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Somali Intelligence Chief accuses Qatar of links with Al-Shahbaab: Saudi Influence?

19 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

From Hiiraan Online

Abdullahi Mohamed Ali (Sanbalolshe), former director of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA)

Abdullahi Mohamed Ali (Sanbalolshe), former director of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), according to Somali Affairs, has accused Qatar of maintaining active links with the Somali extremist group, Al-Shahbaab.

Ex-Somali Intelligence Chief was commenting on the role played by Doha in the recent release of the abducted Italian aid worker Aisha Romano (formerly Silvia Romano), who was held captive the militant group Al-Shabaab for years. Here is a link to the story that appeared in Somali Affairs quoting the Somali Intelligence Chief.

Somali Affairs reports that in an interview with the Saudi-owned, Arabic Al-Arabia TV, Sanbalolshe, Ex-Somali Intelligence Chief, said Qatar has kept alive its contacts with Al-Shabaab for years, and that the Gulf country has been instrumental to the terror group in its drive to generate income from ransom payments.

Qatari Intelligence or Turkish Intelligence? 

However the appearance of this interview, by ex-Somali Intelligence Chief, on Saudi-owned Al-Arabia raises questions about the credibility of Sanbalolshe’s claims since relations between Doha and Riyadh are tense and a narrative war is continuing for past several years.

Sanbalolshe’s – ex-Somali Intelligence Chief – claims are also problematic because most of the Italian and Turkish sources have given credit to Turkish Intelligence, Italian and Somali government agencies for mediating this release.

In Italy the furore is rather focused on Silvia Romano’s claims that she has become a Muslim after carefully reading Quran and her new name is Aisha. She claims and explains to Italian prosecutors that there was never any pressure upon her and she was not physically abused by her captors. Aisha is the most popular Muslim name – coming from early days of Islam when the youngest wife of Prophet of Islam, Mohammad (PBUH) was Aisha or Ayesha.

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የሕወሃት ጉልበት 20, ግንቦት20!         የሕወሃት ጎማ ዘንድሮ መተንፈስ!

26 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


አዘጋጅ፡ ተመስገን ደሣለኝ


በዱባይ Burj Al Arab Jumeirah ሆቴል ሕወሃት የምስረታ በዓሉን ያከብራል! በጥልቅ መታደስ ይሉሻል ይህ ነው!

Friday to Sunday TPLF bosses feasting at Dubai’s Burj al-Arab Jumeirah Hotel at the expense of those they kill


Saudi-led demands not ‘reasonable or actionable’, says Qatar

24 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Al Jazeera
Qatar has dismissed a list of demands submitted by four Arab countries as neither reasonable or actionable.

The list was received by Qatar’s ministry of foreign affairs on June 22, according to a report by the state-run Qatar News Agency.
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Al-Jazeera: the Qatar broadcaster at centre of diplomatic crisis

24 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Graham Ruddick, The Guardian
Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster that has found itself at the centre of the Gulf diplomatic crisis, was launched in 1996, and has since grown to become the most-watched TV channel in the Arab world.

It claims to broadcast to more than 310m households in more than 100 countries. The company employs more than 3,000 people and has a London studio in the Shard.
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ተራ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ብቻ ሳይሆን በየሥፍራው የሚገደለው፣ በሃገረ ሶማሊያ የሚሞቱት የኢትዮጵያ ወታደሮችም ክብርና ቀባሪ አጥተው ሬሣቸው በረሃ ላይ እየረገፈ ነው፤ አሁን ደግሞ ገዳዮቹ ላይ አልሞ ገዳዮቹን በተከታታይ መልቀም ተጀምሯል! ማን ይሆን እያነጣጠረ የሕወሃትን ሰላዮች የሚለቅማቸው?

17 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

እነማን ይሆኑ? ማን ይሆን? የሃገር ደህንነት ሳይሆኑ፥ የሕወሃት ሰላዮች ላይ እያነጣጠረ ላለፉት አራት ወራት ሲለቅማቸው የከረመው/ሙት? እኛም ለጥይቄው መልሱን አናውቅም። ምን ውጤት እንደሚያስከትል አናውቅም – ለውጥ መምጣቱን ባንጠራጠርም!

አንድ አበክረን የምናውቀው ሃቅ ግን፥ በሕወሃት አስተዳደር ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ በዜጎች እኩልነት ላይ ያልተመሠረተ አመራር ባለበት ሁኔታ፡ ሃገሪቷ ልማቷም አርኪ ሰላምና ደህንነቷ የተረጋገጠ ይሆናል ብሎ ማሰብ ቀድሞውንም ተላላነት ነው። የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ለማን ደህንነት ነው ይህቺን የጋራ ሃገራችንን መንከባከብ የሚገባው? ለዘረኛው ሕወሃትና አቃጣሪዎቹ?

ከታሪክ እንደምናስታውስው፥ ባሪያ ለፈንጋዩ የራሱን ደህነንትና ነጻነት ወደጎን ገፍቶ፡ ቀንና ሌሊት ለፈንጋዩ ምቾትና ደህነንት ብቻ ሲኳትን ዘላለም ይኖራል ብሎ እንደማሰብ የሚቆጠር ነው! አይታሰብም!

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Eritrea and Djibouti trade unkind words today at the United Nations Human Rights Council

4 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Summary of statements by Eritrea and Djibouti

In the Eritrean statement, at the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council, Djibouti is indirectly mentioned by Eritrea and criticized as co-sponsor of the 2012 resolution engineered by Ethiopia, the aim of which is to get Eritrea condemned for the concerning human rights situation in that country.
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Hypocrisy of travel ban on domestic workers, when the regime tolerates known abuses by foreign firms in & around Addis Abeba

31 Oct

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Sometimes, one cannot help miserably wondering why situations or events seem to conspire against Ethiopia and its citizens – a nation with a young people whose Option One increasingly seems to be fleeing their country by any means and any way possible.
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Troubled Ethiopia-Eritrea ties in everyone’s lips these days: Is something in the offing?

2 May

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin — The Ethiopia Observatory

They say there is no smoke without some fire. Therefore, for a while now there have been some references here and there about Ethiopia and Eritrea formally initiating peace talks. These days, Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom has also been talking about the Ethiopia – Eritrea relations.
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