Sudan's Apache helicopter crashes near Ethiopia border

16 Janvier, 2021, 14:52 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Sovereign Council Chairman and army commander Lt Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan arrives in El Gedaref

The three crew members survived. Separately, Khartoum warns Addis Ababa of consequences after the latter's military aircraft crossed its border.

A Sudanese military helicopter loaded with weapons and ammunition has crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in an eastern province that borders Ethiopia, officials said.

In mid-July 2020, Ethiopian authorities unilaterally carried out the first phase of the filling process with 4.9 billion cubic meters; and it is expected - as reported by the BBC- that the second phase of the filling would reach 13 billion cubic meters. The cause was not immediately clear. The helicopter hit the ground and caught fire when the pilot tried to land again.

The border tensions come at a time when Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are also trying to resolve a three-way dispute over the controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, known as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

"The meeting failed to make any progress because Sudan insisted that experts appointed by the AU be mandated to propose solutions to contentious issues and finalise a draft agreement", Egypt's Foreign Ministry said.

Sharing a 1,600km (994mile) frontier, the two neighbouring countries have long feuded over the al-Fashqa region, where Ethiopian farmers cultivate fertile land claimed by Sudan.

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In the past two months, Sudan's military has deployed troops to the border areas with Ethiopia and said it has reclaimed territories controlled by Ethiopian militias and farmers for many years.

The statement said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded that "such hostilities should not be repeated in the future due to their risky repercussions on the future of the bilateral relations between the two countries and on the security and stability in the Horn of Africa region".

The ministry called on Ethiopia not to repeat such hostilities in the future "given the serious repercussions on the future of bilateral relations between the two countries and on security and stability in the Horn of Africa".

On Tuesday, Sudan and Ethiopia accused each other of incidents on their common border with Sudan appealing to the worldwide community and regional organizations to condemn "criminal acts" carried out by Ethiopia.

The delegation consists of Minister of Culture and Information Faisal Mohamed Saleh, Chief of General Intelligence Gamal Abdel Meguid, and Secretary-General of the council Mohamed Youssef.

Earlier this month, El Burhan stated that the SAF "have not and will not cross worldwide borders or attack neighbouring Ethiopia". The Tigray fighting has sent over 60,000 Ethiopian refugees into Sudan, mostly into al-Qadarif.

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