Burhan and Hemeti keep a tight hold on power in Khartoum

Now in total control, General Burhan and his deputy "Hemeti" form a duo that is holding together the regime currently in charge of Sudan. On paper, they have nothing in common. Burhan is a career soldier, while Hemeti is a militiaman turned politician. Yet, they have now been in power together for over two years. Africa Intelligence has been investigating the workings of a relationship in which the slightest blip could result in Sudan going off the rails. [...] (1689 words)
Issue dated 17/01/2022 Reading time 7 minutes
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo aka Hemeti (left), with the chairman of the Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo aka Hemeti (left), with the chairman of the Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. © Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via AFP
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