The Somali Prime Minister attended Djibouti for inauguration of long-term-serving dictator Ismail Guelleh

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Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh has been inaugurated as the country’s new president. The inauguration ceremony will be attended by various delegates, including Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, Ethiopian and Rwandan Prime Ministers Abiy Ahmed and Edouard Ngirente. Guinean president Alpha Conde, South Sudan’s vice president and senior members from Uganda, Kenya, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia as well as France.

Dictator Ismail Omar Guelleh was first elected as president in 1999, with an endorsement from his predecessor and uncle Hassan Gouled Abtidon. He has since been elected in subsequent elections, with the 2011 round largely boycotted by the opposition, alleged large-scale irregularities.

According to Djibouti officials told Somali Times this ruthless dictator has been abusing, killing and imprisoning his own people for over 35 years. Ismali Gulleh elected himself not Djibouti who are living in poverty. Ismail Gulleh and his family are the ones who are living the high life and the country is suffering.