Sudanese politician warns of south Sudan-east Africa alliance

January 21, 2011

The establishment of ties between a southern Sudanese state and east African and Nile basin nations will threaten Egypt’s Nile share, especially as the basin countries demand a redistribution of Nile water shares, al-Mahdi added, advising Egypt and Arab countries to develop good relations with both the north and the south.

Al-Mahdi added that the way the central Sudanese government acts in Khartoum deepens the south’s sense of belonging to east Africa.

He proposed an agreement to be based on mutual recognition between the two countries. Al-Mahdi also called for a joint economic program and national security agreement.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.