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Sudan hands over 46 rebels to Ethiopia


May 28, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – Sudanese authorities have handed over Ethiopia, some 46 members of a unidentified rebel group allegedly trained and assigned by Eritrea to undermine the last Sunday election through a series of "terrorist" attack, Addis Abba said.

The Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) said on Thursday in a statement aired by state-TV the opposition members had planned to launch attacks during the election in order to sabotage it.

NISS claimed that the Eritrean-sent "terrorists" were apprehended by Sudanese security forces while attempting to enter to Ethiopia via Sudanese border, few days before Ethiopian polls opened.

Ethiopia repeatedly accused Eritrea of planting bombs in its soil and supporting rebels groups fighting low-level insurgencies against the government; something Eritrea denies. Addis Ababa also in the past complained to Khartoum about rebel infiltration from Eritrea through the Sudanese border. Sudan had pledged to cooperate.

"The terrorists were caught on May 17 by Sudanese security forces while they were conspiring to launch terrorist attacks from Sudanese territories," said the National Intelligence and Security Service.

"They were trained and assigned by the Eritrean Government to hamper the 4th national elections," it added.

Ethiopian officials have held the Eritrean government responsible for bomb attacks in two border towns (Adi –Daero and sheraro), few weeks before elections.

Meanwhile an Ethiopian court on Thursday sentenced two men to death and life in jail for last month’s Café bombing at a border town of Adi–Daero .The two men were responsible for planting bombs at the café that killed five people and injured 19 others.

After a 1998-2000 border war that killed 70,000 people, relations between the two countries remain tense and international community has failed to resolve their border dispute. Opposition forces from the two sides are based from the two sides opening the door for continuous instability.


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  • 29 May 2010 08:06, by solo

    http://www.ethiopianreview.com/content/2695 That is why melese gives away some parts of Ethiopian territory land to Sudan.

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    • 29 May 2010 16:45, by Aduol Liet

      Mr, SOlO.

      I think you guys misleading about the secret illegal deal. Most parts of the Ethiopia land belong to Sudan and those who made mistaken were Nimiery and King of Ethiopia at that time. There were secret agreement between Ethiopia King and Nimiery the Sudan former president and the Sudanese people were not aware what Nimiery and Ethiopia had done. Now the Sudanese people want land back because the land they made exchange have been taken by Eritrea after when they have gained independence. If you can understand my point that be great otherwise, you guys are beating bush without knowing the history and more importantly, most parts of the Ethiopian’s land belong to Sudan and if Sudan dividing in to two Countries automatic the Southern Sudanese will take their land back and Ethiopia will get nothing because the land which was been echange have been taken by Eritrean and the Gambella Region of Sudanese land even you can see those people they are Sudanese national and I don’t see how you guys come up with this claim that, Meles Zenawi have given land illegal.

      The reason why Sudanese people did not engage before to talk about Border and land was because Sudan is too big enough if stay for one Country, but now it is very likely that, Sudan Country will be divided in to two nations and these parts of land which was being exchange with another land near Eritrea Border have nothing to do with illegal secret but all pieces of Sudan must be return back if the Ethiopian people need to be friendly then, you guys know most parts of land belong to Sudanese people and the Sudanese were asking Meles peaceful because there are some evidence documents when King of Ethiopia and former president Nimiery made illegal agreement to make land exchange and so we need to solve peaceful and live friendly as we were.In Blue Nile Region there are big land which was been giving to Ethiopia and in Southern Sudan also there are more lands which was been given to Ethiopia King while Nimiery took some land that were close to Eastern Sudan Region and those lands must be return it back to Southern Sudanese or Sudan.

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      • 29 May 2010 21:06, by Mohammad100

        I do not believe the entire map of Africa had been constructed and defined according to neither ethnicity, nor with the agreement of local people inhabiting the area/vicinity. It appears those who accorded the artificial boundaries with in the African continent had their own interest at that time with no regard to the African Nations, whether/be the colonizers/foreigners, or the locally grown crocodiles. They calculated well that African people will remain fighting each other with no end in sight. That is what I see brewing between Ethiopia and the tentative young independent Southern Sudan. The Jalabas are just waiting to see the newly recognized government in Juba launching a suicide attack on the Ethiopian soil. So here we go again, the seed of animosity is starting to germinate even before the planned Independence of Southern Sudan.
        Asalaam Aleikum,

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