Since the dismissal in April 2019 of President Omar el-Bashir by the army, Sudan has been in a situation of serious political but also economic crisis. The democratic and civil transition initiated at the time, has never been able to impose itself, and today, the country is experiencing renewed tensions, with the confrontation between two generals, formerly allies. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, at the head of the Sudanese army (and of the country), and General Hemeti, leader of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) which brings together former militiamen from Darfur. So why did the situation poisoned since April 15 ? Where does this rivalry come from between these generals who each want to keep or take power? What can the international community do?
To talk about it, Manon Mella receives Maria Malagardisgreat reporter in charge of Africa for ReleaseAnd Khadidja Medanidoctoral student in geography at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, specialist in Sudan, and attached to the CEDEJ (Centre for economic, legal and social studies and documentation in Sudan, based in Khartoum).
A country close to the “breaking point”
Despite truces and ceasefires in recent days, shots continue to ring out in Khartoum in particular, the capital of Sudan. Since the start of hostilities last April, nearly 500 people have been killed, more than 300,000 inhabitants displaced and nearly 115,000 driven into exile. As for those who remain, they have to live in deplorable sanitary conditions, without drinking water, sometimes even without food, and random access to electricity. The UN speaks of a “humanitarian catastrophe” and expects nearly 860,000 Sudanese to move or flee the country by next October.
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