Somali Magazine – People in Borama, northern Somalia, protest the illegal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on January 1st, 2024, between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and Somaliland President Muse Bihi, claiming that our sea is not for sale.
Mohamed Hassan Saajin, the Somaliland Administration’s Minister of Commerce, stated that Ethiopia is interested in annexing territory but not in investing in a seaport. He was alluding to the recent illegal Memorandum of Understanding between Ethiopia and Somaliland. The illegal pact was vigorously contested by the Somali government and was declared null and void by the Federal Parliament.
People in Somaliland are opposed to the MoU, and they are all out on the streets of Borama today to demonstrate their sense of ownership and to demonstrate that this property belongs to the Somali people and cannot be sold.
“Our sea is not for sale, and our land is not for sale,” activists chanted.
“This law is an illustration of our commitment to safeguard our unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity as per international law,” President Mohamud stated as he signed a measure that annulled the illegal MoU deal between the two parties.