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The Somali Youth Fed gathered in #Jigjiga today to protest against Ethiopian Airlines' discriminatory policies both in terms of hiring practices & pricing. They have called for a 72 hr boycott of the airline

@flyethiopian should listen to the concerns/ demands of the people.
On @flyethiopian’s discrimination towards Somalis:

Najah Mohamed Garad- an aspiring pilot was shortlisted and called to be interviewed at the #Ethiopian Aviation Academy in Addis. In his interview they asked him: Do you have family in Mogadishu? & Do you ever contact Mogadishu?
Najah responded that he has no family in #Mogadishu nor does he contact anyone there. The 3 male interviewees continued to interrogate Najah in a clear attempt to establish some form of link between his Somali identity and Mogadishu- as though this is a crime!
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#Ethiopia: "Former Chief Administrator of #Ethiopia-n Somali Regional State, Abdi Mohamed Omer, has been arrested." government affiliated @fanatelevision reported.
Update: The federal attorney general's office said Abdi Iley is arrested on suspicion of gross human rights violations as well as instigating ethnic & religious violence, the state broadcaster ETV says. The police is also arresting other individuals suspected of links with him
Update: The police have said they have found five Kalashnikov and four pistols at the house where former #Somali state president Abdi Iley was arrested earlier. The fire arms were placed under police jurisdiction.
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#Ethiopia: The ongoing meeting in #AddisAbeba by executive & council members of #ESPDP, as well as leaders of various clans have unanimously decided to assign Mustafa Muhumed Omer to be the incoming acting president of the #Somali regional state until elections are held in 2020.
Update: It is expected that the meeting's unanimous decision to assign Mustafa will be a final decision that will see him assume the position as acting presidnet, which is currently held by Ahmed Abdi Mohammed (pic) after the resignation of the embattled ex president Abdi Illey
Update: Mustafa is born in 1973 in #Degahbour, #Somali regional state. He is a well known critic of Abdi Illey's iron fist in the region & the rampant abuse of human rights by the Liyu police. An economist by training, he has a Masters of Science degree in Agricultural Economics
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Breaking: The embattled #Somali region president Abdi Illey and key military leaders of the Liyu Police have been placed "under the federal army and police custody which were sent in to #Jigjiga yesterday. AS learned that they are being flown to #AddisAbeba at the moment.
#ContextMatters!
On Sat. attempt to detain Abdi Illey failed in what is described as ill preparation by Fed. defense forces, who surrounded his "Presidential palace" addisstandard.com/breaking-feder… Read our source quoted as saying: "Abdi Illey will be placed under federal custody. “
Quoting @BBCSomali #BBCAmharic said Abdi Illey was detained by members of the federal army and was taken from his "Presidential Palace" bbc.com/amharic/450998… አብዲ ሞሃመድ ኡመር በቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ -
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#Ethiopia:The fed defense forcea moving into #Jigjiga city, the capital of the Ethiopian #Somali regional state, after attempts to summon the region's Pres., Abdi Illey, to #AddisAbeba failed & reports that he ordered thousands of Liyu Police to move to the city. 📷 @oladmohamed
Update:This came after Abdi sent members of Liyu police to disrupt ongoing meeting by hundreds of Ethio #Somalis in #DireDawa city. As partial result of the threat the city declared a military command post on Thursday. The gathering in Dire Dawa is called to denounce Abdi Illey.
Update: As per a gov source, since Thursday, thousands of members of the Liyu Police were told by Abdi to move into #Jigjiga. He was then asked to come with key members of his cabinet to AA to discuss the ongoing situation. "He declined & the security situation calls for caution"
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