Expectations of a transition to democracy have been thrown into uncertainty after Sudan’s military seized power.
After months of building tensions between Sudan’s military and civilian factions, the armed forces have seized power in a coup.
Sudan’s army declared a state of emergency, dissolved the governing council and arrested many political leaders, with Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok among them.
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Internet and mobile phone services were shut down and the airport closed.
Pro-democracy supporters have called for protests, setting the stage for a possible showdown with the armed forces.
So what does the road ahead look like for Sudan?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Waleed Madibo – Founder and president of the Sudan Policy Forum
Jonas Horner – Deputy director for Horn of Africa and senior analyst for Sudan at the International Crisis Group
Alex De Waal – Executive director of the World Peace Foundation and research professor at the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy