After Invasion, Ethiopia Is the Cause of Our Instability – Somalis Say

Somalia: 10 Years Ethiopia Invasion – Ethiopia Is the Cause of Our Instability, Somalis Say 10 Years After Invasion

By: Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu

Somalia: 10 Years Ethiopia Invasion

Ethiopian soldiers in Somalia

( — Majority of Somalia nationals think Ethiopia’s invasion and alleged interference is the cause of instability in the Horn of Africa country.

From interviews conducted by Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu some 80% of residents in the capital believe Ethiopia undermines the sovereignty and security of its neighbor Somalia.

“As long as the Ethiopian army presence continues in my country I will not be optimistic that the conflict facing Somalia will come to an end soon” Ahmed Bille a Mogadishu resident said.

It is ten years now since neighboring Ethiopia sent its troops across the border end of 2006 to help the weak Transitional government rout out the Islamic Courts Union who had controlled the capital Mogadishu for six months. Locals still refer to that battle as Dagaalki Itobian-Ka Moqdisho ku qabsatay” or loosely translated “when Ethiopians Were in Mogadishu War”.

Over a million Somalis were displaced following the invasion and thousands died a memory that many Somalis painfully remember.

Ever Since Ethiopian troops have been either been an independent force or recently as part of Amisom peace keeping force. They have in the past withdrawn and return depending on the political scenario back home and in Somalia.

According to Abdirashid Ahmed a Somali Political Analyst Ethiopia’s boots on the ground are at least 10000 and only 2000 serve under the green Amisom beret.

“That indicates their interest in wanting to control the path that Somalia.

takes both internally regionally and internationally” Ahmned said in an interview with Radio Dalsan.

Ethiopian troop are still present in Galguduud Central Somalia Kismayo Gedo region and Hiraan. The y operate under Amisom in Bay and Bakool regions.

Ethiopia has lately been seen to support President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and with the Presidential election set for January 22 Addis has been seen to be backing a Mohamud come back.

On Saturday Addis hosted a mediation closed door meeting between the Incumbent and Presidential hopeful Sharif Sheikh Hassan Adan. Ethiopia would want to see Adan back down his bid and become Speaker of parliament and back Mohamud.

That would be the fifth time that President Mohamud has been in Addis in a period of one month and if the frequency of his visit is anything to go Ethiopia is pegging its hope on his to Villa Somalia.

President Mohamud recently sealed a deal whereby Ethiopia would replace Burundian troops in Mogadishu. Bujumbura has threatened to withdraw its troops over non payment.

Sagal Bihi an MP and social justice activist did not mince her words regarding the Ethiopia -Somalia relation.

“Now after 10yrs they are intervening with our political system to dominate the country in every aspect” she tweeted.

4 Responses to After Invasion, Ethiopia Is the Cause of Our Instability – Somalis Say

  1. Alisomali January 2, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    Of course Abyssinia is the source of instability in great Somali nation and all nations in Eastern Africa…………. so are we also to Abyssinia fake state

    We Somalis are also hope and living role model of all oppressed nations … they can see … we. Neve give up… keep fighting til whole region emphasizes freedom and fake Abyssinian apartheid regime distroys in the hands of oppressed nations in Muslim east Africa inshaALLAAH

  2. kiros Seare January 2, 2017 at 11:12 am #

    It is surprising that the Somalis are waking up after ten years of invasion by the current Ethiopian Government that always wanted to rule Somalia in the name of supporting their stability and keeping them away from terrorists.

    For ordinary Ethiopians and politicians it was very clear from the outset that the Ethiopian Government wanted to invade and destabilize Somalia than striving for the support to bring stability of Somalia.

  3. Gabo January 2, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

    Ethiopia is there in somalia for money not for peace. Insteady of briniging outsiders better training somali youth to make peace their country.

    Keeping peace in somalia is not the responsibility of any one or any government or un troops. It is the responsibility of somalia people. For how long un and African government keep troops can not bring peace and stability of somalia?
    Slowly somalia might be divided to neighboring countries to kenya and ethiopia.
    Unless somali people act for themselves no one bring stability in somalia.
    But somalia people will be regret the time the country taken by neighboring country like ethiopia.
    This is the fact.

  4. dvoreew January 3, 2017 at 4:30 am #

    Please do not say Ethiopians troops they are tplf fascist troops who kills Oromo people Amhara people Conso people and they kills all Ethiopians they are there to fulfill the ambitions or desires of tplf. If it was truly they are Ethiopian national troops they should have stopped tplf fascist not to kill their own people Oromo, Amhara and others . Therefore they are there to destabilise Somalia people and Ethiopian people. Therefore please do not say Ethiopians troops. Say tplf tigre troops.

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