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African Union urges calm in border conflict after Sudanese troops attack Ethiopia’s position

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The risk of a new war in East Africa continues to increase after the old border conflict between Sudan and Ethiopia reignited last week.

and Wednesday statementMoussa Faki Mahamat, chairman of the African Union Commission, told the Sudanese and Ethiopian sides, “Avoid any military action, whatever its origin.[ed] For dialogue between the two brotherhoods to resolve the dispute. “
The call came after Sudanese media reported on Tuesday that national troops had launched a “massive attack” on Ethiopian troops in Alpha Shaka, Sudan’s fertile region on the border with Ethiopia.Sudanese artillery bombards Ethiopian positions, and Addis Ababa claims that his army was not killed, but is based in Khartoum. Sudan Tribune reported “The Sudanese army has captured dozens of Ethiopian troops.”
Officials who talked with the residents of Alpha Shaga Middle East Eye Apparently confirming Addis’ position on Tuesday, one told the publication that “it is between us and the Amharic militia that the Ethiopian army is supporting.”

However, others in the area told MEE that they had seized seven Sudanese troops on Sudanese territory before the Ethiopians took them to Ethiopia for murder.

last week, Seven Sudanese troops were captured After crossing the border into Ethiopia, Sudanese troops were killed alleging they were prisoners of war and executed.
“”[T]His dangerous situation will not pass without a response. ” Sudanese army saidSwearing it would “react to this timid behavior.”

However, the government of Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed argued that there were no Ethiopian National Defense Forces (EDF) troops in the area invaded by Sudanese troops, and they must have been killed by local militia.

Tuesday, EDF Public Relations Director Proposed by Colonel Getnet Adane The two countries will form a joint committee to investigate the case. The Sudanese National Human Rights Commission of Korea condemned the killings on Wednesday and urged Ethiopian counterparts to conduct a joint investigation.
In Sudan, both the right-wing National Umma Party and the left-wing Sudanese Parliamentary Party are seeking unity behind what they call the “war for the dignity of Sudan.” However, the Resistance Committee, which leads the left-wing democratic movement, has accused General Abdel Fatal al-Bahan, a de facto military leader, of using the incident to distract. Serious political crisis Endanger his government.

“Burhan wants to mix the dissertations and draw attention from the big rally we are organizing on June 30 as a revolutionary force to disrupt his administration,” said the Resistance Commissioner. The leader of the meeting told Middle East Eye. “After he used violence to kill many people, he is now using this operation to contain the mobilization of rallies.”

The Fashaka region is part of Sudan’s precious Kadarif breadbasket and is the rainiest in the driest country.But Ethiopian farmers have worked in the valley Under the 2008 agreement It gave Sudan continuous administrative control of the area. The deal began to collapse in late 2020 after Ethiopia was involved in the war following the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) rebellion.
More than 73,000 Ethiopians in the conflict between the Abby government and the TPLF Escaped to Sudan as a refugee, Created a new humanitarian crisis in addition to the political crisis that has been unfolding in the country since the demonstration began in December 2018, eventually driving long-time military ruler Omar al-Basir out of power. ..Last October, Sudanese army Regained powerExile the interim ruler of civilians and provoke new mass demonstrations demanding democracy and civilian rule.
Even between Ethiopia and Sudan, tensions are rising over the reclamation of the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD), a large hydroelectric power plant on the Blue Nile River, just upstream of the Sudanese border.The river’s annual floods supply water to Sudan and EgyptGuide these two countries to claim the dam as a threat. However, Addis Ababa will be the largest dam in Africa when completed. A lot of electricity It benefits the entire region.



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