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What are the chances for peace in Sudan?

Warring generals are invited to peace talks as they observe a week-long ceasefire

Just over two weeks of fighting have plunged Sudan into a humanitarian crisis. Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands injured. Many more have been forced from their homes.

The conflict is a power struggle between one-time allies – the head of the army, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and leader of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

South Sudan has brokered the latest truce – inviting both sides to talks while they lay down their weapons for a week.

What are the chances of an end to the violence?

Presenter: Imran Khan


Nyagoah Tut Pur – South Sudan researcher at Human Rights Watch and former paralegal for South Sudan’s Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

Bakry Eljack Elmedni – professor of public policy at Long Island University Brooklyn and co-founder of Front Against War, a publication on Sudanese politics

Stella Agara – Africa governance analyst who focuses on development and security in East Africa