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02.03.2024 Viktor Goncharov

The already tense situation in the Horn of Africa has escalated sharply since the beginning of the year. On 1 January, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed signed a memorandum of understanding with the president of the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, under which Ethiopia will receive a 50-year lease on a 20-kilometre stretch of the Red Sea coast near the port of Berbera for the establishment of a commercial hub and, in the future, a military base…

01.03.2024 Abbas Hashemite

With a record 3.5 million children seeking refugees inside and outside the country, the Sudan crisis has turned into another major children’s crisis, along with Gaza. More than 50 percent of Sudan’s population, 14 million of which comprises children, need humanitarian aid. According to Doctors without Borders, almost 13 children die daily in Sudan due to malnutrition, this is the second-highest number of deaths of children after Gaza. This crisis in the country has been…

29.01.2024 Viktor Mikhin

While the world’s attention is currently focused on Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians in Gaza, the escalating tension between Hezbollah and the IDF, and the unprovoked attack by the powerful US on the defenseless Houthis in Yemen, it is important to remember that the war in Sudan continues to cause great suffering to its people. The refugee crisis in the country has become a significant humanitarian issue, placing a strain on neighboring countries and casting a shadow of despair over the entire region…

01.12.2023 Viktor Goncharov

After months of tensions and hostile statements from both sides, the rivalry between the Sudanese army, led by Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council serving as president, and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group led by his former deputy on the Sovereign Council, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (alias Hemedti), erupted into open armed clashes on 15 April this year. At the heart of the current crisis, notes the Arab Centre for Policy Studies in Qatar, is the ongoing struggle between the two aforementioned…

11.11.2023 Viktor Mikhin

The Kingdom’s news agency (SPA) reported that the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have officially resumed ceasefire talks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The ceasefire talks are mainly facilitated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the African Union and IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development, includes Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and Eritrea). Of late, however, the three have been unceremoniously interfered with by the senile US, which, as the unipolar world it created leaves the world stage…

02.08.2023 Viktor Mikhin
The Sudan Crisis and how it could be resolved

The highly explosive situation in Sudan, caused by hostilities between Sudan’s army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, has raised many questions about the position taken by the international community, especially by the major global powers. The conflict between opposing Sudanese factions who are competing for influence and control over the country has plunged not only Sudan but also the rest of Africa into a downward spiral with far-reaching security consequences, which requires serious, swift and decisive intervention the part of the international community. Many political analysts are agreed that the Sudan crisis is inextricably linked to other major…

28.05.2023 Fernando Gaillardo
Sudan has become a battleground

Sudan’s armed confrontation, which began in mid-April between General Abdel Fattah al Burhan, Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces, and General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Commander of the Rapid Support Forces, is becoming more prolonged. The conflict helps only the West and is not in the interests of Africans or the vast majority of the world’s population. According to the most conservative estimates, the Ukrainian crisis has recently surpassed all previous armed conflicts in the global information arena, which number more than fifty. Many of them are on a huge scale, i.e. full-fledged wars. This includes the situation developing in Sudan, where thousands of wounded…

28.05.2023 Viktor Mikhin
US efforts to keep Sudan

The unfortunate events in Sudan, which led to a bloody struggle between two rival generals, revealed the fragility of the policy of orientation towards the “hegemon of democracy,” the United States. The US policy under both Republican and Democratic administrations now reflects Washington’s inability to fully support and assist the democratic transition in that African country. Despite the solemn commitment that US President Joe Biden made on his first day in office on January 20, 2021, and which he and other members of his administration demagogically reaffirm every day…

07.05.2023 Viktor Mikhin
Sudan: Origins of the Current Conflict

The outbreak of violence in Sudan, which has now erupted between the country’s two most powerful military leaders and their forces, unfortunately was foreseeable. The alliance of convenience between the two warlords, built on a shared contempt for the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese civilian population, has given way to a battle for supremacy in which civilians have suffered losses. After the well-known uprising that toppled Omar al-Bashir in 2019, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces, and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, aka Hemetti, commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), overcame bureaucracy…

27.12.2022 Viktor Mikhin

Various centers of power in Sudan, experts say, may have signed a framework agreement designed to return the country to civilian government after the military coup in October 2021. However, doubts from NGOs and academics, as well as persistent street protests in the capital Khartoum, warn against over-optimistic expectations. The agreement announced...

30.11.2017 Deena Stryker

653242342Now that RT is no longer available on television in Philadelphia, I watch more France 24 than before, when I divided my TV-watching between those two and MSNBC. The difference in offerings never ceases to amaze me, but while ‘Putin’s bullhorn’ tended to focus on non-typical Russian…