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Sudan conflict pitches military leaders into struggle for control

By David Pilling, Andres Schipani, Samer Al-Atrush

16 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

A power struggle between Sudan's military leaders and a paramilitary group known as the Rapid Support Forces has sparked fears of a full-scale civil war. The FT has the latest.

The fighting that has erupted in Sudan between the country’s armed forces and a paramilitary group known as the Rapid Support Forces pits the president against his vice-president in a struggle for control of Africa’s third-largest country.

Both men had emerged as leaders of the transitional government after a 2019 coup that ousted Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled over the country as a dictator for 30 years.

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