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Some Fear Retaliation by Sudanese Leader
Some Fear Retaliation by Sudanese Leader
Sudan's U.S. Terror Delisting: Too Little, Too Late?
Sudan's U.S. Terror Delisting: Too Little, Too Late?
Interview / Africa

Some Fear Retaliation by Sudanese Leader

Originally published in NPR

The International Criminal Court's charges of genocide against the president of Sudan are being met with widespread international support, but some are concerned that the Sudanese leader might retaliate against peacekeeping forces in the region. Nick Grono of the International Crisis Group shares thoughts with NPR on any potential threat.

NPR: We're going to continue our conversation about the International Criminal Court's prosecutor's decision to charge Sudanese President al-Bashir with war crimes in Darfur. We're joined by Nick Grono, deputy president of the International Crisis Group. He joins us on the phone from Brussels. Welcome, thanks for speaking with us.

Nick Grono: Hi, Michel. Thanks for having me on your program.

First, what's your take on the decision to go forward to seek an arrest warrant?

Well, it's a momentous application. I'm mean, this is the first time that the International Criminal Court has brought charges against a head of state, and it's the first time charged genocide. So on the international justice front, it's a very significant development, but, of course, we also...

Why is that? Why is it the first time that genocide specifically has been charged?

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Podcast / Africa

Sudan's U.S. Terror Delisting: Too Little, Too Late?

Sudan's transition is in deep trouble, and Crisis Group’s Sudan expert Jonas Horner explains why on this week’s episode of The Horn. President Trump’s recent promise to remove Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism may not be enough to mitigate the spiralling economic crisis.

Almost eighteen months after a popular revolution ousted President Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s transition remains on shaky ground. While the Juba peace agreement signed in August and President Trump’s recent announcement that Sudan will be removed from the U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST) list are welcome developments, the economic crisis and societal frustrations persist in the absence of substantial support from the international community. 

On his return from Khartoum, Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Sudan, Jonas Horner, joins Alan to explain how this lack of buy-in endangers these initial signs of progress, why the way political alignments are currently shifting in the capital is cause for concern, what post-Bashir Sudan looks like on the ground and where it may be headed.

For more information, explore Crisis Group's Sudan page.

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Senior Analyst, South Sudan
Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan