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Somalia president accuses Eritrea of arming Islamists


May 27, 2009 (MOGADISHU) — Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed on Wednesday accused for the first time Eritrea of arming Islamists fighting to throw out his government.

Yesterday the insurgents launched mortar shells on his palace.

"We know for sure that the majority of the weapons in the hands of the insurgents are coming from Eritrea," he told reporters from his residence which is heavily protected by the African peacekeepers.

"Eritrea is very much involved here... We know that Eritrean officers come here and bring money in cash."

The Eritrean officials rejected these accusations saying their country has been falsely accused of supplying arms to the Somali militants.

However, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, an insurgent leader who returned to Mogadishu recently from Asmara where he was established, admitted last week that Eritrea supported them in their fight to topple the Somali government.

The Africa Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on Friday May 22 called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to sanction Eritrea for supporting Somali Islamist insurgents.

The Security Council also in a statement on May 15 expressed its concern about reports that Eritrea has supplied arms to those opposing the government of Somalia.


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  • 28 May 2009 18:55, by Lokang

    Huh, has the coin flip over?

    I just remember the other day when Eritrean President poured a lot of critism against South Sudan government. To my insufficient knowledge about the Eritrea scotch-land policy, I thought Mr. president was acting like a Junior role model in trying to reshape GOSS’s collapsing adminstration? Ah..lalala, "Kumbe" he was a dying-lying pretendious snake in a grass.

    Shame on Mr. President for pretending to be something that you could not be. If you are aiding militia behind the scene and on the day light claim to be Angel Micheal, that aightn’t gonna happen. Africa continent will alway remind doom as long as people of such ill credential are in power.

    It’s really hard to take any current leaders as our generation role model. They are all self-manefested prophets of Anti-peace and Human. For ever will your souls end in furnice fire upon your earthily destination. We are tire of such sick behaviour. Ya’ll all in the same category with Mr Human exterminator(H.E) Bar-shit of Khartoum.

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