Abiy Ahmed’s Cleansing of Somali Muslims Should Never Have Been Rewarded with the Nobel Peace Prize

I remember posting about this last year but a reminder to people is always useful

Identifying the conditions that spark inter-state conflict is a tricky business, hence why an entire academic field – international relations – is devoted to understanding the triggers for war and the foundations of peace. It is against this backdrop that a panel of five members appointed by Norway’s Parliament determine which individual is most deserved of the Nobel Peace Prize each year.

If a panel consisting of a mere handful of Norwegians doesn’t make you question the validity and meaningfulness of the world’s top accolade for promoting peace, then consider that it gave the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize to former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, a man who helped put more than three million Vietnamese in a grave, while at the same time executing an illegal and secretive war in Cambodia, sparking a genocide that led to the deaths of millions of people there.

Then there’s former US President Barack Obama, who received the award a mere 12 days after taking office and not long before he expanded the US military drone programme around the world – a covert programme which has killed hundreds, if not thousands, of civilians in as many as 80 countries.

Last week, the Norwegian panel added to its list of controversial choices the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was named winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. His “decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea” will help create long-term peace in the war ravaged Horn of Africa, the panel argued.


In his nomination letter to the committee, Awol K Allo, a lecturer at in law at Keele University wrote: “By saving a nation of 108 million people from the precipice of an economic and political explosion, he captured the imagination of his own people and people across the African continent as an embodiment of hope… and his messages of peace, tolerance, and love and understanding are being felt far beyond Ethiopia.”
Evidently, it matters not to Allo or the Norwegian committee that Abiy Ahmed oversaw attacks carried out by government-backed Oromo militias against ethnic Somali Muslim villagers in Ogaden just months after being sworn into office on 2 April 2018 with the aim of “territorial expansion” and “land grabbing”, according to Somali human rights activists.
“There’s a genocide taking place here against Somali Muslims in north-eastern Ethiopia,” Mohamed Abdulkaadir, a Somali journalist with the independent Somali news agency Halgan News, told me.
Ogaden is a 327,000 square kilometre territory located in eastern Ethiopia and on the border of Somalia, but was once part of the Somali Ifat Sultanate before finding itself in modern day Ethiopia – despite the fact that 98% of the population there are Muslims who identify more with Somalia than the Christian-majority Ethiopia.

Identifying the conditions that spark inter-state conflict is a tricky business, hence why an entire academic field – international relations – is devoted to understanding the triggers for war and the foundations of peace. It is against this backdrop that a panel of five members appointed by Norway’s Parliament determine which individual is most deserved of the Nobel Peace Prize each year.

If a panel consisting of a mere handful of Norwegians doesn’t make you question the validity and meaningfulness of the world’s top accolade for promoting peace, then consider that it gave the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize to former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, a man who helped put more than three million Vietnamese in a grave, while at the same time executing an illegal and secretive war in Cambodia, sparking a genocide that led to the deaths of millions of people there.

Then there’s former US President Barack Obama, who received the award a mere 12 days after taking office and not long before he expanded the US military drone programme around the world – a covert programme which has killed hundreds, if not thousands, of civilians in as many as 80 countries.

Last week, the Norwegian panel added to its list of controversial choices the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was named winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. His “decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea” will help create long-term peace in the war ravaged Horn of Africa, the panel argued.
In his nomination letter to the committee, Awol K Allo, a lecturer at in law at Keele University wrote: “By saving a nation of 108 million people from the precipice of an economic and political explosion, he captured the imagination of his own people and people across the African continent as an embodiment of hope… and his messages of peace, tolerance, and love and understanding are being felt far beyond Ethiopia.”
Evidently, it matters not to Allo or the Norwegian committee that Abiy Ahmed oversaw attacks carried out by government-backed Oromo militias against ethnic Somali Muslim villagers in Ogaden just months after being sworn into office on 2 April 2018 with the aim of “territorial expansion” and “land grabbing”, according to Somali human rights activists.
“There’s a genocide taking place here against Somali Muslims in north-eastern Ethiopia,” Mohamed Abdulkaadir, a Somali journalist with the independent Somali news agency Halgan News, told me.
Ogaden is a 327,000 square kilometre territory located in eastern Ethiopia and on the border of Somalia, but was once part of the Somali Ifat Sultanate before finding itself in modern day Ethiopia – despite the fact that 98% of the population there are Muslims who identify more with Somalia than the Christian-majority Ethiopia.



Ethiopia has long feared that Somalia has a desire to annex the territory from Ethiopia and thus politicians in Addis Ababa have long used ethnic Somali Muslims as a convenient scapegoat for the country’s social and economic ills.
“This is a well-orchestrated campaign of ethnic cleansing,” Abdulkaadir has said. “Entire villages and towns in the border region are being wiped out just because they’re inhabited by ethnic Somalis. Ambushes, rape, and massacres are taking place in increasing frequency.”
Ethiopia’s effort to rid Ogaden of ethnic Somalis predates the 2018 election of Ahmed, however, with previous governments using a British Government-backed paramilitary force known as the Liyu police to do its dirty work. “There have been repeated allegations against the Liyu police of extrajudicial killings, rape, torture and other violations including destruction of villages and there is no doubt that the special police have become a significant source of fear in the region,” Clair Beston, Amnesty International’s Ethiopia researcher, has observed.
Today, most of the terror and violence is being carried out by Oromo militias – armed groups affiliated with the Oromo People’s Democratic Party (OPDO), one of four political parties that has helped formed a coalition government in Ethiopia and the party in which Ahmed rose to power.


Abdulkaadir told me that Oromo militias are indiscriminately killing Somali men, women and children, while forcibly removing them from their homes and villages, which has forced approximately 100,000 displaced Somali refugees into makeshift refugee camps. “Many towns and villages have been razed to the ground and abandoned,” he said.

“Anyone congratulating Abiy Ahmed for the Nobel Peace Prize is pretty much endorsing war crimes.”

Ultimately, these atrocities are taking place without drawing attention from the international community. If there is anything good to come from Abiy Ahmed receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, more people learning about the Ethiopian Government’s crimes against humanity in Ogaden could be it
 
The noble price aren’t even actual good things tbh. They even gave it to thy Myanmar women for no reason at all. Btw I thought that Abiy Ahmed was muslim? Isn’t he Oromo?
 
The noble price aren’t even actual good things tbh. They even gave it to thy Myanmar women for no reason at all. Btw I thought that Abiy Ahmed was muslim? Isn’t he Oromo?
No he isn’t his father was Oromo Muslim and his mum was Amhari Christian and then they divorced and abiy went with His mum so he’s probably Christian
 
Shows how important a mom is fr
All the people that actually made it to the top who had 1 parent were all raised by the mum other than Lewis Hamilton he’s mum was white and his fatter was black they divorced each other and his father dropped his work and everything and started to train he’s son and didn’t go to work didn’t do nothing just focused in his son
He didn’t even marry Or have a relationship with another women or even have another kid
He only focused on Lewis
And it paid off
U won’t easily find a man like him for sure
 

Jack sparrow

Mickey mouse gang aka geelgarbashyal
I had to post this bc some gaal Somali girl said that Somalis would rather choose an Arab over an Ethiopian/ Kenyan cuz they’re African

Yaab
Ethiopians and kenyan are colonising somalia and even took land from why the fk would I choose those africans tht want Somalis dead and destroy somalia same goes to arabs and turks
WTF is African african is just location geography nothing else I don't identify african nor black
Somalis love their some of theirs so called African and black brothers and sisters tht want nothing but destruction
 

Jack sparrow

Mickey mouse gang aka geelgarbashyal
That’s true wtf xabashees are our enemy I will pick ANYTHING over Ethiopia
Kenyans are chill
Hmmm why u pick kenyas where kenyas doing Somalis just like Ethiopians kenyas took somalis their land and killed Somalis and rape somali womans and girls in camp in Kenya so why u say something like and love your enemies tht took your land and destroying somalia and colonising
 
Hmmm why u pick kenyas where kenyas doing Somalis just like Ethiopians kenyas took somalis their land and killed Somalis and rape somali womans and girls in camp in Kenya so why u say something like and love your enemies tht took your land and destroying somalia and colonising
Sxb Kenyans politics is nothing compared to the Ethiopians. Ragaas itoobiyaanka waxey isku heestaan inay Somalia iska leeyahiin ayaga. Not only that, they think they are Chosen people of God. Ethiopians want to own you and rule you sxb, Kenyans sheekadooda waa sheeko xariis comapre to them.
 

Jack sparrow

Mickey mouse gang aka geelgarbashyal
Sxb Kenyans politics is nothing compared to the Ethiopians. Ragaas itoobiyaanka waxey isku heestaan inay Somalia iska leeyahiin ayaga. Not only that, they think they are Chosen people of God. Ethiopians want to own you and rule you sxb, Kenyans sheekadooda waa sheeko xariis comapre to them.
To u it might be tht way but to me Kenya and Ethiopians work together to rule and own somalis cuz kenyas and Ethiopians are doing tht
 
Hmmm why u pick kenyas where kenyas doing Somalis just like Ethiopians kenyas took somalis their land and killed Somalis and rape somali womans and girls in camp in Kenya so why u say something like and love your enemies tht took your land and destroying somalia and colonising
If u compare them to xabashee
















Well there is no comparison init
 

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