Sudan, a country strategically located on the Red Sea, has become the site of an internationalised violent internal conflict. The fighting, which started on April 15, pitting the paramilitary Rapid Response Forces (RSF) against the Sudanese Army, has drawn a host of outside actors driven by conflicting interests. What started as a vicious power struggle between army leader Abd al-Fattah al-Burhan and RSF commander and former warlord Muhammad Hamdan Daglo, also known as Hemedti, has grown into a tangled civil war with no end in sight. The complex web of internal and external interests involved has brought the spectre of a replay of the Libyan scenario: a protracted internal conflict in which neither party is strong enough to deliver a knockout blow to its adversary.

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Khalil Fadl Osman (11 Oct 2023): The Sudanese imbroglio, The Journal of North African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2023.2267360