Woyanne breaks ties with Qatar – Middle East Online

April 21st, 2008 Print Print Email Email

Ethiopian government accuses Qatar of supporting armed Ethiopia’s opposition groups, Somali insurgents.

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia announced Monday it was severing ties with Qatar, accusing the Gulf Arab state of supporting armed opposition groups across the Horn of Africa region.It cited Qatar’s “strong ties” with Ethiopia’s arch-foe Eritrea, and alleged Qatari support to armed opposition groups within Ethiopia as well as to Islamist insurgents in Somalia, where Addis Ababa sent troops in 2006 to prop up a weak government.
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Ethiopian government accuses Qatar of supporting armed Ethiopia’s opposition groups, Somali insurgents.

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia announced Monday it was severing ties with Qatar, accusing the Gulf Arab state of supporting armed opposition groups across the Horn of Africa region.It cited Qatar’s “strong ties” with Ethiopia’s arch-foe Eritrea, and alleged Qatari support to armed opposition groups within Ethiopia as well as to Islamist insurgents in Somalia, where Addis Ababa sent troops in 2006 to prop up a weak government.

“The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has decided to break diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar,” said a government statement.”Ethiopia has displayed considerable patience towards Qatar’s attempts to destabilise our sub-region and, in particular, its hostile behaviour towards Ethiopia,” the statement said.

“Qatar has now, however, become a major source of instability in the Horn of Africa and more widely,” it went on.

“All those who are prepared to foment instability in Ethiopia and undermine the country’s security have been given support and encouragement by Qatar,” the government said.

“This has gone beyond Qatar’s strong ties with Eritrea. It has indeed provided direct and indirect assistance to terrorist organisations in Somalia and other areas,” the statement said.

“Whether in Somalia and in other parts of the Horn of Africa – including within Ethiopia – Qatar has been one of the most important supporters of terrorism and extremism in our sub-region,” it added.

The statement noted that Qatar consistently rejected such claims.

  1. fish
    | #1

    long live quatar. because the greedy alamoduin said the woyanes cut ties with quatar we will see who will loos.This days who is the leader of the savage woyane party?

  2. Gelella
    | #2

    Aljzazzera supports the democratization of Ethiopias national language from Amara minority (Amharic) to Ethioipas Majority (Afaan oromoffiaa).

  3. Ahadu
    | #3

    What does the word Arab means? Is it a race, Ethnic, religion or what? Who is an Arab?
    Are the dark Sudanese including those from the North are the same people with those in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and the likes? No. Are all Egyptians including those with dark skins are Arabs? Are those blacks in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Morocco and else where are Arabs?

    There are many questions need to be asked and answered about the Arabs rather than acting like those Ignorant and slave mentality Sudanese that are rejecting, denying and dislike themselves and have shame, inferiority on themselves and have the worst identity crises in the world. Sudanese especially those acting as Arabs rather than behaving as slaves to Arabs (the way they used to for centuries) are the outcast people of Black AFRICANS. Crazy individuals like Turabi who is even with the African standard a dark African, the current president and others witnessing them acting as Arabs is a shame and reflects how the whole nation is living a fake and confused life as Arabs while they are Africans.

    As far as the relationship between the Arabs and Ethiopians goes,
    The so called Muslims need to ask about their religion and understand what their Prophet said About the Habesha people. The Habesha King called Negash gave them a refuge guarantee including the prophet’s wife, children, and many followers. Habesha’s such as like Bilal were the prophet’s friends and allies. If the Habeshas were not giving asylum to his family members and followers, if the Habehsas didn’t work with his and in contra if the Habeshas were against him, for sure Islam wouldn’t be a religion at all.

    Among the others Prophet Mohammed said to his followers
    - Go to the Habesha land where no one is wrong.
    -Go to that righteous land (Abyssinia) and you will treat, save and care you with high value, dignity and respect.
    -From now on the habeshas are the always-respected guests to all my followers. My followers’ door and house will be always open to the Habehas.
    -…There are many many prophets’ sayings to his followers about the Habesha people.

    Yet, look what these so called Islamic followers especially Arabs are doing against the Habehas at least for the last 1000 years which is contrary to the prophet messages to them about the Habeshas. Sometimes I’m thinking that anything they do against the Habesha people would cost them direly and we are witnessing all over the Arabs world today. They might have money and services from the west. But in reality they are the unhappy and distrusted people on this planet. It will even get worst if they do not behave as human.

    We Ethiopians need to have good relation with the west, east and other part of the world. Our relationship with Israel seems like from the beginning of the creation and it must continue stronger that ever. 900 years a go, the great builder in human history (King lalibela) once decided to divert the Blue Nile (where between 84-95% Nile water in Egypt comes from) to the Easter part of Ethiopia. The reason was because of these barbaric Arabs were interfering on the Ethiopians matters taking lands all sides including what is today north and east Sudan. Ahmed Gragn that was invaded Ethiopia to destroy Christianity and spread Islam through massacre and destruction was 100% the Arabs plan with Ottoman support. Islam in Ethiopia is not a religion by choice but imposed by war by the Arabs. What we see today in the southern and Ogaden in Ethiopia today is just a continuity started long a go. But the time is not on their side. Look Iraq, Darfur where in the name of Arabs Black Africans are dying with millions.
    When they refused the Ethiopian pilgrims to reach Jerusalem walking on the Egyptian soil after paying taxes while they are getting our fresh water for free, King lalibela decided to build New Jerusalem which is Lalibela. .

    What Ethiopians have to do today is that we have to use our water resources for our use. Build a strong relationship with the west, china, India, Russia, Africa and the rest of the world.

  4. Selamta
    | #4

    Why are countries like Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan, Mauritania and other African countries became/want to become members of the Arab league? Are they Arabs with the same people the non black Saudis, Syrians, Iraqis, Jordanians, Lebanese, Palestinians, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and the likes do? Do those stupid Somalians and Slave North Sudanese know how the Arabs are treating blacks in the Arabic countries?
    About 65% the Yemeni population is the Abyssinians origin. The language, which is now dying, is close to Geez than any language. But the treatment they are getting from the minority Arabs in Yemen is very damaging. From Yemen as far as to Qatar and Kuwait are living millions of blacks for centuries. Yet the treatment they are getting is exactly the same as if it is between slaves and masters.
    Yet, the Stupid Somalians, slave Sudanese and other black Africans including Mauritanians are wishing to become Arabs. It is Laughable. Get out from that valueless organization called the Arab league. Be proud of your black skin and Africa. Let the Arabs alone to marry up to 4 women at once and let their women to produce babies like a mass production machine as far as one Arab man to become the father of 50, 60 or more children.
    Remember: There are millions of black Africans living in northern Africa where their black ancestry have lived before the Arabs came there. Today under the Arabs rule, they are living less than any form of citizenship right in their own ancestry North Africa. The vast majority look like Arabs in Northern Africa also are not Arabs but Berbers that are losing their identity to the Arabs. Gadafi of Libya is not an Arab but a Berber. Yet he is working for the Arabs the same way the millennia long slaves to the Arabs (the Sudanese) do.

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