A total number of 95 Ethiopian rebels recently surrendered to the Ethiopian Authorities. Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) reported.

The EBC said the rebels are members of the Benishangul Gumuz Liberation Movement (BGLM) ethnic rebel group operating in Ethiopia’s border regions adjoining Eritrea and Sudan.

Ethiopia accused Eritrea of supporting the BGLM and other rebel groups while Eritrea, in turn, accused Ethiopia of supporting rebel groups in Eritrea.

Eritrea had been a province of Ethiopia from 1952 to 1993, until a bitter 30-year armed struggle and a referendum in 1993 gave the Red Sea nation independence from Ethiopia.

Since then the common border between Eritrea and Ethiopia has had an uneasy calm punctuated by sporadic armed flare ups.