This discussion paper explores the mercenary nature of the Sudanese paramilitary groups’ in Libya.

Abdinor Hassan Dahir 12 May 2020

This discussion paper explores the mercenary nature of the Sudanese paramilitary groups’ in Libya. It also looks into how the involvement of Khartoum’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (i.e. the RSF commander General Mohamed Hemedti) in the current transitional government in Sudan might hamper the ability of the Sudanese leadership to formalise a coherent policy towards the Libyan conflict. Finally, it briefly addresses how the divisive use of trans-border mercenaries could contribute to the further instability in Africa, such as fragmentation of the security sector and erosion of the state’s authority.

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