UAE: Investment or military
Interference in the Horn?
about two or three years ago, the AU, UN, EU, UK and countries in the Horn,
notably Ethiopia before Abiy, had done a great deal to ensure peace and
stability in the Horn of Africa. Some of the achievements of the efforts were
functioning governments in Somalia and South Sudan, containment of belligerent
Eritrea through UN sanctions and focus on socioeconomic development.
the leaders of the Horn countries, except Esaiss Afewerki of Eritrea, had made
great contributions in this regard. But it would be unjust if we don't pay
tribute here to the crucial role played by Meles Zenawi, a leader of great
vision, skill, dedication and trustworthiness.
the sudden coming to power of Abiy Ahmed Ali in Ethiopia, all the gains
mentioned above have been thrown into the air. Ali's first move was to make
Afewerki his ally and together to create havoc in nearly all the Horn
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UAE, just out of the blue, warmly received this alliance of dictators and has
been financing their mission of destabilizing the region. They have been
working hard in promoting intra- and inter-state conflicts in the Horn with the
aim of imposing their satanic wills over the whole region.
Ethiopia, Abiy Ali in collaboration with Esaias Afewerki has totally violated
the Federal Constitution that had been ratified by all the nationalities of
Ethiopia. He has dismantled the federal arrangement that had brought peace, unity,
Tigray Abiy Ali and Esaias Afewerki have been committing crimes against
humanity in which thousands of civilians - women, children and elderly people
have been massacred.
this crime Abiy and Esaias have employed hundreds of thousands of their ground
troops and war planes, thousands of Amara militias, and Emirati drones. Summary
killings, rape and looting by Ali's and Afeworki's troops is rampant. The destruction
to property and loss of lives in towns and settlements along highways controlled
by Ali's and Esaias's forces is unimaginable. The objective of this act of
aggression is to impoverish and subdue the people. What is so devastating in
the war on Tigrai is the indiscriminate and continuous bombings by Emirati
drones operated by Emirati military personnel. This is however mission
impossible as the people of Tigray are putting up stiff resistance against the
unjustified war declared on them. There is no doubt this will soon grow to an all-out
attack on the dictator’s forces.
in Africa, including the Horn, had hoped economic ties would grow with the Gulf
countries, considering, particularly, the Horn's proximity to these countries.
What all the Horn countries may need is not drones but drains that can be used
in the fight against malaria in swampy areas. Modernising agriculture of all
types in the Horn countries, for example, could have fostered trade and
economic ties with the UAE and other Gulf countries. UAE investment in this and
other sectors would have been the most rational course of action to take. This
is what one would expect from a country that has over the last 40 or 50 years
overcome backwardness and achieved appreciable progress although the main
factor for this has been oil money.
UAE has dashed all these hopes by working closely with Africa's most despotic
butcher, Esaias, and Ethiopia's dictator, Abi Ali.
Horn, as feared, is now in turmoil. Abiy and Esaias are the main culprits in
this criminal act. Esaias Afewerki must pull out his troops from Tigray as USA
and other countries have warned him. The whole world is now aware of what is
happening in Tigray. All this amounts to war crimes and crimes against
should stop supporting dictators and financing the war on Tigray. It is in its
best current and future interest to rather focus on investment and support
socio-economic development of Horn countries and become a good partner of