Deepak Vohra, former Indian ambassador to Sudan, speaks with Mayank Chhaya on the crisis engulfing the northeast African nation | SAM Conversation

May 02, 2023

Sudan, one of Africa’s largest countries overlooking the Red Sea, has yet again been plunged into a civil war with two generals, once close associates, locked in bloody clashes in capital Khartoum and elsewhere for the control of the resources-rich country of 46 million people. So far some 500 civilians and others have died as the official army continues to bomb the RSF strongholds in Khartoum, which the paramilitary rivals control. Dr. Deepak Vohra,  a career diplomat who was India’s Ambassador to Sudan between 2005 and 2010 and has advised several prime ministers in Africa, including in Sudan, spoke to Mayank Chhaya Reports from New Delhi about a country that has been mostly at war with itself since its independence on January 1, 1956.