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Egypt reportedly working on Military base in Somaliland

Egypt does not seem to be stopping to toil for getting a military foothold somewhere near Ethiopia. This time it is Somaliland. The news of latest attempt came soon after failure of alleged attempt to distablize Ethiopia internally trough the agency of local non-state actors.

Egypt _ Ethiopian Dam
Ethiopian Dam at night. EBC

borkena
July 20, 2020

Egypt has approached Somaliland with the aim to set up a military base. A report by Somaliland Standard on Saturday said that an Egyptian delegation has met with Somaliland President, Musa Bihi Abdi. The two sides have discussed the proposal, according to the source.

However, the report did not say if Somaliland has nodded or declined for the Egyptian proposal.  What is known is that the two sides have an agreement “on exchange of high level representation offices in Hargeisa and Cairo.”

If Somaliland accepts the proposal, said the source, it will get recognition from Egypt which it sees as a passport for recognition of a bunch of Arab League Members.

It also sees Egypt’s approach to get a military foothold in Somaliland as a response to Somalia for “siding with Ethiopia” over GERD dispute.

Last month, there was a rumor that Egypt attempted to secure a military base in South Sudan – news that the latter dismissed as a baseless one. South Sudanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. James P. Morgan, told Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew that “his country will not do anything that would harm Ethiopia.”

Egypt and Ethiopia failed to reach an agreement over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). 

Heavy rain received last week in the country helped start the filling of the dam while the negotiation between the three countries is expected to continue.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Somaliland? Those dignified Isaaq black folks? No way!!! I don’t think so!!! This is just fake news. It is like saying el-Sisi was given a base by our Issa brothers and sisters in Shinile or Aisha, which is fat chance!!! This is just another misinformation by those halawa drunk folks in Al-Qahirah!!! Somaliland will never get recognition from the Arab League and it does not need their recognition. They have proven to be very successful by surviving and blossoming so far. The addict in Cairo may try the same spiel(shpil) on Puntland, Kenya and the State of Minnesota!!!!! Nice try, bud!!!

  2. Ethiopia needs to respect Somalia and stop any direct connection with the federal regions. The federal region Somaliland is disrespecting Somalia and Ethiopia because of these direct cinnections.Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti must stand together against arab intervention of internal politics. The arab countries running out of oil&gas and they are afraid the east african countries will surpass them economical in the near future

  3. As a Somalilanders, if Egypt recognize our Nation as a de jure state, we will give them what they want us.
    In 1991, when the Somali government collapsed, the former British Somaliland declared its independence. For the past 29 years, it has functioned as an independent state even without formal international recognition. Somaliland deserves Independence.

  4. If somaliland allows Egypt any sort of military base , it’ll be the end of Somali land or any aspiration of being an independent country

  5. Given Somaliland is the best run and the most democratic state in the region, it deserves full recognition by the international community. However, to give a base to Egypt will forever jeopardize its future and Ethiopia will destroy it and make it a failed state like Somalia.

    Guess what happened the three countries that wanted to destroy Ethiopia, to name them Iraq, Syria, and Somalia. Iraqi and Syrian boats used to smuggle weapons and funds to break up Ethiopia. I recall a big demonstration against Syria in particular in Addis in the 70’s.

    The two most ardent enemy of Ethiopia were Somalia under Siad Barre and Syria under Bashir. See where these countries are? Ethiopia is a sacred place and anyone who wants to destroy it without cause will pay a price. Even look at Mussolini. Did you know he was hanged in public and corps dragged through Rome for his misadventure into Ethiopia?

    I know the people in Somaliland and the people in Ethiopia are like brothers, so that bond should be kept sacred and any energy should be spend in growing their economies and promoting peace. However, any effort to aid Egypt against Ethiopia forever destroy the good relation between Ethiopia and Somaliland. Prosperity in Somaliland is good for Ethiopia and vice versa. So let us keep Arabs, who think of us slaves or Abd out of our affairs, because they don’t care for us, but they want to use us for their own end.

  6. Given Somaliland is the best run and the most democratic state in the region, it deserves full recognition by the international community. However, to give a base to Egypt will forever jeopardize its future and Ethiopia will destroy it and make it a failed state like Somalia.

    Guess what happened the three countries that wanted to destroy Ethiopia, to name them Iraq, Syria, and Somalia. Iraqi and Syrian boats used to smuggle weapons and funds to break up Ethiopia. I recall a big demonstration against Syria in particular in Addis in the 70’s.

    The two most ardent enemy of Ethiopia were Somalia under Siad Barre and Syria under Bashir. See where these countries are? Ethiopia is a sacred place and anyone who wants to destroy it without cause will pay a price. Even look at Mussolini. Did you know he was hanged in public and corps dragged through Rome for his misadventure into Ethiopia?

    I know the people in Somaliland and the people in Ethiopia are like brothers, so that bond should be kept sacred and any energy should be spend in growing their economies and promoting peace. However, any effort to aid Egypt against Ethiopia will forever destroy the good relation between Ethiopia and Somaliland. Prosperity in Somaliland is good for Ethiopia and vice versa. So let us keep Arabs, who think of us as slaves or Abd out of our affairs, because they don’t care for us, but they want to use us for their own end.

  7. As I’m following the behavior of egypt and now with Somaliland, it’s extremely important for all ETHIOPIANS to notice the cowardly, disingenuous, at best very childish maneuvers, supposedly and or, as far as egyptians are concerned smart political moves are very embarrassing to egypt alone, period end of the story.
    ETHIOPIANS will do what they say they will do, which is, completing the GERD, which is being built by none other than ETHIOPIAN people and rightfully, by the virtue of GOD.
    GOD Bless ETHIOPIA.

  8. It would be a an immense tragedy if Somaliland errs and gives Egypt a foothold on our soil. I a am an Ethiopian through and through. And in the grand scheme of things, I have never considered Somalis anything but my own sort irrespective of past conflicts largely induced by treacherous Arabs..

    I trust that Somaliland would not indulge in such immoral, costly and patently irresponsible act of betrayal. Egypt and practically Arabs in general, are a hprimitive, racist and hostile lot. They are Godless allthough most of them claim to be Muslims. Having lived for over a decade in three different Arab countries and worked in 5 others as an international civil servant, I am cognisant of their attitude towards people of our kind. Somaliland has no business flirting with these embeciles. Ethiopian, is Somalis’ motherland, if they think seriously.

  9. Subject: “Egypt reportedly working on Military base in Somaliland” borkena July 20, 2020

    Commentary, 22 July 2020
    Egypt will do anything under the sun to disintegrated Ethiopia into pieces. Yes, harsh words, but it is a reality in the prism of Egypt. Thus, making itself the only and only custodian of the Nile — because it said so, a long time ago, during its agreement with Great Britain, in a glaring absence of the custodian of the Blue Nile — Ethiopia. Yes, the extent of negative attitude of Egypt, as well as Great Britain, towards Black Africans in general, and Ethiopia in particular in this case, is BEYOND BELIEF. Bu, one can conjure more to the absurdity, where Egypt would have the audacity to call, for example, Bahr Dar as “Bahr el Baqar” !!! It can happen — at least it is not beyond imagination. Ethiopia — one of the ancient independent countries around the Globe — will then be known, in the Annal of World History, as the GREATEST SELF-ANOINTED CRIMINAL AFRICAN COUNTRY AGAINST ITSELF. Egypt — which is known for its soldiers running away bare footed in the Sahara Desert, not to too long away — will NEVER STOP at ANYTHING to make the absurdity of its dream over Ethiopia into reality. IT IS ETHIOPIAN’S CHOICE >>> live up to its glorious history or succemb to the deregatory image of Africa by Egypt and other by-stander nations who are squirming in the face of their UGLY and CRIMAN ACT of the past upon BLACK AFRICAN HUMAN BEINGS. THE END.

  10. For a very long time Somaliland has been exporting good to both neighbours and abroad … but today’s world, unfortunately don’t need good. Its time for Somaliland to produce evil in mass and export to the world… this is what the world listens and cares about.

  11. I doubt the leaders of Somaliland are that stupid. Ethiopia is not going to sit down and watch Egypt build a military base. Why would Somaliland leaders want destruction of their coubtry?

  12. Ethiopia should not give technical details about GERD to Egypt or Sudan because Egypt and Sudan can easily attack GERD if only Egypt or Sudan get the technical design information given to them by Ethiopia during this current so called negotiations on GERD, the representatives of AU , Egypt and Sudan had been receiving sensitive technical informations from the Ethiopian side recently, now the technical information is out for anyone interested to access jeopardizing Ethiopia’s national security for generations to come (be it Al Quaeda Al Shabab or anyoneelse might get this technical data since AU , Sudan and Egypt can leak it , we should keep in mind there are many historical enemies of Ethiopia or other entities who are listening earsdroping into the “negotiation” by being present physically as the brokers of the “negotiation” or by just simply inquiring from those who were present.

    Ethiopia is in dire need of military science scholar experts to weigh in this “negotiation”, because in the last three decades the military leaders are nothing but rebel guerilla fighters who don’t even find abducted students within Ethiopia , who don’t secure the border , who do nothing but sit a stone throw away from where genocide / cannibalism happens in Ethiopia , who cost Ethiopia one hundred thousand plus Ethiopian lives at the Ethio-Eritrean war due to their ignorant military policies war strategies (they negotiated while giving Eritrea all technical informations about Ethiopia between the years 1991 – 1998 ) or who even couldn’t defeat Al Shabab for decades despite countless resources spent on the Ethiopian military Al Shabab remained at large due to the ignorant unskilled military people in Ethiopia holding all the military leadership positions , the decades of attempt by the Ethiopian military to crush Al Shabab failed, Al Shabab remained getting stronger and stronger rather than weaker and weaker while the Ethiopian military committed many war crimes in Somalia instead.

    “ሕዝብን ከሕዝብ ለማጋጨት የሚደረጉ ሴራዎች ካሁን በኋላ ቦታ የላቸውም” – የኢፌዴሪ መከላከያ ሰራዊት ጠቅላይ ኤታማዦር ሹም July, 2020

    “ካሁን በኋላ ቦታ የላቸውም “?
    Why did the genociders had a place until now?

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    Mulugeta Shiferaw
    Los Angeles, California
    USA

  13. Egypt will have a military base in Somali Land and Ethiopia can do nothing not politically nor militarily. And I find it’s very funny how the Ethiopian prime minster claims that it’s a threat to the whole of Africa as if Egypt is the enemy of the whole of Africa. Secondly I can’t understand why is Abiy Ahmed speaking for the rest of Africa, who gave him the authority to represent Africa against Egypt which is an African country too.

    I think Abiy should stop being childish

  14. Who will be the looser if Egypt declared war on Ethiopia?

    For many Years, Ethiopia had been marginalized from utilizing its water resources basically due to the Egyptians greedy and for only me thinking on river Nile. In the 21 Century, above 65% of ethiopian population donot have access to electricity which is the basic necessity while egypt reached above 95%. In the past , Ethiopia, the mother source of Nile, was watching her blessed water resource flowing through her doorsteps flooding fertile land were harmed instead of benefited. now the time has come that Ethiopia have to use all its available resources in order to leave its innocent people out of poverty and hunger. GERD, designed and financed by Ethiopia has become reality to electrifying East Africa and be a sense of cooperation in the region. It is also a sense of National pride for all Ethiopians that every person contributed their part. It is a sign of “YES WE CAN” for all Africans that shows Africans can do this kind of big projects with their own wisdom and finance. But, Egypt is now in a dream of deniying the realization of GERD and be awarmonger.

    Ethiopia, an example of brotherhood and peace keeper is also a full history of victory is ready to protect its sovergnity with in and out side the country by all available means. there is almost no possibility that Egypt practically make military attack on GERD due to a person who live inside a glass cannot throw stone to attack another guy outside the glass. if happened for the time being Ethiopia Will destroy Aswan high dam and turn Egypt in to flooded state. In the long run if it needed Make 100% utilization of all the 90 Nile Tributaries in order not to spare a single drop of water that will reach to flooded state of Egypt.

    Consquently, Flooded state of Egypt will be geographically located in the continet of Asia aparted not only from Nile But also from the continent of Africa.

    In the end Ethiopia will loose just a 5 billon dollar mega dam project which will be reconstructed again while Egypt will loose everything stay with empty hand.

    hallas.

    ፈጣሪ ኢትዮጵያንና ሕዝቦቿን ይባርክ
    አሜን

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