Darfur fighters in Libya negotiate return to Sudan
The coalition of Darfuri mercenaries in Libya is visiting Niamey again this week.
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.
Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the number two in Sudan's interim regime, is trying to polish his international reputation. His aim is to play down his links with Moscow and prepare for a possible presidential election battle with regime leader Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan.
Now in total control, General Burhan and his deputy "Hemeti" form a duo that is holding together the regime currently in charge of Sudan. On paper, they have nothing in common. Burhan is a career soldier, while Hemeti is a militiaman turned politician.