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‘Neutral’ Somalia Finds itself Engulfed in Saudi Arabia-Qatar Dispute

President Farmaajo withstood significant pressure in staying out of Saudi Arabia’s feud with Qatar. But it may pay a cost for its neutrality.

President Farmaajo is clearly in a very tough spot, with a vast array of contradicting interests to contend with and limited options. But how long can he stay neutral and withstand the pressure is the question. (Photo: Mareeg.com)

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

Gulf Crisis: Eritrea Backs Saudi Arabia and Allies, Ethiopia on the Fence

For quite some time, Eritrea was suffering from Qatar’s manipulative and irresponsible policy in the region. When it was provided with opportunity, Eritrea do not hesitate to declare enough with Qatar. “For Eritrea, this is a timely issue that warrants its active support […] as such, it is not a matter that requires invitation of the Eritrean Government or solicitation of its vote.”
BY ISMAIL AKWEI | AFRICA NEWS

Eritrea has backed Saudi Arabia and its allies in the ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis that started last week after Gulf nations cut ties with Qatar for allegedly supporting extremist groups.

The Eritrean government said in a statement on Monday that its decision is in the right direction to realise regional peace and stability. Continue reading Gulf Crisis: Eritrea Backs Saudi Arabia and Allies, Ethiopia on the Fence