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Russia Naval Base in Sudan Opens a Long-Sought Gateway to the Red Sea

Russia views its naval facility as a mechanism to expand its power projection on the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Russia bypassed the country’s civilian leadership in setting up the naval base agreement as it views the military council led by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan as the guardian of Sudan’s stability. (Photo: TASS)

BY SAMUEL RAMANI | WPR

Following Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s approval last month of a new naval base to be built on Sudan’s Red Sea coast, official Kremlin statements have billed the facility as a logistics center that will be defensive in nature—for principal use as a resupply station for Russian warships. Continue reading Russia Naval Base in Sudan Opens a Long-Sought Gateway to the Red Sea

Russia Plans Red Sea Naval Base in Sudan

A repair and replenishment base of the kind that existed in Syria before 2015. (Photo: Andrei Gryaznov/TASS)

BY RADIO FREE EUROPE

Russia plans to build a naval base in Sudan, according to a bilateral draft agreement between the two nations.

The agreement would allow Russia to establish a naval logistics base in Sudan for the repair and supply of warships as well as provide rest to sailors, according to the document published on November 11 on a Russian government website after Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved it. Continue reading Russia Plans Red Sea Naval Base in Sudan

Russia May Set Up Red Sea Naval Base after Deal on Port Calls: Sudan MP

President Omar al-Bashir, who himself seized power in 1989 when he led a coup, is facing the most serious street protests ever against his three decades rule.

Port of call means an intermediate port where ships customarily stop for supplies, repairs, or transshipment of cargo.

BY SPUTNIK NEWS

A deal between Sudan and Russia on navy port visits could morph into permanent Russian military presence on the Red Sea coast, the head of Sudan’s parliamentary defense committee told Sputnik. Continue reading Russia May Set Up Red Sea Naval Base after Deal on Port Calls: Sudan MP

UAE Military Presence Expands in Africa

The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement to establish a second foreign military base in the Horn of Africa.

The United Arab Emirates’ second air and naval base in the Horn of Africa will be established in the port city of Berbera, Somaliland.

By Awad Mustafa,

The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement to establish a second foreign military base in the Horn of Africa.

The new base, according to the source present at the negotiations, will be established at the coastal city of Berbera in Somaliland and will be an air and naval base. According to the government source the MoU was signed in the last week of September when a senior Somaliland delegation was in the UAE.

The self governing semi-autonomous Somaliland and the UAE enjoyed close political, economic and military ties since 2012. Continue reading UAE Military Presence Expands in Africa

Djibouti Restaurant Bomb Attack Killed 3, Wounded 15

The bomb attack at a busy La Chaumiere restaurant visited by international soldiers and killed three people on Saturday (May 24) night in the capital Djibouti city was condemned by the European Union Naval Force and African Union.

By Reuters,

TWO Somalis are suspected of having carried out a suicide bombing at a restaurant filled with Western military personnel on Saturday that killed three and wounded at least 15 Djibouti’s Interior Ministry has said.

Several members of EU naval and civilian maritime security missions were among those wounded in the attack.  Continue reading Djibouti Restaurant Bomb Attack Killed 3, Wounded 15