Overthrow of Sudanese President is bad news for Russia

RUSSIA / FSU POLITICS - In Brief 12 Apr 2019 by Alex Teddy

On April 11 the Sudanese Army ousted President Omar Bashir. This military coup is unwelcome news in Moscow because Russia had a good relationship with Bashir. Bashir was one of the few Arab leaders never to have withdrawn recognition from the Assad Government in Syria. He even visited Syria last year. Russia has lucrative oil, gas and arms contracts with Sudan. China is also a major trade partner of Sudan. Now that Bashir is gone all bets are off. In 2017 Bashir met President Putin and they discussed Russia setting up a military base in Sudan. There was talk of Sudan hiring Russian private ...

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