Prolonged fighting could soon hit Sudan’s oil lifeline
Armed clashes broke out in the middle of last month as rising tensions between the two generals leading Sudan’s rival military units spilled over. On the one side, there is general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudan’s de-facto leader who heads the army, and on the other, general Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who heads the RSF.
The two factions had been sharing power in the country since the military coup in late 2021. That coup dissolved a civilian-led transitional government that had been installed following the ouster of long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019 to help move the country towards full-fledged civilian rule.