Archive for the ‘Sudan’ Category

Wagner-Linked Gold Miner in Sudan Halts Operations Over Conflict

Via Bloomberg, a report on s Wagner-linked mining company in Sudan: A Sudanese gold mining company linked to the Russian mercenary Wagner Group has suspended operations because of conflict in the North African nation. Al-Sawlaj Gold Mining Co. has been shuttered since mid-April and its Russian staff have been evacuated, Huweyda Mursal, a legal adviser […]

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South Sudan in Talks to Bypass Conflict by Trucking Oil Exports

Via Bloomberg, a report on Juba’s exploration of alternative routes to export its oil, given ongoing conflict in Sudan: South Sudan is in talks with Kenya and Ethiopia to truck oil to the coast for export, which would mitigate the risk of depending on pipelines running through war-plagued Sudan. The East African nation relies on […]

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Sudan Economist Forecasts ‘70 Per Cent Drop in Revenue’

Via Dabanga Sudan, a report on the drastic negative impact conflict has had upon Sudan’s economy: Financial analyst Abdelazim El Amawi forecasted a 70 per cent drop in Sudan’s economic revenue, owing to the dire economic consequences of the conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which he […]

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China’s Oil Gambit in Africa’s Conflict Zones

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on China’s efforts to double down on its African energy investments even in the face of local opposition and violent conflict: As China, the United States, and other players jockey for position in present and future energy sectors, the African continent faces a pivotal moment in its oil and […]

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China, Russia Interests Diverge and Clash in Sudan

Via The Conversation, a look at how China and Russia are involved in the Sudan conflict in which China’s approach favors economics and stability while Russia puts priority on conflict-stoking arms sales: As clashes continue between the Sudanese military and rapid support forces, the current and historic role of foreign governments in Sudanese affairs is […]

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Sudan Conflict Delivers Fresh Blow To China’s African Lending Strategy

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on how Beijing’s loans to Sudan are at risk just as Chinese lenders are hit by series of defaults across the continent: The conflict in Sudan has dealt a fresh blow to China’s strategy of financial engagement with Africa, putting at further risk loans from Beijing worth at […]

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