Macron strengthens cooperation with Sudanese intelligence
The heads of Sudanese intelligence agencies are expected in Paris at the end of this week to discuss questions of security with their French counterparts and the ministry of foreign affairs.
Since the failed coup in Khartoum last week, blamed like previous plots on "former regime loyalists", the authorities are likely to redouble their efforts to track down Omar al-Bashir's former top spy Salah Gosh, whom they accuse of masterminding the attempted putsch.
Having given the green light for the transfer of ex-president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, the Sudanese government is now trying to locate its two former intelligence advisors Salah Gosh and Mohamed Atta, who have both disappeared, taking their secrets with them.
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.