The generals waging war from Khartoum to Darfur
Generals Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. © Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency/AFP

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The generals waging war from Khartoum to Darfur

Fighting has been ongoing since 15 April 2023 between the two strong men of Khartoum, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Sudanese Armed Forces, and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, aka Hemeti, the leader of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The open conflict is having a knock-on effect across the sub-region. The international community has rallied, and numerous attempts at mediation are underway including from the UN, the African Union, the Arab League and the IGAD.

The generals waging war from Khartoum to Darfur
Generals Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. © Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency/AFP

Egypt, Sudan
Burhan appoints trusted ambassador to Cairo ahead of Jeddah talks

Sudanese Armed Forces chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has appointed Emad al-Din Mustafa Adawi as Sudan's ambassador in Cairo. The move comes as talks with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces are to resume in Jeddah in the latest bid to end the civil war.

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Sudan
Burhan clan divided ahead of Jeddah talks

The head of the Sudanese Armed Forces is walking a tightrope ahead of Saudi-hosted peace talks a year after civil war erupted, with several voices now calling for dialogue to resume.

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan greets military personnel in Gedaref state, 10 April 2024.
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Abdel Fattah al-Burhan greets military personnel in Gedaref state, 10 April 2024.

Sudan
Washington changes strategy ahead of fresh talks in Jeddah

Talks led by the US and Saudi Arabia aimed at resolving Sudan's civil war are due to resume in the coming days. The new US special envoy for Sudan, Tom Perriello, hopes to learn from his predecessors' failings.

US Special Envoy for Sudan Tom Perriello.
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US Special Envoy for Sudan Tom Perriello.

Libya, Sudan
Abdelhamid Dabaiba's futile bid to mediate in Sudan civil war

Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabaiba, hoping to make his mark on the international stage, tried to mediate in the Sudanese conflict but his attempt went nowhere. Washington and Riyadh are meanwhile trying to relaunch talks to end the civil war.

The Prime Minister of Libya's Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdelhamid Dabaiba, on 16 January 2023.
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The Prime Minister of Libya's Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdelhamid Dabaiba, on 16 January 2023.

Spotlight | Central African Republic, Sudan
Burhan and Touadéra seek rapprochement under Algiers' watchful eye

Discreet contacts have been made in recent weeks between the entourage of the CAR president and the head of Sudan's Transitional Sovereignty Council, who are hoping to overcome the remaining obstacles and meet soon.

Central African president Faustin-Archange Touadéra and General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Sudanese transition.
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Central African president Faustin-Archange Touadéra and General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Sudanese transition.

Sudan
Taqaddum civil movement in Juba to talk peace

A Taqaddum delegation is visiting the South Sudanese capital for a few days. It is due to meet President Salva Kiir and Sudanese rebel leaders who have sought sanctuary there.

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Sudan
Sudan to get new humanitarian coordination mechanism

The organisers of the Sudan Humanitarian Crisis Conference held in Cairo in late November are hoping to set up a new mechanism in January to better coordinate the humanitarian response to the Sudanese conflict.

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Sudan
Future of UNITAMS up in air

The Security Council is pondering the future of the UN mission in Sudan, which has been on hold since fighting broke out in April. Its mandate may be extended for a few months but its long-term fate is uncertain.

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Sudan
EU states at odds over Sudan sanctions

Brussels is set to decide sanctions against the two Sudanese belligerents. But member states don't see eye to eye on who to target.

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Algeria, Sudan
Guterres poised to appoint Algeria's Lamamra as UN special envoy for Sudan

Article published on 17/11/23 at 4:35pm - The UN Secretary-General spoke to Algeria's former foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra on 16 November and officially asked him to be the UN special envoy for Sudan.

Algeria's then FM Ramtane Lamamra at the UN General Assembly, NYC, US, 26 September 2022.
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Algeria's then FM Ramtane Lamamra at the UN General Assembly, NYC, US, 26 September 2022.

Sudan
Tensions emerge amid efforts to draft new constitution

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.

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Sudan
Sudanese multinational DAL leads company exodus from Khartoum to Wad Madani

Some 15 Sudanese companies look set to follow the lead of multinational DAL and relocate to Wad Madani 130 km south-east of Khartoum to escape the war.

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Sudan
London puts Burhan and Hemeti under pressure at the UN

The UN Human Rights Council will vote next week on the creation of a commission of enquiry into abuses committed during the Sudan conflict. The draft resolution put forward by the United Kingdom, seen by Africa Intelligence, points the finger at both the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese army.

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Spotlight | Sudan
US casts wider net to keep Jeddah peace talks alive

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.

US Ambassador to Khartoum John Godfrey.
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US Ambassador to Khartoum John Godfrey.

Sudan
JEM splinter group wants to set up new anti-war movement

Divisions within Gibril Ibrahim's Justice and Equality Movement led to its rupture at the end of August. The breakaway faction is due to meet again this month in Addis Ababa in a bid to set up a new coalition.

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Sudan
General Burhan looks to forge alliances with eastern tribes

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.

Sudanese Armed Forces mark Army Day in Sudan's eastern Gadaref State near the border with Ethiopia on 14 August 2023.
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Sudanese Armed Forces mark Army Day in Sudan's eastern Gadaref State near the border with Ethiopia on 14 August 2023.

Sudan
General Burhan's thwarted diplomatic offensive

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.

President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan addresses the 78th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on 21 September 2023.
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President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan addresses the 78th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on 21 September 2023.

Sudan
Civilian coalition postpones Addis meeting due to internal divisions

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.

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Sudan
Rebel leader Abdelaziz al-Hilu in spotlight after reported meeting with Burhan

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.

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Sudan
Sudan's crucial farming sector on point of collapse amid civil war

Though most of the fighting is in Khartoum and Darfur, Sudan's farms are reeling from the consequences of the conflict, with projected losses of $1.3bn putting the country at risk of famine.

A farmer transports dates in northern Sudan.
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A farmer transports dates in northern Sudan.


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