Sudan: Update

Written by Kash Jain, founder, 7/17/2019

In the past month, the Northeast African country of Sudan has been trapped in a bitter power struggle between its people and the Authoritarian government (the region’s current dictatorship replaced President Omar al-Bashir upon his overthrow this past April). 

Sudan’s military government clashed with countless citizens vying for democratic rule, ultimately leading to the rape and murder of hundreds of civilians. Particularly, Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo ordered a rampage through Khartoum, Sudan, that unforgivingly murdered over a hundred innocents. 

Following the raid, the United Nations withdrew from Sudan. Internet was barred and the world fell silent alongside it; the atrocities remained unaddressed and the situation unresolved. 

However, diplomats from the United States, Britain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates banded together along both sides of the conflict for a secret meeting; the allies primarily discussed possible solutions for the fighting. Hamadan and protest leaders formed a unit and outlined an agreement – of which the full details remain unknown to the public.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan will act as Sudan’s leader until the government’s fate is decided otherwise. A technocratic government will be appointed to work under the military ruling council, though proposals for a citizen-based legislature have been thrown aside. Further details and a cohesive, full agreement are expected to emerge soon.

The struggle for democracy in Sudan is far from over, but these new developments will pave a peaceful path to solve back for the country’s current state of violence. At the very least, the diplomatic involvement of America has been a success, and some semblance of order shall be restored.

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