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Sudan welcomes US, Russian navy ships amid strategic competition

The rival powers are eyeing the fledgling democracy for a leg up on influence in East Africa

A US Navy destroyer on Monday docked in Port Sudan, on the African country’s Red Sea coast, as Washington looks to expand its ties with the post-revolutionary government in Khartoum.

The USS Winston Churchill arrived in port just a day after a Russian frigate, the Admiral Grigorovich, docked nearby ahead of implementation of a recent deal that would allow Moscow to establish a naval base there, AFP reported.

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