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The head of the Ethiopian government has in mind the Egyptian president’s maneuvers during the UN General Assembly in New
York from 13 to 20 September. Throughout the event, the Egyptian government constantly looked for support from other African
countries to block the economic rise of Ethiopia. He therefore tried to enlist the help of the presidents of South Africa, Jacob
Zuma, Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. He wants them to stand against the Ethiopian
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project which has been a considerable cause of tension between Egypt and
But he quickly realised that their initiative had little success, the members of the Egyptian delegation – almost a hundred officials
– reportedly sent messages to the African representatives at the assembly in New York warning them that Cairo could back the
Oromo rebels. To be sure, Omgita Sharo, one of the leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) is currently resident in the
Egyptian capital, where the government has given him refugee status and protection by the secret service. Finally, Sissi’s
strategy did not bear fruit in New York and it now remains to be seen whether he will carry out his threats.
Source; African Intelligence
Sissi’s maneuvers to destabilize Addis
October 26, 2016
While the Egyptian president wants to set himself up as the
regional godfather, Addis Ababa and Ankara denounce Cairo’
s interference in Ethiopia. ION investigates.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister, under its Minister Sameh
Shoukry, was driven to issue a press release on 6 October to
deny Ethiopian and Turkish allegations that Egypt is backing
Oromo rebels in Ethiopia.In barely veiled terms, Ethiopian
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn recently incriminated the
regime of Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sissi, declaring
that “Forces that do not want Ethiopia to exploit its natural
resources are indirectly involved in violence, by providing
financial support to certain groups”.