President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, is in critical condition tonight after falling ill earlier this week. Guelleh was rushed to a hospital in Paris on Wednesday evening as his condition continued to deteriorate.
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.