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  • Coup in Sudan

    The recent coup in Sudan may have several ramifications for the country as well as for the stability in the region as it connects North Africa, Horn of Africa and the Sahel region. It may intensify the territorial disputes and escalate tensions between Sudan and its neighbouring countries and could also affect its trade ties with countries like India.

    November 10, 2021

    Renu Prasad asked: What is the reason behind conflict and violence in South Sudan?

    Keerthi Sampath Kumar replies: South Sudan emerged as a sovereign republic, independent of Sudan, in July 2011. The current conflict in South Sudan can be traced back to late 2013 when unresolved issues within the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) led to a leadership crisis within the party and the country. In July that year, President Salva Kiir Mayardit dismissed First Vice President Riek Machar fearing a coup attempt and replaced most of the cabinet members.

    South Kordofan: The Next Case for R2P?

    Given the nature of violence perpetrated against innocent civilians and prolonged hostility between Sudan and South Sudan, it is imperative that the UN Security Council takes stock of the situation and acts immediately.

    December 16, 2011

    Sudan in Transition

    As a new nation emerges in Africa, India needs to shape its policy to deal with impending changes in Sudan. India’s deep engagement with Sudan suggests that its role in post referendum Sudan will be important

    July 08, 2011

    Referendum in Sudan: India’s Predicament

    Given the strategic importance of Sudan, it will be in India’s interest to push for a fair and just referendum and influence both the North and the South to respect the outcome of the vote.

    January 11, 2011

    Prospects of India's Energy Quest in Africa: Insights from Sudan and Nigeria

    India has embarked on a policy to balance its need for accessing strategic energy resources from the African continent with Africa's aspirations for greater skills and sustainable development. Sudan has turned out to be the gateway for India's energy quest in Africa. India's age-old ties with Sudan have been crucial in accessing oil from the country. New Delhi's close relations helped to assuage the initial hiccups; however conflict between the Sudanese government and that of Southern Sudan have created some problems.

    November 2010