WAR IN SUDAN: RISKS OF PROLONGED CONFLICT AND REGIONAL INSTABILITY - After nearly ten months of fighting in Sudan, civilians remain caught in the middle of devastating conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). As the crisis continues, global concerns about widespread internal displacement and potential ethnic cleansing are on the rise.
In fits and starts, regional leaders have attempted to mediate between the SAF and RSF: For example, the African Union recently formed a panel tasked with helping Sudan restore peace. But a ceasefire remains elusive. With outside actors supporting, arming, and resupplying different sides in the conflict, the potential for continued violence and a human rights disaster remains high.
Watch this panel with high-level experts discussing the war in Sudan and pathways towards peace.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 01/29/2024