From left to right: General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, French President Emmanuel Macron and Sudanese PM Abdalla Hamdok at the International Conference for Sudan, May 2021.
From left to right: General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, French President Emmanuel Macron and Sudanese PM Abdalla Hamdok at the International Conference for Sudan, May 2021. © Jacques Witt/Pool/Abaca/Reuters
The 25 October coup by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan occurred just as France had been planning key meetings with Khartoum throughout November. For Paris, like London and Washington, has been trying to get a foothold in Sudan. A Franco-Sudanese economic forum was scheduled in the capital at the end of November, during which discussions on debt cancellation were set to continue. Ironically, talks were also planned on a possible revival of military cooperation. [...] (851 words)
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