The Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have begun fighting each other. The root of the conflict lies in disagreements over integrating the paramilitary into the army. The Sudanese left has noted that both parties seek to escalate armed conflict, so that it can be used as a reason to not hand over power to civilian forces, reports Pavan Kulkarni for Peoples Dispatch.
Attempts by an alliance of foreign powers, domestic right-wing parties and the military junta to consolidate an authoritarian state in Sudan will be defeated by mass movements, said the Sudanese Communist Party. Pavan Kulkarni reports for Peoples Dispatch.