Sudan leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan holds talks with Israeli PM in Uganda, marking dramatic turnaround; Israeli flights may soon be allowed over Sudan, cutting hours off route to South America

Netanyahu meets leader of Sudan; former foes to move toward normalization
by Raphael Ahren
February 4, 2020

Dramatically improving ties with a former bitter foe, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday met with the transitional leader of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, during a whirlwind visit to Uganda. Netanyahu and Burhan met secretly in Entebbe at the residence of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and agreed to gradually normalize relations, a senior Israeli official told The Times of Israel, speaking on condition of anonymity. The meeting marks a sharp turnaround for the two countries, once sworn enemies and still technically at war. Sudan — a Muslim-Arab country in northeastern Africa — has recently moved away from Iran’s influence...READ MORE

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