Archive for the ‘Sudan’ Category

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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China and Sudan: An Investment in Peace?

Courtesy of The Diplomat, commentary on the potential that Beijing could hold the key to any future peace in Sudan: Sudan is now in the fourth week of intense military confrontations in the ongoing armed conflict between two warring military factions. A U.S.-brokered framework agreement had fallen through in Sudan, which has historically had more […]

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Africa’s ‘Warlords’ Are Actually Savvy, Globalized Business Managers

Via World Politics Review, commentary on the business and managerial acumen of Africa’s ‘warlords’: In most Hollywood films that use civil wars in Africa as a plot device, the commanders of armed groups are usually portrayed as erratic tyrants with little understanding of the wider world. Such assumptions even permeate news coverage of subnational militias, […]

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Sudan: Why Gold and War Do Not Mix

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at the impact that Sudan’s current conflict is having upon its legal – and illegal – gold industry: In 2022, Sudan’s gold exports reached almost $2.5bn, equivalent to about 42tn sold. This was good for almost 45% of national exports before the tables turned the following year in […]

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Sudan: A Market Overview in the Face of Conflict

Via GlobalEDGE, a look at Sudan as conflict rages: The two leading generals of the third largest country in Africa have clashed over the country’s vast economic and political power. So, what is happening on the global economic stage in the face of this conflict? Sudan is in a potential “breadbasket” for the region of […]

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Stakes in Sudan’s War Include Russian Gold, Nile Dam, Key Shipping Lane

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, an article on some of the stakes in Sudan’s war: The fate of some of Africa’s most important strategic resources is hanging in the balance as Sudan’s top two generals vie for supremacy, from the waters of the Nile and access to crucial shipping lanes to some of the […]

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