Qatar working hard to rebuild its influence in Sudan
Sidelined by its Emirati rival in the wake of the Sudanese revolution, Doha has since sought to regain leverage in the land of two Niles.
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.
At the heart of the disputes between civilians and the military, which led to the October 2021 coup, are the hundreds of Sudanese companies owned by the army and which remain an obscure maze in which public and private interests are intertwined.
The vice-president of the Sudanese sovereignty council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, aka Hemeti, and President Abdel Fattah al-Burhan have been on a round of trips abroad. Each is trying to establish himself as the sole interlocutor for the country's main partners.