Amidst growing tensions in the region, Ethiopia has accused Sudanese forces of pushing further into a contested border region that has been the site of deadly clashes in recent weeks, warning that its “peaceful” approach to the dispute “has its limit”. The Mail & Guardian reports that the two neighbouring countries have long feuded over the al-Fashqa region, where Ethiopian farmers cultivate fertile land claimed by Sudan and the latest tensions come at a time when Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are also trying to resolve a three-way dispute over the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile. Egypt, which gets more than 90% of its scarce freshwater from the Nile, fears the dam across the river could devastate its economy while Sudan worries the project would affect its own dams, though it stands to benefit from access to possible cheap electricity.
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