Tigrayan soldiers in Sudan refuse to be repatriated to home country

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    Ethiopian peacekeepers in Sudan are refusing to be sent back to their home country.

    The soldiers were part of a joint mission to Darfur by the UN and African Union.

    But now their tour is over, some are seeking asylum, saying an Ethiopian military offensive underway in the Tigray region could put their lives in danger.

    Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan spoke to some of them in a refugee camp in Sudan’s Gadarif state.

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    In This Story: Sudan

    The Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, Libya to the northwest, Chad to the west, the Central African Republic to the southwest, South Sudan to the south, Ethiopia to the southeast, Eritrea to the east, and the Red Sea to the northeast.

    Sudan’s history goes back to the Pharaonic period. Independence from the British was proclaimed on 1 January 1956.

    Islam was Sudan’s state religion and Islamic laws applied from 1983 until 2020 when the country became a secular state. The economy has been described as lower-middle income and relies on oil production. Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, African Union, COMESA, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation.

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