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A BRIEF TI M ELINE ON THE ETHIOPIAN SUDAN BORDER CRISIS

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1902

Great Britain, the colonial power of
Sudan at the time, and Ethiopia strike
an agreement on border demarcation.
No clear lines were however
established.

28 MAY

Ethiopia militia are reported to
have penetrated the border to
attack the Barkat Noreen camp.
Thousands of Sudanese soon
flee the region.

01 NOV

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah
al-Burhan
, head of Sudan’s ruling
Sovereign Council, travels to Addis
Ababa and brings up the AlFaqasha
region without much success.

13 DEC

Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdalla
Hamdok
, visited Addis Ababa and
agreed with Ethiopian Prime
Minister Abiy Ahmed to revive a
joint committee to negotiate the
demarcation of the border.

17 DEC

Ethiopian forces ambush a
Sudanese convoy killing 4 and
wounding 20 soldiers.

19 DEC

Sudan announced the dispatching
of a large number of military
reinforcements to the border.
Gen Al-Burhan spends 3 days
overseeing troop deployments.

20 DEC

Prime Minister Hamdok and Abiy
meet on the sidelines at an IGAD
summit in Djibouti.

22 DEC

Delegations from the two countries
meet in Khartoum. Ethiopian
Foreign Minister Demeke
Mekonnen
accuses Sudan of
“organized attacks” but also wishes
for cordial relations to return.

23 DEC

Egypt condemns attack by
Ethiopian forces as “unjustified
assault”

30 DEC

The Sudanese army has gained the
the upper hand in the disputed region.
Lieutenant General Khaled Abdin
al-Shami states, “The land that we
lost 20 years ago is under complete
control, and we can take the others
in other ways”


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