political scene and ultimately receive further brownie points among Somalis who may also oppose Somaliland’s deal with Ethiopia. In doing so, it is hoping to also acquire new recruits within its ranks.
It also acts to undermine the FGS by issuing a competing claim against the deal in citing the preservatioSoun of Somali territorial integrity. And perhaps more worryingly, it is also meant to foment security concerns – howe
ver real or perceived – around the deal by threatening violence and popular mobilization against the MoU.