For Somali Reconciliation (RAJO)
+ 44 208 3240195
H. Hussein Has Gone Stray Mr. Abdirisaq's interview with the BBC and his
so called 'letter to Ethiopian PM' are biased, carry baseless accusations,
and worse of all ridiculous the least.
sure, his letter will go to deaf ears if not to dust spin. An embassy of
any real state or a secretary of modern leadership will not even opt for
posting or forwarding such a slander message to a leader of a whole
our dismay, we thought this man (Abdirisaq) was once upon a time a states
man of high quality and respectful personality but today to us he is
nothing but unwise, ill-fated and deserves no attention of any sort. We
urge the Ethiopian government not to buy the cheapest of the cheap
arguments and viewpoints.
also urge all Somalia's immediate neighbors to continue their endeavors in
bringing a lasting peace to the Somali nation.
big majority of Somali people are grateful for your efforts and we hope
that the ill intentions of certain groups will not deter you to be
generous for the civilians of Somalia who are paying very heavy price due
to the madness and chaotic warfare that engulfed in our nation.
Prime Minister of Ethiopia, the people of Ethiopia and majority of Somali
people have no reason to go to war of any kind (words or otherwise) with
one another. Ethiopia - like it or not - is an important part of Somali
peace and stability. After all, in Ethiopia, there are deep roots of
Somaliness which will and cannot be rooted out easily. Simply, nobody can
deny Ethiopia's strategic role in the whole region and Somalis have no
reasons to belittle Ethiopia's rightful role, place and share in our
have every right to express their opinions, be it good or bad, since
Somalia's problems will anyway affect them. That alone makes them part of
on Abdirisaq and the likes, who simply wish Ethiopia to watch over the
game and subsequently pay heaviest price for that.
Somalia's chaos and madness will anyhow cause severe problems to Ethiopia
and other neighbors why should Ethiopia and these neighbors tie their
hands behind their backs?!.
has done one big historic mistake (war waged on Ethiopia in late 70s which
caused havoc and so much destruction to the lives, economies and normalcy
of so many Ethiopians and Somalians) and we need to regret and ask for
forgiveness to this neighborly nation. Ethiopia deserves peace and
triangulate from Somalia and we, among the big Somali majority, believe
Somalis have not been so good to this sisterly nation so long.
is indeed time to heal and give credit where it is due. Ethiopia - a
nation of its own natural problems including starvation, drought and very
dire economic difficulties - has welcomed and taken care of not less than
a million Somali refugees who stayed in Ethiopian territories for more
than a decade.
have also accepted another hundreds of thousands of Somalis who fled the
war in Somalia and till this day stay, live and enjoy under Ethiopian
flag. Ethiopia in addition has tried time and again to reconcile Somalia's
warring clans and warlords to no avail. Patiently, the government of Prime
Minister Males Zanawi has not given up hope for peace and stability for
Somalia after so many failures perpetrated by Somalis. This nation (Ethiopia)
and its leadership (PM, FM and other officers) did all these on their own
all this, these thugs like Abdirisaq H. Hussein are rewarding Ethiopia
with insult, empty accusations, slander messages, and offences. It is time
for all Somalis to stand up and heal the wounds. Better than never, let us
be moral and act accordingly with the following:
Regret all the hardships we caused to Ethiopia
Apologize Ethiopia for the long war we waged on them (of which shamefully,
we've never acknowledged upto this day - how irresponsible are we)
Give up claims on Ethiopia's Territories (To this day, we haven't)
Stop all terror groups penetrating and functioning inside Somalia who are
causing dead, theft and terror on Ethiopian civilians
Act as a sisterly nation
Accept Ethiopia's call for peace among us (let us be human and stop
killing each other - how much does it cost to ask?)
Stop once and for all the exportation of refugees, criminals and terrorist
RAJO Group is a group of HOPE for Somalia's Reconciliation initiatives.
RAJO a Somali word similar to the English one of HOPE is an expression of
how Somalia's political reconciliation movements could be best described.
group is an umbrella consisting of few organizations that are all involved
in reconciliation processes.
has supported all Somali Reconciliation efforts including the recent Arta
Process and Sodere Process and we do support the upcoming IGAD's
initiative in Nairobi.
hope or RAJO is to see Somalis reconciled one day, and that day will be a
communications can be directed to our email address as mentioned above.