Hemeti-Moscow honeymoon irks Cairo
The war in Ukraine has pushed Sudan's vice-president and Russia together, much to Egypt's dislike, whose government is concerned about a Russian base being set up on the Red Sea.
Now in total control, General Burhan and his deputy "Hemeti" form a duo that is holding together the regime currently in charge of Sudan. On paper, they have nothing in common. Burhan is a career soldier, while Hemeti is a militiaman turned politician.
As Israel and Egypt quickly cosy up to Khartoum, they are both making separate efforts to access the archives of the National Intelligence and Security Service, which under ex-president Omar al-Bashir backed a range of Islamist groups.
Following the Cairo visit of the president of the Sudanese transition Abdel Fattah Al Burhan, Egyptian intelligence has opened a military liaison bureau in Khartoum. The stated objective is to prevent any Islamist rearguard action against the transitional government.
Building on the meeting organised on 17 May by the US assistant secretary of state for African affairs Tibor Nagy, on 21 June Berlin will host diplomats from the African Union, the United Nations, the European Union, the Intergovernmental Authority