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TPLF Denies Involvement in Sudan’s Civil War

TPLF Denies Involvement in Sudan’s Civil War

In a recent statement, the interim administration of Tigray categorically refuted claims suggesting the involvement of "TPLF forces" in Sudan's civil war as mercenaries fighting alongside the Sudanese army. This denial comes in response to assertions made by the Rapid Support Forces, who alleged TPLF militants' participation alongside the Sudanese army and allied militias. Since the onset of the Sudanese conflict in April 2023, the Rapid Support Force has accused the Sudanese army of enlisting foreign mercenaries and has reported casualties among these purported mercenaries. However, the interim administration of Tigray vehemently condemned these allegations as unfounded, emphasizing that the…
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Sudan Defaults on $70 Million Electricity Payment to Ethiopia

Sudan Defaults on $70 Million Electricity Payment to Ethiopia

As part of its energy procurement strategy, Sudan has been purchasing electricity from Ethiopia for several years. However, the East African nation has fallen behind in clearing its outstanding debt, resulting in a substantial shortfall in payment. This failure to settle its dues has prompted Ethiopia to reduce the electricity supplied to Sudan by 50 percent. The situation is exacerbated by Sudan's ongoing civil war, which has displaced over 8 million citizens. Consequently, neighboring countries like Ethiopia, Egypt, and Chad have absorbed a significant portion of Sudanese refugees. Over the past six months, Ethiopia anticipated earning $66 million from the…
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Ethiopia Accuses Egypt of Hindering GERD Agreement

Ethiopia Accuses Egypt of Hindering GERD Agreement

Following the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a statement issued by Egypt has sparked a blame game between the two nations regarding the failure to reach an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Ethiopia contends that the talks failed due to Egypt's refusal to address legal and technical issues, while Egypt attributes the breakdown to what it characterizes as Ethiopia's 'colonial perspectives.' The fourth tripartite talks, involving Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan, took place on Monday and Tuesday in Addis Ababa, following an agreement reached in Cairo last July between Ethiopian Prime Minister…
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Fourth Round of GERD Negotiations Commences in Addis Ababa

Fourth Round of GERD Negotiations Commences in Addis Ababa

The fourth round of trilateral negotiations involving Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan commenced today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These deliberations stem from the Joint Statement issued on July 13, 2023, by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and President Abdel Fatah el Sisi of Egypt, signaling a commitment to expedited negotiations aimed at finalizing guidelines and rules governing the initial filling and annual operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Preceding the fourth round, a one-day meeting of technical experts from the three countries set the stage for the ministerial discussions. The goal of these negotiations is to build upon…
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General Al Burhan, arrives in Addis Ababa for an official visit

General Al Burhan, arrives in Addis Ababa for an official visit

The president of Sudan's sovereign council and the commander of the country's army, General Abdulfatah Alburhan, has arrived in Addis Ababa for an official visit. General Al Burhan will discuss the current situation in Sudan and other bilateral issues with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The war between the Sudanese army and its rapid force, which has been in its seventh month, has claimed the lives of more than 9,000 people. Efforts to end the war, which has displaced more than 5.6 million people, through diplomatic means, continue. Although the two powers have repeatedly held talks in Riyadh, they have…
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Third tripartite GERD negotiation kicks off in Cairo, Egypt

Third tripartite GERD negotiation kicks off in Cairo, Egypt

The third round of talks on the rules and guidelines for the filling and annual operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) kicked off today, in Cairo, Egypt.  Ministry of foreign affairs announced, Ethiopia participates in these negotiations with a commitment to a negotiated outcome through the trilateral talks. Ethiopia’s positive expectation for these talks is based on the foundation provided by the Agreement on the Declaration of Principles (DoP). These talks are part of the efforts of the three countries to forge stronger partnerships. For this purpose, the three countries are expected to discharge their shared responsibility of…
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Ethiopia plans to import onion from Sudan

Ethiopia plans to import onion from Sudan

Following the security crisis in various areas of Ethiopia, there is a shortage of basic food supplies. The people are being affected by skyrocketing inflation and the price increase due to the lack of production. Addis Ababa Trade Bureau has announced plans to import onions from a war-torn country, Sudan to solve the shortage of onions in the city. Since last 15 April 2023 , Sudan has been in a civil war between the Sudan National Army and a paramilitary group called Sudan Special Forces. The office has announced that due to the increase in the price of onions in…
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Addis Ababa to host next round GERD’s tripartite negotiation

Addis Ababa to host next round GERD’s tripartite negotiation

The tripartite negotiations on the Ethiopian Great Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Ethiopia is building on the trans-boundary Nile River, have been terminated due to various reasons. This tripartite negotiation, which has been taking place under the auspices of the African Union, has been taking place between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. The political unrest in Sudan and Ethiopia were the main reasons for the failure of the tripartite negotiations and the changing position of Egypt. A month ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who went to Cairo, Egypt to participate in the forum of neighboring countries to find a solution to the…
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GERD’s tripartite negotiations resumes in Cairo

GERD’s tripartite negotiations resumes in Cairo

The tripartite negotiations on the Ethiopian Great Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Ethiopia is building on the trans-boundary Nile River, have been terminated due to various reasons. This tripartite negotiation, which has been taking place under the auspices of the African Union, has been taking place between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. The political unrest in Sudan and Ethiopia were the main reasons for the failure of the tripartite negotiations and the changing position of Egypt. A month ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who went to Cairo, Egypt to participate in the forum of neighboring countries to find a solution to the…
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Hundreds of Sudanese Strands in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region

Hundreds of Sudanese Strands in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region

More than a thousand Sudanese are stranded in Gondar and Bahirdar cities. A state of emergency was declared in the Amhara region, because of the war that started a week ago. Due to the civil war in Sudan, Sudanese citizens who came to Ethiopia with the intention of seeking better security were told that they are in trouble. In particular, Sudanese who stayed in hotels in Gondar and Bahirdar said, we are facing problems with food, security and transportation. These Sudanese travellers, who told us that their number is more than one thousand, said that they plan to come to…
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