Video Duration 24 minutes 20 seconds
From: Inside Story

Is it Sudan’s version of the Arab Spring?

President Omar al-Bashir says protesters demanding an end to his 29-year rule are ‘traitors’.

The soaring prices of bread and fuel were the trigger for the outrage. 

Now, Sudan‘s president is in the firing line, with Omar al-Bashir facing growing demands to end his 29-year rule.

Riot police dispersed crowds marching towards his presidential palace on Tuesday with tear gas and bullets.

The government says 12 people have been killed in eight days of protests. Amnesty International thinks the total could be at least 37.

The president is promising reforms to improve living standards.

But will they be enough to save him?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Sara Abdelgalil – President, Sudan Doctors’ Association UK

Hafiz Mohamed – Director, Justice Africa

Hajooj Kuka – Member, GIRIFNA, non-violent resistance movement in Sudan