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Sudan claims its defeated Ethiopian forces on its borders

Sudan’s military said Sunday it had “repelled the incursion of Ethiopian forces” in the disputed border area of Al-Fashaqa, near the conflict-ridden region of Tigray. “Military forces have repelled the incursion of Ethiopian forces in the district of Om Barakeet, forcing them to retreat,” said Brig. Al-Taher Abu Haga, the …

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Ethiopia claims Eritrean troops finally gone from Tigray

Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said, following mounting reports they are responsible for human rights abuses including rape, looting and killings of civilians. The United States, Germany, France and other G7 countries called on Friday for a swift, unconditional …

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Rape in Tigray with encroachment of Ethiopian forces

The UN says it has received “disturbing” reports of sexual violence and abuse in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, including of individuals forced to rape members of their own family. Pramila Patten, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, said she was greatly concerned by serious allegations from the …

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Ethiopian refugees in Sudan do not want to return

One survivor arrived on broken legs, others on the run. In this fragile refugee community on the edge of Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict, those who have fled nearly two months of deadly fighting continue to bring new accounts of horror. At a simple clinic in Sudan, one doctor-turned-refugee, Tewodros Tefera, examines …

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Sudan-Ethiopia border dispute escalates

Sudan has taken control of most of the land it accuses Ethiopians of encroaching upon near the border between the two countries, the Sudanese information minister said on Saturday. Tensions in the border region have flared since the outbreak of conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region in early November and …

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As Ethiopia falls apart, Sudan prepares for refugee influx

Up to 200,000 refugees could pour into Sudan while fleeing the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, officials say, while the first details are emerging of largely cut-off civilians under growing strain. Long lines have appeared outside bread shops in the Tigray region, and supply-laden trucks are stranded at …

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Clashes in Sudan between army, Ethiopian militias

A Sudanese military officer was killed and several soldiers wounded on Thursday in an attack by Ethiopian militias on the Sudanese side of the border with Ethiopia, the official SUNA news agency said. In the eastern city of al-Qadarif, “Ethiopian militia penetrated through (the border) and attacked agricultural projects and …

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New hope emerges in Egypt-Sudan Nile dam spat

New hope has emerged in the long-running diplomatic dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, which Cairo sees as an existential threat. On Thursday, Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said they were opposed to any “conflict” over the sharing …

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The Compulsion of Water Cooperation

The Levant News — By Danilo Turk and Sundeep Waslekar — Since last September when the United Nations declared water as a sustainable development goal, a number of countries have intensified efforts to promote water cooperation with their neighbouring countries. The Middle East is missing in this action. For decades, …

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