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Qatar Withdraw May Endanger U.S. Forces in Djibouti

U.S. forces in a military base located in Djibouti
How on earth Qatar’s withdrawal of its peacekeeping force from the disputed Eritrea and Djibouti border endangers U.S. forces stationed in Djibouti? (Photo: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO VIA GETTY IMAGES)

BY JOSEPH HAMMOND

An obscure border conflict between two nations in the Horn of Africa may threaten America’s only permanent military base on that continent.

The current crisis was sparked in June when Qatar suddenly withdrew the peacekeeping force it has maintained in a disputed region along the Eritrean-Djibouti border after both feuding nations announced their support for Saudia Arabia, the UAE and other regional powers that have criticized Qatar for its alleged support of terrorist groups. Continue reading Qatar Withdraw May Endanger U.S. Forces in Djibouti

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

Saudi – Qatar Rift and its Implications to the Horn of Africa

Who are the real winners and losers of the Qatar – Gulf Crisis? How will the crisis impact the future of the Horn of Africa region?

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

Eritrea, Everybody’s Favourite Enemy

What happen at the Eritrea Djibouti border as soon the Qatari peacekeeping troops withdrew?

BY THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER

Ever since Qatar announced on June 14 it was withdrawing the observation force it deployed in 2010 between Eritrea and Djibouti, the inhabitants of Djibouti and Ethiopia fear Asmara has war-like intentions.

Right time for wrong movers

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