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A country that may no longer exist

A country that may no longer exist

Massacres, torture, rape, looting… In 11 months the Sudanese civil war has already caused nearly 20,000 deaths and displaced eight million people. Regional powers, as well as Russia, compete for influence, ports and gold, taking advantage of the fragmentation of power. Fueled by international arms trafficking, the conflict has its roots in Sudan’s long history.

When intense fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Force (FAR), a paramilitary auxiliary militia, breaks out in Khartoum on April 15, 2023, the media offers only one explanation: the rival ambitions of two “warlords”, General Abdel Fatah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, known as Hemetti (“my protector”, in Arabic…

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