Internal Palestinian conflict plays out in Khartoum
The confiscation late last month in Khartoum of the assets of four companies controlled by businessmen related to the Palestinian Hamas has aroused the envy of the Palestinian Authority.
Karim Khan, the third International Criminal Court prosecutor to take on ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, has adopted a strategy diametrically opposed to that of his predecessors. He also has to deal with delays to Sudan's transition, much of which has been caused by the country's military leaders.
Sudan, whose federalism has until now remained largely theoretical, is working to grant fiscal and budgetary autonomy to a set of newly drawn regions. This is one of the projects that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok plans to present to donors next week in Paris.
The prime minister's recent visits to Cairo and Riyadh were in part intended to enable Sudan to move forward on its debt. At a time when the country's finances are at their worst, Khartoum is grappling with the opposing forces of citizens' discontent and external pressure to carry out unpopular reforms.
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.
The Darfur rebels and their sworn enemies, the Janjaweed militias, who are currently serving as auxiliaries on the battle fronts in Libya and Yemen, have been invited by their commanders to return to Darfur following the signing of a peace agreement in early October.
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 [.