Is Sudan’s transition to democracy doomed?

On Tuesday, January 11 at 19:30GMT:
Two extra demonstrators are useless following a large protest in Sudan on Sunday. Security forces fired tear gasoline as hundreds marched from Omdurman to Bahri, two neighbouring cities of the capital Khartoum, in defiance of the nation’s navy rulers.

The deaths deliver the variety of individuals killed in anti-coup protests to 62, in keeping with the pro-democracy Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, who additionally accused safety forces of attacking employees at medical amenities that have been treating wounded demonstrators.

Sudan had been led by a joint navy and civilian authorities since a large rebellion in 2019 overthrew longtime President Omar al-Bashir. The settlement was supposed to remain in place till democratic elections in July 2023.

But, after weeks of protests, civilian chief and interim prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, was toppled in a navy coup final October. He was later reinstated earlier than stepping down once more, citing frustration at a impasse over shifting in the direction of elections.

Now a number of nations together with Norway, the United States and the UK are threatening to withhold support except a broad vary of civilians is concerned to find Hamdok’s alternative.

In this episode of The Stream, we talk about the most recent headlines out of Sudan and ask whether or not the transition to democracy is doomed.

In this episode of The Stream, we’re joined by:
Nisreen Elsaim, @NisreenElsaim
Activist

Muzan Alneel, @MuzanAlneel
Activist

Kholood Khair, @KholoodKhair
Managing Partner, Insight Strategy Partners

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