The Sudan crisis lays bare the stakes of US-China competition in Africa... and doesn’t augur well for Washington | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

The Sudan crisis lays bare the stakes of US-China competition in Africa... and doesn’t augur well for Washington

The military takeover in Khartoum seems likely to be the death knell for America’s plan to bring the war-ravaged nation back into the West’s orbit. African nations know who their most reliable partner is, and it’s Beijing.

Sudan is a country in turmoil, yet again. Following a coup by the country's military against the provisional government, which had pledged to establish a democracy in the African nation following the collapse of Omar al-Bashir's autocratic rule in 2019, violent protests have rocked Khartoum and seen at least seven people killed. The US, among others, has opposed the overthrow, demanding a restoration of the country's constitutional government.

The return of the military to power is, to say the least, a hammer blow to Washington, which under Trump courted the Sudanese transitional government and made a diplomatic breakthrough, removing the country from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list and normalizing its relationship with Israel.

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