Omar Guelleh angers Khartoum as he courts favour with Abiy

President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh (left) talks with Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali (right) during the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 09 February 2020.
President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh (left) talks with Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali (right) during the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 09 February 2020. © STR/EFE/Newscom/MaxPPP
The Djiboutian president has raised hackles among the top brass in the Sudanese army as he seeks closer ties with the Ethiopian prime minister in the hope of persuading him to forget his long-running friendship with the Tigrayan leadership. [...] (348 words)
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