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Eritrea Encourages Sudan, Ethiopia Overcome Differences Patiently

BY SHABAIT

Eritrea’s delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab met today in Khartoum President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, General Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan, and delivered a message from President Isaias Afwerki regarding relations between Sudan and Ethiopia. Continue reading Eritrea Encourages Sudan, Ethiopia Overcome Differences Patiently

FMs of Sudan and Egypt Discuss Importance of Strengthening Relations

“Brothers sometimes disagree but diplomacy always works on containing any disagreements. We have agreed to work together to strengthen the relationships under the auspices of Presidents Al-Bashir and Al-Sisi” – FM Ibrahim Ghandour

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Ibrahim Ghandour met in Ethiopia on Friday on the sidelines of the preparatory meetings of the 30th African Union Summit. Both ministers agreed that it is in both countries’ interests to keep their strong relations and not to be affected by any rumors or misinformation about their relationship.

BY SUDAN TRIBUNE

Egyptian and Sudanese foreign ministers vowed on Friday to work together to defuse tensions and remove any misunderstanding between the two countries.

Sudanese Foreign Ministers Ibrahim Ghandour and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry met on the sidelines of the preparatory meetings of the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Continue reading FMs of Sudan and Egypt Discuss Importance of Strengthening Relations

US Committed to Resolve Ethiopia-Eritrea Standoffs: Ambassador Donald Yamamoto

In what terms the U.S. is engaging the two sides and how both governments will be responding to the terms is not yet clear. As for Eritrea, the unconditional implementation of the “final and binding” Eritrea- Ethiopia Boundary Commission delimitation decision is non-negotiable.

BY BIRHANU FIKADU | THE REPORTER

While briefing journalists about the “African Union High Level Dialogue and Ministerial,” a meeting the United States facilitated since 2000 to learn the concerns and needs of African leaders, Ambassador Donald Yamamoto, acting Assistant Secretary for African affairs, said early this week that the U.S. is working to resolve the tense border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the resulting 18-year standoff between the two countries. Continue reading US Committed to Resolve Ethiopia-Eritrea Standoffs: Ambassador Donald Yamamoto

Do Egypt and Sudan have Anything in Common Anymore?

Egypt and Sudan are caught up in African and Middle Eastern politics

Escalating tensions are something north-east Africa, already burdened by endemic conflict, can do without.

BY SIMON ALLISON | ISS AFRICA

This is an especially tense time in the relationship between Sudan and Egypt, which has always been fraught. But as the geopolitical tectonics start to shift, both in Africa and the Middle East, the two neighbours are increasingly finding themselves on different sides of a number of crucial issues. Continue reading Do Egypt and Sudan have Anything in Common Anymore?

Sudanese Farmers Angry at Ethiopian Land Grab

Al-Fashaga is the new Badme. A land grab or not, why would the government of Sudan allow its land to be farmed by Ethiopians for decades?

BY MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

Ethiopians are still controlling more than 500,000 acres of land on the Sudanese side of the border in the area of El Gedaref, according to Sudanese farmers angry that an agreement to return the agricultural land has not been honoured. Continue reading Sudanese Farmers Angry at Ethiopian Land Grab