Sudanese crowds celebrate the recent power-sharing deal
Opposition leaders in Sudan say its military rulers are being exploited by foreign powers, eager to take advantage of the country's natural resources and strategic location.
A power-sharing deal has recently been reached between the military and opposition groups – but Sudan's political future remains uncertain.
So which countries are involved with Sudan and what are they hoping to gain?
Who's buying Sudan's resources?The United Arab Emirates is Sudan's biggest destination for exports. It buys most of the country's lucrative money-earner, gold.
Second is China, which imports significant amounts of crude oil.
Sudan's oil industry was once a much larger proportion of its economy – but when South Sudan broke away in 2011, most of its oil fields went with it.
Oil now accounts for just 1% of Sudan's economy, compared with just under 20% in 201..