Published on 23 July 2017

Crisis in Qatar sowing dissent in Africa

Qatari foreign minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani takes stock of support in Africa.

More than a month into the embargo placed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies, most African states have sided with the Saudi camp, leaving just a few sitting on the fence. The support has been hard won however, with the diplomatic, military and economic fallout creating a rift among the continent's eastern nations and within the Horn of Africa.

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