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General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, left, and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok at an October 2020 ceremony celebrating the peace deal. Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Peace in Sudan: patience is required for the long road ahead

The transitional government has achieved a monumental milestone, but peace agreements in Sudan have been known to fall apart quickly.
A demonstrator stands with a sign reading: “Demands: sack the local authority, disarm militias, protect citizens, cattle, and farmland, and end friction between farmers and shepherds”, during a protest in Central Darfur. Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

Darfur: how historical patterns of conflict are haunting current violence

The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
A woman flashes the V for victory sign as Sudanese protesters demonstrate in Khartoum on July 25, 2019. Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

How the people of Sudan pulled off an improbable revolution

Remaining nonviolent despite enormous provocation made it difficult for the regime to depict the movement in a negative light
Sudanese protestors celebrate a deal with the ruling generals on a new governing body, in the capital Khartoum, recently. Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images)

Bringing al-Bashir to justice: the pros and cons of various options

The African Union’s staunch support for al-Bashir, cloaked in criticism of the International Criminal Court, denied justice to the millions affected by the conflict in Sudan.
Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir appears in court in Khartoum on December 14, 2019. He was later sentenced to two years in prison for corruption. Photo by Mahmoud Hajaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Al-Bashir and the ICC: there are better ways to achieve justice

The ICC must not further destroy its credibility by cooperating with the sorts of bad actors who should be before a court themselves.
Violence has become a normal part of life in Somalia and some other countries. Reuters/Feisal Omar

How the new peace and violence development goals can be met

A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma being welcomed on his arrival in Khartoum by Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir earlier this year. Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Leaving the ICC won’t absolve South Africa of its legal obligations

South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC could have mere symbolic value. The country will continue to have obligations to binding decisions taken by the UN Security Council – including those pertaining to the court.

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