The Stream

Is Sudan’s revolution dead?

Despite fierce crackdown, protesters say civil disobedience will persist until a civilian government is in place.

In the two months since former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted in a military coup, how much has Sudan really changed?

The country’s ruling Transitional Military Council has announced a stepped up presence of security forces after a general strike and civil disobedience campaign began on Sunday. Those forces include the Rapid Support Forces, a paramilitary group demonstrators blame for last week’s deadly crackdown where protesters say more than a hundred people were reportedly killed. Authorities put the death toll at 61. Protest leaders, though, are defiant and say the general strike will continue until Sudan transitions to a civilian government.

In this episode, we’ll discuss Sudan’s future and potential next steps for the popular uprising. Under what circumstances will the military share or give power to a civilian government? Join the conversation.

On this episode of The Stream, we are joined by:
Mohammed Ameen @moaamin90
Spokesperson, Sudan Change Now

Hiba Morgan @hiba_morgan
Journalist, Al Jazeera

Husam Osman Mahgoub @HusamOm
Spokesperson, Sudanese Engineers Syndicate

Read more:
Sudan’s military blames protesters for deadly crackdown – Al Jazeera