Tag Archives: Sudan

Sudan’s al-Bashir removed in coup

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 11, 2019) Declaring a three-month state of emergency, a military council took over power in Sudan removing the country’s president for thirty years, Omar al-Bashir, following months of demonstrations calling for his ouster. Sudan’s Minister of Defense, Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said in a televised address to the nation that President Omar al-Bashir ...

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    Bodies of four Ethiopians killed in helicopter crash in disputed Sudan – South Sudan region arrive home

    ESAT News (February 11, 2019) The bodies of four Ethiopians killed Saturday when a military helicopter crashed inside the compound of the UN peacekeeping mission in the disputed region between South Sudan and Sudan arrived home on Sunday. According to a statement by the United Nations, 23 passengers were on board when the helicopter crashed during a routine reconnaissance flight ...

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      Ethiopia/Sudan: Troops exchange fire after Sudanese soldiers kill Ethiopian farmers

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 3, 2018) Ethiopian and Sudanese troops have engaged in a brief battle after soldiers for the latter killed and injured several Ethiopian farmers. As information trickles slowly from the area, ESAT has learnt that the latest wave of attack by the Sudanese began three weeks ago when its army killed several Ethiopian farmers on ...

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        Ethiopia: Premier grilled over land annexed to Tigray, says will speak with Omar al-Bashir over disputed territories

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 20, 2018) Facing stern criticism in Gondar over land Ethiopia agreed to hand over to Sudan, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, said he would raise the issue with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he meets him in Bahir Dar tomorrow. Residents of Gondar grilled the Premier over land the government has agreed to hand ...

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          Eritrea fumes over Qatar’s supply of MiG fighter jets to Sudan

          ESAT News (March 23, 2018) Eritrea said today that the State of Qatar provided the Sudanese Defence Forces three MiG fighter jets that were subsequently deployed in Kassala, near its border with Sudan. Eritrea also claimed the provisions of the jets were “purportedly done” to what the Sudan and Qatar said was to “thwart an attack from Eritrea that would ...

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            Sudan retracts accusations against Egypt, Eritrea

            ESAT News (January 16, 2018) Sudan has recanted its accusation that Egypt and Eritrea had deployed troops near its border and said military deployment by the Sudanese army was a reaction to threats by Sudanese armed opposition groups in areas near Eritrea, according to a report by Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper. Sudanese authorities said last week that they had intelligence indicating ...

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              Sudan says deployment of troops along its border response to military threat from Eritrea, Egypt

              ESAT News (January 12, 2018) Sudan says its decision to deploy troops along its border with Eritrea was a response to threats from Eritrea and Egypt. The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) “has directed to continue security arrangements on the eastern Sudan border after being briefed about possible threats from Egypt and Eritrea in the region of Sawa (in Eritrea),” ...

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                Sudan withdraws troops from Ethiopian territory

                ESAT News (December 6, 2017) Sudanese forces that entered 40 kms into Ethiopian border on Sunday have reportedly withdrawn Tuesday evening. ESAT’s sources say the Sudanese troops left after they had burnt crops. There was no reports of clashes with the Ethiopian army that was deployed to the border area. Sources say the Sudanese forces withdrew after Ethiopian officials held ...

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                  Sudanese forces enter 40 kms into Ethiopia border

                  ESAT News (December 4, 2017) Sudanese forces have entered 40 kms into Ethiopian territory and and took control of villages, according to ESAT sources in the area. The soldiers said they had orders from their government to enter and control territories. Disputed territories along the border between the two countries have been a source of past skirmishes between Sudanese soldiers ...

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                    No one can touch Egypt’s share of water: Al Sisi

                     ESAT News (November 22, 2017) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned Ethiopia over a mega hydroelectric dam it is building, which Egypt fears cut into the amount of water it is getting from the Nile. The Abay, as it is called in Ethiopia, or the Blue Nile, once it left the country’s boundary, has long become a river that ...

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