Eritrea has protested a defense protocol signed between Ethiopia and Sudan, which it says is an agreement to support Eritrean armed opposition groups in order to ‘enable them properly execute their objectives’. The Eritrean ministry of information however claims that the two governments are scheming to destablise the country. Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after decades of armed struggle. In 1998, the two neighbouring countries fought a two-year long war over their disputed border which claimed the lives of at least 70,000. The two countries have had tense relations as a peace deal signed in 2000 to end the war has never been fully implemented.
Source: Ethiopian News May 16, 2018 03:00 UTC