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(Ethiopia/Sudan) What is reigniting a border dispute between Ethiopia and Sudan? (Al Jazeera)

Ethiopia and Sudan are warning each other against worsening an historic border dispute.

They have fought over the fertile al-Fashaga region for a century. Although Ethiopians have long settled there, Sudan says it is part of its territory.

Skirmishes have increased in the past two months.

What is behind the flare-up? And could the neighbours’ disputes on other regional issues be heightening the tension?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Muaz Tongo – head of Sudan’s National Boundary Commission.

Samuel Getachew – journalist, The Reporter.

Alex De Waal – executive director, World Peace Foundation.

https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2021/1/15/whats-reigniting-a-border-dispute-between-ethiopia-and-sudan