Home | News    Wednesday 24 February 2021

Ethiopian army-backed militias carry out fresh attacks on Sudanese farmers

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Ethiopian troops in Tigray (AFP photo)
February 23, 2021 (GEDAREF) - Ethiopian army-backed militias Tuesday looted the crops of Sudanese farmers and retook control of a border area recently recaptured by the Sudanese army.

Sudan and Ethiopia now are in an open border conflict as the Amhara militiamen continue to carry out attacks on the farmers inside Sudan, while the Ethiopian federal army masses troop in the strained border backing the Fana gunmen.

Sudanese farmers on the border strip told the Sudan Tribune Tuesday that the Ethiopian militias stormed again the al-Fashaga area and fired a hail of bullets causing great panic among the farmers.

According to the farmers, Ethiopian militias come this time accompanied by Amhara farmers and looted a thousand sacks of maize, which were harvested by Sudanese farmers.

The Ethiopian army deployed troops riding four-wheel-drive vehicles and troop carriers near the area of the attack, Bercht, inside the Sudanese territory to protect the assailants in case the Sudanese army intervene during the looting.

Several days ago the local farmers called for the establishment of a permanent military station in their area fearing attacks by the Ethiopian militiamen.

At the same time in Addis Ababa, Dina Mufti, Spokesman of the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry repeated his accusations that the military component of the Sudanese government "trumpeted" war against Ethiopia to serve a third party.

He further went on to say that the Sudanese army has to withdraw troops from the Ethiopian territory.

"Our standing has always been consistent, the Sudanese army has to withdraw from our land, then we will start to negotiate and solve the issue through existing mechanisms".

Sudanese government rejected the Ethiopian claims that Sudan was seeking war to serve the Egyptian interests. Also, it stressed that the issue of al-Fashaga is a national issue.

Sudanese officials say this is the first time since 1903, the Ethiopian government rejects the border demarcation agreements between the two countries.

The Sudanese foreign ministry spokesman on Sunday said that Ethiopia has to prove its claims when it speaks about the ownership of the al-Fashaga area, adding that Sudan has the treaties and agreements challenging these claims.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Toward viable future for South Sudan 2021-02-23 06:27:19 A critique of ICG’s Africa Report No. 300, 10 February 2021 Dr Lam Akol The International Crisis Group (ICG) issued its Africa Report No.300 on 10 February 2021. The report attempts to address (...)

18th anniversary of armed struggle in Darfur 2021-02-23 05:21:00 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of the equal participation of members belonging to the armed struggle movements from the Darfur region in ministerial positions and (...)

Museveni proposal for political ethnicization in South Sudan is wrong prescription 2021-02-06 07:40:14 By Steve Paterno I just came across a video clip of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda addressing a delegation of the USA and UK on the situation about South Sudan. The meeting took place (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.