Ivorian cashew processors face an uphill battle. Its offer to develop in processing is facing competition from Asia. Mali is also sanctioned but Senegal loses. Economic interdependence between neighbors has left Senegalese traders struggling to cope with the repercussions of sanctions imposed on Bamako. And amid months of sometimes deadly protests against the military’s takeover, young Sudanese have found respite in Khartoum’s vibrant cultural scene.