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Ethiopia Plays Double Game Sudan Protests
Middle East & Africa

Ethiopia Plays Double Game Sudan Protests

Sudan Protests: Sudan is up and arms against Ethiopia over the latter sending its military planes into Sudanese airspace. 

It is being considered an ‘unjustified and dangerous’ escalation between the nations that had recently been subsided. Further armed Ethiopian gangs have also taken lives in the Sudanese area. 

Sudanese military, Lieutenant General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan said that Ethiopians have been attacking in their last for close to two decades. 

This is with regards to the disputed al-Fashaga area.

In December, both sides had formed a committee to come on a common ground over the Al-Fashaga area, but the fresh attack seems to show that the Ethiopian side does not solicit the agreement at all. 

 In fact, it seems that the Ethiopian military has taken advantage of the internal strife that has broken out in the Tigray region and attacked the disputed land. This was communicated by the Ethiopian ambassador in Khartoum, Mulugeta Zewde.

In response, the Ambassador to Ethiopia, Yibeltal Aemero has shifted the blame on Sudan instead, saying that “Very recently, in the first week of November 2020, we witnessed unprecedented military incursion by the Sudan while the joint special committee was still in progress and when the Ethiopian National Defense forces moved to Tigray region on November, 4, 2020 for the law enforcement majors, the Sudanese army took the advantage and entered deep inside Ethiopian territory, looted properties, burned camps, detained, attacked and killed the Ethiopians while displacing thousands.”

The recent attacks have led to displacements in more than 34 Sudanese villages. The reality is explicit and could lead to another major confrontation between Sudan and Ethiopian sides. 

India alleges China for supplying arms to northeast militants via Myanmar
Asia Pacific Focus

India alleges China for supplying arms to northeast militants via Myanmar

India alleges China for supplying arms: India-China relations have been deteriorating since the pandemic outbreak. Analysts say the political relations between both the nations will be more contentious as Indian authorities state that China is helping rebel radical groups that have surged assaults on its borders with Myanmar lately. 

However, for strategic reasons both India and China are investing in Myanmar. Beijing has signed a deal for gas pipelines and building roads to link Yunnan with the Bay of Bengal. Whereas, India, has invested around 29 billion rupees ($292 million) in the Kaladan Multimodal project to link its northeastern states to the Bay of Bengal. 

But, the armed groups in Myanmar including the Arakan Army and the United Wa State Army, which was labeled as terror groups operating as Beijing’s proxies by providing weapons and providing refuge to radical groups in northeastern states in India, as indicated by Indian authorities.

The authorities, who wished not to be named in media stated numerous security agencies had cautioned PM Narendra Modi’s administration that four of India’s most wanted radical pioneers are sourcing weapons and training in the southern Chinese city of Kunming.

China’s Foreign Ministry has denied allegations the nation was supporting radical groups against India, saying it doesn’t meddle in the internal affairs of other nations. 

The United Wa State Army likewise denied a part in giving any backing to Indian radical groups on China’s behalf.

However, Indian authorities state that the continuous upsurge in violence began in September when Naga insurgents had left a long-term peace agreement. On Sept. 28, a large stockpile of weapons for Indian rebel groups along the India-Myanmar border was intercepted by Indian border security guards. Three suspected gun runners were arrested in relation to the matter.

The army chief of India arrived in Nagaland on Nov. 24 for a three-day visit and had stressed the renewed intensity of the contention. Indian and Myanmar troops began a joint operation focusing on Indian radical groups such as the People’s Liberation Army of Manipur in late Oct. 

For years, several equipped militias are active and fighting for greater autonomy in India’s northeast region. However, in Sept 2020, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah affirmed that the Centre would settle the problems of extremist groups in the north-eastern states in India by 2024. 

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, German Chancellor Call for Global Efforts to Fight Terrorism
Geopolitics

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, German Chancellor Call for Global Efforts to Fight Terrorism

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates’ armed forces, received a phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, focusing on the significance of boosting bilateral relations as a component of the current overall strategic partnership between the United Arab Emirates and Germany. She also emphasized and discussed tackling the growing threat of terrorism.

On Nov 1, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed condemned the recent terror attacks in France, during a conversation on phone with the President Emanuel Macron. According to WAM, His Highness stressed upon his dismissal of hate speech, any justification or reasoning for the violence, terrorism, and killing.

Merkel and Shiekh Zayed talked about different provincial and global issues along with calling on global efforts in fighting terrorism. 

They strongly rejected fanaticism and terrorism in their forms and the significance of urging global endeavors to face them. Merkel and Sheikh Zayed had stressed upon joint attempts to support and promote dialogue among religions, various cultures, and societies at the local and global platform. 

However, they also discussed the progress in the Middle East and the Mediterranean area, as both nations aimed their support for settling discords through talks and peaceful methods. 

His Highness Sheikh Zayed and Chancellor Merkel also talked about the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the two nations and the world. Both nations focused on fortifying international action to address the urgent need to contain the virus and tackling it in the coming future.

Sheikh Zayed urged for peaceful and respectful discourse between people of various cultures and religions, citing the United Arab Emirates as a great example of an Arab Muslim nation with excellent values of co-existence, cooperation, and tolerance among its diverse community.

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