The Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Mengiste Desta, has accused somalia of abandoning Africa for?
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DESTA: "The other thing I would like to touch on or throw some light, is on the further development of Somalia-Arab conspiracies against Ethiopia and I have captioned this as 'Somalia Says Adios Africa'. Having denied her African identity and having trampled under-foot the basic principles of the Organisation of African Unity Charter, the Mogadishu regime has now turned its back against Africa and is now running after the aid of reactionary Arab regimes in the Arab world who wallow in oil riches thanks to the bounty of nature. It is also an irony of diplomatic history that those Arab countries whose territories are occupied, and who complain at each and every international forum for the restoration of their land, should be the ones to assist and encourage the fascist Mogadishu regime in its aggressive war to realise her wild dream of a greater Somalia by carrying out territories of her neighbours. This is not only contradictory but it is a deplorable act."
Somali forces have taken control of Ethiopia's predominantly Somali Ogaden Desert region and are now at the edge of the Ethiopian.
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Background: The Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Mengiste Desta, has accused somalia of abandoning Africa for the oil wealth of Arab states. This follows unconfirmed reports that Saudi Arabia has offered the Somali government 500 mullion dollars of it severs all ties with the Soviet Union.
SYNOPSIS: From his Nairobi residence, Mr. Desta called for concerted action by African states against "Somali-Arab aggression."