Tragedy Redux

In 2003, rebels in Darfur, the western region of Sudan, took up arms against the central government in the capital of Khartoum because they felt officials were mistreating non-Arab citizens. In response, as the Encyclopedia Britannica recounted, the Sudanese government armed Arabs in what would...

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Twenty Years

The Rapid Support Forces, or RSF, the rebel paramilitary group fighting against the central government of Sudan in the country’s civil war, has laid siege to the southern city of el-Obeid for more than a month. Located at a strategic crossroads, the RSF has been...

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Agree to Disagree

Sudan’s military junta suspended its participation in ceasefire talks with the country’s main paramilitary group Wednesday, a move that foreign mediators and analysts warn could exacerbate the recent conflict in the African nation, Agence France-Presse reported. Since last month, the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid...

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Wobbly Dominoes

The civil war in Sudan has claimed hundreds of lives and forced more than 160,000 people to flee to Chad, South Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia since it began in mid-April, according to the New York Times. International observers are now wondering if the war-torn African nation...

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A Spreading Contagion

At least 25 people died this week during days of tribal clashes in southern Sudan, prompting fears that the ongoing fighting between the country’s rival generals will lead to violence spreading to other provinces, the Associated Press reported. Health officials and local media said clashes began...

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Streets of Fire

Sudan’s army moved former President Omar al-Bashir and members of his former regime to a military hospital Wednesday after fighting between the army and paramilitary forces in the capital resulted in the release of thousands of detainees from Kober prison, which had held the deposed...

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The Bombs of Ambition

This week, downtown Khartoum became a war zone. Fighters have been attacking residents, United Nations workers and other civilians, sexually assaulting women, and looting and destroying property, CNN reported. Health officials are warning that the country’s hospitals are running out of medicine to treat the...

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Bullets and Blame

An internationally supported 24-hour ceasefire agreed Tuesday between Sudan’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) was over as soon as it had begun, Reuters reported. The ceasefire was supposed to bring a temporary end to four days of intense fighting that since Saturday has...

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End of the Road

Three days of fighting between Sudan’s military and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the country’s main paramilitary force, have resulted in almost 100 deaths and raised concerns about destabilization in the African nation and the wider region, CNN reported Monday. The fighting erupted amid a power struggle...

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Armed Regrets

The Sudanese military warned Thursday of potential conflict in the African nation after the country’s powerful paramilitary force began mobilizing its troops in the capital and other cities over the past few days, the Middle East Eye reported. The army issued a statement condemning the movements...

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Waiting … and Waiting

Pro-democracy protesters took to the streets across Sudan this week to protest the postponement of the country’s transition to a civilian government, a delay that came as Sudan marked the anniversary of the 2019 demonstrations that ousted longtime autocrat Omar al Bashir, Reuters reported. Demonstrators marched...

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Stumbling Forward

Sudan’s army leaders and main pro-democracy forces will establish a new civilian-led government next month in an effort to restore the African nation’s transition to democracy following last year’s military coup, the Associated Press reported. Officials said this week the two factions stated they will sign...

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Second Thoughts

Sudan’s military junta has been colluding with an affiliate of Russian military contractor the Wagner Group to plunder the strife-torn African nation’s gold, robbing impoverished Sudanese citizens of critical funds while bolstering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The European Union recently slapped sanctions on Wagner’s subsidiary in...

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Coming Clean

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir took “full responsibility” for the 1989 coup in proceedings that are part of a trial relating to the takeover that brought the now-ousted leader to power, the Associated Press reported. The autocratic president made his admission in televised testimony during court...

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The Two-Step

Sudan’s coup leaders and the country’s main pro-democracy group signed a deal Monday to create a civilian-led transitional government following last year’s military takeover, as the African country continues to reel from economic woes and ongoing anti-junta protests, the Associated Press reported. The agreement offers the...

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