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Sudan to mediate between Eritrea and Djibouti


May 11, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan will launch a mediation to end the border row between Djibouti and Eritrea and defuse the current tension between the two Horn of Africa nations, the state minister for foreign affairs stated today.

Ali Ahmed Karti, Sudan’s state minister for foreign affairs met Tuesday with the visiting Eritrean foreign minister. The two parties discussed bilateral relations and ways to boost cooperation between the neighboring countries.

Karti told the official SUNA the Eritrea and Djibouti accepted a Sudanese initiative to mediate between the two countries. He further said that Khartoum would proceed to arbitrate after the swearing-in ceremony of the Sudanese president Omer Al-Bashir and the formation of a new government.

He also stressed that the Eritrean side showed readiness to negotiate with Djibouti to resolve problems between the two countries

Dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea began in June 2008 when Eritrean soldiers penetrated in the neighboring small territory opening fire on Eritrean deserters.

Despite international condemnation Eritrea refused to withdraw its troops and took the control of Rass Doumeira, a small border village.

A UN fact-finding mission, which was rejected by Eritrea, reported that the dispute had the potential to destabilize the entire region.

International and regional bodies condemned the attack and urged Eritrea to pull out of Djibouti. Eritrea also Eritrea also had refused in the past by mediation to between the two countries.


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  • 12 May 2010 21:43, by Kon Paul Awenchol

    We have got characters of your Government the [Igaz] that has sale away some parts of Sudan to the aforementioned African horn Countries of Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea as well as interchanging others areas like Kassala and Gembela, selling land and looting oil in Southern Sudan will come to an end in any time.your corruption and bankrupting have been witness by the World as you built a town in Malaysia. Referendum of Southern Sudan is not a matter now but the border demarcation between South and North as you already know that 1956 is the only system that people will followed,Jebelen is a part of Southern of Northern Upper Nile,If not nyir -nyir will take place immediately.

    Border demarcation between North and South is the First step.


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  • 12 May 2010 23:11, by Africom

    We do not care much for the mediation Sudan is leading between the two countries (Djibouti and Eritrea), this is not your business and back off. We are going to use this opportunity to destroy Eritrea, but if you do not listen to our instruction then we will gear our aim against Sudan for this futile attempt to intervene on our business. We wanted Eritrea and Djibouti to enter into a conflict to expose Eritrea’s aggressive nature in the region, but now Sudan is putting her finger into our business and we will make her pay for it.

    Sudan you have been warned, going against our interest will certainly make you the target, we have been friendly to you since the current administration took power, but you are asking for punishment and we will give to you.

    AFRICOM (the force that is ready to destroy any one that does not take order from us).

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