Ethiopia warns of counter-offensive against Sudan

Foreign Ministry spokesman says Ethiopia’s silence should not be taken as weakness, forces are ready to defend sovereignty

Sudan Ethiopia border

(Anadolu Agency) — Ethiopia on Tuesday warned Sudan of counter-offensive measures following the reports of the Sudanese army’s crossing the border and taking control of al-Fashqa region.

“If Sudan does not stop expanding into Ethiopian territories, Ethiopia will be forced to launch a counter-offensive,” Ethio FM 107.8 quoting Foreign Ministry spokesman Ambassador Dina Mufti as saying.

A senior Sudanese military officer on Monday said they have retaken control of an area in the al-Fashqa border region with Ethiopia.

Dina said Sudan should not take Ethiopia’s silence for weakness.

“Our forces are in stand-by 24/7 and are prepared to defend its sovereignty,” he added.

Without naming a country, Dina blamed a third party for pushing Sudan to encroach the Ethiopian territory.

However, Ethiopian bloggers have accused Egypt of actively and clandestinely working to trigger an armed confrontation between Sudan and Ethiopia.

Egypt has been opposing Ethiopia’s $5billion hydro dam under construction on the Nile River near the border with Sudan.

3 comments

  1. Patience, restraint and giving diplomacy a chance is welcome and encouraged. However when Sudan is not appreciating Ethiopia’s peaceful gesture, patience beyond limits has sent the wrong message to Sudan. Sudan to walk through unprotected land and to attack, steal, abduct and hurt citizens is not acceptable.

    Action and giving priority to protect citizens life and the sovereignty of Ethiopia is much needed and that is the only language Sudan understands at this point!

  2. What bothers me now is the COVID-19 situation here in the USA, Canada and Europe. The pandemic is having field days in all these areas where the vast majority of our Diaspora live. It has been very bad as it is and now people have to fend off the new strain which is said to be fast to infect and easily transmissible. Even though the virus is potentially deadly and now easily spread it is also as easily avoidable.

    Dear countrymen/women! You know me by now that I have nothing but love you. Please DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN against this deadly specter. Please observe the 3 simple steps in the mitigating protocol. Avoid crowd, wear your face mask and wash your hand with ordinary soap and water or sanitize your hands. Hand sanitizers are now more available to buy and use those approved by the FDA and their peers in Canada and Europe. Let’s remain attentive and studious about it. I’ll keep nagging you now on this!!!

    This Shall Pass! Insha’Allah!!!

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