Hemeti seeks spin doctor in Europe
Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, aka Hemiti, the number two in Sudan's ruling junta, is looking for a PR firm to polish his image in Europe. A French startup is in the running.
A coup in 2021 brought Sudan's economy to a standstill, putting debt negotiations on hold, freezing budget support and scaring off investors. But the country hopes that the imminent appointment of a new prime minister will turn the tide, signalling to the West that it can resume aid and return to the fray to compete with Moscow and the Gulf states.
As part of the ceasefire agreement in Libya, which includes the departure of foreign fighters, the last Dafuri contingents still in the country are now having to negotiate their return to Sudan. The success of the process will depend on international backers, which for the moment remain frozen.
Domestic political agendas are in the process of remodelling the regional balance of power between Sudan and Chad while, in the neighbouring Central African Republic, the role of Wagner, which is an ally of Sudan but hostile to Chad, is raising questions.