Abiy Ahmed fanning instability in Somalia, S. Sudan: UN reports

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. PHOTO | MONIRUL BHUIYAN | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Ethiopia, which chaired Igad until last Friday, and Kenya have only given piecemeal support, with occasional visits or bilateral meetings, the report by the UN Panel of Experts says.
  • Kenya on the other hand accused the UN team of passing the buck, arguing that Kenya suffers whenever South Sudan is at war as its businesses close and it hosts refugees.

Just months after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopia’s reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is fighting accusations of is interfering with the affairs of neighbouring countries.

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