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General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan

Date of Birth: 1960
Place of Birth: Gandatu village, River Nile state, Sudan


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Politics in a time of war

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'...


Unending war deepens chaos

Agar's boss Gen Abdel Fattah al Burhan went the rounds of his international supporters mainly Egypt and Turkey when he attended the UN General Assembly in New York a few days later but failed to win their full backing while the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ramps up its support of Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo 'Hemeti' and his Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur (AC Vol 62 No 22 Burhan tries to negotiate after coup falters)...


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After UN speech, army leader Burhan hints at peace talks

Suggestions by Sudan Armed Forces commander General Abdel Fattah al Burhan that he is willing to open negotiations with his rival Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo 'Hemeti' head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia offers a chance to negotiate a ceasefire but lacked any clear plan to structure the talks...

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Political movement warns of civil war

The army led by Sudan's Sovereign Council headed by army chief General Abdel Fattah al Burhan control much of the rest of the country including the Red Sea city of Port Sudan...

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Hemeti's grand plan is stalemated

When the war of the generals broke out on 15 April General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo 'Hemeti' the commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) had clear objectives: to thwart the plan to subsume his paramilitary force under the command of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) within two years and to do so his fighters would capture General Abdel Fattah al Burhan and other senior military officers...

After the ousting of Beshir in 2019 Hemeti joined Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) head General Abdel Fattah al Burhan as part of the transition period...


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Abiy and Sisi agree to restart Nile dam talks

Prior to the war warmer relations between Abiy and Sudan Armed Forces leader Abdel Fattah al Burhan had sidelined Sisi in the negotiations over the dam but the political vacuum in Khartoum as the fighting rages has put an end to that (AC Vol 64 No 6 How El Sisi lost the cold war over water)...

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ICC to probe war crimes as conflict rages on

In the meantime small steps forward include a summit in Cairo attended by Sudan's neighbours and a phone call between army chief General Abdel Fattah al Burhan and Kenya's President William Ruto at the weekend...

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Cacophony of peace missions take off in Addis Ababa

Unlike the Saudi Arabia and US talks in Jeddah the Addis meeting was attended by civilian activists and politicians who were in the power-sharing transitional government alongside the military before the 2021 coup led by General Abdel Fattah al Burhan and Hemeti (AC Vol 62 No 22 General Al Burhan's power grab)...

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Reliving Darfur's tragic history 20 years on

It would have been easier to persuade the warring factions under Gen Abdel Fattah al Burhan and Gen Hemeti to agree to a ceasefire in the region at that stage – a ceasefire in May and June in Darfur could have saved more lives than the shaky agreements reached in and around Khartoum (AC Vol 64 No 10 A war that hits everyone all at once & Vol 64 No 11 A ceasefire with monitors this time)...


Prigozhin tests Putin with an African putsch

Hemeti's RSF is reckoned to number around 100 000 while General Abdel Fattah al Burhan Commander of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) presides over about 200 000 soldiers and the air force...

Should the SAF prevail it is unthinkable that General Abdel Fattah al Burhan will offer any political or commercial accommodation to General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo 'Hemeti'...


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