President Bashir fights to keep control of a disaffected Sudan

Sudan and the disputed border areas with South Sudan
Sudan and the disputed border areas with South Sudan

Since secession from the South, Sudan has struggled with a growing economic crisis and a population descending further into poverty. Recent mass protests over fuel subsidy cuts have focussed attention on President Omar al-Bashir’s growing challenges in keeping a lid on violence within the country and on its borders, and on his ability to withstand pressure from political opponents outside and within his own party.

<i>The economic problems of Sudan have intensified since it separated from the South in 2011 and lost much of its oil revenue - its main source of income. President Omar al-Bashir is battling various forces within and outside the country. He suppressed riots over fue...

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