AKE Special Report: Sudan - When elephants fight

On 15 February fighting broke out countrywide between Sudan’s two armies – the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The fighting broke out just five months after the SAF, RSF and civilian authorities signed a framework agreement to transition the country to democracy.

This AKE Special Report explores the military strength of the two warring factions and explains why an immediate all-out military victory may be unlikely for the SAF. The report also analyses the commercial implications of the war and discusses why mediators are rushing to secure a peace deal.