Sudan plays Russia and US, seeks junta recognition

Sunday June 09 2024

A Sudanese national flag is attached to a machine gun of Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) soldiers as they wait for the arrival of Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, deputy head of the military council and head of RSF, before a meeting in Aprag village 60, kilometers away from Khartoum, Sudan on June 22, 2019. PHOTO | REUTERS


The war in Sudan has allowed Moscow to revive an agreement to establish a Red Sea military base, helping it expand its influence in the Horn of Africa region.

Either that or the Sudanese military leadership is playing Russia and the US as it pushes levers to have itself recognised as the legitimate administration of Sudan and isolate rivals Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

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