Under new international sanctions, the leadership of the Rapid Support Forces is increasingly divided. With Hemeti's inner circle no longer able to travel freely, the general's youngest brother al-Gony Hamdan Dagalo is trying to establish himself as the paramilitary group's new ambassador.
The Max Planck Foundation is helping Sudanese civilians lay the groundwork for a constitution, but the involvement of a coalition close to the army has sparked uproar.
Much criticised, the United States is attempting to keep the Jeddah peace talks on track by broadening its mediation efforts to secure a ceasefire. To this end, it has also rung the changes in its own team.
Facing setbacks in Khartoum, Sudan's military leader embarked on a diplomatic tour aimed at restoring his legitimacy and statesmanship. While he managed to secure a series of high-level meetings in Sudan's neighbouring countries and in New York, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had to abandon some of his plans.
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 world's largest financier of AIDS, TB, and malaria prevention and treatment has redirected its grants for Sudan to the United Nations Development Programme. The country's health minister fears the money now won't reach key healthcare programmes.
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.
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.