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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

Sudan President Accuses Egypt of “Occupying Sudanese Lands”

Relations between Cairo and Khartoum have been on edge as of late after President Bashir claimed Egypt of supporting opposition figures and illegally imposed sovereignty over the disputed Halayeb triangle.

BY EGYPTIAN STREETS

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir accuses Egypt, again, of occupying the Halayeb triangle and illegally imposing its sovereignty over it.

In his interview with the Qatari outlet Al-Jazeera, Al-Bashir said Sudan rejects war against Egypt and is ready for arbitration of the United Nations security council in the case, to prove that Halayeb triangle belongs to the Sudanese territories. He further added that Egypt’s occupation was done when Sudan was busy to stand in face of insurgency of South Sudan. Continue reading Sudan President Accuses Egypt of “Occupying Sudanese Lands”

Sudan, Egypt Contest their Maritime Borders

Sudan will recover its territories as long as its dispute with Egypt are genuine. However, if it is for the sake of fighting Ethiopia’s war overt Egypt, it will certainly lose. (Photo: Map of Halayb Triangle, a territory disputed by Egypt and Sudan. )

BY MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

The rift between Sudan and Egypt is growing with the neighbouring countries continuing their disagreements over their maritime borders.

In March, Sudan filed an official memorandum of objection for the first time containing baselines for its northern border, which included the Triangle within the Sudanese borders. Continue reading Sudan, Egypt Contest their Maritime Borders

Sudan Accuses Egypt of Backing Opponents

Sudan and Saudi Arabia have shared something in common recently: both are at odds with Egypt.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir accused the Egyptian government of harbouring and backing Sudanese opposition figures.

By AFP,

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir accused the Egyptian government of harbouring and backing Sudanese opposition figures fighting his troops, in remarks broadcast on Sunday.

In his first such accusation against Cairo, Bashir said in an interview broadcast by Al-Arabiya that Sudanese opposition figures were “backed by Egyptian intelligence services”.

“We raise this issue every time when we meet Egyptian officials,” said Bashir.

Sudanese troops are fighting rebels in three conflict regions — Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Continue reading Sudan Accuses Egypt of Backing Opponents

Is Egypt-Sudan Border Dispute New Thorn in Renaissance Dam Negotiations?

Although claiming to be independent, Egyptian suggest that Sudan may in fact be on Ethiopia’s side with regard to the later’s dispute with Egypt over the Renaissance Dam. Beware of Sudan!

By Walaa Hussein | for Al-Monitor,

There are fears that the dispute over Halayeb and Shalateen, a small border region claimed by Cairo and Khartoum, will cast its shadow over Egyptian-Sudanese coordination on the negotiations over the Renaissance Dam between the two countries and Ethiopia.

On April 18, state-owned channel Ethiopian TV interviewed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who said that the dam benefits both Sudan and Ethiopia. Egyptian media considered this declaration as clearly reflecting the escalating crisis on the Halayeb triangle between Cairo and Khartoum. Continue reading Is Egypt-Sudan Border Dispute New Thorn in Renaissance Dam Negotiations?