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Sudan returns 61 prisoners to Ethiopia 

Prisoners of war from the forces of the Sudanese ruling National Congress Party walk towards an Ethiopian airplane on March 5, 2017, in Entebbe [ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP via Getty Images]
Prisoners of war from the forces of the Sudanese ruling National Congress Party walk towards an Ethiopian airplane on March 5, 2017, in Entebbe [ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP via Getty Images]

The Sudanese army yesterday said it had handed over 61 Ethiopians who it had detained over the past few months.

"The Sudanese Armed Forces have handed over 61 prisoners to the Ethiopian government at the Kallabat border crossing near the country's eastern city of Al-Qadarif," the army said in a statement.

The statement added that the delivery was made in the presence of "representatives from both sides."

In recent months, the Sudanese-Ethiopian borders have witnessed tensions, after Khartoum announced control over the Tigray border region. Addis Ababa accuses the Sudanese army of seizing camps inside its territory. Khartoum denies the accusation.

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