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African Diplomatic Alignments in the Qatar Crisis

Where do Horn of Africa states stand on the Qatar-Gulf crisis?

Where do Horn of Africa states stand on the Gulf – Qatar Crisis? How is this crisis affecting regional alignments in the region and the continent at large? (Photo: AFP)

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A number of African nations have begun taking sides in the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar over the latter’s ties to Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and other groups that the Saudi government deems extremists or terrorists.

The Saudi Kingdom closed its land border with Qatar earlier this month, imposing an economic embargo and severing diplomatic relations. It also closed its airspace to Qatar Airways, dealing the commercial airliner a major blow by forcing it to reroute Europe-bound flights. Continue reading African Diplomatic Alignments in the Qatar Crisis