Qatar National Bank sues Asmara for $280m
After attempting a path through the British courts in 2018, the Qatari state bank has turned to the United States to try and recover sums lent to Eritrea more than a decade ago.
The peace accord between Darfur rebels and Khartoum, though sponsored by Qatar, was signed not in Doha but in Juba. The Emiratis, who are actively rebuilding their networks in Sudan, were behind this latest diplomatic setback for Qatar.
Less than a month after he mediated peace talks between Khartoum and rebel groups in Juba, rival South Sudanese clans have already relegated Salva Kiir to the past and are jostling for the pole position if he is unable to hold on to the presidency.