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Ethiopia 'Massing Troops' on Border

Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has accused Ethiopia of massing troops at its border. A dispute over the border resulted in a two-and-a-half year long war that left as many as 100,000 dead and ended in December 2000. President Isaias accused Ethiopia of trying to delay the border’s demarcation because of a dispute over the town of Badme, which sparked the war. In a speech from the port town of Massawa on Sunday broadcast on Ertirean radio, he accused Ethiopia of doing all it could to try to hang on to the town of Badme. “Though its attempts to have the border ruling changed have failed to bear fruit, it has not ceased from trying,” he said. A commission met in London at the weekend to decide on where the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea lies. The commission has already given its judgement on the location of the border. However, the decision failed to clarify which country had been awarded Badme. Full Story

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