Sudan Is Mired In Bitter Rivalries Between Two Generals

Sudan is one of East Africa’s largest countries, and it is also one of its poorest. It is situated just south of Egypt and borders the Red Sea. Its capital, Khartoum, is presently erupting in gunfire and chaos. What is the source of this clash that has already killed hundreds of people? Two generals are embroiled in a bitter conflict with one another. But these two generals are not from different countries as one might suspect. They are fellow comrades in arms who fought side by side to free Sudan from its long-time ruler who was ousted in a coup in 2021. The dispute centers around the direction the country is going in and its proposed transition to civilian rule.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan is the country’s president and leads its armed forces. General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemedti is his deputy and leader of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Why would a country have two different military groups? Wouldn’t it be better to unite? Therein lies the problem. Who would lead the new force. The clash between these two strong personalities is creating chaos. Talks to resolve the situation never happened. With tanks and gunfire constantly embroiled, life cannot continue in any kind of a normal way.

There is shock and anger in Khartoum, a city not used to war. Diplomats are desperately urging the two generals to talk. Leading nations, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union have all called for a ceasefire and talks. Sunday saw a brief reprieve with an agreed upon ceasefire so that the combatants could get help to their wounded and causalities. With no planes flying in or out of the country, no diplomats or advisors can enter Sudan. It is now isolated and without hope. But, prayer can make a difference. WIN prayer partners, now is the time to lift up Sudan in our petitions for peace!

Let us pray fervently for:

  • The warring generals to see the reality of the chaos and destruction that their egotistical leadership is having upon the nation that they both love (The Bible, Psalm 34:14).
  • -The airport to reopen so that help and materials can bring in a regional bloc of three presidents from Kenya, South Sudan, and Djibouti who have agreed to try to help to resolve the crisis (The Bible, Psalm 46:1).
  • – Christian Believers who live in this predominantly Muslim nation to beseech the Lord Almighty to intervene as He has done in times past. Lord, “Dry up this Red Sea” and set these innocent civilians free (The Bible, James 4:2).


  • Sudan rivalry between powerful generals erupts in warfare
    Gens. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo had worked together to oust Sudan’s longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir
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