@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto Before 1960s, the French allied with Issa until the Issa were influenced by Somali nationalism and wanted to annex the whole of Djibouti into greater Somalia hence why French decided to support the Afar between 1963-1967...
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto On 1976, the French decided to support the issas because the Afar leaders rejected their claims which had no interest for Afar people.
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto Afar leaders and people wanted and accepted independence of Djibouti 🇩🇯 instead of their homeland to be annexed into greater Somalia.
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto The annexation of Djibouti into greater Somalia would’ve caused problems for Afar people since their interest was to maintain independent or join their fellow Afars in Afar Region of Ethiopia and Dankaliya in Eritrea if it was possible.
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto Ahmed Dini, the father of the nation, Afar, was against all military basis presence in our country as u can see in this video.
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto “France fiercely fought those who wanted real independence to give it to those who wanted the least and never wanted to relocate its military base."
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto We all know about how Hassan Gouled betrayed Ahmed Dini. And now you can see how the soil is sold to every country that want a military base. You can’t throw rocks from a glass house. Its how it is, they are the ones who don’t see problems in french presence and sell the country
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto Look at Djibouti now, many foreign military bases are in our country because of the president and his family clan who was supported by the French. Both Hassan Gouled and Ismail Omar Guelleh and their clan was supported by French colonisers.
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto Qafar Triangle on 1985.
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto How can Djibouti belong to “Somalis” when most of the territory of Djibouti is inhabited by Afar people, lol it doesn’t make sense, people are just uneducated and have biased views and opinions.
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto Sorry I meant 1976* I apologies for the error.
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto Somali politicians claims “Afar people represent a Somali tribe like the Issa people represent a Somali tribe and the whole lands of Djibouti is nothing more than part of Somalia”

This itself is disrespectful to the native Afar people in Djibouti who are not Somali at all!
@kombiyuter @inkaarqabto Ali Aref Bourhan (an Afar) was the Vice President of the French Somaliland and on 1967, he was the president of the French territory of the Afar and Issa.

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