Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Accuses Egyptian Institutions of Funding Opposition Groups

This was not the first time for the Ethiopian clown to make such claims

Ethiopia renews its bogus accusations that Egypt supported the Oromo people protests. If Ethiopia is that worried about the Oromo people, why not start with the obvious: End all emergency restrictions and address the Oromo people’s grievances.

By Daily News,

Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn said that there are Egyptian institutions harbouring, supporting, and funding “terrorist groups” in Ethiopia, during his interview on Al- Muqabla show aired on Al-Jazeera on Thursday.

The minister’s comments came in response to a question regarding his country’s claims that Egypt and Eritrea are supporting opposition groups in Ethiopia.

Desalegn explained that they repeatedly addressed the Egyptian authorities regarding those institutions, and called on them to take suitable procedures against them and investigate them, adding that Egyptian authorities have denied their relation with these institutions.

Among these groups is the Oromo Liberation Front, he noted.

The minister explained that they need not refer to intelligence findings to obtain information regarding these institutions, since the information is already available on the internet and on Egyptian media outlets.

The prime minister said that the support of these institutions will impact relations between both countries, as it targets Ethiopia’s stability.

When the TV anchor asked the minister about Egypt’s response, he said that Egyptian authorities said that they are working on the issue, and that they have asked for information regarding these institutions. He added that Ethiopia had sent them everything that is available on the internet.

He concluded that Ethiopia is awaiting Egypt’s response regarding this issue.

Although the anchor pushed the narrative of an Egyptian intervention due to building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the prime minister denied such claims saying that is not the cause, as the dam will be built without any influence from Egypt or Sudan.

This was not the first time that Ethiopia stated such claims against Egypt. In early October, a video showed members from the outlawed Oromo Liberation Front sharing a stage with what Ethiopian media described as Egyptians.

The Egyptian Foreign Affairs Ministry commented on the video saying that Egypt does not intervene in the internal affairs of other countries.

Ethiopian refugees in Egypt, including people from the Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups, usually arrange rallies in front of the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Cairo to protest against the Ethiopian government’s violations against opposition groups in their homeland.

The Oromo and Amhara represent the largest ethnic groups in Ethiopia. A significant proportion of these communities have fled Ethiopia due to the persecution and violent treatment by the state. Opposing members of these groups are frequently protesting in Ethiopia causing them to face prison and death.

The Oromo people have an estimated population of 40 million, including 20,000 political prisoners who are accused of belonging to the Oromo Liberation Front, an outlawed group labelled as a terrorist organisation.

In late July, two Ethiopian asylum seekers allegedly set themselves on fire in front of the UNHCR as part of a protest led by the Oromo community that sought to demand the right to seek asylum with the UN office.

21 thoughts on “Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Accuses Egyptian Institutions of Funding Opposition Groups

  1. Uganda Leader Supports Egypt’s Army Deployment in South Sudan

    By The Independent,

    Egypt will provide a protection force to help South Sudan restore peace, a decision that has been welcomed by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni.

    After bilateral talks Sunday with visiting Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Museveni hailed the decision, saying that unlike Uganda, the north Africans do not share close border ties with South Sudan and would, therefore, not be accused of bias in the situation.

    Museveni called on the Egyptian government to discourage the United Nations Security Council’s policy of putting sanctions on South Sudan, saying that sanctions cause a vacuum in leadership.

  2. as usual, you are corrupting someone elses article. this is theft. daily news didn’t say “clown” neither did they use the photo you are showing. you are adding all kinds of stuff INSIDE the daily news article. This is called intellectual theft. everyone knows you are notoriously known for modifying others’ articles. sooner or later dishonesty will catch up with you.

    1. I would love to send you my Photo of Hailemariam, but I’m sure TN won’t publish it.
      As to the word “clown”, you are welcome to replace it with “IQ63” — Merry Christmas

    2. But isn’t the cross eyed criminal a clown? Clown. That is putting it mildly. The guy is a jerk, dishonest and out right lying idiot. How is that for describing your hero, yah Mr. hello biTzka teAlo!

      1. The words that you have used to describe the guy are not harsh. ” We called upon the Eritreans for talks to resolve the border conflict but they turned their backs on us. ” — the dishonest and out right lying idiot talking to Al-Jazeera few days ago.

    3. I am sure TN did that to get exactly your kind of reaction. He wanted to hit the nerves of some malelit supporters and sympathizers like you and he definitely got one. Welcome to propaganda 101 mr. IQ63.

      1. This is about TN’s bad habits. He could’ve left the article as is and it would have the same effect. But why go the extra mile to corrupt his consciousness? And what did he get in return? Nothing!

        1. Why you got so mad and abused by that? What is it for you if Hailemariam called a clown or a jerk? Are you a TPLF sympathizer? If so, he gets you right. If not, shut the fuck up.

          1. i am so mad and feel abused because I hate dishonest people. period!
            by the way, I am responding to TN thru your comment. I am not responding to gheto like you. just in case you feel too important.

          2. Hope you loath the lying bastards at 4 kilo, who are politically, morally defunct and still you’re happy to consume every garbage they throw at your mushy head. Now go and clean you house first before you could someone else’s, as the saying goes , Charity begins at Home!!!

  3. Well, well well.. Let It Rain. And Clear It Out A Let It Rain… It’s payback time Ugumesh!! Let the Feast Begin… On the menu “Woyane-Tigray”????????

  4. What does a weak student use to cover his/her failure? LAME EXCUSE EXCUSE, likewise the defunct woy-ane leaders are still prodding the living dead, mannequin PM HD constantly to point his index figure at every one except himself and his masters in mekele and the West!!!!!!

  5. This man Wedi Taba is unsung hero his politics is simple and to the point, boy he is a massive Eritrean cause defender, bless you brother and carry on to enlighten the blinkered woy-ane stooges!

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