A coalition of intellectuals and politicians is struggling to speak with a single voice in relation to the warring parties in Sudan on account of internal disagreements.
Sudanese trade unions, political parties and tribal leaders are to meet next week in Addis Ababa to draw up an agenda for the continuation of the mediation undertaken by IGAD and the African Union.
There is speculation that Abdelaziz al-Hilu, leader of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army-North (SPLM-N), may rally behind Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) boss Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in the civil war ravaging the country.
The Sudanese Armed Forces plan to submit a file on alleged abuses by Hemeti's Rapid Support Forces militia to the ICC by the end of the month. A civilian close to ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime has been tasked with compiling it.
The EU is preparing to slap sanctions on some in the entourage of the two belligerents in Sudan's conflict. The European External Action Service is finalising a list of people and companies linked to the country's two strongmen.
In light of the failed US-Saudi-led talks, Europe's diplomats are trying to get actors from civil society and political parties on the same page, a task fraught with difficulties given the many points that divide them.
The Rapid Support Forces have been joined by a division of the Central Reserve Police, a paramilitary unit inherited from the Bashir era that has fought alongside the army in the current conflict.
Ali Ahmed Karti, once a devotee of the late Hassan Turabi and the unchallenged leader of Sudan's Islamic political movement, is one of the richest men in Sudan. After four years on the run, he has reappeared in the thick of the war between the regular army and a paramilitary force - and he intends to make the most of the opportunities this presents.
Youssef Ezzat, a political adviser to the leader of the Rapid Support Forces, is to visit Berlin and London after a trip to Paris to try to convince these major Western powers that his camp is going all out to protect Sudanese civilians.
The signatories of the 5 December peace agreement are trying to stick to a tight, self-imposed 24-month deadline. The appointment of a new prime minister is not expected in the immediate future.