DP world was a deal between GHelle, Boreh and Dubai.

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Both Djibouti and Ethiopia were the beneficiaries of 911.

As the Sheikh said the war between Somalis including Djibouti and the gulf has just started. 

Just like British empire of the nineteenth century the UAE want to be a sea power . THey are serving foreign powers to dominate the comercial lanes of the gulf. I heard long ago that the great powers of the world have given them the go ahead to control the entrance to Babel Mandab, the Red SEa and the Gulf of Aden.

When the British left Hong Kong in 1997, many of the commercial banks , money laundering businesses and save haven accounts had moved to Dubai. THe Russian oligarchs who can not access western and American banks due to the sanctions have settled Dubai. It is ten times the new Hong Kong with billions of cash flow from the oil. 

Gulf Sheikhs might like fancy airplanes or banks and malls, but port management and dirty metal scraping is not their thing.  Others are running and managing while it is giving them to the power to control sea lanes.

Now, we Somalis and Djiboutians can not fight these rich boys in terms of money and diplomatic power.  Arab league is no more, what is left is Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. Al least we should concentrate what we can contrll.


1-Never allow any business entity that is connected to UAE to make deals in Somalia.

2- The Hawala business and others should leave these Dubai banks and relocate their businesses to other countries including Turkey.

3- The deal between Dubai Port and Bosaaso must be scrapped, and Kismaayo should be out of the question.

4- The Berbera deal should be fought and litigated through the United Nations, the international court and other international forums.

4-Somalia should threaten to leave the Arab league totally if they do not stop modeling.

5- All diplomatic relations must be severed with UAE. THEir Ambassador must be kicked out until they change their behaviour. If FArmaajo keeps the UAE in the country, the he must be part of the problem. HE should know that people can not be fooled by mere pronouncements, actions are needed. 

6- Ethiopia military must leave Somali within 90 days and the parliament must lead that effort. We knew the Ethiopian games all along , but thanks to Dubai they have shown their contempt for Farmaajo  and country. 

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DP World's main part is a british company UAE bought few years ago for 7 billion. That out of the blue propelled them to no.4 in the world.

Your suggestion is contradicory:

One the one hand you realize that Dubai is the new London on the other hand you expect Farmaajo to openly fight this with bare hands. I don't think is a good idea. Gheulleh is exponentialy stronger than Farmaajo, and Gheulleh avoids being seen as fighting UAE or America.

Gheulleh has actually invited some senators to visit Djibouti soon, just to muddy the waters.


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OO,  Ghelle can guarantee the Americans to keep their base and stay Djibouti. OUr main weapon is to keep our ports away from Dubai. If we keep them out , they can not  do much.


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15 minutes ago, galbeedi said:

OO,  Ghelle can guarantee the Americans to keep their base and stay Djibouti. OUr main weapon is to keep our ports away from Dubai. If we keep them out , they can not  do much.


That is not enough for the Americans. They want China rolled back so many steps.

Through some European governments and companies, they are pressuring Ethiopia and Djibouti to contract the running and management of the railroad. Privatise it is the cover story.

Allowing them to stay for century is not enough for America in Djibouti. They want evrything of Chinese dismantled piece by piece or fast by regime change.


For Somalia the best option is not to do anything threatening to anyone. The ports can be given to Turkey even on fake agreements that would not be implemented, that will accomplish what you are suggesting.


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