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Egypt exerts pressures to remove Sudan PM

Middle East Monitor

As part of its efforts to end negotiations on the Ethiopia dam project, Egypt has been working to undermine and remove Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok because he fully adopts the Ethiopian vision, internal sources have said.

Speaking to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, the sources said: “Cairo has the impression that Hamdok’s close ties with the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, which dates back to before Abiy took office, made him a manoeuvring tool used by the latter to control the dam file.”

The sources added: “What makes the situation more favourable for Abiy’s endeavour is the ongoing tension and disputes between the Sudanese army and other civil components, since the fall of Al-Bashir’s regime,” in reference to the army’s deposal of Sudan’s long-term dictator earlier last year.

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