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Vol 64 No 20

Published 5th October 2023


Unending war deepens chaos

The conflict becomes more vicious and anarchic by the day as rival leaders lose control of their subordinates and new militias proliferate

The civil war in Sudan is slipping out of the grip of its main protagonists as proposed political solutions evaporate and each military confrontation is increasingly determined by local circumstances, not commanders at the top. The relentless fighting has become increasingly brutal and fighters more ill-disciplined, as freelance militias flood in, tempted by opportunities for plunder, and regional powers support rivals.

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