Monday, September 07, 2015

Eritrea warns of Ethiopia war 'sabre-rattling'

(Sep 07, 2015, (Nairobi (AFP)))--Eritrea has accused arch-rival Ethiopia of "sabre-rattling" and of threatening to invade, with the neighbours still in a tense standoff following a 1998-2000 border war.

Asmara's Ministry of Information said in a statement that war-like rhetoric from Ethiopia's main party in the ruling coalition -- the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) -- had increased.

Eritrea, which broke away from Ethiopia in 1991 after a brutal 30-year independence struggle, remains on an effective war-footing with Addis Ababa after a return to war in 1998.

"The TPLF's sabre-rattling has been a common staple throughout winter. And this has been ratcheted up in the past few weeks," said the information ministry statement, released Monday. Read more from AFP »

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