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?
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
President Farmaajo withstood significant pressure in staying out of Saudi Arabia’s feud with Qatar. But it may pay a cost for its neutrality.
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
Somali defense minister says military base will open in September
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
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
Dear Mr. Al Anstey, CEO of Al Jazeera Media Network ,
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
BY AMANUEL BIEDEMARIAM
The Golf Cooperation Council comprised of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia (SA), Oman, Qatar and Kuwait, and Yemen is facing dark moments in its history. Swiftly, Saudi Arabia, United Arab of Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, The Maldives and others cut ties and imposed embargos on Qatar.
The Saudi led coalition is ordering Qatar to stop supporting terrorism, halt military cooperation with Turkey, shut down Al Jazeera and most importantly, cut ties with Iran. The total list of the demand is 13, however, the four are the key demands that Qatar must satisfy to rejoin the group. Continue reading Saudi – Qatar Rift and its Implications to the Horn of Africa
The Saudi Ambassador to Khartoum Ali bin Hassan Jaafar has urged Sudan to take “clear stance” on the ongoing Gulf crisis, accusing Qatar of seeking the backing of two states with regional ambitions, Turkey and Iran.
Last month, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar over allegations that the country funds “terrorism”, an accusation that Qatar denies. Continue reading Saudi Arabia Urges Sudan Take ‘Clear Stance’ on Gulf Crisis