Growing Protests in Sudan: The Economist

What began with tens of thousands of protestors mobilizing against rising food prices in Sudan swelled into a national upheaval calling for the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir. Moreover, in the face of security repression, the civilian protestors may have the support and protection of rank-and-file soldiers, “many of whom count family members among the protesters.” In March, Bashir agreed to step down as chair of the ruling National Congress Party, although “he has yet to confirm he will not run for re-election in 2020,” reports the Economist. The specter of prosecution for human rights crimes in the Darfur region linger over the regime. Some analysts view recent events in Sudan and Algeria, where President Abdelaziz Bouteflika recently resigned, as the second phase of the 2011 Arab spring. Bashir was forced out April 11, and protesters express concern about other officials with connections to the Bashir regime. –YaleGlobal

Growing Protests in Sudan: The Economist

First targeting food prices and now targeting the president, protests against the Bashir regime in Sudan continue to build momentum
Thursday, April 25, 2019

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