What Sisi Wants from Sudan

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Khaled Mahmoud Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/78367 On January 27, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir made a surprise visit to Cairo, where he praised Egypt’s support for “Sudanese stability” against widespread protests that have been ongoing since December 19. These demonstrations against Sudan’s deteriorating economic situation are calling for...

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Sisi’s Ambitions in Libya

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Khaled Mahmoud Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/77847   On October 23, Egyptian-mediated talks between the Libyan National Army (LNA)—the military faction led by Khalifa Haftar and which controls most of Eastern Libya—and the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli fell apart once again. These negotiations...

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Dashing Nubians’ Hopes of Returning Home

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Khaled Mahmoud Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/77026 On June 5, the Egyptian parliament approved the Upper Egypt Development Agency bill, dealing a crushing blow to the hopes of the Nubian minority. The community, which represents around 3 percent of the population, has been struggling for decades to return to their home villages from...

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