Overpowered by the Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan is seeking to consolidate his ranks in Port Sudan and the east of the country. Some communities are expected to provide the regular army with reinforcements.
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.
A substantial number of community leaders in South Darfur have signed a declaration of neutrality in the hope of avoiding a full-blown civil war. But elsewhere in Sudan, local leaders have opted to side with either the regular army or the RSF.
As discussions continue in Saudi Arabia over a potential ceasefire between General al-Burhan and Hemeti's troops, some of Sudan's political players are preparing to weigh in on the negotiations.
While there are some signs that the Sudanese army is getting the upper hand against the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Khartoum, the conflict in Darfur is intensifying. General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the RSF leader, has placed trusted men in charge of its units in the vast region.