As a transitional government attempts to revive Sudan’s ailing economy, the military, supported by the United Arab Emirates, retains the upper hand.
Egypt and Ethiopia have reached an understanding on the filling of the reservoir behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. A final agreement could be signed by the end of this month.
The United Arab Emirates already has a string of ports in the Horn of Africa running along the Red Sea; it aspires to add another in Sudan.
Haftar’s military operation to take Tripoli seems to have failed. His foreign supporters. Need for an international conference and a political solution.
With a transitional government in place Sudan at last faces up to its problems of economic collapse and tribal conflict.
Sudan – despite some continuing violence formal agreement reached between the military and protesters. Bashir on trial.
Editor’s note: Arab Digest is taking a couple of weeks’ summer break. We will resume publication after the Eid al-Adha holiday, probably 15 August.further work on the 17 July agreement delayed by killings including four schoolchildren – now resuming. Since agreement was reached on 17 July between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the civilian protesters represented by the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) (our posting of 18 July) it has been shaken by events but not, it appears, knocked off course. A Reuters report of 30 July summarises …
More on the UAE drawdown from Yemen, and UAE objectives and policy.
Fragile agreement eventually reached between military and protesters. Outlook uncertain.
UAE forces begin withdrawing from Yemen. Saudi Arabia increasingly isolated and will have to reconsider.