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Popular dissent on the rise in Sudan
Recent austerity measures in Sudan have caused widespread economic hardship, leading to protests across country.
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 09:59

Recent austerity measures have caused widespread economic hardship in Sudan, which has led to an increasing number of protests.

President Omar al-Bashir has always had opponents, but he is now facing what some are calling unprecedented popular dissent.

The National Forces Alliance, a grouping of political factions opposed to the government, are trying to capitalise
on that.

The group says that the people of Sudan have overcome their fear of Bashir. After creating a plan for post-Bashir
Sudan, the alliance wants to push for mass demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience.

Although voices of dissent are now more common than ever, the opposition still remains weak, not representative of the whole country and more importantly divided.

Many believe it will not be political groups that overthrow the government, but mass demonstrations and unity.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Khartoum, Sudan.

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