The name of “Cote francaise des Somalis” itself is said to have been proposed by hağği Diideh [Mahad-Ase clan of
Gadaboursi . He was Prosperous merchant of Zayla who built the first Mosque in Djibouti Ğami
ar-Rahma in 1891] to the French administration in imitation of British Somaliland.
Source: Morin, 2005
http://www.afarforum.com/Decolonized_th ... 5B1%5D.pdf
Does Haaji Diide's Mosque still exist?