IGAD powerless in face of Juba's political deadlock
A lack of resources is hampering the mechanisms the regional bloc put in place to monitor South Sudan's transition.
Karim Khan, the third International Criminal Court prosecutor to take on ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, has adopted a strategy diametrically opposed to that of his predecessors. He also has to deal with delays to Sudan's transition, much of which has been caused by the country's military leaders.
Since the failed coup in Khartoum last week, blamed like previous plots on "former regime loyalists", the authorities are likely to redouble their efforts to track down Omar al-Bashir's former top spy Salah Gosh, whom they accuse of masterminding the attempted putsch.
As Afghanistan crumbles, Washington is keen to show its backing for the Sudanese transition which is a rare case of a country breaking free from its fiercely anti-US Islamic government. But despite massive loan announcements, this support is failing to materialise into concrete projects.
After president Omar al-Bashir was deposed in 2019, a deal was struck to share power between military and civilian leaders for a transitional period leading to elections in December next year. But the ruling Sovereignty Council set up by that deal is stealthily finding ways to postpone the polls, which now will not happen before 2024.