US Africa Envoy to Push for Sudan Talks
Tibor Nagy, the U.S. assistant secretary for Africa, will travel to the conflict-ridden country this week in a bid to broker talks between the ruling Transitional Military Council and the civilian opposition. His visit comes a week after paramilitary forces violently dispersed a sit-in, leaving more than 100 protesters dead — the latest troubling episode that’s gripped the nation of 40 million since ex-President Omar al-Bashir’s ouster in April.
Will the U.S. have any influence in this crisis? The White House is reportedly appointing Donald Booth, a former diplomat with extensive experience in Africa, to advise Nagy, hoping to gain a greater foothold in Sudan’s political process.