Sudan’s transition: what are the chances of success?

The country could still revert to military dictatorship, as happened with two earlier attempts at democratic transition.

Peaceful mass protests led to the military ouster of Omar al-Bashir, ending his 30-year rule in 2019. A power-sharing agreement between the military and civilians has given much to hope for in ending Sudan’s civil wars and ushering in democratic governance. But analysis of the achievements and challenges of the transition so far show that while noteworthy progress has been made, significant challenges remain.

About the author

Shewit Woldemichael is a Researcher with the Africa Peace and Security Governance Programme of the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa. Her research focuses on African peace and security issues.

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