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SUDAN-ETIOPIA:

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pressed for an easing of tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia as fears grow of a spillover from the bloody Tigray conflict. The fertile area claimed by both countries has seen a rise in skirmishes as Sudan sends in troops, which Ethiopia has described as an invasion.

SOURCE: THE ARAB WEEKLY


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ETHIOPIA:

  • Ethiopia signed with China an agreement expected to play an important role in strengthening the security and normal functioning of Chinese investments in Ethiopia, establishing security safeguarding mechanism for major projects under BRI in the African country, which includes the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway.

SOURCE: CHINA ORG


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ETHIOPIA:

  • EU joins the US in calling withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia, says they are “fueling the conflict in Tigray”. Shows that there is a transatlantic consensus regarding Tigray’s armed conflict, which started on November 04/2020.

SOURCE: ADDIS STANDARD


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ETHIOPIA/SUDAN:

  • Ethiopia reiterated its call for Sudan to pull back from disputed territories its troops have been in since late last year. In late December, Sudanese soldiers reportedly moved up to 40 kilometers (25 miles) into Ethiopian-held territories, including the contested fertile agricultural region of Al-Fashaga.

SOURCE: ANADOLU AGENCY


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EGYPT:

  • Egypt worried about Qatari moves in South Sudan. Qatar is trying to compensate for the decline of its influence in Khartoum by turning its attention to its rival Juba, as it wants to keep a finger in the pie in a region that is becoming increasingly dynamic on many levels. The Qatari move comes also in the midst of escalating tensions in Ethiopia due to the Tigray crisis.

SOURCE: THE ARAB WEEKLY


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  • ETHIOPIA: Fighting between Ethiopia’s military and regional forces from the northern Tigray region is seriously destabilizing the East African and Horn region, the EU warned. A 72-hour government deadline for Tigray forces to surrender is due to expire, while the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a political party spearheading the fighting, has rejected the ultimatum. Ethiopian PM refuses ‘unwelcome’ international offers to end war in Tigray.

SOURCES: REUTERSCP24

 

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  • ETHIOPIA: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have once again failed to agree on a new negotiating approach to resolve their years-long dispute over the controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River (to become the world’s longest and a lifeline supplying water and electricity to the 10 countries it traverses).

SOURCE: ZBC NEWS

 

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  • ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia’s conflict in its powerful Tigray region continued as PM vows further operations. Observers warned the possibility of a civil war. It could destabilize the already turbulent Horn of Africa. There is a great challenge in holding together a country of some 110 million people with multiple ethnic and other grievances.

SOURCE: CP 24

 

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AFRICA:

  • The United States has suspended financial aid to Ethiopia over the lack of progress in talks with Egypt and Sudan about a massive dam Addis Ababa is constructing on the Blue Nile River. Ethiopia considers the hydropower dam essential for its electrification and development but downstream Egypt and Sudan view it as a serious threat to vital water supplies.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA

 

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AFRICA:

  • Egypt and Sudan suspended talks with Ethiopia on its newly constructed reservoir and giant hydroelectric dam about the Blue Nile waters. The issue threatens to escalate into a full-blown regional conflict as years of talks with a variety of mediators, including the U.S., have failed to produce a solution.

SOURCE: WASHINGTON POST https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/egypt-sudan-suspend-talks-with-ethiopia-over-disputed-dam/2020/08/05/750877fe-d702-11ea-a788-2ce86ce81129_story.html

 

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