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Last week we have read on one of the web journals about the proposal submitted by Somaliland and Puntland to be part of Ethiopia. What are the pros and cons of this proposal, specially if it comes true?

It is the day to day wish of every Pan Africanist to see a united, stable and strong Africa. Unification of Africa can be achieved by a regional unification of member states. Whether this process should be a slow process evolving from economic integrity then political unity or a one go over the night marriage deserves much scrutiny. If countries unite in the ground of mutual benefit and understanding it is for the benefit of the citizens. In countries like Ethiopia such unification with neighbouring countries is not an easy question. Is it legal to integrate a breakaway nations in to our territories? Specially in an era when the dust from Crimea has not yet settled?

One may see the free access to the sea as an encouraging motivator, but we have to think out of the box. These two territories although democratic, stable and peaceful compared to the Southern Somalia, they don’t have international recognition as sovereign nations. This might evoke the old rhetoric that Ethiopia was working to disintegrate Somalia and incorporate its territories, which is a total farce. What Ethiopia dreams and works is in the creation of stable region because no country could be stable if surrounded by failing and imploding countries.

Napoleon Bonaparte concord Europe and was able to expand France’s territory, but when he was ousted he had created a smaller France than he originally got. Adding more territories sometimes costs a country what has been its own. We rather boast the good brotherly neighbourhood with these two countries instead of unification at this time. Lets pave the way for that to happen .

The question of free access to the sea shouldn’t push us in to unintended marriage. It is a matter of couple of years now to get once more our right to the port. Forging federation with Djibouti is to me more sound than with Somalia currently.

Supporting the cause of the Red Sea Afars is also another option to be seconded. The people of Afar shouldn’t be denied of their demand to live with their mother country Ethiopia.

But the most important thing is we have to be united inside. All the separatist moves of some factions should be extinguished. People of Ethiopia should live in harmony, mutual respect and love. No region in Ethiopia is less important to the strength of the nation. The notion that my region is giving more to the country so I should secede doesn’t hold water. Every region of Ethiopia has shed blood for the sovereignty of the country. What the government of Ethiopia should be working more is in equalising the growth of all the regions.  The fact that some regions are near to the capital or the port shouldn’t skewed the economic growth of the regions. Investors might prefer the most profitable business but government should focus in equalising the opportunities. Each region should feel the existence of the other region is as important as its own. Once we create this attitude, let alone Somaliland and Puntland, all the other IGAD countries will ask the same question.

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  1. Somali Patriotic Front

    This just shows how disloyal, traitor and snitch you Eeyduurs – Idoors are!!! worthless piece of shit, son af a British slave. Your forefathers were traitors since the begin of history, you became slaves for the british colonialists, and a snitch who was telling your masters the movement of the glorious heros and lion warriors who kept the colonialists dogs at bay for 21 good years. Once a slave Always a slave, you stupid Idoor traitors. You are not patriots, you have no value whatsoever to us, you can migrate to Ethiopia, but the land belongs to Somalia, and Somalis. No 1cm of it will be part of Ethiopia. I am sure 100% we will destroy you like Sri Lanka destroyed Tamil Tigers, it is just matter of time before we annihilate you sub-human slaves of the British and traitors to the great Somali nation and people. Do you think you will add any value to be part of Ethiopia? Not all you will betray them too, for you have no principle and sense of patrioticship. Death to all traitors, VIVA THE GREAT PEOPLE OF SOMALIA, GOD BLESS SOMALIA faithfull we remain to our great nation under any circumstance.

  2. still ethiopia remembered 1977 unforgotable victory so the somali heroe are still in somalia .if you are saying we are arranging forced unification. we are ready for war.so there is good example of somali teritory in ethiopia. are they happy with ehiopian so dont make the game worst to say such unification

  3. However, those who though Somalia regions to be part of Ethiopia have their self-interests but represent no one of Somalis they will be accountable for that evil and be executed as they worth useless, they will be in bad history for ever we know them don’t think they will be forgotten. You are examples of our enemy let us tell them “so go to Ethiopia if you like them”. Believe me no one of us likes to join Ethiopia.

  4. Then Kilil-5 can break away join another country right?

  5. Somalia-Italia is not a country aka Somalia-Federation aka Somalia-Fiefdoms.

  6. Where is Somalia?

    What is Somalia?

    Nobody is part of Somalia in fact somalia is not part of Somalia Muahahah Amisom is not somalia!!!

  7. The Mad Mullah was a terrorist in his day, he murdered a British man by pushing him off a cliff when he was not looking. How can you worship such a terrorist.

    This mad Mullah caused wars where ever he went he skinned Dhilobaahanti clan when they did not commit crimes for him, he married every women he saw among the Dhilobaanhanti clan like property. After he died his eldest Son was the main opponent against an independent somalia-etho-region. The same people who are today ONLF are also the same people that Ina Eliy hails from.

    If those are your heroes and saints and leaders and those are nationalistic and patriotic in your view muahahaha.

    In 1977 the Ogadeen clan was paid money not to fight to liberate their lands, these are the people of the Mad mullah, they are your heroes???

    hahahaha your pain in live is entertainment.

  8. Then why are Ugandan’s raping your 12year old sisters right next the the presidential palace?

  9. Maybe the Mad mullah will return and rescue you?

  10. Somali Patriotic Front

    I got nothing against Ethiopia as a person, but there is no one single day as the patriots of Somalia will allow Ethiopia to take even 1 cam of Somalia. Ethiopia they are our neighbours, we ought to live in peace and respect each other as fellow horn Africans who each respect each others sovereignty. As far as the EPRDF or ruling party concerns, it was Somalis who supported TPLF, I remember Meles Zenawi to be in Moadisho’s Jubba Hotel during the glorious days as guest of honour, we granted him our passport, armed their soldiers, if they bite us today, and pay us back in unthankfull manner, we Somalis are masters of survival, we have defeated four major Biritish invasions, we would be never colonized nation if they never used airoplanes against us at 1921 after we defeated them completley on the ground. I warn EPRDF to watch your steps, to not fall for this trap, which will mean your demise. Somalis supported you, and we hope you will support us back, if not is up to what happens we will unte with Ethiopian opposition and attack you at the same time, untill we will make sure you run to Sudan desert with your tail between your legs, and give to Ethiopia to those who respect soverereignty of neighbouring countries.

  11. your’re not diffidently Somali person coz we they way you speak about fellow somalis your are fucking Amharies. the only and the one enemy I have in this world. So Don’t make us hate each other. Fucking Amharies you did enough to us. Stop your bulshiit. you mother fucker. son of bitch.
    Somalis We will be united soon and we will be stronger than we ever before.

  12. All fantasy aside AU Charter on maintain the integrity of colonial borders as they were at point of Independence from the colonials is not likely to allow the dreams or aspirations of expansionists regardless of who they maybe.

    Somaliland Republic Gained it’s independence at the end of the Protectorate agreement with Britain 26-Jun-1960.

    The only real issue awaiting the UN, AU and Igad is honoring AU charter of State borders and Integrity of the AU laws. Somaliland Republic does not need to be part of any other nation or state and anyone who says otherwise is ill informed.

    Somalia-Italia that gained it’s independence from their Italian colonizer are more then welcome to be recolonized by Ethiopia, Kenya and Amisom Members since they have no pride or honor it is they who will be willing to sell their souls to the devil for a slice of bread.

    It is not possible to even entertain dividing Somalia-Italia and allowing Puntland-Province anything more then local governance within the statehood of Somalia-Italia. The only question remaining is since the 1960 Union between two independent states namely Somaliland and Somalia to form the Somali-Republic have failed at Union will Somalia-Italia ever be ready to refocus it’s resources on it’s own state post-union and then begin the long process of addressing the lack of international demarcation between Ethiopia and Somalia-Italia.

    In all honesty if Somaliland-Republic gains recognition on it’s former British-Somaliland territorial borders what remains of the 1960 Somali-Union, somalia-Italia that gained independence from Italy 1-July-1960 has no internationally recognized demarcation on it’s border with Ethiopia. What is stopping Ethiopia claiming it’s territory stretches till the indian ocean?

    Let us separate Fantasy, Fiction and Fairy tales Ethiopia already had boots in Muuqdisho and Somalia-Italia and we all now Kenya is there for self interest why should Ethiopia shy away from it’s interests??? what is Ethiopia waiting for? till Somalia-Italia has a Army and wealth to fund ONLF?

    • Somaliland-republic independence 26-Jun-1960 [British protectorate from 1884].

      Somalia-Federal-republic independence 01-Jul-1960 [Italia colony from 1925].

      Somali-Republic was a Union of Two independent states. Unions are formed by equals, if one denies there was a Union in 1960 between two independent states then they also deny there exists a Union at all. You decide which is it?

      1. Somaliland-Republic has the right to become a member of a Union and also cancel that membership as it has done in 18-May-1991.

      2. Somalia-Italia-federation is a non entity with de-jure recognition however will never have de-facto status over any territory for the foreseeable future.

      3. Somaliland-republic does not claim any territory outside it’s sovereign territory established 1884.

      4. Somalia-Italia-Federation however claims territory outside it’s sovereign territory establish in 1925.

      5. If this is the case then Kenya should rightly claim the Jubaland territory which the British sold to the Italians in 1925. If they do then there would no longer be a dispute over marine demarcation in the Indian ocean and Kenya would own anything south of Kismanyo.

      6. Somalia-Italia-Federation can claim the moon for all i care, the reality is it will never have the stability to control it’s own “State” let alone another.

      I believe the political ambitions of the people of Somalia-Italia-Federation are counter productive to peace creation and the development of the horn of Africa. Somalia-Italia’s claims and desires are not rooted in goodwill nor beneficial to anyone. I can understand one country offering development and progress to another, however somalia-Italia’s entire claims are for political sabotage. Somalia-Italia’s politicians, fundamentalist terrorist Sheikh Sharif who later became president and the entire shabab leadership all have history ties with Asmara. why? Sabotage Ethiopia and Djibouti enemies of Asmara. Now they are in territorial conflicts with Kenya.

      There is one enemy of the Horn of Africa and that is Somalia-Italia and it’s people’s mind set. Which other country in the Horn is claiming the territory of other countries??? None.

      The Place needs to be nuked or injected with Ebola.

  13. Let me paraphrase what you write mate:
    “Supporting the cause of the Red Sea Afars is also another option to be seconded. The people of Afar shouldn’t be denied of their demand to live with their mother country Ethiopia”
    If that is what you think is right why don’t you allow the millions of Somalis in Ogaden to join their brothers in Somalia. Your way of choosing and picking what you need may open a Pandora box mate.

  14. finally all ( FARADHEER AND LABAGOODLE ) they thinking going back original name. what is wasted …… ilaahow caqliga hana qaadin hadaad wax raaceysaan raaca kuwa hantida leh…….

  15. finally all ( FARADHEER AND LABAGOODLE ) they thinking going back original name. what is wasted ……

  16. That is mission impossible …. Ogaden will be again part of Somalia … forget about Puntland and Somali land which will ever Geat Somalia

  17. Somaliland is an independent country with no international recognition and I have no problem with that. Somaliland will always have a close relationship with Ethiopian goverment and its people as we share borders and commerce. We intermarriage each other. My parents were born in Ji-Jiga and got married at Wajale or better known as “Tog Wajale” and fled to British Somaliland end of 1950’s. I was born and raised in Hargeisa, Somaliland in 1976. We Somalilanders are no longer part of Southern Somalia

  18. It was already clear that Puntland was intending to be part of Ethiopia to be the new Habashis. But I dont think that Somali land will do the same. Somaliland are patriots and they will never be habashis like Majeerteenis do want

  19. This is a fake porposal all Eithopians have dream to get seaport and it will never happen while one Somali alive am sorry we don’t hate Africans

  20. Let’s start small with theses three then we can move on to bigger ones. And this may take hears…

  21. It is great idea having a united countries of Ethiopia, Somaliland and Puntland. I have heard this issue some thing like ten years ago. However political unity with out the preconditions like economic and emotional unity is some thing that could backfire, I suggest lets have a free economic zone, let’s have military pacts, let’s have a free movement of labor and capital between these three, lets have a common security and intelligence organizations… in general let us create a strong binding force between the people of these three and then the political unity will come by default. It may start with having a common currency, free tariff zone, common fiscal policy, a common visa (passport), and let us have infrastructures developed between these (road, railways, electric power, telecom….); we can implement this at this stage and when these efforts work at full force then we know we are a step away from the political unity.

  22. A day Somalia become half of Ethiopia
    Because Somalis aren’t needs to get peace and security are living together

  23. mohamad hassan idan

    i think this is nightmare or what we call dream and unreal proposal.first you have to ask question about the unification of somaliland and puntland with ethiopia.what is benefits and advantage that they share . also somaliland and puntland are part of somalia .they cannt decide to their unification.also there is no wish in somaliland and punt land to unify with ethiopia.

    • Somalia-Italia has no legal jurisdiction over Somaliland-Republic, they were equal partners in the 1960 Two-state Union. Union failed and was dissolved in 1991 following the death of Dictator Siyad barre with his face down in a Nigerian toilet.

      This is how it should be:

      Kenya Takes Jubaland.
      Ethiopia takes South central.
      Somaliland Takes Bari and Nugaal.

      I think this is a better proposal since Somalia-Italia is divided between three different countries it will be difficult for them to fight all three countries for the next 1000 years.

      – Win Kenya gets it Maritime territory
      – Win Ethiopia get Sea port
      – Win Somaliland gets recognition.

      Everyone is happy.

  24. Really this article is true I had information before this article that ethopia wants to unite sonaliland and ethopia first and then
    Go to next step which is south somalia and so on until africa will be united and that is positive attitude and I really appreciate to mr agazi and my friend abdirahman

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