Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has called for a popular uprising against the military after more than 40 people died in Cairo where ex-president Mohammed Morsi is reportedly being held.
For a long time, Qatar has been facing accusations of being too closely associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islamist groups. The US has voiced criticism of these allegiances as well.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the murder of the country's chief prosecutor in 2015. Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb after jihadists called for attacks on judiciary.
Germany has been supporting mediation efforts between Qatar and several Arab nations that accuse the tiny country of supporting terrorism. Emir Al Thani's made Berlin one of his first stops since the crisis erupted.
The Qatar-Gulf crisis is now affecting Africa after Saudi Arabia called on a number of countries, including Somalia, to join its boycott of Qatar. However, not every country is prepared to obey orders from Riyadh.
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