Bashir’s Removal Is Just the Beginning of the Sudanese Transition (CSIS)

On April 11, 2019, the Sudanese military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir who had ruled his country for three decades. Sudan’s First Vice President and Minister of Defense Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf announced that he will lead a two yearlong transitional government. He dissolved the constitution and sacked the council of ministers, national, and state governments. He also declared a state of emergency for three months and imposed a month-long curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The Sudanese people, who have mounted protests for the past four months, have already signaled that they will not accept a transition under these terms, setting the stage for a tense, potentially violent confrontation.

Judd Devermont

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