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Hamdok makes contact with Ethiopian Prime Minister

The Sudanese PM Abdalla Hamdok, in his capacity as IGAD president, made contact with Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed –one among many leaders– to discuss the situation in the Horn of Africa.

 Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

On Monday, Sudan News Agency (SUNA) stated that the Sudanese prime minister had made several phone calls to regional heads in order to discuss the political situation in the Horn of Africa.

Among those who received phone calls from Hamdok were the presidents of Djibouti, Somalia, South Sudan, and the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed.

According to SUNA, Hamdok is also planning reaching out to the rest of the region’s leaders and presidents, in order discuss ways to contribute to its stability.

The Horn of Africa has been witnessing for several months military geopolitical turmoil, which experts warn may lead to dangerous slips.

The unrest in the Horn of Africa moved sharply following the outbreak of war in the Ethiopian province of Tigray last November.

The situation was further exacerbated by the redeployment of the Sudanese army in the border area of ​​al-Fashaga east of Sudan, after two and a half decades of it being occupied by Ethiopia.

The Renaissance Dam constituted one of the strongest points of contention between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia, in addition to the differences over the elections in Somalia, and the border tensions between Somalia and Kenya.

With growing global fears of escalating tensions, the United States of America assigned a few months ago a Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, in the hope of subduing conflicts.

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