Thursday, September 3, 2009

Recommended Ogaden reading

For those of your who follow developments in Ethiopia's Ogaden, I call to your attention "The Role of Religion in the Ogaden Conflict" by Mohammed Mealin Seid published on January 26, 2009. Image: Mosque inside the old city of Harar (Ethiopia), which is mentioned in the article, but is not part of the Ogaden region. The image, which is licensed under creative commons, comes from flickr user Ahron de Leeuw. Link.

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  1. Ambassador David Shinn got wrong again and he is still standing on the wrong side of history.

    Ambassador David Shinn got wrong again and he is still standing on the wrong side of history. His remarks of twisting the Ogaden history proves that he is biased in favor of Ethipoa at the expense of Ogaden people when it comes to the Ogaden conflict and I hope people will notice his efforts to mislead deliberately public opinion and misinforming the American government.

    To restrain the historical precisions Harar is part of Ogaden. History tells us that Emperor Menelik became the only black colonialist to participate the African scramble in 1884, please refer to Dr. David Leaver his writings of the ill-fated partition of Africa in Berlin. In 1886 Minilik attacked Ogaden and captured Harar the Capital of Ogaden. In 1897 Great Britain signed an agreement with Abyssinian Empire currently known Ethiopia in which it recognized the Abyssinian claims on Harar, which it had occupied just a year earlier, please refer to Treaty Series between Great Britain and Abyssinian in 1897. Since then the Ethiopian authorities have based their claims to the Ogaden upon the 1897 treaty and the exchange of letters which followed it.

    Regards,
    Olad Abdi-Rashid

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