Sudan closes border with Eritrea

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has closed its border with Eritrea a week after Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir announced a six-month state of emergency in the regions of Kassala and North Kurdufan, state news agency SUNA

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan has closed its border with Eritrea a week after Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir announced a six-month state of emergency in the regions of Kassala and North Kurdufan, state news agency SUNA said on Saturday.

SUNA did not provide reasons for the border closure.

Last week’s decree was part of ongoing disarmament campaigns against traffickers that started near Darfur and Blue Nile in October.

“Kassala governor, Adam Gemaa Adam, issued a decree ordering the closure of all border crossings with the state of Eritrea, based on the presidential decree … that declared the state of emergency in the state of Kassala,” SUNA said.

Three Kassala residents told Reuters that troops had been deployed near the border. The military spokesman couldn’t be reached for comment.

The decision was effective on Friday evening, the agency added.

Reporting by Mostafa Hashem and Khaled Abdelaziz; Editing by Mark Potter

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  • Tesfai January 7, 2018

    A message from Asmara. Taken from Facebook pages. We are confirming that we are becoming Arab Abeed slaves officially now. This is not in Sinai-Egypt anymore, it is in Eritrea.

    ሓበሬታ ካብ ውሽጢ ሃገር : January 6, 2018

    ዝኸበርኩም ብጾት፥ እዚ እዋን እዚ መወዳእታ ምዕራፍ ናይ ኤርትራ ይመስል ኣሎ። ኣብ ኩሉ ከባቢታ ብፍላይ ድማ ኣብ ኣስመራ ኣዚዩ ተሃዋሲ ኩነታት ይረአ ኣሎ። ኩነታትና ልክዕ ከምቲ ናይ 1975 ዕግርግር ይመስል። ሮንዳታት ጦርሰራዊት ዝመስሉ ኣብ አተማ እንዳዞሩ ዝኾነ ምትእኽኻብ ዝመስል ይከታተሉ ኣለዉ። ዕምርና ምሉእ ከምዚ ናይ ሎሚ ጌርና ፈሪህና ኣይንፈልጥን።

    ኤርትራ መን የካይዳ ኣሎ እውን ክትፈልጥ ኣጸጋሚ ኮይኑ ኣሎ። ዳርጋ ወተሃደራዊ ምምሕዳር ኢዩ ክበሃል ይከኣል። ማእሰርቲ መወዳእታ የብሉን። ንግሆ ምሸት ምእሳር ኢዩ። እዞም ብቐዳማይ ትካላቶም ዝተዓጸወ ሕጂ ኩሎም ይእሰሩ ኣለዉ።

    እዚ ናይ ግብጽን ሱዳንን ኩነታት ኣዚዩ ኣስጊኡና ኣሎ። በዚ ንከታተሎ ዘሎና ተኾይኑ ግብጺ ኣብ ኤርትራ ምሉእ ብምሉእ ኣትዮም ኣለዉ። ቀንዲ ስራሕ ናይ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ተቓወምቲ ውድባት ሱዳን ምዕጣቕ ኮይኑ ኣሎ።

    ምስ ሱዳን ዘሎ ዝምድና ኣዚዩ ሕማቕ ኢዩ ዘሎ። ዶባት ተዓጽዩ ሰራዊት ናብ ዶባት ይንቀሳቐስ ምህላዉ ይሕበር።

    ሱዳን ኩሉ ምንቅስቓስ ከልኪሎሞ ኣለዉ። ዝሓለፈ ወርሒ ሓደ ናይ ሱዳን ልኡኽ መጺኡ ነይሩ፡ እቲ ልኡኽ ናይ ሱዳን መራሒ ናብታ ሃገር ዑደት ኪገብር ኪመጽእ ሓሳብ ከምዘለዎ ምስገለጸ ፡ እቲ ናይ ምርድዳእ መንፈስ ዘይፈልጥ ኢሳያስ ግን በሺር ጠሊሙኒ ኢዩ ከዳዕ ኢዩ ናብ ኤርትራ ገጹ እግሩ ከንብር ኣይፍቀዶን ኢዩ ክብል ገሊጹ።

    ኣብ ከባቢ ሳዋ ናይ ግብጺ ምንቅስቓስ ኣሎ ይበሃል።

    ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣዚዩ ይሻቐል ኣሎ፡ እዛ ሃገር ናበይ ገጻ ኢያ ኢሉ። ኢሳያስ ብኣንጻሩ ደቁን ደቂ ደቁን ሒዙ ናብ ኢማራትን ካልእ ሃገራትን ይገይሽ ኣሎ። ኣብዚ ሓጺር እዋን ለውጢ ኪመጽእ ከምዝኽእል ዝእምቱ ብዙሕ ነገራት ኣለዉ።

    ኤርትራዊ ግን ብጥሜትን ፍርህን ተኾርሚዩ ይነብር ኣሎ። ወላ ኣብቶም ዝለዓሉ ሓለፍቲ ዓቐኑ ዝሓለፈ ተስፋ ሙቕራጽ ይረአ ኣሎ። ኤርትራ ናይ ሓራምዝ መዋግኢ ሰፈር ከይትኸውን ፍርሂ ኣሎ። ምናልባት ቀጥጣዊ ውግእ ኣይህሉን ይኸውን እዚ ብግብጺ ኢትዮጲያን ሱዳንን ዝግበር ዘሎ ምንቅስቓስ ግን ኣዚዩ ሓደገኛ ኢዩ።

    • Nahon January 7, 2018

      “We are confirming that we are becoming Arab Abeed slaves officially now.”

      Tesfai (the notorious Teclay)

      You are obsessed with anti-Arab propaganda. This is not an Ethiopian site, not even a Tigreyan site.
      When will you stop bringing anti-Arab hate to Assenna ?
      Mind your business brother. We don’t want hate anybody, use racism in Tigray if you find it useful. In Addis you can’t because now the Amhara and Oromo are saying enough.

    • ፍቅርን ሕውነትን January 8, 2018

      ኮርዒዳ ዝሓወይ፣ ንሕና እዞም ኣብ ወጻኢ እንነብር ኣሕዋትካ ከምዚ ናትካ ገይሩ ዕለተ-ዕለት ኣይብልን፡ ግን እንተ ወሓደ ሰሙን ሰሙን፡ ህልውኲነታት ሃገርና ዘካፍለና ኣዚዩ የድልየና ኣሎ እሞ፡ ብኽብረትካ ከይሰልከኻ እዚ ጀመርካዮ ዘለኻን ናይ ዜና ኣግልግሎት ክትቅጽሎ ሓደራ እብለካ። ንሕዝብና ክጥዕሞ! ምስ ልባዊ ምስጋና።

  • Simon G January 7, 2018

    ሕጂ ጠፋእና ስላስ!
    ============================
    ባባ ኢሱ: መሸንቅቖ ትጸብብ ጀሚራ
    ንስኻ ኣብ ዒማራት: ኣብ ክንዲ ኣስመራ
    ዶባት ተሓጺሩ
    ንብረትካ ተሃጊሩ
    ሎሚ ኣይከም ትማልን
    ዶባትካ ይሕጸር: ንስኻ ትልምን
    ————————————

    ደበና ኣንጠልጢሉ: ለካሚኻ ‘መስል
    ብድሕሬኻ: ሰላም ክዓስል
    ሰሚዑና ኣባጅጎ
    ስርዓትካ ካብ መሰርቱ ክብሕጉጎ
    ———————————–

    ፍትሒ መጸት
    ብሃንደብት
    ካብ ዘይተጸበናዮ
    ኣብ ኣእምሮ ዘይእተናዮ
    ኣልበሽር!
    ኣብሽር! ኣብሽር!
    ኣጆኻ: ኣትርር
    —————————-
    ክትርክብ ኢኻ ጻማኻ

    ምስ ወግሐ መሬት
    ምስ በጽሐ ጸሎት
    ምሳሕ ኣብ ኣቑርደት!
    ድራር ኣብ ኣስመራ
    ጻማኻ ክትክፈል
    ብዘይ ውዓል ሕደር
    እንሻላህ!

  • amanuel January 7, 2018

    Sudan is sovereign country that engages any country the way it wishes. Saudi/ egypt/ uae can not force it not to engage turkey or qatar. Eritrea on the other hand has no horses in this race. But if you make yourself a servant then you do not have a choice but to Obey the wish of your masters than the wish of the people. Iseyas is fulfiling the wish of egyptians and uae. He needs to know we are not with him. Adey amete has expired.

  • AHMED SALEH !!! January 7, 2018

    Eritrean border with Ethiopia and Djibouti had been closed for many years and now we hear
    border closing from Sudan government side order and also to some extent military activities
    in the region . Lets hope they calm the situation for common good .
    I hesitate to bring weak argument without understanding the reason of Sudanese government
    decision . But there nothing to surprise from our ongoing political discourse of hostile approach
    which rarely brings constructive alternatives for peaceful solution except to create battleground
    for violent confrontation , unnecessary bloodshed , economic and social crisis . What a shame !

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