Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed is facing accusations that links him to instability in neighbouring Somalia.

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A report by the United Nations Panel of Experts claims Mr Ahmed, who was elected as Ethiopian PM last year, is directly responsible for political chaos in Somalia.

Besides Somalia, the report also implicates Ethiopia of fueling tensions in South Sudan, Africa's youngest nation.

“Over the past year, the Igad and member states neighbouring South Sudan – specifically Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda – have not demonstrated full and consistent engagement in the peace process,” a UN report quoted by Sunday Nation said.

Last week, Somalia's opposition FNP wrote to Mr Ahmed, demanding immediate withdrawal of Ethiopian non-AMISOM troops who are stationed in Gedo.

“The Ethiopian National Defence Forces have been repeatedly involved in illegal activities whose outcome could at best undermine the fragile state-building and nascent democratic processes in Somalia,” FNP said as quoted by Nation.

The troops are accused of allegedly blocking Jubaland Vice President Sayid Adan from accessing Belet Hawo town. 

He was forced to take refuge in Mandera.

Also, the opposition claimed that the troops, with the aid of the Federal Government of Somalia, crossed to Gulmadug state where they are allegedly planning to interfere with local polls.

But Ethiopian envoy to Nairobi Meles Alem has denied the claims, insisting that Addis Ababa has no interest in interfering with the integrity of sovereign states.

“One of the pillars of Ethiopian foreign policy is non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. That is our track record,” Meles said

“Like a good neighbour, we have only played constructive roles.”