African Union urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat

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The African Union (AU) on Saturday urged “restraint” as tensions intensified between Djibouti and Eritrea over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone.
Djibouti has accused Eritrea of occupying territory following the departure of the Qatari troops, threatening the revival of a long-standing, sometimes violent dispute.
AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat called for “calm and restraint” and said the body would send a “fact-finding mission to the Djibouti-Eritrea border.”
The Qatari pullout comes as the Gulf country is locked in a bitter dispute with Saudi Arabia and its allies over alleged ties to extremists, a charge it denies.
Both Djibouti and Eritrea have good relations with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and have taken their side in the row.
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