Why Sudan’s Democratic Transition Depends on Stability in Darfur


In an article for World Politics Review, our Head of the Analysis Division, Dr. Wibke Hansen, and the Director of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Dr. Volker Perthes, discuss the period of transition Sudan currently finds itself in and argue that prolonging UNAMID could provide the stability that is needed in Darfur.

Since Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power in Sudan last year, the new government has increasingly tried to negotiate peace with the rebels. The joint peacekeeping mission led by the United Nations and the African Union, known as UNAMID, has provided stability in the especially unstable region of Darfur. However, the mission is supposed to be withdrawn by October 2020 according to a decision made in 2018.

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