In Sudan, a Transition to Democracy? Foreign Policy

After four months of nationwide protests, the Sudanese military ousted President Omar al-Bashir, ending three decades of dictatorial rule. The dethronement of al-Bashir, under house arrest due to his 2009 indictment by the International Criminal Court for the Darfur genocide, leaves a power vacuum. Defense Minister Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, under US sanctions for his role in the Darfur genocide, failed to provide concrete plans for his proposal of creating a two-year council to rule during the transition period. The lack of political opposition against al-Bashir meant that the military could potentially take over the transition process. International human rights organizations and Sudanese activists welcome the toppling of al-Bashir but caution against a long military takeover. – YaleGlobal

In Sudan, a Transition to Democracy? Foreign Policy

The road to democracy for Sudan may be bumpier and more complicated than ousting its President Omar al-Bashir
Robbie Gramer, Justin Lynch, Colum Lynch, Jefcoate O’Donnell
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Read the article from Foreign Policy about the military taking control of Sudan.

Robbie Gramer is a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy. Justin Lynch is a journalist covering Eastern Europe, Africa, and cybersecurity. Colum Lynch is a senior staff writer at Foreign Policy. Jefcoate O’Donnell is an editorial fellow at Foreign Policy.

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