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Sudan’s civil war is rooted in its historical favouritism of Arab...

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The current civil war in Sudan goes beyond a simple power struggle between two generals. It reflects a deep-rooted crisis within the country’s governing...

African conflicts under the AU/UN microscope

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Eight countries and two African regions were under scrutiny when the United Nations (UN)/African Union (AU) Joint Task Force (JTF) on peace and security...

SANDF officials arrested as more corruption allegations surface

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Following the arrest of former Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is once again in the...

Sudanese Armed Forces might collapse at hands of RSF

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In early March, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) retook sections of Omdurman from the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The reconquest marked one of the...

UNSC wants Sudan hostilities ended immediately

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Adopting what is being called “a key resolution”, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) demands “immediate cessation of hostilities” in war-torn Sudan. The resolution was...

Is Iran planning a naval base at Port Sudan?

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There is speculation that Iran is planning to establish a naval base in the African Red Sea port of Port Sudan. Officially, Iran says it...

Sudan Armed Forces are on a path to self-destruction – risking...

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It is now 10 months since the outbreak of civil war in Sudan in April 2023, pitting the Sudan Armed Forces against the Rapid...

Sudanese Armed Forces using Irianian UAVs

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The Sudanese Armed Forces has begun using Iranian-made Mohajer-6 unmanned aerial vehicles in its ongoing fight against the Rapid Support Forces, raising the prospect...

The African Union is working on peace in Sudan: expert explains...

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The African Union has recently named a team to work on a peaceful end to Sudan’s civil war. The team will engage Sudan’s feuding...

After a glimmer of hope, Sudan’s peace effort fades

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With the world’s attention focused on wars in Israel, Gaza and Ukraine, the devastating civil war that erupted in Sudan in April 2023 has...

UN political mission in Sudan closes doors

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Time is up for the United Nations (UN) political mission – UN Integrated Transitional Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) – in Sudan with its...

Sub-Saharan Africa internal and regional conflicts driven by “meddling”

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Sub-Saharan Africa, according to an international think-tank report, “grapples” with widespread internal and regional conflicts in the continent's Sahel and Great Lakes regions, Sudan...

Call to close UN Sudan mission is third in Africa this...

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Sudan is the third African country to call for closure of a United Nations (UN) mission following the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and...

Violence on the up in Darfur

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Escalating violence in Sudan’s Darfur has sparked fears of a repeat of atrocities committed two decades ago in the region the United Nations (UN)...

Sudan’s future is being shaped by guns and money – like...

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Like most contemporary wars, Sudan’s war cannot be reduced to a contest between two sides. It is many other things, among them a gun...

Mass grave found in Sudan’s west Darfur

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The ongoing Sudan conflict with government forces opposing the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and allied militia continue taking a toll on civilians, two United...

ISS: Sudan needs African Union boots on the ground

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While international and regional responses to the crisis in Sudan have been swift, they haven’t stopped the violence perpetrated against civilians. Slow, ineffective talks...

Sudan conflict: how China and Russia are involved and the differences...

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As clashes continue between the Sudanese military and rapid support forces, the current and historic role of foreign governments in Sudanese affairs is under...

Chad on the brink: how the war in Sudan hurts its...

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Since the 15 April outbreak of hostilities in Sudan, the civilian population has been bearing the brunt. The Rapid Support Forces, led by General Mohamed...

War in Sudan puts South Sudan in danger too: the world’s...

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Twelve years after independence, South Sudan remains extremely poor and underdeveloped. A peace deal brokered in 2018 has failed to end conflict. And the...

Why are military coups returning to Africa?

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Coup attempts were frequent in Africa in the post-independence and Cold War periods. By comparison, the past 20 or so years have been quiet. From...

Sudan is awash with weapons: how the two forces compare and...

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Armed conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has escalated following an outbreak of violence in April 2023. There...

ISS: Sudan’s war poses grave risks for Chad and CAR

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Opponents in Sudan’s deadly clashes seem determined to continue fighting despite repeated calls from neighbouring countries, the African Union and United Nations for a...

Sudan’s conflict will have a ripple effect in an unstable region...

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Sudan, Africa’s third largest country by land mass, shares borders with seven countries in an unstable region. This means that Sudan’s current conflict will...

Sudan: the longer the conflict lasts, the higher the risk of...

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The 2019 Sudan uprisings that ousted long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir and installed a military-civilian transitional government gave hope that the northern African country could...

Sudan conflict straining fragility of its neighbors

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The conflict between Sudan’s rival military factions is triggering massive population displacements that are stressing the region’s already fragile coping systems. The conflict between the...

ISS: Stopping the spread of Sudan’s bloodshed

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The United Nations (UN) warns that Sudan’s bloody conflict could soon seep through the country’s borders and spread. Its Secretary-General António Guterres said the...

What happens in Sudan won’t stay in Sudan

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In 2011, a street vendor set himself on fire in Tunisia, an act that triggered unprecedent waves of protests in the Arab World toppling...

Sudan’s conflict has its roots in three decades of elites fighting...

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Sudan stands on the brink of yet another civil war sparked by the deadly confrontation between the Sudan Armed Forces of General Abdelfatah El-Burhan...

Ramaphosa calls for a permanent ceasefire in Sudan as SA nationals...

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for those involved in the conflict in Sudan to immediately cease the violent activities. President Ramaphosa was addressing a media...

Omar al-Bashir brutalised Sudan – how his 30-year legacy is playing...

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Since independence in 1956 the Sudanese have lived through 35 coups, attempted coups and coup plots – more than any other African country. When...

SANDF working to evacuate 77 South Africans in Sudan

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As the situation in Sudan continues to be volatile, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) spokesperson, Clayson Monyela, says the latest number of...

ISS: Sudan’s military rivals fight to the death over the spoils

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The explosion of violence in Sudan this week has derailed the country’s troubled post-Omar al-Bashir transition from military rule to democratic civilian government, perhaps...

Sudan created a paramilitary force to destroy government threats – but...

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Sudan is in crisis. Fighting continues between Sudan’s military leader, Abdelfattah Al-Burhan, and his deputy on Sudan’s ruling council, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo, who...

UN human rights chief calls for negotiations to halt fighting in...

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As opposing sides in Sudan today (Wednesday, 19 April) seemed set for a 24 hour ceasefire a heartfelt plea for them to return to...

Sudan’s Hemedti – the warlord who built a paramilitary force more...

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Dozens have been killed in armed clashes in the Sudanese capital Khartoum following months of tension between the military and the powerful paramilitary group...

SA calls for end of hostilities in Sudan

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Government says it has noted with concern and condemns the fighting that erupted on Saturday morning in several parts of Khartoum and other areas...

Ilemi Triangle spat: how resources fuel East Africa’s border conflicts

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For decades, African states have grappled with numerous interstate border disputes, especially in resource-rich regions. In east Africa, most of these conflicts are as...

Japanese donation boosts IED removal efforts in Sudan

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Humanitarian mine action in Sudan is seen by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) as one part of peacebuilding in troubled Sudan with...

Wagner Group in Africa: Russia’s presence on the continent increasingly relies...

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Mercenaries have been a fixture in Africa since the second half of the 20th century. They have been used to protect incumbent leaders or...

Sudan’s Military Industry Corporation pushes sales to Africa

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Sudan’s Military Industry Corporation (MIC) wants to expand its exports to other African countries and is stepping up its presence at African defence shows. In...

Four African countries make UN 2022 peace and security overview

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United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in Africa found themselves in harm’s way is how the world body politely describes the often harrowing task faced by...

Sudan markets long range 122 mm rockets

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Sudan’s Military Industry Corporation (MIC) is offering its 122 mm artillery rocket system to potential customers amongst a wide range of land and air...

Violence in West Darfur echoes bloody past

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Attacks in West Darfur are awakening fears that the region could return to the violence of its darkest period. Humanitarian groups and international organizations...

ISS: Could joint AU-UN mediation break Sudan’s stalemate?

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Mediation in Sudan’s broken political transition is yet to bring stability to the country. Attempts by the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU)...

Farewell AMISOM, hello ATMIS

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The African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia – AMISOM – is fast reaching its expiry date and work is well underway on a new...

Wagner Group continues to exert Russian influence in Africa

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The increasing presence of Russia’s Wagner Group in Africa underlined the Kremlin’s continued efforts to exert its influence on the continent in 2021. The shadowy...

ISS: Hamdok’s departure should prompt a rethink

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Events leading up to the resignation on 2 January of civilian prime minister Abdalla Hamdok have returned Sudan’s rocky democratic transition to Square One....

Tons of food stolen in Darfur

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A World Food Programme (WFP) warehouse in North Darfur state capital El Fasher was attacked by unknown armed groups who stole thousands of tons of food. More...

ISS: Will Sudan’s new agreement hold this time around?

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Managing the transitional pitfalls in Sudan’s post-coup agreement is vital for the country’s stability. Sudan’s 25 October coup was a miscalculation on the part of the military....