Djibouti: Information on the Union of Democratic Djiboutians (UDD), on its members and supporters, and on their treatment by the authorities; and on the impact of the Djibouti government-FRUD agreement on the UDD and the Gadabursi
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||DJI22829.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Djibouti: Information on the Union of Democratic Djiboutians (UDD), on its members and supporters, and on their treatment by the authorities; and on the impact of the Djibouti government-FRUD agreement on the UDD and the Gadabursi, 1 January 1996, DJI22829.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abd354.html [accessed 6 May 2015]|
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Information on the UDD is limited among the sources consulted by the DIRB.
According to Political Handbook of the World: 1994-1995, the UDD was founded in January 1992 as a Gadabursi clan party opposed to Djibouti president Hassan Gouled (1994, 239). The UDD was a founding member of the Front Uni de l'Opposition Djiboutienne (FUOD), an alliance of Afar and anti-government Issa clan groups begun in Paris in June 1992 (ibid., 238). The leaders of the UDD are Mahdi Ibrahim God and Mohamed Moussa Ainache (ibid., 239). For additional information on the UDD, please consult the attachments.
Information on the impact on the UDD or the Gadabursi of the peace agreement between the government and the Front pour la Restauration de l'Unité et de la Démocratie (FRUD) could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Political Handbook of the World: 1994-1995. 1994. Edited by Arthur S. Banks. Binghamton, NY: CSA Publications.
The Indian Ocean Newsletter [Paris]. 29 January 1994. "Djibouti: Armed Conflict Splits Opposition," p. 5.
Political Handbook of the World: 1994-1995. 1994. Edited by Arthur S. Banks. Binghamton, NY: CSA Publications, pp. 238-39.
Additional Sources Consulted
Africa Confidential. 1994-1995.
Africa Research Bulletin. 1994-1995.
Amnesty International Report 1995.
Country Reports for 1994. 1995.
Critique of DOS Country Reports for 1994. 1995.
DIRB Djibouti Amnesty International Country File. 1994-1995.
DIRB Djibouti Country File. 1994-1995.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) daily reports. 1994-1995.
Human Rights Watch World Report 1996. 1995.
The Indian Ocean Newsletter. 1994-1995.
On-line searches of media articles (NEXIS).