The Stream

‘Victory or Egypt’: What can Sudan learn from its neighbour?

The Stream explores the power-sharing agreement between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and pro-democracy opposition.

A path to democracy could now exist in Sudan after a power-sharing agreement was reached on Friday between the ruling Transitional Military Council and opposition leaders. The deal was welcomed as progress by both sides.

Some pro-democracy activists, though, remain sceptical of the military’s intentions, drawing comparisons to the 2011 Egyptian revolution in which the late Mohamed Morsi – that country’s first democratically-elected president – was overthrown in a coup.

Some Sudanese activists view the outcome of the Egyptian uprising as a cautionary tale, and many protesters in the streets of Khartoum chanted “Victory or Egypt” after the removal of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.

In this episode, The Stream talks to Sudanese and Egyptian activists to break down the similarities, and differences, between their respective revolutions.


On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Ammar Hamoda, @AmmarHamoda
External Information Secretary in the Unionist Alliance, Sudan

Marine Alneel, @MarineAlneel
Sudanese activist

Omar Ashour, @DrOmarAshour
Associate Professor of Security Studies & Founding Director, Critical Security Studies

Mohamed AbdelFattah, @mfatta7
Egyptian journalist

Read more:
‘Our revolution won’: Sudan’s opposition lauds deal with military – Al Jazeera
Sudan: No to a rotten compromise! Finish the revolution! – In Defence of Marxism

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