Sudan: International community must 'act together' to avoid prolonged conflict

The brutal power struggle unfolding in Sudan has no clear end in sight, with over 500 people already killed and thousands forced to flee. After the joy and hope of the democratic protests that led to the fall of Omar al-Bashir, the country has been unable to escape the shadow of his regime and the men who wish to succeed him. Nicholas Westcott, director of the Royal African Society, says he was sadly not surprised when the fighting began a fortnight ago between Generals Burhan and Hemedti, two longstanding rivals. He says a peaceful outcome is possible, but will require a unified response from international powers to convince key players like Egypt that prolonged conflict isn't in their best interests.

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