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World Sudan summons ambassador to Ethiopia for consultations: spokesman

14:58  17 february  2021
14:58  17 february  2021 Source:   reuters.com

Sudan: tension rises in El Fasher after the death of two farmers

 Sudan: tension rises in El Fasher after the death of two farmers © RFI / Abdulmonam Eassa Demonstration in El Fasher, city of North Darfur, Sudan, this Monday February 8, 2021. The tension is rising, Monday 8 February, in El Fasher. The large city of North Darfur, Sudan, has been in the grip of protests since Sunday. Members of the Barti tribe are angry after the murder of one of their own a few miles outside the city. An assassination perpetrated, according to them, by Arab nomads. But a second murder, Monday, set fire to the powder.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has summoned its ambassador to Ethiopia for consultations over the latest developments in the ties between both countries, a spokesman for the Sudanese foreign ministry told Reuters on Wednesday.

Redwan Hussein wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: FILE PHOTO: Redwan Hussein, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and spokesperson for the newly established State of Emergency task force addresses a news conference in Addis Ababa © Reuters/TIKSA NEGERI FILE PHOTO: Redwan Hussein, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and spokesperson for the newly established State of Emergency task force addresses a news conference in Addis Ababa

Sudan's foreign ministry had said on Sunday that Ethiopian forces crossed into Sudanese territory in an act of "aggression", but the spokesman did not specify if consultations would be about that particular incident.

Sudan says Ethiopian forces crossed border, raising tensions

  Sudan says Ethiopian forces crossed border, raising tensions Sudan says Ethiopian forces crossed border, raising tensions"Ethiopia's trespass into Sudanese land is an unfortunate and unacceptable escalation, which could have dangerous repercussions on security and stability in the region," the Sudanese foreign ministry said in a statement.

Ethiopian foreign ministry official spokesman Dina Mufti and state minister of foreign affairs Redwan Hussein could not immediately be reached for comment on Sunday following the incident and did not return messages.

Clashes erupted late last year between Sudanese and Ethiopian forces over Al-Fashqa, an area of fertile land settled by Ethiopian farmers that Sudan says lies on the Sudanese side of a border demarcated at the start of the 20th century.

Sudan said last month that an Ethiopian aircraft had crossed the border, an allegation that Ethiopia denies.

(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Alison Williams and Steve Orlofsky)

'Blanket of sadness' covers conflict-hit Tigray capital .
For nearly two decades, the hilltop museum flanked by weeping willow trees showcased the military might of the Tigray region's ruling party, which dominated Ethiopian politics for decades. These days the museum symbolises how far the party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), has fallen after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed deployed troops and warplanes to oust it late last year. With pro-TPLF fighters long gone, Kalashnikov-toting federal forces have taken over the site, patrolling it with military trucks as Mekele residents look on in disgust.

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