Tensions at the Sudanese-Ethiopian Border: Conflating New and Pre-Existing Concerns

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The crisis that has engulfed Ethiopia’s Tigray region has become, in the words of the EU’s envoy on 23 February 2021, “military and human rights-wise, humanitarian-wise very out of control”. Fighting between Ethiopian government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has left thousands dead, with two million more displaced, including 100,000 Eritrean refugees in Tigrayan camps. Against this backdrop, tensions between Ethiopia and its neighbour Sudan, have become increasingly strained.

 

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