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How Long Can Sudan Stay Neutral in the Qatar-Gulf Crisis?

Sudan is playing careful balancing act by adopting a neutral stance that seeks not to alienate any of the sides to the conflict. It remains to be seen whether it can maintain it given the internal and external pressure. [Photo: Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council]
BY KHALIL CHARLES | MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

The sacking of Gen. Taha Osman, Director of the President’s Office today and the circumstances of his detention at Khartoum International Airport present a dramatic picture of the extent to which differences over Sudan’s neutral stance in the Gulf crisis are beginning to emerge. His departure also puts into question how long Sudan can hope to remain neutral in the ongoing Gulf crisis. Continue reading How Long Can Sudan Stay Neutral in the Qatar-Gulf Crisis?

Do Egypt and Sudan have Anything in Common Anymore?

Egypt and Sudan are caught up in African and Middle Eastern politics

Escalating tensions are something north-east Africa, already burdened by endemic conflict, can do without.

BY SIMON ALLISON | ISS AFRICA

This is an especially tense time in the relationship between Sudan and Egypt, which has always been fraught. But as the geopolitical tectonics start to shift, both in Africa and the Middle East, the two neighbours are increasingly finding themselves on different sides of a number of crucial issues. Continue reading Do Egypt and Sudan have Anything in Common Anymore?

Egypt, Sudan Remain Deadlocked Over Disputes

Cairo meeting of Egyptian and Sudanese foreign ministers fails to achieve tangible progress to patch up differences.

Sudan’s foreign minister was in Egypt on Saturday for a visit that could potentially be a prelude to defusing tensions between the two Afro-Arab neighbors over a longtime border dispute.

BY AL JAZEERA

Officials from Sudan and Egypt on Saturday held “honest” and “transparent” discussions following months of tension between the two Arab neighbours, but appeared to make little headway to patch up their differences, primarily over a border region held by Cairo and claimed by Khartoum. Continue reading Egypt, Sudan Remain Deadlocked Over Disputes