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Saudi Arabia Looks to African Allies During Gulf Crises

Sausi Arabia relation with Horn of Africa countries
“Peace and stability in the Horn of Africa is very important for Saudi Arabia … that is why we cooperate with HOA countries such as Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia.” – Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri, a military adviser for the Saudi minister of defense.

By Salem Solomon | for VOA News,

Saudi Arabia appears intent on reaching across the Red Sea to build alliances in the Horn of Africa, where piracy, drug and weapons smuggling, and terrorism threaten commerce in the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

This was evident during the Saudis’ intervention in Yemen. Over the past year, they built a coalition of African partners to help dislodge Houthi rebels who were in control of most of the country, including the capital, Sana’a. Continue reading Saudi Arabia Looks to African Allies During Gulf Crises