Sudanese military thwarts incursion attempt by Ethiopian forces
Escalation comes amid stalled negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan over GERD dispute
Daily News Egypt September 26, 2021 Comments Off

udanese military said, on Sunday, that it had thwarted an attempt by Ethiopian forces to penetrate border area between the two countries.
The military statement indicated that the Ethiopian forces had been forced to retreat from the Umm Barakit area. The Ethiopian Military forces did not comment on the incident. 
Chief of Sudan’s military, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, told reporters that the incident showed how the military was protecting the country in the wake of a coup attempt in Khartoum last week.
Last August, Al-Burhan, said that his country would recover seven border posts with Ethiopia through diplomacy, not force.
An escalation of the border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia had started in November 2020 over an area of fertile farmland known as Al-Fashqa. 
The escalation occurred amid the stalled negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance (GERD) dispute. 
Meanwhile, Ethiopia accuses Sudan of invading its territory and taking advantage of the security vacuum created by its armed confrontation with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in the north.
Earlier this month, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry called on the Ethiopian government to “stop being aggressive in dealing with Sudan,” noting that “Khartoum has no intention of invading or seizing the land of others.”
Topics: ethiopia Sudanese
Daily News Egypt
Featured Video
Video| Egypt’s President Al-Sisi weighs in on freedom of expression, Islamic extremism
Editorial Pick
EU follows GERD negotiations closely, believes agreement needed: Ambassador
Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh to host UN climate summit COP27 in 2022
Opinion | Why is Egypt postponing the war against Ethiopia?
UNDP, Planning Ministry launch Egypt’s Human Development Report 2021
Latest News
Opinion| Pope Francis’ Courage and the Unforgivable Sins of Clergymen
EGX poised for real test between continued e-finance shares celebrations, profit-taking
Egypt’s CIT Ministry, Microsoft launch grant to train youth for future jobs
Opinion| Pope Francis’ Courage and the Unforgivable Sins of Clergymen
Opinion | Ethiopia crises
Opinion| Can the United States ban Facebook?
Opinion| “Digital generation, our generation: Girls need access to digital devices and services.”
Receive our daily newsletter