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905: A New Civil War in Sudan | Out of the Loop

905: A New Civil War in Sudan | Out of the Loop

Update: 2023-10-02


Who are the key players in Sudan's new civil war, and what's the "best" way this can play out? ICRC's Dr. Gasim Mohammed takes us behind the scenes!

Welcome to another one of our "Out of the Loop" episodes, where we dig a little deeper into fascinating current events that may only register as a blip on the media's news cycle and have conversations with the people who find themselves immersed in them.

On This Episode of Out of the Loop:

  • Sudan is currently in a civil war between two factions of the military: the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

  • The SAF is led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who led the military coup in 2021 that ousted the civilian government.

  • The RSF is led by General Mohamed Hamdan "Hemedti" Dagalo, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur.

  • This latest civil war in a nation accustomed to conflict has triggered a humanitarian crisis, leading to the displacement of millions who urgently require food and medical assistance.

  • As a fledgling democracy rich in resources but economically struggling, Sudan is a test case for whether democracy can take root in the Arab world. While the current civil war undermines this case, what's the best way this can play out for the people of Sudan — and the world? What can we do to help?

  • And much more!

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905: A New Civil War in Sudan | Out of the Loop

905: A New Civil War in Sudan | Out of the Loop

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