Sudan coup: Egypt’s Al-Sisi denies backing coup

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Wednesday urged rival factions in Sudan to engage in talks to move forward in their transition to democracy after a coup toppled the civilian-led government. The 25 October military takeover has upended Sudan’s plans to move to democracy after three decades of repression and international sanctions under dictator Omar Al-Bashir. A popular uprising forced the military’s overthrow of Al-Bashir and his Islamist government in April 2019. Egypt, which has cultivated close ties with Sudan in recent years, fears that prolonged deadlock would further destabil…

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