The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERD) and the Quest for African Unity
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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERD) and the Quest for African Unity

Since November 4, the focus of the international community in their observations of the internal conflict in Ethiopia has largely been centered on the central government’s suppression of a rebellion against its authority in the northern region of Tigray. Within a matter of three weeks, the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had declared victory…

The Consequences of Ethiopia’s Civil Conflict Will Be Acute
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The Consequences of Ethiopia’s Civil Conflict Will Be Acute

The most intense phase of Ethiopia’s several-week-long civil conflict appears to be drawing to a close after the country’s national defense forces gave an ultimatum to Tigrayan rebels in the restive region’s capital to surrender or face utter destruction, but the consequences of this conflict will likely linger for long after the war formally concludes…

Russia’s Red Sea Base in Sudan Is a Recalibration of Its Intra-Ummah Balancing Act
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Russia’s Red Sea Base in Sudan Is a Recalibration of Its Intra-Ummah Balancing Act

Russia’s draft deal to open up a Red Sea naval base in Sudan amounts to a strategic recalibration of its careful “balancing” act between the GCC and Turkey after moving more closely to the latter following the end of the Nagorno-Karabakh War, which in turn shows how important Moscow regards its “Ummah Pivot” as being…

The Sudanese-‘Israeli’ Peace Deal Required Lots of Behind-The-Scenes Maneuvering
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The Sudanese-‘Israeli’ Peace Deal Required Lots of Behind-The-Scenes Maneuvering

The Sudanese-”Israeli” peace deal isn’t a spontaneous act of reconciliation like it’s misportrayed by some as being but the result of lots of behind-the-scenes maneuvering including last year’s military coup and recent reports that Saudi Arabia will secretly pay Sudan’s agreed-upon $335 million in compensation to US victims of terrorism. The Road To Recognition Sudan,…

Sudan: Important Successes Scored Inside the Country
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Sudan: Important Successes Scored Inside the Country

All world news agencies have already reported that in the capital of South Sudan, Juba, the leaders of the country’s armed groups and the Sudanese authorities signed a landmark peace agreement aimed at ending the decades of war that have claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. The country’s expert community and politicians…

The White House is Wrapping Sudan around its Little Finger
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The White House is Wrapping Sudan around its Little Finger

In the pre-election throes for the presidency, the White House is actively looking for a possible area of focus to showcase “its successes” to everyone, placing particular emphasis in the international arena in this regard on expanding the list of Arab and Muslim countries that are ready, under Washington’s current mediation, to establish diplomatic relations…