ሕገ ወጦችና ሠባሪ ኃይሎች የነገሡባት ኢትዮጵያ፤ ለሥልጣን በሃገር ሉዓላዊነት የሚደራደር መንግሥት!

16 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

https://twitter.com/EthiopiaMoment/status/1250454967569219585

 

Al-Fashqa Returns to Sudanese Sovereignty After Agreement With Ethiopia

Sunday, 12 April, 2020 – 10:45

We ask as citizens under what authority Abiy has passed Ethiopian sovereign territory to the Sudan, if the news is accurate.

Is it a matter of the election being postponed and that, in the meantime Abiy with no threat in the form of foreign interference to disrupt his consolidation of power, he was bribing the Sudanese?

Khartoum- Ahmed Younes (Credit: Asharq)

According to the Sudan media, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, head of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, on April 8 declared “pledges to defend Sudan’s territory during visit to border area with Ethiopia “declared that the armed forces will vigorously defend the country’s borders!”
When doing so, the Sudan’s head of state was “accompanied by Chief of Staff Staff Major General Mohamed Osman al-Hassan, the Director of the General Intelligence Service Jamal al-Din Abdel Majeed, and a number of army senior officers.”

What makes this Sudanese pledge interesting is rather the reaction by Abiy Ahmed who, according to the Ethiopian media, the next day explained his speaking on the phone with the Sudanese official.

PM Abiy Ahmed Ali and Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, Chairman of the Sovereign Council of Sudan (FBC).

The Ethiopian media reported that Abiy called Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan and regarding content of their discussion he informed the nation:

“We discussed working closely together to address COVID19 challenges; strengthening economic ties to overcome this difficult period; and championing the lifting of sanctions placed on Sudan,”

Something has been going on between Ethiopia and Sudan, following the coup attempt in that country. We all thought it was probably proper to show solidarity by a leadership that has replaced the ICC-indictee Al-Bashir.

Come to think of it, Ethiopian emissaries all along upto this last point have been soldiers, headed by the Chief of Staff later on and early on by the by General Berhanu Jula, Deputy Chief of Staff of the National Defence Force, D

 

AND YET, the media reports the following, while Abiy Ahmed secretly hands over to Sudan Ethiopian sovereign territory! If not, how can one reconcile the April 8 statement by Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan and Abiy’s reaction the next day? Ethiopians have the right to know what is being done to their sovereign lands! Is Abiy’s reaction to Gen Burhan statement of April 9 (above) an endorsement? Something is not adding up!
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by Ahmed Younes, Khartoum 

The years-long border conflict between Ethiopia and Sudan is expected to end with the return of the disputed Al-Fashaqa region to Sudanese sovereignty within two weeks.

The two countries took practical steps to start the processes of demarcating borders. These steps included setting up border markers and withdrawing forces to behind the separation line.

According to sources, who requested anonymity, the Ethiopian Chief of the General Staff General Adem Mohammed has discussed with Sudanese officials an action plan which sees the forces of each of Sudan and Ethiopia retreat to demarcated borders.

Sudan has border disputes with Egypt and Ethiopia over the Halayeb triangle and the fertile agricultural region of Al-Fashqa.

Ethiopian forces control Al-Fashaqa, which stretches over about 600 square kilometers of highly fertile agricultural land.

Ethiopia recognizes Sudanese sovereignty over the agricultural area but has not taken practical steps to demarcate the border, allowing Ethiopian farmers to cultivate the area and providing them with protection.

Sudan’s transitional government had deployed troops on the border strip with Ethiopia, in order to secure agricultural areas in al-Fashaqa.

Ethiopia and Sudan share a common boundary of over 1600 km which was drawn through a series of treaties between Ethiopia and the colonial powers of Britain and Italy. To date, this boundary has not been clearly demarcated.

 

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