Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Role of Gold and Dirty Money in the Sudan Conflict

 Foreign Affairs published on 27 February 2024 an article titled "Dirty Money Is Destroying Sudan" by John Prendergast.  

A violent kleptocratic system is supporting both sides of the war in Sudan: Russia's Wagner Group, Egypt, and Iran in the case of the Sudan Armed Forces and the UAE in the case of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.  Sudan's gold covers the cost of some of this assistance for both sides.  The author urges more Western sanctions on the offending external parties.