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More coverage for Abdourahman Boreh’s Presidential bid

Thursday 23 December 2010 | News | Comments: 0


Djibouti will become the next “haven” for international terrorist groups unless urgent action is taken to address the country’s deteriorating economic and security situation, a Djibouti businessman and prospective candidate for the 2011 presidential elections warns today…

Announcing his intention to stand next April, Mr Boreh , who resigned and went into self-exile in 2009 following actions against him by the current President – who deemed him a threat to his leadership – said: “The very existence of Djibouti as a viable nation-state is being put at risk by the current President.

“A collapse of order in Djibouti could spark a regional war, or end up with the blockage of the maritime route through the Suez Canal – which would damage the world economy and devastate the European economy. It would also create a potential terrorist haven, as it already is in banking terms.”

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From Somalia Online:

Abdourahman Boreh, the former chairman of Djibouti’s ports, announced he will challenge President Ismael Omar Guelleh in April elections in the Horn of Africa nation that hosts the only U.S. army base in Africa.

Boreh pledged to improve the standard of living for people in the nation of 879,000 and prevent “serious civil unrest.”

“The country has had good income from its ports and transport facilities, and from foreign bases on its territory,” Boreh said in an e-mailed statement today. “But the population remains chronically poor, with social indicators in line with the very poorest countries of the world.”

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