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Sudan announces control of all its lands on border with Ethiopia

Christian Fernsby |
Acting Sudanese Foreign Minister Omer Gamar-Eddin announced that the Sudanese army has controlled "all the Sudanese lands on the border with Ethiopia."

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Topics: SUDAN    ETHIOPIA   

The two countries' foreign ministries are in contact for a settlement of the border dispute, Gamar-Eddin said at a press conference in the capital Khartoum.

Sudan accuses Ethiopian farmers, backed by its forces, of seizing Sudanese lands along the border.

On Dec. 16, the Sudanese army announced that Ethiopian forces and militias ambushed its army force on the Sudanese side of the border.

On Dec. 19, the Sudanese army announced the deployment of strong reinforcements to Gadarif State on the eastern border with Ethiopia in preparation for liberating "the seized lands."

The Sudanese-Ethiopian border has been witnessing influxes of Ethiopian refugees fleeing the war in the border region of Tigray.

The border area of Fashaga between Sudan and Ethiopia, one of the five localities of Sudan's Gadaref State, often witnesses deadly attacks by Ethiopian militias during the preparation for agricultural season. Sudan accuses Ethiopia of supporting the militias.

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