Sudan closes border with Eritrea due to alleged weapons smuggling

07 Jan 2018

Story image for eritrean news from Gulf Times

... Sudan declared a six-month state of emergency in the border regions of Kassala and North Kordufan. Osman said the closing was to curb rebel activities, alleging that Egyptian forces and rebels from Sudan's restive Darfur province were deployed along the Eritrean border with the aim of topping President Omar al-Bashir.