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Ethiopia and Kenya help Dismember Somalia

A new deal has recognised Jubaland, a strip of land in southern Somalia and bordering on Kenya and Ethiopia, as yet another quasi-independent entity in the region.

Under the dubious deal, Jubaland will operate as a self-governing entity for six months with a new name - Juba Administration
Under the dubious deal, Jubaland will operate as a self-governing entity for six months with a new name – Juba Administration

By Martin Plaut,

After nine days of late night meetings and plenty of arm-twisting, the fragile government of Somalia was finally forced to accept that a further slice of its territory had slipped beyond its control. The deal, signed in Addis Ababa, recognised Jubaland as yet another quasi-independent entity. This strip of land in southern Somalia and bordering on Kenya and Ethiopia, it is the illegitimate heir of both of these countries.

Jubaland is of critical importance to the whole of southern Somalia. Trade through the port and airport of Kismaayo is a lifeline for the region. Continue reading Ethiopia and Kenya help Dismember Somalia

Hizbul Islam quits Al-Shabab, Ready to Join New Somalia Government

Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of Hizbul Islam

By PressTV,

The Somali militia group “Hizbul Islam” has announced that it is parting ways with al-Shabab, Press TV reports.

Hizbul Islam spokesman Mohamed Moallin made the surprising announcement on Monday, the Press TV correspondent in Mogadishu reported.

Moallin told reporters that al-Shabab fighters are no different than unbelievers. Continue reading Hizbul Islam quits Al-Shabab, Ready to Join New Somalia Government