News

Egypt is Arming South Sudan: President Omar al-Bashir

Egypt is Arming South Sudan: President Omar al-Bashir

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (L) meets with Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 30, 2015. Photo: Anadolu Agency

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Egypt provided South Sudanese President Salva Kiir with weapons and ammunition, despite not being involved directly in armed conflict in the country.

“We have intelligence that they supported the South Sudanese government, and continue to support the government with arms and ammunition,” said Al-Bashir, as Sudan Tribune reported Wednesday.

The accusation was not the first, as South Sudanese rebels have accused Egypt and South Sudan of striking a “dirty deal” which would allow President Kiir to receive lethal weapons and ammunition from Egypt to wage a full-scale war against the armed opposition.

Earlier in February, the rebels accused Egypt of also dropping bombs and explosions on its bases in Kaka town. Rebel military spokesperson Colonel William Gatjiath Deng warned that the involvement of Egypt in the ongoing civil war could provoke a regional war.

However, both Egypt and South Sudan denied allegations of Egypt’s involvement in strikes against rebels.

 

Alexandria's Governor Intervenes to Save Sea Turtles from Illegal Poaching
Egypt Plans to Implement 'Electronic Visa Application System' to Attract More Tourists

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Sudan Protests to United Nations Over Egyptian Voting in Disputed Area

Egyptian StreetsApril 19, 2018

300 Artifacts on Display at the Egyptian Museum for the First Time in Temporary Exhibition

Egyptian StreetsApril 19, 2018

Egypt’s Military Declares IS Leader is Killed in Sinai

Egyptian StreetsApril 18, 2018

102 Churches to be Legalised in Egypt

Egyptian StreetsApril 18, 2018

Egypt’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.8 Percent In 2017

Egyptian StreetsApril 16, 2018

Egypt’s El Gouna International Squash Open Gears Up to Feature Heated Matches

Egyptian StreetsApril 15, 2018

Egypt Extends State of Emergency For 3 More Months

Egyptian StreetsApril 14, 2018

US, UK, France Launch Strikes Against Syria

Egyptian StreetsApril 14, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.