From: Inside Story

How to end Sudan’s political crisis?

Protesters in Sudan are demanding the resignation of the interim government.

Sudan has been led by a government made up of both civilian and military leaders for more than two years.

But tension has risen between those in charge of steering the country towards elections under a 2019 power-sharing deal.

That involves the Forces of Freedom and Change – a civilian coalition that led the protests against longtime leader Omar al-Bashir.

Now a faction of that group is demanding larger representation in the transitional government. Its supporters held anti-government protests on Saturday.

While those who back the military have called on the generals to take control of the country, thousands are holding a sit-in in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum.

Sudan’s prime minster has warned his nation is facing its worst political crisis in recent years.

So, could this affect the transition into democratic rule?

Presenter: Peter Dobbie


Mubarak Ardol – Government official and chair of the Political Bureau for the Democratic Alliance for Social Justice

Waleed Madibo – President of the Sudan Policy Forum

Hajooj Kuka – Member of Girifna, a non-violent resistance movement, and award-winning filmmaker