“We have informed Sudanese authorities to tighten their border control to deter smuggling, else will lead to eventual cutting or impacting of diplomatic relations” – Ethiopian FM
Ethiopia’s border with the Sudan is often mentioned as one of the major route for the people engaged in illegal arms trade, mostly made in Turkey.
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The Ethiopian government has urged Sudan to control the illegal arms being smuggled through their common border, which otherwise might bring an unwanted diplomatic setback between the two nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the legislative. Continue reading Ethiopia Warns Sudan Over illegal Arms Smuggling
Although claiming to be independent, Egyptian suggest that Sudan may in fact be on Ethiopia’s side with regard to the later’s dispute with Egypt over the Renaissance Dam. Beware of Sudan!
| for Al-Monitor, Walaa Hussein
There are fears that the dispute over Halayeb and Shalateen, a small border region claimed by Cairo and Khartoum, will cast its shadow over Egyptian-Sudanese coordination on the negotiations over the Renaissance Dam between the two countries and Ethiopia.
On April 18, state-owned channel Ethiopian TV
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who said that the interviewed dam benefits both Sudan and Ethiopia. Egyptian media considered this declaration as clearly reflecting the escalating crisis on the Halayeb triangle between Cairo and Khartoum. Continue reading Is Egypt-Sudan Border Dispute New Thorn in Renaissance Dam Negotiations?
Tension is high on Sudan – Ethiopia border after 16 Sudanese civilians have been killed by armed Ethiopians in a cross border attack.
The Sudanese Minister of Interior, Esmat Abdul Rahaman has accused Ethiopian “gangs” for killing at least 16 Sudanese farmers in an attack at the common border with Ethiopia.
The minister told parliament on Thursday that at least 16 Sudanese farmers have been killed and another 12 injured in clashes with some Ethiopian armed groups in El Gadaref State on the border.
Rahaman stated that the Ethiopian armed groups have attacked the Sudanese regular border forces and the farmers in the areas of Fashaga, Algalabat, Giraisha and Sanda in the locality of El Gadaref.
Continue reading Cross Border Attack From Ethiopia Killed 16 Sudanese Civilians