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Title:Sayyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan, Lij Yasu and the World War One Politics, 1914-1916
Author:Kakwenzire, Patrick K.
Periodical:Transafrican Journal of History
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Subjects:foreign policy
World War I
History and Exploration
Politics and Government
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24328517
Abstract:The traditional political pattern in the Horn of Africa has been characterized by fundamentally antagonist relations between the Somali and the Ethiopians. Yet between 1914 and 1916 an unprecedented event took place in the area: an Ethiopian emperor, Lij Yasu, and a Somali nationalist, Sayyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan, made reciprocal moves aimed at reaching some kind of political accommodation. These attempts failed, however, to have a lasting impact on the political situation in the region, partly because of the countermeasures devised by the British administration and partly because of the deeply rooted antagonism between the Somali and the Ethiopians. Notes.