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Sudan, Ethiopia blame each other for border violations amid Nile Dam dispute

The border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia may affect the crisis over Ethiopia’s controversial Nile Dam, amid fears of the situation turning into an armed conflict.
A boat sails along the Setit river bordering Ethiopia.

The decades-old border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia was recently renewed after the two countries exchanged accusations of violating the other's territorial sovereignty, amid fears that the situation could turn into an armed conflict.

Speaking at the Ethiopian parliament on May 17, Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnen said that the Sudanese forces forcibly occupied Ethiopian lands in al-Fashqa area in late 2020, taking advantage of Ethiopia's preoccupation with its war with the rebels in Tigray.

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