Sudan calls for closed-door meeting over Ethiopian dam

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Khartoum) – Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has called his Egyptian and Ethiopian counterparts for a closed-door meeting over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after the failure of the Kinshasa discussions, a week ago. In a meeting held from 3 to 6 April in the capital […]

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Another war in the Horn? Rising tension at the Ethiopia-Sudan border

(Source: Democracy in Africa, By Lovise Aalen) –   Could the Horn of Africa be set for another war? The prospects for a fresh conflict are certainly increasing. Both Ethiopia and Sudan are in extremely vulnerable positions since the change of power in the two countries in 2018 and 2019. Ethiopia is also at war […]

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Sudan says Ethiopia refused proposal to reach agreement on GERD within eight weeks during Kinshasa talks

(Source: Ahram Online) – Khartoum and Cairo did not refuse to include South Africa in the negotiations team as Addis Ababa declared, the Sudanese foreign ministry says The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Ethiopia refused a proposal to reach an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) within eight weeks during Kinshasa […]

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Sudan demands expulsion of Ethiopians from Abyei UN peacekeeping forces

(Source: Arab News, Dubai) – The Abyei region – on the border between South Sudan and the Sudan – was accorded “special administrative status” by the 2004 Protocol on the Resolution of the Abyei Conflict that ended the Second Sudanese Civil War. (File/AFP)   Sudan will be reviewing its relations and cooperation agreements with Ethiopia. […]

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Egypt-Sudan alliance shifting in row with Ethiopia over Nile dam

(Source: The arab weekly, Cairo) –   Khartoum may choose to edge closer to the Ethiopian position so as to mitigate the damage caused by the crisis.     Local and regional uncertainties prevail about the next steps that Egypt will take if negotiations fail with Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam. Cairo had described these […]

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US Secretary of State Blinken urges de-escalation between Sudan and Ethiopia

(Source: Al Arabiya) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday pressed for an easing of tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia as fears grow of a spillover from the bloody Tigray conflict. In a telephone call with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, Blinken raised “the need to de-escalate tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia over […]

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Ethiopia Nile dam talks deadlocked as crisis of reservoir filling approaches

(Source: The National News, By Hamza Hendawi) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has warned that diplomacy may not be the final option to resolve the dispute Talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on a Nile dam being built by Addis Ababa showed no signs of progress since beginning at the weekend. Sudanese and […]

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In Sudan’s sweltering camps, refugees from Tigray dream of independence from Ethiopia

(Source: Washington Post), By Max Bearak, UM RAKUBA CAMP, Sudan) – The home-brew she served tasted sour and wrong, lacking the right ingredients from home. It provided her a meager livelihood in this refugee camp, but it was a reminder to her and her customers of a land they might never see again. “Tigray is […]

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Sudanese forces repel cross-border incursion by Ethiopian militiamen

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Gadaref) – Sudanese forces Wednesday repulsed Ethiopian militiamen trying to seize a border area inside Sudan. The Sudan Tribune learned that the Sudanese Reserve Forces clashed with armed Ethiopian militias backed by the Ethiopian army forces from the Amhara region in the Basinda area. The Ethiopian groups penetrated into Sudanese territory, 8 […]

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Eritrea Forces Deployed in Disputed Sudan-Ethiopia Area, UN Says

(Source: Bloomberg) Eritrean forces are present inside disputed territory that straddles the border between Ethiopia and Sudan, according to the United Nations. The deployment in the so-called al-Fashqa triangle comes amid escalating tensions between Ethiopia and Sudan over control of the area of fertile farming land. “The conflict along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia […]

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Ethiopia’s dam over the Nile risks war with Egypt

(Source: Jewish News Syndicate, By Jacques NeriahMarch 22, 2021 / JNS)  Beginning the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in July without first securing an agreement with Egypt and Sudan would be tantamount to a declaration of war—something none of the parties want. For more than 10 years, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have […]

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A border war looms between Sudan and Ethiopia as Tigray conflict sends ripples through region

(Source: Washington Post, By Max Bearak) – AL-FASHAGA, Sudan — This fertile borderland between two rivers has long held the key ingredients for a war. For decades, a precarious status quo prevailed here between Sudan, which owns the land according to a century-old treaty, and Ethiopia, which has occupied it while its citizens tilled the […]

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Could Ethiopia and Sudan Engage in Conflict over a Border Dispute?

(Source: Inside Arabia, by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey) – While Ethiopia has been bogged down in the Tigray conflict, new tensions have emerged with Sudan over a disputed border territory. Can efforts to prevent a greater fallout in the Horn of Africa succeed? Sudan and Ethiopia face unprecedented tensions over a decades-long border dispute, and violent clashes […]

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Sudan warns citizens on repercussions of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

(Source: Egypt Independent and Al-Masry Al-Youm) – The Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation issued a warning to citizens to take all necessary precautions in anticipation of the potential impact caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s (GERD) filling in July. In a statement, the Sudanese Undersecretary for the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Dhawalbeit Abdul-Rahman, […]

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Ethiopia supplies weapons to Sudan rebels in Blue Nile to ‘occupy’ Kurmuk: SUNA

  (Source: Ahram Online, 08 March 2021) – In August 2020, Sudan signed a peace agreement with rebel groups to end 17 years of war. The Ethiopian government supplied weapons and ammunition to forces of Commander Joseph Tuka in Sudan’s Blue Nile state to help them “occupy” the Sudanese Kurmuk town, Sudan’s official news agency […]

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Security forces kill scores of civilians, arrest several in Metekel after attack by rebels killed three, wounded seven; Ethiopia accuses Egypt & Sudan for persistent violence

(Source: Addis Standard, By Siyanne Mekonnen @siyaanne, Addis Abeba, 08 March 2021) – An eyewitness told Addis Standard that on February 26, 2021 members of the military opened fire on civilians killing 26 people including women and the elderly in Albasa kebele of Dibate Woreda, Metekel zone, Benishangul Gumuz regional state. Temesgen Gemechu, a resident […]

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Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopia’s fait-accompli Policy over GERD process: Sisi

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Khartoum) – The visiting Egyptian President announced his agreement with Sudanese officials to reject the fait accompli policy that Ethiopia is trying to impose with regard to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) process. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Khartoum on Saturday, in his first visit to the neighbouring country […]

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High stakes as regional leaders gather in South Sudan and Sudan

(Source: Eritrea Hub) – Ethiopian prime minister, Eritrean president arrives in Juba for one-day visit. The visit comes as Leaders will discuss with President Salva Kiir issues of regional importance, peace and security. Whereas, the Egyptian President Abdelfattah al Sisi arrives in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to discuss with his Sudanese counterpart Abdelfattah al Burhan […]

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Sudan establishes federal system of government

(Source: Sudan Tribune) – March 4, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – The Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, issued today a constitutional decree establishing a federal system of government in Sudan. The decision comes in line with the Constitutional Document that stipulated the establishment of the federal government in Sudan, and the Juba Peace […]

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The unintended consequence of Ethiopia’s civil war might be a border war with Sudan

(Source: Atlantic Council, 03 March 2021) – Uprooted from their homes, women and children are hit hard by the conflict in Metekel Zone, Benishangul Gumuz region. (Flickr/UNICEF/Mulugeta Ayene) Ethiopia is at war with itself—and the international community is struggling to respond. In nearly four months of fighting across Ethiopia’s Tigray region, more than sixty thousand […]

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Sudanese troops inch closer to Ethiopian militiamen stronghold

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Gedarif, 02 March 2021) – The Sudanese troops have inched closer to the largest stronghold in the Berkht of the Ethiopian militiamen in the border strip of Fashaga inside the Sudanese border, military sources said on Tuesday. The Sudanese government forces on Monday have launched an attack on the Ethiopian army-backed militiamen […]

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Sudanese army chases Ethiopian militia out of border area

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Gedarif, 28 February 2021) – Sudanese army retook control of large agricultural areas after fierce clashes near the volatile border strip with Ethiopia on Sunday. Recently, the Ethiopian-army backed Amhara militiamen carried out two attacks on Sudanese farmers in the al-Fashaga fertile area where they looted thousands of freshly harvested corn and […]

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Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn recognised demarcated border with Sudan: report

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Khartoum, 26 February 2021) – The official Sudan News Agency “SUNA” Friday published two speeches of the former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in which he affirmed that there is no border dispute with Sudan after accusing Ethiopian “shufta” or bandits of causing troubles with the neighbouring country. After the eruption of […]

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Eritrea denies backing Ethiopian border attacks against Sudan

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Khartoum, 25 FEBRUARY 2021) –    Eritrea distanced itself from the ongoing border tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia and called for an amicable solution to the dispute. Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab were in Khartoum on Wednesday. They handed over two messages from President Isaias Afwerki to […]

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Sudan rejects Ethiopian allegations of serving third part, alludes to Eritrean involvement

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Khartoum)  The Sudanese government has strongly rejected accusations that its military component is serving the interest of a third country and alluded to the involvement of the Eritrean troops in the ongoing border dispute with Ethiopia. On Thursday, Ethiopia accused the Sudanese army of seeking to plunge Sudan into border war serving […]

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Sudan and Ethiopia trade barbs over border dispute

(Source: Aljazeera, 20 February 2021) – Clashes erupted last year between both forces over Al-Fashqa, an area of fertile land settled by Ethiopian farmers. Sudan has accused Ethiopia of an “unforgivable insult” in its sharpest statement yet since a decades-old border dispute flared late last year. Clashes erupted between Sudanese and Ethiopian forces over Al-Fashqa, an area […]

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Sudan-Ethiopia mediation gathers steam

(Source: The Arab Weekly) Sudan’s head of state Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will meet South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. KHARTOUM – Leaders of Sudan and Ethiopia will separately travel to Juba next week to start a mediation bid by the South Sudanese government to defuse a border dispute. Senior presidential […]

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Sudan recalls ambassador to Ethiopia amid rising tensions

(Source: The Jordan Times) –  Sudan on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Ethiopia, the foreign ministry said, as tensions between the two countries run high over a border region and Addis Ababa’s controversial Blue Nile dam. “Sudan has recalled its ambassador to Addis Ababa for consultations over Sudanese-Ethiopian relations,” foreign ministry spokesman Mansour Boulad told […]

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Sudan summons home envoy to Ethiopia amid border dispute

(Source: The Associated Press, ABC News, Cairo) – A spokesman says Sudan has summoned its envoy to Ethiopia home for consultations amid a growing border dispute that has seen military buildup along the two countries’ border in recent weeks. Sudan has summoned its envoy to Ethiopia home for consultations amid a growing border dispute that has […]

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Will Sudan-Ethiopia border conflict affect GERD talks?

(Source: Al-Monitor, BY HAGAR HOSNY) –  Border tensions have escalated between Sudan and Ethiopia in the past few days, coupled with Ethiopian threats to Sudan if it does not respond to peaceful solutions, which has triggered questions about the impact of such developments on the GERD issue. EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images.   CAIRO — […]

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Filling Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam in July threatens Sudan’s security – minister

(Source: https://nationalpost.com/ KHARTOUM — Sudan considers that any unilateral step to fill Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam in July would pose a direct threat to its national security, Sudanese Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasser Abbas said on Saturday. Sudan is also proposing a mediation role for the United States, European Union, United Nations and African Union […]

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Sudanese Ambassador in Ethiopia is reportedly to be withdrawn from Addis Ababa

(by Mekete Tigray UK, 14 january 2021) – The border tension between Sudan and Ethiopia is escalating further of diplomatic fall out. It is reported that Sudan may withdraws its Ambassador in Ethiopia. On another twist, the Ethiopian Ambassador in the UAE, Suleiman Dedefo has traded inflammatory twitter exchanges with the Egyptian Ambassador to Abu […]

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Ethiopia deploys more troops to prevent refugees from crossing into Sudan

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Gadafef, 06 January 2020) – The Ethiopian Federal Army deployed more troops on the border area to prevent people fleeing the war in the Tigray region to cross into Sudan. The federal troops have retaken control of most of the territory of the Tigray region. However, the TPLF fighters continue to resist […]

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Viewpoint: Why Ethiopia and Sudan have fallen out over al-Fashaga

(Source: BBC News, By Alex De Waal Africa analyst, 03 January 2021) –  The armed clashes along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia are the latest twist in a decades-old history of rivalry between the two countries, though it is rare for the two armies to fight one another directly over territory. The immediate issue […]

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Amhara Expansionism in Sudan and Genocidal war in Tigray

(By WS Asfaw, 28 December 2020) – Many people are convinced that the objective of the atrocities of two fascist leaders, Abiy of Ethiopia, and Isaias of Eritrea, are committing a genocidal crime by fighting a war of aggression against the Tigray people. This uncalled-for war on innocent people is also a crusade perpetuating a […]

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