Tag Archives: Qatar Crisis

(Press Release): Why Does Qatar Involve Itself in Senseless Intricacies Against Eritrea?

Is Qatar actively funding regime change in Eritrea?
Qatar actively funding for the establishment of a joint Sudanese-Ethiopian Defense Unit near the Kassala border to what end?

BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION

As it will be recalled, the fabricated news of “the deployment of Egyptian troops in Sawa”, and the subsequent closure of the border by Sudan that “this event ostensibly triggered” was recycled and amplified with high drama recently. But the story did not end there. Continue reading (Press Release): Why Does Qatar Involve Itself in Senseless Intricacies Against Eritrea?

Qatar’s Withdrawal from Djibouti – Eritrea Border was Retaliatory

Qatar’s withdrawal of its peacekeepers from the Djibouti-Eritrea border was meant to punish the disputing countries for siding with Saudi Arabia and its allies.

BY AL ARABIYA

Qatar’s alleged support of terrorist organizations, which has already frayed its relation with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Gulf states, is also destabilizing East Africa.

Qatar’s withdrawal of its peacekeepers on June 14 from the Djibouti-Eritrea border was a form of punishment to the disputing countries which supported the quartet of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, according to a senior researcher at a US Department of Defense think tank. Continue reading Qatar’s Withdrawal from Djibouti – Eritrea Border was Retaliatory

‘Neutral’ Somalia Finds itself Engulfed in Saudi Arabia-Qatar Dispute

President Farmaajo withstood significant pressure in staying out of Saudi Arabia’s feud with Qatar. But it may pay a cost for its neutrality.

President Farmaajo is clearly in a very tough spot, with a vast array of contradicting interests to contend with and limited options. But how long can he stay neutral and withstand the pressure is the question. (Photo: Mareeg.com)

BY MUHYADIN AHMED ROBLE | AFRICAN ARGUMENTS

Six months since President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed took office, Somalia is at the centre of an international and domestic political storm.

This June, the president known as “Farmaajo” was under pressure to cut ties with Qatar in solidarity with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. Those four countries – along with a few others that followed suit – had suddenly severed relations with Qatar, accusing it of backing Islamist militants. Continue reading ‘Neutral’ Somalia Finds itself Engulfed in Saudi Arabia-Qatar Dispute

Turkey to Open Largest Military Base in Somalia

Somali defense minister says military base will open in September

After increasing diplomatic and humanitarian support for Somalia, Turkey is now establishing a military camp in the country. (Photo: Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu by Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

BY TESFANEWS

Turkey is set to open the largest military training camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu next month, where locals are battling an Islamist militant group in addition to drought.

Somali Defense Minister Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed said in a statement that the camp which had been under construction for the last two years will open this September and would be equipped to host up to 1,500 troops at one time. Continue reading Turkey to Open Largest Military Base in Somalia

African Union is Scuffling for its Pertinence

One of the biggest hurdles and complexities the African Union faces after half a century of its existence is, it has no control of its own agendas.

BY SIMON HAGOS *

African Union (AU), formerly known as Organization of African Unity (OAU) is an intergovernmental organization established in 2002 to promote unity and solidarity of African states.

OAU was founded on May 25, 1963 on grounds of building economic development and international cooperation between African countries. It is worth noting that OAU was thriving in ambassadorial activities and border dispute mediations. Continue reading African Union is Scuffling for its Pertinence

Eritrean News Agency Requests Al-Jazeera to Rectify its Biased Stance

Losing credibility everywhere. We had repeatedly urged Al Jazeera to refrain from biased and skewed reporting on Eritrea. But our request continues to be ignored.

BY PAULOS NETABAY

Dear Mr. Al Anstey, CEO of Al Jazeera Media Network


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I refer to a derogatory article: “Eritrea: Anecdotes of indefinite anarchy” that was posted in Al Jazeera’s  website on Thursday (July 6) last week.  The article in question essentially dwells on a barrage of vitriol against Eritrea by a notorious author who routinely engages in a smear campaign against the country. Continue reading Eritrean News Agency Requests Al-Jazeera to Rectify its Biased Stance