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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has emerged as UAE Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan's envoy to Sudan to speed up reconciliation with neighbouring Ethiopia.
With two weeks to the presidential election to go, US President Trump has played his ace card to get Sudan to recognise Israel. Aware that the stakes go far beyond its borders, the Sudanese leaders remain divided.
As it negotiates to re-establish relations with the International Monetary Fund, Sudan is under pressure to better control its gold exports. The trouble is, the yellow metal's leading dealers sit on the ruling Sovereign Council.
Despite months of lobbying, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has failed to convince the president of Sudan's Sovereign Council to recognise Israel or support the Middle East peace plan concocted by Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.