MOGADISHU, 3 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) –The government of Djibouti has announced that it will send peacekeepers to Somalia as part of AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia.

The interior minister of Djibouti Yasin Ilmi Buh said that his country
had prepared troops to be deployed to Somalia saying that the threats
by Al-Shabab Islamic Movement will not change their decision to send
troops to Somalia.
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He further said that his government expects these troops to take part
in the restoration of security and peace in Somalia.

He stressed that the army of his country would defend against any
attacks from the insurgents in Somalia and will do their best efforts
in stabilizing the country.

On the other hand the government of Djibouti has appointed its
ambassador to Somalia for the first time since the fall of former
central government of Somalia on 1991.

A ceremony to welcome a new ambassador from Djibouti to Somalia and
relaunching Djibouti embassy has been held at the presidential palace
known as Villa Somalia in Mogadishu on Monday.

The Somali Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ali Jama Jengeli spoke at the
ceremony, saying his government is warmly welcoming the new ambassador
and pledges to work with him.

The new Djibouti ambassador, Mr Dayib Dubad Roble, has said at the
ceremony that he was happy to be in Somalia on behalf of his country.
He said Djibouti is always determined to support Somali people and the
Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.

The Djibouti embassy, which was opened in Mogadishu, will be among the few other foreign embassies opened in the country recently including Yemen, Sudan and Ethiopia.

Somalia has not had an effective government since 1991 and Ahmed’s
administration holds only a few blocks in Mogadishu, with support from
the peacekeepers.

The U.S. considers Al-Shabab a terrorist organization and accuses it
of harboring suspects in the 1998 bombing of the American embassies in the
Kenyan and Tanzanian capitals.

By Abdinasir Mohamed

Source: Somalilandpress


  1. They should send their armies to the territory Eritrea occupied from them instead of Somalia.

  2. i dont see a single reason that tiny country should send their service men to Somalia, as we may well know somalia is a cursed coountry with no solution in the foreseable future.

    however Djibouti needs to concentrate only on their affairs as a part of their land is occupied by Eraterian forces and they want to turn the eyes of their people away from it.
    but the thing is how Djibouti can bring peace back to Somalia and not even able to secure the borders of their own counrty.

    Moahmed Ali
    Hargeisa Somaliland

  3. oh my dea Dayib welcome to somalia you very nice man i knew you during our study in Nouackshott university same faculty you are very very nice person

  4. Djabouti only sending it's forces to Somali so that they can go and see real action. By going to Somali this will be their basic training, lets see how long they last in Mogadishu. Shall we begin taking bets? I say they will last 2 months.

  5. Djabouti is bringing problems to itself by going to somalia. It is asking actions from groups like Shabab to strike inside Jabouti. The other reason for going Somalia maybe getting its share from African union.

    Africans had made and still making money from bloody, helpless Somalia. This is how it workes, Africans ask more funding from International cummunity by pretending that they are peacekeepers. Then organizations like EU and United States spend money. Money goes directly to the African leaders like Musafane and Zanawi.
    Their Soldiers also make money from Somalia by controlling sea and getting taxes from Somali bunissessmen in Mogadishu port.

    Somali today is like dead animal that all the wolves are eager to eat and take its share. But what they don't know is that Allah is there for watching them and not all Somali community lost the hope to free their brothers and sisters in Somalia.

  6. Civil war is costly and dangerous.

    With all their good intentions, Djibouti is probably better off not to send its military to Somalia.

    They should think some ways in helping Somalia.
    Any country that involves itself militarly in Somalia, or any other country where there is civil for that matter, will in the end withdraw defeated.

    Finding yourself in the midst of waring factions without understandable aim is not the best place to be.