Sudanese Janjaweed militia heads toward Libya’s Sirte as military buildup continues

11/08/2020 – The Janjaweed militia from Sudan with 70 armed vehicles is headed toward the key Libyan province of Sirte as putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar continues his military buildup around the city with the support of his foreign backers.

The official social media account of the Libyan government’s Operation Volcano of Rage stated that the Sudanese mercenaries were seen in the Brega district east of Sirte. The report added that the forces were on their way to support Haftar. Continuer à lire … « Sudanese Janjaweed militia heads toward Libya’s Sirte as military buildup continues »

Sudan’s economy is controlled by mafia group: Hemetti

28/07/2020 – The chairman of the Sudan Emergency Economic Committee and member of the Sovereign Council Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (Hemetti) severely criticized some institutions and officials before to accuse them of cooperating with a « mafia » that controls Sudan’s economy. Continuer à lire … « Sudan’s economy is controlled by mafia group: Hemetti »

China, Russia opposed appointing French diplomat as head of new UN mission to Sudan

23/07/2020 – Russia and China are blocking the appointment of a French diplomat at the head of a new political mission of the United Nation to support the democratic transition in the East African country. Continuer à lire … « China, Russia opposed appointing French diplomat as head of new UN mission to Sudan »

Sudan – New law abolishes apostasy, allows alcohol drinking for non-Muslim

Sudanese Minister of Justice Nasr al-Din Abdel-Bari Saturday gave more details about the Miscellaneous Amendments Act as he confirmed that it abolishes apostasy and protect the non-Muslims’ right to drink alcohol. Continuer à lire … « Sudan – New law abolishes apostasy, allows alcohol drinking for non-Muslim »

Sudan : Gov’t, armed groups strike deal on Sudan transitional parliament

09/07/2020 – The transitional government, Freedom and Change Forces (FFC) and armed groups agreed on Wednesday evening to allocate 75 seats of the Transitional Legislative Council to Sudanese Revolutionary Forces and SLM of Minni Minnawi.The deal struck on the transitional parliament comes after over ten days of difficult talks in Khartoum as the armed groups initially requested 140 seats. Continuer à lire … « Sudan : Gov’t, armed groups strike deal on Sudan transitional parliament »

The Blue Line: The Israel-Sudan Border? The Challenge of Infiltrators from Lebanon (By: Assaf Orion)

09/07/2020 – A new security challenge has emerged from Lebanon: Sudanese trying to cross the Blue Line into Israeli territory in search of work. In May 2020, the IDF prevented three incidents involving ten infiltrators, and in mid-June, one was captured on the outskirts of the town of Shlomi, in northern Israel. In addition, there were at least four cases reported in which close to twenty would-be infiltrators were captured by the Lebanese army, some with the help of UNIFIL, as well as one case of a Sudanese who was found shot to death deep in Lebanese territory. There are also an increasing number of reports of military operations or increased drills by the IDF along the northern border, including illuminating shells, land forces, and aircraft, and in mid-May, a Syrian who had crossed into Israel was shot and wounded in the Mt. Dov region. A municipality leader went far in describing the seriousness of the situation, and other elected officials compared the attempted infiltrations from Lebanon to past infiltrations along the Egyptian border, in an attempt to leverage this development politically by reigniting the issue of migrant workers in Israel and to take a stab at the legal system.
However, those seeking work are not terrorists, a few infiltrators are not a wave, the Blue Line between Israel and Lebanon is not the peace border in Sinai, and the necessary response on both sides of the border must be crafted professionally, based on the unique characteristics of the challenge at the current time.

Continuer à lire … « The Blue Line: The Israel-Sudan Border? The Challenge of Infiltrators from Lebanon (By: Assaf Orion) »

Russia offered technical assistance in situation around Renaissance Dam

08/07/2020 – The dam is supposed to become the largest in Africa, consisting of 15 radial-axis hydraulic units.

Russia has offered its technical assistance to the countries involved in the dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of the Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. He was speaking after talks with the foreign ministers of the troika of the African Union (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, South Africa) that were held in a video format. »We offered the participants of the conflict our assistance, in particular technical assistance. There are things that can be useful. They know about it, » Lavrov said. Continuer à lire … « Russia offered technical assistance in situation around Renaissance Dam »

Al Shabaab’s insurgency and the Somalian imbroglio in the Horn of Africa (By: Rajen Harshé)

 

07/06/2020 – Al Shabaab, as an insurgent terrorist outfit, has primarily been operating from Somalia in the Horn of Africa. The merger of Al Shabaab with Al Qaeda, a multinational terrorist organisation, in 2012 has enhanced its strength. After completing twenty years of its existence in April 2020, it is showing no signs of waning. Al Shabaab’s  endeavours to consolidate its hold over the parts of southern and central Somalia and extract taxes from people is weakening the hold of Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012. Continuer à lire … « Al Shabaab’s insurgency and the Somalian imbroglio in the Horn of Africa (By: Rajen Harshé) »

Sudan says detains 122 alleged fighters heading for Libya

30/06/2020 – Sudan said Sunday it has arrested 122 of its nationals as they headed to neighbouring Libya to fight as « mercenaries », state media reported.

Libya’s UN-recognised unity government has long accused Sudan of sending fighters to back military strongman Khalifa Haftar who controls much of the country’s east. Continuer à lire … « Sudan says detains 122 alleged fighters heading for Libya »

Turkish agenda in Libya targets Sudan and the region; Arman

09/05/2020 – Yasir Arman, deputy head of the SPLM-N, said that Turkish agenda in Libya would negatively affect political stability its neighbouring countries: Sudan, Egypt, Chad and Tunisia.The alliance between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj has sparked outrage in the region as many point out to his political affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood. Continuer à lire … « Turkish agenda in Libya targets Sudan and the region; Arman »