PM Abiy Ahmed Declares War on Tigray: First bullets fired in Politics Posted December 2, 2020 Regional integration will benefit the whole region. In Ethiopia, almost everyone including the opposition believes economic integration. I will be the the first to welcome economic integration, especially common currency for the horn of Africa. It is a logical step. In fact, it isthe only way to compete with the larger economies of the world. Furthermore, it might eliminate by default the illogical idea of separation in Somaliland and other places. Yet, a deal by despots with zero democratic foundation might not last too long. Among these nations, the only democratically elected leader is the Somali president Farmaajo. The Arab league is almost 80 years old, and yet has to achieve peace and co-existence among its members, let alone trade. Each member is threat to the other. The greatest threat to Somali state today is emanating from the Arab league whom we are a member for almost 50 years. Even in the eighties, the biggest threat of Somali state after Ethiopia were Yemen and Libya. Let these despots in Djibouti and Eritrea hold elections before they jump on economic integration.