Sudan raps 'illegal' Egypt oil exploration in Red Sea

Relations between Cairo and Khartoum had plunged in early 2017 when Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir accused Egypt of supporting rebels in conflict zones, including Darfur in western Sudan. AFP PHOTO

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  • But in October, Sudan lifted the ban as ties improved following talks in Khartoum between Bashir and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
  • Egypt has this year repeatedly called for stability in its southern neighbour after protests erupted on December 19 against Bashir's rule of three decades.

Sudan warned Wednesday against an "illegal" offering of oil and gas exploration blocks by Egypt in the Red Sea area of Halayeb, a territory claimed by both countries.


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