In the so-called terror sponsorship row between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the Saudi’s in their latest desperate efforts to oust Qatari Emir have pressed African leaders to add pressure on its neighbor.
Many of the African leaders get handouts and personal lavish gifts from the Kingdom in addition to huge offers of aid and loans. It is recalled that during a recent visit by US president Trump to Saudi Arabia, the kingdom and the UAE now in a row with Qatar bribed his daughter with a $100 million donation to her pet women’s charity.
Some African nations have obeyed, pulling their ambassadors from Qatar.
Both Saudi Arabia and Qatar are known to be global terror sponsors with the kingdom higher on the list. The current fight between the was prompted by a statement by Qatar in defense of Iran, Saudi’s mortal enemy.