918 whilst 1,200 of them were wounded.  Unlike other Africans compellingly engaged, Somalis Battalion (Bataillon Somalie) was recruited with their own accord and free will by the French Colonial Administration in Djibouti. According to evidences and history records, fighting against the Nazi in different places, they did not only demonstrate exceptional bravery but as well proved highly disciplined heroism for which they deserved to be among the most rewarded army unit with the second rank war medals after the war. Likewise, over 500 Somalilanders entered for Second World War on the side of the French liberation as well and 36 men of the later were killed currently buried at one place. This is in reality factual history of the people of Somaliland and which should ever be remembered and honored. Compliant with the records and on hand evidences, all those soldiers of the Somalis Battalion who died in the battle though recruited in France by the French Colonial Administration; they were citizens of the British Somaliland and left from all the regions of the current Republic of Somaliland. As shown in the Death Certificates of the late Somalis Battalion Soldiers, during the recruitment, they wrote their birth places as Herer, Hargeisa Burao, Borama, Berbera, Xeeb Berbera, Bari, Guban, Bulahar, Oogo,  Hawd, Gaaroodi, Dar Ceel Biir, Geed Adari, Aware, Dari, Agagaalle, Harirad, Badar, Buurdhaab Selel, Marmar/Zeila, Sheikh, Jifada, Baladh, Adalle, Hobyo (Italian Somaliland), Jigjiga (Abyssinia),  and the names of so many settlements mainly under the districts and regions of Somaliland plus few others registered as locations under the Italian Somaliland and Abyssinia  (Source: Somalis Battalions Association). As the Death Certificates, indicate, among the 1st Somalis Battalion were 25 Somalis from Abyssinia, 200 Yemenis, and 70 Comorians while the rest of 1,400 plus soldiers were young and middle-aged men from Somaliland in the early twentieth century. We shall collaborate with the Somalis Battalions Association to publish the whole List of the Names of the 436 soldiers died and buried in France. Finally, I am so thankful to the founders of the Somalis Battalions Association commemorating memorial of our beloved fellow citizens who lost their lives as combatants fighting against the Nazi in support of France in the World War I and World War II for the second time to mark this crucial occasion and specially to Mr. Ibrahim Yusuf Guled for this patriotic endeavor in relation to the remarkable milestone of the history of Somalilanders. “The fact is that if you neglect your history, other people will claim and boast of your noteworthy deeds in the past!      Saad Mohamed Abdi   Director of the Diaspora Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation Hargeisa, Republic of Somaliland

Deeqsigii Degmada Xaaxi ee Hashii keliya ee uu lahaa u qalay Wasiirrada Somaliland !

October 22, 2020 | Published by: yaska Asalaamu Calaykum Tuulada Xaaxi oo hoos tagta Gobolka Daad-madheedh ee Ood-weyne ayaa dadka halkaas ku nool oo ah dad Beeralay iyo Xoolo-dhaqato isugu jira waxaa ka mid ah nin aad u Danyar ah oo Deeqsi oo aanay marnaba dhaafin Marti Xaaxi timi ilaa uu sii sooryeeyo, ninkan waxa magaciisa la yidhaahsaa Iid dheere Cali dheere, waxaana uu maqaaxi yar ku haysta Xaaxi. Hadaba 5tii Bishii May ee sanadkii 2018 waxaa Tuulada Xaaxi booqday Wafti Wasiirro ah oo ka koobnaa Lix Wasiir oo ay ka mid ahaayeen Wasiirka Beeraha Axmed Muumin Seed, Wasiirkii hore ee Maaliyada Yuusuf Maxamed iyo Wasiirro kale oo halkaas u tagay Mashruuc la xidhiidhay Beeraha. Hadaba Deeqsiga sharafta badan ee Iid dheere Cali dheere waxa uu markiiba ka fekeray sidii uu martidan culus ee Wasiirrada ah uu u sooryayn lahaa, waxa Iid uu wax Geel ah ka lahaa Hal keliya oo Saddexdiisa Xaas ee Xaaxi yaalla geelba u ahaa. Markiiba waxa uu dhuunta ka lisay Hashii keliya ee uu haystay, waxaana saddexdiisii Xaas ay markiiba dabka u saareen hilibkii oo ay Martidii Wasiirrada ahayd ay ku sooryeeyeen, iyaga oo ardaa fiicana u gogolay. Ii dheere Cali dheere sidaas ayuu Hashii keliya ee uu lahaa ugu gawracay uguna sooryeeyay Weftigaa Xukuumada ka socday isaga oo eegayay Gobobimada iyo Sharafta ay leedahay in la soo dhaweeyo oo la sooro Martida iyo Madaxda Xukuumadaada ee ku soo booqata. Inkasta oo aanay Wasiirradaasi dhaadin in Sooryada la siiyay ay ahayd Hashii keliya ee uu lahaa ninkaas danyarta ah ee saddex Xaaslaha ahaa, isla markaasna aan garaadkoodu siinin inay ninkaas waxoogay dhaqaale ah ku saacidaan, hadana Iid dheere iyo Qoyskiisuba waxa farxad u ahaa inay Sooryeeyaan oo ay soo dhaweeyaan Madaxdooda. Waxaan ku rejo-weynahay in Weftiga Madaxweynuhu ay soo maraan Degmada Xaaxi oo ku qabsan una dhow Oodweyne oo la filayo in Madaxweynuhu booqan doono, soona salaamaan deeqsiga Iid Dheere Cali Dheere si ay dhiirri gelin ugu noqoto. Ugu danbayn Gobonimada iyo Dhaqanka reer Somaliland ayay ka mid tahay in la sooro oo la soo dhaweeyo martida iyo Madaxdaada ku soo booqata. Deeqsiga Iid Cali Dheere waxa uu qabaa Saddex Xaas, waxaana uu leeyahay Labaatan Carruur ah, mar kasta oo aad la kulantana waxaa Wajigiisa ka muuqda Farxad iyo Nuur. Amb Kaysar Cabdilaahi Maxamed