“Villa Somalia spokesperson Abdikarim Ali Kaar says a number of Somali troops in Eritrea are dead. The number was not given, but he did say that their parents are aware of the fatalities. “Some died naturally, and some perished while they were training.” Approximately 5,000 new recruits were sent secretly to Eritrea for military training by former president Farmaajo in 2019. Some of the troops were allegedly deployed into Tigray region to fight alongside Eritrean troops” (Arlaadi Media Network, 02.07.2022).
If you ever thought the truth would never be release. A new administration and a new President makes a huge difference in Somalia. The previous administration signed an agreement with Ethiopia and Eritrea. This alliance could be a reason for the deployment and training of Somali troops in Eritrea. It doesn’t make sense that they just perish and dies in an-mass on training-sites. That seems like a lie and some might have died of natural causes. This could easily happen, but not with thousands of men who was trained soldiers. No, that isn’t it and a cover-up.
We know by the reports of the time and the start of the conflict. There was deployment of Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somali soldiers inside Eritrean territory. That was done in preparation of the “Law Enforcement Operation” which started in November 2020. Therefore, the belief that they just perished and didn’t return. While there was public outcry and people wanting news about their loved ones. Just shows the truth of what happened. Since soldiers returning in caskets would have been the righteous things to do. However, this was a secret mission and this is why it wasn’t a publicly known enterprise of the then Villa Somalia.
This is why other sources revealed it. Now, the new administration isn’t denying the existence and the deployment of forces to Eritrea. However, they are not reporting or verifying the further use of them within the Tigray region. Which to me seems like the reason for the movement of troops to Eritrea in the first place.
This is why these reports was reported about last year.
UN Expert Report:
“In addition to reports of the involvement of Eritrean troops in the Tigray conflict, the Special Rapporteur also received information and reports that Somali soldiers were moved from military training camps in Eritrea to the front line in Tigray, where they accompanied Eritrean troops as they crossed the Ethiopian border. It is also reported that Somali fighters were present around Aksum. The Government of Somalia denied the participation of Somali soldiers in the Tigray conflict” (Situation of human rights in Eritrea – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, 12.05.2021).
On the 17th January 2021 this was reported and I wrote about it then:
“With that in mind the Somali Guardian have today released a report that 2500 Somali trained soldiers who enlisted to a Qatari Military Service was flown to bases in Eritrea ahead of combat. These soldiers was destined and taken to military camps within Eritrea for the sole purpose of participating in the conflict in Tigray” (Minbane – ‘Ethiopia: Abiy’s Regional Conflict in Tigray’ 17.01.2021).
What I will say in the end… that is a mystery that the remains haven’t been returned to the mourning families. Neither has there any revelation of the agreement and direct arrangement between Mogadishu and Asmara. This is why the “natural death and perished” while training seems like another spin-and-another twist of the involvement of Somali troops in the conflict in Northern Ethiopia or the Tigray region. Time will tell if they release more information and be more honest about it. Now, the cat is out of the bag, but the whole deal is far from released to the public. Peace.
The Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change held an emergency meeting to follow up and evaluate the developments after the June 30 Millions and work with our people to develop the peaceful mass workshops that resist the October 25 coup.
The meeting had mercy on the martyrs of the thirtieth of June who fell as a result of the heinous violence of the coup authorities, which did not exclude even children, and which even included the armed forces in the system of suppressing the peaceful movement, according to the police statement.
After extensive deliberation of the Executive Office of the Alliance, we address the following evaluation and messages to our steadfast and persevering people.
Millions of June 30.. What have our people achieved?
The people of Sudan came out in the cities and countryside of the country throughout its geographical extension, to announce to Daouia that the coup is fleeting and rejected, and that the will of the people remains, and it is the complete civil authority that expresses the revolution and its issues.
Our people triumphed while coming out in the millions, united around specific issues and demands. And he won by sticking to his peace in the face of the brutality and brutality of the coup authority.
The June 30 Millions constitute a qualitative shift in the balance of power in favor of the forces of the revolution, and are considered a painful defeat for the coup authority, which has not been able to break out of its isolation since the dawn of its fateful coup. Millions of June 30.. What is missing from our people to reach the goals of its revolution?
The brilliant victory of our people on the 30th of June should not obscure the shortcomings of our continuous revolutionary movement since the dawn of the October 25 coup. The coup was born weak from its first hour, he would not have been able to continue had it not been for the delay of the revolutionary forces that resisted him in forming a unified civil, democratic front that would constitute a center for coordination and political and field leadership.
The coup authority employed its security apparatus and resources to divide the revolutionary forces that confronted them, its mission became possible thanks to the perceptions adopted by some of the forces of the revolution, which contributed to disrupting its unity and cohesion.
Building a united civil front on the basis of coordination among all the forces of the revolution, is the duty of the hour that we must accomplish now without delay, and it is the necessary condition for the defeat of the coup and the establishment of full civil authority on its ruins.
What after the June 30 million?
The question posed now strongly is what will follow this victorious revolutionary mass movement on June 30, and how can the forces of the revolution continue their path to reach their full and undiminished goals, which we will work for in the forces of freedom and change with the rest of the revolution forces through the following urgent steps:
1- We in the Forces of Freedom and Change will address the resistance committees and the political and professional anti-coup forces, reiterating our vision of building a united civil front, and we will immediately call for the formation of a unified field and media coordination center he undertakes the task of preparing to continue escalating public action and preparing for comprehensive civil disobedience after the blessed Eid al-Adha.
2- Continuing the peaceful revolutionary escalation by all the new and tested peaceful means, in coordination with all the forces of the revolution, supporting all forms of resistance, including sit-ins, processions, and other peaceful means.
3- Sending letters to the main actors in the international and regional community about the developments of the current situation, explaining the demands of the Sudanese people, and mobilizing international and regional support for the peaceful struggle of the people of Sudan to extract their rights.
4- Escalate campaigns demanding the release of detainees, who numbered in hundreds throughout Sudan, and we will work with all human rights, civil and feminist groups to pressure for the freedom of those who are now languishing in the prisons of the coup authority.
In conclusion, we affirm that the revolution of our people is inevitably victorious, and that the coup is defeated and isolated. This will be achieved through our unity, cohesion, tight coordination between all the forces of the revolution and the isolation of the schemes of the counter-revolutionary forces.
Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change
July 2, 2022 AD
Ever since the 12th May 2022, Dr. Kizza Besigye have been in legal trouble, as his starting his “Waking-Up” Campaign against the rising commodity prices. That is done through the Red Card Front and with allies within the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). Today, his released again on bail after paying 2,5 million shillings to be on bond. Which is the price of freedom and temporary liberty that his getting for the first time since 14th June.
We cannot rest assure. This is only a temporary measure. Sooner or later the law will catch upon him. If you remember back in 2015 and 2016. Old cases was piled up against him just so he had to go to courts across the Republic while campaigning. This is why the previous charges and pending cases will be used against him again. If they will ever prove that he “incited violence” or whatever sort of counts of crimes he was supposed to have committed on the day of arrest. Since, it’s all going down to him protesting and directly moving into public spaces with the Central Business District of Kampala. Just so he can speak to people and get them involved in the struggle and fight with against the rising commodity prices.
We know the reasons of Besigye and his campaign. That is an honest one and a justified one. However, the state see it as a nuisance and a bothering element. A sort of activism that isn’t promoted or wanted in the Republic. That’s why a law has been created to possibly silence him and stop his campaigning in the public domain. This is why he isn’t even trying to comply with the Public Order Management Act (POMA) because he knows it was created with him in mind. That’s why the Anti-Besigye Act is coming into effect, every time he steps out of his compound in Kasangati and into the streets.
That’s why his return to his home today isn’t the end. Besigye is a journeyman and he will not stop until he has entered the other side. This man is so resilient and filled with the spirit in hope for change. That he will never stop until it happens. Until then he will continue and never let go.
Besigye will never relent or cease to operate. It isn’t in his character. He will fight on and continue the path he has already made for himself. That journey has taken him to prison so many time. He has been in bracelet a lot and been detained for all sorts of reasons. This will continue, because the state will not change or be any different towards him now.
No, he is an enemy of the state. Because Besigye represent everything the state isn’t and this is why his easily apprehended too. There don’t really have to be a reason or him doing anything significant. He just needs to be with a microphone or a loud speaker in a busy street. If he does that… his behind the slammer, yet again.
Some people might think… why does he bother? Why doesn’t he stop? Well… he doesn’t accept injustice and impunity. He fights against the military dictatorship and the junta in power. That’s what he does and he does so with peaceful means. This is why he never stops or retires.
It is commendable, but it must have cost him a lot. He has lost friends, family and such over it. Besigye has seen allies and activists betraying him. That could have gotten others to stop and maybe reconsidered if they should continue. However, Besigye have never looked and just continued to push through.
That’s why I know it is just a matter of time… before Besigye is back in Luzira, Kasangati Police Station, the vicious van, Nagalama Police Station or anywhere else for that matter. Peace.
Our People resisting & rejecting the Coup:
The June 30 march is a turning point in our efforts to overthrow the coup and its authority, and there are no words to adequately describe the bravery exhibited by our people’s revolutionaries since yesterday. The only description of what transpired is that it is the December revolution’s second rebirth.
We pray for God’s mercy and forgiveness for the martyrs who ascended to heaven yesterday, June 30, wherein two suns rose, the sun of glory and the sun of the people who rose against the fateful coup, they are our role models for carrying out our obligations to our homeland, glory to them in the heavens above, speedy recovery for the injured, and freedom for detainees.
The decision was reached to free the motherland and enter the palace the same way we did the previous time on December 19th. Hearts were bound to the destiny of a never-ending revolution, and shrouds are borne on shoulders to never deviate from the straight path. The covenant was sworn into with full support for victory or sacrifices that enrages the enemy. the pens have been lifted and the ink has dried.
Our Clashing, Heroic People:
We urge all the revolutionaries to support the sit-in at Al Jawda Hospital in Khartoum, to support it and to continue the peaceful processions regularly and peacefully in the neighborhoods.
We call on all peaceful revolutionaries to return to the same announced tracks of the 30th of June and adhere to directives of the field committees to support Al Jawda Sit-in.
1. Abu Hamama Assembly point: West Khartoum Coordination, Al Jabal Committees Association and South Khartoum & Al Kalakla Coordination.
2. Bashdar Assembly Point: East Khartoum Coordination, South Khartoum Coordination, Khartoum Center Coordination and Janub Al Hizam Coordination.
3. Al Musalamiyah Bridge
– Avoid clashing with the regular forces
– Adhere to the processions tracks
– Maintain the peacefulness of the processions and cooperate with the security committees to resolve any issues.
– Cooperate with the medical committees.
– Adhere to the general safety guidelines.
– Monitor intruders and notify security committees.
July 1, 2022