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The West Woos Sudan With Pledges of Support

Oct 9, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (2L) is joined by his wife (L), economist Muna Abdalla, and French President Emmanuel Macron (C) and his spouse, Brigitte Macron (2R) in Paris on Sept. 30, 2019.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (2L) is joined by his wife (L), economist Muna Abdalla, and French President Emmanuel Macron (C) and his spouse, Brigitte Macron (2R) in Paris on Sept. 30, 2019. The West is hoping its promises of cash will give it influence in Khartoum.

(BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

Western powers, smelling opportunity in the newly democratizing country, are doing what they can to secure Khartoum's interest while waiting for the U.S. to drop sanctions....

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