Event Description

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. 

Join us for a panel with high-level experts discussing the war in Sudan and pathways towards peace on Monday, January 29, at 9 a.m. ET.

For nearly ten years, via the Africa Center’s Sudan Task Force, the Atlantic Council has striven to acknowledge Sudan’s geostrategic importance on the crossroads between the Arab and African worlds.



Ambassador Nureldin M. H. Satti
Retired UN Senior Official;
Former Ambassador of Sudan to the United States, France, Portugal, Switzerland and the Vatican

Ousmane Dione
Vice President for Middle East and North Africa,
World Bank

Will Carter
Sudan Country Director,
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Rozan Ahmed
Author and Activist

Thomas S. Warrick
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative
Atlantic Council

Welcome remarks

Ambassador Rama Yade
Senior Director, Africa Center,
Atlantic Council

Moderated by

Ernst Jan “EJ” Hogendoorn
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Africa Center,
Atlantic Council

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