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The transition to civilian rule in Sudan took place one year ago this month, and the success of that transition depends in part on the successful conclusion of an internal peace agreement between the new transitional government in Khartoum and the various armed movements across Sudan’s regions. Though progress has been made, several of the largest and most powerful groups remain outside the peace process, while many of the issues at the heart of Sudan’s difficult center-periphery dynamics have yet to be addressed. Issues of power-sharing, federalism, restitution, and the role of religion in the state all remain unresolved. Even as the talks approach a hoped-for conclusion, several of Sudan’s regions are at the same time experiencing an uptick in violence and instability, underscoring the urgency around achieving a durable peace.


General Abdelaziz al-Hilu
Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North

Dr. Gibril Ibrahim
Justice and Equality Movement

Dr. Elshafie Khidiri
Sudanese Political Advisor and Commentator

Dr. Annette Weber
Senior Fellow
German Institute for International and Security Affairs

In conversation with

Mr. Cameron Hudson
Senior Fellow, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

With remarks from

Ms. Bronwyn Bruton
Director of Programs and Studies, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

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