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Transition in peril: on military crackdown in Sudan

The military should end the crackdown in Sudan and pave the way for democracy

The resignation of Sudan?s civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has pushed the country, already battered by political instability, anti-military protests and violence, into further chaos. Mr. Hamdok, who was ousted in a military coup in October and then reinstated as part of an agreement, failed to convince the protesters that he could form an independent technocratic government that would complete Sudan?s democratic transition. As violent clashes continued, Mr. Hamdok, who was called a ?traitor? by the protesters, was left with no other option but to go. The crisis is of the military?s own making. Sudan was on a slow but steady transition towards democracy under the Sovereignty Council, which was formed as part of a power-sharing agreement between the Generals and the civilian leaders. But General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan



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