Ethiopia has recently created a navy for the first time without having an access to the sea .
Ethiopia has a population of more than 90 Million while Somaliland has 4.5 million and Djibouti has a little more than a million inhabitants.
The chances of Ethiopia invading Somaliland is more than that of Djibouti . Djibouti is protected by the US and the French basis in addition to others such as China and Germany.
Somaliland does not have assurance with the exception of the recently signed military base agreement in Berbera with the UAE.
But because of the current problems within the Somaliland institutions and the prevailing corruption and nepotism fuelled by tribalism, Somaliland could succumb to the Ethiopian pressures.
I understand that President Muse Bihi is doing all he could to clean the mess left by the former government which is blamed on corruption and inciting tribalism. His chances of facing to thwart the Ethiopian ambition are minimal.
SL can easily reject Ethiopia, it's very easy because they have jurisdiction and control Zeila.I don't believe or said Ethiopia will invade Somaliland that is not smart, but neither can Somaliland reject Ethiopia building a port for their navy. It can just sit by as a country and watch.
SL can easily reject Ethiopia, it's very easy because they have jurisdiction and control Zeila.
Ethiopia has more to lose than Somaliland such as economical sanctions if they ever were to invade Somaliland.
Obviously the international community cares very little for SL but such precedent cannot be allowed. Imagine countries all over Africa just invading each other.
Yeah, it makes no sense, since Berbera port is growing rapidly it would be a backwards move.Also Somaliland is one of their top trading partners. What kind of idiot trades a stable trading partner for lawless people of Somalia 27 straight years of failed state status.
Yeah, it makes no sense, since Berbera port is growing rapidly it would be a backwards move.
This current Ethiopian government are careful with Somaliland but their previous Prime Minister signed the Berbera port deal.
It's binding with UAE as the third partner you can be sure they won't leave the deal.
I don't believe or said Ethiopia will invade Somaliland that is not smart, but neither can Somaliland reject Ethiopia building a port for their navy. It can just sit by as a country and watch.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride
Anti Somaliland people and their WEAK ass fake news
The chances of them invading SL is close to zero. But we still cannot, under any circumstances let them build a navy on Somali shores. f*ck, Somalia don't have a navy. If that happens, SL, Somalia, Puntland, we're all finished. I hope Muse Bihi doesn't entertain this thought, Faarmajo would if he could do, he's never refused them at all.