Ismail Omar Guelleh dead? What’s happenend?

About Ismail Omar Guelleh

In the Mamassan clan, part of the Issas tribe in Somalia,

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh is the grandson of Guellé Mohamed (better known as Guelleh Batal), and is one of the signatories of the “Franken Agreement”. On August 30, 1917, the agreement approved the “free transfer of coasts, ports, ports, islands and territories occupied by the Isa tribe to the French government free of charge.” In recognition, Guelleh Batal was recruited from the French government on behalf of CFE The position of the person. Guelleh Batal’s son, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, is the father of Omar Guelleh. He was one of the first local teachers in the 1930s and then followed his father’s path and worked for the Fa-Egypt Railway Company. (CFE), the company built a line connecting Djibouti and Addis Ababa, and its headquarters are in Dre Dawa, a city created by the company itself.

President Ismail Omar Guelleh was declared a winner in the Djibouti presidential elections on Friday.”Thank you for your trust, thank you Djibouti. Let us continue,” Guellet said on Twitter shortly after the results were announced.

According to an official count, Guelleh re-elected 98.58% of the vote, defeating Zakaria Ismail, an independent and newcomer candidate.In this country with a population of more than 1 million, an estimated 215,000 voters voted.The main traditional opposition parties boycotted the vote and expressed concern about the fairness of the vote.Guelleh will lead Djibouti for the fifth consecutive term. He has been in power for more than two decades, making him one of the longest-serving heads of state on the African continent.

Rumors about death

News about the critical health condition and also death rumors are circulating in the digital platforms specially on twitter

pro TPLF twitter handles also retweeted the rumored death news about president Farmajo

jibouti says rumours about president’s health are ‘poison’

Re-elected for a fifth term in April, Guelleh has ruled Djibouti since 1999 (AFP/TONY KARUMBA)

Djibouti on Tuesday dismissed speculation about President Ismail Omar Guelleh’s health as “poison” aimed at destabilising the country and said the 73-year-old was simply taking a few days off to recover from overwork.

Re-elected for a fifth term in April, Guelleh has ruled Djibouti since 1999 and has used his country’s unique position on the Horn of Africa to lure investors and foreign military powers, all while keeping an iron grip on power.

Hours after rumours began to circulate Monday that Guelleh had flown to Paris and checked into a hospital, Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf issued a series of tweets saying the reports on social media were incorrect.

“All the information circulating on the networks is poison spread to disturb our fellow citizens,” Youssouf wrote.

“Our President is fine. A slight bout of fatigue from overwork and a lack of rest during the summer forced him to take a few days of rest and get a check-up.”

Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed accused unnamed opponents of “spreading nauseating rumours” and seeking to destabilise the country.

“The President of the Republic is on private travel, as was long planned on his agenda, and will be back in the next few days in Djibouti,” Mohamed wrote on Facebook.

– Handpicked successor –

A polyglot who speaks six languages, Guelleh, better known by his initials IOG, was the handpicked successor to his uncle Hassan Gouled Aptidon, the country’s first president after independence from France in 1977.

As Aptidon’s powerful chief of staff, he had control over security forces and the intelligence services in a role he held for 22 years.

In 1999, Aptidon stepped down, passing the torch to Guelleh, who was elected without a struggle.

Guelleh seized on Djibouti’s unique geographic location on the Red Sea to develop the tiny, arid nation of one million people into a reliable international military and maritime hub.

The third-smallest country by area on the African mainland, and sandwiched between volatile neighbours, Djibouti embarked on an infrastructure blitz, courting major investment in its quest to become the “Dubai of Africa”.

It hosts military bases for global powers including France, the United States, Japan and China.

Despite a plethora of infrastructure projects however, many Djiboutians still live in grinding poverty.

Guelleh’s government has also been accused by rights groups of cracking down on dissent, limiting free speech and suppressing opposition parties.

With an age cap prohibiting him from running a sixth time, Guelleh is expected to anoint a successor from within his own trusted circle, in much the same fashion as his own appointment.

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