Archive for the ‘Sudan’ Category

Saudi Wealth Fund Plans to Invest $24 Billion in Regional States

Via Bloomberg, a report on Saudi plans to invest in MENA countries: Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund plans to invest $24 billion in Middle Eastern and North African countries as the oil-rich kingdom seeks to bolster regional economies. The Public Investment Fund plans to set up companies to invest in Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Iraq and Sudan, according to […]

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First U.S. Ambassador To Sudan In 26 years

Via Sudan Tribune, a report on the first U.S. ambassador to Sudan in 26 years: John Godfrey, the first U.S. Ambassador to Sudan for 26 years, presented his credentials to the head of the military-led Sovereign Council Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, on Thursday. “I look forward to strengthening the U.S. relationship with the Sudanese people, supporting […]

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Russia: Using Sudan’s Gold To Fund Ukraine War Effort

Via CNN, a report on Russia’s alleged plundering of gold in Sudan to boost Putin’s war effort in Ukraine: Days after Moscow launched its bloody war on Ukraine, a Russian cargo plane stood on a Khartoum runway, a strip of tarmac surrounded by red-orange sand. The aircraft’s manifest stated it was loaded with cookies. Sudan rarely, […]

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Sudanese Fintech Blooms

Via Tech Crunch, a report on Sudanese fintech company Bloom, which recently raised US$6.5M backed by Y Combinator, GFC, and Visa: Bloom, a Sudan-based fintech that offers a high-yield savings account and adjacent digital banking services, has raised a $6.5 million seed round. This investment is coming after the startup’s undisclosed pre-seed round last year. […]

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Russia’s Dreams of a Red Sea Naval Base Are Scuttled—for Now

Via Foreign Policy, an article on Russia’s scuttled plans for a Red Sea Naval Base in Sudan: Russia’s hopes of establishing a naval base at Port Sudan on the Red Sea, one of the world’s busiest waterways, have run aground, according to two U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to Foreign Policy on condition of anonymity.  U.S. officials have […]

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‘From Russia With Love’: A Putin Ally Mines Gold and Plays Favorites in Sudan

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on how the shadowy network known as the Wagner Group is getting rich in Sudan while helping the military to crush a democracy movement: In a scorched, gold-rich area 200 miles north of the Sudanese capital, where fortunes spring from desert-hewn rock, a mysterious foreign operator dominates the […]

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