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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Meles: Al-Qaida Operating in Somalia

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi speak during an interview with the Associated Press, Thursday, May 12, 2005 in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday he believes it is common knowledge that an al-Qaida terror cell is operating in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, and that only a stable central government can end the chaos in the Horn of Africa country and eliminate the terrorist threat.   (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)
Photo Courtesy: (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

Ethiopia's prime minister warned on Thursday of the danger posed by a "very active al-Qaida cell" in Somalia's capital and said a stable government is the best way to eliminate the terrorist threat in the chaotic Horn of Africa country.

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, in an interview with The Associated Press days ahead of an election in which he is seeking a third consecutive term, said his government supported the Somali transitional government formed in neighboring Kenya last year and would do everything possible to help it take power and eliminate the terrorist threat.

"Wherever there is distress, wherever there is acute poverty, social dislocation, the potential for a terrorist state exists," Meles said. "We have a very active terrorist cell in Mogadishu, which has been involved in terrorist activities in Kenya."

ABC News

...This bold statement coincides with today’s African Union (AU) meeting in Addis Ababa, in which the organization is trying to help Ethiopian backed new Somali government. It also coincides with human rights report on Ethiopia. SomaliNet

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that all this has happen and no matter what god knows best. I will pray and do my part to help Ethiopia. All my love to everyday from Addis to the Afar and Bati.

Tesfaye Meles said...

I love Meles and Ethiopia wouldn't be here where we stand today and please people stop pointing here and nowhere just be thinkful and do your part