Thursday, May 12, 2005
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."
...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
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