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Unconfirmed : Eritrean government to station army, navy in Sudan

Eritrean Chief of staff
Eritrean Chief of staff and Defense Minister, General Filipos WeldeyohanesPhoto : from Tesfa News Net twitter page

July 20, 2020

Social Media based Eritrean news source, Eritrean Press, said on Monday that an agreement is on the work between Sudan and Eritrea to station several contingents of the Eritrean army and navy in Sudan.

It was said following Eritrean Defense Chief of Staff, General Filipos W Yohannes, visit to Sudan.

According to the source, the Eritrean army will be based in Kassala which is 20 kilometers from the Eritrea-Sudan border, and the Navy will be in port Sudan.

Also, the source said that a portion of the Sudanese navy will move to Assab Port.

It is unclear why the new military arrangement is needed.  Neither Eritrean nor Sudanese government sources  confirm the news.

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  1. They may need such arrangement to avert and fight off terrorism. The danger is still there in that part of the region.

  2. Recently in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 hundreds of Bajaj transportations owned by Ethiopians and Eritreans used to transport the public got confiscated by the Sudanese government. It seems Ethiopians and Eritreans are forced to leave Sudan, heading to Ethiopia where two hundred people lost their lives to Covid-19 so far. In the meantime USA is considering to block aids humanitarian helps to Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s economy is on a verge of a collapse .


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