Exclusive: Egypt sneaky strategy against Ethiopia

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Kampala, March 5, 2017 (SSNA) – In an exclusive interview on Sunday, a former Ugandan intelligence agent told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) that Egyptian government is actively pursuing a sneaky military strategy against Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and that Egypt is also assisting South Sudanese government in its war against the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO).

James Moises, the former intelligence operative alleges that Egypt and Uganda mutually agreed last year to achieve what he described as “two different interests. Moises went into details, explaining why Uganda and Egypt joined forces against Ethiopia and South Sudan’s armed opposition.

“First of all, Egypt’s diplomatic campaign to stop Ethiopia from constructing GERD has failed. Secondly, Uganda failed to destroy South Sudanese rebels. These two different interests are the ones uniting Cairo and Kampala,” Moises said. Adding, “Addis Ababa must not believe Cairo and Kampala when talking about anything related to GERD.”

“This is a sneaky strategy against the Ethiopian government,” he asserted.

Moises revealed to the SSNA during the interview that Ugandan President first proposed to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in December 2016 that if Cairo agrees to give Juba weapons and ammunition it wants to defeat the SPLM/A-IO, then Uganda would support any campaign Egypt wants against Addis Ababa. He further disclosed that Museveni even promised el-Sisi that he has what it takes to bring on board other East African countries to back-up Cairo.

Egypt supplies South Sudan with weapons and ammunition

Moises also disclosed that Egypt is supplying South Sudan with sophisticated weapons, ammunition, and modern military equipment, adding “Kampala manages Cairo military aid to South Sudanese government.”

This is not the first time James Moises make claims like these.

In July 2013, about four months before South Sudan civil war broke out; he wrote an article exposing Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni meddling in South Sudan internal affairs. His piece caused panic in the entire East African region and around the world and widely credited for exposing Uganda’s troops present in South Sudan before the war erupted.

Moises also warned in November 2015 that the August 2015 peace deal would not succeed, saying South Sudanese president Salva Kiir and his Ugandan counterpart Museveni had already drawn up a plan to prevent the implementation of the agreement. He then disclosed that Kiir and Museveni’s scheme to frustrate peace implementation would include first agreeing to IGAD and the international community brokered demands, allow rebels to come to Juba, and then start a war in the capital.

Last month, the rebel military command accused Egyptian air force of carrying out air attacks on its positions in Kaka town in Upper Nile. Cairo denied the allegations.

South Sudanese rebels also alleged in January that Egypt and South Sudan had strike a dirty deal, alleging the pact between the two countries includes a secret sabotage campaign against Ethiopia’s GERD.

5 Responses to Exclusive: Egypt sneaky strategy against Ethiopia

  1. Our first (white colonialists) and second class (Arabs) would be masters will never cease from helping us kill each other for their own agendas. Egypt attempted to persuade the Sudan to be on its side in numerous ways. However, the TPLF and the Sudan are joined at the hips and no amount of leverage was able to disjoin that alliance between the two despot governments. Then Egypt’s courtship shifted to Eritrea, Uganda and South Sudan. It is through these axis of governments that the Egyptians are using to sabotage the construction of the dam and destabilize Ethiopia.
    While Ethiopia is surrounded by Arab armies from the North (via Assab) and East (via Somaliland), the TPLF is busy killing its opposition and burning crops and houses of those who said enough is enough and are fighting for their legitimate rights. The unity of the country is so fractured no amount of mending will get it back where it once was. Here is a true story. The man is stationed in Ambo city. That city has been restless due to the heavy handed administration of the so called Oromo representatives to the region and the policy of the TPLF. Out of the blue a high ranking TPLF official who lived there for years sent his wife to Tigray and his children to Gondar. A puzzled friend asks the man why would you send your children to Gondar? It is unstable, why not keep them here where it is relatively calm? His reasoning was astounding. My kids will be at a disadvantage if they do not speak and write “Amharic”. In Gondar, with their grandparents they can learn the language and the culture. The friend asked, but you are from Adwa, why do you care for Amhara culture? It does not matter anymore where you are from. What matters is you gave your kids choices from which they can grow and prosper. In Ambo, the region insists the Oromo language to be spoken and used. wait, that is what the TPLF (EPRDF) wanted, not me, I do not agree with most of their policies. This shows TPLF chooses the best options and school (local and abroad) to their children, while millions are suffering under their apartheid style kilil system. It is astounding to think, these people are at the helm of the Ethiopian government.
    In conclusion, TPLF must wake up and have a democratic process in place in our country. Destroy the divisive policies that has been in place for the last 25+ years. Otherwise, Eritreans, Egyptians and other seen and unseen powers will always arm us to kill one another for the foreseeable future to fulfill their agendas. A nation divided along ethnic lines will not be able to fend off an inside or outside crisis without paying a heavy price. Wake up TPLF the Egyptians are coming after you!

    Tesfa
    March 6, 2017 at 8:34 am
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  2. If the egytian stratagy is usefull to destroy tplf i say its ok. TPLF is the worst enemy of ethiopia and ethiopian people.

    nabil
    March 6, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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  3. Egyptians are not foolish. The fools are TPLFites. You do not need a heavy hardware to defend Egypt.
    We can defend not only Egypt any body in the world only when we are United. The white colonialists and Arabs
    would be masters will never cease from helping us kill each other for their own agendas.

    Egypt attempted to persuade the Sudan to be on its side in numerous ways for the last 5 years. However, the TPLF
    and the Sudan are joined at the hips and no amount of leverage was able to disjoin that alliance between the
    two despot governments.Then Egypt’s courtship shifted to Eritrea, Uganda and South Sudan. It is through these axis of governments
    that the Egyptians are using to sabotage the construction of the dam and destabilize Ethiopia.

    The TPLF is busy killing its opposition and burning crops and houses of those who said enough is enough
    and are fighting for their legitimate rights. The unity of the country is so fractured no amount of
    mending will get it back where it once was.

    TPLF must wake up and have a democratic process in place in our country. Destroy the divisive policies that
    has been in place for the last 40 years. Otherwise, Eritreans, Egyptians and other seen and unseen powers
    will always arm us to kill one another for the foreseeable future to fulfill their agendas.

    A nation divided along ethnic lines will not be able to fend off an inside or outside crisis without paying a heavy price. Wake up TPLF and blind supporters of TPLFites otherwise the Egyptians are coming after you!!!!

    Temesgen
    March 6, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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  4. Guys!!! The news and the opinion which is written at the bottom comment both are fake. Baseless and groundless which is orchastrated with colour full words.

    Mulugeta Andargie
    March 6, 2017 at 4:43 pm
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  5. Its a fake news . Let’s all focus to
    our common enemy Gimatam 7 .

    Semachew
    March 6, 2017 at 10:12 pm
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