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Vol 64 No 21

Published 19th October 2023


Politics in a time of war

General Abdel Fattah al Burhan is struggling to build diplomatic support and cast himself as a statesman

General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, mocked by his adversaries as the 'basement commander' – a reference to his decision to stay in the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) General Command Compound from the start of the war in April until late August – has been using his freedom since then to mobilise diplomatic support against Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo 'Hemeti'.

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