August 21, 2008 at 6:03 am 2 comments

This is a monument commemorating the unification of North and South Yemen.  Many southerners, Adenis in particular, dislike the north. After unification, the more politically powerful (and populous) Northerners took over Aden’s port and began to send the majority of the profits to Sana’a. People have told me that Important government and economic positions were taken from Adenis and given to Northerners.

The president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is from the north and is widely reviled here in Aden.

This monument is adjacent to a wide swath of brick sidewalk that is used for pro-Government parades. A large painting of Saleh is hung above the whitewashed stone bleachers that look over the area.

Beyond the parade grounds is a neighborhood of embassies, delapidated houses, crumbling structures and a few new constructions. It is also where I work.

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  • 1. adel alhasani  |  September 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    I dont care if I am going to do lots of mistakes in this comment but what I ‘d like to say first of all to thank you take this great issue in consideration and put it objectivelly .
    anybady reads this comment must put it in mind that sunrise is coming without any doubt … we are ready to sacrifiy in order to win and achieve our issue now or tommorw ….
    our soul is as a road and way to the vactory …
    the son of south

  • 2. Unification Video  |  February 15, 2009 at 2:40 pm

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