Somali Forum for Peace and Democracy
To: International Somalia
cc: United Nations
cc: European Union
cc: Arab League
cc: Africa Union
cc: Organization of the
has been occupied by Ethiopian forces with the silence of
the international community allowing members of the United
Nations ( Ethiopia and their Sponsor, the USA) to violate
the sovereignty of another member of the United Nation
under the pretext of ‘war on terror’.
took a full advantage of the downfall of the Somali
Government in 1991 and the civil war that erupted Somalia,
supplying arms and ammunition to the Somali war monger since
1992, in order to divide and balkanize the Somali nation
into clan based regions, and to get access to a sea corridor
and to broaden its own geopolitical interest in Somalia as
well as in the East African region.
International Community must fully realize, once the
Ethiopian Government were part of the on going Somali
conflict, Therefore they cannot be part of the solution.
Somalia and Ethiopia have had territorial disputes over
Ogaden region and there is a deep-rooted animosity between
the two countries for centuries. For that reason Ethiopian
troops are not there to fill security vacuum but in fact are
the source of disturbance of social and political unrest in
of Mogadishu and other parts of the country was a violation
of human rights and international law against Geneva
The international criminal court has the responsibility to
investigate and prosecute war crimes, and crimes against
humanity and genocide.
political and social situation is very serious in Somalia
and there is no need to aggravate the already unstable
situation on the ground. There are detentions, torturer,
disappearance of people, and massive abuses of human rights
outrageous committed by the Ethiopian army mobs and its
silence of the British Government of what happening in
Somalia means the acceptance of the Ethiopian occupation and
Somali warlord’s human rights atrocities.
remember, the role of Britain’s influence in 1945 post 2nd
World War settlement- foreign secretary Ernest Bevin
defending the cause of the Somali Nation in a simple just.
on terror has a narrow and limited out look, all over the
world. We believe that terrorist do not exist in Somalia but
it is a mere fabrication designed by Ethiopians for its own
geo-political interest in the region and to get political
and economical support from the USA.
world should separate the geo-political interest of Ethiopia
and the existence of the Somalia Nation and its need for
rebuilding and reconciliation. The situation devilled by
close relationship between the United State of America and
Ethiopia. It has even been involved in the illegal rendition
and interrogation of foreign prisoners taken by USA claiming
they are terrorists.
vital to have a total and inclusive conference through
dialog for all stake holders and players, leading to a
genuine reconciliation that can met the following
The reconciliation conference must be open and transparent
and its agenda must be set by all the stakeholders and
facilitated by a neutral independent third party.
withdrawal of Ethiopian troops as a pre-condition for a
viable reconciliation that will bring about a durable peace
and progress in Somalia.
must be inclusive and bring all protagonists together.
of woman and civil society must be ensured.
the international community will be more genuine about the
peace process of Somalia and avoid to support and impose
illegitimate government in Somalia. We need an independent
policy guided by honest country or group.
Ethiopia and Kenya should be excluded from any Somali peace
process as lessons learned from Nairobi reconciliation
conference should not repeated and avoid to support and
impose an illegitimate warlord’s regime in Somali once more.
learned from the past experience of the Somali conflict that
no external force can suppress the will of the Somali
people, so let the Somali nation decide their political
destiny and choose their own leaders who can run their
Somali community where ever we are, are grateful, to the
Somali Contact Group for their initiatives. We therefore,
forge a genuine lasting peace and reconciliation between the
opposing forces in a safe and neutral venue where one can
express his/her view and idea without fear and intimidation.
views of the diaspora are important and should be
Mohamed.Amin . A . Osman
Contact telephone :
Mrs Amino Warsame
Contact telephone :
SOMALI FORUM FOR PEACE &