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Vol 65 No 9

Published 25th April 2024


Facing no pressure, the generals escalate their war again

After a year of fighting that has all but destroyed the country, outsiders either ignore or sponsor the rival military factions

It was a cruelly surreal moment after a year of what has become the world's most destructive war, with over 8 million people driven from their homes and 17m now facing the threat of a military-induced famine. Commander of the Sudan Armed Forces General Abdel Fattah al Burhan announced on Eid el Fitr (10 April in Sudan) that his aim was not to return to any civilian regime like the radical reforming one of 2019-2021 or the oppressive rule of Gen Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir's National Islamic Front (then National Congress Party) from 1989 to 2019.

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