African Union Urges Restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea Border Conflict
Horn of Africa perspective regarding Djibouti-Eritrea Border Conflict
Tigrai Online, June 17, 2017
The African Union urged Djibouti and Eritrea to remain calm and exercise restraint on Saturday after Djibouti accused its neighbor of occupying disputed territory along their border following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers.
On Friday, Djibouti's Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said Eritrean troops had seized Dumeira Mountain and Dumeira Island, areas the neighbors contest, and his country's military was on alert.
According to Reuters news report published today "The AU Commission, in close consultations with the authorities in Djibouti and Eritrea, is in the process of deploying a fact-finding mission to the Djibouti-Eritrea border," he said.
Source: Reuters - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-djibouti-eritrea-border-idUSKBN1980EP