The Madhibaan, an
indigenous people living mainly in the Horn of Africa are one of
the aboriginal peoples of the country which is called today
Somalia. They are struggling to live in peace and in their
ancestral homelands. The history of the oppression of the
Madhibaan - even as slaves of the invading Somali Clans - is long
and full of blood and tears. The former government tried at least
to provide the most basic human rights to the Madhibaan and other
outcast minorities in Somalia, but since the onset of the civil
war in 1991 the Madhibaan, like many other people from Somalia
suffer from assassinations by members of the majority clans and
atrocities at the hands of the Somalis as well as from neglect and
injustice from the side of the international community. But the
Madhibaan don't give up and claim back their rights.
( * 1901 - 27.12.1999 )
the father of the
freedom struggle by and for the Madhibaan
"All life is
interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of
mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects
one directly affects all indirectly."
much we may detest admitting it, the fact remains that there would
be no exploitation if people refused to obey the exploiter. But
self comes in and we hug the chains that bind us. This must cease."