Sudan clashes: insights from PeaceRep research and analysis


Fighting erupted in Khartoum on 15 April 2023, after tensions escalated between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) over shifting power dynamics between army general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and RSF leader General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti. After orchestrating a coup in October 2021, the two generals are now fighting for control of Sudan, with hundreds reported dead amid intensifying violence around the country – leading some analysts to predict the beginning of an ongoing civil war.

Recent PeaceRep reports offer insights and recommendations relevant to the current situation in Sudan. The PeaceRep Sudan research team are now considering the implications of the fighting for current research studies and forthcoming publications. Since the fighting began, PeaceRep Sudan researchers and contributors have also offered analysis and commentary on the emerging situation in the media.

Click here to access all PeaceRep Sudan research – including latest research reports, blogs, and media analysis

Sudan peace agreements since 1990 can be accessed via the PA-X Peace Agreements Database, including the Juba Peace Agreement of 3 October 2020.


About PeaceRep Sudan

PeaceRep’s Sudan research is led by the Conflict and Civicness Research Group at LSE Ideas and the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University. The project is delivered in collaboration with World Peace Foundation, Tufts University.

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