by Nduta Waweru, at 08:00 am, February 01, 2019,
As protest against Sudan’s Omar al Bashir continues in parts of the country, the embattled president is on the look out for allies and supporters from the region.
His first step was to announce the opening of borders with Eritrea, which had been closed in January 2018, over what he termed as efforts to combat trafficking of weapons and foodstuff.
It had also deployed 50,000 members of the Rapid Support Forces and declared the state of emergency in Kassala, a town neer the border with Eritrea, after reports of activities by rebels backed by Asmara.
“I announce here, from Kassala, that we are opening the border with Eritrea because they are our brothers and our people. Politics will not divide us,” Al Bashir said.