The Sudanese-Ethiopian border tensions witnessed rapid developments after the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) reported the killing of a Sudanese citizen and seven army soldiers by Ethiopian armed forces who raided and captured the El Usra area in El Fashaga, El Gedaref, on Wednesday last week. Both parties accuse each other of unacceptable behaviour.
On Saturday, West Darfur witnessed the signing of agreements to stop hostilities between Arab and Masalit tribes in El Geneina locality, and the Rizeigat and Iringa tribes in Sirba locality, in the presence of Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo 'Hemeti', Deputy Chairman of the Sovereignty Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Rapid Support Forces. The Darfur Bar Association has dismissed the conference as "mere political demonstrations that encourage impunity in the absence of the Rule of Law".
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Ethiopian Government "regrets the loss of life as a result of a skirmish between the Sudanese army and a local militia of which an investigation would be carried out soon."
"We will support you (talking to residents of the area) and we will stand with you and make you able to prevent anyone from entering this point again, your brothers who have gone (those who were killed), we and you are able to restore their right, we will make the enemy see that we are not easy,
Sudan on Monday said it would recall its ambassador to Addis Ababa, accusing the Ethiopian army of "executing" seven of its soldiers and a civilian taken prisoner and vowing to retaliate for the "cowardly act".
Resistance committees and various political and professional opposition groups continue their preparations for the launch of the June 30 Marches of the Millions, calling for the overthrow of the military rulers of the country. Protests calling for the implementation of the 2022 revised salary schedule continue in Red Sea state.