Why the conflict in Sudan is raising international tensions

Begun a month earlier, fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (FAS) commanded by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Force (RSF) of General Mohamed Hamdan Dogolo (aka Hemeti) had already devastated several districts of Khartoum, Sudan. Has done Capital. And the longer the fighting drags on, the more likely it is for outside players to get involved because of Sudan’s geostrategic importance.

Spanning the Nile River, an important artery for Egypt, the country has ports near the Horn of Africa, which controls the Bab-el-Mandeb strait into the southern Red Sea and points to the Persian Gulf. These arteries of the world economy are closely monitored by the US, China and France, each of which has one or more military bases in Djibouti. “Horn is highly strategic, emphasizes Comfort Eero, who chairs the International Crisis Group, a think-tank specializing in the study of conflicts. West meets East there, and the Gulf meets Europe there.”



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