Can Sudan’s transition succeed this time?


Sudan’s transition has made significant progress, and the country’s removal from the US state sponsors of terrorism list is a major step to accessing financial support from international institutions. Nevertheless, the economy is flagging and vital steps such as setting up the legislative council and starting transitional justice and security sector reform are yet to begin.

Of more concern is whether the military will hand over power to civilian leaders – a process which should have started in March. As the transition’s two-year mark approaches in August, this seminar launches a new ISS report on lessons from the failure of successive popular political transitions in Sudan.

Simultaneous English-Arabic interpretation will be provided for this event.

Chair: Andrews Atta-Asamoah, Head, Africa Peace and Security Governance, ISS Addis Ababa


Shewit Woldemichael, Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa

Prof Guma Kunda KomeyHead, Peace Program, The Carter Center, Sudan, and Associate Professor, University of Bahri, Khartoum, Sudan

Boitshoko Mokgatlhe, Coordinator, Sudan and South Sudan Unit, Peace and Security Department, AU Commission

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