Ethiopians never gave Djibouti to the French. There was an Ethiopian dream to capture Djibouti. But, Djiboutian with support from Somali people says in an action “NO” and they win and got their freedom from all enemies, incoming the French. For your information Abyssinians (Tigray and Amhara) dream was and is that, all Africa nations and countries are under their kingdom (Abyssinia), which is not realistic, far from logic and reality. If they still dream to include Somalia, Djibouti, Nigeria, Sudan, Mozambique and Arabs to the Abyssinia kingdom, I think they are sick people and no one will cooperate and support them, and they never reach their dream and also contribute to the development and integration efforts in the region and content.
Now what we want is actual regional confederation, through establishment of common governance system for common action in relation to the states under the confederation. The confederation will adopt a common constitution for dealing with critical issues (such as defense, foreign affairs, or a common currency), with the central government being required to provide support for all state members. The nature of the relationship among the states constituting a confederation varies considerably. Likewise, the relationship between the member states, the central government, and the distribution of powers among them is highly variable.
This system will stop fighting and separation issues, and also the conflict between Tigray / Tigre and Amharas in Ethiopia and Eretria, and stop Abyssinians dream on everything is under Ethiopia! Eretria and Djibouti will lead tourist and fishery sectors; Kenyans, Ethiopians and Ethiopian in agriculture sector, Somalia and Sudan in livestock, telecommunication, and natural resources. So, peace and development will come soon, let’s hope like that and end our internal problems and our problems with the international community.