(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


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

Samuel Getachew – journalist, The Reporter.

Alex De Waal – executive director, World Peace Foundation.