Sudan Conflict Provides Rationale for Further Imperialist Militarization

By Abayomi Azikiwe, May 4, 2023

Since April 15 hundreds of thousands of people have been dislocated in the Republic of Sudan, a strategically important state and a member of the African Union (AU).

The two military structures which have dominated the body politic for many years have now turned against each other leaving the country in an unprecedented social crisis.

Reports from inside Sudan indicate that over 500 people have been killed in the fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Thousands of others have been wounded, seriously injured and traumatized as their homes have been damaged along with the loss of jobs, the diminishing healthcare services and the disruption of communities within Khartoum, Omdurman and other areas throughout the vast country.

Such a chaotic situation can only benefit the imperialist states which have sought to dominate Sudan and the African continent for centuries. The United States has imposed harsh sanctions on the Republic of Sudan for decades accusing the former government of President Omer Hassan al-Bashir of being a sponsor of state terrorism.

Successive administrations in Washington encouraged the rebellion in the South of the country, which resulted in the partitioning and subsequent weakening economically and politically of the newly formed Republic of South Sudan as well as Khartoum in the North. Since the split of the Republic of Sudan the economic crisis in both states has worsened precipitously…

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