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Vol 62 No 2

Published 21st January 2021


Abiy risks more war

Addis made a deal with Khartoum when it went to war in Tigray. Amhara nationalists could upset this delicate arrangement

Tension along the Ethiopia-Sudan border has risen sharply as Khartoum asserts itself and its territorial rights, threatening to force a once-minor border issue into a major confrontation. On 14 January General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council – the country's interim government – visited troops in the al Fashqa border area alongside the Chief of Staff of the Sudan Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mohammad Othman al Hussein, and other senior military commanders.

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