Does Dileita's future lie in Haramous?
There is once again a smile on the face of former prime minister and ally of Ismail Omar Guelleh, Dileita [...]
The race to succeed president Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has reigned supreme since 1999, has turned into a gymkhana in which each candidate is playing his career. In the secret depths of Guelleh’s end-of-reign autocracy those who would succeed him [...]
Since he became president in 1999, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) has built his core power base on members of his own Issa Mamassan clan. They hold numerous key posts even if allies from other ethnic groups are also represented in the upper echelons of state government. For some time, IOG's position on the national political stage has been under challenge, notably from opposition coalition Union pour [...]