Tag Archives: Border Conflict

Dispute Over Oil Deposits Raises Somalia-Kenya Tension

Kenya escalate pressure on Somali government
Dishonest Kenya appears dead set to escalate pressure and bullying tactics over Somalia.

BY MOHAMMED YUSUF | VOA NEWS

The Somali government says it’s not ready to take any action that could threaten its relationship with its neighbor Kenya. The announcement comes amidst simmering tensions over potential offshore oil deposits and an incident where Somali government officials and diplomats were denied entry to Kenya this week. Continue reading Dispute Over Oil Deposits Raises Somalia-Kenya Tension

Sudanese and Ethiopian Armies to Deploy Joint Border Forces

Sudan and Ethiopian armies agreed to withdraw troops from both sides of the border. (AFP/Getty Images)

BY SUDAN TRIBUNE

The Sudanese and Ethiopian armies Thursday signed an agreement to withdraw troops from both sides of the border and to deploy joint forces to combat “terrorism”, human trafficking and to eliminate any potential security tensions. Continue reading Sudanese and Ethiopian Armies to Deploy Joint Border Forces

Eritrea – Djibouti Border Spat Reveals About Shifting Positions in the Horn of Africa

For purely economic reasons, tiny Djibouti has a vested interest in the continued isolation of Eritrea. It’s either by manufacturing a border problem and resist progress towards resolving it or by lending its diplomatic and political support to any regional interventions that are designed to weaken or punish Eritrea. So how is China fitting in to this?

BY ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | WPR

Just weeks after sending troops to its first overseas military base in the tiny East African nation of Djibouti, China has come forward with a curious offer: to dive headlong into a dispute that illustrates the complex rivalries of the Horn of Africa region.

In an interview with the Associated Press published July 21, Kuang Weilin, China’s ambassador to the African Union (AU), said China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a border area contested by Djibouti and Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea – Djibouti Border Spat Reveals About Shifting Positions in the Horn of Africa

China to Send Troops to Djibouti-Eritrea Border

China is considering to send peacekeeping troops to the disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border as well as taking over the mediation role back from Qatar.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China’s top diplomat to the African Union said Friday, as the Asian giant’s military role overseas grows. Continue reading China to Send Troops to Djibouti-Eritrea Border

Fair and Peaceful Settlement of Eritrea – Djibouti Conflict Achieved: Qatar

“Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’ s efforts […] led to the resolution of the border conflict between Djibouti and Eritrea, achieving a fair and peaceful settlement based on principles of good neighborliness and mutual respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty within the internationally recognized borders and the release of all Djiboutian prisoners of war.” – Qatar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, HE Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi
By TesfaNews,

In his address to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Qatar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, HE Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi, announced that his country achieved a mutually agreed fair and peaceful settlement to the Eritrea and Djibouti border conflict through the mediation effort of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Continue reading Fair and Peaceful Settlement of Eritrea – Djibouti Conflict Achieved: Qatar

Border Demarcation Between Sudan and Ethiopia to Resume Next Month

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

ESAT News,

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariamn Dessalegn said border demarcation between Ethiopia and Sudan would start in December, Sudan Tribune reported.

Previously, Ethiopia and Sudan reached an agreement to solve border disputes, patrol the area, and control human traffickers. The two sides have, however, been putting off the implementation of the agreement largely due to a strong objection it faced by Ethiopian farmers who would not to give up the land that they believed is legitimately theirs. Continue reading Border Demarcation Between Sudan and Ethiopia to Resume Next Month