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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

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

Continue reading Eritrea, Everybody’s Favourite Enemy

Eritrea Says Qatar has not Explained ‘Hasty’ Withdrawal

Eritrea said it will make its views known when it obtains full information about the episode.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Eritrea’s government says Qatar has not yet explained why it withdrew 450 peacekeeping troops from the East African nation’s contested border area with Djibouti.

Djibouti has accused Eritrean troops of occupying the Dumeira mountain area shortly after Qatar’s peacekeepers left earlier this week. Qatar, which is caught up in its own diplomatic clash with other Arab nations, had mediated a territorial dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Says Qatar has not Explained ‘Hasty’ Withdrawal

AU to Send Delegation to Djibouti Border

AU Commission to send fact finding mission to the border amid calls for restraint

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said he is in the process of deploying a fact-finding mission to the Djibouti-Eritrea border.

BY AFRICAN UNION

The Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is following the recent developments between the Republic of Djibouti and the State of Eritrea in the aftermath of Qatar’s decision to withdraw its peacekeeping troops at the Djibouti- Eritrea border.

The Chairperson of the Commission appeals for calm, restraint and stresses that the AU is fully seized with the matter. He highlighted that the AU Commission, in close consultations with the authorities in Djibouti and Eritrea, is in the process of deploying a fact-finding mission to the Djibouti-Eritrea border.

The Chairperson of the Commission stands ready to assist Djibouti and Eritrea to normalize their relations and promote good neighborliness within the framework of relevant AU instruments.


Ethiopian Troops Crossed into Djibouti to Help

BY ETHIO NEWSFLASH (6 March 2017)

A new report has indicated that hundreds of Ethiopian troops have crossed the border into Djibouti to help the country’s forces to deal with a rebel group called Front pour la Restauration de l’Unité et de la Démocratie armé (FRUD armé).



“President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti once again called big brother Ethiopia for help So, the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) have been grouping on the Djibouti-Ethiopia border since March 1,” reported the Indian Ocean Newsletter, an online intelligence gathering website. ”

At 8 a.m. on March 3, eight ENDF trucks crossed the border at Alayto-le-Boyna.

It would seem that FRUD armé has no intention of retreating and that there is therefore a real risk of a clash with the ENDF.”

Djibouti enjoys a robust relationship with Ethiopia but its armed forces, called Armées Djiboutiennes (FAD), are believed to be very small and ineffective.

Qatar Abandons Djibouti-Eritrea Mediation Role

Qatar announced it has suspended its mediation role in the territorial dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea.

BY SPUTNIK

Qatar suspended its participation as a mediator in the reconciliation process in relations between Djibouti and Eritrea, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Anba reported.

“The Government of Djibouti received an official note from the Foreign Ministry that Qatar ceases to be a mediator between Djibouti and Eritrea,” the media said, noting Doha would inform UN Secretary-General António Guterres of his decision. Continue reading Qatar Abandons Djibouti-Eritrea Mediation Role

Qatari Defense Official Visits Peacekeeping Troops in Eritrea

Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs paid a visit to the Qatari peacekeeping force deployed along the Eritrea – Djibouti border.

By Qatar News Agency,

The Minister of State for Defense Affairs HH Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah has paid a visit to the Qatari peacekeeping force, deployed in the disputed border region between the Republic of Djibouti and the State of Eritrea.

During the visit, HE Dr. Al Attiyah met all the members of the Qatari force and conveyed to them the greeting of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Supreme Commander of the Qatari Armed Forces. Continue reading Qatari Defense Official Visits Peacekeeping Troops in Eritrea