UAE to ‘build Red Sea port’ in Sudan in investment package

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The United Arab Emirates will build a new Red Sea port in Sudan, forging closer ties with Khartoum’s military junta. The port is part of a $6 billion investment package, DAL group chairman Osama Daoud Abdellatif, a partner in the deal, told Reuters. The deal comes despite a massive crackdown by Sudan’s military on pro-democracy protesters with dozens of activists killed or raped by security forces. The UAE has backed reactionary and anti-democratic forces across the region including warlords and autocrats in Libya, Egypt and Sudan. It has also increased its presence in the Red Sea and Indian O…

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