Monday, 3 October 2016 -- Justice and Welfare Party chairman Faisal Ali Warabe has said that many politicians believe that Somaliland is ruled from Ethiopia, a notion he described as a
Warabe, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of an Ethiopian university's new branch in the city of Hargeisa, said that Ethiopian universities provided a good education, but that did not mean that Somaliland was ruled from Ethiopia.
"Many anti-Ethiopian politicians keep saying that Somaliland is ruled from Ethiopia. That is a baseless and unfounded lie. We are an independent nation and we are not ruled from Ethiopia," Warabe said, adding that Ethiopia is a neighbouring country with which Somaliland shares a long border.
The Justice and Welfare Party chairman said the hatred Somalis have for Ethiopia began in the British-colonized Somali territories, especially Hargeisa, after a Somali territory was ceded to Ethiopia.
"Today Somalis in Ethiopia's region are enjoying a high degree of autonomy within that country," Warabe said.
On the rise in the number of universities in Somaliland, Warabe said they were good education-wise, but the education system in Somaliland was riddled with clannism.
Whatever the case may be, Somaliland has many universities. The headquarters of most of these universities are based in Ethiopia. Somaliland and Ethiopia have routed the two notorious dictators from Horn of Africa, Mengestu and Said Barre . They have alot in common. He added that SNM and TPLF are the only rebels supported by their own grassroots people who overthrew the two hegemonic regimes.