Sanctions on Sudan may soon be lifted, meanwhile Sudan cut its ties with North Korea (http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Sudan-expects-US-to-lift-sanctions/2558-4126298-w91kc5/index.html), and is expected to help Somalia in its fight against Al Shabaab (http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Somali-president-Sudan-help-fight-Al-Shabaab/2558-4126498-ck8d2sz/index.html).